Monthly Archives: January 2010

Kisses and Hisses for local restaurants

Guesthouses and nearby restaurants have an obvious synergy. So I try to keep up with the changing face of the local restaurant landscape. I like to refer my guests to good local eateries and don’t expect anything in return –  just want my guests to have a great meal and a good experience. XXX’s for [...]

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Value-added service at Liz at Lancaster: Some guest comments

I have stayed in a range of hotels across the world. In fact, I work for a very prominent hotel in New York City. The service that I received at Liz at Lancaster was a breath of fresh air. Congratulations, and thank you. Alana Washington 28/12/10 I can not think of any thing that they could [...]

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Joburg’s fan fests or fan parks for 2010 World Cup

The following information comes directly from The official FIFA-endorsed World Cup fan park has been earmarked for Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, but Joburg has identified a spot in the north and one in the south for similar ventures.   For those football fans who may not have tickets to watch 2010 FIFA World [...]

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Joburg’s best …… Bookshops

My favourite of all is Boekehuis: Boekehuis, corner Lothbury Road and Fawley Avenue, Auckland Park, 011 482 3609, Mondays to Saturdays 9am-6pm    In addition to its wide range of Afrikaans books, the discerning reader can find books which cover topics from cultural studies to history to literature, and much more besides.  Boekehuis is also a [...]

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Thumbs Up for Joburg Zoo

Johannesburg has wild life parks on its doorstep: Pilanesberg Game Reserve a two hour drive away – has the Big Five and although the Rhino and Lion Park is much more restricted and on a way smaller scale, it does provide an interesting introduction to Africa’s wild life species.  Given this, the Johannesburg Zoo is still a good option [...]

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