Category: Gauteng

Exploring Soweto with Intrepid Travel

Exploring Soweto with Intrepid Travel It had been some time since my last visit to Soweto, so when I received an invitation to join Intrepid Travel and other members of the media on a tour there, I looked forward to returning. We gathered at the Voco Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg, then boarded the Intrepid Travel […]

The Courtyard Hotel Arcadia – a serene Pretoria getaway

The Courtyard Hotel Arcadia Review The upmarket suburb of Arcadia, in the heart of Pretoria, is known for its tree-lined streets, historical buildings and plethora of foreign embassies. In an area of this suburb known as Embassy Row, is a historic manor house, which now serves as the centrepiece of the Courtyard Hotel Arcadia. We […]

16 Unique Things to do in Pretoria

Looking for the best things to do in Pretoria? Read on... Also known by its official name Tshwane, Pretoria is South Africa’s administrative capital and is approximately 45 minutes from Johannesburg. Recently listed as one of the top 100 most loved destinations in the world by the Tourism Sentiment Index, it is a city of […]

Fordsburg : Johannesburg's Melting Pot of Cultures and Cuisine

Fordsburg Johannesburg Tucked away in the heart of Johannesburg, South Africa's bustling metropolis, lies Fordsburg – a district with a rich history, cultural tapestry, and delectable culinary offerings that stand as a testament to the city’s vibrant diversity. A Brief History of Fordsburg Fordsburg has a rich and multifaceted history. It was founded in 1888, […]

10 Best Halaal Restaurants In Johannesburg

I am often asked what the best halaal restaurants in Johannesburg are. As a South African food blogger and someone who eats out often, I have compiled the list below based on restaurants that I have personally experienced and enjoyed.  The list is updated often as I find new restaurants to recommend. Of course, everyone […]

11 things to do at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden

There are many things to do at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden besides picnicking. Check out my recommendations below. Just 30km west of Johannesburg's city centre lies an oasis for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, the Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden. One of the most beautiful places to visit in Johannesburg, it is also one of […]

15 best hikes in Johannesburg (and Pretoria) - a local's guide

Looking for the best hikes in Johannesburg and Pretoria by a local? Read on... Hike: a long walk especially for pleasure or exercise. (Merriam-Webster) I never really bothered much with hiking in Johannesburg until we were locked down in our own province. Then I started looking for parks and nature reserves in Johannesburg and was […]

Sandton Sun – The Grande Dame of Sandton

Sandton Sun Review A stay at the Sandton Sun promises an indulgent experience, starting from the moment you step into the elegant and sophisticated lobby. The welcoming staff greet you with a smile, and you're effortlessly checked in. The speedy lift whizzes you up to your suite on the 19th floor where you are instantly […]

10 Great weekend getaways in Gauteng

Are you looking for the best weekend getaways in Gauteng? Then you've come to the right place. I've lived in Gauteng for most of my life and here are my recommendations. A weekend escape from the city always sounds tempting but a long drive to get there usually isn’t as appealing. If you live in […]

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