The second season of Young, Famous & African dropped on Netflix and Travel Noire is back with another round-up of luxe locations from the show. If you’ve never seen the series, it follows some of Africa’s hottest celebs – musicians, actresses, and DJs – from Ghana, Zimbabwe, Uganda, and other countries across the continent.
The show takes place primarily in Johannesburg, South Africa, a metropolis home to many wealthy Africans. In Jozi, the Young, Famous & African crew wine, dine, shop, party, and play in some of the most upscale establishments in the city. When in town, check out some of these spots seen in the second season of the show.
Part of the Birchwood Hotel, this restaurant offers rustic luxury for those seeking a unique dining experience. Sample several of their delicious tapas while enjoying a wine of your choice. Opt to be seated in the eatery’s posh interior or outside on one of the spacious wooden platforms surrounded by nature. The cascading water fountain lends to the atmosphere. In the evenings, a crackling fire is lit in the fire pit to enhance the surroundings with subtle mood lighting.
This fine boulangerie and patisserie offers yummy confections in a luxe cafe atmosphere. From cakes, macaroons, and eclairs to flan, tarts, and petit fours, its extensive menu of delectable desserts surely has a cure for your sweet tooth. The family-owned shop blends its Lebanese heritage with traditional French techniques to provide an experience that reflects their culture. In addition to high-end desserts, the establishment also offers wines, cocktails, and mocktails. Just Teddy has locations in Hyde Park and Sandton. Reserve your spot for their Signature High Tea to experience it like the Young, Famous & African cast.
Indaba Gin School
Immerse yourself in the world of Gin with a unique two-hour experience at the Indaba Hotel’s Gin School. First, you will learn about the origins of gin and how it has evolved and become a popular spirit throughout the years. You’ll discover interesting facts and learn about the process of making Gin. Then, you will have the opportunity to get some hands-on experience while creating your very own bottle of artisanal Gin. This is a fun and interactive activity you won’t soon forget–especially when you’re back home enjoying the special drink you personally made.
This one is for the fly, dapper, and debonair brothers. When in Jo’Burg, Zedmen is the place to go for quality, custom-fitted shirts, jackets, and suits. With everything tailor-made to suit your measurements and taste, you’re guaranteed a perfect fit that compliments your body every time. Zedmen specializes in premium men’s shirts made from the finest Italian fabrics. Its signature extra firm cuffs and collars provide a crisp look to garments that are made to last.
This gourmet eatery is a pizzeria and a dessert and coffee lounge. Its menu is as extensive as it is varied and diverse with international influence from the cuisines of Turkey, Switzerland, Spain, India, Thailand, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. There are many vegetarian and vegan options to choose from, and the entire menu is Halal. Le Kreamery has locations in Sandton, Pretoria, and Boksburg.
Proud Mary is a restaurant and wine bar located in Rosebank’s dining district. It is open all day, seven days a week, and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Its wine list contains many local, independent and small-batch wineries, allowing diners to explore and discover new, eccentric brands and varieties. The eatery’s chic yet comfy interior was inspired by late 19th century New York, designed with mid-century modern furnishings and decor.