It might not be the Comrades but Bruce was there!

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With only 3 of us ‘on duty’ over a week-end at Liz at Lancaster, instead of the usual 4, I often miss the Parkrun in Delta Park on a Saturday morning. It starts at 8 which usually clashes with breakfasts and preparing of invoices for check-out. I’m always sad when I do, as it’s one of my favourite weekly activities. The field of some 1000 odd meet at the Delta Environmental Centre.

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Newsletter from Liz at Lancaster January 2014

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Newsletter from Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse 2014   Another year has flown by and again although it is already 2015, it’s hopefully not too late to wish you all the very best for the year ahead.  As always we’d like to thank you for your ongoing loyal support over this last year: returning guests; first-time visitors; those  […]

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Nice blog on Liz at Lancaster

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Here’s a nice blog [September 2014] on Liz at Lancaster from Johannesburg-guesthouses which I have quoted in full. I have updated [March 2017] the info on restaurants at the end of the block as it was outdated:   Here’s the blog: I hear Liz answering the phone with a ‘Hello Liz speaking, Liz at Lancaster […]

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Jazzing it up in Jozi

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Sorely need additions to Joburg’s jazz scene Jazzlovers bemoan the demise of many of Jozi’s well-known jazz venues such as Kippies and the Blues Room, amongst others. However, good news is that Aymeric Peguillan who was so central to the live jazz scene in the ‘80s and ‘90s, has leased the former Narina Trogon restaurant […]

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Bungee jumping in Soweto

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Adventure Tourism: Bungee jumping off the Orlando Towers   A guest at Liz at Lancaster had his adrenalin rush for the weekend when he went bungee jumping from the old cooling towers in Soweto.  Known as the Orlando Towers, this ‘vertical adventure facility’  was the brainchild of Bob Woods back in 2001.  When the disused towers needed maintenance […]

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The soft life in Africa

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As happy as a pig with a pillow A friend received this e-mail from a friend in Zim and sent me this picture and story which I thought was delightful. They had been away at a game park and on the first evening, while sitting in front of the fire in the bar, in walked a fully grown […]

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