Category: Johannesburg

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 […]

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 […]

50 best things to do in Johannesburg in 2024 - A local's guide

Looking for things to do in Johannesburg by a local ? Read on... Johannesburg – South Africa’s biggest city and commercial epicentre. Also known as Jozi, Joburg, or Egoli (City of Gold in Zulu), it began as a gold-mining settlement in the 19th century. There is more to this cosmopolitan city than shopping. If you […]

A Tour of Soweto with the City Sightseeing Bus

A Tour of Soweto I’ve been playing tourist in my city. I explored Johannesburg from the top of the City Sightseeing Bus then I went on a tour of Soweto with them to visit South Africa’s largest, and most vibrant township. It is where some of South Africa’s most historic events took place and home to […]

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, […]

11 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 […]

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 […]

Ludwig's Roses: A Colourful Rose Wonderland in Pretoria

Ludwig's Roses “Roses do not bloom hurriedly; for beauty, like any masterpiece, takes time to blossom.”  Matshona Dhliwayo On the outskirts of Pretoria, to the north, there is a floral wonderland called Ludwig's Roses - a flourishing rose farm that boasts the largest selection of rose varieties in the country. The family-run business was established […]

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