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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Swim, Relax, Have Fun

Swim, Relax, Have Fun

Posted on: December 28, 2017| By: admin

If you’re in Johannesburg right now, chances are that you are very hot. Our days are sunny and the sun is shining. You need to get some relief from the heat somewhere. Here are a couple of tips. Take a dip in the Zoo Lake Public Pool in Parkview. To enter it costs the ridiculous sum…
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What to do in Jozi this festive season

What to do in Jozi this festive season

Posted on: November 19, 2017| By: admin

The silly season is upon us. This year, I decided to stay in Johannesburg for the holidays. Having scrutinised my available budget, I came to the sad conclusion that margaritas on a sunset beach is not on my 2017 to-have list. With this realisation, I did the first thing I always do in times of…
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It’s hip to feel cool at 1 Fox Precinct

It’s hip to feel cool at 1 Fox Precinct

Posted on: October 29, 2017| By: admin

I have heard before of the fashionable restaurants, brewery and food market that nestle together at 1 Fox Precinct , but did not realise that this is such a seriously up-and-coming cool cultural space in Jozi central, until I recently graced the place with my presence. On entering the area, one sees the Urbanologi restaurant…
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Gauteng has its own golden route

Gauteng has its own golden route

Posted on: September 28, 2017| By: admin

It almost always happens without fail. At the beginning of October every year, the start of summer in South Africa, the itch for travelling starts. The hibernating slumber of winter wears off and new beginnings, novel adventures await with the early chirping of birds in our budding Johannesburg gardens. But what to do if the…
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A trip to Illovo and Melrose North: Bohemia harmonising with trendsetting

A trip to Illovo and Melrose North: Bohemia harmonising with trendsetting

Posted on: September 18, 2017| By: admin

It is always such an indulgence travelling down Oxford Road starting in Rosebank, taking the split to the right into Corlett Drive, first entering the suburbs of Illovo and then Melrose North. The reason for this uplifting sensation is the apparent mix of upmarket old-style Johannesburg with the contemporary.  It is not a collision of…
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Prison Diary – Constitutional Hill

Prison Diary – Constitutional Hill

Posted on: August 30, 2017| By: admin

If you want to combine a visit that is political, historical, beautiful and moving, then make a plan to get to Constitution Hill to see the incredible exhibit of artworks by the late activist Fatima Meer. Fatima Meer became politically active at the age of 17, fighting South Africa’s apartheid laws. She was first banned…
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A funny thing happened at the Turbine Art Fair

A funny thing happened at the Turbine Art Fair

Posted on: July 20, 2017| By: admin

The Turbine Art Fair I always love the Turbine Art Fair. I wander around admiring the art, discovering new artists and feeling inspired by the high level of creative talent in South Africa. But this year was different. Yes, I walked around and I admired everything and fell in love with a few pieces, but…
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Johnny Clegg, The Final Journey

Johnny Clegg, The Final Journey

Posted on: July 14, 2017| By: admin

Johnny Clegg If you know South African music then you know the name Johnny Clegg. You will also know the music of Juluka and Savuka, the two bands that Johnny started and the two bands that put South African music on the map, both locally and abroad. Johnny’s story is an extraordinary one. He grew…
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