Emoyeni Estate

Emoyeni Estate

Posted on: September 8, 2016| By: admin

  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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Quiz Nights in Jozi

Quiz Nights in Jozi

Posted on: September 6, 2016| By: admin

I don’t quite remember when Quiz Nights in Johannesburg became a thing. I’ve been going to the Quiz Night at Nuno’s in Melville for almost two years, I have a friend who is a regular at the Quiz at Vovo Telo in Parkhurst and another at The Cobblestone Pub in Montecasino. Quiz Night in Jozi…
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Music at 44 Stanley on a Friday Evening

Music at 44 Stanley on a Friday Evening

Posted on: September 2, 2016| By: admin

  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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Jozi’s Art Museums

Jozi’s Art Museums

Posted on: August 14, 2016| By: admin

Remember when we all used to go to New York or London, in the days when the exchange rate wasn’t so bad, and visit the art museums? And how we felt that all the art and culture was in big overseas cities and we didn’t have any? Well. It is no longer true. Johannesburg is…
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Sophiatown

Sophiatown

Posted on: August 4, 2016| By: admin

Sophiatown is a place of removal and rebirth. In the 1930s, and for about two decades, Sophiatown was the one area in Johannesburg that remained diverse and unified. People lived side by side in this tiny suburb, mostly connected through arts, literature, music and drama. It was one of the most racially integrated areas in…
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Amanzi Guest House

Amanzi Guest House

Posted on: July 29, 2016| By: admin

Our Johannesburg Guesthouses are all small, intimate and super personal. Guests get to know the owners really well and a successful stay often depends on the interaction between owner and guest. But of course it is impossible for an owner to be on hand 24 hours a day. Everyone needs a break, a holiday or…
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702 Walk the Talk

702 Walk the Talk

Posted on: July 26, 2016| By: admin

The 702 Walk the Talk is always the most fabulous day in Johannesburg. Fifty thousand walkers, with or without their dogs and babies, take to the streets for a day of fun, community, amazing spirit and pride. There is a 5 km, 8 km and 15 km walk, and it’s about people coming together and…
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Turbine Art Fair

Turbine Art Fair

Posted on: July 12, 2016| By: admin

The Turbine Art Fair is returning and we couldn’t be more excited. It’s the fourth year in a row, and if you haven’t been before, this is one art fair not to be missed. It’s on from the 14th to the 17th July at Turbine Hall in Newtown, a huge exhibition space, with beautiful and…
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The Market Theatre

The Market Theatre

Posted on: April 20, 2016| By: admin

The Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg, is one of our oldest and most charming theatres. It is a lot more than just a theatre though – it ’s a cultural complex for stage productions, music, dance and art – and has a really interesting background. Founded in 1976 by Mannie Manim and Barney Simon, the…
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7am on 7th

7am on 7th

Posted on: April 14, 2016| By: admin

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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