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Feast your eyes on Joburg’s purple canopy

Jacaranda time is here again During October and November every year Joburg is turned into a riot of deep purple with the Jacarandas in full bloom. From a high vantage point like Munro Drive or the Westcliff steps, the whole of northern Johannesburg from the Parktown Ridge to Sandton, is tinged with a dramatic blanket […]

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Encounters at Arts on Main 8-24 June

            Diarize the Encounters Documentary Film Festival 8- 24 June at The Bioscope at Main Street Life. There are some great doccies. For the programme go to: http://www.thebioscope.co.za/2012/05/21/encounters-2012-at-the-bioscope-from-8-24th-june/    by

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Heritage tours run by Parktown Westcliff Heritage Trust

The Parktown Westcliff Heritage Trust runs tours to interesting places which are very varied on their offerings.  Many of these tours provide access to places that one cannot always get to independently.  Sadly however,  the guiding  style and information provided can be a little superficial and descriptive, with in-depth information often tantalizingly lacking. But enjoy the outings.  […]

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Things to do in Jozi with the family this New Year’s Eve

Want to celebrate with the family over New Year and don’t know what to do?  There are a couple of different options: Jozi Carnival   The 2011 theme of the annual Joburg Carnival is Jozi my Jozi 125 celebrating the anniversary of the city’s existence.  It will take place on 31 December from 12pm and leaves […]

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Celebrate the warm summer weather by getting out of Joburg for the day

Weekend outings from Joburg Why not head out to Toadbury Hall in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Toadbury Hall offers specially packed picnic baskets to enjoy outdoors under a shady tree or in the warm sunshine. The menu changes with the seasons and includes a range of handmade snacks, delicious mains and a […]

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