If you want something different to the wide open spaces and country feel and prefer the city vibe then a newtown photoshoot will be what you are looking for. there are so many historical and iconic places in this area from the nelson mandela bridge to the old railway station to graffiti everywhere and all of them make fantastic photographs. Depending on the time you can also visit the maboneng precinct. This has been revamped recently and also makes for great photos.
Bryanston Pine Forest, Johannesburg
This forest photography venue is in Bryanston, Johannesburg. It is a block of tall pine trees in the middle of the city. It seems as if you are in the middle of a massive forest and makes a great backdrop for any photoshoot.
This arty part of old joburg is a great space to have photos taken if you like this type of background. The area has enought to offer on its own to give great photo opportunities. You can combine it with Newtown if you like but need to allow for a much longer shoot. There is a good balance of arty creations and graffiti mixed with cute coffee shops in this area.
Zoo lake is a great area to use with natural backgrounds and enough space to work around the crowds of people that frequent it. The venue is free and doesnt require booking. If you just want a normal pretty lake , trees and open grass type photoshoot this is the venue for you.