Tag: Gauteng

15 best hikes in Johannesburg (and Pretoria)

Where to go for the best hikes in Johannesburg and Pretoria 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. We started looking for parks and nature reserves in Johannesburg and were thrilled to discover that […]

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10 Great weekend getaways in Gauteng

10 Great weekend getaways in Gauteng 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 Gauteng and are looking for nearby getaways for this weekend or the next, then you've come to the right place. These weekend getaways near Johannesburg […]

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11 places to visit with the City Sightseeing Johannesburg Bus

City Sightseeing Johannesburg Bus Review Did you know that Johannesburg was founded in 1886 when gold was discovered on the reef? It was only expected to be a temporary town. Or that it is one of the largest cities in the world not built near a sea or major river? Or that it is an incredibly […]

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OR Tambo International Airport lounges - 2 reviews

OR Tambo International Airport lounge 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. Slow […]

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Timeless elegance at The Winston Hotel

The Winston Hotel Review Timeless elegance, wistful charm and understated luxury…these are the characteristics that define The Winston Hotel. The five-star boutique hotel is built in the style of Johannesburg's grand historic colonial architecture and is reminiscent of Sir Herbert Baker’s work which can be found in the surrounding neighbourhoods, once home to the city’s […]

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Hennops Hiking Trail & 5 interesting things to see there

Hennops Hiking Trail Travelling is what I missed the most during the extended lockdown period. Yes, I know that it is a first-world problem, but I can’t help it - I’m a dromomaniac. Dromomania is a term used to describe a desire for frequent traveling or wanderlust. So until travel resumed, I had to find other […]

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Hyatt House Johannesburg Sandton - A Comfortable Homestyle staycation

Hyatt House Johannesburg Sandton Review Life in Johannesburg can be so fast-paced and stressful that frequent vacations and staycations are mandatory. For our latest staycation we visited Hyatt House in Sandton which opened in November 2021.  Situated in a residential part of Sandton, it is close enough to the key business and shopping hubs in […]

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50+ best things to do in Johannesburg ...and around

Looking for things to do in Johannesburg ? 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 are visiting Johannesburg, […]

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The Collectors Treasury - Things to do in Johannesburg

A visit to The Collectors Treasury in Johannesburg Do you love discovering hidden gems? Are you a collector of antiques and curiosities? Have you been searching for rare finds in Johannesburg? Have you dreamt about getting lost among thousands of books? If so, then you should head to The Collectors Treasury ! Housed in an […]

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The Orient Hotel and Restaurant Mosaic

The Orient Hotel and Restaurant Mosaic Update: The Orient Hotel and Restaurant Mosaic are permanently closed since March 2021 A short drive away from Pretoria, ensconced in a 280 hectare nature reserve, stands a Moorish-inspired marvel rising like a mirage above the trees. As you enter the gateway leading to the palace-like structure, you leave […]

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Thaba Eco Hotel Review (previously known as Thaba Ya Batswana)

Thaba Eco Hotel Review aka Thaba Ya Batswana During the run-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, long before the official on-field battles for the Cup began, two prominent teams were engaged in another sort of battle. Mexico and Portugal were both fighting for the privilege of staying at Thaba Eco Hotel (previously known as […]

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9 Relaxing weekend getaways near Gauteng

Weekend getaways near Gauteng I recently wrote a post about weekend getaways in Gauteng, which has been quite popular. This is the second post in the series and it covers weekend getaways near Gauteng. These are family-friendly places that I’ve personally stayed at and enjoyed with my family. However, they are also great places for […]

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Glamping in the Cradle Of Humankind – Sibani Lodge

Sibani Lodge Review When you want to feel at one with nature but can’t bear to forego your daily luxuries, what do you do? You go glamping of course! Fortunately, we have some great glamping spots in Gauteng – like Sibani Lodge. An unexpected, but welcome, long weekend, saw us heading to the Cradle of […]

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Countryside bliss at De Hoek Country Hotel

De Hoek Country Hotel I had heard much about the five-star De Hoek Country Hotel before I went there so, needless to say, my expectations were high. After a beautiful drive through the bucolic Magaliesberg area, we crossed the stone bridge shaded by willow trees, over the Magalies River and into a serene valley. Picturesque […]

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The Cullinan Diamond Mine Tour

The Cullinan Diamond Mine Tour “The diamond, known for a long time only to kings and then to very few of them, has greater value than any other human possession and not merely than any other gemstone.” Pliny the Elder Did you know that the largest diamond ever found was The Cullinan Diamond? It was […]

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