Tag Archives: Parkview

Stop and smell the coffee

There is no other author who has expressed the wonder of coffee so effortlessly than Terry Pratchett in his book Thud! – “Coffee is a way of stealing time that should by rights belong to your older self.”  We certainly know how to steal time with the delightful choice of coffee shops in Johannesburg. Here…
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Spoil your Mom – have a magnificent day

May is the month for mothers.  Those wonderful women who pack lunch-boxes, nurse scratched knees, lie awake at night waiting for their teens to come home, lovingly feed and walk the dogs, schlep the kids to soccer and ballet, and of course, love and look after the fathers too! Sunday, 13 May is Mother’s Day.  It’s…
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Swim, Relax, Have Fun

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

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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Jozi in December

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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The coffee scene in Johannesburg

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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Jozi on a Saturday

Does your heart start beating fast when you think of how expensive Johannesburg can be? Mine does, but this weekend I worked out how to ‘do Jozi cheaply.’ Here is my Saturday diary. I started at the Wits Art Museum – entry is free, the museum is seriously magnificent, they have an astonishing collection of…
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2015 Johannesburg Highlights

It’s nearly the end of the year, can you believe it, and so it’s time for us to reflect on the Jozi highlights of 2015. Difficult, as there have been so many, but here goes. Feel free to add to the list under ‘Comments’. First Thursdays – We love this event, when galleries in Braamfontein…
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