JOBURG

Quick Encounters are perfect for locals and travelers alike who want to experience special places and meet inspiring people. These are not lengthy tours but quick, mini events – typically visiting significant places that you would not enjoy as much, or find as meaningful, if you visited it on your own.

Whether it is a specific museum exhibit, a street art district, a stunning public space, an astonishing viewpoint or just a fantastic eatery, we take you to significant spaces & places and introduce you to inspiring people.

Our Quick Encounters are free to members, but a ticket price is charged to attend if you are not a member (covering the hosting and organizing of the event). Where museum or venue entrance fees apply and any food and drink you enjoy on the day, are for your own account on the day.

 

Schedule of upcoming Joburg Quick Encounters:

Saturday 27 April, 12noon-2pm:
Italian delicacies & Historic bar

We visit Joburg’s most famous Italian Deli, Super Sconto in Orange Grove, shopping up a storm while exploring some of the incredible Italian Migrant Stories of our city. We then amble across the road for drinks at Radium Beer Hall, the longest-running bar in Johannesburg.

Meet at Super Sconto, House 169, Corner 5th Street Tirren, 171 Louis Botha Ave, Orange Grove.

Costs:
LocalPlaces members attend for free
If you are not a member, the fee to join is R100 per person
Food, drinks, and shopping for your own account on the day.

 

Sunday 28 April, 11am-1pm:
Newtown’s iconic shoes & Sunday drinks
We meet at Newtown Junction, famous for its famous local-brands shoe shops. From the inspiring Drip to Bathu, Vaya and more. If you are looking for the trendiest casual shoe brands, proudly South African owned, then this is where to go. Afterwards, we chill at Bantu Kral for some gin & tonics and Sunday drinks.

Meet at the fountain in the square at Newtown Junction at 11am.

Costs:
LocalPlaces members attend for free
If you are not a member, the fee to join is R100 per person.
All food, drinks, and shopping for your own account on the day.

 

Saturday 11 May, 2-4pm
Chinese foods & African fabrics
We visit Joburg’s most famous Chinese supermarket, Sui Hing Hong in First China Town to shop for some fantastic food ingredients before proceeding to the nearby Fabrics Africa store. A must do experience!

Meet in front of Sui Hing Hong, 17 Commissioner Street

Costs:
LocalPlaces members attend for free
If you are not a member, the fee to join is R100 per person.
All food, drinks, and shopping for your own account on the day.

 

Sunday 12 May, 11am-1pm  
Mango Lassi, Spices & Coffee
We visit Joburg’s most famous ‘juicery’ – renowned for their fresh fruit and sugar cane juice as well as lasis (juice mixed with yoghurt), before ambling around Fordsburg, enjoying some shopping for spices and delectable coffee in a secret coffee spot.

Meet in front of Dosa Hut, 48 Central Road, Fordsburg

Costs:
LocalPlaces members attend for free
If you are not a member, the fee to join is R100 per person.
All food, drinks, and shopping for your own account on the day.

 

To book your place, send a WhatsApp to +27 82 894 5216 or email to gerald@localplaces.co.za

Please do not phone as we are mostly busy hosting guests.
Send a message and we will contact you as soon as is possible. We will respond to your booking request and provide an online payment link for you to pay by bank card to secure the booking.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Guests participate in all LocalPlaces – JoburgPlaces events at their own risk. Neither JoburgPlaces, nor its guides and hosts, accept any responsibility whatsoever for any injury, accident or death that may occur while participating in a JoburgPlaces event, whether in a public or a private space.
A booking is only secured upon payment.
Provisional bookings will automatically be cancelled if not paid within 48 hours from making a booking.
Bookings cannot be cancelled once paid for any reason whatsoever and no refunds will be offered for cancelled bookings.
Bookings can be postponed to another date if postponed more than 30 days in advance of the booked date.
However, bookings cannot be postponed for any reason whatsoever within 30 days of the booked date, as we would lose the opportunity to take another booking for that slot.
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