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I Love Hurlingham Because …
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I Love Hurlingham Because …

Hi, I’m Trish from Hurlingham House in Hurlingham. Hurlingham IS BEST KNOWN FOR being a peaceful and safe suburb, yet it's only 3km from the heart of Sandton. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the statue of Nelson Mandela in Mandela Square. THE BEST architectural PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the Sandton CBD. OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT Zoo Lake. WHEN THE WEATHER'S GOOD, I LIKE TO sit at our swimming pool or in a sidewalk cafe. WHEN THE WEATHER'S BAD, I LIKE TO go to Sandton City Mall. I THINK THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT IS spring or summer, BECAUSE the trees in Hurlingham are beau...
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The Best of Local Fayre on Saturdays at the Jozi Food Market
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The Best of Local Fayre on Saturdays at the Jozi Food Market

If you live in the Greenside area of Johannesburg and are looking for somewhere a bit more novel than the local supermarket for your weekly groceries why not give the Jozi Food Market a try?  Open every Saturday from 08h30 to 13h30 and conveniently located at the Pirates Sports Club you can expect to be greeted by artisans and stall holders happy to share their love and knowledge of food. The Jozi Food market offers a wide selection of food; take your pick from the 50 delicious recipes that Soup ‘n Stuff has perfected (who doesn’t love soup on a chilly day) while Sue’s Karoo Lemon Cordial (...
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I Love Menlo Park Because …
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I Love Menlo Park Because …

Hi, I’m Anna Marie Pienaar from Menlo Park, Pretoria Accommodation. MENLO PARK IS BEST KNOWN FOR being very centrally located to Shopping Centres and the University of Pretoria and the Pretoria Country Golf Club. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Pretoria Country club, because of the beautiful gardens. THE BEST PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT during October when the Jakarandas are blooming. WHEN THE WEATHER'S GOOD, I LIKE TO go swimming, play tennis or play golf. WHEN THE WEATHER'S BAD, I LIKE TO visit the nice shopping Centres like Menlyn and Brooklyn. I THINK THE BEST TIME OF ...
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I Love Chartwell Because …
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I Love Chartwell Because …

Hi, I’m Alan from Hoopoe Haven Guest House in Chartwell, in Sandton. CHARTWELL IS BEST KNOWN FOR its country atmosphere and living. All plots are from 2.5 to 10 acres in size, so it is very peaceful. The Lion Park is on the border of Chartwell West 1 km away as the crow flies and just 5 km south is the busy metropolis of fourways with lots of malls and shops, MonteCasino and plenty of activity like live theatre, ice rink, extravaganzas, bird park etc. Chartwell is a place where you can relax and just enjoy yourself. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Lion park where you are allowed to touch a...
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I Love Edenvale Because …
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I Love Edenvale Because …

Hi, I’m Bianca Hersov from Glendower View Guest House in Edenvale on the East Rand, Gauteng. Edenvale IS BEST KNOWN FOR being really close to Africa’s largest airport, OR Tambo International Airport. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Hunyani Reptile Educational and Breeding Centre with one of South Africa’s Deathly Dozen and listen to Clive’s animated and super interesting presentation on the education and conservation of South African reptiles. THE BEST bird PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the Glendower Golf Course, which was proclaimed a Nature Reserve in 1973 in order to preserve the excellen...
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I Love Inanda Because …
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I Love Inanda Because …

Hi, I’m Paul Oosthuizen from Inanda Club in Inanda, a stone’s throw away from the financial business hub of Sandton in Johannesburg. Inanda, meaning ‘beautiful’ in Zulu, is the only remaining green lung in Sandton. INANDA IS BEST KNOWN FOR beautiful, up market residential properties and tree-lined streets, the suburb is also home to St David’s Marist Inanda, one of hundreds of Marist schools, youth institutions and universities around the world, which also celebrates its 70th Anniversary this year (2011). Being so centrally located, Inanda is in close proximity to the Sandton Convent...
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I Love Jukskei Park Because …
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I Love Jukskei Park Because …

Hi, I’m Ros Warren from Pepperwood Lodge in Jukskei Park, Randburg. Jukskei Park IS BEST KNOWN FOR location, location, location ... so well positioned for great venues like the Dome, Northlands Deco Park and MonteCasino yet a quiet leafy suburb where you can get a good nights sleep. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Lion Park just 10 minutes away. These beautiful creatures are always such a treat and for a special memory have your picture taken with a lion cub in your arms. THE BEST scenic PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN along the Jukskei River that falls and runs through the suburb. OTHER...
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I Love Sandhurst Because …
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I Love Sandhurst Because …

Hi, I’m Cheryl from Mustard Seed Guest House in Sandhurst, Sandton. Sandhurst IS BEST KNOWN FOR its stunning homes and beautiful gardens. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT The Mandela Statue. This statue of a 21st century icon will tower above you. THE BEST scenic PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN FROM the top of the Radisson Blu Hotel. OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT Mandela Square. WHEN THE WEATHER'S GOOD, I LIKE TO go for walks through the suburb or lie under a tree in the garden with a book. WHEN THE WEATHER'S BAD, I LIKE TO visit the Sandton Library or have a coffee at the Book Shop. I THI...
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I Love Lanseria Because …
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I Love Lanseria Because …

Hi, I’m Lise from Lethabo Estate in Lanseria in Gauteng. Lanseria IS BEST KNOWN FOR is best known for its airport which takes you affordably to local destinations but also into Wildest Africa. We are in The Cradle Of Humankind and a stone’s throw from the Magaliesberg and are surrounded by a wide variety of game viewing and outdoor adventure activity opportunities. We are also in a very important geographical and historical area. Lethabo is situated in the famous Rhenosterspruit Conservancy which is one of the most scenically beautiful areas in South Africa. In ancient times the ar...
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I Love Muldersdrift Because …
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I Love Muldersdrift Because …

Hi, I’m Salomé Odendaal from Muldersdrift, Gauteng. MULDERSDRIFT IS BEST KNOWN FOR the Cradle of Humankind, a world heritage, venues with conference facilities of international standard and is known as the “wedding capital” of Gauteng, with more than 40 wedding venues. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT one of the local game farms as a remembrance of Africa. THE BEST South African PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT The Rhino & Lion Game Reserve, sometimes with baby lion cubs, the Lion Park or at the Maropeng Centre with all its fossils that dates back millions of years. WHEN THE WEATHER'S G...
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I Love Colbyn Because …
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I Love Colbyn Because …

Hi, I’m Lola Patrick from Colbyn in Pretoria. COLBYN IS BEST KNOWN FOR being the quietest, safest, most well-treed old Eastern suburb of Pretoria, minutes from the main routes. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Union Buildings around the corner from us, a Sir Herbert Baker masterpiece. THE BEST city PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the Union Buildings overlooking the city basin - especially in spring when the Jacarandas are in full bloom. OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT the Voortrekker Monument or the new Freedom Park would be quite memorable. WHEN THE WEATHER'S GOOD, I LIKE TO hike the Moreletta ...
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I Love Rivonia Because …
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I Love Rivonia Because …

Hi, I’m Jill Marais from Rivonia Bed & Breakfast in Rivonia. Rivonia IS BEST KNOWN FOR its restaurants and IT industry. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Lilliesleaf Farm in Rivonia, where Nelson Mandela and ANC members used to meet and hide out in the apartheid era. THE BEST spring PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN when our jacarandas are in bloom. OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT Mandela Square in Sandton City. WHEN THE WEATHER'S GOOD, I LIKE TO walk along the Sandspruit where an enterprising resident of Rivonia has created a lovely walk for families, dogs and for those who just want their own compan...
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Fresh Earth Food Store – soul food comes to Jo’burg
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Fresh Earth Food Store – soul food comes to Jo’burg

I'm sitting at a wooden table in an alcove amidst the buzz of the café that lies to one side of the food store cum health shop that is the Fresh Earth Food Store, exclaiming over my breakfast. I can count on one hand the number of eateries* where I can hope to find something on the menu, like my choice of French Toast on wheat-free bread, with 'real' free-range eggs and real maple syrup (the Canadian kind not cheap, flavoured syrup). This particular dish also comes with huge slices of haloumi cheese. You have no idea how good it was. Heart-warming stuff. Add to that the African-brewed organ...
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I Love Kyalami Because …
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I Love Kyalami Because …

Hi, we're Sandy and Peter from Soul Fusion Guest House in Kyalami. Kyalami IS BEST KNOWN FOR it’s Motor Racing Circuit that used to be home to the South African Formula 1 Grand Prix, as well as being the ‘Horse Capital’ of the world with a vibrant horse industry and approximately 5500 horses within the Greater Kyalami Conservancy of 42km². The conservancy is host to 360 events each year with five major international competitions, as well as the world famous SA Lipizzaners. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT at the Kyalami Castle that offers 360° views of Sandton and Joburg’s skyline with the ...
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When in Joburg: great spots at which to eat
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When in Joburg: great spots at which to eat

I feel the need to qualify right away that I am not a resident of Jozi. I used to be. Joburg was where I met and lived with my now husband. Those were the initial heady days of our relationship, and I loved the vibey, fast-paced, hectic, bright and overly focused environment that was the major city of South Africa. Its hustle and sharp-edged tone suited us. Each time we return it is something of a culture shock for me. Cape Town, where I now live, may as well be another country the two cities are so dissimilar. Johannesburg surges on a tide, where Cape Town gently melts into your psyche; Jo...
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