The Dlala Nje is an NGO situated at the base of Ponte City.
You’re afraid of heights, as we all are, but it’s good therapy to face your fears. How about bungee jumping between two decommissioned silos in Orlando, Soweto? It’s safe, it’s fun and you learn so much about yourself once you let go and take that leap of faith.
We recently partied it up in Braamfontein after dark and like responsible adults, traded the drive home for a stay at The Bannister Hotel on De Beer Street. We highly recommend you check out this ‘cool kid’ hotel in the heart of Joburg’s sneaker capital. The Bannister Hotel rocks with great food, including sushi, and a popular bar serving craft beer, cocktails and an interesting selection of spirits. The stay is comfy and the staff stellar, to say the least.
With two venues in Joburg, La Rosa Mexican Grille and Tequileria is shooting up the Mexican cuisine ladder like Speedy Gonzales. If you’re looking for an authentic tequila experience then La Rosa is the place for you. Skip the salt and lime – it’s wrong anyway – and drink your shots straight, chased with a non-alcoholic sangrita (which means ‘little blood’ and is made up of tomato juice, orange juice and lime juice, plus something spicy). La Rosa prides itself on having an extensive tequila list, and their mission is to divide fact from fiction about tequila. For instance, the agave is not a cactus but related to the lily family – who would have guessed? By the way, La Rosa also serves excellent Mexican fare to line the stomach.
Yup. We went there. And you too can get lost in Sandton. Do some people watching on Nelson Mandela Square while you sip a cocktail, be a mall rat, hang out at one of the trendy bars like Skye Bar on the ninth floor of the Holiday Inn, go clubbing at Taboo and snap some pics for Instagram.
By Shawn Greyling