Parkhurst

Parkhurst

Posted on: January 30, 2017| By: admin

Dogs have become the perfect accessory in Parkhurst. The people who live in this gorgeous suburb are mostly young couples, families with small children, single up and coming professionals, and – dog lovers!   If you wander up and down 4th Avenue, with its many restaurants, boutiques and cafes, you’re bound to see at least three…
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A night in Sandton

A night in Sandton

Posted on: January 18, 2017| By: admin

Yesterday evening as we walked into the Nelson Mandela Square there was a little black girl dressed in a pink tutu, her hair beautifully braided, posing under the Nelson Mandela statue. There were tons of tourists around, all waiting to take their photographs too, but nobody minded the wait. Seeing this little girl playing and…
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Jozi in the rain!

Jozi in the rain!

Posted on: January 8, 2017| By: admin

  We’ve had non-stop rain in Jozi for the past two or three days and it is delicious, everything is green, grey and misty, the dams are filling up, the farmers are delighted and we’re all feeling a lot cooler and calmer. We think the best thing to do in this weather is to curl…
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Sounds of Johannesburg

Sounds of Johannesburg

Posted on: January 5, 2017| By: admin

Right now I’m sitting in the garden in one of our Johannesburg Guesthouses and writing. The birds are tweeting, a dog is barking in the distance and I can hear the breeze blowing through the trees. It got me thinking that all cities have a particular kind of soundtrack. This is Johannesburg’s:- Birdsong, where ever…
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Jozi in December

Jozi in December

Posted on: December 12, 2016| By: admin

The December exodus is almost upon us and soon Johannesburg is going to be pleasurably quiet. It’s a great time to be in the city – there’s very little traffic, tons of parking, no queues for movies and the boutiques all have Christmas sales. There is still space available at some of our Johannesburg Guesthouses…
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Hotel Hope

Hotel Hope

Posted on: November 25, 2016| By: admin

    Imagine a housekeeper at one of our Johannesburg Guesthouses. She’s wearing a starched uniform, she’s in a stylish guest room, smoothing down the sheets and shaking out the duvet cover. Her job is to make the room perfect. Now imagine a similar scenario. A housekeeper of a different sorts. Also in uniform, also…
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The coffee scene in Johannesburg

The coffee scene in Johannesburg

Posted on: November 20, 2016| By: admin

The coffee scene in Jozi changes fairly often and we know how important it is to keep up with good coffee. As a visitor to our city, one of the nicest things is finding a coffee shop that you love and keep going back to. So, here is a list of our favourites, where we…
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The Keyes Art Mile

The Keyes Art Mile

Posted on: November 7, 2016| By: admin

There’s a new development in Rosebank and it’s called the Keyes Art Mile. It’s fabulous, offering a mix of food, fashion, flames and flash. Marble Restaurant The flash and the flames go together, in the form of Marble. Marble is the place in Jozi ‘to be seen.’ It is an extraordinary restaurant, on the third…
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Premiere Classe Suites

Premiere Classe Suites

Posted on: October 24, 2016| By: admin

Location, location, location You hear this all the time, and this is exactly what Premiere Classe Suites, one of our Johannesburg Guesthouses offers – the most perfect location. As well as the most fabulous one and two bedroomed apartments and suites that are fully equipped and divine. If you’re looking to be self sufficient, have…
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Garden Day in South Africa

Garden Day in South Africa

Posted on: October 16, 2016| By: admin

It felt quite apt that we had our first beautiful gentle summer rains during the night, just before Garden Day South Africa. Gardens in Johannesburg were given a good soaking, the dust disappeared and everything felt cleansed and divine, just in time for the first South African Garden Day. Garden Day is all about celebration….
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