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

The Big Five on Liz at Lancaster’s doorstep!

RAINS TRANSFORM THE PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK Having not been to the Pilanesberg National Park for several years, I was lucky enough at the end of last year to visit twice in 3 months – in October – when it was still quite brown, dry and dusty and again in December when it was transformed into […]

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Catch the Red City Bus from Rosebank

CITY BUS TOURS GIVE BEST QUICK OVERVIEW OF A CITY  Even seasoned travellers who don’t like to be seen as mass-tourists, will take a guided bus tour when they first arrive in a big city. It’s an ideal way to get an overview – literally – from the top of a double decker (or diggle-dupper […]

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‘Visit Work Play’ Joburg Tourism’s message

JOBURG TOURISM AND JOHANNESBURG IN YOUR POCKET COLLABORATE:  ART, SHOPPING AND NEIGHBOURHOOD EXPERIENCES IN JOHANNESBURG Joburg  ‘Visit Work Play’ – this message greeted us as we entered the Women’s Jail at Con Hill  a couple of weeks back to attend a presentation by Joburg Tourism on their new plans to market Joburg as a destination. […]

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Holiday time again – how to keep parents sane and small children entertained

Yes .. 6 months have passed  since our last blog on what to do with small children in the Parks during the holidays … only now it’s midsummer with quite a few places closing for Christmas through to the new year.   Check http://www.lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/its-crazy-household-time-school-holidays-are-here for many of the playgrounds, local child-friendly eateries and parks. Both Delta […]

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Cathedrals of industry with Joburg Heritage Foundation

Johannesburg Heritage Foundation runs great tours 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 […]

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