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I Love Carlswald Because …

Updated Sunday, 25 February 2024

Hi, I’m Sonia Grobler from Carlswald in the Midrand.

CARLSWALD IS BEST KNOWN FOR its country feeling, big plots, bicycle and horse riders.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT with a lion cub at Lory Park Zoo.

Midrand

THE BEST wedding PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT 64 Main rose garden.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT Papachinos Restaurant and MonteCasino.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S GOOD, I LIKE TO go for a walk.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S BAD, I LIKE TO sit by the fire at Wild Olive Cafe.

I THINK THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT IS spring, BECAUSE everything is green.

Midrand

MY FAVOURITE BREAKFAST SPOT IS Mugg and Bean.

FOR LUNCH, I SUGGEST Cappuccinos.

MY FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IS Papachinos, TRY THE wraps – any of them are good!

BEST LATE NIGHT SNACK FROM the Woolies at Midway Mews Engen.

Midrand

MY FAVOURITE coffee SPOT IS Wild Olive Cafe.

FOR A NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN TRY Primi Piatti.

IF YOU WANT TO MEET LOCALS, GO TO Wild Olive Cafe, an equestrian event or swapping of self grown products and bakes at the Erica Tattersalls on a Saturday morning.

Carlswald’s BEST KEPT SECRET IS the place where the hobbits live at Bag End.

Midrand

MY FAVOURITE THING TO DO WITH FRIENDS IS to go mountain biking on the horse trails.

FOR SOME CULTURE, I LIKE TO GO TO a Lipizaaner show.

TO RELAX AND RESTORE MY SOUL, I LIKE TO get a massage at Placecol.

IF YOU’RE FEELING ADVENTUROUS, TRY a spin around the Kyalami Race Track.

MY FAVOURITE WALK IS in the Beaulieu Bird Sanctuary.

Midrand

MY FAVOURITE jewellery SHOP IS Gecko Jewellers.

MY FAVOURITE bird WATCHING SPOT IS Beaulieu Bird Sanctuary.

IF YOU’RE HERE ON the first Saturday of the month, JOIN IN THE FUN AT the Urban Market.

MY FAVOURITE MUSEUM IS Mapatiza Mine Tours. CHECK OUT THE walls of uncut gemstones in the deep dark chambers of the earth and listen to the ambient sounds of an African mine.

MY FAVOURITE BUILDING IS Midrand Water Reservoir, FOR ITS unique shape.

TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN? A FUN OUTING IS the Lory Park Zoo or visit Monte Casino.

Midrand

BEST CHEAP AND CHEERFUL OUTING IS Virgin Active Vodacom World.

WHEN MONEY’S NO OBJECT, I LIKE TO go on a helicopter flip from Grand Central Airport.

THE MOST UNUSUAL THING I SEE HERE IS the occasional fish eagle.

MY FAVOURITE WEEKEND GETAWAY IS Bag End.

WHEN I WANT TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, I support Botshabelo Babies Home.

Other: Pilates to re-energize your body and soul at core Zen with Megan and at Kyalami Grand Prix circuit you can take a day course to improve your driving skills and extend your limits of vehicle control.

I Love Carlswald Because it’s the countryside with lots of fun happening around it.

Midrand

Carlswald Links

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Lory Park – +27 (0)11 315-7307
Papachinos – +27 (0)11 702-1234
Mugg & Bean- +27 (0)11 318-0605
Cappuccinos – +27 (0)11 318-3417
Primi Piatti – +27(0)11 318-0388
Mapatiza Mine Tour – +27 (0)11 468-1467

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