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Boys’ Weekend in Johannesburg (for the active)
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Boys’ Weekend in Johannesburg (for the active)

There is so much to see and do in Johannesburg, Gauteng, that guys planning a fun weekend will have to prioritise and, maybe, make more than one weekend of it to fit it all in. In this piece, we will explore some of the options for a group of friends that wants to stay active during their time without the girls in their lives. This means fun and adventure, and will require a bit of fitness. Acrobranch This is an obstacle course that is situated in the trees of James and Ethel Grey Park in Illovo. Awesome activities will test your strength, endurance and agility. The adult course includes zip...
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Boys Weekend in Johannesburg
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Boys Weekend in Johannesburg

With the stresses and strains on the shoulders of so many these days, it is important to break away from the treadmill of life and have a real break. A boys weekend may be just what you need to get your mind off your worries, and Joburg has plenty to offer a group of guys looking for adventurous things to do in Johannesburg. Beer It Up at World of Beer Most men do not need too much encouragement, but South African Breweries (SAB) has established the World of Beer to make this golden refreshment even more delicious and enjoyable. Situated in Newtown, this facility is dedicated to the worl...
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Family Time in Pretoria
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Family Time in Pretoria

One of South Africa’s three capital cities, Pretoria is steeped in history and heritage. It is only about 55 kilometres from the energetic core of Johannesburg, making it a central destination that combines convenience with a deep sense of heritage and culture. It is a popular holiday hotspot as well as a very busy corporate destination. Families that visit Pretoria are guaranteed of having plenty to see and do. Those with children are invited to enjoy some of the following recommended attractions Take a Train The Centurion Society of Model Engineers (CSME) has mini locomotives that ar...
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Enjoy a Family Day in Sandton
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Enjoy a Family Day in Sandton

Johannesburg has a constant vibe, an ever-present buzz that makes it so very exciting. However, it does not always lend itself to relaxing days spent with family, since there is an on-the-go atmosphere that never dies. Still, there is plenty to see and do as a family day in Sandton, regardless of how big your group, or the ages of your children... Here are just five of the top family activities and attractions in Sandton: 1. Catch a Movie at Sandton City Indulging in popcorn and Slush Puppies while relaxing in the theatre is always a good way to unwind and keep little ones (and the not so l...
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The Adventure of the Orlando Towers
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The Adventure of the Orlando Towers

The Orlando Towers are hard to miss, as their colourfully painted heights stand tall over Soweto. These were built as two cooling towers for the Orlando Power Station, which is no longer in operation. One of the towers is famous for having the largest mural painting in the country, while the other’s artwork serves as advertising (currently for First National Bank). While these towers were operational for some 50 years, they now serve a completely different function. The Orlando Towers are now the heart of adrenalin-pumping fun in Johannesburg, Gauteng. Locals and visitors that crave racing ...
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Hiking In and Around Pretoria
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Hiking In and Around Pretoria

Hiking through a destination is, undoubtedly, one of the best ways to experience it in a personal, intimate way. Hiking allows you to slow your pace, feel the vegetation, hear the calls of wild birds and smell the sweet air of nature. Hiking may range from easy walking trails to far more challenging marked trails that require skill and a fair amount of fitness. Regardless of where you choose to hike in South Africa, it is essential to protect yourself and your family against the harmful rays of the sun. This is applicable even in overcast or cool conditions. Apply a high-factor sunscreen re...
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Gautengs Trains – Gautrain Meets Rovos Rail
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Gautengs Trains – Gautrain Meets Rovos Rail

In truth, there is no use comparing the luxurious Rovos Rail with the progressive, convenient Gautrain, as they offer completely different service to very different sectors and target markets. Still, both are significant, and fulfil very important roles in their own rights. The Gautrain This is a mass rapid transit railway system, designed to provide modern, fast transport between Johannesburg, the OR Tambo International Airport, and Pretoria Accommodation. This was developed in response to a major issue with traffic in these areas, which form South Africa’s commercial, entertainment and...
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Indulgent breaks from Johannesburg
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Indulgent breaks from Johannesburg

Getting out of Johannesburg is so exhausting that one often tends to put it off completely, rather than face the hour or so it takes just to make it to the outer perimeters, so vast is the sprawl. Other than heading off for your long weekend at the crack of dawn, before anyone else has cottoned on to the idea, make sure your destination is so damn fine that the time away is worth every moment of the trek that had to happen in order to get there. We've selected a few such venues for you to choose from, for Easter, or any long weekend... Indulgent breaks from Johannesburg   De ...
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Craft Beer in Joburg – Which Watering Holes Serve The Brew
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Craft Beer in Joburg – Which Watering Holes Serve The Brew

It isn't only Cape Town where craft beer has made an impact on the market in much the same way as local food and farmers' markets have impressed themselves on the food scene around the country. Jo'burg too has managed to cast off its addiction to SAB long enough to explore the idea that beer doesn't just come in a bottle, nor is it necessarily a lager. But what is this fondness for putting 'craft' in front of the word 'beer' and then charging more for it? Craft beer is beer brewed by artisans in micro-breweries. Translated into South Africanese: it's made by a curious boet who learne...
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Weekend breaks from Gauteng – top 5 things to do in 5 provinces
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Weekend breaks from Gauteng – top 5 things to do in 5 provinces

The bonus when it comes to living in Gauteng – over and above the fat salaries, larger cars (dense traffic, and press of people) - is the access to just about anywhere. North West, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Free State and KwaZulu Natal are all on your doorstep, give or take a few kilometres, and weekend breaks away from it all are easy because of it. Here are our favourite weekend breaks - the top 5 (+one) things to do in 5 provinces ... NORTH WEST Hartbeespoort Dam, Magaliesberg and the Pilansberg are literally on Johannesburg's back doorstep. Harties is the destination of the average biker's...
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5-Star Spas of Gauteng
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5-Star Spas of Gauteng

The locals and visitors of Gauteng are invited to indulge in world-class treatments at the hands of trained therapists at one of the 5-star health spas in this bustling province. Of course, there are many more spas, but a 5-star experience really does offer something very special. 54 on Bath, Rosebank This elegant urban hotel in Sandton insists on the best possible standards so that guests are pampered into forgetting the stresses of everyday life. Because it is small and intimate, the service is very personal, with attention being paid to charming attention to detail. The superior cuisine...
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Joburgs best delis and farmstalls
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Joburgs best delis and farmstalls

When the nights are closing in and the weather's nippy, long lunches and fireside dinners with friends are on the menu – preferably laden with real slow-cooked food. Delis and farmstalls are the new way to stock your shelves with food fit to share with friends, and worth the detour. Many of them stock locally supplied and home-made goodies that not only look beautiful, but also taste good. They're the budget equivalent of eating out, and in, as delis and markets supply nosh that is as easy to use for picnics as it is to translate into plate-filled fare at home. And perfect for the typical J...
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The Gautrain
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The Gautrain

Johannesburg, in the province of Gauteng, is known as the commercial capital of South Africa. It is abuzz with arts, culture, politics, shopping, and plenty more. It is also home to the OR Tambo Airport, an international airport that welcomes the vast majority of international visitors to South Africa every day. In response to the massive amount of local and international travel and tourism taking place, the Gautrain was constructed. This is a mass rapid transit railway system that extends for 80 kilometres and links Johannesburg, the OR Tambo Airport and Pretoria Accommodation. There ar...
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I Love Waterkloof Ridge Because …
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I Love Waterkloof Ridge Because …

Hi, I’m Anna-Marie Trollip from Kelkiewyn B&B and Selfcatering in Waterkloof Ridge. Waterkloof Ridge, a suburb of Pretoria. Although there are a few small suburb malls, Waterkloof Ridge is best known for its up-market homes and luscious gardens Pretoria has a lovely climate. WHEN THE WEATHER'S GOOD, I LIKE TO to garden, walk or play golf.  We are less then three km from three golf courses, namely Pretoria East Country Club (in the middle of Waterkloof Ridge!) Monument (down the road) and Wingate Park. The beautiful golf course of Woodhill is about 10 minutes drive away. WHEN THE ...
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I Love Brooklyn Because …
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I Love Brooklyn Because …

Hi, I’m Marlene from Brooklyn in Pretoria, Gauteng. BROOKLYN IS BEST KNOWN FOR the luscious green Jacaranda trees, especially when in bloom in October. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the University of Pretoria because the buildings are old and full of character as well as new if you prefer the modern design.  There are also beautiful, manicured gardens. THE BEST wedding PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT Magnolia Dell. OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT The Blue Crane Restaurant where the children can have a ball with a hundred year old tortoise. WHEN THE WEATHER'S GOOD, I LIKE TO be outside either walk...
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