Maboneng Precinct

Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg: Hours, Address, Maboneng Precinct Reviews: 4.5/5

Maboneng Precinct
4.5
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
The Maboneng Precinct is a connected Urban neighbourhood in downtown Johannesburg. Maboneng is fast becoming Jo'burg's most unique and innovative area, offering live / work and entertainment opportunities within a fully integrated urban environment. Completed developments include Arts on Main and Main Street Life, Revolution House and more. Maboneng is also home to flagship fashion stores and diverse eateries and entertainment spaces.
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jonson
20 contributions
Pretty much no COVID-19 precautions in place.
Oct 2020
he vibe is electric and you're bound to have a laugh or two. There is a variety of restaurants that would meet your craving needs and countless art pieces that really take your breath away. There are really good photographers ready to capture every moment so all in all, your visit to Maboneng is memorable.
Written 19 January 2021
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Hello Friend! Thanks for taking the time to review us. We appreciate the feedback. Do pop by soon again :)
Written 13 April 2021
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Nick Omondi
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions
Street vibe
Jan 2021 • Solo
Amazing place to visit.nice restaurants and vibe.it has good vibe and there s street market to buy some gifts take home
Written 17 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello Friend! Thanks for taking the time to review us. We appreciate the feedback. Glad you took the leap of faith and decided to visit us. This neighborhood is always changing and showcasing what the future could look like. So do pop by soon again :)
Written 13 April 2021
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HeidsH0101
Bryanston, South Africa21 contributions
Interesting but no Covid awareness amongst visitors
Dec 2020 • Family
Albeit that the market and the restaurants and coffee shops we visited followed protocol it was disconcerting observing people not social distancing and nobody walking on the streets wearing masks. Besides that the vibe was wonderful. Would be great if the begging children could be kept away from restaurants.
Written 4 January 2021
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Hello friend, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. This helps us improve on what we offer within Maboneng. As a community we are doing our utmost to spur change that helps our visitors feel safe and comfortable at all times. Here's to the future of Maboneng.
Written 13 April 2021
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Martha
Pretoria, South Africa5 contributions
Not so great
Feb 2020 • Friends
Firstly the parking area stinks. It has lots of fashion but I must say the shops and stalls are expensive.
Written 7 March 2020
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Hello Friend, Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We appreciate your response to the visit of the neighborhood. Keep well and take care!
Written 13 April 2021
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David20130609
Waunakee, WI1 162 contributions
Many shops, restaurants, and art galaries
Feb 2020 • Couples
We arrived around 11:00 and found a few Art galleries open but not a lot. The area is becoming a nice area to visit during the day. It’s inner city and leaving the area could be trouble. The area is open on Saturday and would be a better time to visit.
Written 7 March 2020
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Hello David, Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We appreciate your wonderful response to the visit of the neighborhood. We are happy you had such an amazing time on the tour and do wish to host you again in the future :) Keep well and take care!
Written 29 April 2020
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MiniverM
Asheville, NC216 contributions
Downward slide
Feb 2020
The stores that open there don't seem to make it, so every time I go there to see something I enjoyed in the past....it's gone.

There are too many hustlers in the streets and not enough to keep you there. It all happens in just one block.

Personally, I only like going there on Sunday mornings when the food market at Arts on Main is happening.
Written 16 February 2020
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Hello There, Thanks for the review. We appreciate the feedback. The neighbourhood is in a state of expansion. We will welcome the lovely Jewel City soon ;)
Written 17 February 2020
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Kayl_D
584 contributions
Lovely area
Feb 2020 • Solo
A hip and artistic area full of life and energy. Plenty of shops and eateries with rooftop views. Great area to meet and interact with locals and travelers.
Written 12 February 2020
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Hello Friend of the Precinct! Thanks for visiting and for leaving us with such a wonderful review. Do come visit soon!
Written 17 February 2020
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Miller1036
San Francisco59 contributions
Highlight of Johannesburg
Jan 2020
I read so many mixed comments on this area, but from my experience I would advise this to be on any visitor's "must do" list. It is one of the livelier areas where you can see a lot in a very confined, pedestrian friendly area. We went there twice, and my only regret is that in both instances many of the galleries I wanted to visit in the Arts on Main section were not open. I would have liked to have seen more art galleries, but we had more than enough to do with the shops, street vendors and the many great food and drink venues. If you eat here, definitely sit where you can watch the continuous spectacle of the street life including the ongoing hustle of street photographers and the self-appointed street parking attendants. This is also a great area to buy gifts for people back home. I highly recommend the street vendors for original t-shirts, jewelry and art, and the "I was Shot in JoBurg" shop for creative works made by young people with mostly found materials or locally inspired imagery.
Written 15 January 2020
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Hello Friend! Thanks for taking the time to review us. We appreciate the feedback. Glad you took the leap of faith and decided to visit us again! This neighborhood is always changing and showcasing what the future could look like. So do pop by soon again :)
Written 23 January 2020
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karensusanperry
Sydney, Australia171 contributions
Go for it!
Jan 2020 • Family
Ok so my sister lives in JHB (Midrand)...I frequently visit her but she doesn’t venture too much further than Sandton city. I love to explore and my best friend who also lives in JHB had suggested we visit Maboneng. The suggestion was initially met with horror “there are shootings there every day!”...”if you are scared in South Africa why would you go there?” We stripper off all our jewellery, tried to dress down and took an Uber into town. Well if you are wanting to do something interesting on a Sunday morning this is a must! So much more interesting than the Rosebank market. It’s so African and don’t worry you won’t feel like you are the only “whitie” ....don’t flash your phone around be relaxed and stay in the Maboneng precinct.
Written 12 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello Friend! Thanks for taking the time to review us. We appreciate the feedback. Glad you took the leap of faith and decided to visit us! This neighborhood is always changing and showcasing what the future could look like. So do pop by soon again :)
Written 13 January 2020
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Christophe C
115 contributions
Worth to visit but...
Dec 2019 • Solo
Choose your time and day of visit. Most gallery are closed on Saturday (!!!) But this is nice to walk around. Cheap artisanal stuff complement the nice ones
Written 14 December 2019
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Hello Christophe! Glad you visited and reviewed the precinct. We appreciate the feedback. Galleries are open throughout the week and close a bit earlier on Saturdays. Every Sunday there is a market with many artisanal things and galleries are open. Do come back soon!
Written 16 December 2019
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