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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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Liz at Lancaster’s Pick of the Week – Umhlaba at WAM

    I had a rushed visit to Umhlaba, the photographic exhibition marking the centenary of the 1913 Natives Land Act, which is currently showing at Wits Art Museum. Because of the topic – the contested nature of land and landscape in South African society, this exhibition cannot be anything but tough and hard-hitting.  Superbly [...]

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Liz at Lancaster ideal for long stays

At the end of  September we bid farewell to a guest who had stayed with us for 5 months. It’s a long time to be away from home so we were delighted that he felt so comfortable here and felt that it was a ‘home away from home’.   With offices in Parktown the drive to [...]

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From Berea to Xai Xai – the Braamfontein Spruit

 I recently visited the Barnato High School in Berea to do some scoping for a possible heritage report and was fascinated to discover that the Braamfontien Spruit rises in the grounds of this school. Apparently when Barnato built his mansion in Berea in 1897 (It was demolished in 1962) he created a lake in front of [...]

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Researching travel, touring and accommodation on-line: Digital Apartheid

For many years I have been referring my guests to local tour guides when they want to do a Soweto tour. Recently I have been helping one of these tour operators redesign and structure a new website (no technological input you understand! – simply layout, navigation and text copy). Yet again it has brought home [...]

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