Heritage tours run by Parktown Westcliff Heritage Trust

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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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A new guide book on Gauteng

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Guide book to Gauteng Sean Fraser who has written several travel and guide books, has just published one which covers Johannesburg, Soweto, Pretoria and surrounds. I have not seen it yet so am looking forward to browsing through it. I still think that Nechama Brodie’s book on Johannesburg : The Joburg Book published in 2008, […]

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A destination guesthouse: Satyagraha in Orchards

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Satyagraha Guesthouse: Beautifully restored house where Gandhi spent time when in Johannesburg Ghandi’s philosphy of Satyagraha (non-violent non-cooperation) was born in South Africa and more specifically in what was then the Transvaal, in the first decade of the 20th Century.  Ghandi arrived in Johannesburg in 1893 and stayed at various places during the 12 years he […]

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Get into the Christmas spirit ….

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Christmas spirit is upon us Candlelight shopping Parkhurst : The outdoor shopping event Jozi looks forward to every year: Parkhurst 4th Avenue’s Candlelight Shopping. Enjoy 2 evenings of late night dining and Christmas shopping on Thursday November 24 and Thursday December 1  from 5pm to 10pm. Parkview Charity Christmas Market The 2011 Christmas Market at […]

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Sat 26 Nov:Here’s your chance to catch up with the changes in Braamfontein

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Urban renewal in Braamfontein Have posted before on what is new and happening in Braamfontein. The ‘Renaissance’ includes: the Neighbourhood Goods Market the South Point building refurbishments for urban accommodation (sorely needed for Wits students) and the public art,  starting with Van den Berg’s iconic Eland marking the entry into Braamies from the north and including […]

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Wonderful way to spend a Jozi Sunday morning getting a bird’s eye view of the newly budding Jacaranda blossoms.

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Westcliff historical walking tour What?  Westcliff Historical Walking Tour When?  Sunday Morning 16th October  at 10 Am. Where? The tour starts from The Ridge School. No booking necessary. More info:  You’ll see buildings such as: Glenshiel designed by Baker for Sir William Dalrymple and his wife the Hope School, Pallinghurst Rd The Stables also designed by Baker […]

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