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Out & About

Things to do and see around Parktown North, Johannesburg

Leighwood Lodge is ideally situated in the heart of Parktown North, a tranquil Johannesburg suburb that boasts some of the country’s top restaurants as well as proximity to many of the city’s greatest attractions.

Fine Dining

Local fine dining

Some of Johannesburg’s top dining experiences like Turn n Tender, The Local Grill, Yo Sushi, The Foundry and La Boqueria are just a street away.

Shopping

Shopping, shopping and more shopping

For some of the finest shopping in South Africa, visit Hyde Park or the Rosebank Mall, two large shopping centres situated nearby. Whether you’re looking for chic, designer fashion, the latest music and books, or you just want to catch the latest blockbuster or art film, you are sure to find them at either of these up-market centres. If you are looking for something casual, The Parktown quarter boasts a host of trendy coffee shops, while The African Flea Market, situated in the Rosebank Mall, is the perfect place to pick up crafts from all over Africa. On Sundays the Rosebank Mall hosts a Rooftop Market - a vast, well-organised flea-market that offers everything from vintage earrings to local artworks.

Big Five

The “Big Five” on your doorstep

The Johannesburg Zoo was established in 1904 and is one of South Africa’s largest zoos. With 365 different species in 54 hectares to explore, our Zoo offers the opportunity to discover some of our country’s and the world’s wondrous wildlife.

Relaxing Weekends

Relaxing weekends

Just across the road from the zoo is the Zoo Lake, perfect for an early morning jog, a relaxing Sunday-afternoon stroll or a drift on the lake in a rowing boat. Enjoy some live local music whilst dining at Moyo Restaurant, well-known for its pan-African cuisine and delicate African-style face painting.

Parktown North Surrounds

A little further afield

Sandton City and Mandela Square shopping centres are just 10 minutes away and spa/beauty treatment facilities, as well as well manicured golf courses are also close by. We are happy to provide advice on anything you’d like to see or do, and can help with recommendations; such as a half-day tour of Soweto, or a trip out to the Cradle of Humankind. Leighwood Lodge is also close to the Rosebank Clinic and Police station, should our guests experience any emergencies.