|Joburg Shopping Festival
Imagine 13 days of shopping galore. All you have to do is get yourself there but at affordable rates from FlySAA. They are here for you.
“Joburg’s most fabulous shopping event, the Joburg Shopping Festival, will be warming up winter from 28 July to 9 August 2016 at four fabulous malls across Gauteng. That’s a whopping 13 days of great deals, special offers and awesome prizes to be won.”
Our very own Sean Kamati Twitter:@seanisto and Instagram: @seankmusic was selected as one of the influencers across Africa for this event. He was joined by bloggers and influencers of note from all the corners of the “African Bloggers World”
@K_NAOMI – South Africa
@Lola_OJ – Nigeria
@JustJoyKendi – Kenya
@Ameera_mims – Zimbabwe
@LeopardspottedG – Botswana
Each respected bloggers or influencers in their own right. Follow them on social media with the handles given above.
Our journey in Joburg began with an amazing view at the Four Seasons Hotel, Westcliff, for a meet and greet with the various bloggers/influencers and sponsors.
|@vuyomase, @knaomin and @seanisto/seankmusic
|@Lola_OJ and @JustJoyKendi
The bloggers and influencer were taken to Oriental Plaza
for their first shopping experience.
“With 360 stores in the Oriental Plaza, you will find a unique shopping experience, which drives on tradition and culture. The Oriental Plaza has been rooted in the very heart of Johannesburg City since the 1970’s”
Champagne Chocolate with David Tlale
This experience would not have been complete if we did not get to meet one of South Africa’s most renowned designers ( and a multiple feature on Vakwetu ) David Tlale
. And how better to have a meet and greet than with some champagne and chocolates.
|David Tlale and Bloggers
Another day filled with shopping and photoshoots. We made our first stop at East Rand Mall
“East Rand Mall’s extensive range of entertainment facilities includes restaurants, coffee shops and a 9- theatre Digital Cinema Centre… oOver 175 stores to chose from with ample parking…”
|East Rand Mall and @seanisto/seankmusic
THE SHOOT IN SOWETO ON VILAKAZI STREET
This was the highlight of the whole experience. Bloggers were now to become models. Dressed by some of the best designers in South Africa, namely David Tlale
and Craig Port
amongst others. In one of the most iconic streets of Soweto, Vilakazi Street
. The only street in the world to have housed two Nobel Prize winners. Hair and make-up done and we were set loose on the street, strutting our stuff and showing Vilakazi street and the world what we can do in front of a camera lense.
On our final day we were taken to Sandton City
. The home of luxury shopping and lavish lifestyle, in Johannesburg.
|@seanisto/seankmusic,@knaomin,@Ameera_mims,@JustJoyKendi and @Lola_OJ
All in all in was a beautiful experience. Using bloggers/influencers to carry the essence of what the Joburg Shopping Festival
is. An opportunity to bring Africa together for the love of retail and culture.
It is a definite must DO.