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Sandboarding the Mine Dumps

Sandboarding the mine dumps More from Adi Goeller’s great weekly Newsletter: Fifty Two – weekly things to do and see in Joburg Below from his latest newsletter no 39 This week’s pick: Sandboarding the Gold Mines Genre: Pure rush What: Johannesburg’s gold mining days produced man-made mountains of soft yellow sand – these wildly recognised […]

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Thumbs Up for Joburg Zoo

Positive review of the Johannesburg Zoo Johannesburg has wild life parks on its doorstep: Pilanesberg Game Reserve a two hour drive away – has the Big Five. And although the Rhino and Lion Park is much more restricted and on a way smaller scale, it does provide an interesting introduction to Africa’s wild life species. Given this, the Johannesburg […]

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Spring is here: another wonderful day at the National Botanical Gardens

WALTER SISULU BOTANICAL GARDENS Yes we are spoilt. South Africa faces so many challenges, challenges with which both locals and the rest of the world are ALL  too familiar. However a day like this last Sunday makes up for a lot. In the spring, SAPPI a very large paper making public company, generously sponsors concerts […]

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Joburg’s best kept secret: Boekehuis

Boekehuis , a Jozi gem A visiting academic who is staying here at Liz at Lancaster referred this morning to Boekehuis as ‘Johannesburg’s Best Kept Secret’.  What a shame not to spread the word about such a gem of  a store. The title of Lucille Davie’s article (www.joburg.org. za  7 June 2006):  ‘Boekehuis one of the world’s 50 […]

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Make the most of warm winter days: get to the National Botanical Gardens, Roodepoort

Walter Sisulu Gardens Temps this weekend at ca. 19 degrees but  due to drop to around 13 degrees again from Tuesday. So …. make the most of the predicted warmer week-end and get out to the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens in Roodepoort.   When I went a couple of weekends ago, the skies were blue, the grass was […]

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