Jozi walking tours

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On Saturday 17th November there is a Johannesburg Heritage Foundation walk (2 hours) past 2 homes in Parktown: Brenthurst, & Timewell with a visit to Etunzini.  [Unfortunately this tour is for members only but there is still time to join. Phone Eira on (011) 482-3349] Back to the tour ..  Brenthurst was designed by Baker […]

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Finger in the air: Where do you want to go?

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Transport by mini-bus Getting around Joburg without your own car is a challenge.  However, various initiatives and infrastructural developments have been introduced with varying degrees of success.  The Gautrain running between the airport,  Pretoria and Joburg Central, with stops on the way, is very fast, clean, safe and  effective but unfortunately quite expensive for daily […]

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Recycle, re-use and reduce

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Sobering facts around waste decomposition Ever wondered how long things take to decompose? Well, apparently it depends largely on whether they’re decomposing in a viable compost heap filled with hungry organisms, or in a landfill that gets little air, water or sunlight. But here’s a rough guideline: Paper towel 2 – 4 weeks Banana peel […]

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Another award for Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse

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Another award for Liz at Lancaster Liz at Lancaster won another award last night when the 2012 AA Quality Assured Accommodation Awards were announced.  Although we didn’t win in our category Guesthouse with Breakfast, (congratulations to Cycad Guesthouse in Polokwane), we won a special award:  Travellers Value Award for “Top-end Executive and/or Leisure Travellers City. […]

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Beautiful Things from Africa here at togu’na

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Far from being  just another curio outlet, togu’na shop offers a collection of traditional and contemporary pieces that are tailored to suit the specific needs of every customer.  The owner and director Lara Tatley has sourced an exquisite collection of pieces from all over Africa and runs the showroom in Parktown North with her husband […]

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