Johannesburg Ecomobility

Johannesburg Ecomobility

Posted on: July 31, 2015| By: admin

Last Sunday a few Johannesburg Guesthouse owners and I did the Radio 702 Walk the Talk. Apart from the walk being fabulous as always, we were struck by the amount of people wearing t-shirts that said ‘Be an Ecomobility Champion’. I’ve heard the word Ecomobility being thrown around but I’ve never been quite sure what…
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Turbine Art Fair

Turbine Art Fair

Posted on: July 23, 2015| By: admin

I left the the Turbine Art Fair in Johannesburg knowing one thing. That I absolutely have to, one day, own a Robert Hodgins. I’ve been in love with this artist for years and years and truly regret not buying one of his pantings when they were still vaguely affordable. The great thing about the Turbine…
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A perfectly indulgent Johannesburg day!

A perfectly indulgent Johannesburg day!

Posted on: July 17, 2015| By: admin

I thought it would be a nice idea to write about what we think is a perfectly indulgent Johannesburg day. Try this for a birthday or special celebration. Wake up, stretch, and have someone bring you coffee in bed. Preferably your Johannesburg Guesthouse staff, but your partner would also be okay! Sip, roll over, sleep…
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Nelson Mandela Day – 18 July

Nelson Mandela Day – 18 July

Posted on: July 14, 2015| By: admin

Nelson Mandela Day is observed worldwide on the 18th July – that’s this coming Saturday. This is the day when the Nelson Mandela Foundation, together with the United Nations, asks people around the world to devote 67 minutes (Nelson Mandela spent 67 years devoted to the struggle) of their time to community service. The 18th…
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Jozi Outdoor Gyms

Jozi Outdoor Gyms

Posted on: July 2, 2015| By: admin

  We’re a bunch of snobs in Jozi. We love having personal trainers come to our homes, we join trendy upmarket yoga classes that we never go to more than once and we spend small fortunes at the gym. But there’s an option and it is an amazing one. Outdoor gyms! They’re springing up all…
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27 Boxes

27 Boxes

Posted on: June 29, 2015| By: admin

I’ve been keeping an eye on the development of 27 Boxes for about a year now– seeing the shipping containers being moved into the old derelict Faan Smit Park, watching the construction and the containers coming together and turning into stores, and now – it’s done! And it is absolutely amazing. 27 Boxes is in…
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Linden

Linden

Posted on: June 16, 2015| By: admin

I always get excited when I stumble across a new area with fantastic shops and restaurants, and right now, Linden has my attention. I spent Saturday morning walking along 7th Street, with its wonderful vintage shops, antique and decor stores and small market, then branching off the side roads, finding amazing coffee, cheese, salads, tapas…
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Johannesburg Museums

Johannesburg Museums

Posted on: June 10, 2015| By: admin

I was asked recently to recommend a museum in Johannesburg for visitors to spend an afternoon at. It wasn’t an easy decision, as we have some brilliant museums in the city. And how do you choose just one, when we have so many diverse ones? We have museums devoted to Apartheid, Democracy, the Struggle, Art,…
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Jozi Car Guards

Jozi Car Guards

Posted on: May 27, 2015| By: admin

A hot topic of conversation, in South Africa and amongst South Africans, is our car guards. We suburban mothers sit in our local cafes, sipping our coffees, both raging and laughing because we’ve just given R 5 to a man to guard our car even though we know it doesn’t really need guarding. It’s a…
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Nirox Winter Sculpture Fair, 2015

Nirox Winter Sculpture Fair, 2015

Posted on: May 12, 2015| By: admin

This weekend saw the Nirox Sculpture Park transformed into a contemporary winter wonderland, with a new outdoor exhibit of extraordinary and enormous outdoor art combined with some of the best food and wine from Franschhoek. Nirox is in the Cradle of Humankind, just forty minutes out of Johannesburg. The park is only open for special…
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