Sunday in Maboneng

Sunday in Maboneng

Posted on: November 8, 2015| By: admin

  It’s been a while since I’ve just hung out in Maboneng on a Sunday. Sure, I’ve done walking tours, wandered around the market and been to theatre, but I haven’t just sat at a table on the sidewalk and people watched. Maboneng is seriously buzzing, especially on the weekends. It reminds me so much…
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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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Rugby World Cup, Semi-Finals

Rugby World Cup, Semi-Finals

Posted on: October 22, 2015| By: admin

The Springboks have made it to the 2015 Rugby World Cup semi-final. This Saturday we play New Zealand, our biggest rivals, and it is unlikely there will be a single South African who isn’t watching the game. We’ve rounded up some of the best places where you can watch in a communal atmosphere and that…
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Glenshiel Christmas Fair

Glenshiel Christmas Fair

Posted on: October 15, 2015| By: admin

I must say when I received an email with the header ‘Christmas’ I did a double take.   It feels far too early to be thinking about Christmas already, but actually the year is speeding by and it is after all, October. And if it’s October it means that it’s nearly time for the Glenshiel Christmas…
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City of Gold Urban Art Festival

City of Gold Urban Art Festival

Posted on: October 9, 2015| By: admin

  If you’re looking for something bright, fun and colourful this weekend, make your way to Jeppestown. Artists, both South African and foreign, have been painting the walls for the past week, huge delicious graffiti, as part of the City of Gold Urban Art Festival. If you don’t know Jeppestown it is just east of…
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The spirit of South Africans

The spirit of South Africans

Posted on: October 1, 2015| By: admin

Yesterday, across South Africa, communities were marching to Unite Against Corruption. Protests were held in Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town and were not aimed at the Government but were non political and all about saying – NO MORE! No more corruption, no more crime, no more lies. People from all walks of life marched 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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Carol Lee Fine Art

Carol Lee Fine Art

Posted on: September 10, 2015| By: admin

If you’re looking to discover South African art and artists, then you should get to know Carol Lee. Carol is somewhat of an art guru who lives in Parkview, close to all our Johannesburg Guesthouses, and hosts regular exhibitions nearby. Carol has curated exhibitions of contemporary South African for the last fifteen years, focusing mostly…
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Vintage Clothing in Jozi

Vintage Clothing in Jozi

Posted on: September 4, 2015| By: admin

Vintage clothing is all the rage. And that does not mean second hand junk clothing, it means good designer clothing, lovingly worn and beautifully looked after by somebody else. We have a few shops, all near our Johannesburg Guesthouses, that are divine. You can spend hours finding bargains, looking for the perfect label, a little…
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Johannesburg Guesthouse Gardens

Johannesburg Guesthouse Gardens

Posted on: August 28, 2015| By: admin

Spring is in the air. The jasmine smells divine, there are sprigs of mint in the garden and lemons are already dropping off trees. Our Johannesburg Guesthouse gardens are looking so pretty with the new blossoms and guests are loving spending weekends outside under the trees. A lot of work goes into a Guesthouse garden. It’s…
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