Johannesburg’s crafters, designers and textile makers feature amongst the best in the world. Take a memento of your time in this beautiful city home.

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Henriette Botha studio

15 minutes driving time | 7.5 km / 4.5mi

If you are looking for a piece of jewellery that is timeless and unique then a visit to Henriette Botha studio is a must. Their jewellery is thoughtfully designed to be easy-to-wear, sleek, subtle and timeless. It’s the perfect addition to your everyday wardrobe, and can just as easily be layered and dressed up for those ultimate statement moments.

Mary Jean fine handmade jewellery

13 minutes driving time | 7 km / 4mi

A visit to Mary Jean fine handmade jewellery for a unique piece of African jewellery that follows bold, geometric patterns and meaningful symbols is also a must for anyone looking for a special keepsake. 

Umbala Fine Gemstones

Consultation at the hotel

Should you wish to have a piece of jewellery created uniquely for you the founder of Umbala will meet with you at the hotel to design a signature piece for you, they are also able to supply some well known and exotic gemstones, all responsibly sourced, for an existing piece you may want to finish off.  



10 minutes driving time | 3 km / 1.8mi

If you are looking for a handbag or wish to explore garments made from local materials using ancient African techniques, then Hamethop is for you


Black Bottom Couture

25 minutes driving time | 17 km / 10.5mi

Should you wish to have something made specifically for you then designer Zanele Lwana from Black Bottom Couture will create your uniquely African onceoff design.

Loin Cloth + Ashes

50 minutes driving time | 50 km / 31mi
Loin Cloth + Ashes is an African based fashion and lifestyle brand created by Tanzanian born designer Anisa Mpungwe that explores a modern, functional and relevant design approach with a neo-African point of view. They merge traditional methods and new techniques to form exaggerated shapes while exploring eclectic fabrics that last long beyond a season.

The Box Shop

40 minutes driving time | 29km / 18mi

Should you wish to incorporate a historical Soweto visit to your itinerary then a visit to the Box Shop located in Vilikazi Street is a must. The distinctive two-story contemporary building was built entirely from shipping containers and is envisaged as a space where local entrepreneurs can grow and develop their brands.  


14 minutes driving time | 8km / 5mi

If you are looking for a special memento to take home, a visit to Amatuli in Kramerville, located 12-minutes from the hotel, is a must.

Amatuli Artefacts Johannesburg

44 Stanley

20 minutes driving time | 12km / 7mi

Meander through 44 Stanley, the mixed-use development that fuses downtown urbanism with subtle sophistication. A mix of carefully curated, bespoke stores and independent restaurants gives the centre an authenticity that runs through eating, drinking, shopping, working and living experiences. Shady arcades and green courtyards between what was once a series of industrial 1930’s buildings make this a unique Johannesburg space. 

44 Stanley