The Story of Liz at Lancaster

The Story of Liz at Lancaster

Posted on: August 12, 2019| By: s2

In 1994, when I was still teaching at Wits, (I left Wits in 2005), I went to a conference held at North Western University in Chicago. There were some 20 South Africans and we were accommodated in various B&Bs within walking distance of the University.
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Premiere Classe Apartments

Premiere Classe Apartments

Posted on: July 15, 2019| By: admin

Looking for a home away from home place to stay in the Northern suburbs of Johannesburg, with your own kitchenette, space for you and your partner in our one bedroom apartments, as well as space for your family in our two bedroom apartments and the option of bringing your pet with? Premiere Classe Apartments is…
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Ailsa Craig Guesthouse in Craighall Park

Ailsa Craig Guesthouse in Craighall Park

Posted on: May 24, 2019| By: s2

Think cosy fires, comforting rooms with dream inducing bedding. You never need to leave our neighbourhood. Across the road is an excellent Indian restaurant and our favourite pub and grill Founders@Giles. And it that’s not enough there’s a deli, the Market Place, that caters for all tastes. Pick up a delicious pre-cooked ready-made meal, the…
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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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