Tag Archives: Rosebank Guesthouses

Rosebank: vibrant, cosmopolitan and well-managed

  Neil Fraser who is a private consultant in the field of urban renewal, writes an amazing newsletter Citichat.  Sadly since he has left Johannesburg to take up life in Montagu, these newsletters are less frequent than they were.  Citichat is a Joint Venture with Urban Genesis Management an organization which works to  strengthen local [...]

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Liz at Lancaster has been honored in the 2013 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Hotels Awards

We’ve been informed  that we’ve been chosen as a winner in the B&Bs and Inns category by TripAdvisor in its 2013 Travelers’ Choice® awards.    At no 25 we just scraped in, but we are one of only 2 guesthouses in Gauteng to make it into the top 25 in South Africa.  Out of 25 award [...]

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The Parks Art Galleries wake from their Christmas slumber

    On 24th January an exhibition entitled To Photograph the Details of a Dark Horse in Low Light featuring the work of Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin opens at the Goodman Gallery. Broomberg & Chanarin have been shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013. The winner will be announced at a special ceremony [...]

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Can’t quite believe it’s Christmas fair time again ….

Gifts, clothes, crafts and goodies galore plus a tea garden all in the historic setting of Glenshiel at 19 Woolston Drive Westcliff.  The Gleshiel Christmas fair runs for 3 days from 2nd to 4th November and there are always wonderful things on offer.

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Not long before the streets of Joburg’s Parks region are covered in canopies of purple

Yes .. it’s jacaranda time again and already some of the trees along the streets of the older suburbs of the Joburg have a purplish tinge to them.   My weekly walks in Westcliff  offer glorious views from the top of the famous ‘Westcliff steps’,  so loved by mountaineers training for climbing ‘Killi’.   (My aspirations are [...]

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