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Spaces & Places 2.0 – Joburg Places

Imminent launch of
Spaces & Places 2.0 – JoburgPlaces
by Gerald Garner

Following the phenomenally successful release of Spaces & Places – Johannesburg (guide to the city’s hidden gems) in December 2010, now sold out and out of print, Double G Media is excited to announce the publication of its new city guide, Spaces & Places 2.0 – JoburgPlaces.

With 300 pages of full-colour photographs and mesmerising text, Gerald Garner’s newest guide to Joziburg celebrates the city’s many hidden gems. Spaces & Places 2.0 – JoburgPlaces isn’t merely an updated and reprinted version of the first book. Instead it is completely new, rewritten and repackaged with loads of new content and photographs.

In the last two years Johannesburg has established itself firmly on the international tourism map as an exciting destination. Recent proof of this includes articles in Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, GlobalPost and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Only a month ago USA-based international travel magazine, AFAR hosted its weeklong annual ‘experience’ for 40 intrepid travellers in Johannesburg. Garner has also seen this trend in the growing interest in his already popular JoburgPlaces inner-city walking tours.

With so much interest in Joziburg and with a whole gamut of new establishments having opened since 2010, Garner seized the opportunity to publish a new, up-to-date and contemporary guide to the city. For this reason Spaces & Places 2.0 – JoburgPlaces contains 221 pages on the inner-city alone, where-as the first Spaces & Places book included only109 pages on the inner-city.

Spaces & Places 2.0 – JoburgPlaces focuses on different Joziburg nodes, providing essential insider’s knowledge on how to make the most of your time in this extraordinary city. It puts the spotlight on the extraordinary spaces and places of this bustling metropolis.

By devouring both the text and full-colour photographs in Spaces & Places 2.0 – JoburgPlacesyou will be empowered to venture out confidently in order to experience the incredible pulse, people and places of the city. Discover the city’s energetic heartbeat and its tranquil havens – ranging from nature areas and parks to cafes on sun-drenched sidewalks.

Gerald Garner reveals the spaces and places of Johannesburg’s glorious inner-city, its northern nodes, village streets, vibrant townships and verdant suburbs in the quintessential guide to the city. Written in a personal and subjective style, Garner travels with you to his favourite Jozi places. In the process you gain incredible insight into the richness and diversity of the places, people and spaces. You will be astonished!

Go out and explore… Joziburg awaits you!


Chapters in Spaces & Places 2.0 – JoburgPlaces focus on:

1. Joburg basics, including info on public transport such as the Gautrain, Rea Vaya buses and the imminent launch of the City Sightseeing hop on-hop off buses

2. City nodes, including Constitution Hill, Braamfontein, Newtown and its surrounds, the corporate mining district, the historic core, the retail district and Little Addis, the Fashion District, Maboneng, Fordsburg and its surrounds and lastly Milpark.

3. Urban villages, including Melville, Parkview, Parkhurst, Parktown North, Craighall Park and Illovo.

4. Northern nodes, including Rosebank, Melrose, Sandton and Alexandra.

5. Soweto and its surrounds

6. Getting out and away from the city

Loose, fold-out map included:

A great benefit to locals and tourists making use of this book is the inclusion of a loose, fold-out map that indicates the locations of establishments in the city – from museums and theatres to delightful restaurants and mesmerising public art. This map also includes suggested walking routes through Joziburg’s vibrant inner-city.

Also visit www.joburgplaces.com for more information on his books and tourism services, especially his popular inner-city walking tours.


Spaces & Places 2.0 – JoburgPlaces will be available from major bookstores such as Exclusive Books and Estoril as well as independent stores such as David Krut and Love Books. It will also be on sale at some of the venues featured in the book, including Salvation Cafe and the Origins Centre.


ISBN 978-0-620-54649-2