Tag Archives: Cradle of Humankind

It’s time to celebrate the winter solstice this week-end

We’re due for a mild week-end, from Sunday the days will be getting longer and the gas crisis might ease towards the beginning of August – some positive thinking around the load-shedding blues.  So get out there this week-end as we’re spoilt for choice with really special things on offer. Number one has to be [...]

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Liz at Lancaster’s Pick of the Week – the Joburg Hiking Club

With a 180⁰  sweep  across the open veld we could see wildebeest, zebra,  impala and red hartebeest and as if that wasn’t enough,  a black-backed jackal trotted across our path. Where was this – Kruger? Waterberg? Madikwe? .. no … out in the Cradle of Humankind a mere 40 minutes from Joburg .  I played truant [...]

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The 2013 Lilizela Awards

The new national tourism and travel awards programme resulting from the merging of the AA Accommodation Awards and the Imvelo Awards [for Responsible Tourism] is backed nationally by the Department of Tourism and the Tourism Grading Council of SA [TGCSA]; and locally by the Gauteng Tourism Authority [GTA]. The name Lilizela indicates immediately some of [...]

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Where art, jazz and nature meet

I went out last Sunday to spend a glorious autumn day out of town at  Nirox where nature,  fresh air, good friends, and happy times met.   Located in the Cradle on the Kromdraai Rd between the Rhino and Lion Park and Sterkfontein, the Foundation was established by the art philanthropist Benji Liebmann and is used [...]

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Celebrate the warm summer weather by getting out of Joburg for the day

So much to do over weekends in Joburg: Why not head out to Toadbury Hall in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Toadbury Hall offers specially packed picnic baskets to enjoy outdoors under a shady tree or in the warm sunshine. The menu changes with the seasons and includes a range of handmade snacks, [...]

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