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

Family friendly venue 5 blocks from Liz at Lancaster 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 […]

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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 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 – […]

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