Day 29: Reasons why I love South Africa: Jozi

I know I’ve blogged about Johannesburg before. But I really want to showcase how spectacular Jozi looks at night! It shows the contrast of South Africa. The wildlife against the city.

There really is something for everyone!


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Day 10: Why I love South Africa: So many places to visit: Jozi Day 10

Johannesburg..the city of Gold.

I’ve posted about Johannesburg numerous times. To read more please click here. Today I’d like to show you golden pictures of a golden city. Taken by my sister Karin on Northcliff tower.

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31 days

For a full list of posts in this series please click here.

Day 1: Wedding

Day 2: Why I love South Africa Day 2: Growing up

Day 3: Why I love South Africa: Heritage Day 3

Day 4: Why I love South Africa: Diversity Day 4

Day 5: Why I love South Africa: The colors Day 5

Day 6: Why I love South Africa: Heritage sites Day 6

Day 7: Why I love South Africa: The open road Day 7

Day 8: Why I love South Africa: The food Day 8

Day 9: Why I love South Africa: So many places to visit: Cape Town Day 9

Day 10: Why I love South Africa: So many places to visit: Jozi Day 10

Day 11: Why I love South Africa: So many places to visit: Kruger National Park Day 11

Day 12: Why I love South Africa: So many places to visit: Kaapse Hoop Day 12

Day 13: Why I love South Africa: So many places to visit: Pilanesberg Day 13

Day 14: Why I love South Africa: So many places to visit: Eastern Cape Day 14


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Hello Joburg Relaunch!

You can almost touch the excitement. It is the big day. A big day for a SAM_3821great party! Hello Joburg! is relaunching and Hard Rock Cafe is launching a new menu.

We arrived at 7pm and people were already in a great mood. After we’ve been “branded” with a Hello Joburg stamp it was time for the festivities to begin. With something a Rekorderlig  in hand we met our fellow guests and had great conversations.

I was treated to a WONDERFUL neck massage by one of the ladies of Hands on Retreat. They are really professional.  I plan to  visit them soon and then I’ll tell you more about their great retreat.


The decor was really something to look at I especially liked the balloons.




I was lucky enough to have my nails painted by Toy Nail polish. I am not familiar with this nail polish but after last night I am a fan. It dries super fast which is always a problem for me because I usually smudge my nails. Please visit their website and get your hands on some Toy!




At 8 o’clock the magazine was officially relaunched and the new Hard Rock Cafe Menu was introduced.  Hello Joburg also launched their new App. Go to the Play store and download it. It is worth it. You can find a lot of reviews and other information about what is going on in and around Jozi.




Platter upon platter with great eats followed. I enjoyed the potato skins and hamburgers a lot. The menu has a lot of variety and some of the food is very spicy (especially the spring rolls).




All the food was delicious but the spinach and artichoke dip took first prize.



Later in the evening we were entertained by a great band called Cunning Brad. They have a broad repertoire and great stage personalities. We thoroughly enjoyed their show. I am going to be on the lookout for their next gig because I am definitely a fan.SAM_3811SAM_3812

We left Hard Rock Cafe with happy hearts. Congratulations to Hello Joburg! and Hard Rock Cafe. May you go from strength to strength. Thank you so much for a great evening. I am proud to be a Joburger. Hope to see you soon!

Hello Joburg!

I’ve been invited to the relaunch of this stunning magazine and are very eager to tell all of you a bit about this lovely read. Watch this space as I’ll be posting pics and a post after the launch. This mag was first published in 1980 and is the longest running restaurant and entertainment guide in South Africa! Every month they provide you with a comprehensive list of dining, shopping and entertainment experiences in Jozi. As all Jo-burgers know this is a not to miss guide to the best events around our great city.

They are not limiting themselves to print media only. They also have a

  • gohello smartphone app for Apple, Android and Windows devices
  • digital magazine
  • newsletter
  • you can also find them on Facebook and Twitter
  • They have an amazing website!


helloThe latest issue focuses on heritage month. I haven’t had a chance to get my hands on it but it looks great. I can’t wait to read about the concept store.


Keep well and I’ll keep you posted.




One lovely blog award

One Lovely Blog Award

Yippiee I have been nominated for One Lovely Blog Award by littleblackdogsa. Thank you so much! I appreciate the nomination.








Rules for winning this award are very simple, here they are:

1. Thank the person who has nominated you. Provide a link to his/her blog.
2. List the rules and display the award pic.
3. Include 7 facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers and let them know that they have been nominated.
5. Display the award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you.

Here are 7 facts about myself:

1. I love animals.
2. I love to be creative.
3. I love music.
4. I love Africa.
5. I love anywhere where the sea and the desert meet.
6. Teaching is a passion for me.
7. I am trying to understand astronomy.

I nominate these blogs: 

I hope you enjoy them just as much.


Johannesburg- The City of Gold- Inner city

eGoli…..Jozi….Johannesburg. The different names for the second largest city in Africa gives an idea of the melting pot of cultures it is. From Soweto and Hilbrow to Houghton and Roodepoort this really is a remarkable place. Some people hate this city and others love it. No matter what side of the fence you are you must admit that this really is a one of a kind experience. I use the word experience because around every corner there is a new experience.  My family and I went on the Red Bus Tour a while ago and it was really enjoyable. My sister in law  is American and it was great to see South Africa through her eyes. They also have a blog you can find it here.

IMG_1598 The bus departs from the Gautrain Park station. Minutes from going on the trip you are amazed at the views of Johannesburg.IMG_1599 IMG_1570My mom and I with my brother and his wife in the bacground.

IMG_1571 IMG_1572 IMG_1573The architecture of Johannesburg is an array of old and new. The older buildings is more formal with colourful signs giving them a real african feel.  The inner city has great examples of  Art Nouveau to post-modern buildings. Read more about the architecture here.IMG_1574This gentlemen is proof that Jozi is a friendly city and that you don’t need to be a king or a queen to greet from your balcony. He isclose to the  old Trust Bank building.  It was built in 1970 to a height of 140 metres. IMG_1575 IMG_1576 IMG_1577 IMG_1578 IMG_1579 IMG_1581 When we took the trip it was rignt before our election so a lot of political posters was seen.IMG_1582 This bird decided that the heart of the City of Gold is the place to be.

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Parts of the inner city are still dirty but the city council is doing their best to solve the issue.IMG_1585 IMG_1586 IMG_1587 There are street vendors in abundance. Apples or banana’s anyone?

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Some more of the interesting architecture.IMG_1591 IMG_1592 IMG_1593 IMG_1594 IMG_1595 IMG_1596 IMG_1597


Find part 2 here.


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