Tag Archives: Outings in Joburg

Feast your eyes on Joburg’s purple canopy

During October and November every year Joburg is turned into a riot of deep purple with the Jacarandas in full bloom. From a high vantage point like Munro Drive or the Westcliff steps, the whole of northern Johannesburg from the Parktown Ridge to Sandton, is tinged with a dramatic blanket of blue.  Join the Johannesburg [...]

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Things to do in Jozi with the family this New Year’s Eve

Want to celebrate with the family over New Year and don’t know what to do?  There are a couple of different options: Jozi Carnival   The 2011 theme of the annual Joburg Carnival is Jozi my Jozi 125 celebrating the anniversary of the city’s existence.  It will take place on 31 December from 12pm and leaves [...]

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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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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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Wonderful way to spend a Jozi Sunday morning getting a bird’s eye view of the newly budding Jacaranda blossoms.

    Sunday Morning 16th October At 10 Am. Westcliff Historical Walking Tour. Great value at R40 per person and includes buildings such as Glenshiel designed by Baker for Sir William Dalrymple and his wife, the Hope School, Pallinghurst, The Stables also designed by Baker for Raymond and Hope Schumacher. The Tour starts from The [...]

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