Joburg City Art Tours

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There is increasing public art in all sorts of unexpected places in Jozi. And now we even have long needed art tours. This surely marks our coming of age. See http://www.jhblive.com/kultcha/features/joburg_city_art_tours/46212 for more on these tours. by

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Adi Loveland’s Doccie on Joburg; best value for R50

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Documentary on ‘surviving Joburg’ Am so excited … I won a prize!    Adrian of Fifty Two (weekly suggestions of things to to in Jozi) asked for readers’ suggestions of  what to do in the genre A.C.L. (Arts Culture Leisure).  My suggestion of the Nirox Sculpture Park won me second prize:  the mad crazy 52 minute doccie on Joburg by Adi Loveland. Called ‘Unhinged: Surviving Joburg’,  it’s […]

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48 hours in Joburg

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48 Hours in Joburg: what to do and see FiftyTwo:21  48 hours in Joburg Genre:  Tourist Guide to your own city What: What’s different to do and see in Joburg in 48 hours. Drink here: Darkie Café is the go for early Friday drinks, this is urban cool when busy. Move onto Narina Trogon, a hip […]

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The Inside Joburg tour! Sat 5th June

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The Inside Joburg tour! A decade of reading the city 2000-2010 2-hour tour of downtown Joburg with historian and heritage specialist, Sue Krige, urban specialist and Joburg enthusiast, Graeme Reid, architect and author of books on Johannesburg architecture, Clive Chipkin, & author of THE INSIDE JOBURG Book, Nechama Brodie  101 things to see and do […]

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Getting Out: Hiking in Jozi

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3 Places to walk and hike in and around Joburg T-J de Klerk of the Wilds Walks writes about a long walk at Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve on Sunday, April 25 from 07:30: Hikers are cordially invited by Johannesburg City Parks and the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve Association to participate in a 20 kilometre walk in the Klipriviersberg […]

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Tours for the public to explore a newly discovered fossil site in the Cradle

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TOURS OF CRADLE OF HUMANKIND From Maropeng’s February 2010 newlsetter On April 10, Maropeng and iHominin will give budding palaeontologists a rare opportunity to explore a 1.5-million-year-old fossil site. Cooper’s Cave, 1.2km from the famous Sterkfontein Caves near Johannesburg, is a relatively newly discovered fossil site, where several species of animals and a number of […]

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Joburg’s best …… Bookshops

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Joburg’s best bookshops My favourite of all is Boekehuis:  Boekehuis, corner Lothbury Road and Fawley Avenue, Auckland Park, 011 482 3609, Mondays to Saturdays 9am-6pm    In addition to its wide range of Afrikaans books, the discerning reader can find books which cover topics from cultural studies to history to literature, and much more besides.  Boekehuis […]

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Thumbs Up for Joburg Zoo

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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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Making sense of Joburg’s geography

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As an international tourist who has never visited Joburg, it can be a very confusing place.  There are many reasons for this: The boundaries have changed over time It covers a huge area There is very poor street signage There has been no useable tourist public transport, although this is in the process of being […]

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