Johannesburg Travel Guide

The complex, in Milpark, has the area’s best shopping, thanks to its many boutiques that showcase creative young talent.

The Barnes & Noble of South Africa carries international fashion magazines, novels, story collections, cookbooks, and more.

The gallery, known for contemporary South African art, is surrounded by 400 thirty-foot-tall variegated aluminum "fins" that reference a protective Zulu kraal, or livestock enclosure.

A full range of spa services—from express mani-pedis, facials, and waxing to full-body table massages—is offered at this sanctuary. Fight off jet lag with a deep-breathing session at the on-site oxygen bar, where the blasts of pure O2 are infused with aromatherapy essences.

From Mrs. Ball’s chutneys to locally harvested rooibos teas, this gourmet shop stocks a wide selection of South African food products.

The century-old Kitchener's Carvery Bar, in Braamfontein, once hosted the titular commander of Britain’s Boer War force; with a dance floor, disco ball and a healthy supply of the local Castle Lager, it’s now a favorite with the design crowd—and the best place for a toast in this vibrant city.

The glittering necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets displayed at this high-end jewelry shop are all designed and made in South Africa.

A safari operator with 70 camps in nine countries, Wilderness has been a champion of responsible travel in Africa for nearly 30 years. Overseeing a portfolio of more than 7.4 million acres of protected land, Wilderness supports 40 projects that benefit 1,250 endangered species, i

Snag a table in the tree-shaded central courtyard for the "Canteen breakfast," with eggs, lamb sausage, mushrooms, and tomatoes.

Open to all walk-in passengers for a fee of R300 (about $36), this African-style lounge is the perfect place to unwind between flights.

Alongside the Toblerone and Belgian Cote d’Or treats at this duty-free emporium, you’ll find the justifiably famous Chocolats Marionettes—handmade in Knysna along South Africa’s Garden Route.