JoburgPlaces Guide

LocalPlaces – your trustworthy guide to local hidden gems and secret spaces. The ultimate app and series of guidebooks for those who prefer to travel off the beaten track, searching for the most exceptional spaces, places, and experiences on offer in any specific region.

LocalPlaces offers the best and most credible way to find what will become your favourite local spots – be it a restaurant, bar, deli, museum, gallery, park, hiking trail, nature reserve or public square, for example.

LocalPlaces will be published as a series, with JoburgPlaces due in February  2023 and PretoriaPlaces in September 2023.

LocalPlaces / JoburgPlaces:
Penned by Gerald Garner and contributing author, Charlie Moyo. they also operate JoburgPlaces Tours and Charlie & Gerald’s Town Treasure together. The latter is a remarkable restaurant, bar, and events space in an erstwhile bank vault in the heart of Joburg Town.

LocalPlaces / PretoriaPlaces:
Authored by Gerald Garner, who operates PretoriaPlaces Tours with Charlie Moyo. Together they also collaborate with Tommy and Stefanie de Beer in the running of Tommy & Stefanie’s Town Treasure – an occasional, pop-up eatery on a hilltop east of Pretoria city.

Coming soon:
LocalPlaces / CapeTownPlaces
LocalPlaces / DurbanPlaces
LocalPlaces / KarooPlaces

LocalPlaces / JoburgPlaces

A new guide to the city!

Subscribe now and receive a monthly chapter, plus the complete ebook in Feb 2023!

A decade later, it is time to republish JoburgPlaces. This time it will be done as part of a series of LocalPlaces guides. First will be JoburgPlaces in February 2023, followed by PretoriaPlaces in September 2023. Eventually, we plan to publish guides to many cities, towns, and regions in Southern Africa. All LocalPlaces guides will be published as ebooks (pdf format), as content on a searchable website, as printed books and as phone apps.

The production of JoburgPlaces is already under way and you do not need to wait till February to enjoy the content. You can already subscribe and receive a chapter of the book every month via email or whatsapp. The first chapters covering Joburg Basics as well as an Historic Overview of the city, will be  available as of 1 April 2022.

By subscribing at R250 for the year, you will receive the monthly raw chapter in pdf format, as well as the completed, graphically designed ebook in February 2023. Real value for money, considering the completed ebook will cost R350 in Ferbruary, while a printed book will cost around R700!

Subscribe now by emailing gerald@joburgplaces.com or sending a whatsapp to 082 894 5216. We will respond with confirmation and payment details.

Rates:
Monthly ebook chapters as of April 2022 + completed ebook in February 2023: R250

Completed Ebook in February 2023: R350

Printed book: Approximately R700 (price to be confirmed)

Downloadable phone app: Price to be confirmed once it launches.

Publication plan:
The publication plan for monthly subscription chapters that will eventually make up the full book, is as follows:

INTRODUCTION
Joburg Basics & Getting from A to Zee
To be published as draft pdf by early April 2022

HISTORIC OVERVIEW
A city rebuilt 7 times
To be published as draft pdf by early April 2022

OLD CITY

Highway Corridor
Industrial belt of Selby – Faraday
[between M2 highway and Anderson Street]
To be published as draft pdf by early May 2022

Southwest
From Gandhi Square going west
[between Anderson & Commissioner Streets]
Gandhi Square – Marshalltown West – Ferreirastown
To be published as draft pdf by early May 2022

Southeast
From Gandhi Square going east
[between Anderson & Commissioner Streets]

Marshalltown East – Jewel City – Maboneng
To be published as draft pdf by early May 2022

Central West
From Joubert Street going west
[between Albertina Sisulu & Kerk Streets]
Diagonal Precinct – Bank City – Retail District
To be published as draft pdf by early June 2022

Central East
From Joubert Street going east
[between Albertina Sisulu & Kerk Streets]
High Court Precinct – Fashion District & Little Addis – Doornfontein
To be published as draft pdf by early June 2022

Railway Corridor West
From Joubert Street going west
[between Rahima Moosa and De Villliers/Noord Street]
Park Station – Transport Hubs – Newtown – Fordsburg
To be published as draft pdf by early July 2022

Railway Corridor East
From Joubert Street going east
[between Rahima Moosa and /Noord Street]
Park Station – Transport Hubs
To be published as draft pdf by early July 2022

Northwest
From Joubert Street going west
[between Smits Street and Empire Road]
Constitution Hill – Braamfontein – Braamfontein Werf, Milpark – Vrededorp – Brixton
To be published as draft pdf by early August 2022

Northeast
From Joubert Street going east
[between Wolmerans Street and Empire Road]
Hillbrow & Joubert Park, Berea, Yeoville
To be published as draft pdf by early August 2022

Far East
New Doornfontein & Ellis Park – Troyeville – Bertrams – Bez Valley
To be published as draft pdf by early September 2022

DEEP SOUTH
Selby – Turffontein – Rosentenville – Regents Park – Further South – Soweto
To be published as draft pdf by early September 2022

THE PARKS
Melville – Parkview – Westcliff – Greenside – Emmarentia – Parkhurst – Parktown North – Illovo – Houghton – Orange Grove – Norwood
To be published as draft pdf by early October 2022

NEW CITY
Rosebank – Melrose Arch – Sandton – Alexandra – Far North
To be published as draft pdf by early November 2022

OUT & AWAY
Nearby in the region
To be published as draft pdf by early December 2022

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