Eating out in Joburg: Indian, Chinese and a touch of Thai & Turkish

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Indian restaurants Fordsburg  and Mayfair are great places to go for really good Indian food.  Fordsburg is close to the city centre with Mayfair further to the west.  While they are  predominantly Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani, there has been a recent increase of Eastern, Middle Eastern and North African immigrants.  Don’t expect restaurants with ambience […]

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Local vegetarian eateries

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Great Vegetarian spots near Liz at Lancaster   Service Station, Melville  Trendy place for the arty and intellectual set for brunches and light lunches; wonderful quiches and salads which get charged by weight .   011 726-1701 53 Rustenberg Road (corner 9th Street) Nestled in the heart of Greenside, the Greenside Café is a vegetarian and […]

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Eating out in Joburg: Afro-fusion

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African style food in Joburg Ethiopian food One of my favourite restaurants is  Little Addis  in Maboneng. Delicious platters of a selection of traditional Ethiopian dishes are served with injera (soft spongy what ‘bread’) which functions as knife, fork and spoon.  280 Fox St +27 82 683 8675; www.littleaddis.co.za Open 12.30 to 21.00 except Sunday evenings […]

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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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