Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg

Nelson Mandela Square, 8 Maude Street, Sandton, 2146, South Africa

Restaurant Hours:

Monday – Sunday  

11:30 AM - 11:00 PM

Bar Hours:

Sunday – Thursday 

11:30 AM - 11:00 PM


Friday – Saturday 

11:30 AM - 01:00 AM



Monday – Sunday  

09:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg Memorabilia

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Cort Axe Bass

This Gene Simmons “Axe” bass was created by the Cort company for KISS’ 2013 ‘Monster’ tour. Gene played this bass on stage at the Hard Rock in Sydney, Australia on March 9th, 2013.

Elvis Presley

Motorcycle Pants

The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll himself – Elvis Presley – owned and wore these Harley Davidson leather motorcycle pants. Elvis was a passionate motorcycle enthusiast who owned many incredible bikes and bits of biker wardrobe. He gifted these pants to his friend Richard Davis in the mid ‘60s.

James Brown

Satin Shirt

The one and only “Godfather of Soul” can be seen wearing this satin shirt on the cover of his relentlessly funky 1966 album, ‘James Brown Plays New Breed (the Boo-Ga-Loo)’.

Jimi Hendrix

Leather Jacket

Guitar icon Jimi Hendrix purchased this leather jacket in the U.S. during the late ‘60s. He wore it often and later gifted it to his manager (and former Animals bassist) Chas Chandler.

Arno Carstens

Stage Outfit

As the frontman for Springbok Nude Girls, Arno Carstens helped shape the sound of South African rock. His wildly successful solo career has taken him to concert stages worldwide – including the Isle of Wight Festival, Glastonbury and our own Hard Rock Calling concert event in London. The outfit on display was worn on stage by Arno on numerous occasions.

Albert King

Stage-Worn Hat

Albert King was undeniably among the most important and influential blues guitarists of all time. His unique, aggressive approach had a tangible impact on guitar icons such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton. Albert wore this hat on stage.

The Rolling Stones


The Rolling Stones legendary frontman, Mick Jagger, wore this military-style coat on stage during the band’s globe-spanning ‘Steel Wheels’ tour from 1989-1990.



Barbados-born pop megastar Rihanna wore this mesh hairpiece in the video for her 2010 smash hit “Only Girl (in the World)”.



Colombian pop superstar Shakira wore these pants on stage during her 2011 ‘Sale El Sol’ tour. She donated them to the Hard Rock collection in exchange for a contribution to her “Pies Descalzos” foundation. The foundation builds schools for impoverished children in Latin America.

Stan Kesler

Fender Precision Bass

This stunning 1956 Fender Precision Bass was one of session ace Stan Kesler’s main instruments during his years recording for Sun Studios in Memphis. Stan produced and performed on countless hits in the ‘50s and ‘60s; supporting such legends as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Aretha Franklin and Johnny Cash. He was gifted songwriter and producer – scoring a major hit for Elvis in 1955 with “I Forgot to Remember to Forget”.

The Jacksons

Stage-Worn Outfits

These outfits were worn on stage by the Jacksons when they appeared on the ‘American Music Awards’ broadcast in 1977. The brothers were joined by sisters Janet and LaToya that evening; hence the two women’s versions of the suit. The other three were worn by Tito, Jackie and the King of Pop himself – Michael Jackson.

The Who


Bassist John Entwistle of the Who used this drink holder-equipped microphone stand during the group’s 1982 world tour.

Motley Crue

Leather Jacket

Drummer Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe had this leather jacket custom made for the band’s epic ‘Dr. Feelgood’ tour. He wore it throughout the tour, on set for the “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)” video and to the 32nd annual Grammy Awards show.

Black Sabbath

Fringed Jacket

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has influenced generations of musicians with his uncompromising approach and dark, moody riffs. He’s truly the Godfather of Heavy Metal. This incredible fringed jacket was part of his wardrobe in the early ‘70s.

Whitney Houston


On February 11th, 2012, the music world lost one of the greatest voices of all time – Whitney Houston. Much more than just a talented singer, Whitney changed the face of pop music and left an unparalleled legacy of hit songs and incredible vocal performances that will influence future performers for generations to come. Throughout her stellar 30-year career, she set the standard for vocal virtuosity in the pop field and is one of the biggest-selling artists in history. Whitney wore this lovely velvet jumpsuit on stage.

The Black Eyed Peas


Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am wore these stylish boots in the cover photo for the group’s 2005 album ‘Monkey Business’.

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