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

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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Pick of the Week: Moonlit Night Market at Maboneng Friday 22nd

What marvels, miracles and wizardy I had the pleasure of experiencing yesterday – I went with a friend and her grandchildren to Stuart Lightbody’s matinee magic show Devilish at POPart (a small independent theatre venue in the 12 Decades Hotel in Maboneng ) …. And what magic it was.  Apart from tea appearing out of […]

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Spin into Orbit with Science, Cocktails and Jazz

This city of Jozi never ceases to amaze me that for all its grittiness (or maybe it’s precisely because of this edginess), it is so compulsively creative and trend-setting.  On the last Tuesday of every month the Orbit in Braamfontein holds an evening, called Science and Cocktails, where science meets art.  There’s a particular interest […]

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Stay and play in Joburg on upcoming week-ends

Do Jozi-ites realize just how many domestic tourists come to the city to see big events?  Last week Liz at Lancaster had no fewer than 4 families who drove from different parts of the country to bring their children and grandchildren to see Disney on Ice.  We had very excited little ballerinas at breakfast time, […]

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It’s time to celebrate the winter solstice this week-end

We’re due for a mild week-end, from Sunday the days will be getting longer and the gas crisis might ease towards the beginning of August – some positive thinking around the load-shedding blues.  So get out there this week-end as we’re spoilt for choice with really special things on offer. Number one has to be […]

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