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

‘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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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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Walking tour of Kliptown Soweto

Laurice Taitz is Jozi’s queen of mavens (aka founder and editor of the amazing publication Johannesburg In Your Pocket). She has an extraordinary knowledge of Joburg and always manages to find relatively unknown hidden gems.  Ntokoza Dube or TK is one of these.  He runs walks through Kliptown and when, in late 2015, Laurice asked […]

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