Tag Archives: Rosebank

Celebrating Jazz: Joburg’s many venues

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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Stop and smell the coffee

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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Why we are the best guesthouse website for The Parks area in Johannesburg

Johannesburg like any other city is a metropolis. But, unlike any other city it is the world’s largest man-made forest with approximately 10 million trees. Nestled amidst these millions of trees in the northern suburbs is “The Parks” – an established area of Johannesburg (dating back to approximately 1896), which speaks sophistication with its trendy…
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Gauteng has its own golden route

It almost always happens without fail. At the beginning of October every year, the start of summer in South Africa, the itch for travelling starts. The hibernating slumber of winter wears off and new beginnings, novel adventures await with the early chirping of birds in our budding Johannesburg gardens. But what to do if the…
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A funny thing happened at the Turbine Art Fair

The Turbine Art Fair I always love the Turbine Art Fair. I wander around admiring the art, discovering new artists and feeling inspired by the high level of creative talent in South Africa. But this year was different. Yes, I walked around and I admired everything and fell in love with a few pieces, but…
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Ever thought of owning a guest house?

One of the questions that visitors to Cotswold Gardens often ask Janine is ‘How did you get into this business?’ Janine loves giving the answer. Because Cotswold Gardens is her baby, one that was born out of love and one that led her to a whole new life. Cotswold Gardens is in a magnificent leafy…
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Community

The definition of community:- A group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. A feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests and goals. Our Johannesburg Guesthouses are a community. We are all in the Rosebank Region, are in close proximity to one another…
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Jozi in the rain!

  We’ve had non-stop rain in Jozi for the past two or three days and it is delicious, everything is green, grey and misty, the dams are filling up, the farmers are delighted and we’re all feeling a lot cooler and calmer. We think the best thing to do in this weather is to curl…
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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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