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Beginner's Guide to Joburg

A small-town girl moves to the big city - an unexpected love story 

I first landed in Joburg in 2018 with no one to turn to for advice other than my good friend, Google.

I spent ages doing research on where to go and what to do. Information was plentiful but poorly curated and difficult to navigate. I knew there were so many people in the same situation; Stuck in a limbo between their apartment- and office block. Struggling to find enjoyable things to see and do.

So I decided to do something about it.

I started my Beginners Guide to Joburg with all the nitty-gritty details I wish someone would have told me when I first arrived. From picking moving companies to weekend city-escapes and everything in between.

The end goal? Improve people's experiences in the city and empower the remarkable individuals, businesses and nature escape that the city has to offer. 

With the addition of a new Instagram page in 2021, we've grown the most incredible community of fellow explorers and Joburg enthusiasts. If you've just arrived - welcome! Please feel free to reach out if you're on the lookout for more specific information. I hope that my content provides some clarity and inspiration to get out and explore this wonderful city.