The ultimate girls day out in Joburg

Published by in Johannesburg on March 15th, 2012

This is the perfect trip for relaxing, shopping, eating and seeing the best Johannesburg has to offer for ladies in need of some R&R or just a day of looking at pretty things and getting in touch with themselves or their favourite girls. This trip is perfect for a day in the week or a weekend.

The destinations are diverse, giving you a taste of Asia, and Africa and relaxing with South African fauna and flora and all within 30-40 minutes from each other. Rent a car and enjoy the ride. So lets see the plan!

The Mangwanani African Spa marries the West with African rituals that incorporate local herbs, flowers and spices to give guests a unique spa experience. The spa is committed to responsible tourism and empowering the local community by giving their employees opportunities for family and self empowerment. Bookings can be made through their website for individuals, couples or groups. Make your booking at Mangwanis Indaba branch and plan the rest of your day trip around it as the other two venues are open until later in the day.

For a lunch and shopping experience that is truly Chinese, visit Derrick Street and wander through the array of shops and restaurants. This street in Cyrildene is considered the New China Town. Dont be put off by the kitschy dcor. There are fun finds around every corner. The Fishermans Plate restaurant offers the best food in this interesting town. Lucky Pony travel site tells you what to expect.

You wont have any space left after all that amazing food. Get your dessert as a take away and lie under a tree in the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden. This has been voted the best picnic spot in Gauteng for the last five years. When you are able to move again, take a stroll along the waters edge and see if you can spot the birds and small wildlife in the park.

This trip is sure to revive any tired, uninspired mind and body. Take your mom, sister, best friend or girlfriend and enjoy the diversity that Joburg has to offer.

(Image by Pan Pacific, CC by 2.0, via Flickr)

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