FlashbackTo…| Johannesburg, South Africa

Today’s post will focus on Johannesburg, South Africa! If you’re new to the blog (holla!), my “flashback” posts are primarily pictures without a lot of words. These are basically trips I’ve done in the past before the seed of doing a blog ever planted in my mind.ย Driving from Kruger National Park (Read more here), we stopped by an animal creche before getting into the city.

I fell in love in Johannesburg faster than you can say “Biltong!”; I met up with friends who had been living in the city for a month or so which really elevated the experience as I felt like a ‘local’. Some “must-dos” include the Apartheid Museum which is a multimedia museum that chronicles the events of the oppressive apartheid years. It is a very sobering experience that provides a chilling insight to the implementation of the apartheid system. There is a section dedicated to the late Nelson Mandela which is a “must” if you don’t have time to go to the Mandela House in Soweto.

Neighbourgoods Market was one of my FAVOURITE experiences in South Africa as a whole (yes! it’s that great). It’s only open Saturdays so try to get there early. It is an open air market filled with tons of food, local artisans and the rooftop has a bar and live music or a DJ at all times. ย  Into guns? Stop by Gutheries.. first time I shot a gun… I wasn’t half bad!

If you’re ever in Johannesburg and looking for things to doย  definitely check out Vibescout for up to date events in the area!


  1. Lei | 8th May 17

    This is such a beautiful trip! The food look really yummy too! I love reading your travel posts! Gives me an idea where to go next! Lol!

  2. Shannon | 8th May 17

    I love seeing all your pics! It’s the best part about travelling so you always have them to look back on and remember ๐Ÿ™‚

    Shannon from http://www.polkadotgirl.blog

  3. Renita Betts | 10th May 17

    I loved your pictures. Thanks for sharing your adventure! Also, what was the name of cuisine that was in the large pot?

    • Taiwo O | 10th May 17

      Thanks for the kind word ๐Ÿ™‚ It was as seafood paella!

  4. Stina | 10th May 17

    All of that food looks so delicious!

  5. Sam | 10th May 17

    Wow, I love all these pictures, you’ve totally just moved South Africa to the top of my ‘I HAVE to go there’ list! I also totally love your idea of ‘flashback’ posts, I may have to get into this habit I have so many places that I have been to before I ever thought of blogging. Thanks for the inspiration, keep rocking it!
    Sam – wanderingwithsam.com

    • Taiwo O | 12th May 17

      Yes!! Go right ahead and steal it lol it’s a great way to chronicle past trips ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Tia | 11th May 17

    I absolutely loved south africa, wish I had gotten to see some of the animals you saw though!

    • Taiwo O | 12th May 17

      Yes!! I just went again in the past couple of months and every time I visit I love it more and more.

  7. The World In Four Days | 15th May 17

    Okay wow!!!! I had never considered South Africa but these beautiful images changed my mind. I also love the idea of flash back days to showcase a particular trip. Love it!

  8. The Family Bee Hive | 15th May 17

    Oh wow – that looks amazing!

  9. Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries | 15th May 17

    I can’t believe how close you were able to get to all that incredible wildlife. Looks like you had an absolutely incredible time!

  10. Elena | 16th May 17

    I would love to visit South Africa but I do not think that I will get that close to the animals ๐Ÿ™‚ I am way too scared.

  11. POOJA MITRA | 16th May 17

    Food look yum. So does the wild life you visited. I wish I could visit it soon.

  12. Patricia @ Grab a Plate | 16th May 17

    I’ve always wanted to visit Johannesburg! Thanks for sharing your pix until the time I get to visit myself!

  13. Dalba | 16th May 17

    Amazing pictures! Makes me want to travel there too! I just loved the pictures of the animals, congrats on a great experience.

  14. Sheri | 16th May 17

    I love your pictures and all of the insight to the history. South Africa is great and I love seeing posts about Africa in a good light.

  15. Tione | 17th May 17

    It seems like a lot of stories and history to be told about that place. I have never seen a giraffe in person…. must be totally awesome to be so close to one.

  16. Dee | 17th May 17

    Those little lion cubs look so cute! I would love to visit there one day. Looks like an awesome experience

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