Johannesburg gets slick new pocket guide

2014-03-20 09:52

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Cape Town – If you really think about it, you’ll know that Johannesburg, or Jozi has always been that one city in South Africa, that no matter how hard it tried, would always end up getting the bad rep.

Those days are drawing to a close as a nicely thought out City Guide called “Johannesburg In Your Pocket” has been created, and is the first “in your pocket” guide to exist outside of the walls of Europe, making it a great achievement for this African city.

What is Johannesburg in Your Pocket?

Launched in February, Johannesburg in Your Pocket is a quarterly city guide available on print and online platforms. The guide takes you through the intricacy of the City of Gold and includes information on accommodation, restaurants, walking tours , hot spots, ultimately making it the perfect guide for visitors and permanent residents alike.

Why Jozi needs this comprehensive city guide

Johannesburg tourism has been off to a slow start, or “has been slow to recognise its potential as a tourist city”, as editor of Johannesburg in Your Pocket Laurice Taitz puts it. She further adds that Jozi is a city that shines for culture, street style and inventiveness. This pocket guide will help in creating a gateway for people to access all that Jozi stands for.

Where to find the guide

All it takes is R30 to get your hands on this nifty guide, and it can be found at the following stores:

1886 Boutique Joburg, Maboneng
Bookdealers, Melville
David Krut Bookstores, Maboneng and Parkwood
Gauteng Institute for Architects, Gifa Gallery, Braamfontein
IWasShotinJoburg, Maboneng 
Joburg Places, The Turret, city centre 
Love Books, Bamboo, Melville
Love Food, Braamfontein
Northmead News Agents, Northmead Square 
Park Cafe, Parkwood
Qhakaza Antiques, 263 Main Street, Maboneng
RAD Gallery, Warm & Glad, Craighall Park
Red Chamber, Hyde Park   
Snow Lion, Melville
Xarra Books, Constitution Hill, Braamfontein 

The second print edition is due out in May 2014.

We’re really excited to see Jozi finally telling the world that there is much more to this bustling city, than the stereotypes that the world has grown to know and accept.

For more information be sure to follow Johannesburg in Your Pocket on Twitter, like the Facebook page, and visit the official site.

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