Hidden Gems for your Johannesburg Staycation

Posted on 28 November 2023 By Nomvelo Masango

The City of Gold is known for its hustle and bustle. However, beyond the bustling surface are a number of enigmatic treasures waiting to be discovered.

Since each corner of the vibrant city presents a new surprise for those who look hard enough, Johannesburg staycations can be quite an interesting experience.

If you plan on staying in Johannesburg this holiday season, here are some hidden gems to explore.

Lindfield Victorian House Museum, Auckland Park

If you would love to revisit the days of a bygone era, the Lindfield Victorian House Museum in Auckland Park is an excellent idea.

The museum is one of the city’s oldest houses and takes you on a journey back to a more gracious Victorian era.

You can take a tour of this amazing time capsule to enjoy stories that live within its walls. After the tour, you can relax and enjoy a high tea.

Prison Break Market, Midrand

Prison Break Market

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Ready to break out of your daily routine? You can do so by visiting Midrand’s interesting Prison Break Market.

The market has seven unique sheds which all offer something different. From arts and crafts to scrumptious foods, it is all available for you to enjoy. There is also a distillery which is worth visiting as it offers a brewing and wine tasting experience.

Moreover, there is an entertainment hall where events are normally held.

NIROX Sculpture Park

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Located at the Cradle of Humankind, the  NIROX Sculpture Park is where art and nature collide to enjoy a beautiful and breathtaking romance.

The expansive park showcases 50 permanent artworks from both local and international artists. The NIROX garden is 30 hectares in size and boasts trees, manicured lawns, lakes and winding pathways.

You can enjoy a picnic on the lawns or spend some time admiring the art as you meander through the beautiful garden.

44 Stanley, Milpark

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44 Stanley is a captivating mixed-use haven which is bursting with urban elegance.

The place is a good mixture of the city’s vibrancy and refined sophistication. It is also the perfect place to escape the city’s hustle and bustle.

You can enjoy some good food at the independent restaurants, satisfy your inner shopaholic at the bespoke stores and even enjoy a unique movie viewing experience.

The Victorian Secret, Benoni

 If you’re a foodie, it may be a good idea to explore The Victorian Secret. Dubbed Benoni’s best-kept secret, the café and French patisserie is located under a towering oak tree.

The establishment offers scrumptious breakfast dishes. You can also end your visit on a sweet note by enjoying some ice cream, brownies and other handcrafted bakery delights.

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