Rosebank, lying in between Joburg’s historic CBD and the newer Sandton business district, is a popular destination for both business and leisure. An expansive shopping centre – the Rosebank Mall – is at the heart of the neighbourhood, and visitors can also wander busy pedestrian streets lined with restaurants, cafes and shops.
CULTURE AND ART
A neighbourhood with art at its heart, Keyes Art Mile (keyesartmile.co.za) is transforming the formerly quite Keyes Avenue into an eclectic fusion of art, design and architecture. This series of galleries and exhibition spaces showcases a thoughtful combination of local and international artists, vibrant design shops and artisan eateries. Spend an afternoon meandering the tree-lined cobbled avenues and take in the wonderful juxtaposition of old and new. Home to the century-old Everard Read, Circa Gallery as well as the new jewel in Keyes Art Mile’s crown: the Trumpet building. As the sun begins to melt away, take to Marble restaurant (marble.restaurant) on the top floor for a live-fire culinary experience and breath-taking views to match.
The Zone @ Rosebank is a melting pot of indoor and outdoor spaces, tucked away in the up-market suburbs of Joburg. Perfectly fusing luxury brands and local labels, this exclusive mall is a haven for shopaholics. For a taste of more authentic South Africa, get in amongst the vibrant pulse of Rosebank Rooftop Market (rosebankartandcraftmarket.co.za) as vendors flock together to offer a tremendous array of African curios, craft and art, both old and new. Stalls often sell similar articles in this vivacious, maze-like market, and merchants are passionate advocates of their products, so expect to try to your hand at bartering for your souvenirs.
FOOD & DRINKS
Striking a balance between edgy exposed brick, art deco furnishing and subtle lighting, The Grillhouse Rosebank (thegrillhouse.co.za) exudes a warm and inviting atmosphere. Serving up American-style cuisine with a twist, this award-winning steakhouse is famed for its grill menu – sample the springbok carpaccio or biltong basket, followed by the exquisite New York Sirloin with a side of pap and punchy chakalaka.
Like the sound of Rosebank? The Saxon can organise immersive city-tours throughout your stay with us. Enquire today:
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