Street Dog Smart: Maboneng and Newtown

Street Dog Smart: Maboneng and Newtown

Joburg is boring…

There’s nothing to do in Joburg…

How do you live in Joburg? It’s so ugly!

Any of this sound familiar?

I don’t know about you, but to me… Joburg is beautiful!

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There are a tonne of interesting things to do. I always jump at the opportunity to be a tourist in my own city.

If you’re not like me, and you agree with the above statements, I strongly urge you to get out of your comfort zone. Reconnect with Jozi and give yourself the chance to fall in love with this magnificent City of Gold.

With the bounds of negativity that surround South Africa on a daily basis, I believe that it’s good for one’s soul to venture out and try something new. You won’t need to search for too long before you realise how truly blessed we are to be African.

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Maboneng and Newtown are arguably two of the most popular inner city hubs for tourists and locals alike.

Therefore, we decided to start our morning with a delicious breakfast at The Canteen in Maboneng, which is situated near Arts on Main; followed by a wall crawl through to Newtown.

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Floki was in explorer mode from the second we got out the car. This proved a bit of a challenge for me to drink my coffee and enjoy my breakfast before it got cold… His nose was working over time!

After wolfing down my scrambled eggs on ciabatta followed by a cold cappuccino (thanks Floki), it was time to hit the streets.

It goes without saying that one must have their wits about them when venturing into the centre of Joburg. Although to be honest, we never felt as though we were in jeopardy. In fact, I’d argue that the occasional wafts of unpleasant smells in various locations across town, were the most dangerous conditions we encountered.

With Floki leading the way, we explored the streets surrounding Arts on Main, Maboneng which are richly coloured with incredible street art.


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