Books

Books

Posted on: April 8, 2014| By: admin

A house is not a home without at least one bookcase full of books.  And a trip abroad is not a trip without at least one book being bought. Here in Jozi, we have the best-kept secret. The Collector’s Treasury. A bookshop, a gem that so few people know about! The Collector’s Treasury is in…
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A Walk Through Jozi – with Joburg Places

A Walk Through Jozi – with Joburg Places

Posted on: March 31, 2014| By: admin

So many things surprised us on the Joburg Inner City Walking Tour we did with Gerald Garner from Joburg Places last week. The first was how Johannesburg, once a run down, gritty city, is going through this extraordinary re-growth, and is today magical, alive and vibrant. The second was that it was totally safe.  And the biggest…
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The Call of the Mielie Lady

The Call of the Mielie Lady

Posted on: March 18, 2014| By: admin

The Call of the Mielie Lady A familiar sight to the people of Johannesburg, especially in the northern suburbs, is the Mielie Lady.  She can be seen almost daily, shuffling along the streets, hunched over her plastic shopping trolley, shouting ‘MIELIES, MIELIES’, her throaty call echoing all around the neighborhood. If you’re a visitor, you…
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Johannesburg Guest Houses – right on the doorstep of top medical facilities.

Johannesburg Guest Houses – right on the doorstep of top medical facilities.

Posted on: March 14, 2014| By: admin

Visitors to Johannesburg looking for a place to stay will either go the large hotel route, or the personal guest house route.  If you are reading this, chances are you’re already thinking about guest houses in Johannesburg.  You’ll be scrolling through all our options, looking at all the different suburbs, and your choice will probably be governed…
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Craighall and Craighall Park – two of Jozi’s oldest suburbs

Craighall and Craighall Park – two of Jozi’s oldest suburbs

Posted on: March 1, 2014| By: admin

  When I was very young an aunt of mine lived in Craighall. The property was huge with peach orchards. There was even a tractor, which made our visiting adventures even more fun. It felt like we were in the country somewhere, even though it was only 20 minutes away from home. Craighall and Craighall Park,…
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Kim Sacks Gallery, Parkwood

Kim Sacks Gallery, Parkwood

Posted on: February 17, 2014| By: admin

  Some new artwork available at the Kim Sacks Gallery
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The Parks and its African Art Treasures

The Parks and its African Art Treasures

Posted on: February 9, 2014| By: admin

If you’ve had a moment, you may have whizzed through a few of our other blogs and so are getting a sense of just how wonderful The Parks area in Northern Johannesburg is. If not, here’s a quick read-by of things on offer. We have sprawling green parks (Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, Emmarentia Dam, Zoo Lake,…
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Parkhurst – Location, Location, Location!

Parkhurst – Location, Location, Location!

Posted on: January 20, 2014| By: admin

We’re fully into summer with the festive season behind us, and for reasons unknown to me, it’s the time of the year I frequent Parkhurst. If it’s not meeting friends for a coffee, I seem to have business meetings scattered around the fabulous assortment of eateries. Perhaps it’s because it’s so very central? Parkhurst ‘Village’…
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Parkview, a haven alongside Zoo Lake

Parkview, a haven alongside Zoo Lake

Posted on: January 6, 2014| By: admin

  Admission – I had no idea that Parkview, a suburb filled with childhood memories had such interesting history. What a delightful discovery. Parkview, a suburb along Jozi’s northern suburbs green belt, and its park – Zoo Lake, was a plantation started in 1891. About three million fast growing trees created a recreational forest for…
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Joburg:  True Christmas Spirit

Joburg: True Christmas Spirit

Posted on: December 21, 2013| By: admin

It’s true! I love Johannesburg at Christmas time. Africa’s largest people-bustling, traffic-hurtling city takes a deep breath for the festive season and suddenly calms down. As a born and bred Johannesburger lucky enough to live on the green belt, known to locals as ‘The Parks’, this is the best time of the year to either…
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