With a mix of restaurants, coffee shops, clothing boutiques, art galleries, and retail and studio space, and more… Sundays are our busiest day as Market On Main draws the crowd of the inner city public, the cities suburbs and tourists alike.

Maboneng is a community and it's people are the driving force behind the neighbourhood.

A culture of thinkers and makers

A collection of old manufacturing buildings retrofitted with steel, glass and concrete. These original buildings fitted with welcoming street facing retail, commercial work spaces and artist studios juxtaposed with additions of more unconventional modern architecture rising upwards – making the neighbourhood more dense with additional levels of residential loft apartments and double volume penthouses… This is the making of Maboneng.

The renewal of what is now considered a contemporary urban space filled with the character and the charm of the older buildings that were given a second life, bringing the soul and heart of Johannesburg out though a new community of South Africans who now live, work and play in the city.

Make every visit to Maboneng an opportunity to discover more about the precinct and all it has to offer.


Maboneng, is a seSotho word meaning “place of light”, a fitting name for a district that has fast become a centre of creative energy for Johannesburg’s urban artists. This magical urban neighbourhood is the centre of creative energy with a mix of restaurants, coffee shops, clothing boutiques, art galleries, retail and studio space. The precinct draws the inner-city public as well as the chic, art-going crowd of the city’s suburbs, bringing life back to this downtown Johannesburg neighbourhood. The area also drives Johannesburg tourism within the local and international tourist markets. Maboneng boasts an abundantly inclusive vibe, which a must see for everyone in Joburg and the world.

STAY in maboneng

Whether you are looking to stay the night or even the year, The Precinct has a number of apartments, hotels and penthouses to fit every budget.

Fox Street Studios


hallmark hotel


12 decades hotel


curiocity backpackers



work in maboneng


Workshop 17 offers coworking space From ±R 1000 p/m

art and production studios with a focus on start ups from R 3000 p/m

fashion design and light manufacturing space from R 3700 p/m

open plan industrial chic style offices from 50Sqm to 500 sqm




Maboneng is situated on the south eastern side of the city, in close proximity to Emirates Airline Stadium.

Grab a ride

The Maboneng Precinct is well known amongst the various taxi apps

join our community

If you have a business, service or offering that you would like to share on this website, you can list your service / business on this website FOR FREE.

* This is only open to The Maboneng community member who live and work in the precinct. All users and listings are verified before going live on the website to ensure authenticity.