Seeking out Indian inspiration in Joburg

As we head into winter, get the latest issue of Johannesburg In Your Pocket to discover the fascinating history and influence of India in Johannesburg. This edition of the travel guide focuses on Fordsburg, a suburb which has undeniable eastern influences and is known as Joburg's little India.

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Oriental Square in Fordsburg. Image courtesy of Jeppestown.

The guide lays out a walking route for a day in Fordsburg: from morning prayers at a temple, to shopping at the Fordsburg Square Flea Market and buying spices at Akhalwaya's Spice Importers.

If you are not in the suburb, Johannesburg In Your Pocket reveals other places around the city where you can savour the best Indian food.  A sneak peek: Curry 'n All in Sandown is known for its bunny chow, Simply Divine in Randburg makes a sublime butter paneer, and Hanover Bakery in Mayfair is where to go if you have a hankering for fresh naan bread.

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A vegetable and soya biryani from Simply Divine. Image courtesy of Simply Divine Pure Vegetarian.

Read more restaurant recommendations and get specific details in this season's issue of Johannesburg In Your Pocket – out now!

Other features

Norman Goodfellows wine expert, Carrie Adams provides more fantastic restaurant recommendations. She also highlights wines to buy, nightlife spots to hang out at, markets to visit and insightful city tours to take.

Palazzo Montecasino concierge Deon Prinsloo recommends a selection of luxury experiences such as indulgent pedicures in Sandton, fine dining in Sandhurst and jewellery shopping in Fourways.

This issue of the pocket guide includes a bumper What's On section which covers the winter months, and a guide to cycling in Joburg. Finally, read up on the latest news about Braamfontein's remade alleyways where the city has made a significant investment in public art.

Johannesburg In Your Pocket tells you all you need to know about where to sleep, eat, drink, visit and how to enjoy Johannesburg. The print version is published in February, May and September and is available at selected hotels and bookshops. A free online version is available for download at