Sophiatown

Sophiatown

Posted on: August 4, 2016| By: admin

Sophiatown is a place of removal and rebirth. In the 1930s, and for about two decades, Sophiatown was the one area in Johannesburg that remained diverse and unified. People lived side by side in this tiny suburb, mostly connected through arts, literature, music and drama. It was one of the most racially integrated areas in…
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Amanzi Guest House

Amanzi Guest House

Posted on: July 29, 2016| By: admin

Our Johannesburg Guesthouses are all small, intimate and super personal. Guests get to know the owners really well and a successful stay often depends on the interaction between owner and guest. But of course it is impossible for an owner to be on hand 24 hours a day. Everyone needs a break, a holiday or…
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702 Walk the Talk

702 Walk the Talk

Posted on: July 26, 2016| By: admin

The 702 Walk the Talk is always the most fabulous day in Johannesburg. Fifty thousand walkers, with or without their dogs and babies, take to the streets for a day of fun, community, amazing spirit and pride. There is a 5 km, 8 km and 15 km walk, and it’s about people coming together and…
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Turbine Art Fair

Turbine Art Fair

Posted on: July 12, 2016| By: admin

The Turbine Art Fair is returning and we couldn’t be more excited. It’s the fourth year in a row, and if you haven’t been before, this is one art fair not to be missed. It’s on from the 14th to the 17th July at Turbine Hall in Newtown, a huge exhibition space, with beautiful and…
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The Market Theatre

The Market Theatre

Posted on: April 20, 2016| By: admin

The Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg, is one of our oldest and most charming theatres. It is a lot more than just a theatre though – it ’s a cultural complex for stage productions, music, dance and art – and has a really interesting background. Founded in 1976 by Mannie Manim and Barney Simon, the…
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7am on 7th

7am on 7th

Posted on: April 14, 2016| By: admin

Morning Mammie. Morning Madam. Good morning Gogo. Hey, G’morning, I say, to each person who wanders by me. It’s early on a Sunday. There are few people on the streets. It’s chilly but the sun is shining, the magnolias are in bloom and the air smells like lavender. I turn the corner and walk past…
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The Braamfontein Spruit, Jozi

The Braamfontein Spruit, Jozi

Posted on: April 4, 2016| By: admin

Yesterday we walked the Braamfontein Spruit. We smothered ourselves in Vichy sunblock 100, put on good walking shoes, filled bottles of water, grabbed our hats and off we went. We set off from the Delta Park environmental centre (tons of parking), and then followed the part of the trail that leads from the Delta, through the…
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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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MOTMOT

MOTMOT

Posted on: March 22, 2016| By: admin

If you are a visitor to Johannesburg and looking for gifts to take home with you, or even just something special to spoil yourself with, go to MOTMOT. It is the most divine specialist shop in Parkhurst and I am a little bit in love with it. The owner, George Nowosenetz, is always in the…
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Schoolboy Rugby

Schoolboy Rugby

Posted on: March 8, 2016| By: admin

Schoolboy Rugby in South Africa is huge. It’s incredibly competitive, the standard of rugby is excellent and huge amounts of time, effort and commitment go into the sport, from the players to the coaches to the parents. Excitement is mounting for the upcoming Schoolboy Easter Rugby Festival, co-hosted by St Stithians, KES and St. Johns….
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