Tag Archives: Restaurants in Johannesburg

Maboneng – right up there with the best in the world

It’s official. US business magazine, Forbes, has named Kalk Bay in Cape Town and Maboneng in Johannesburg as two of the “coolest neighbourhoods in the world”. We even outdid New York’s Manhattan and London’s Soho districts. The good news is that Maboneng is at our doorstep. Within 30 minutes from any of our guesthouses, our…
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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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Why we are the best guesthouse website for The Parks area in Johannesburg

Johannesburg like any other city is a metropolis. But, unlike any other city it is the world’s largest man-made forest with approximately 10 million trees. Nestled amidst these millions of trees in the northern suburbs is “The Parks” – an established area of Johannesburg (dating back to approximately 1896), which speaks sophistication with its trendy…
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Parkwood living : Goethe-Institut, cakes and iconic guesthouse

Parkwood is one of those suburbs in Johannesburg that has everything going for it. It’s virtually in the midst of what makes Joburg tick. It lies between the two major roads of Jan Smuts Avenue and Oxford Road, meaning easy access to just about anywhere in the north of Jozi, including Rosebank and Sandton.  Being…
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It’s hip to feel cool at 1 Fox Precinct

I have heard before of the fashionable restaurants, brewery and food market that nestle together at 1 Fox Precinct , but did not realise that this is such a seriously up-and-coming cool cultural space in Jozi central, until I recently graced the place with my presence. On entering the area, one sees the Urbanologi restaurant…
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Gauteng has its own golden route

It almost always happens without fail. At the beginning of October every year, the start of summer in South Africa, the itch for travelling starts. The hibernating slumber of winter wears off and new beginnings, novel adventures await with the early chirping of birds in our budding Johannesburg gardens. But what to do if the…
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A trip to Illovo and Melrose North: Bohemia harmonising with trendsetting

It is always such an indulgence travelling down Oxford Road starting in Rosebank, taking the split to the right into Corlett Drive, first entering the suburbs of Illovo and then Melrose North. The reason for this uplifting sensation is the apparent mix of upmarket old-style Johannesburg with the contemporary.  It is not a collision of…
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Prison Diary – Constitutional Hill

If you want to combine a visit that is political, historical, beautiful and moving, then make a plan to get to Constitution Hill to see the incredible exhibit of artworks by the late activist Fatima Meer. Fatima Meer became politically active at the age of 17, fighting South Africa’s apartheid laws. She was first banned…
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New Doornfontein – Treviso, ArtEye and Piece

Treviso Cafe I’d recently seen photographs of Treviso Cafe splashed all over Facebook so decided to go and check it out for myself. It wasn’t so much the pics of the food that had astonished me, rather the pics of the view. And if there is a good view in Johannesburg, I want to see…
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