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Do you know where Delta Park gets its name from?

Delta Park, 104 hectares of open park land, is just 5 blocks from Liz at Lancaster. The area now known as Delta Park was part of the  farm Klipfontein in the 19th Century. In 1902 it became a grazing area for cows as part of William Rattray’s estate.   Delta Park as we now know it, [...]

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Heritage tours run by Parktown Westcliff Heritage Trust

The Parktown Westcliff Heritage Trust runs tours to interesting places which are very varied on their offerings.  Many of these tours provide access to places that one cannot always get to independently.  Sadly however,  the guiding  style and information provided can be a little superficial and descriptive, with in-depth information often tantalizingly lacking. But enjoy the outings.  [...]

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A destination guesthouse: Satyagraha in Orchards

Ghandi’s philosphy of Satyagraha (non-violent non-cooperation) was born in South Africa and more specifically in what was then the Transvaal, in the first decade of the 20th Century.  Ghandi arrived in Johannebsurg in 1893 and stayed at various places during the 12 years he was in Johannesburg. For more on this see Eric Itzkin’s excellent book [...]

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Get your walking shoes out to explore Joburg and its surrounds this week-end

  You can’t complain about the lack of variety of what’s on in Jozi this weekend: * Sat …5th Nov at 14.00 Join Parktown Heritage Association for the last Jacaranda Walk of 2011; park at the La Roche offices, 54 The Valley Road; no booking necessary; R40; stunning views of Parktown & Forest Town; more [...]

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Luxury hotels suffer in the accommodation squeeze

The Luxurious Monarch Hotel, which was supposed to hit the auction floor on September 28, has been withdrawn from auction by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). The hotel will remain standing empty until the IDC decides what to do with it, according to Warren Aronson of Auction Alliance. For more on the Monarch Hotel see [...]

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