Monthly Archives: October 2012

Not long before the streets of Joburg’s Parks region are covered in canopies of purple

Westcliff tours with Parktown Heritage Tours Yes .. it’s jacaranda time again and already some of the trees along the streets of the older suburbs of the Joburg have a purplish tinge to them.   My weekly walks in Westcliff  offer glorious views from the top of the famous ‘Westcliff steps’,  so loved by mountaineers training […]

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Nice feedback on Liz at Lancaster customer service

Here’s a copy of an Email received from Theresa  (booking enquiry)  to Chris on Radio Today: I have been looking for a month’s accommodation for someone and made contact with Liz at Lancaster Guest House. She did not have availability – but she PHONED all the guesthouses in the area in order to be able […]

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Review on Craighall Park for the accommodation website Safarinow

Safarinow asked me to write a review of Craighall Park and have just submitted one. I got a  a reply saying:  ‘We’ll respond to any issues needing attention’  so maybe it will be changed and edited. However here’s the unedited copy: Central suburb in Parks area of Joburg Craighall Park, an amazingly central suburb in […]

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Joburgers: funny, friendly and engaging

Two great short BBC video clips on Joburg.  One uses diamond cutting in Joburg CBD ,  a day in Soweto and a hip young radio talk show host to give a sense of the contrasts and differing social and economic demographics of Joburg http://www.bbc.com/travel/video/one-day-in/20121002-johannesburg While the other http://www.bbc.com/travel/video/one-day-in/20121010-johannesburgs-new-cultural-hotspots looks at the regeneration of Braamfontein. Not […]

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Another exciting new Joburg tour: Wits on 20th October

Tour Wits Campus Coming up on the 20th October is a tour of the Wits campus. Apart from seeing a range of architectural styles from different decades of the 20th Century, the east campus offers insight into the original planning and layout of the core early buildings, while the west campus offers interesting examples of […]

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