Category: South Africa

Explore Johannesburg's Heritage Sites

I receive a lot of invitations to events, but since it takes time and effort to attend, I have to be quite selective about which ones I accept. However,  when I received an invitation to explore Johannesburg during Heritage Month, I knew that this was one event I wanted to attend. In fact, when I […]

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Things to do in Johannesburg – Sci-Bono Discovery Centre

If your children love to fidget / experiment , are budding scientists or struggling with science, then you definitely need to take them to Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg’s Newtown district. Here the words “Don’t Touch” don’t exist and they can touch, feel, press and play to their little hearts’ content. Scientific concepts are explained with […]

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Walkersons Hotel and Spa - A luxurious countryside getaway

I stopped on the mountain trail and inhaled the intoxicating fresh air. The rest of my family were far ahead of me, but I didn't mind. I wanted to enjoy the picturesque scene below me. I was just outside South Africa’s highest town, Dullstroom. Below me lay the shimmering blue dams and charming stone cottages […]

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Family time at Kruger Park Lodge

The hippos began stirring. The small one rose first. Some of the others followed, while the others remained submerged in the river.  There were about eight of them. A huge male opened his jaws wide to show his dominance. Further up the river, on the edge of the dense woodlands, a crocodile basked in the […]

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54 on Bath : Chic Urban Luxury

In the heart of the trendy suburb of Rosebank, adjoining one of Johannesburg’s largest shopping precincts, stands the chic five-star boutique hotel - 54 on Bath . Previously known as The Grace, the hotel underwent a multi-million rand makeover when it was purchased by Tsogo Sun, South Africa’s leading hospitality and entertainment company. It ranks among […]

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Review: Radisson Blu Gautrain

When it comes to hotels, it is often said that location is everything. However if the hotel also offers comfortable luxury and upscale amenities, then it becomes an even more attractive choice of accommodation. The award-winning Radisson Blu Gautrain boasts all these and more, and my family and I were looking forward to staying there. […]

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Best SA holiday destinations for every type of tourist

One important thing to consider when planning your trip is your tastes and interests. While you may already know the type of holiday you want, it can be tough picking the ideal destination. Fortunately, South Africa offers an array of great travel experiences in every province. You can Be a Tourist in Your Hometown or […]

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Review: Zwahili Private Game Lodge

A petrifying roar pierced the stillness of the night air then another. I woke up with a start. It sounded as though the lion was right outside my door but fortunately I had been warned of this and knew that he was actually much further away than his roar would lead me to believe.  I […]

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Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden

The Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden is not something one would expect to see in the greater Johannesburg area. Situated below the dramatic, 200-metre-high cliffs of the Roodekrans Ridge in the West Rand, the beautiful expansive garden is like a lush oasis amid the concrete structures. Established in 1982, it is one of South Africa's nine National Botanical […]

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The Westcliff Hotel aka Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff

If you ever doubted that Johannesburg was an urban forest, then you should look at it from the Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff (aka The Westcliff Hotel ). You will see a canopy of verdant treetops with sprinklings of purple jacaranda blossoms and the occasional red-tiled rooftop, stretching far into the horizons. The hotel overlooks the Johannesburg […]

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Gold Reef City has a new ride & how to get discounted tickets

I was recently invited to the launch of Gold Reef City’s new ride -The High Flying Maverick along with a bunch of other bloggers and celebrities. Thanks to my kids, I am a theme park fan too, so I jumped at the opportunity to be one of the first people to experience the latest addition […]

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Win A Relaxing Getaway

The competition has ended. The winner is Edna Coetzee. Congratulations, Edna! We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.  Jawaharlal Nehru Kgalagadi Lodge , situated between the red sand […]

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