Photoshoot locations in Johannesburg are not hard to find if you know where to look. From eclectic suburbs and unique restaurants to interactive photo experiences, you’ll have the most stunning Instagram grid.
Enjoy the best Jozi has to offer as you explore the city. Make sure you’ve got a comfortable pair of sneakers with you as well as plenty of different shoes to change into for all your photos.
So grab your camera, call your photographer/your mom/boyfriend/girlfriend/bestie) and get exploring.
Tip: If you’re planning to do a full photoshoot at any of the locations, make sure to discuss with center management to get approval for the use of the facilities.
11 Incredible Places to do a Photo Shoot in Jozi
Taking photos is a great place to explore a city. Whether you’re from out of town or looking to become a tourist in your own city, here are some of the most instagrammable spots in the City of Gold.
1. Victoria Yards
Discover the beauty of Victoria Yards and take some insta-worthy photos at the same time. Victoria Yards is an inner-city development project with a focus on integration and social development. Not only does Victoria Yards have an awesome philosophy, but there are some unmissable photoshoot locations.
Pose in front of the face brick industrial buildings, explore the gardens, snap some shots with the murals and art installations.
16 Viljoen Street,
If you’re looking for a place to take photos, it doesn’t get much better than Dreambox. Boasting a unique concept of themed photo rooms, you’ll want to spend way more than an hour in this location.
Pose with some rubber ducks, roll around in some feathers or throw some confetti. No matter what you do, you’re sure to get some insta-worthy pictures for your grid. Dreambox may just be one of the best photoshoot venues in Johannesburg.
10 MacMillan Rd,
3. Newtown & Maboneng
Take a trip down to these vibrant suburbs and leave with unforgettable memories and photos to make your insta followers jealous. There are so many stunning places to pose for the camera.
Visit 1 Fox, also known as The Sheds, for an authentic Jozi experience, stop off for a drink at Mad Giant Brewery, and explore the streets to find incredible Joburg street art.
1 Fox St,
4. Gold Reef City
A visit to Gold Reef City can include way more than thrills and adrenaline. With all the colourful roller coasters, rides, and mining-themed architecture, Gold Reef City is an incredible place to take photos.
Pose for photos on the rides, take a selfie at the petting zoo or explore the park to find the perfect locations for photographs. Plus, it’s a great place for some couples photography.
Corner of Northern Parkway & Data Crescent,
5. Keyes Art Mile Precinct Rosebank
Create your own works of art with a trip to Keyes Art Mile. Home to stunning galleries, luxurious restaurants, and design stores, this place is bursting with creative inspiration.
Take some shots with the incredible art installations outside, or head into Everard Read Gallery, Circa Gallery, or TMRW gallery to be amongst the wonderful artwork. While you may not be able to pose with the artwork inside, there are some stunning locations to snap some photographs for the gram.
21 Keyes Ave,
6. Emmarentia Botanical Gardens
Spend some time in nature at Emmarentia Botanical Gardens, and while you’re there, take some pictures with the incredible gardens.
Explore the Shakespeare Garden, head to the Rose Garden, stand under the arches or use the fountains as an elegant background. There’s a good reason this is such a popular spot to take wedding photos.
Plus, if you time it right, you might even be able to visit the Linden Market, which takes place inside the gardens. Another great place to take photos and support local businesses.
Filled with incredible restaurants that make fantastic photo locations, a visit to Melville is sure to leave you with plenty of photos for your grid. Whether you’re looking for something grungy, artsy, eclectic or something old-fashioned, Melville has it all.
You’ll find street art, quaint bookstores, tattoo parlours, antique shops, and of course, bars and restaurants. It’s one of the coolest places in Jozi to hang out and has a little something for everyone. A few of our favourite spots to snap photos are:
- 27 Boxes
- Hell's Kitchen
- Smoking Kills Bar
8. 4th Avenue, Parkhurst
Known as one of the places to be in Joburg, 4th Avenue in Parkhurst is the perfect place to have a bite to eat and snap some incredible shots for social media.
Filled with eclectic restaurants, unique shops, tattoo parlours and cute places to take photos, a visit to Parkhurst is a must.
Find a variety of spots to take photos in Linden. This vibrant suburb has a range of stunning locations for you to strut your stuff for the camera. You’ll even be able to find some street art on the walls.
This artsy suburb boasts restaurants with incredible decor that make the perfect backdrop for photos. Sit down for a meal at Choo Choo Junction, a steampunk-themed gastro-pub and snap some shots while you’re at it.
Take some pictures and refuel with a cup of coffee at The Whippet. Or stop in for a hearty meal and a coffee cup photo at The Argentinian bakery (home to some of the best baked goods in Jozi).
This casino offers way more than just gambling. The interior and exterior of Montecasino are so Instagram-worthy you’ll spend hours snapping shots around the venue.
Designed to resemble an ancient Tuscan village, the interior is filled with cute buildings and some of the best restaurants in Joburg. Pose with vintage cars, the magnificent fountain or head to the bird park for some animal selfies. Or take a photo with the whole of Joburg with a trip up in the hot air balloon.
Explore the different restaurants for some unique photo opportunities. The decor in La Rosa, a Mexican-themed restaurant, is full of incredible photo locations (even in the ladies bathroom).
11. 44 Stanley
If you’re looking for a unique venue for a photoshoot, 44 Stanley is it. Home to restaurants, stores, and even offices, this Braamfontein-based location. Its unique design and creative energy make it a great place to take photos.
With stunning green courtyards and shady arcades, this group of industrial buildings has plenty of open spaces for you to use as your studio.
44 Stanley Ave,
Final Thoughts on Johannesburg Photography Locations
Johannesburg not only has an incredible skyline and some of the best shopping in Africa, but it’s also chock full of unique places to take photographs. You’ll be on your feet a lot when you’re taking photos, so make sure you’ve got a comfy, stylish pair of shoes on your feet.
Do you know of any Instagram-worthy photography locations in Johannesburg? Leave us a comment and let us know where.