Tag Archives: Cradle of Humankind

Sputniks, squirrels, skeletons and sculpture gardens: Joburg has it all this June

Loads on in Joburg 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 […]

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Winter Sculpture Fair – Don’t miss it!

Don’t forget it’s Mother’s Day So head out for a picnic in the sun at the Nirox Winter Sculpture Fair 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, […]

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Stay and play in Joburg on upcoming week-ends

Domestic Tourism for Joburg events   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 […]

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

A week-end in Joburg packed with options 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 […]

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Hiking in the Cradle of Humankind with the Joburg Hiking Club

What better to do on a Wednesday but escape to the outdoors for a morning’s hike?  With a 180⁰  sweep  across the open veld we could see wildebeest, zebra,  impala and red hartebeest and as if that wasn’t enough,  a black-backed jackal trotted across our path. Where was this – Kruger? Waterberg? Madikwe? .. no […]

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