Lovely pizzas and friendly staff, on a well-patrolled street of secondhand bookshops and thrift stores - a rarity in the city. Cash only, so bring some with you, or go to the ATM up the street.
7th Avenue, Melville 2196, South Africa
011 726 2614
Google map: tinyurl.com/39epy4x
I was amazed to find this relic of the old South Africa not only still standing but serving exactly the same banana malts (with fresh fruit) and hamburgers as in 1949, when I lived here as a kid with my American family.
Louis Botha Avenue, Highlands North
Linger Longer, in the suburb of Sandton–French style food with South African flavours, fantastic place to eat (not for the budget conscious though!), in the elegant dining rooms or on the shady terrace. We had a selection of mouthwatering starters (porcini, enormous oysters, scallops, crocodile curry, langoustines, and more) which barely left room for the delicious main course and delicate desserts!
The sommelier can tell you all you need to know about South African wines. Book to avoid disappointment.
Cresta is a Shopping Mall in Jo'burg. It has more down-to-earth shops than the largely touristy Sandton City/Nelson Mandela Square. You will find Woolworth’s, PicknPay, sports, clothing, bookshops etc, and it will be busy as it is very popular. Car parking is safe as it has the usual 'stewards' in every area.
Visit Mandela square in Sandton City. A vibrant shopping mall with a square that sizzles in the evening from all those lovely restaurants. A good place to eat is Montego Bay. Under the watchful eye of the biggest Mandela statue - you'll enjoy a nice seafood or other dinner.
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