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Want Unusual In South Africa? Look No Further
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Want Unusual In South Africa? Look No Further

South Africa has many things unusual. You just have to know where to look … Want Unusual In South Africa - Look No Further 1. STAY IN A CORBELLED HOUSE The Northern Cape is home to these idiosyncratic beehive stone dwellings, built by early pioneers to the ...
48 Hours In Johannesburg, The Low-Down On The City’s Highlights
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48 Hours In Johannesburg, The Low-Down On The City’s Highlights

Johannesburg's vibrant, distinctive culture, and rapid inner-city renewal, has fast dispelled the myth that only its airport is worthy of a visit, en route to the Mother City where it's all happening. Johannesburg has undergone a rebirth in the last five ye...
Johannesburg’s top 5 hipster suburbs
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Johannesburg’s top 5 hipster suburbs

When CNN starts to refer to Johannesburg as a ‘hipster hangout’, GQ magazine calls it the ‘cool capital of the southern hemisphere’, and the BBC describes how Johannesburg has changed ‘from no-go to gotta-go’, then you know things are changing. The percepti...
Escape The City: 8 Of Johannesburgs Green Spaces And Parks
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Escape The City: 8 Of Johannesburgs Green Spaces And Parks

Over 50% of the world's population lives in urban areas – the world's fastest growing land cover type. In Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Africa green spaces are on the decline. In Africa this decline is critical – with green spaces occupying...
Top 10 Christmas Markets in Johannesburg 2015
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Top 10 Christmas Markets in Johannesburg 2015

Johannesburg can be a nightmare during the Christmas rush. Which is why we are such fans of the Christmas market scene that makes shopping for gifts such a gentle experience. November and December are jam-packed with markets flaunting their wares, so tak...
15 top Johannesburg Instagrammers to follow
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15 top Johannesburg Instagrammers to follow

Ansel Adams, the photographer and environmentalist whose black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West are highly regarded, once said, 'A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.' Even more beautiful are the words ...
20 Things Jo’burgers LOVE
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20 Things Jo’burgers LOVE

Johannesburg - dynamic, edgy; as electric as the storms that brew on hot summer's evenings. It sprawls as wide as the eye can see; it demands that you live life to the full. Here are 20 things Jo'burgers love about their city ... The city's abbreviations Jo...
A visitor’s guide to using minibus taxis in Cape Town and Johannesburg
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A visitor’s guide to using minibus taxis in Cape Town and Johannesburg

The minibus taxi is as commonplace in South Africa as the tuk-tuk is in Thailand (although tuk-tuks are now also found on the streets of Jozi, but that's another story) . They're everywhere. Last count, which was quite some time ago, saw over 50 000 of them...
20 reasons to never leave a big city (like Jozi or Cape Town) EVER
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20 reasons to never leave a big city (like Jozi or Cape Town) EVER

Hard to believe that in 1800 only 3 percent of the world lived in cities. Most people lived in the countryside, in towns. By 1900 things had changed somewhat – 12 cities already had over 1 million people. Now not only are there 400 cities with over a millio...
Where to drink in Jozi – top 15 bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants
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Where to drink in Jozi – top 15 bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants

Jozi's bustling nightlife has so much by way of eclectic and vibey restaurants, pubs, and clubs that making a choice is difficult. We make it easy for you - Here is our guide on Where to drink in Jozi – top 15 bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants ... BEER...
20 things you have to explain to out-of-towners about Johannesburg
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20 things you have to explain to out-of-towners about Johannesburg

There is a whole sector of society that is of the opinion that a visit to Johannesburg is tantamount to suicide. Most people fly through Jo'burg on their way elsewhere. For reasons that on the face of it appear completely sensible. But for the most part are no...
10 Best Public Art Pieces in Johannesburg
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10 Best Public Art Pieces in Johannesburg

Visual art in public spaces can be big or small. It can loom overhead, forcing you to squint into the sun to see it, or it can scream for attention from beneath your feet on the pavement. There are no rules about how it must look, what medium it should use, or...
10 Hotspots in South Africa – where to go
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10 Hotspots in South Africa – where to go

Our hotspots in South Africa include bustling tourist attractions and low-key places that might not normally make their way onto a list, but should. All of them are inspiring and beautiful ... Cape Town Cape Town is World Design Capital 2014. This year t...
Top 10 hotels in Johannesburg to suit any visitor
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Top 10 hotels in Johannesburg to suit any visitor

Jo'burg has been described as South Africa's heartbeat. It is also regarded as risky and travel alerts warn about crime in the city. It's true. There is crime. But it's overstated and largely sensationalised by the media. Those who live in Johannesburg will...
Jo’burg’s Ponte – It’s Back On The Map
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Jo’burg’s Ponte – It’s Back On The Map

Not only has the interior of the Ponte building leapt up a notch from sleeze to fashionable, but it's now part of an inner-city walking tour. Everyone knows the Ponte building – the iconic cyclindrical skyscraper in Berea, right next to Hillbrow, with its u...