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Johannesburg South Africa Holiday: Maboneng Precinct

A friend of mine once said, “To live is to travel. We all need to travel because of the exposure that comes with traveling. The experiences, different cultures and the lessons we learn is what also makes traveling worth every penny.” And for me, I strongly agree with this. My trip to Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg South Africa, was an experience I will always cherish.

We only planned this trip a few days before my birthday and as soon as all the arrangements were in place, I could not wait. We left Zimbabwe on the 22nd of December and I could have never imagined what an experience this trip was going to be. We had quite a safe Journey and before we knew it, we were already done checking in at the Hotel, freshening up and getting ready to go and explore Maboneng Precinct.

For those of you who have never heard about the Maboneng Precinct, It is an urban neighborhood  situated on the eastern side of the Johannesburg business district offering retail stores, entertainment venues and restaurants mixed with residential, offices and industrial spaces that appeal to a wide variety of people and businesses. As a blogger and content creator, I can’t begin to describe how such a notion gets me so excited; especially because of its creative take on history, architecture, art and Fashion. From fine restaurants and entertainment venues, retail stores and art galleries, this is a place I would genuinely recommend anyone looking for inspiration and just unwinding.

We stayed at the 12 decades hotel during our 10-day trip to this cultural hub. During our stay, I did try to capture some of the moments with my phone. Here is what I managed to capture:

12 Decades Hotel | Johannesburg Hotel

Our Room during our 10-day stay.
Entrance to the hotel foyer.
Front of the hotel.

The Food 

This had to be one of my favorite things to do during the trip, I am sure you could tell from my Instagram. We made an effort to try out different types of foods during our stay. Mostly for our lunch and dinner. Here are some of the tasty bites that got us hooked:

Breakfast served courtesy of Pata Pata Restaurant which was next to the hotel we were staying at.
Finger foods from an Indian place called Thali’s place.
Steak, fries, veggies and some shrimp at The Agog. Oh how I loved this. This was made at the most exquisite place in Maboneng and I highly recommend that you pay them a visit next time you find yourself in Johannesburg.
This salad was life!
Cheese Platter also From The Agog
Some food from Thali’s Indian food. This was fire. The Chilli was something else.
This was mixture of different tasty foods which we ate at The Homestead Restaurant.
This was our lunch, made at  Pata Pata.
Eggs Benedict, which was also made at Pata Pata.
This cheese platter From The Agog oh my God. I am sure i am even going to try this at home. (Yeah, it was that GOOD).

Gorgeous Spaces

A view from the hotel room (Source)
Pata Pata Restaurant
Homestead Restaurant
A sight from the exquisite Agog at the lower floor called The nine Barrels. This is a place to be if you are a wine lover.

The Drinks

What’s a travel diary without mentioning the drinks that made us feel lighter? haha

Mojito cocktail from News Cafe.
They call this the Flaming Lamborghini. Oh my Word!
I am not sure which drink this was because I had this drink around 12 midnight and nobody remembers anything that happens during those hours. I had this at the Nine Barrels.
The Zombie Cocktail from The News Cafe.

Views From Maboneng Precinct

Can you believe that inside that truck is a cooking area for a food place called Cocobel? The lady there makes the best pancakes.
Johannesburg Holiday: Maboneng Precinct

Johannesburg Holiday: Maboneng Precinct

Johannesburg Holiday: Maboneng Precinct

The Outfits

Met David Tlale, This was the icing on the cake.

Side Note: The Agog, like I mentioned earlier is such a marvelous place. Visit them when you get the chance.

Thank you for stopping by.

Love & Light!