Liz at Lancaster has just received a new batch of house wine: a cabernet sauvignon/merlot red from Stellenbosch and a Chenin blanc white. These are very drinkable wines at reasonable prices R52 a bottle for the red and R45 for the white. Recently, we had guests who were off to Kruger after staying here and [...]
Category Archives: Stories and encounters
In November last year, parts of the Johannesburg Parks region were hit by a devastating hail storm - large hail stones fell with a ferocious intensity. They shredded leaves of agapanthus and arums, as well large robust trees, and reduced every impatience and begonia plant to a bruised and damaged lone green stalk. Of course [...]
One of the best things about running a guesthouse is all the interesting people we meet from all over the world. One such person is Pat Walker who runs Cultural Explorer. Pat, a remarkable woman with boundless energy and a wonderful sense of humour, runs tours to South Africa which focus on volunteer, cultural, or [...]
Urban Joburg responds to Monocle Magazine’s binary view of Joburg. Love their description of what Jozi inner city has to offer: ‘We’re a city where one can drink a strong espresso in ‘Little Addis’ before heading off to Fordsburg for a vegetarian biryani AND making a stop at Neighbourgoods for [...]
The world renowned palaeo-anthropologist Philip Tobias has left an extraordinary legacy. (See http://lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/tobias-at-84-still-sharp-witty-and-engaging ) A memorial celebration of his life will take place on Wednesday 20th June at 5pm in the Wits Great Hall. RSVP to 011 717 1327 or firstname.lastname@example.org.