Monthly Archives: November 2011

Southern Sun set to do major overhaul on The Grace hotel in Rosebank

Southern Sun buys The Grace Hotel Southern Sun recently bought The Grace hotel  in Rosebank  for R85m.  They are planning to do major refurbishments to the 73 room hotel and turning it into a boutique hotel targeting corporates, but with an intimate feel.  Southern Sun managing director Graham Wood said it will be Southern Sun’s first […]

Posted in Travel, tourism & transport | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A destination guesthouse: Satyagraha in Orchards

Satyagraha Guesthouse: Beautifully restored house where Gandhi spent time when in Johannesburg Ghandi’s philosphy of Satyagraha (non-violent non-cooperation) was born in South Africa and more specifically in what was then the Transvaal, in the first decade of the 20th Century.  Ghandi arrived in Johannebsurg in 1893 and stayed at various places during the 12 years he […]

Posted in History and heritage, Joburg and surrounds: things to do and see | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Congratulations to 2 restaurants in the Parks region of Joburg

La Cucina Di Ciro and Tre Nonni La Cucina di Ciro, set in a delightful old house off 7th Ave Parktown North, and Osteria Tre Nonni in Grafton Ave Craighall Park  (5 minutes from Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse), have both  had their membership renewed for the 2012 American Express Platinum Fine Dining Awards. American Express Platinum Fine Dining […]

Posted in Food & Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Forde’s biography of Malema and the closing of Boekehuis

2 biographers of 2 key political SA figures converse Yesterday Boekehuis hosted Mark Gevisser, Mbeki’s biographer, in conversation with Fiona Forde, Malema’s biographer. Mark engaged Fiona to expand on some of the issues raised in her biography of Malema: ‘An Inconvenient Youth’.  An informed, informative, measured and fascinating interchange followed. Malema’s significance Forde’s take is that […]

Posted in History and heritage, South Africa | Tagged , , , , | 1 Response

3 restaurants in the Parks Region scoop Eat Out 2011 Awards

3 in 10: 3 nationwide winning restaurants within 10 minutes of Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse The nationwide winners of the 2011 Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Awards were announced last night. Congratulations to 3 restaurants in the Parks Region who scooped awards. – Best steakhouse countrywide: The Local Grill Parktown North The City Press […]

Posted in Food & Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment