Category Archives: Joburg and surrounds: things to do and see

A day in the sun enriched by sculpture, friends and laughter

I’m ashamed to admit this, but I’m sure I have more photos of Nirox than I do of my beloved grandchildren.  Well … I don’t think that is quite true but every time I come back from a visit to this most magnificent of places, that’s how it feels.   These grounds are so extraordinarily beautiful […]

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Another remake for the Sheds at no 1 Fox St

Midmorning on a cold winter’s day is not the ideal time to experience a newly launched industrial-space leisure hub in Jozi inner city, but despite the cold winter chill and the fact that few people know of the reopening, we still had a great time a few week-ends back when we made our way down […]

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It’s ‘crazy house’ time … school holidays are here!

Jozi has much on offer to add to kids’ holiday excitement – wonderful activities, fun places to visit and great shows to see. The playground at Delta Park is always a firm favourite with active youngsters, and there’s plenty of space to take a picnic and relax in the winter sun. Other special places for […]

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Sputniks, squirrels, skeletons and sculpture gardens: Joburg has it all this June

From space travel, to wild-life photography, to outdoor sculpture to the workings of the human body – four blockbuster exhibitions are currently showing in Johannesburg. Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse currently has guests staying who are amazed by the current Joburg offerings – they are so pleased they are staying in such central accommodation and are […]

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Winter Sculpture Fair – Don’t miss it!

This is MOST definitely Liz’s Pick of the Week. Nirox is the Cradle’s hidden gem. What used to be a trout farm has been transformed into a sublime 15 hectare estate with ponds, weirs, streams, amazing trees and the most wonderful expanse of lawns and verdant landscape.  Started as an artist’s retreat by the philanthropist […]

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