Father’s Day – whatever you do, do it together

Father’s Day – whatever you do, do it together

Posted on: June 11, 2018| By: admin

We gave you a ton of suggestions for Mother’s Day, so it’s only fair that we tell you what you can do on Father’s Day. Mark your calendar for this Sunday, 17 June. How about a drive out in the winter sun to Maropeng in the Cradle of Humankind? The Tumulus Restaurant, situated on the third…
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Conferences and events – make the most of it

Conferences and events – make the most of it

Posted on: May 24, 2018| By: admin

Arranging a conference can be stressful.  The work that goes into finding the right venue, sourcing the equipment, figuring out the seating and having a plentiful supply of sandwiches, scones and coffee is huge.  And that is not the half of it, as any conference organiser will tell you.  It’s important to have a room…
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Spoil your Mom – have a magnificent day

Spoil your Mom – have a magnificent day

Posted on: May 3, 2018| By: admin

May is the month for mothers.  Those wonderful women who pack lunch-boxes, nurse scratched knees, lie awake at night waiting for their teens to come home, lovingly feed and walk the dogs, schlep the kids to soccer and ballet, and of course, love and look after the fathers too! Sunday, 13 May is Mother’s Day.  It’s…
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So many books, so little time

So many books, so little time

Posted on: April 19, 2018| By: admin

Frank Zappa said: “So many books, so little time”. A house is not a home without at least one bookcase full of books. And, a trip abroad is not a trip without at least one book being bought. Here in Jozi, we have enough diverse bookstores to keep locals and visiting foreigners happy until the end of…
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African Artefacts and Crafts – where to find these treasures

African Artefacts and Crafts – where to find these treasures

Posted on: March 23, 2018| By: admin

It is actually harder to find authentic African artefacts and crafts than one thinks. Yes, we do have many roadside African craft markets, but where to go for upmarket traditional or contemporary African crafts and artefacts? We did some hunting and came up with a short list of five businesses – each with its own,…
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Jozi’s markets never cease to inspire

Jozi’s markets never cease to inspire

Posted on: March 4, 2018| By: admin

Probably one of the most inspiring things about Johannesburg is its colourful markets. Not only are the crowds frequenting these events interesting and diverse, but the stuff you can eat and buy are top-notch and eclectic. Lazing under olive trees, while drinking champagne and eating oysters, buying bunches of fresh flowers, warm just-out-the oven home-baked…
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World-class medical facilities – right on our doorstep

World-class medical facilities – right on our doorstep

Posted on: February 19, 2018| By: admin

Visitors to Johannesburg looking for a place to stay will either go the large hotel route, or the personal guesthouse route.  If you are reading this, chances are you’re already thinking about guesthouses in Johannesburg. Position is often the most important thing.  If you are on business, you want to be close to your place of…
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Parktown North – where trees hug the heavens and succulent aromas waft past

Parktown North – where trees hug the heavens and succulent aromas waft past

Posted on: February 4, 2018| By: admin

One enters Parktown North to a lively hub amidst the ‘Parks’ – a rich history reflected by what was the home of the subordinate residence of the Randlords (the entrepreneurs who controlled the diamond and gold industries of Joburg in the pioneer phase of the 1870s and up to World War I). Evolving from European…
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Why we are the best guesthouse website for The Parks area in Johannesburg

Why we are the best guesthouse website for The Parks area in Johannesburg

Posted on: January 25, 2018| By: admin

Johannesburg like any other city is a metropolis. But, unlike any other city it is the world’s largest man-made forest with approximately 10 million trees. Nestled amidst these millions of trees in the northern suburbs is “The Parks” – an established area of Johannesburg (dating back to approximately 1896), which speaks sophistication with its trendy…
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Parkwood living : Goethe-Institut, cakes and iconic guesthouse

Parkwood living : Goethe-Institut, cakes and iconic guesthouse

Posted on: January 14, 2018| By: admin

Parkwood is one of those suburbs in Johannesburg that has everything going for it. It’s virtually in the midst of what makes Joburg tick. It lies between the two major roads of Jan Smuts Avenue and Oxford Road, meaning easy access to just about anywhere in the north of Jozi, including Rosebank and Sandton.  Being…
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