Category: Johannesburg

Review: Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel

I walked into the huge open-plan lobby of the Radisson Blu Gautrain and was immediately struck by its size – extending all the way from the Central One Restaurant on the one end to the bar at the other, with the reception area in–between. The public areas seemed to flow together harmoniously, welcoming me to […]

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Maboneng Precinct , Johannesburg - Place of light

I love this board in Maboneng- an African variation of a board found in many cities around the world.  Some of the quirky things others had written were "Go to Hogwarts" and "Understand Women". What do you want to do before you die? I think that I'd like to visit every country in the world... […]

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Nizamiye Mosque - Istanbul in Johannesburg

As one travels on the busy highway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, it is likely that one’s eye will be caught by a striking vision of domes and minarets, a sight one would be much more likely to see in Istanbul, Turkey than in Midrand, Johannesburg. It is the Nizamiye Mosque , one of the most […]

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Sunnyside Park Hotel - A Living Legacy

It is not often that one gets to spend the night at a national monument and historic treasure. I had the privilege of doing just that recently. Right on my doorstep, in the historic suburb of Parktown, is a national monument and heritage site constructed as a residence in 1895, and now known as the […]

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Radisson Blu Sandton - Five-star Luxury In The City

I have a soft spot for luxury hotels - especially those that come with luxurious gowns, Nespresso machines, free high-speed Wi-fi and great views. And the five-star Radisson Blu Sandton Hotel provided all of these. The hotel is fairly new and this is quite evident in the modern, trendy furniture, fixtures and fittings throughout it. […]

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Gold Reef City Hotel and Theme Park

There are theme parks all over the world although not many in South Africa. But how many theme parks can offer you a tour of one of the deepest underground mines in the world, a gold pouring demonstration, an opportunity to pan for gold and a visit to gold miners’ houses which haven’t changed in […]

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OR Tambo International Airport lounges - two reviews

Spending long hours at the airport can be frustrating, but long waits are made infinitely easier with airport lounges. Airport Lounges offer one a comfortable sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the airport as well as snacks and drinks. We visited two lounges at OR Tambo International Airport. OR Tambo International Airport lounge comparison Our […]

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World Cup 2010 Fever

I can feel it – it is here! I live in Johannesburg – the centre of the FIFA World Cup 2010 where this year’s most exciting soccer (otherwise known as football) matches, will be played. Even I, who am not a football fan, have been affected with it. I have tickets to four of the […]

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