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Best Weekend Getaway – Sun City

‘A weekend well spent brings a week of content,’ the saying goes, and we couldn’t agree more! We’ve learnt when Joburgers want to escape the rat race, they head to Sun City (best weekend getaway). There are many leisure activities from water park fun to...

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Best Theatre – Teatro at Montecasino

Joburg’s passion for the arts runs deep – and luckily, world-class productions are regularly staged on our doorstep. For a whopping 10 years, the Teatro at Montecasino (best theatre) has scooped Joburgers’ vote in our Best of Joburg competition. This theatre at the Montecasino entertainment...

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Best Spot To Take Out-of-Towners – Joint Winners: Maboneng Precinct & The Wilds Municipal Nature Reserve

Joburg gets many visitors ... and while there’s much to do, see and explore in our City of Gold, two spots come up trumps. Maboneng Precinct and The Wilds Municipal Nature Reserve (joint winners of best spot to take out-of-towners) are seriously trendy places to visit....

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Best Spot to Watch The Big Game – Boktown at Montecasino

When it comes to the really big rugby games, the TV screen at home just won’t do. You need a place with a big screen ... we mean a really big screen. You need fellow supporters around so you can cheer together, celebrate together and,...

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Best Special Event Venue – The Park House of Events on 7

Some events are just too big to host at home (huge birthday bashes, massive bar mitzvahs, large weddings) –  and corporate events always need a suitable venue. Enter The Park House of Events on 7 (best special event venue) ... a grand space that can...

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Best Radio Station in Jozi – 947

A drive on our city’s streets is not the same without 947 (best radio station) – which, can you believe, has been on our airwaves since 1964. This station has scooped a win in the Best of Joburg competition for 20 years! It’s said to...

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Best Radio Show – 947 Breakfast Club

Mornings in Joburg simply wouldn’t be the same without Anele, Frankie, Thembekile, Alex and Cindy giving us our morning wake-up call on the 947 Breakfast Club (best radio show). How’d 947 describe them? ‘They’re full of laughs, loud and impossible not to love.’ Clearly Joburgers...

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Best Radio Personality – Anele Mdoda

With her radio station and show bagging the titles of best in the city, it’s no wonder Anele Mdoda (best radio personality) is Joburg’s fave on the airwaves. (In fact, back in 2008 she was rated the ‘hottest thing on radio’ by legend, Alex Jay.)...

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Best Local TV Programme – Carte Blanche

The only way to round off the weekend... When you say the words ‘carte blanche’ to a Joburger (make that a South African), the first thing that comes to mind isn’t the meaning of the word (the freedom to act as you like). We think...

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Best Sports Presenter – Nick Mallett

The ref has thoroughly ticked you off. Or the rugby game’s not going too well and you need someone to restore your sense of calm. Or the match is going brilliantly. Who do you turn to? Joburg turns to Nick Mallett (best sports presenter) on...

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Best Local Sports Hero – Caster Semenya

She’s a whizz on the athletics track – have you seen her run the 800m? Gasp! She has a string of gold medals. Now she has one more (very important) victory – she’s won Joburgers’ hearts. Who are we talking about? Come on ... the...

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Best Instagram Celeb & Best Local TV Personality – Bonang Matheba

We always need a little inspo and motivation to kick-start our day ... and luckily The Gram gives us just that, especially style icon (and Jozi’s favourite) Bonang Matheba (best Instagram celeb) and (best local TV personality). Being recognised as a trendsetter isn’t new to...

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Best Hotel – Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff

We Joburgers have gotta know where the very best hotels are when friends and family from afar come to stay ... and we’d like to have our own mini escape within the city for a night or two. Joburgers’ choice lies with the Four Seasons...

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Best Gym – Virgin Active

Sit-ups. Push-ups. Runs on the treadmill. It’s time to beat the bulge ... so step into your local Virgin Active (best gym). We find we actually enjoy working out at this gym – which is just what Virgin Active is on a mission to do...

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Best Golf Course – Randpark Golf Club

Calling all golfers ... how would you sum up the perfect golf course? According to Randpark Golf Club (best golf course), it  ‘should be a true test to the professional golfer, yet friendly and forgiving enough to the everyday member, posing a good challenge to...

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Best Food Market & Best Craft Market – Fourways Farmers Market

The market vibe is all the rage ... and if it’s a Friday evening (or plan to go on a Sunday), we know just the market you need to be at. Don’t trust us? Then trust Joburg ... the Fourways Farmers Market (best food market)...

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Best Cinema Complex – Nu Metro Hyde Park Corner

Thrills. Spills. Romance. Salty popcorn. Eyes glued to a big screen. And waves of excitement. Is there any better way to kick back for an afternoon (gosh, any time from morning to night!) than to watch a movie and find yourself transported to another world?...

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Best Car Brand – Mercedes Benz

Slide into a luxurious Mercedes Benz (best car brand) and count your blessings. Sleek. Safe. And seriously luxurious designs ... this brand has been in the country for the past six decades. You’ll find smart cars, passenger cars, trucks, buses and even vans in the...

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Best Boutique Hotel – Fairlawns Boutique Hotel

Escape to Fairlawns Boutique Hotel (best boutique hotel), and you’ll undoubtedly feel as though you’ve escaped into a fairytale. A gorgeous garden. A manicured lawn that almost looks like a carpet. A crystal clear, über-relaxing pool. And that’s just the outside area! The suites are...

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Best Art Gallery – Goodman Gallery

If you have a taste for escaping into a world of art, then the Goodman Gallery (best art gallery) is where you’ll find the very best local and international art ... in fact, it’s on a mission to grow the arts in SA. This gallery...

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