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Rosebank, Johannesburg, Gauteng

Rosebank JohannesburgRosebank, an old established Johannesburg suburb, has always been a classy area, with a mix of business, shops, and entertainment spaces, surrounded by a leafy residential area with stately homes.

Today, many of the original homes have been replaced by an extended modern business hub, which is served by excellent shops, eateries, entertainment and a sophisticated, buzzing nightlife.

Rosebank is also a station on the Gautrain Network; is only 35 minutes from the OR Tambo Airport; and is conveniently close to all the places that really matter in Jozi – Sandton, “The Parks“, well known for their village atmosphere, and the inner-city.

Rosebank is special in its “walkability”. Here you can combine drinks, dinner, a movie and some “clubbing” all in one evening, and each at a different venue, without once having to get into a car to drive between places.

Grace Hotel, Rosebank, JohannesburgFor visitors, there are a number of luxurious hotels. Apart from comfortable rooms they boast splendid restaurants and gorgeous cocktail lounges. At the Hyatt Regency, the Ndau Lounge is known for its Tea Amo, a high tea experience. The Grace’s secluded, romantic Dining Room restaurant overlooks a rooftop terrace and pool.

At the Crowne Plaza – The Rosebank, the Circle Bar serves some of the best cocktails in one of the most fantastic lounges you will encounter in all of South Africa. A quieter option is The Monarch, a real Rosebank gem, situated in the refurbished Old Post Office building.

Shopping Malls in RosebankIf it is shopping you are after, then you will find Rosebank just the place. Offering a phenomenal range of merchandise, from the top end specialist boutiques to outlets attracting the younger hip crowd, you are bound to find that very special item to suit your individual style.

There are three main shopping complexes – The Firs, Rosebank Mall and The Zone@Rosebank, and the smaller Rosebank Mews with its modelling agencies,  and Mutual Square.

The Bank Nightclub, Rosebank, Johannesburg

Rosebank’s Design District has a thriving nightlife with cafes, cocktail bars playing live music and sophisticated, vibey clubs. Most notable are The SET, Capital Cafe, The Bank, Hush and Latinova. Situated at The Firs, Katzy’s, a trendy venue for the famous, is the perfect place for that pre-dinner cocktail or post-dinner cigar.

Rosebank Art Galleries

Rosebank is home to art galleries of an international standard. These including the well-known GoodmanEverard Read and Circa on Jellicoe, as well as a couple of galleries at The Firs.

African Craft Market and Rooftop Market, RosebankThe African Craft Market is a top tourist attraction, with art and curios from a number of African countries, with more than seventy talented artists under one roof. Enjoy hours of browsing through home décor items, curios  and more serious pieces of art.

The Rooftop Market at the Rosebank Mall has been voted the top market in Johannesburg for many years. Find the most amazing products for the home, health, curiosities and of course the unbelievable deli section.

Pavement cafés, courtyard dining and restaurants abound. Take time off to enjoy a top class coffee or al fresco gourmet light lunch amid the upmarket buzz. If its a good movie you are after, The Rosebank Mall has a bank of cinema nouveau options.

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