Too scared to visit Johannesburg? Discovering how the city is transforming, with hip eateries and cool bars (and it's handy for a detour to Richard Branson's luxury safari lodge)

I'd once read that a tour company advised its customers to run from taxis into their hotels in Johannesburg, to avoid being robbed.
The city has always had crime problems and drastic issues with wealth disparity, and still does. But many areas have been impressively regenerated with one, Maboneng, I discover, feeling a little like London's Shoreditch or Manchester's Northern Quarter, with bars in shipping containers and a population of artists, architects, hipsters, entrepreneurs and models. It even has its own shuttlebus.
The precinct also harbours world-class restaurants, such as the... read more

 
31 March 2018 in Travel, Views: 139
Source: Daily Mail
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