Trendspotting: April’s most popular reads

Every month we look back at the most popular reads on the Johannesburg In Your Pocket website to bring you the past month’s biggest stories in case you missed ’em.

TRENDING IN APRIL: Both Easter and Freedom Day fall in April and this is always a popular time of year for South Africans to head off on holiday. Since the coronavirus came along and upended our lives, long weekend breaks and day trips have become especially popular and our guide to Gauteng’s hiking trails has been a major hit, as has our round-up of 15 ideas for where to go on your next Gauteng day trip.

Here’s a look at the latest reads that captured our readers’ attention.

Great restaurant gardens and courtyards

The courtyard at Razor Charlie

Joburg is blessed with the sunniest weather and many restaurants and cafes offer a street terrace or balcony for dining outdoors. In the Covid age the option to dine outdoors is a must for many Joburgers, so we took a look at the Joburg restaurants with the most atmospheric courtyards and spacious gardens for al fresco dining. Discover some great places to eat outdoors here.

Where to enjoy High Tea in Joburg

High Tea at Just Teddy

Decadent profiteroles, pots of tea, fluffy scones and the most Instagrammable spread of colourful macarons, Joburgers love a classic High Tea. Pre-Covid Joburg’s luxury hotels were the go-to destinations, although now there are some fantastic patisserie High Teas to enjoy too. Plan your next Joburg High Tea experience with our guide.

The new-look city – reasons to love Joburg

Joburg views from the new Jewel City precinct

For some Joburg is a city that they love to hate, although here at Johannesburg In Your Pocket we are always looking for those shiny sparks that remind us why we love where we live. From creative hubs to walkable new precincts, in April we took a look at the ambitious new spaces reshaping Joburg. Nine new reasons to love Joburg.

Fun Gauteng attractions for families

A giant toucan at Montecasino Bird Gardens
Photo by Axel Bührmann, CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Just in time for the school holidays, we took a look at some of the most fun attractions for families in Joburg. From ziplines and rollercoasters to bird gardens and child-friendly museums, here are 15 fun and family-friendly local attractions.

#FreshlyPlated April restaurant news

Calamari at The Grillroom & Sushi Bar

Every month in our #FreshlyPlated restaurant blog we present a rundown of all the latest new cafes, restaurants and bars opening soon in Joburg. April saw a bumper crop of new venues opening across Joburg. Read our round-up of nine new dining hotspots coming soon.

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