The best-rated Google Maps locations in South Africa

Google Maps has announced a list of the most popular locations in South Africa.

As part of its 15th anniversary, the world’s top navigation app revealed its users’ most highly-rated restaurants, bars and tourist locations in and around Johannesburg and Cape Town.

“South Africa has an abundance of places to eat, drink and be merry. Tourists flock to our country because there’s so much to see and do, and our exchange rate is favourable for most,” Google South Africa said.

Google Maps lets people review places they’ve visited on the app and then provides these ratings to other users.

Below are the top three locations for each category in Johannesburg and Cape Town.



  • Ana-Paula’s Coffee Shop – Krugersdorp
  • The Marabi Club – New Doornfontein
  • Ristorant La Trinita – Kyalami


  • Sin+Tax – Randburg
  • The Blind Tiger – Parkview
  • Trump’s Grillhouse and Butcher – Sandton

Tourist attractions:

  • Nizamiye Mosque – Midrand
  • Madhya Kailash Temple – Midrand
  • Hashtag Escape – Norwood


Cape Town


  • La Petite Colombe – Franschhoek
  • La Colombe – Constantia
  • Moro Gelato – Sea Point


  • The Gin Bar – City Centre
  • Cause Effect – V&A Waterfront
  • The Biggest Little Beer Shop – Belville

Tourist attractions:

  • Parapax Paragliding Cape Town – Porterville and Hermanus
  • Muir Street Mosque – Zonnebloem
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden – Newlands

Cape Town

Now read: The top Google searches in South Africa in 2019

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