Maboneng Precinct found in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa is a place that truly sets my heart on fire and makes my soul sing. It is a happy place for any creative out there. That’s why exploring Maboneng South Africa is for everyone from locals to tourists.
This once declared no-go zone, received a face-lift of note in 2008 when the area was transformed into a cultural haven. “The precinct has since grown into Joburg’s most unusual and innovative areas. It offers live / work and entertainment opportunities within a fully integrated urban set-up”.
Market on Main
My family and I absolutely love the vibe and atmosphere that Maboneng has to offer. If you are looking for us on a Sunday morning there’s a very good chance we will be found at Market on Main. Sunday market vibes with an abundance of oh so yummy EVERYTHING. After we feed our faces, we casually walk the streets looking for new artwork. We love the Precinct so much that in December 2016 we did a family lifestyle photo shoot in the streets of Maboneng, which made for the perfect setting to showcase our new lives in the City of Gold.
We Love Playing Tour Guides
Our most recent visit to Maboneng on the 30th of December 2017, saw us playing tour guides to some of our friends. Due to the festive season Market on Main wasn’t open and the same applied to several shops and restaurants. Despite being rather quiet I must admit it was an absolute pleasure to have Maboneng to ourselves. We took tons of photos and let our crazy sides take control. It’s a place where your creative side is unleashed and you get to play, be free and live in the moment. My kids in particular have the best time whenever we visit. I love the friendliness of the people and how everyone is so helpful.
I think it’s rather apt that Maboneng means “Place of Light”. This culturally diverse urban area overflows with amazing people. These people are blessed with an abundance of talent in terms of art, design, entertainment, entrepreneurial skills and music. Every inch of the precinct can be felt in your core, ensuring you leave feeling completely enriched.
Your first trip into Maboneng may leave you questioning your choices. You could possibly see yourself turn your car around and head home without even making it to your final destination. Don’t let the trip in, scare you and put you off. This cultural oasis is a must see and its’s an experience I promise you won’t regret.
Happy Exploring Lovelies
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