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South Africa - Top 6 Sharp Sharp spots

neighbourgoods market johannesburg

There are things you expect the moment you board on the plane to South Africa.

Magical animals, neverending sunsets, tribal souvenirs and neverending amazing natural environment. All this stereotypes are of course well represented but South Africa has in fact a lot more to offer. Saturday and Sunday morning in central Johannesburg - to be fair, the 2 safe areas in the city, Maboneng and Braamfontein - and Cape Town, remind more of the brunch scene in New York and the cool streets of San Francisco, than anything else.

Today we explore my interactions with the hipster scene in South Africa.

1. Neighbourgoods Market [WEB]
WHERE: Central Johannesburg, Braamfontein area - Saturdays 9-15. Also in Cape Town, called Sugarmill Market.
WHY GO: Food stalls, drinks, live music, local designers and too-cool-for-school crowd.
WHAT: Make sure to stick to the area around the market, Joburg can get nasty if you walk away - see more about our visit.
neighbourgoods market johannesburg

2. Arts on Main [WEB]
WHERE: Central Johannesburg, Maboneng area - Sundays 10-16.
WHY GO: Food stalls, drinks, live music, local designers and art. Rooftop salsa. Hipster crowd too.
WHAT: Make sure to stick to the few streets around the market and restaurants - see more about our visit.
Arts on Main, Maboneng, Johannesburg

3. Living Room [WEB]
WHERE: Central Johannesburg, Maboneng area, Saturdays 11-19 & Sundays 11-21.
WHY GO: Open rooftop lounge covered with greenery, cool drinks and great house music.
WHAT: Perfect place to drop by after a visit to Arts on Main - better on Sunday.
Living Room, Maboneng, Johannesburg

4. The Holmes Brothers [WEB]
WHERE: Cape Town, 50 Kloof street.
WHY GO: Durban's own brand, everything is limited edition yet affordable.
WHAT: Cool tees, shirts and the most awesome bomber jacket.
Bomber by Holmes Borthers, Durban fashion brand

5. Kloof St & Long St [MAP]
WHERE: Cape Town, coolest streets in town.
WHY GO: Organic cafés, models, restaurants, vintage, bars, skateboards, local brands, you name it... From our lovely hotel, to the coolest ceramics, it's a perfect blend between hipster and colonial buildings.
WHAT: Cool tees, shirts and the most awesome bomber jacket.
shopping along kloof and long street in Cape Town

6. Bo Kaap [MAP]
WHERE: Cape Town, colorful Malay neighborhood.
WHY GO: Perfect for streetstyle photography. Nelly's SS15 catalogue was shot there.
WHAT: Rainbow houses.
colorful houses in Bo Kaap, in Cape Town

*Sharp Sharp [WEB]

More than a book it's the perfect summary of all the coolness that South Africa offers but you never really realized, until landing there.

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