Things to do, places to visit

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Photographic exhibit at FotoZA (Rosebank Mall)

‘Dog Magic’ by Emma O’ Brien

On display until the end of April, Emma O’ Brien’s display ‘highlights the prejudice that shelter dogs are ‘less than’ their pedigree counterparts.

Emma states: “Just because a dog doesn’t look a certain way or fulfil a certain pure-breed stereotype doesn’t mean that they will be troublesome, love you less or disappoint you. I have often found rescue dogs delightfully contrary to people’s misconceptions. That’s what I aim to communicate through my work.”

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Johannesburg Zoo

There are over 320 animal species housed at the Johannesburg Zoo which is situated in close proximity to Zoo Lake. Night and day tours, school holiday programmes and more make the Zoo an ideal outing for the entire family.


The corner of Jan Smuts Avenue and Upper Park Drive, Parkview.

Operating times

9am – 5:30pm Monday – Sunday. Last visitors allowed entrance – 4pm.


Tel: 0116462000 Ext 2207 Website


Johannesburg Botanical Gardens/ Emmarentia Dam

Established originally as a Rose Garden in Emmarentia, the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens now also encompass Emmarentia Dam, a Herb Garden, Japanese Garden and more.

On holidays and weekend people camp along the dam’s shores and canoe on its calm waters.



At present due to COVID restrictions the CitySightseeing Bus  only operates on a Saturday. Comprising a Green and Red Tour, the former travels through Rosebank stopping at the Johannesburg Zoo, the Military Museum and Constitution Hill.

The Red City Bus takes the visitor to the Apartheid Museum and the Gold Reef City Theme Park.

We can organise your tours or you can visit CitySightseeing to pre-book. In addition, should you be travelling on to Cape Town we can reserve your seats on those tour buses as well!

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