Trendspotting: February’s most popular features

Every month we look back at the most popular features on our website to bring you the past month’s biggest highlights in case you missed ’em.

Here’s a look at what captured our reader’s attention online this month.

Trending: In February new cases of coronavirus started to rapidly reduce, reaching their lowest since June 2020. Even more hope for the end of the pandemic arrived with the rollout of vaccinations and the first South African, Zoliswa Gidi-Dyosi a nurse in Cape Town, was vaccinated on February 17. The month ended on another high note with a move down to a Level 1 lockdown. The summer may officially be over, but the sun definitely feels like it’s shining!

Hiking holidays in Gauteng

Safari tent accommodation at B’Sorah Trails in the Magaliesberg

This summer we’ve been working together with Gauteng Tourism on a new series of guides to exploring Gauteng’s many attractions, from art to adventure and the great outdoors. The Easter holidays are on the way and our guide to the best places to stay over and hike in Gauteng really hit the spot. Start planning your next hiking getaway here!

The Joburg market revival

Walala Wasala market returns to 27 Boxes in Melville on March 6

After a topsy turvy few months of bans and closures, Covid restrictions are finally stabilising and lots of the city’s weekend markets are operating again. There are also some new markets on the scene too, and judging by the popularity of our markets guide Joburgers have seriously been missing their market days. Can’t wait to visit a market again? Here’s a look at where to go.

Where to eat out in Rosebank

The Zone@Rosebank. Photo by Subodh Agnihotri / Shutterstock

Packed with sidewalk cafes, Rosebank is always a favourite if you want to eat outdoors. The neighbourhood has been having a major revamp recently and there are more places to go out and eat in Rosebank than ever before. From casual cafes to glitzy rooftops, here’s where to eat in Rosebank.

Great coffee shops to sit outside

The terrace at Vice Coffee in Craighall Park. Photo by Rachel Dzenga

In February we launched our new monthly coffee column with local coffee aficionado Rachel Dzenga, aka @JoziCoffeeSpots. First up Rachel shared her favourite hidden coffee shops with the loveliest courtyards, terraces and gardens. Searching for somewhere new to sit outside with a coffee? Read Rachel’s guide here.

February’s new restaurants

The glam bar counter at Proud Mary, a new restaurant and bar at the voco Hotel in Rosebank

Joburg’s restaurant scene is starting to heat up again and there are lots of exciting new restaurants, pop-ups and foodie experiences launching soon in the city. Our monthly #FreshlyPlated round-up of all the latest new places to eat out is always a hit – and this month’s edition was absolutely packed with new places to go. Get up to speed with what’s new here.

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