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

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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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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