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Walking in Johannesburg

Walking in Johannesburg

Posted on: March 24, 2016| By: admin

So you’re going to be in Johannesburg over Easter? Well, we think you’re lucky. No traffic, no crowds, no huge expense. And, provided the sun is shining, here are a couple of nature reserves that are close to Jozi and rather beautiful. Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve This is the largest proclaimed nature reserve in the bigger…
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The Kitchen on the 4th Floor

The Kitchen on the 4th Floor

Posted on: February 29, 2016| By: admin

  I’m trying not to get crumbs on my keyboard as I type but it’s impossible. I’m eating Faith Rubin’s fantastic chocolate chip cookies and somebody please send help because I can’t stop! Faith is a bit of a Jozi institution. She’s a well known baker, ice-cream maker, amazing cook, funky dresser, entrepreneur, feminist, ardent…
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Music in Johannesburg

Music in Johannesburg

Posted on: February 11, 2016| By: admin

Jozi’s music scene is pretty cool and if you’re into music you will want to check out these hip and fab venues. You’ll find funky bohemian style bars, upmarket jazz clubs, extraordinary rooftop venues and outdoor parks catering to large concerts. Here are some of our favourites:- The Bassline is a real musical institution in…
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Jozi on a Saturday

Jozi on a Saturday

Posted on: January 21, 2016| By: admin

Does your heart start beating fast when you think of how expensive Johannesburg can be? Mine does, but this weekend I worked out how to ‘do Jozi cheaply.’ Here is my Saturday diary. I started at the Wits Art Museum – entry is free, the museum is seriously magnificent, they have an astonishing collection of…
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The Social Kitchen and Bar, Exclusive Books

The Social Kitchen and Bar, Exclusive Books

Posted on: December 29, 2015| By: admin

  I’ve been raving about the new Exclusive Books in Hyde Park for a while now, but only yesterday did I eat in their new restaurant, The Social Kitchen and Bar. I was put off initially. The queue was long and we were told there would be a wait of 45 minutes. We decided to…
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2015 Johannesburg Highlights

2015 Johannesburg Highlights

Posted on: December 18, 2015| By: admin

It’s nearly the end of the year, can you believe it, and so it’s time for us to reflect on the Jozi highlights of 2015. Difficult, as there have been so many, but here goes. Feel free to add to the list under ‘Comments’. First Thursdays – We love this event, when galleries in Braamfontein…
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Tuk Tuks in Jozi

Tuk Tuks in Jozi

Posted on: October 27, 2015| By: admin

I climbed in with a little trepidation. I’ve taken tuk tuks in India, but never in South Africa, and although I’ve often seen them around I had somehow just never plucked up the courage to call one. Silly. Because these little three wheeled vehicles are amazing. They’re bright and colourful, the drivers are charming, and…
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Parkview Literary Festival

Parkview Literary Festival

Posted on: September 17, 2015| By: admin

Last year the Parkview Literary Festival was fabulous and it’s happening all over again in ten days time. Parkwords takes place on Heritage Day, the 24th September, in Parkview Johannesburg, right in the heart of all our Johannesburg Guesthouses.  The first speakers are on at 9.30 am and continue right through into the evening. The…
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A perfectly indulgent Johannesburg day!

A perfectly indulgent Johannesburg day!

Posted on: July 17, 2015| By: admin

I thought it would be a nice idea to write about what we think is a perfectly indulgent Johannesburg day. Try this for a birthday or special celebration. Wake up, stretch, and have someone bring you coffee in bed. Preferably your Johannesburg Guesthouse staff, but your partner would also be okay! Sip, roll over, sleep…
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