Summer is here again and we are super keen to get out and about after a long winter.
Since it is selfie season, we found a few awesome spots to snap some fantastic pictures! Behold – the top five places for selfies this summer!
It’s in a slightly a gated residential suburb but not to worry, one push of the giant red button will open the boom to let you in as well as give you a little piece of mind when you park your car.
Northcliff Hill goes on for quite a distance so do wear comfy shoes in case you opt for a mini-hike whilst capturing the panoramic Joburg skyline. The best part about this time of year is the purple blossoms carpeting the roads.
Nirox sculpture park
It’s one of the more unique art exhibitions in Joburg. Nirox Sculpture Park is converted from an old trout farm into a platform for outdoor sculptures in Maropeng. Open to the public for free on weekends and public holidays, be sure to check out their website for any upcoming events and exhibitions. What could make for a cooler selfie then standing next to some giant artwork?
Walter Sisulu National Botanical gardens
Summer weather is picnic weather so pack a basket and head down to the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens in Ruimsig. A small entry fee will get you in for the day and you can shoot photos amongst all the stunning flora. If that doesn’t quite speak to your inner photographer then you should make your way to the waterfall which runs along the mountain ridge. Still not satisfied? How about the fact that the some of the last Black Eagles inhabit that rockery? Volunteers have set up a live streaming camera equipped with night vision and lovingly dubbed it the ‘The Black Eagle Cam’. If you manage to get a photo of one of these winged celebs it’s a pretty big deal!
For something more outlandish but sure to spice up your selfie game, check out Zebra Inn in Maboneng. The brightly painted walls of this bar are adorned not with paintings but the heads of over 100 taxidermied African animals! There is a pool table and jukebox along with the ragtag regulars to add to the truly eclectic style that is on offer. We must warn that it is not for all.
Bounce trampoline park
If the inanimate is not appealing, then you might want to aim for a more action packed selfie. Try Bounce in Midrand which is basically one giant jumping castle. There are 50 interconnected trampolines where you can practice you backflips, frontflips, flick-flacks, flying kicks and even some homemade martial arts if you fancy. Try recording a few videos in slow motion to show everyone just how talented you are. Do try to book in advance as sessions do sell out and you don’t want to miss out on that photo op!
By Samanta Snedorf
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