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If power goes off, Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse has light!

Whether its load shedding, power failure or un-notified “scheduled” maintenance, unexpected ‘lights out’ can happen on occasions.  This gives us an added challenge here at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse with some foreign guests not always able to follow written directions in English and others just annoyed by the lack of power. However we smooth the […]

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The REEA community initiative is so worth supporting and there’s lots for kids to do

Recently a family with 2 energetic young boys stayed at Liz at Lancaster. As they did not have a car, they wanted to be able to do things nearby where their 2 little ones could let off some steam. One of their favourite places was the REEA/Colourful Splendour Nursery/Delta Café ‘complex’ – 5 blocks away […]

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Fabulous food at The Leopard in Melville

I’ve been wanting to have a meal at the Leopard for several years. I never managed to get there while it was in Parkhurst (despite being just down the road) but went several weeks ago to its current location in Melville.   Many years back Andrea Burgener was a Fine Arts student at Wits when I […]

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Cathedrals of industry with Joburg Heritage Foundation

The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation is the most amazing activist/educational/heritage/tourism organization which, amongst other activities, runs bus and walking tours of Joburg’s historical spaces and places.  Once such was the Cathedrals of Industry  tour on 4th Sept  where Kathy Munro (Jozi historian) and David Gurney (urban planner) led a bus tour taking us to various industrial […]

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Talk, Walk and Lunch at Joziburg Lane – A complete MUST DO!

Gerald Garner  of Joburg Places is no stranger to Jozi-ites and regeneration issues in this ever-changing city. He has written 4 books on Joburg and has taken walking tours for many years.  I first went on a tour with Gerald 4 years ago and have been several times since – and have always come away […]

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