The Church of Moria

The Church of Moria

Posted on: April 28, 2014| By: admin

A sea of Blue, Khaki and Orange is what you notice as you drive past The Church of Moria.  Women in smart blue uniforms, men in freshly pressed khaki suits, and hundreds of orange busses bellowing smoke, carrying them all to the Zion Christian Church in Limpopo. I expected chaos, as I’d read that over…
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Ten things you never knew you could do over Easter in Joburg

Ten things you never knew you could do over Easter in Joburg

Posted on: April 11, 2014| By: admin

Sometimes it’s really nice NOT to go away. Holidays are fab, but they do mean packing the car, leaving early to avoid traffic, getting stuck in traffic anyway, and then spending a small fortune on a weekend away.  Here are a whole lot of wonderful things that can keep you happy in Johannesburg, these Easter…
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Books

Books

Posted on: April 8, 2014| By: admin

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 the best-kept secret. The Collector’s Treasury. A bookshop, a gem that so few people know about! The Collector’s Treasury is in…
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A Walk Through Jozi – with Joburg Places

A Walk Through Jozi – with Joburg Places

Posted on: March 31, 2014| By: admin

So many things surprised us on the Joburg Inner City Walking Tour we did with Gerald Garner from Joburg Places last week. The first was how Johannesburg, once a run down, gritty city, is going through this extraordinary re-growth, and is today magical, alive and vibrant. The second was that it was totally safe.  And the biggest…
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The Call of the Mielie Lady

The Call of the Mielie Lady

Posted on: March 18, 2014| By: admin

The Call of the Mielie Lady A familiar sight to the people of Johannesburg, especially in the northern suburbs, is the Mielie Lady.  She can be seen almost daily, shuffling along the streets, hunched over her plastic shopping trolley, shouting ‘MIELIES, MIELIES’, her throaty call echoing all around the neighborhood. If you’re a visitor, you…
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Johannesburg Guest Houses – right on the doorstep of top medical facilities.

Johannesburg Guest Houses – right on the doorstep of top medical facilities.

Posted on: March 14, 2014| By: admin

Visitors to Johannesburg looking for a place to stay will either go the large hotel route, or the personal guest house route.  If you are reading this, chances are you’re already thinking about guest houses in Johannesburg.  You’ll be scrolling through all our options, looking at all the different suburbs, and your choice will probably be governed…
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Craighall and Craighall Park – two of Jozi’s oldest suburbs

Craighall and Craighall Park – two of Jozi’s oldest suburbs

Posted on: March 1, 2014| By: admin

  When I was very young an aunt of mine lived in Craighall. The property was huge with peach orchards. There was even a tractor, which made our visiting adventures even more fun. It felt like we were in the country somewhere, even though it was only 20 minutes away from home. Craighall and Craighall Park,…
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Kim Sacks Gallery, Parkwood

Kim Sacks Gallery, Parkwood

Posted on: February 17, 2014| By: admin

  Some new artwork available at the Kim Sacks Gallery
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The Parks and its African Art Treasures

The Parks and its African Art Treasures

Posted on: February 9, 2014| By: admin

If you’ve had a moment, you may have whizzed through a few of our other blogs and so are getting a sense of just how wonderful The Parks area in Northern Johannesburg is. If not, here’s a quick read-by of things on offer. We have sprawling green parks (Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, Emmarentia Dam, Zoo Lake,…
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Bridge House Guest House

Bridge House Guest House

Posted on: January 27, 2014| By: admin

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