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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Soccer City is breath-taking

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Soccer City at Nasrec There are thousands of photos of Soccer City … but none of them has been mine .. until yesterday when I had the privilege of actually experiencing that space. Stefania, the project manager of Soccer City, has been  a guest at Amanzi Guesthouse around the corner.  So it’s thanks to Pam that she, […]

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