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Discover - Things To Do Near Q On First

Rosebank, Johannesburg Guesthouse

Q on First Guesthouse is ideally situated 1.1 km from Rosebank Mall Central just off  Jan Smuts Street in the  Parktown North, the “parks area” of Johannesburg that boasts some of the country’s top restaurants like Marble  and many more in Parkhurst, 4th Avenue is ideal for some night live with many pavement bars and eateries.

For some of the finest shopping in South Africa, visit Hyde Park or Rosebank Mall, two large shopping centres situated nearby. Whether you’re looking for chic, designer African 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.

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.

The cradle Of humankind (Maropeng), is 45 km from Q on First Guesthouse, an hour’s drive, the Sterkfontein Caves are world famous for their fossil finds and a well-known visitor destination. After an extensive face-lift in 2005, the Sterkfontein Caves site is home to a top restaurant, easy access to the caves themselves, modern walkways and a boardwalk past the excavation site where world-acclaimed fossils have been discovered.

The South African War Museum is situated in Erlswold Way in the northern Johannesburg suburb of Saxonwold adjacent to the Johannesburg Zoo and close to the recreational area of Zoo Lake. It is easily reached by road and bus routes down Oxford Road and Jan Smuts Avenue pass by our entrance. The latter option leaves a short walk to the Museum. There is ample parking for the motorist.

Inspired by the heydays of the 50’s and the trend setting styles of Miami’s, South Beach. This is where flamingos flock to be surrounded by camp chic and touch of madness. Beefcakes’ legacy of nightly performances, beefy table hosts, luscious libations and mouth-watering burgers prevails in a place that welcomes everyone and anyone to experience drag dining at its finest – perfectly positioned in Joburg’s upmarket hotspot, Illovo. Gay guide for Johannesburg

As one of the most sought after plastic surgeons in the country, Dr. van der Poel is dedicated to building warm, open relationships with his patients. Q on First Guesthouse offer long recovery stay option for patients after surgery.

CIRCA, although relatively small in size, is lofty and ambitious in its intentions. The StudioMAS designed structure was carefully constructed to create an urban environment that is confident about the importance of public space in our city, the importance of architecture to support public space, and the need for people to be able to socialise and gather in places in which they feel comfortable, safe and inspired. The gallery is born out of a love for Johannesburg.

Q on First is a mere 1.5 km from the pick-up,  ticket office where you can hop on hop off and see and experience the best of Johannesburg. Click here for the experience.

Quick access to Sandton and O.R.Tambo International airport, Q on First is 1.3 km away from the Rosebank Station. Click here to see route information. Please note to our international travelers, be aware of your personal belongings while traveling on any public transport system.

Take a daily trip into Soweto & Other Townships such as Alexandra and Diepsloot, South Africa, as a photojournalist and discover exciting happenings in the Townships.

Added to the trip is the joy of helping young children and the elderly, as we bring books, crayons or anything that will bring joy to the people of the community.

As we set out we plan a theme or just go with the visual flow of the township. It could be people staring out their shack windows, residents with umbrellas or growing food or whatever we decide. I photograph, you photograph and at the end of the trip, you will receive a Dropbox link with photos of the trip.

We discuss what makes great photo! Improve on photography while enjoying South African township life.

Join us up to 6 people per group. Bring your cameras, video cameras and smartphones!

Most of all, bring your creativity and meet the people of South Africa!!

For more information about the Soweto trip and other trips, visit

Q on First Guesthouse - Travel Tips

Set in the Gauteng, the biggest man made forest in Africa area, the streets of Parktown North are lined with Canadian maple trees. It has been said that Johannesburg has the best climate on the highlands of South Africa. Summer has warm to hot sunny days with possible thunder showers in the afternoon.

While winter has cold nights and chilly mornings and warmer midday temperatures. Winters are generally dry (Cape Town is wet) and if you are planning a safari to Kruger National Park or the upmarket lodges around the Kruger best game viewing time as the grasses die back and the game is easier to spot. This is also the lowest risk time for malaria which is present in the Kruger National Park Game Reserve.