What’s happening in Jozi in December?

What’s happening in Jozi in December?

Posted on: December 5, 2018| By: admin

Every year we make life easier for those staying behind in Jozi over the December holidays. We do all of the research on what’s hot and happening; and compile a list of how-to-have-fun in the city. Here is our curated list – especially for you: Friday, 7 December Jozi Coffee Cycle Tour, Maboneng Precint More…
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Jumpstart your festive season shopping spree

Jumpstart your festive season shopping spree

Posted on: November 21, 2018| By: admin

Black Friday is happening this Friday, 23 November, effectively jumpstarting our shopping spree for the coming festive season. Here are some of our favourite shops, all selling divine goodies with a creative South African flavour. Joburg branded items from IWASSHOT IN JOBURG at Arts on Main, Maboneng This ingenious shop has a range of t-shirts,…
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Five reasons why Craighall Park will never bore

Five reasons why Craighall Park will never bore

Posted on: October 30, 2018| By: admin

Craighall Park is situated in what is known as The Parks area in Johannesburg. This suburb was originally farmland. By ox-wagon, it took about an hour’s journey from Jozi’s mining town center to reach it. Klipfontein farm was bought by the Scotsman William Rattray and re-named Craighall after his hometown. The suburb is now over…
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What gives our guesthouses personality? A few of our favourite things.

What gives our guesthouses personality? A few of our favourite things.

Posted on: October 12, 2018| By: admin

In August our blog – Three reasons why guesthouses are your best option: Position, Personality, Price – received many views, confirming that our followers and guests want to see more of us. There are many phenomena which make our guesthouses particularly exclusive; standing out from the humdrum of bland accommodation spaces in Johannesburg. Here follows a…
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Celebrating Jazz: Joburg’s many venues

Celebrating Jazz: Joburg’s many venues

Posted on: September 17, 2018| By: admin

Jozi is buzzing with preparations for the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival taking place 27 to 29 September 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre. Visit their website to see the impressive line-up of artists including the The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong All Star Band and Thandi Ntuli, this year’s Standard Bank Young Artist…
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Three reasons why guesthouses are your best option:  Position, Personality, Price

Three reasons why guesthouses are your best option: Position, Personality, Price

Posted on: August 21, 2018| By: admin

When travelling, be it for pleasure or business, people often book hotels without thinking. They book the branded hotel name because it’s easy – Tsogo Sun, City Lodge or Hilton –  but not necessarily because it is best for their needs. By best we don’t mean the most luxurious, the most extraordinary or the most flashy….
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Decorex Joburg 2018

Decorex Joburg 2018

Posted on: August 2, 2018| By: admin

One of our favorite shows is opening in a few days time, and we’re struggling to contain our excitement. Decorex SA is an annual Johannesburg décor and lifestyle expo, and is the biggest event for trend and cozy living.  The theme this year is ‘Rhythm of Life’ and it is a must visit if you’re…
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Maboneng – right up there with the best in the world

Maboneng – right up there with the best in the world

Posted on: July 17, 2018| By: admin

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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Stop and smell the coffee

Stop and smell the coffee

Posted on: June 22, 2018| By: admin

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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Father’s Day – whatever you do, do it together

Father’s Day – whatever you do, do it together

Posted on: June 11, 2018| By: admin

We gave you a ton of suggestions for Mother’s Day, so it’s only fair that we tell you what you can do on Father’s Day. Mark your calendar for this Sunday, 17 June. How about a drive out in the winter sun to Maropeng in the Cradle of Humankind? The Tumulus Restaurant, situated on the third…
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