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Peony for your thoughts

with NetFlorist


Between The Rock and a tasty place

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A sweet sensation A chat with the MD of NetFlorist


Bianca’s Lust List Medicinal vs Over-the-counter products J's Revive Wellness Spa

22   DINING OUT Restaurant of the Month: The ROCK Diner


Chef of the month: Bobby Singh Top 5 ways to celebrate Valentine's Day The Restaurateur: Marina Appelbaum

34  LEISURE ACTIVITIES The 'March to your own beat' Edition


Poison of the month: Antartica by Godat


Hello Joburg tours Steyn City



MARCH 2018



Peony for your thoughts

with NetFlorist


Between The Rock and a tasty place

The Human Rights Edition


On the cover A festival of fun awaits you and your family at The Rand Show 2018 - which has some fabulous new features you have to check out... Image:

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Eastern Cape vs KwaZulu-Natal

54  CONFERENCING & EVENTS Magic at Mackouwkuil


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64 BACKCHAT We chat with Louise Carver

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Hello Joburg is published by Spinner Communications cc. Established in 1980 MANAGING DIRECTOR Justyn Spinner EDITOR Victoria Taylor ART DIRECTOR Teya Esterhuizen SALES MANAGER Tyrone Maletsky 072 929 1727 SALES EXECUTIVE David Hounson 082 855 0528




hether you’re stuffing your face with choccies or avoiding them like the plague, we hope that you find some comfort in the pages of this fine-looking magazine. We have gone all out this month… March madness is a real thing! The hottest item on this month’s agenda – our Restaurant of the Month, AKA The Rock Diner in the Design Quarter in Fourways. It’s brand-spanking-new and if you haven’t had the chance to pop in yet, then we highly recommend you get there fast. Absolutely delish food and an atmosphere to match, this spot is sure to become a huge hit in an area that’s already brimming with goodies. Always on trend, our beauty section covers the hottest products in this year’s Pantone Colour of the Year – Ultra Violet. From lippie to nail polish and even a tantalizing perfume, if you’re lusting after this colour, our beauty editor has got your sorted. Still in our beauty section, Skin Renewal has laid out all the myths about over the counter


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skin products versus those prescribed by your doctor, and it makes for quite an interesting read. Do yourself a favour and flip on over to their article. You won’t regret it – or investing in your skin! It is the body’s largest external organ, after all. Our leisure activities section has just what you need if you’re dreading the approaching colder seasons. Hang onto summer for a little longer and head to some of the finest swimming pools in the city. Sip on cocktails, soak up some sun and enjoy the lush views around you. Weekends are fully booked from now on! Last, but certainly not least, our travel section is a battle – the Eastern Cape versus the KwaZulu Natal. All the best spots to stay, shop and eat across the coast. You’re going to love it! xxx

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For some fitspiration!

Admit it, some of your New Year’s resolutions have taken a slump – work, cheesy snacks and hitting the snooze button on your alarm to conveniently miss your gym session. Here’s a few accounts to follow to get that ‘fitspo’ back…

Words Cazz Tregurtha

Holistic blogger and vlogger, Candice Bodington This Cape Town based beauty is a personal trainer and nutrition advisor. She’s all about organic food and living a toxic-free lifestyle. She has a cool vlog that’s informative and fun to watch, and if she doesn’t inspire you to live a healthy lifestyle, nothing will! @candibod

Health and fitness coach, Jenna Davies This gorgeous health and fitness coach is based in Australia, but we’re featuring her because she’s still home grown and originally from the motherland! Her account is jam packed with useful information and videos on what to do and how to do it. She’s #bodygoals all the way! @Jennanne

Wellness & fitness business owner, Lisa Raleigh A little mix of everything you need, especially if you’re a new mom! Lisa’s Instagram account is personal and packed with info on recipes, detoxing, product reviews and a rebounding fitness program. She’s got it all! @lisaraleigh

Actor, MaxX Moticoe With a little bit of rock and roll and black and white fitness videos, Maxx is sure to get you in the mood for a workout. He’s an actor with a passion for keeping fit and he’s definitely worth a follow – come on, have you seen those abs? @maxx_212

Yoga teacher, Tegan Byoga How can we not love her? Tegan’s instagram is filled with breathtaking photos of her doing elegant yoga poses all over the place. She’s a yoga teacher and will get you in the mood to practice your Vrischikasana, AKA Scorpion pose. Namaslay! @teganbyoga

Go organic with Wazoogles Superfood Local yummy, plant based, superfood, protein goodness! Not only is this account bright and cheery, but it’s packed with recipes for smoothie bowls, protein treats and more. It really makes eating healthily simple, easy and delicious. @wazoogles

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calendar what’s on, in and around Joburg in MARCH


If you enjoy watching Ragnar Lothbrok and his sons rain havoc on the world, then you’ll want to head over to Johannesburg’s first Vikings festival. Pop into the Mead Hall and have your wits tested on all things Viking, or try a ferocious tug-of-war and tons of other fun Viking themed games. Come dressed in your very best Viking gear, bring the whole family – even the pups (provided they are on a lead at all times) and revel in a time where women were tough, children were tougher, and the men were the toughest. When: 3 March Where: La Vue Guest Lodge & Function Venue, Plot 161, Nooitgedacht, 1747 Muldersdrift Cost: R50 online. R70 on the day. Children under 12-years-old enter for free. Book:

9 MARCH THE LIVE SERIES PRESENTS LEGENDS LIVE When local comedy royalty like Mel Miller, Joe Parker, Eddie Eckstein and Mark Banks intend to take the stage, what do you do? Get tickets, of course! The Live Series Presents Legends Live is a 75-minute stand-up comedy special that will see each funny man perform a set in front of excited audiences. They’ll take you on a nostalgic rollercoaster, getting you lost somewhere between Memory Lane and Dementia. When: 9 to 10 March | Where: The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City Casino, Northern Pkwy, Johannesburg South Cost: R110 to R360 | Book:


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HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH Prepare yourselves for the electric South African debut of the Tony Award winning ‘Hedwig And The Angry Inch’! This wickedly funny tale is all about a fictional rock band fronted by an East German transgender singer. Hedwig survived a botched sex change operation, which was performed so she can marry an American man and escape East Germany. It’s gritty, heart-breaking and age restricted! You’d be a fool to miss this inimitable rock musical. When: 2 March to 1 April Where: Pieter Toerien Theatre, Montecasino, Fourways Cost: R150 to R350 Book:


It’s that time again, where yogi’s, flowy’s and moonchildren from across SA flock to Tolderia farm estate for the highly anticipated Yoga Flow Festival. Spread over four days, the festival will include yoga and meditation, workshops, Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga and a kid’s corner complete with arts & crafts, kiddie yoga and fun games. There will also be musical workshops, holistic and natural wellness products and conscious food available. When: 21 to 25 March Where: Tolderia Resort, 2351 Lothair, Mpumalanga Cost: R250 - R4550 depending on chosen accommodation Book:


It’s the 30th edition of the annual Dance Umbrella festival. Funded by the National Lotteries Commission, the festival is an incredible, vibrant and infectious celebration of South African contemporary choreography and dance. Performances and master classes take place at numerous venues in Joburg, including The Dance Factory, The Wits Theatre and The Fringe Theatre, and each dancer expresses themselves through the art form with grace and energy. When: 6 to 18 March Where: Venues vary across Johannesburg Cost: R80 to R150 Book:

14 FEBRUARY Leeroy Duke

We’re all well aware that Mark Banks has an incredible ability to hold audiences captivated with his comic genius, so we’re over the moon to hear about his latest show, Stark Raving Mark. Prepare to be taken right into his world, where he draws on real-life experiences to enthral and entertain. Prepare for a blend of stand-up, sketch and story – without the wigs, outfits and scene changes. When: 1 March to 1 April Where: The Pieter Toerien Studio Theatre, Montecasino, Fourways Cost: R130 to R180 Book:

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Pat Bromilow-Downing




You’re worth so much more than an average cuppa joe, which is why Origin Coffee Roasting in Maboneng are offering customers a fantastic, 3-hour Home Brewing Course. You’ll learn how to make amazing coffee at home – without a machine! This practical course is full of hands-on experience and demonstrations. It will cover coffee theory, the basics of brewing and hands on alternative brewing. Wow your friends with your incredible coffee skills! When: 18 March Where: Arts on Main, Corner Fox and Berea Street, Maboneng Precinct Cost: R600 per person Book:


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Erik Kruger


Here’s a musical comedy fit for the whole family! Annalakshmi is an Indian National who has taken refuge in South Africa to escape her monster of a mother-in-law. Using songs in a variety of Indian vernacular, as well as old and contemporary English music to tackle family, social, economic and political issues, she tells stories and gives her ‘Indian take’ on things. Expect witty parodies and a ton of fun on issues that really hit home. When: 24 March Where: Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Road, O.R. Tambo, Kempton Park Cost: From R120 to R180 Book:



Expect top end exhibition halls that includes Kids Expo, Into the Future Expo, Lifestyle Expo, Sports Expo, Outdoor Lifestyle and SANDF pavilion featuring a spectacular show of demonstrations, drills, military band performances and many more. It’s a mustattend! When: 30 March to 8 April | Where: Johannesburg Expo Centre, Rand Show Road, Nasrec Cost: R150 per person. 13 to 16 years old and pensioners R50. 6 to 12 years old R20. Children under 6 years old enter for free. Book:


Some believe that life begins at 40… and Riaad Moosa is about to tell us if it’s true. His one-man show ‘Life Begins’ will be a snapshot into the comedian’s life as a 40-year-old father of three, husband, comedian and actor – plus, there’ll be a heap of current cultural and political issues thrown in! Moosa explains that the show is ‘philosophical and existential’ and involves the normal issues that come with getting older while living in a world that’s turned on its head. When: 26 March to 9 April Where: Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City Cost: R200 | Book:


When the dog bites, when the bee stings… when we’re feeling sad, we simply remember that The Sound of Music is returning to Jozi and then we don’t feel so bad! Presented by Pieter Toerien, David Ian and The Really Useful Group, this lavish production is an absolute must-see! Sing along to all your favourites like 'Edelweiss’, ‘Do-Re-Mi’ and ‘Sixteen Going on Seventeen’ with the delightful Von Trapp family as they travel across the mountains from Austria. The 2018 production stars Andre Schwartz as Captain von Trapp and Carmen Pretorius as Maria. When: 31 March to 29 April Where: The Teatro at Montecasino, Fourways Cost: R150 to R500 | Book:

Since 2014, 33-year-old Joburg-based Erik Kruger has amassed an online community of likeminded men that’s almost 100 000-strong across social media and digital platforms. BetterMan provides quality content website, has a Facebook group and members-only League of Men events have been created with the thinking man in mind; a hub that provides men with thoughtful content. 5 t @EricKruger  @erik_kruger 05h00 Up and heading for the coffee machine. I take 5 minutes to journal and 15 minutes to meditate, focusing my mind and preparing for the day ahead. 06h30 Head out for the day, first checking on my practice. Jumping in to help where needed. 11h00 Meeting with coaching clients and organisations. Motherland Coffee and Origin at Jacksons are great spots. 5 5 14h30 Gym at Virgin Active Bryanston. 5 15h30 Get home and do my writing for the next day, as well as manage. Catch up on social media. 16h30 The next 2 hours are simply dedicated to thinking. No distractions, no tech; just me and my whiteboard. 19h30 Quick supper. Read. Skype calls with clients or friends. 22h00 Sleep - always a priority. Hello Joburg • March 2018 •


Words Heather Hook Images Justin Lee


A tour of Steyn City


teyn City is located on the edge of Sandton, connecting Fourways to Lanseria, Broadacres and Midrand, and is what is known as a parkland residence and comprises of some 2000 acres of land. From cluster homes to apartments and freehold homes, there’s something for everyone here, and the high-tech security is second to none. Outdoor ‘trim parks’ and playgrounds abound, as well as a world class Equestrian Centre, and cycle lanes and pedestrian walkways (with hidden delights to be found along the way, amazing and creative artwork) are in place to encourage not only exercise, but also getting around the residence in a way that is kind to the environment. Our bloggers were treated to an amazing morning touring the residence and discovering its nooks and crannies. They then popped into the Deli for a delicious array of treats, followed


by an exclusive golf academy with the resident on-site golf pro, who taught us how to putt and tee-off like professionals. A mouth-watering lunch awaited us at Nineteen(XIX) restaurant, which is located at the Club House. Nineteen(XIX) is beautifully appointed with black and white floor tiles and artistically placed décor, not to mention the amazing variety of deliciously prepared menu items. Impeccable service, and some time spent enjoying the stunning view were the perfect end to the perfect day. We can’t wait to beback again soon! 1 Clubhouse Lane, Dainfern, Midrand. 5 1 010 597 1300 0 f @SteynCityResort U @Steyn_City 

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Just recently, the team at Hello Joburg had the honour of hosting a group of lifestyle bloggers for a day at the beautiful Steyn City.



People of


Romy Titus

There’s always something happening in Greenside! While it may have been a bit… dingy at one point, this neighborhood has flourished into a hip and happening spot – and you’re sure to find something to keep the vibe going… YEAR-ROUND FASHION AT FIVE FISH

Designed and made locally, Five Fish’s clothes and cozzies are affordable and have the sweetest prints - you won’t find princesses or superheroes here! The creators of Five Fish even named their store after their five little youngsters… how cute? You’re sure to stand out in their designs because it isn’t mass produced, so don’t worry about having a ‘who wore it best’ moment. Shop 3 Village Green Centre, 127 Greenway Road, Greenside

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You’ve recently joined the TKO as their first female host. How did that feel? It came as a surprise … and while I always feel I’m pretty versatile and can adapt easily, I think the proof is in the pudding. It’s a male dominated sport – so I’m hoping the typical stereotype will not exist here.

34 Gleneagles Road, Greenside


Words: Cazz Tregurtha

U @romytitus  @romytitus Give us 3 tips on how you balance being a mom with your career… There is no balance, although it’s something I continuously strive to do.You give it your best shot! Try being super-duper organized. Always have a back-up plan and remember you might fail, but at least you tried.

GO GREEN AT GREENSIDE CAFÉ This mouthwatering little spot is purely a plant based whole foods café for all the vegan lovers, or if you’re just after a delicious vegan meal. They have everything your heart could desire, from pasta to vegan burgers, salads and even pizzas! Try their delightful plant-based Jalapeño and Coriander burger, or their Buddha Plate that consists of divine pumpkin, mushroom, tofu, tomato and rosemary stew with brown rice, wilted greens and black sesame seeds. Yum!

Known for the fab cocktails, The Artisan is the place to be on a weekend – or even for after work drinks. Each cocktail is unique, and they change things up often, so you can always go back for something different. Try their Ma Petite Fleur; a vodka and citrus infused cocktail served over a smoked floral garden. Don’t forget about their delectable snacks, like the bacon and cheese croquettes. We’ll see you there on a Friday night?

There’s not much this wonder woman can’t do. This TV and radio personality has taken South Africa by storm! Romy is currently focusing on a weekend sports show called ‘The Touchline with Romy Titus’ on Radio 2000.

12 Gleneagles Road, Greenside

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How can South Africans embrace female boxers more? Promoters need to promote more female boxers and women need to watch female boxing. There’s always a cry that women are not taken seriously in sport – but are women assisting women in reaching their goals and dreams? I think we need to start there…. Instagram or Instastory? The gram…. Which one item can you not live without? Dental floss

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A festival of family fun

at the Rand Show!

Hello Joburgers, do yourselves a favour and make a date this Easter for a fun-filled family outing to the Rand Show, South Africa’s oldest and largest consumer event. It’s going to be a great day out, packed with family entertainment where you can make fantastic new memories.

Are you brave enough to enter the Rand Show’s House of Horrors? Conquer your fears and enter the Rand Show’s newest feature! Unlike anything you’ve witnessed before, yet strangely familiar, experience a sense of déjà vu


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in the House of Horrors, Bad Dream Labyrinth. If you have a wicked sense of adventure, the House of Horrors is true experiential theatre that you shouldn’t miss! The journey into this incredible world unfolds as you enter the dream of a young child and meet extraordinary characters that are brought to life using multi-media

and special effects, all set in tangible environments that you’ll struggle to forget. Enter this fully immersive world filled with unexpected, mind-bending multi-sensory experiences that will take you by surprise and reveal what you are too afraid to see. Come face to face with the fears that leave you breathless deep in the dead of night! Strictly no persons under the age of thirteen.

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here are a ton of exciting new features awaiting visitors to the 2018 Rand Show!! Together with tried and tested favourites, the host of activities and entertainment on offer will provide a fun-filled day for every member of the family to enjoy.

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Visitors can take in the beautiful show gardens whilst enjoy a sumptuous spread of delectable treats


Enjoy a beautiful escape at the Flower & Garden Expo! A dedicated space for garden lovers, the Flower & Garden Expo brings the latest in garden design, outdoor furniture and accessories together in a gorgeous curated display. Visitors can take in the beautiful show gardens whilst enjoy a sumptuous spread of delectable treats, and the excited atmosphere that comes with the Rand Show. Experience India… Another of The Rand Show’s newest features celebrates India’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. Visitors will be able to enjoy performances of Indian dance and music, whilst marvelling at the sumptuous beauty of the Eastern Bridal Fair. This is an unmissable feature, and we have no doubt you’ll regret it if you don’t pop in. Mega Five Midweek Soccer Tournament Five-a-side soccer teams are not left out of the Rand Show’s action-packed programme, with a midweek soccer tournament taking place from Wednesday, 4 April to Saturday, 7 April 2018. Sixteen teams selected from a knockout tournament at Gauteng soccer clubs will vie to lift the final trophy. Coupled with the midweek

soccer tournament is a night market featuring leading local makers of hand crafted goods, along with a great selection of refreshments. Just in case all these new features weren’t enough, Rand Show visitors can enjoy a host of firm family favourites… Explosive SANDF Big Bang Demonstration! On Easter weekend, the Main Arena reverberates with the sound fighter jets, helicopters, tanks and a simulated battle staged by the SANDF that will set your pulse racing! Not to be missed is the massive 10 000m² SANDF display of equipment and vehicles on Terrace 1. SANDF Arena capability display from 30 March to 2 April only. Test your knowledge with The Naked Scientist Dr Chris Smith, better known as The Naked Scientist, will debunk science myths and delight kids with his volatile science shows, whilst visitors can see whether they can stump the Cambridge professor at his Q&A Sessions. The Naked Scientist will be at the Rand Show over the Easter weekend; 30 March to 2 April and again over the second weekend from 6 to 8 April 2018.

Enjoy the Fun of the Fair at the Rand Show’s Amusement Park A perennial family favourite, the Rand Show Amusement Park will enjoy longer operating hours in 2018, providing families with more adrenaline fuelled fun time than ever before! The Amusement Park will operate between 10am and 9pm daily. Pack up the kids - don’t forget gran and grandpa! - and head off to the Rand Show! Taking place from Friday 30 March to Sunday 8 April 2018. Ticket prices: R130 for adults at Computicket or R150 at the Gate R50 for pensioners over 65 years of age R50 for children between 13 and 16 years R20 for children between 6 and 12 years Tickets available from Computicket. Nasrec Road and Rand Show Road, Nasrec, Johannesburg South. 5 1 011 494 0787 f @randshow  @Rand_Show Hello Joburg • March 2018 •


We’ll happily scoff down the limited-edition Easter Sweetie Pie from Beyers Chocolates. It’s got an extra little 25g surprise tucked inside, so order a load online! R44.95. 5

Not keen on chocolate? Don’t worry, these are completely inedible but will make your pamper time extra indulgent! A must-have is the luxurious Chocolate Bath Milk from Matsimela Home Spa, 450ml. R60. We’re also in love with their Bunny Soap Set (below) that contains 3x55g bunny soaps from. R85. 5

Planning a get together? Then you have to have a cake worthy of the occasion. We’re head over paws for these individual 10cm mini dome Bunny Bum and Bunny Head cakes from the Red Velvetier. Each cake is made with marble vanilla or chocolate sponge (with a chocolate ball surprise centre), layered with white chocolate filling, covered in fondant and decorated with speckled eggs. Collection from Joburg South but delivery can be arranged. R100 each.* * T&C’s apply. Orders close 28 March 2018.


Chocolate doesn't ask questions Chocolate understands! When it comes to delivering sweetness, the Easter Bunny’s got nothin’ on us! Whether you’re into choccies or not (gasp!), we’ve got your Easter basket loaded!

Spoil a loved one, or a little one, with this adorable personalised Bunny Tin from Netflorist. In addition to having a name on it, the tin has a cuddly bunny teddy - and you have the option of throwing in a delicious Marvelous Creations Slab (160g)! R199.95*

We’re obsessed with the new milk chocolate 200g LINDT Gold Bunny Flowers Edition! Pretty and tasty. R89.95. Available from Lindt stores and select Lindt stockists. 5

*Does not include delivery charge of R69.95


Fun for the kids… and adults! Dig into the whole pack or share these 50g HELLO milk chocolate Mini Bunny’s from Lindt. R44.95. 5

You can’t have Easter without a plate full of steaming Hot Cross Buns from Woolworths, R26.99. Just FYI - they’re also available fruitfree, R19.99. 5

Did you know that Beatrix Potter’s beloved storybook character Peter Rabbit™ will be making his big screen debut in cinemas nationwide on 30 March? So of course, Cadbury are celebrating with a special limited-edition Peter Rabbit Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Easter Egg, filled with Astros! R39.99.* Available at select Cadbury stockist. *Prices may vary at the retailer’s discretion


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Words Victoria Taylor

If you want a fast way to add Easter décor to your home – the kind you can chomp on – then grab yourselves a delish chocolate bunny from Beyers for the table. Around R23.15. Add to fun by tossing in a few chocolate eggs and make a whole tasty nest! Around R10 each. 5

Africa’s centre of luxury At Hyde Park Corner, you will experience sophisticated shopping paired with stylish socialising, in the greatest of company. Boasting over 500 of the world’s leading luxury brands, and over 130 iconic speciality stores, Hyde Park Corner is a designer destination. Enjoy high street shopping in the refined retail spaces of Burberry, Thomas Pink, Wolford, Mont Blanc, Versace Collection, Emporio Armani, Paul Smith, Longchamp, Jigsaw, Luisa Spagnoli, Tiger of Sweden and Luminance. Hyde Park Corner is Africa’s Centre of Luxury.




Cnr Jan Smuts Ave & William Nicol Drive, Hyde Park, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa 011 325 4340 Hello Joburg • March 2018 •



Time to spoil yourself at some elegant...


Arthur Kaplan is the largest independent luxury jewellery and watch retailer in South Africa. Their jewellery Design Studio service lets you select your diamond and be involved in the creation of the jewellery piece. They’re also the largest independent retailer of Swiss luxury watches in SA. Shop U30, Sandton City 011 783 4637


Classic, timeless jewellery created using exceptionally brilliant diamonds have made Browns first choice for proudly South African diamond jewellery. Their rare tanzanite is carefully hand selected for its vivid, intense blue and is only available at Browns. 50 Bath Ave, Sandton, 011 447 8091


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Bryanston Jewellers has a reputation as one of the most versatile jewellers in Johannesburg. It’s a niche manufacturer and importer of exclusive platinum, gold and diamond jewellery. They’re also official retailers for renowned Swiss quality watch brands including Hublot, Breitling, Tag Heuer and Mont Blanc. Shop U26, Nicolway, Bryanston 011 463 3172


Cartier is a pioneer in modern watchmaking. Their collection teems with fantastical flora, majestic creatures and, of course, their intriguing and inspiring icon, the panther. Sandton City, 20 Alice Lane, Sandton 011 666 2800





Charles Greig Jewellers are a unique South African company, each piece of jewellery is handcrafted by a skilled artisan. Their Rolex collection ranges from the magnificent aluminium dials of the Cosmograph Daytona to the elegant diamond encrusted Pearlmaster. Shop U34, Upper Mall, Hyde Park Corner, Hyde Park 011 325 4477

Elegance Jewellers can be considered one of the country's leading fine jewellery merchants, offering the most coveted jewels and impeccable service. They showcase products from Cartier and TAG Heuer, in addition to offering their own signature line of beautiful jewellery. Shop HL15, Melrose Arch 011 684 1380

Jenna Clifford are one of the few jewellery manufacturers in SA who trust only local hands to fashion their creations. Their jewellery has attracted the attention of worldfamous celebrities. Jenna Clifford believes that objects of unique joy can never be mass-produced, and for this reason they limit the production of their designs. 19 W Road S, Sandton 011 523 6600

The Jewellery Design Company offers exclusive jewellery and innovative designs at excellent prices. Their range of jewellery has classic and modern pieces that are guaranteed to last forever. They run monthly specials and promotions, where their wedding and engagement rings are reduced to unbeatable prices. Shop U36 Sandton City 011 783 5711

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Flowers or chocolates? And

who does the voice of the infamous Harold from the NetFlorist adverts? Head to for a whole bunch more!

Peony for your thoughts? A heart-to-heart with Ryan Bacher from Netflorist Believe it or not Netflorist, South Africa's largest same day gift and flower delivery service, is in it’s 19th year of operation, and is still going strong – for obvious reasons. We had to have a chat with Ryan Bacher, because Managing Director’s part of his name, and flowers are his end-game! Netflorist is international, so what other countries are you in? NetFlorist delivers to all major countries and cities around the world, but most of our orders are currently for delivery in SA. We also operate in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia and Germany. Ranges are limited, but we’re looking to expand the business and take the gifting and floral delivery business to bigger heights! What makes Netflorist different? First and foremost, we do same day delivery. We were the first gifting and floral delivery service to be able to say that. We don’t use a third-party delivery company as we have our own delivery vehicles, and there’s a bakery on-site, which means that all our baked goods are delivered fresh! We use local suppliers, and not only do we offer flowers, but we also have gifting, bakery, jewellery and food hampers as well as alcohol. We also control the majority of the floral market. All of this allows us to deliver the best service without delays as much as possible.


Why did you choose to add bakery to your list of services? Birthday is our largest ‘day to day’ occasion and cakes are a great birthday gift, so we started there and then went to the other categories. The reason why we chose to have a bakery on-site was so that we could monitor quality control and ensure that every baked item follows strict health and hygiene measures. What’s your most memorable order to date? We delivered flowers on behalf of Bill and Melinda Gates to Madiba when he wasn’t well – a few months before his passing. It was one of those moments where we realised not only the importance of our recipients, but the intention of the sender, which is why we place so much value on every order because you never know where it’s coming from and where it’s going to.

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Compiled by Victoria Taylor and Heather Hook

What was the reason behind opening Netflorist? Originally, we planned to build the technology that would help us sustain an online business and then sell that to other retailers. No other retailers were looking to move their business from a brick and mortar store to an online platform, and we basically set a trend by being the first in South Africa to take that step. Other retailers just didn’t see the value, but they certainly are able to now.

Many avours under one roof....


for the whole family

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michelangelotowersmall | Tel: +27 (11) 245 4279 | Maude Street c/o 5th Street, Sandton, Johannesburg

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Lust List Purple rain! Give in to the Pantone Colour of the Year with these luxurious buys. They’re our March must-haves!

Revlon Holochrome Nail Enamel Amethyst Smoke R119 Team Dr Joseph Revitalizing Mask R580

NEW & NOTEWORTHY! Roberto Cavalli Florence 30ml Only available from 12 March R785

THE PERFECT COLOUR! Elizabeth Arden Sheer Kiss Lip Oil in Purple Serenity R295


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At Africology, you will experience a soulful journey that consciously revitalises body and skin. The spa elevates the ordinary to extraordinary through holistic product creation, authentic spa treatments and dedicated therapists. Africology only uses all-natural ingredients that are bioidentical to your biology, effectively enhancing the integrity of your skin whilst simultaneously preventing premature aging. 33 4th Avenue, Parkhurst 011 880 0233


Located in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Amani Spa is a premium wellness facility with access to the hotel’s exclusive pool and fitness centre. Whether you’re a guest of the hotel or a day visitor, Amani’s professional team promises a memorable experience. Visitors can use their hydro facility, which comprises a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. Hyatt Regency, 191 Oxford Road, Rosebank 011 280 1142


Camelot Spa at The Capital Moloko is designed to create a sanctuary to soothe the senses, while restoring body, mind and soul. It’s suitable for the business traveller or a leisure getaway, offering superbly decorated rooms for short or long stays. The five-star Capital Moloko comprises a hotel, executive apartments, a restaurant, lounge area, conference centre, Zen gardens and beautiful water features. 160 Helen Road off Grayston Drive, Sandton 011 384 4903

therapists deliver the highest quality services, and you will be looked after at home with their top-ofthe-range products. Their double massage rooms have Jacuzzi spa baths, and the locker-rooms include complimentary steam showers and infra-red saunas. Shop B02, Benmore Gardens, Corner Grayston Drive and Benmore Road, Sandton 011 783 0092


Midori Eco Salon, home to SA’s luxury eco-grooming and pampering, offers the modern woman a tranquil and exclusive environment – a place where calmness is palpable and the atmosphere harmonious. Expect quality first-class service matched with affordability. From the complimentary welcome drinks to the Wi-Fi iPads installed in each grooming station, Midori takes care of all their clients. Shop 8, Greenpark, Corner West Road South and Lower Street, Benmore 011 784 3488


Consistently voted one of the top five spas in South Africa, Spa in the Country provides a soothing escape to unwind and embark on a journey of personal wellbeing in a serene and tranquil environment. The Signature Room incorporates European opulence within a calming African environment, and features a private jet bath and plunge pool. Muldersdrift Estate, 69 Drift Boulevard (R114), Muldersdrift 011 950 6051 www. spainthecountry.


Taking its name from the majestic baobab tree of African lore and legend, Mowana Spa is a wellness sanctuary set in the tranquil bushveld gardens of the Indaba Hotel. Their signature product range harnesses the natural and moisturising properties of the baobab kernel, which has been used for centuries by African women to protect their skin. Mowana on the Move brings wellness to you by setting up a Mowana Relaxation Zone in an area of your choice. Corner William Nicol Drive and Pieter Wenning Road, Fourways 0 11 840 6780

couches to lounge back in while getting a mani or pedi. They host everything from baby showers to kitchen teas. 15 4th Avenue, Parkhurst 011 447 1741 www.sherbetangel.

SHERBET ANGEL Originally opened as a spot for new or expecting moms, Sherbet Angel is now also frequented by an eclectic mix of ladies and gents, including a couple of local celebrities. The spa is decorated to create a home away from home, with plush

LAVANA THAI SPA Lavana prides itself on delivering five-star service to their special and valued clientele. Their professionally trained and highly qualified Thai

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Medical vs Over-the-Counter products

good skin care routine is made up of several factors, like a healthy lifestyle, regular skin treatments and a good home routine. Being disciplined is essential as consistency is key but using the right products for your skin type is of equal importance. There’s often a question around whether medical skin care products are really any better than products that can be bought over the counter. What’s the difference between the two? Medical skin care products are sold in establishments where they are prescribed and dispensed by doctors, whereas over the counter products are available in pharmacies, department stores and salons, without being prescribed by a medical doctor.


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HERE ARE A FEW SUBSTANTIAL DIFFERENCES TO CONSIDER… Expert advice: Over the counter products may be sold with the advice of a sales person, but consumers are often left to their own devices, with the selection process reliant on the packaging or claims made in an advertising campaign. Medical products are prescribed by a doctor who understands your skin type and has a deep knowledge of the products, ensuring the product is right for your skin type. Price: Medical products may be perceived to be more expensive, but price is not necessarily indicative of how good a product is. Over the counter products are often the same prices as medical products. Usage of Active Ingredients: Active ingredients are formulated

to address particular conditions. With over the counter products serving a broader market, the use of active ingredients is very limited in these products. This includes the number of ingredients used, as well as the percentages or dosages. The active ingredients in a medical product are much higher – meaning that the results it has on the skin is much more effective. Penetration into the skin: The active ingredients are formulated to reach the deeper layers of the dermis, making the medical products more penetrable. It is at this level of the skin where collagen is restored, elastin is affected, and new skin cells are produced. For anyone who is serious about

anti-ageing, it’s essential to use products that reach the deeper layer where the skin is actually transformed. To have your skin assessed by a medical doctor to ensure that the products you use works hardest for your skin type, visit Skin Renewal. 5 1 0861 754 672 U @SkinBodyRenewal  @skinrenewalsa

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All in one spot! Hello Joburgers, health and wellness has never looked this good! J’s Revive Wellness Spa is a force to be reckoned with!

Corner Athol and Randjeslaagte, Highlands North 5 1 011 887 2123 | 087 353 2500 


CHAMBER OF SECRETS If you’ve driven to the airport you might’ve passed it. Or perhaps you’ve done your weekly shopping in Balfour Park and glanced at it across the road. Just wait until you step inside… here they hold all the secrets of relaxation spread across three levels and twelve treatment rooms. There’s a hair salon, over ten nail stations, bespoke manicure and pedicure lounges, a flotation pool, yoga studio, functional training gym, laser room, steam room, heated pool, relaxation area and a rasul chamber. They even have a smoothie and wine bar, so pick your poison, put your feet up and order a slice of cake! The brainchild behind this worldclass sanctuary in the city is Leah

Livanos, who began with a simple salon in Balfour Park. She outgrew it and dreamed big, thus creating J’s Revive. Leah is hands on, and from the facilities and treatments it’s clear she firmly believes that only the best will do. Now you might be asking yourself, why this salon? Well, the staff – they’re nurturing, professional and absolute experts in their field. That’s reason enough to book a spoil.

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PERFECT PAMPERING We recommend a Nimue facial upstairs. Then head to the relaxation area and have a dip in the flotation pool. Follow this with a classic manicure and plush pedicure at the wooden, handmade nail trolleys and basins, and you’re pampered for the day! | 011 807 6281 cnr 8th & Wessel road, Rivonia

Exclusive and specialized treatments to unwind your mind, body and soul REJUVENATE | DETOX | RELAX Camelot Spas offer Massage Therapy, Skin Treatments, Body Therapy, Beauty Treatments, Spa Packages, Wellness Assessments, Gift Cards and Spa Memberships.

Contact us for your nearest spa 011 880 3850

SPA Hair Packages IPL Rejuvenation - Chemical Peels Microneedling - PDT Light Treatment

HEALTH MEALS AVAILABLE AT The Cooking Accountants Restaurant

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GET STUCK BETWEEN THE ROCK and a tasty place We love discovering new places and we're super excited to hear The Rock at Design Quarter has opened its doors! So, we hot-footed it over to find out about the latest dining sensation…


ocated where the famous Kitchen Bar was, it was time for a revamp and the decision was made to bring a completely new look and feel to this prime site in Fourways. Decadent design and ‘deliciousness’ are just a few of the words that spring to mind after our visit to this new hotspot. Spacious and airy, one can choose an indoor or outdoor dining experience. The kitchen and heart of this restaurant features huge glass windows that allow you to watch your chef ’s in action while they prepare your culinary treats. From the kitchen design to the retractable outdoor awning structure, all the way through to bathroom


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design and detail, you can see the thought, care and sheer style that went into the creation of this beautiful restaurant. The much-mentioned sea shell staircase is definitely one of the main focal points of the restaurant. It has been created not only for visual effect, but for practical use too, whereby the staff can quickly gain access to the tables and parties on the top level in Carnelian, the new Tapas restaurant (more on that shortly). We selected a table outdoors to enjoy the warm summer evening. The restaurant was literally pumping and the service impeccable throughout our meal. Two thumbs up! Their burgers are a known delight here, so we opted for the caramelized bacon and brie burger, which came with a generous portion of fries. We were totally delighted with our choice. Others at the table enjoyed the Excalibur, a signature dish which is literally a sword packed with tasty deboned chicken pieces. This can be ordered plain, with a tasty mustard sauce, or peri-peri and comes with your choice of a side salad,

veg, mash or the most delicious sweet potato fries. The menu also offers a wide variety of sushi, pizza, pasta, fish, seafood and salads. The wine list and drinks menu is certainly an impressive one. The cocktails have pretty awesome names and the milkshakes looked absolutely heavenly! Our dessert was a delicious chocolate sphere that melted once the sauce was poured over it, to reveal creamy home-made pistachio ice cream inside. The bite-size Vaflaki mini waffles are also simply to die for. Be sure to add your favorite gelato flavours with these. If you sneak up the staircase, you will find yourself in Carnelian; the sophisticated and relaxing wine, cocktail and tapas bar, lounge and restaurant. A large, well-stocked bar and beautiful crafted glass wine cellar are the focal points here. Carnelian boasts two private dining areas as well, one of which is aptly named ‘The Living Room’; a beautifully appointed, sunken, semi-or fully-private dining area, with one wall completely covered

in plants. It’s like dining on a gorgeous verandah with all the benefits of indoor dining. Both dining areas can be hired out for functions or special occasions and seat 12 to 14 people respectively. Certainly, one of our best discoveries of the year thus far! Design Quarter, corner of William Nicol and Leslie Roads, Fourways. 5 1 011 465 5011 f

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FROM DESKS TO THE DINING TABLE Ditch your desk for a dining table at The Maslow. Host a corporate lunch at Lacuna Bistro for the perfect pairing of business and lunch. Lunch is available from 12h00 till 15h00, Mondays to Fridays and includes a complimentary shuttle service within a 3-5km radius. Booking is essential. Contact: +27 10 226 4600 or

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BOBBYSINGH from Banjaara Bedfordview

Meeting chef Bobby Singh is slightly overwhelming. Overwhelming in the fact that he’s literally a powerhouse of a man; passionate, driven and devoted to what he does. And that’s creating mouth-watering food that will keep you coming back for more. His passion is tangible. Always looking for a new venture, and this one is our favourite – Banjaara - which features the same original and truly authentic North Indian Cuisine which has become so popular in South Africa over the years, and for obvious reasons.

Banjaara was founded by Bobby in 2003, and since then he’s increased his offering to an incredible seven branches across Gauteng. Bobby was helping his mother in the kitchen from as early as he can remember, and by the age of fourteen, was working in restaurant kitchens back in India.

His Sunday buffets are legendary, and customers travel from far and wide to enjoy the home cooked food at their favourite branch. The phone is constantly ringing as take away and delivery orders stream in.

He started his career in Abu Dhabi before taking up a position as a Chef at Sahib in Hillbrow in 1988. He opened his first restaurant in Fordsburg, called Shahmiyana a few years later. He went on to open Shahmiyana branches across Gauteng, and then moved on to his next project, which was opening six Sahib Indian Restaurants, again to much acclaim.


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Bobby works seven days a week, spending time between the branches with the other 30 chefs’ he employs. He also does catering for events and parties with as many as five thousand guests! He believes in employing the right people, and, as he rightly states, it’s his name on the line so the team must work well together to produce the delicious food that Banjaara is well known for. Once again, we’re blown

away by Bobby’s passion for the empire that he has built. Bobby says his favourite dish on the menu is the Chicken Tikka Masala, although we are quite partial to the Chicken Korma ourselves. Not only are the portions plentiful, but the naan is out of this world! We knew there was a reason we keep going back, Hello Joburgers. M10, Bedford Centre, Smith Rd & Van Der Linde Rd, Bedfordview 5 1 011 615 1513

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he walls of the restaurant in Bedfordview are lined with framed photographs of Bobby and the various magazines he’s appeared in over the years - a testament to the hard work and dedication he has for his craft.








20 Maude Street, Sandton, Johannesburg. Phone: 011 884 1400. Web: Hello • March 2018 •


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THIS IS WHAT WE CALL Say double cheese!

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Jan Smuts, Corner Westminster Craighall Park 5 1 011 327 6704  @harlemkitchen

ure, you could stick to your New Year resolutions but that would be mind-numbing. Instead we tried this brand-new burger joint! This corner eatery is at the top of Jan Smuts, just before Hyde Park Shopping Centre, and now you know where they are, its time to figure out what to order! There’s nothing quite like a juicy burger in summer - especially a fantastic bashed burger, fresh and oozing with taste! “They are moreish and worth cherishing and too precious to be shared with anybody, even a unicorn.” That’s their motto, and we dig it! Before we dig into the reason we’re all here, lets discuss the chicken. It’s triple cooked and they use an open wood fire, which gives it a kick of smoky goodness. Now let’s delve into

our recommended choice - The Num Num Burger; a cool two hundred and thirty-five bucks will get you this gargantuan creation. Get ready to make love to your taste buds. It’s a bun smothered with tomato sauce and mustard, four 100% beef patties completely drizzled with cheese sauce and topped with maple touched bacon, ribs, eggs and a slaw to add the cherry on top. As we always say… go big or go home. They also serve a delicious Wagyu beef burger, served medium well, of course. Add a milkshake for thirtyfive bucks and lunch is sorted. You can also turn up the heat with their Harlem hot sauce. Not to mention the Harlem hotdogs, one hundred percent real pork ribs and vegan toasties. Butter toasted banana peanut butter and maple syrup toastie. Sold!


It’s the pizzness!

If you don’t love pizza then we cannot be friends.


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is a gluten-free option but we recommend joining the carb lovers and ordering the homemade tomato base, crisp and crusty. Try the Portuguesa- chorizo, red onion, boiled egg olives and parsley or if you’re more into the vanilla side of life then opt for the Island Paradise

or Regina. Vegans we didn’t forget about you, they also have two vegan pizzas on offer on the menu topped with colorful hummus, mushrooms, artichokes and all the nutritious goods. Open Tuesday to Sunday from

4:00pm to 8:30pm and lunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm. (These hours & menu may vary as the eatery gets accustomed to clients’ preferences) Shop2A Park Centre 31-4th Avenue, Parkhurst 1 011 327 6526

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ello Joburgers Urban Braza just opened on 4th Avenue Parkhurst and here is all you need to know. Firstly its run like a typical take-away business, but what’s really cool is it is run by Parkhurst Residents specializing in pizzas with a Portuguese influence. Drooling yet? This sunny spot is quaint and intimate and is the perfect stopover for a good ol slice a pizza. You simply cannot ignore the white and yellow striped exterior accompanied with a crisp elegant interior. And yes you heard us right if a whole pizza is too much for your belly, and pizza is the only love triangle you want in your life, then just order a heavenly slice to go. What to order: Know this, it is a wood-fired oven pizza, which in our opinion is the only way to eat the cheesy greasy goodness. There







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MARINA APPELBAUM from Nikos Coalgrill Greek, Pineslopes

As the menu says, it’s as though you’re in a Greek kitchen when you step inside Nikos Coalgrill Greek Pineslopes, and when you meet Restaurateur Marina Appelbaum, you’ll feel right at home.

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assionate, personable and particular about details; having penned a book as well as plating the perfect Kleftiko, Marina shifts the stereotype when it comes to women in business. Inspired by her strong mother, who started the first Greek restaurant, The Three Sisters, she instilled an indelible work ethic in her five children, which Marina embodies today. Her mother made her who she is and is very much a part of the authenticity of Nikos, as it’s based on her restaurant reinvented for today’s world and is a marriage between contemporary Greek dining and her traditional recipes. With the original Nikos named after her nephew, Marina has opened the second restaurant, with another six sites scheduled to open in a few months!

celebrated for their personality and effortless pronunciation of complicated Greek dishes. They’re inspired to have a strong and successful woman at their helm, who isn’t afraid of hard work, having rolled knives and forks from the age of 12.

Everything is freshly prepared daily in the interactive kitchen, and Marina recommends her renowned Tarama, as well as the Reloaded Hummus with feta and pomegranate, which is her favourite. The Nikos team are

Shop 33, Pineslopes Shopping Centre, Corner of The Straights and Witkoppen Road, Johannesburg 5 1 087 701 2272 U @nikospineslopes  @nikospineslopes

From baklava to burgers, Marina is also the proud owner of a RocoMamas’ franchise; and inspired by her integrity of food, would love to share a table with Restaurant Mosaic’s awardwinning chef Chantel Dartnall to talk all things food. Her greatest reward is sharing her love of Greek cuisine with patrons who are unfamiliar with the menu, and to see them return again and again. She likes to keep things spontaneous, so she doesn’t take reservations! | Bruma Bruma Lifestyle Centre 80 Marcia Street, Bruma 011 049 6204

Greenstone Green Valley Shopping Centre, Stoneridge Drive 011 609 0884

Bedfordview 9 Skeen Boulevard, Bedfordview 011 450 1054

For a truly authentic Greek experience PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE 200PAX SEATING CAPACITY

Parea, Greek Taverna, prides itself with 24 years of experience in Greek cuisine, sure to please your palette, with mouth-watering dishes. It is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed meal with things heating up after 9:30pm on Friday and Saturday evenings, with belly dancing and Greek dancers, adding to your true Greek experience! The Restaurant caters for private and corporate functions with a difference. If you are looking for a relaxing meal or an evening rich with entertainment, join us in true Greek Hospitality.

3 Corlett Drive, Illovo 011 788 8777 / 85 |

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PPARC FFERMÉ In the heart of Sandton, Parc Fermé offers a chic yet traditional culinary experience. Superb wine, outstanding Afro-Fusion dishes and excellent service await you.

+27 (0) 11 245 4846 8 Maude Street, Sandton Central, 2146

Assaggi is regarded as one of Jozi's top Italian restaurants. The regular menu is complemented by a list of daily specials. Their authentic and extensive selection of Italian desserts, including homemade gelati, provides the perfect end to a great meal. Post Office Centre, 30 Rudd Road, Illovo 011 268 1370


Bottega has luscious food, exceptional staff and a passionate approach to the restaurant industry. It recently acquired the latest technology in wine-by-the-glass from France, enabling you to enjoy a number of different wines with your meal. They’re open from the early hours of the morning for superb breakfasts until the last person leaves. 22 4th Avenue, Parkhurst 011 447 4448


When you take a seat at il Giardino, you could just as well be anywhere in Italy eating authentic, delicious Italian food. It has an amazing range of cakes, which can be made to order or to take away after a delicious meal. Unsurprisingly, they are the venue of choice for city weddings and corporate and private functions. 44 Stanley Avenue, Milpark 011 482 4978


il Tartufo specialises in authentic Italian cuisine from various regions of Italy, offering, amongst a host of other traditional Italian dishes, incredible homemade pastas, lasagne, risottos and Italian soups that are perfect for the chilly months. Jan Smuts Avenue, Hyde Park 011 788 8948


Luca’s honours centuries-old traditions and captures the essence of the Italian lifestyle. This bare-back eatery with an open kitchen offers classic Italian dishes, including wood-oven pizzas. Luca's


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caters for home and office parties, either situated at the restaurant, which seats about 200, or for collection. Rivonia Crossing, 3 Achter Road, Sunninghill 011 234 1085


Piza-e-Vino has a love for simple, fresh food cooked using authentic methods with a traditional twist. Their food is rigorously Italian, healthy and creative. The heart and soul of the restaurant are the pizzas, and they offer a combination of old favourites and not-so-subtle delicious toppings. The Piazza, Melrose Arch 011 684 2730


Pomodoro offers a wonderfully wide selection of pizzas, and all their pasta dishes come in two sizes. They serve Italian cuisine made with love Morningside Shopping Centre, Corner Rivonia Road and Outspan Road, Morningside 087 940 3811


Remo’s Libertà has become renowned for its décor, ambience, outstanding service and authentic Italian menu. The cheese trolley and ever-changing bar snack options are complemented by an exclusively Italian beer selection and impressive whisky and wine lists. Shop 31, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton 011 883 0664


Stelle is iinspired by the finest, freshest ingredients and the most authentic vibrant flavours. Their breads and cakes are freshly baked in the oven daily, and the pasta, gnocchi and risotto are made to order. 62 Tyrone Avenue, Parkview 011 646 6996

How do you like your steak?


The Bull Run Restaurant has fast gained a reputation as the businesslunch or dinner restaurant of choice. The in-house butchery will advise you and cut your aged steak just the way you want it, and the menu sets out the offerings in rands, dollars, pounds and euros – perfect for international guests and colleagues. 20 Maude Street, Sandton 011 884 1400


The Butcher Shop & Grill is where good food, wine and lots of laughter meet in a blend of what has become a South African institution. There are secret areas within the venue; intimate private dining rooms and lounges, for business, romance, or celebrations. You can buy meat, chicken and seafood at the adjoining butchery and deli. Shop 30, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton 011 784 8676


Carvers offers a stand-out buffet roast and à la carte menu that never disappoints. Their rustic bar serves great pub grub and a variety of local and imported beers. Carvers provides a beautiful and atmospheric setting for weddings and year-end functions. 51 Mountainview Ave, Darrenwood 011 678 5417


With their trademark, hands-on approach, Chaplin’s Grill is a mustvisit! The variety and quality of the meat cuts they offer has gained loyal customers, and you can enjoy panoramic views of the Sandton skyline. 61 Woodlands Avenue, corner Republic Road, Hurlingham 076 564 5979


Located in the Eye of Africa Golf Estate, The Greens Grillhouse offers an excellent dining experience at any time of the day. Chow down on steaks, healthy salads and woodfire pizzas. This venue is ideal for corporate and private events. 33 Cayman Road, Alewynspoort,

Eikenhof 071 106 1440


The Grillhouse is one of South Africa’s premium steakhouses, offering diners choice meals, attentive service and a unique selection of fine wines and malts. It’s famous for its steak and ribs, but there’s a range of salads, chicken, seafood and vegetarian dishes on offer. The Firs Shopping Centre, corner Oxford Road and Bierman Avenue, Rosebank 011 880 3945


Located on the beautiful grounds of St Stithians, the Higher Ground Restaurant has the best views in Jozi. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner on either one of their beautiful decks, the terrace area or inside the deli. The restaurant can also be utilised as a venue for functions. St Stithians College, 40 Peter Place, Randburg 011 024 3433 www.highergroundrestaurant.yolasite. com


The Local Grill has kept to its ethos of procuring, ageing and serving South Africa’s finest beef. Specialising in both grain-fed and grass-fed beef, this ‘steakhouse’ offers a diverse range of menu items sourced ‘field to fork’. The Local Grill has a passion for ethicallysourced beef. The Parktown North branch has a private “wine-room” that accommodates up to 12 people and adjoins a demonstration test kitchen. 40 7th Avenue, Parktown North 011 880 1946


This firmly established brand is a brilliant choice for a family steakhouse meal. No matter the theme, Mike’s Kitchen will make sure your kid’s birthday party is one to remember! 15 St Andrews Road, Parktown 011 484 2688

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INDIAN RESTAURANTS AARYA Family run, authentic Italian restaurant focusing on northern cuisine from Piemonte. In the heart of sandton with wonderful and spacious garden surrounded by acorn trees, perfect for summer lunches Private dining room available for business meetings, more intimate dining or exclusive dining functions.

Aarya is run by SA’s first MasterChef SA winner, Deena Naidoo. Deena’s extensive knowledge of spices, together with Aarya’s combination of traditional and contemporary cuisine, results in an unforgettable meal. Montecasino Piazza, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways 011 557 7007



Bukhara specialises in various methods of Indian cooking, all with a slant to North Indian origins. With deep green Udaipur marble floors, ochre walls and handmade teak furniture from Rajasthan, the interior alone is exquisite. Nelson Mandela Square, 8 Maude Street, Sandton 011 883 5555


Sunday Lunch Buffet 11:30 - 15:30

Includes Lamb Potjie Kos half price for kids under 10

The Raj offers all the splendour of traditional North Indian cuisine. The service is efficient and friendly and the food is spicy, delicious and traditional. The Raj’s menu options include tikka masala, vindaloo, khorma, and bhuna, in variants that are suited to a range of tastes. Montecasino, 1 Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways 011 511 0077


Bedford Centre, Mezzanine floor 2, Corner Smith and Van der Linde Road, Bedfordview 011 615 1513 / 082 572 3476 / 079 520 4426


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The welcoming spirit of this restaurant is present in the friendly staff and the meals, which are made by international chefs. The tastes are layered and the sensations linger. The Alberton branch is open seven days a week and specialises in takeaways – perfect for a small dinner party at home. Florencia, 43 Kritzinger Street, Alberton 011 039 4844


The Royal India has become the go-to restaurant for authentic North Indian cuisine. They serve traditional Indian desserts like falooda, gulab jamoon and saffron kulfi, as well as amazing lassis. The menu is incredibly extensive, and meat-lovers and vegetarians alike will be impressed with the selection. The Forum, 2 Maude Street, Sandton 011 784 4964


Taste of Punjab offers diners reasonably priced authentic North Indian food and the best customer service in a homely environment. You can get vegetarian, bean, chicken, lamb or paneer bunny chows and roti rolls. The menu includes many vegetarian dishes, breads, desserts and traditional Indian sweets and beverages. Village Shopping Centre, 60 Tyrone Avenue, Parkview 011 646 9031


Thava Indian Restaurant has its roots in Kerala, India. With a tandoor oven in open view, diners can watch how breads and tandoori dishes are prepared. A first of its kind in South Africa, Thava has a unique Indian tapas offering, which is perfect for those of us looking to taste a little bit of everything and share in a relaxed yet vibey setting. 44 The Avenue, Norwood 011 728 2826

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Back O’ The Moon is located in Gold Reef City, and guests can enjoy a gourmet dining experience with an exquisite menu. This, coupled with impeccable service and live entertainment, makes for a truly memorable experience. The Moon Light Lounge is Back O’ The Moon’s chic cognac and cigar bar, and has a resident band. Gold Reef City Casino, Ormonde 011 248 5222


Bellagio is a hidden gem in the heart of Illovo with a continental menu that leans towards Mediterranean and Asian cuisine. From their salmon special to grilled kingklip, their seafood dishes are a firm favourite. Bellagio is great for a large crowd with mixed preferences, and there’s a private dining area that seats 50 guests. Oxford Manor, 196 Oxford Road, Illovo 011 268 0869


Dw-eleven-13 offers a unique experience through experimental cuisine. They only use fresh and sustainable produce, and they offer a degustation menu, with a vegetarian option, a wine and food pairing option, and a non-alcoholic and food pairing option. Dunkeld West Shopping Centre, Corner Jan Smuts and Bompas Road, Dunkeld 011 341 0663


At Level Four Restaurant, you'll enjoy distinctive dining and classical cuisine with contemporary influences. Whether it’s an early breakfast, a business lunch, a relaxed dinner, or a celebratory event, their aim is to make every meal an occasion. The Champagne bar is the perfect meeting spot for pre-dinner drinks and evening sundowners. 54 Bath Avenue, Rosebank 011 344 8500


Maximillien dishes up an exquisite epicurean experience in a stylish yet welcoming ambience. Adding to the classic and sophisticated aesthetic

is a pianist serenading diners, and their outdoor section has glass walls and a glass ceiling, and is perfect for summer. Legacy Corner Mall, 8 Maude Street, Sandton 011 292 7111


From a range of French, Mauritian and Asian cuisine, Parc Fermé offers the best in international food. The delicious and exquisite menu designed by world-class chefs will please the most discerning taste buds. Their Express Lunch specials between 12pm and 5pm daily offer diners succulent meals at generous prices. 8 Maude Street, Sandton 011 245 4846


Piccolo Mondo prides itself on its Italian influences. Every Saturday and Sunday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm, they hold a Lindt High Tea, offering everything from sushi to cupcakes. The Michelangelo Hotel, 135 West Street, Sandton 011 282 7463




The trendy yet elegant Pigalle restaurant offers international dishes with a Portuguese flair to those looking to have business lunches and a fine-dining experience. The glass-encased wine cellar contains French Champagnes and wines from South Africa’s top boutique estates. Private balconies are available for those wanting a more intimate space for a meeting, date or celebratory occasion. High Level Street, Melrose Arch 011 684 2711

PIGALLE SANDTON Description: Located in the Michelangelo Towers at Nelson Mandela Square, Pigalle Sandton has become a benchmark in urbanchic dining, where government and business men and women swarm to wine and dine like kings and queens. Michelangelo Towers, 8 Maude Street, Sandton 011 884 8899


570 Fehrsen Street, Brookyn, Pretoria 012 346 4644


Waterfall City, Magwa Cres, Midrand 010 591 0023

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Authentic Tapas | Exclusive Wine | Private Dining

Design Quarter | 011 465 5011 |

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The ‘March to the beat of your own drum’ edition We’re using March to flex our personal ‘must do’ rights and finally tick off all the things our parents said we couldn’t do. Are you with us?

Fallen Heroes: Want one of the FH magicians to pen your dream tattoo? You’d best book now. Some of the artists have a six-month waiting list after all. The place is hip and happening hygiene is paramount, plus the music is awesome. Where: 53 6th Street, Parkhurst. 5

Zen Ink: On a mission to provide clients with an exceptional experience, starting with a free consultation, Zen Ink is known for their dot work and Japanese designs. Their 3D work is also rad, and there’s also a piercing studio. Where: 307 Commissioner Street, Boksburg. 5

Hand Style Tattoos: Looking for something timeless and traditional? This is the spot. Exceptional with classic black and gray art with beautiful custom colour designs available too, the team will make you feel relaxed and at home. Where: 7th Street Melville, Johannesburg. 5


Remember hearing “you’re not getting a tattoo while you live under this roof !” and “over my dead body!” when asking your parents whether you can get a tattoo? Well, you’re living on your own now! Whether it’s a significant quote or your favourite insect (we don’t judge), if you’re paying your own bills, you’ve earned the right to get inked. Some members of HJ have been inking for a while, so here are our top recommendations…


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Skydiving: You’ll go through a ground instruction and an instructor will hold your hand all the way on the ride up to altitude, and then out as you freefall for 35 seconds before deploying the parachute. There’s a cameraman available to capture the moment so you can show the family. 5

River Rafting: If this is on the bucket list try Parys River Rafting, which offers a great experience for young and old. With river rafting down the Vaal River, they have a variety of rafting options to choose from, depending on whether you want a mild or rough experience. Rafting durations can range between one and a half to seven hours, depending on the route you take. Booking is essential so get on it! 5

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You’ve wanted to go scuba diving, sky-diving or tight rope walking since you were a kid - but refer to what mom and dad said about getting inked. Well, now you can decide!


Bryanston Organic & Natural Market

27Boxes turns heads even before shoppers get to the 80 unique and beautiful boutique stores. The striking building is also surrounded by an outdoor amphitheatre and a thriving garden. Oh, and 27Boxes is made entirely from shipping containers! 75 3rd Avenue, Melville 086 010 9237

Joburg’s first and finest outdoor

market a magical place, removed from the rush of everyday life, offering inspired crafts and


The Neighbourgoods Market is a source for farm fresh foods and specialty goods. The market is housed in a modernist building that has a spectacular 15-story wall mural by the famed artist Eduardo Villa. Come rain or shine, the Neighbourgoods Market is open on Saturdays from 9am until 3pm. 73 Juta Street, Braamfontein 011 403 0413


Panorama Flea Market is the busiest flea market in the south of Joburg. With almost 400 stalls and live entertainment and an adult-supervised kiddies centre, your children will be looked after while you shop and enjoy the beer garden. The market is open every weekend and on public holidays from 9am and closes at 4pm. Klipriver Drive, Mulbarton 011 682 2222


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wholesome food. FREE shuttle bus from selected Sandton hotels and Nelson Mandela Square. See website for details.


Market on Main is a creative space where locals and visitors can enjoy what Gauteng-based food and design fanatics have to offer. Market on Main takes place every Sunday from 10am until 3pm, and the first Thursday of every month from 7pm until 11pm. 266 Fox Street, Maboneng 082 868 1335


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inspiring. The market is open seven days a week from 9am, and is open on public holidays. Rosebank Mall, 50 Bath Avenue, Rosebank 011 788 5530

ROSEBANK ROOFTOP MARKET Rosebank Rooftop Market has a large selection of craft stalls, food traders, live music and kids entertainment. There’s a variety of cultural dishes from various parts of the world, so their food offering is one of the best in Jozi. Rosebank Mall, 50 Bath Avenue, Rosebank | 011 028 7820

NEIGHBOURGOODS MARKET The Neighbourgoods Market is a source for farm fresh foods and specialty goods. The market is housed in a modernist building that has a spectacular 15-story wall mural by the famed artist Eduardo Villa. Come rain or shine, the Neighbourgoods Market is open on Saturdays from 9am until 3pm. 73 Juta Street, Braamfontein 011 403 0413


With everything from exquisite MARKET   beadwork to handmade sculptures, the Panorama Flea Market is the creativity and skill of the vendors is busiest flea market in the south of

Joburg. With almost 400 stalls and live entertainment and an adult-supervised kiddies centre, your children will be looked after while you shop and enjoy the beer garden. The market is open every weekend and on public holidays from 9am and closes at 4pm. Klipriver Drive, Mulbarton 011 682 2222


With everything from exquisite beadwork to handmade sculptures, the creativity and skill of the vendors is inspiring. The market is open seven days a week from 9am, and is open on public holidays. Rosebank Mall, 50 Bath Avenue, Rosebank 011 788 5530


Rosebank Rooftop Market has a large selection of craft stalls, food traders, live music and kids entertainment. There’s a variety of cultural dishes from various parts of the world, so their food offering is one of the best in Jozi. Rosebank Mall, 50 Bath Avenue, Rosebank 011 028 7820


An entire district of historic, industrial warehouses known as The Sheds@1Fox is home to a refurbished and thriving marketplace from Fridays to Sundays. 1 Fox Street is also home to Good Luck Bar and Mad Giant Craft Brewery – perfect stops for a post-shopping drink. 1 Fox Street, Ferreirastown 084 057 0015


The Jozi Real Food Market is the perfect Saturday hangout for families and their pets who love sampling the best locally produced artisan food products and crafts. This market caters for four-legged companions who want to socialise with other dogs. You can get coffee, olives, homemade pies, cured meats, pottery, chilli sauces and more from 8:30am to 1pm on Saturdays. Pirates Sports Club, 25 Braeside Road, Greenside 083 532 2992


The Wholefood Market is the longest-running food market in Jozi! With produce harvested at 4am the same morning, and delights made before your eyes, the food is as fresh as it gets! The market is open every Sunday from 9am until 2pm. BluBird Shopping Centre, Corner Corlett Drive and Athol Oaklands, Illovo 083 311 4768 Hello Joburg • March 2018 •


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Spots to dive into summer! Lets take advantage of what’s left of summer! We have the best climate in the world HJ, and we have some of the most good-looking hotel pools. So, we thought we’d put together our favourite hotel pools to freestyle in…

▼ There really isn’t much you won’t love about this hotel and its pool.


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▼ THE MASLOW HOTEL HJ recommends: Grab your besties and head to this exquisite location in the heart of Sandton. Their pool space exudes comfort, relaxation and elegance, so make sure your Vogues are intact and your straw sun hat is well adjusted. This is a fool proof playground to unwind, surrounded by evergreen gardens and sipping on a few fusion G&T’s from the Lacuna Bar, need we say more? Where: Corner of Rivonia Road and Grayston Drive, Sandown, Sandton. 5  @suninternationalza

FOUR SEASON HOTEL, THE WESTCLIFF, JOHANNESBURG HJ recommends: Start your Saturday off with their bountiful brunch buffet, then roll on down to their picturesque pool. Not only will you make friends with the swan inflatable, but you’ll also submerge yourself in the divine Mojitos Where: 67 Jan Smuts Avenue, Westcliff 5 |  @fsjohannesburg

So much more than a business hotel in Sandton!

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PEERMONT D’OREALE GRANDE HOTEL – HJ recommends: Lounging at their gorgeous pool with views of the lush garden with the family. It’s a fun day out for the family whether you’re doggy-paddling or doing breast-stroke. Also make sure you order lunch and cocktails from Neptunes Pool Bar. Where: 64 Jones Road, O.R. Tambo, Kempton Park.

A splendid weekend escape!

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Fifty five steps from the Gautrain lies a blue oasis

Hello Joburgers, if you’re looking for the finest indoor swimming pool then you have to visit The Michelangelo Hotel. You can thank us later.

▼ RADISSON BLUE GAUTRAIN HOTEL HJ recommends: Kick off your slops and dip in the tranquil, turquoise pool and… repeat all afternoon long. This hotel is glorious, and the outdoor pool area is to die for. Seriously, they even have the word ‘blu’ in their name! Where: Corner of Rivonia Road and West Street, Sandown, Sandton. 5  @radisson_blu_gautrain

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The perfect place to conduct business and pleasure.

THE PALAZZO HOTEL HJ recommends: Book a staycation because this hotel is spectacular, especially the beautiful lagoon-like swimming pool. This urban escape lends itself to the finer things in life, so grab your hunky date and indulge. Plus, you cannot leave without enjoying a Mangwanani massage – poolside, of course! Hello heaven! Where: Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways. 5  @tsogosun

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THREE adventure activities ORLANDO TOWERS

Orlando Towers was created with the aim of developing the disused Orlando cooling towers in Soweto into a vertical adventure facility and tourist attraction for Soweto. They have the world’s highest Scad freefall which involves no ropes or elastics, only a controlled free-fall (CFF) harness. They also offer bungee jumping, rock climbing, abseiling, paintball and a swing. Corner Dynamo and Chris Hani Street, Orlando East 071 674 4343


With 3.5 km of pathways in a living corn field, the mazes at Honeydew Mazes are designed to challenge all ages. Their Moonlight Mazes make for a great evening activity and include a quiz and a free ice-cream! They host birthday parties for children and adults. It’s also a wonderful place for family get-togethers and picnics. 82 Boland Street, Honeydew 073 795 2174


The park has been specifically designed to cater for 5- to 75-year-olds, and offers mountain boarding, a slackline park, bubble soccer and parkour. Their dry obstacle course, Battle Rush, will test your current fitness levels. You can hire am instructor. They’re open from 9am, Wednesdays to Sundays, and no alcohol is allowed. Main Rd, Johannesburg 082 456 2358


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At Artjamming is all about putting on an apron, facing a blank canvas and unleashing your own individual creativity. There are qualified artists at the studios to assist, and Artjamming provides everything you need – canvases, easels, brushes, paints – for as little as R135. Shop 27, Melrose Arch Piazza, Melrose 011 684 1608


Bounce Inc. is a spring-loaded urban playground that will bring out your inner child! Expect 100 interconnected indoor trampolines, giant airbags, slam-dunk arenas, dodge ball courts and ‘The Great Wall of Jozi’. Jumping on trampolines is a great workout, and Bounce offers effective yet fun Bounce Fit classes six days a week. Waterfall Lifestyle Centre, Corner Woodmead and Maxwell Drive, Midrand 011 517 2500


Carnival City is one of the most popular gaming destinations in Gauteng, offering kids an arcade and laser zone, and adults a 24-hour casino. The 3 500-seater Big Top Arena has played host to some of the biggest local and international comedy, musical and entertainment acts. Corner Century and Elsburg Road, Brakpan 011 898 7000

EMPERORS PALACE Emperors Palace welcomes all to experience true luxury and excitement. Players have access to more than 1 700 slot machines and 60 table games at this, the Palace of Dreams. Enjoy the ease and convenience of cashless gaming at, which means sheer gaming thrills with no queues or fuss. 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park

011 928 1000


ROSEBANK The Fun Company has aimed to provide secure, interactive entertainment for all ages. They have glow-in-the-dark tenpin bowling and glow mini-golf, and the coinless SACOA Playcard system offers players increased security and pleasure for their overall gaming experience. The Zone @ Rosebank, 50 Bath Avenue, Rosebank 011 447 4099


Galaxyworld provides worldclass family fun with the focus on all-round indoor entertainment, including bowling, a pool ‘n pub concept, bumper cars, and hi-tech coin-operated amusement machines. Bedford Centre, Corner Smith and Bradford Road, Bedfordview 076 814 2827


Get ready for a fascinating tour of the universe. Around 80 per cent of the 75 000 annual visitors are school children, and the Planetarium also provides academic support to Wits students. Tickets cost R45 for adults and R30 for children, students and seniors. Their show schedule is available on their website. University of the Witwatersrand, Yale Road, Milner Park 011 717 1390


Montecasino has an impressive range of more than 1870 slot machines, with denominations ranging from 2c to R100. Montecasino is open 24 hours a day, so there’s ample time to sample the extensive dining choices and Jozi’s hottest nightlife. Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways 011 510 7000


A visit to Silverstar isn’t complete without trying your luck on the casino floor, as there are over 1000 slot machines and 32 table games. For kids, Silverstar offers a large Magic Company, a cinema with the latest 3D technology, tenpin bowling and laser-tag games. R28, Muldersdrift, Krugersdorp 011 662 7300




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When you’re feeling a little fancy and a whole lot of cool, this is what you should be sipping on…

OF THE MONTH Antarctica by Godet

Launch date: Early August How it’s made: The unique eau de vie carries the profile of cognac but plays into a white spirit occasion. The liquid used for Antarctica is distilled in the same way Cognac would be, and then aged in 100-year-old barrels for two years. keeping the spirit clear in colour. Flavours: Pepper on the nose that develops into a delicate rose, acacia wood and crispy apple when you add ice. Oak notes, rounded with honey and vanilla on the finish. Tannins: Low Try one at Maxim Lounge Sandton 5 Velo Café Braamfontein 5 Che Argengine Grill Maboneng 5

*To make clarified tomato juice. Heat freshly pressed tomato juice at a low heat until solids separate from the liquid. Pass through a coffee filter.

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Best cocktail: Lazy Dog In a cocktail shaker, mix ix together 1 measure of Antarctica, 1/2 measure of cointreau, 1 measure of combawa lime, and 1 drop of sugar syrup. Shake hard and serve in Martini glass.

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Hangover Cure: • 50ml of Antarctica • 20ml of jalapeno vinaigrette • 3 dashes of Orange bitters • 100ml of Clarified Tomato juice* • A pinch salt • A pinch pepper

Cool fact: In March 2008, Jean Jacques Godet, with his 10-crew members, successfully docked in Antarctica - making history as the smallest yacht to ever succeed at docking at 70° latitude south of the equator - and celebrated with cognac and ice from the icebergs. To commemorate this adventure, the family created Antarctica Icy White.


Time to party at the coolest... NIGHTCLUBS


Carfax has become one of SA’s most acclaimed institutions. Events are diverse, and range from live bands to mega-dance parties to day festivals. On top of their not-to-bemissed events, Carfax is open every Saturday from 7pm until 4am. 39 Gwi Gwi Mrwebi Street, Newtown 011 834 9187


Hush offers the finest South African DJs, luxury lounges and visual delights to entertain your ears, eyes and mind. It is open from 9pm on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and nights before public holidays. Design District, 160 Jan Smuts Avenue, Rosebank 011 447 0203


Madison Avenue is one of Joburg’s most superb nightclubs, offering the best in house and commercial music. While there is a small entrance fee, Funked-up Fridays at Madison Avenue offer amazing drink specials from 8pm until 10pm. There’s a dress code on most nights, including their cool and classy Buddhafunk Posh Saturdays. 19 Wessel Road, Rivonia 082 889 2386


On top of VIP booths, comfy couch sections and lounging areas, the extensive layout includes a central dance floor and three bars. Designed to cater for events, Movida is ideal for cocktail parties, awards evenings, launches, corporate functions and more. Rivonia Crossing, Corner Rivonia and Witkoppen Road, Rivonia 011 234 8000


Perfectly perched at the highest point in Braamfontein, Randlords is an exquisite rooftop bar and lounge venue, located on the 22nd floor of South Point Towers. It is the ultimate address for exclusive corporate and private events. Its magical 360-degree views stretch from the majestic FNB Stadium in

Soweto to the suburban Sandton skyline and beyond. Randlords is open to the public on select special event days, and there is ample offstreet parking. 22nd Floor, South Point Towers, 41 De Korte Street, Braamfontein 011 403 1833


This luxurious venue has the look and feel of a classic Las Vegas bar. The multifunctional venue is geared to and experienced in a wide range of events, and has a capacity of up to 2 000. 58 Wierda Road East, Sandton 011 783 1302


Sankayi is one of the longestrunning and active clubs to this day. It offers its young clientele RnB, Zouk, Kizomba, hip-hop and more. The club is open from 10pm until 5am on Fridays and Saturdays, and offers an African buffet on Sundays. 90 Degrees Shopping Centre, Corner Rivonia Road and Kelvin Drive, Rivonia 079 935 4116


With a unique mix of glamour and luxury, the venue offers discerning clientele an extravagant escape from the norm. The interior of their four distinctive spaces over two levels is lavish and decadent and complemented by the breathtaking skylines of Sandton. As a venue for functions and corporate events, they assure quality and elegance. 24 Central, Corner Fredman Drive and Gwen Lane, Sandton 011 783 2200


Previously an abandoned Snake Park in Midrand, Truth is now one of the world’s most unique electronic dance music venues. Able to host up to 4 500 partygoers with ease, Truth continues to set the benchmark in electronic dance parties every Saturday night. Pretoria Main Road, Midrand 011 315 9295 Hello Joburg • March 2018 •



Time for a drink at the best... BARS


Situated at the Rand Airport, The Beer Co. is a the ideal place to have a cold one. Despite serving 100 different types of beer, it’s not their only speciality – they also have amazing food! Kids can ogle over the country’s oldest retired jumbo jets at the adjacent SAA Museum or play on the jungle gym. 3 Dakota Crescent, Germiston 011 383 2101


With an emphasis on the curation of craft beer brands and service of the highest standard, Beerhouse offers Africa’s biggest beer variety in their contemporary beer hall – 25 taps and their legendary ‘99 Bottles’. Beerhouse believes in giving back. To support their charitable initiative #PinkForAPurpose, all you have to do is buy a beer. 1 Sunset Avenue, Fourways 011 465 2402

THE COLONY ARMS The Colony Arms is a unique establishment. Thanks to their great food, well-priced drinks and welcoming environment, this spot has many loyal regulars. With seven HD big-screen TVs and a range of beer on tap, there’s no better place to watch big games. Quiz nights happen every alternate Tuesday, there’s beer pong on Wednesdays, ladies night is on Thursdays, and karaoke happens every Saturday. The Colony Centre, 345 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park 011 447 6646


Foundry draws its artisanal essence from an array of craft creations they source from local and international microbreweries, whiskey distilleries and wine


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farms. There are no fewer than 50 different beers on offer and their wine and cocktail selection is generous, too. Parktown Quarter, 3rd Avenue, Parktown North 011 447 5828


Giles has become renowned for its bustling ambience and superb deck overlooking the Craighall Park valley. Their extensive and inexpensive wine offering features some unique estates and has something for everybody. 9 Grafton Avenue, Craighall Park 011 442 4056


Enjoy the setting of one of Joburg’s oldest bars while celebrating the best of present-day Jozi. Good Luck Bar is Jozi’s best live music venue and regularly hosts events with some of the top acts in the world. 1 Fox Street, Ferreirastown 084 683 4413


A neighbourhood local that’s not quite a bar and not quite a restaurant, The Griffin is a gastropub that pays homage to the best beer and wine from home and abroad. Happy hour is from 5pm to 6pm, Monday through Saturday, when all drinks are half price! Illovo Junction, Corner Oxford Road and Corlett Drive, Illovo 011 447 9842 www.thegriffin.


Hogshead, the original craft beer pub in Gauteng, offers an upmarket, cosy and characterful South African setting. They serves four SAB favourites and no less than 12 craft beers on tap, as well as a few blended craft beers. There’s a dress code after 6pm, and no unaccompanied under 21s allowed. 10 Illovo Muse, 198 Oxford Road, Illovo | 011 268 0871


Paddy’s Corner has what you need at prices you can afford. On game days, you can win a great bottle of whisky if you can guess the final score! There’s an option of a quiz or a pool competition on Tuesdays, Thursday is karaoke night, and party hearty Fridays are for letting loose. Canterbury Crossing, Corner Bram Fischer and Hunter Street, Randburg 011 781 3826 www. paddyscorner.


The Sunnyside Park Hotel combines the charm of a bygone era with present-day luxuries, so it only makes sense that the hotel’s Pound & Penny Pub holds true to those architectural and decorative aesthetics. Princess of Wales Terrace, Parktown 011 640 0400 .legacyhotels.


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uman Rights Day in South Africa is historically linked with 21 March 1960, and the events of Sharpeville. On that day, many people died and fought against the oppression of the government, and now, the day is historically marked in

our calendars as an affirmation by ordinary people rising in unison to proclaim their rights. In keeping with this theme, the team at Hello Joburg set out on the trail to discover some of the best (and most historical) cultural experiences to steep yourself in…


THE EVERARD READ GALLERY Joburg’s oldest art gallery was established in 1913. However, in 1980 they moved from their downtown location to a purposebuilt building in Rosebank. Extending on the 1920’s house, which is the gallery´s administrative centre, is a contemporary structure comprising of sculpture courtyards and four exhibition areas with a series of windows that ensure abundant daylight. They’re known to support a wide variety of local artists from different schools, and the exhibitions change regularly, ensuring that there’s always something new to cast one’s eyes upon. 6 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg. 1 011 788 4805 5

The Market Theatre was known back in the day for challenging the apartheid regime, armed with little more than the conviction that culture can change society. The strength and truth of that conviction was acknowledged in 1995 when the theatre received the American Jujamcyn Award. In providing a voice to the voiceless, The Market Theatre did not forego artistic excellence, but rather made a point of it. Its twenty-one international and over three hundred South African theatre awards bare eloquent testimony to this. 138 Lilian Ngoyi Street, between Miriam Makeba and Margaret Mcingana Streets, Newtown. 1 011 832 1641 5 www.markettheatre.

CONSTITUTION HILL Constitution Hill is a living museum that tells the unique and engaging story of South Africa’s journey to democracy. The site is a former prison and military fort that pays homage to our turbulent past and, today, is home to the country’s Constitutional Court, which endorses the rights of all citizens. Many legendary figures have spent time behind its walls, amongst them Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Joe Slovo and more. Today ‘Con Hill’ is visited by thousands every month, from tourists to locals and school children. They offer daily tours of the precinct and conduct regular public events, enabling visitors from every walk of life to interact with their heritage. 11 Kotze Street, Johannesburg. 1 011 381 3100 5

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The Apartheid Museum tells the story of a state-sanctioned system based on racial discrimination and the road to democracy. It’s an interactive, historical space that showcases different artists. It’s a must-visit, but is not suitable for children younger than 11. Corner Northern Parkways and Gold Reef Road, Ormonde 011 309 4700


It’s named after former Johannesburg mayor Dr AD Bensusan, and houses rare, historic photography equipment and photographs. There are multimedia shows, interactive exhibits and darkrooms, and entrance is free. 121 Bree Street, Newtown 011 833 5624


This museum is dedicated to the memory and study of military history. Visitors are able to view artefacts, armoured fighting vehicles, aircrafts and naval. Admission is R40 for adults, with discounts for students and seniors. 22 Erlswold Way, Saxonwold 011 646 3515


Learn how Johannesburg came to be, and how gold was discovered on the reef. You’ll get to descend 75 metres underground and witness the magnificent glow of a live gold pour. Tickets for tours range between R100 and R175. Corner Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde 011 248 5000


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This is one of SA’s leading heritage sites and pays testimony to the lives that changed the political landscape of the country. There are self and guided tours, and education programmes. The entrance fee is R90, with discounts for children, students and pensioners. 7 George Avenue, Rivonia 011 803 7882






Perfect for theatre fans of all ages! Follow Alice down the rabbit-hole in this spectacular classic pantomime. Where: Joburg Theatre, Loveday Street & Hoofd Street When: From 10 March until 29 April Cost: From R142 Book:


This is where South Africa’s former president and his family lived from 1946 to 1962. It’s now a leading centre for the preservation, presentation and research of the history, heritage and legacy of the Mandela family. There’s a visitor centre, exhibitions and multimedia displays. Admission fees vary from R20 for children, to R60 for international visitors. Tour guides are available at no additional charge. 8115 Vilakazi Street, Soweto 011 936 7754


Museum Africa now houses 850000 pieces, including African materials from across the continent, as well as maps, photographs and instruments. Admission is free. Old Market Building, 121 Bree Street, Newtown 011 833 5624


This world-class museum is dedicated to exploring the history of modern humankind, telling the story of the emergence of human beings and humanity in southern Africa. The fossil collection is the only display in the world with the most complete record of the ancestors of mammals, humans, tortoises and dinosaurs in one place! Entrance is R80 for adults. Corner Yale Road and Enoch Sontonga Avenue, Braamfontein 011 717 4700


A totally rocking tribute to musical legends like Michael Jackson, Elton John, Tine Turner, Pink and Freddie Mercury. Where: Cresta Barnyard Theatre, Weltevreden Road, Cresta When: From 13 March to 22 April Cost: From R130 to R200 Book:


A local comedian makes light of the fact he’s turning 40, and shows the funny side of being a father of three kids, a husband, comedian, and actor - with all the current cultural and political issues thrown in. Where: Auto & General Theatre on the Square When: From 26 March to 9 April Cost: R200 Book:

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Art Afrique showcases magnificent African jewels, and offers daily art tours through the Legacy Group of hotels – the Michelangelo, The Raphael and The DaVinci Corner 5th and Maude Street, Sandton 011 292 7113 |


SAB World of Beer ...the venue with a difference you’ve been looking for! Why not add a beer themed team building into your conference? Taking groups from 10 to 200, this one of a kind venue offers five star facilities along with various optional beer experiences to make your event truly memorable. The SAB World of Beer is situated in the heart of Johannesburg’s trendy Newtown area. Secure parking and easy accessibility from all major transport hubs make this the ideal urban venue.

(011) 836 4900


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This hip and happening spot has artists’ studios, galleries and eateries, offering visitors a range of events, arts and merchandise. The venue is perfect for photo shoots, conferences, workshops, presentations and banquets. 264 Fox Street, Maboneng Precinct


Recognised as one of Johannesburg’s outstanding architectural landmarks, Circa only exhibits important contemporary works of art and installations concerned with fascinating technology. Musical events and lectures also form part of the activities available. 2 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank 20:30 011 788 4805


Here is where fine art, art objects and design furniture are combined and conveyed in an inspiring mode. Their sister gallery, Graham's Fine Art Gallery, is on the premises and Cube Gallery is the authorised retailer for Vitra, Artek, Herman Miller, Belux, Armani Dada, Gio Ponti and Paola Lenti. 68 Hobart Road, Bryanston 011 463 7869






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This is Africa's oldest commercial art gallery, and is associated with preeminent artists working in Southern Africa. 6 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank 011 788 4805


This is one of the longest-standing international contemporary art galleries. The gallery works with contemporary and influential artists who strive to shift perspectives and engender social transformation. 163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood 011 788 1113


This gallery offers collectors excellent examples of 19th and 20th century artworks as well as select contemporary works. It’s a one-stop shop for advice and confidential valuations, and they specialise in framing, restoration and portfolio management. 68 Hobart Street, Bryanston 011 463 7869


The Henry George Gallery showcases unique art exhibitions by local and overseas artists. There are walkabout events and they have an interior design service that caters to the residential, corporate, retail and leisure sectors. 45 6th Street, Parkhurst 011 880 2698


This one is over 100 years old! There are over 9000 artworks displayed in 15 exhibition halls, making it the largest art gallery on the African continent! Admission is free. Guided tours are conducted on request, but booking is required. Corner Klein and King George Street, Joubert Park | 011 725 3130


MOAD was built in 2011, and originally used as an automotive panel-beater. It’s now a space for conversation, research and response to the issues of African design – past, present and future. 281 Commissioner Street, Maboneng Precinct | 084 951 2060

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TURNING THE PAGE Every household has rules that children should obey. For the Owens children, the rules are slightly different… no candles or red shoes, no wearing black or reading books about magic. No standing out in a crowd. You see, the Owens children are different; the eldest with her milky skin, fiery red hair and a knack for chatting to birds; the middle child with her inky black locks and deep penetrating stare that seems to know everything you’re thinking; and finally, the youngest – the only boy, whose rambunctious attitude and musical talent make him more than a handful. Their mother, Susanna worries about her children and has fought hard to keep the family secrets hidden. For their family, love is a curse and each child must abide by one rule above all others… Never ever fall in love. But rules are meant to be broken, right? R285.


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Our month is fully booked (tee-hee!), thanks to these three fabulous reads we’ve found!

Kate Reddy is counting down to fifty; her babies are now awkward, uncommunicative teenagers, her husband has stopped working to ‘find himself ’ (cue the eyeroll) and seems to have less interest in his family as he does. Never mind the fact her parents are ageing and need carers. Someone has to work, and it’s going to have to be her. The million-dollar question is… how is she going to get a job in her financial management field at her age? When she decides to do what most women are accustomed to doing – lie about her age, she finds that keeping up with her porky pie is tougher than she thought. She can do the job, no problem! Having to remember all the details relating to her little white lie - her personal life and kid’s ages? Not so simple. Then an old love comes back into her life! Allison Pearson’s How Hard Can It Be? will make you laugh, shed a tear and shake your head as you empathize with Kate. It’s a must-read! R285.

You can stand in the rain… or you can dance in it. Annie was perfectly happy standing in the torrential downpour of her life, being sad – until Polly came along; with her vibrant clothes, cheerful face and ‘can-do’ attitude. Urgh, it’s enough to drive Annie mad! Polly manages to coerce an un-excited Annie into helping her with a huge project – to find one hundred days of happiness, and Annie soon faces her own dilemma. Does she let people in and accept that she can be happy… or does she continue down her lonely, well-trodden path of self-pity and resentment? Eva Woods’ How To Be Happy is a breath of fresh air in a stale, colourless world. It will inspire you and break your heart, and you won’t be able to catch your breath until the very last page. R295.

Words Victoria Taylor Images Supplied

into a world of adventure!

Eastern Cape

VS KwaZuluNatal



hen South African hotelier, Sol Kerzner was an accountant, he had a vivid imagination. He knew what he wanted and was driven to turn his ideas into reality. In the sixties, he saw the space that is now the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel, which then, was merely a sugar cane plantation. What he wanted was a Miami resort-style hotel on the beach - and that’s exactly what he created in this masterpiece! The hotel opened its doors in 1964 and was the very first five star-graded hotel in South Africa.


What makes this hotel so emblematic is its history and longevity. The setting is a honeycomb of rooms, Cabanastyle, overlooking the ocean, with Egyptian cotton linen on the king size beds, and historic pictures of Durban scattered across the walls. It’s no wonder this hotel has made its mark amongst business and leisure markets. All rooms have an ocean view and it’s as sensational as ever with a mixture between turquoise and Alaskan blue waters and pristine beaches. Just a tip: when you book your room, the higher you go, the better the view. Start your morning off with a cycle ride with a view across the Indian Ocean front, before diving into their

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abundant breakfast buffet; from sweet honeycomb to the finest eggs Benedict, it’s a high contender in the breakfast kingdom. If you have space, book their renowned afternoon tea experience, and then satisfy your taste buds with a fine dining evening at their signature restaurant, The Sugar Club. The red snapper is lightly battered, crispy and golden, and is utterly delicious! Amongst all the indulging, don’t forget to gratify your aching muscles with a massage from the pool gazebo or the privacy of your own lounge - all offering dramatic uninterrupted sea views.

The cabanas go for about R5500 per night. 1 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal. 5 8 tsogosunhotels.contactus@ 1 031 561 2211

Words Bianca Spinner

at the Beverly Hills Hotel


STAY FOR THE BUSH at Karkloof Safari Villas


howing off with mountainous backdrops and evergreen scenery, it’s quite difficult to challenge such natural beauty. Having just undergone new ownership, all eyes are on these sixteen secluded villas.

Southern Africa is considered one of the top security and surveillance companies in the region. So, imagine her delight when she merely visited the reserve for surveillance and ended up owning a once in-alifetime property.

The new owner is Lady Colleen Glaeser, who started off in the telecommunications industry and moved into security and surveillance when she saw the need for intelligent, tailor-made surveillance solutions in Southern Africa. She met with the global president of AxxonSoft and realized it was the match she was looking for. The rest is history. Today, AxxonSoft

It’s no wonder this location has such a stellar reputation; it’s the most striking, luscious landscape - 3000 hectares in size! You’ll fall in love with the peaceful space. With views that will take your breath away, it’s no wonder nearly 300 bird species reside here. You’ll wake up to the songs of the trumpeter hornbill and fall asleep to the reverberations of the waterfall. Each villa is in the

Along the winding misty roads of the Midlands Meander is this majestic sanctuary

middle of the forest; expect complete solitude and unlimited exclusivity. The doors and shutters open fully, allowing you to feel even closer to nature. Rising to the jaw-dropping views that overlook the hypnotizing scenery from your villa, it’s no wonder this property is championed. Time drifts away as you sip on your cappuccino and focus on the environment and all its glory. There are also a vast range of activities available; game drives, romantic picnics, bush braais, bike riding, bird watching, guided walks, hikes to the Karkloof Waterfall,

fishing at Albert Falls Dam as well as exceptional day spa packages at the Karkloof Safari Spa. They have flourishing giraffe, rhino, buffalo and leopard in the reserve, so expect to be bowled over. Two exclusive packages are on offer to guests and range from R3950 per person sharing to R6 900 per person sharing. Each package has been carefully created to offer all guests a spectacular and bespoke experience. Otto’s Bluff Road, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. 5 8 1 033 569 1324

Indulge along the way…

Fish & Wine Co. Umhlanga Every piece of fish they serve is fresh, straight from the harbour. They’re also all about ethical fishing and sustainability. 1 031 941 6896 The Chefs Table, Umhlanga – Beautifully fresh, seasonal dishes. 1 031 001 0200 The Farmers Daughter, Howick - Just a short drive from the Midlands Meander, this farm fresh food will knock your socks off. 1 033 330 2958

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Eastern Cape


The ultimate spoil for you and a loved one during the month of May! Head on over to www.hellojoburg. to enter and you could get your hands on a two night stay at the gorgeous Inzolo Lodge, valued at R24800.


at Inzolo Lodge

This is one of the most exciting new hideaways! Inzolo lodge, having just opened, is a little slice of safari paradise.


ith its name aptly meaning ‘peace of mind’, this private concession boasts 9000 hectares of untouched beauty. With new management and new ownership, the lodge with a 180-degree viewing deck has been transformed into four exclusive villas nestled amongst the secluded valley. This location is remote, differentiating itself in its exclusivity. It’s awe-


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inspiring to witness such privacy and untouched magnificence, which isn’t unearthed very often. Not only do they possess Big Five, but they also have fifty elephants in the reserve and a buffalo-breeding programme. You can also eavesdrop on the 250-bird species and perhaps even gawk at a brown spotted hyena or cheetah. The landscape is so diverse, you’ll wonder through the grassland expanses, pass the dense fynbos and end up in thickets of forest. It’s as nature intended it to be. The lodge only sleeps eight, so you’ll find intricate detail in every corner. Attention is paid to the smallest things and the staff are exceptional; its True South African hospitality. The villas are elegant yet homey; imagine big design touches with gold finishes and a clean tasteful feel. You’ll want to kick back and slow down in the room with a view of the yellow wood tress and the smell of the sneezewood trees, with kaleidoscopes of butterflies fluttering by as you sip on your glass of Lanzerac Cab Sav. Afterwards, you’ll want to spend hours in the glass

shower overlooking the reserve. Far removed from reality, it’s a memory you’ll want to hold on to forever. Bear in mind that the price includes two game drives per day, all food and drinks and you’ll even indulge in the mini bar in the room, which is inclusive too. The cherry on the top must be chef Sebastian, who creates the most superb, innovative African style dishes with a twist. Did we mention they have their own vegetable garden and fruit trees? It’s farm to table dining at its best! Expect mieliepap arancini balls, deconstructed malva pudding with velvety smooth rooibos ice cream, and crispy potato gnocchi with a chunky, rich chakalaka sauce. Sebastian has travelled all over the world and is happy to reside in such a sanctuary where food and ingredients can be celebrated, which shows in his exquisite dishes. Prices range from around R7500 per person, per night. Rockcliff Farm, Sidbury, Eastern Cape. 5 8 1 064 625 7687



at Samara

Black herons use their wings as canopies and female elephants use their muscular trunks to welcome you… this is where the wild things are.


ust two and a half hours from Port Elizabeth airport lies this semi desert-like oasis. Far removed from civilisation, the 13 rooms are within this 27 000-hectare private and luxurious game reserve. You may spot lion and maybe leopard but you will definitely discover a landscape so remote, so distinct, and so filled with character that it will take your breath away. Already known for one of the

loveliest game reserves in the Eastern Cape, Samara holds around 300-species of birds. You’ll be in awe of the Karoo environment, with plush desert florals, juicy spekboom trees, cactus lands and the vastness of space. The species of wildlife and flora clamour for attention among this home away from home. The reserve has just introduced six female elephants; a conservation milestone as these animals return to their historic range. They are also privileged to be home to the highly endangered cheetah, a special lady named Sibella. Sibella’s life nearly ended at the hands of hunters, but she was rescued and was released into Samara in 2003. She’s reared eighteen cubs and has contributed to

the 2% of wild cheetah population in South Africa - thanks to Samara! The abodes have curved farmhouse rooftops, which are extremely noticeable in this setting. There are two accommodation options; the Manor house, with a 21m infinity pool, descending to a waterhole, or the main Karoo Lodge, where we stayed. It’s a villa-like, farm-style dwelling with doors that open wide out onto a porch from which you can watch the most memorable desert sunsets. Time stands still as you admire nature and her raw beauty. Regal style interiors add a surreal touch with contemporary finishes and earthy tones. The crème de la crème is the Victorian-style bath overlooking the hues of browns, sapphires, azure skies and budding greenery, with smells of wild mint sweeping through, it’s just hunkydory. Although there is excellent Wi-Fi, perhaps you’ll take the less popular choice and opt for a reception free weekend. It’s a once in a lifetime experience.

Price ranges from around R9100 per room (Karoo suites) for two adults. Petersburg Road Off the R63 to Pearston, Graaff-Reinet. 5 8 1 031 262 0324

Indulge along the way…

Drostdy Hotel, Graaff-Reinet. Established in 1786, it’s the loveliest spot for lunch. 1 049 892 2161 Blue Waters Café, Port Elizabeth. The most beautiful ocean views, it’s a winner. 1 041 583 4110 Mellas Dim-Sum & Noodles Bar, Port Elizabeth Central - Creative flair and traditional Asian food, what’s not to love? 1 041 582 2736

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ocated deep in the Waterberg, a visit to Mackouwkuil Game Lodge and Conference Venue will revive your soul as you experience nature, comfort and of course, authentic first-class African hospitality. Be prepared to embark on a life-altering journey when you enter the Mackouwkuil game reserve, with its dams, winding river and various game species. This hidden treasure is nestled deep inside the spectacular Waterberg biosphere in the Limpopo Province, and is approximately three hours’ north of Johannesburg. With an abundant bird life in the area, this is the perfect spot for connecting with nature. Over 30 species of animal can be seen, from giraffe to hippo, and many varieties of buck are often spotted grazing on the grounds near the lodge. The 1200-hectare property is situated in a malaria-free area, and is an ideal destination for relaxing weekend getaways as well as conferences, brainstorming sessions, teambuilding sessions, company retreats, seminars and even family reunions. There’s no event too big or too small for the team at Mackouwkuil! Having been identified by leading wedding planners as the ideal destination for wedding


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parties of 60 to 80 people, the venue lends itself perfectly with its rolling lawns and beautiful scenery. They also have an onsite chapel, as well as conference rooms which can comfortably accommodate up to 70 people. Half and full day conference packages are available at competitive rates and can be paired with accommodation packages to best allow for a truly affordable - not to mention picturesque - venue. You can choose from luxury rooms, or even the tented camp which boasts incredible views out over the water. All rooms are furnished with elegant African wooden beds with superior linens, writing desks, comfortable occasional chairs, while striking photography of local wildlife adorns the walls.

Farm Mackouwkuil, KR 45, Melkrivier, Vaalwater, Limpopo. 5 0 1 081 272 9766 U @Mackouwkuil @mackouwkuil_lodge

Fully air-conditioned, with Wi-fi available throughout the lodge and conference centre, game drives can also be arranged as part of your package – allowing international visitors the chance to enjoy the South African bushveld as part of their conference experience. Basic audio-visual equipment is included in the conference rooms, and any other technical requirements can be arranged with the team at Mackouwkuil, prior to your visit. There is certainly a reason why everyone is talking about Mackouwkuil, and it’s clear to see why. See you in the bush, Hello Joburgers!

Words Heather Hook Images Supplied

an exclusive bush getaway





GREEN PARK +27 11 783 0077

PRETORIA (OPENING APRIL 2018) +27 72 489 1628

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conference & events

Time to plan something awesome...


Accolades Conference Centre is designed in a tranquil setting with state-of-the-art equipment and presentation rooms. Its well-equipped conference venues are surrounded by formal gardens, water features, and lush terrace lawns. Facilities can accommodate 15 to 600 delegates, and include a boardroom, conference rooms, lawn terraces and an entertainment area. President Park, 72 Dale Road, Midrand 087 022 0370


The 4-star Crowne Plaza is a contemporary and stylish Rosebank hotel that is ideally located for business and leisure travel in one of Johannesburg’s most popular suburbs. Many of their conference rooms offer natural light, and the hotel’s ideal

location is perfect for visitors looking to experience the best in retail and relaxation. Corner Tyrwhitt and Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank 011 448 3600

FNB CONFERENCE & LEARNING CENTRE  The FNB Conference & Learning Centre in the Sandton business district, is surrounded by shopping and entertainment complexes. It has a variety of function venues and hosts any event from intimate cocktails to large year-end functions. The 140-seater auditorium has a configured exhibition foyer with a spectacular view of the gardens. For more informal events, their bar, pool terrace, volleyball court and roof terrace are ideal venue options to choose from. 114 Grayston Drive, Sandton 087 032 8000


The Indaba Hotel’s award-winning conference, meeting and banqueting facilities are recognised as some of the best on the African continent. The hotel has an auditorium, and a business and travel co-ordination centre. The Indaba Hotel has convenient access to all main highways and O.R. Tambo International Airport, and is 15km from Lanseria. William Nicol Drive, Fourways 011 840 6600


Johannesburg Expo Centre is SA’s largest purpose-built exhibition, conference, convention and events venue, and is one of Jozi’s best-known landmarks. It is home to South Africa’s oldest and most cherished consumer show, The Rand Show. If you’re hosting very important guests, the Expo Centre has a registered helicopter landing base, managed by Capital Air. Corner Nasrec and Rand Show Road, Nasrec 011 494 1920


The Inanda Club offers privacy and exclusivity to likeminded individuals with a need for business, sport and social networking. The Polo Room is managed by caterers, By Word of Mouth, who offer a comprehensive one-stop event shop. The Polo Room is ideal for both corporate and private functions, and can hold up to 600 people for conferences. Forrest Road, Sandton 011 884 1414


The Balalaika is a popular conference and function venue. This serene environment has two crystal clear pools, rose bush-filled gardens, and an abundance of bird life. Their efficient and discreet team is always on hand to ensure events run smoothly and professionally and to


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cater to any requirements. 20 Maude Street, Sandton 011 322 5000


This Mediterranean-style 260-room hotel is ideal for a range of functions. The Saint George Hotel has 30 multi-functional conference venues, which can accommodate small group delegates through to venues that comfortably seat 1 500. 58 Doornkloof, Goede Hoop Avenue, M57, Rietvleidam 011 316 1254


Sandton Convention Centre is South Africa's leading event venue, offering prestigious multi-use event spaces and venues. The SCC is able to host anything from small business meetings to the largest conferences. The venue offers easy access to over 5 000 hotel rooms and the onsite audiovisual specialists provide the latest advanced technology and expertise to ensure theatre productions, concerts, conferences and events are seamless. Maude Street, Sandown 011 779 0000


Linked to the Sandton Convention Centre and Sandton City, this hotel combines luxury with business services, and houses the facilities suitable for business functions, special events, and meetings of every description. Delegates can enjoy the San Bar and San Deck located on the hotel’s rooftop. Their modern business suites can be used as individual spaces or can be combined as one room capable of hosting 200 guests. Corner 5th Street and Alice Lane, Sandton 011 780 5000

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THREE catering companies BY WORD OF MOUTH By Word of Mouth produce the most talked about, polished events and parties in South Africa. This has shown through 22 years of excellence and 16 consecutive Best Caterer Johannesburg awards. They offer everything from designer menus to complete events management, including event designing, floral designing, hiring and décor, beverages, and waiters. Linbro Business Park, 5 Gemini Street, Sandton 011 553 7600


French Corner is a fine-catering business. Their diverse portfolio ranges from private individuals looking for an x-factor dinner to large-scale catering on two African Games projects. Their experience is not limited to South Africa and they have activated many projects on behalf of clients in Sub-Saharan Africa. 93 Duke of York Drive, Northcliff 011 678 3434


This romantic yet trés chic Parisian coffee shop will help you create the perfect menu and décor to fit any theme. Renowned for their gloriously indulgent baking, The Patisserie is the go-to spot for pastries, cakes and confectioneries for occasions big and small. The venue has capacity for 40 guests inside, so you're guaranteed that it will be an intimate interlude. Post Office Centre, 30 Rudd Road, Illovo


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Time to feed your guests...


All About Food specialises in private, executive and corporate catering and end-to-end event management. They provide good service and can create a menu to suit your theme, style, taste and budget. All About Food can transform picnic baskets into something gourmet, and offer many themes and styled team-building and party events. 42 Andries Street, Wynberg 011 440 7750


By Word of Mouth produce the most talked about, polished events and parties in South Africa. This has shown through 22 years of excellence and 16 consecutive Best Caterer Johannesburg awards. They offer everything from designer menus to complete events management, including event designing, floral designing, hiring and décor, beverages, and waiters. Linbro Business Park, 5 Gemini Street, Sandton 011 553 7600


Central Kitchen has become a leading caterer in Joburg, thanks to many years’ experience in the food and catering industry. Central Kitchen offers entry-level and executive daily meals, which are made using only the freshest ingredients. They also offer a fullhiring and bar service, bar and waiter staff, event management and a flower and décor service. Unit 8 Executive City, 81 Industrial Road, Kya Sands 011 462 2524


Country Fresh Catering is wellknown for its home-style cooking with a professional touch, and caters for breakfasts, luncheons, cocktail parties and dinners. A full catering service

is offered for most functions, which includes crockery, cutlery, buffet linen as well as waiter and buffet staff. 26 Louis Friedman Street, Krugersdorp 011 664 8711


Creative Food Concepts specialises in stimulating flavours, innovative presentation and high-quality service. The company services the corporate, event and private industry with funky menus and themed events. They provide top-class bartenders and chic mobile bar units, as well as a full range of front-of-house services, a full beverage service and hiring and décor requirements. 335 Rivonia Boulevard, Rivonia 011 234 2968


Food For Thought specialises in spit braais, multiple-course buffets and cocktail menus. They provide catering for corporate functions with their lunch packs, training meals, cooked meals or ready-made sandwich deliveries. They have custom-made many of their menus according to a professional dietician's guidelines to make sure their meals are tasty and healthy. 082 556 6121


Specialising in corporate and private catering, Forks & Fingers offers a variety of cuisines and menus. They were one of the official caterers of the Cricket World Cup, and ran the SAB Egoli canteen for several years. 4 5th Street, Edenvale 011 974 9414

on two African Games projects. Their experience is not limited to South Africa and they have activated many projects on behalf of clients in SubSaharan Africa. 93 Duke of York Drive, Northcliff 011 678 3434


Horn & Phillips specialises in corporate catering, private catering, and sports and events catering. They offer a wide variety of catering solutions, from snack platters, spit braais and cocktail menus to upmarket banqueting and plated menus. They are able to provide for your specific dietary requirements, including vegetarian, kosher and halaal meals. 1 Nobel Avenue, Modderfontein 011 608 2288


Moemas is a fully-fledged bakery and catering service. They’re available as caterers and their love of baking fills every single bite; their eggs are freerange, their butter unsalted and their chocolate is pure Belgian. Moemas provides a full event service, from catering to décor, for small dinner parties to big weddings. Parktown Quarter, Corner 3rd and 7th Avenue, Parktown North 011 788 7725


OPEN Food are more than a catering company; they’re an integrated events management and planning team who desire to create high-end, bespoke events. The catering and management teams embrace the latest culinary and décor trends, providing a unique FRENCH CORNER dining experience. CATERING   132 4th Street, Parkmore French Corner is a fine-catering business. Their diverse portfolio ranges 011 784 4000 from private individuals looking for an x-factor dinner to large-scale catering


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information TRANSPORT GAUTRAIN The Gautrain is a state-of-the-art rapid rail network in Gauteng. The rail connection comprises two links, namely a link between Pretoria and Johannesburg and a link between OR Tambo International Airport and Sandton. Apart from the three anchor stations on these two links, seven other stations will be linked by approximately 80 kilometres of rail along the route. 0800 428 87246 Or visit them at their head office: Office 204, 2nd Floor, The Firs, corner Cradock and Biermann Avenue,Rosebank, Johannesburg.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE American Express Foreign Exchange: 011 467 8136/7/9 Rosebank Branch: 011 880 8382 Sandton City Branch: 011 883 9026 / 9009 Fourways Mall Branch: 011 467 0294 Clearwater Mall Branch: 011 475 0294

TUK-TUKS Tuk-tuks are little vehicles usually used on the congested roads of Asia, however, South Africans are slowly becoming more familiar with these tiny vehicles, which are also known as rickshaws. These three-wheeled vehicles are predominantly used for short distances only, and are reasonably priced, which is why they are becoming more popular. Shesha Tuks: 0861 743 742 • 011 784 3970 • e-TukTuk: 082 695 0211 • 082 515 6593

BANKS Bidvest Bank: 011 390 1040 MasterCard: 0800 990 418 Visa: 0800 990 475

UBER Get a ride in minutes with the Uber app. Whether you use it for your daily commute, late night drinks or an early morning flight, you can always count on Uber for a ride, without a reservation. Set up your account and the driver will find you. You’re also able to track your ride and use the app to pay – no cash needed. Safe, convenient and always on time.

PLACES OF WORSHIP MOSQUES Fourways Al Kawthar Masjid Osprey Road, just off R511 William Nicol Drive Greenside Masjid-ur-Rahmah Corner of Ingalele and Barry Hertzog Roads Midrand Nizamiye Mosque


Corner of K101 and Le Roux Avenue 011 024 5857 Houghton Masjid-ul-Furqaan 52 Second Avenue • 082 670 0048 Parktown Parktown East Musallah 3 Princess Street • 082 940 3206 SYNAGOGUES Chabad of Melrose 25 Kernick Avenue, Melrose North 011 485 2719 Northcliff Shul Corner Pendoring Road and Mountainview Drive, Northcliff

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REA VAYA The Rea Vaya is a bus system operating in Johannesburg. It is a City project aimed at providing better public transport, reducing congestion on public roads, improving the environment and creating jobs. The bus routes have been extended, therefore you can travel from Dobsonville, Orlando Stadium, all the way through to Eldorado Park.




Cabs for Women Suite 217 Dunkeld West Centre, 281 Jan Smuts Avenue, Dunkeld West 0861 777 778 Cab 4 U 073 037 9741 Professional Passenger Service 010 590 1120 Sandton Taxi Cabs 011 039 4402 078 396 4115

Tourist Services: 011 639 1600 • 011 375 5911 Weather Information: 082 162 OR Tambo International Airport: 011 921 6911 Flight Information: 068 727 7888 Computicket: 011 340 8000 Telkom Inquiries: 1023 Police: 10111 Ambulance: 10177 Fire: 1022 Disaster Management: 011 928 6454

011 678 3015 Oxford, Riviera Shul 20 North Avenue, Riviera 011 646 6020 Sandton, Morningside Shul Kopje Road, Morningside 011 883 4210 Victory Park Shul Leighton Road, Victory Park 011 782 9584

St Martin de Porres 35 Lancaster Avenue, Craighall Park 011 447 2857 Immaculate Conception 16 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank 011 788 5226 Our Lady of Cedars 118 Western Services Road, Woodmead Ext 19 011 804 1305/7

CHURCHES - CATHOLIC Church of the Resurrection Corner William Nicol Drive and Sloane Street, Bryanston • 011 706 1314

ANGLICAN St Michael Corner Mount Street and Bryanston Drive, Woodmead 011 706 6050


Capital Hydro

Capital Villa




7 minutes with

Robbie Leacock

This young British producer is completely enticed by South Africa. His current project (for which he’s the Associate Producer) is an historical biopic based on a true story. Entitled ‘The Red Sea Diving Resort’, it was written and directed by the creator of ‘Homeland’, Gideon Raff.


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Do you see South Africa as your home? I certainly see South Africa as a home, along with the UK. I spent my 20’s in Joburg, which were my formative years, so you can say I grew up there. But right now, home is where the projects are. It’s a nomadic existence. Where are you most curious about in the world? All the places I haven’t been, and America. It’s like continuously being on a movie set and makes you think you’re a part of the Truman Show. Weird, but truly fascinating.

What was it like working with Gideon Raff? It’s been a privilege to work with him. His understanding, care and attention to detail is remarkable. He brings humour and lightness of hand to the telling of a serious story, and thanks to his enthusiasm and sheer charisma, we’ve brought together a great cast ensemble. Your most memorable career moment? Geoffrey Rush eating a kebab on my sofa. And doing a couple of scenes with Chris Evans, Haley Bennett and Greg Kinnear. It was probably the most nerve-racking

experience I’ve ever had, but in turn, the most rewarding. What’s at the top of your bucket list? I’m not really a fan of making a list of things to do before I die. It reminds me of the Western tourism industry and takes away from the spontaneity of it all. And, what happens if I don’t tick them all off?! Describe ‘The Red Sea Diving Resort’ in three words… A must see! U @thelovecock


Nothing can stop us on our tracks to connect you to amazing attractions, tourist destinations and places of interest along Gautrain’s trains and bus routes. Whether you’re travelling to Tshwane, Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg or heading for a flight at the OR Tambo International Airport, we will take you there!

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Hello Joburg March 2018  
Hello Joburg March 2018  

Hello Joburg magazine is a monthly lifestyle guide to the city of Johannesburg. This month we explore all that the Rand Show has to offer as...