Tag Archives: Restaurants in Johannesburg

Parkhurst

Dogs have become the perfect accessory in Parkhurst. The people who live in this gorgeous suburb are mostly young couples, families with small children, single up and coming professionals, and – dog lovers!   If you wander up and down 4th Avenue, with its many restaurants, boutiques and cafes, you’re bound to see at least three…
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A night in Sandton

Yesterday evening as we walked into the Nelson Mandela Square there was a little black girl dressed in a pink tutu, her hair beautifully braided, posing under the Nelson Mandela statue. There were tons of tourists around, all waiting to take their photographs too, but nobody minded the wait. Seeing this little girl playing and…
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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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The Keyes Art Mile

There’s a new development in Rosebank and it’s called the Keyes Art Mile. It’s fabulous, offering a mix of food, fashion, flames and flash. Marble Restaurant The flash and the flames go together, in the form of Marble. Marble is the place in Jozi ‘to be seen.’ It is an extraordinary restaurant, on the third…
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Emoyeni Estate

  Emoyeni Estate, situated in Parktown, Johannesburg, is a dream. Just entering this magnificent Edwardian heritage building feels elegant and grand, and as you walk up the stairs you can feel the gracious and timeless luxury of yesteryear. Emoyeni means ‘Place in the Air’ in Nguni. It is built on one of the highest ridges…
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Music at 44 Stanley on a Friday Evening

  44 Stanley is a collection of speciality stores and restaurants, not far from our Johannesburg Guesthouses, in Milpark. The stores are built around several courtyards, spaced beautifully around and under the olive trees. You will find art, antiques, boutiques, books, high fashion, decor, furniture, collectables and restaurants. Friday evenings at 44 Stanley are divine….
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The Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of Germany with a global outreach. You will find Goethe Institutes in most major countries around the world. In South Africa, the Goethe Institute is in The Parks, in Parkwood, Johannesburg. Many of our Johannesburg Guesthouses are in The Parks too, and a visit to The Goethe-Institut makes perfect…
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7am on 7th

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

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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MOTMOT

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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