Trendy, vibey Maboneng is an urban, creative hub filled with contemporary art galleries, studios and artisan shops and restaurants. It’s a Johannesburg neighbourhood that simply must be visited, at least once. If you do find yourself in the area, here are three things you have to try…
The Bioscope Independent Cinema
If you want to catch a movie during your visit to Johannesburg, The Bioscope offers a unique experience for movie-goers. The 47-seat cinema showcases classic, contemporary and independent films, as well as live shows, concerts and signature movie and food pairing events.
Tickets for movies are around R80 per person. Check their website for pricing of movie and food pairing events and bookings.
Gin tasting at Time Anchor Distillery in Maboneng
Time Anchor Distillery, Johannesburg’s very first craft distillery, provides unique and intimate gin tasting experiences. The distillery offers up a range of curated tasting experiences, from connoisseur tastings, gin & chocolate tastings and their rather famous gin Masterclasses. While you’re there, be sure to check out the 120 000 5c coins (hand-laid) that cover the floor of the tasting room. Epic!
Check out the distillery website for tours and bookings.
Find them on 7 Sivewright Avenue, New Doornfontein, Johannesburg.
Visit The Anthill
The Anthill is an expansive collaborative space that houses the fantastic Gallery Fanon – an art gallery that showcases and emphasises local Johannesburg artists. The building also has a coffee shop, performance space, artist studios and a pool-side cafe-bar – so bring your bathing suit!
Find the building on Commissioner Street, Maboneng.