Nice blog on Liz at Lancaster

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Here’s a nice blog [September 2014] on Liz at Lancaster from Johannesburg-guesthouses which I have quoted in full. I have updated [March 2017] the info on restaurants at the end of the block as it was outdated:   Here’s the blog: I hear Liz answering the phone with a ‘Hello Liz speaking, Liz at Lancaster […]

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Bungee jumping in Soweto

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Adventure Tourism: Bungee jumping off the Orlando Towers A guest at Liz at Lancaster had his adrenalin rush for the weekend when he went bungee jumping from the old cooling towers in Soweto.  Known as the Orlando Towers, this ‘vertical adventure facility’  was the brainchild of Bob Woods back in 2001.  When the disused towers needed maintenance the […]

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Jozi Taxi signals

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SA’s 12th official language: sign language to catch a minibus taxi   A couple of years back I wrote  a blog  about using minibus taxis to get around Joburg and the kind of local knowledge that is required to do so.  I included an image of the cover of Susan Woolf’s book of taxi signs […]

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An iconic sculpture of an iconic man

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Mandela capture site with Marco Cianfanelli’s sculpture I have had the privilege of knowing Marco Cianfanelli since he was a Fine Arts and Art History student at Wits many years back and have followed his career with great interest. I was of course well aware of his monumental sculpture of Mandela constructed at the site of […]

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Talking to plants works!

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Thank you Alick Ncube for Liz at Lancaster’s wonderful garden   In November last year, parts of the Johannesburg Parks region were hit by a devastating hail storm.  Large hail stones fell with a ferocious intensity.  They shredded leaves of agapanthus and arums, as well large robust trees, and reduced every impatience and begonia plant  […]

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