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CONTENTS What’s In This Months Edition?



Australia’s hugely successful show BOYS IN THE BAND celebrates the world’s greatest hits from the most iconic Boy Bands of all time. The exclusive season in South Africa will be on stage of the Mandela at Joburg Theatre for just two weeks from October 1st 2013. PROTEA HOTEL FIRE AND ICE 13 Protea Hotels is Africa’s largest and leading hotel group and has a footprint of more than 125 properties throughout South Africa and nine other African countries, including Zambia, Nigeria, Namibia, Ghana, Uganda and Kenya amongst others. Each hotel is uniquely different in character and the collection ranges from urban accommodation to country retreats, all in the 3 and 4-star market. TETA MARI: DELICIOUS, 18 HOME-STYLED COOKED FOOD Teta Mari invites you to try delicious, home-style cooked food. The owners celebrate the flavors and aromas of

food and allow us to entertain our taste buds. With more than a hundred premium restaurants dotted around Johannesburg, its no wonder we are all searching for somewhere unique, somewhere special, somewhere of value. SQUIRES LOFT


The Squires Loft has returned to the Johannesburg scene with the re launch of The Squires Loft at the Parkhurst Square in November last year and more recently the opening of the branch at 24 Central in Sandton. MOWANA SPA 32 Set in the tranquil bushveldgardens of the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Sandton; the Mowana Spa is a wellness sanctuary which will revive your senses, rejuvenate your body and soothe your soul. RMB WINEX: WINE FESTIVAL


RMB WineX 2013, South Africa’s premier wine show has been running for 14 years. It takes place at Sandton Convention Centre on 23 to 25 October, and as the thousands of WineX patrons have come to know since its inception in 2000,

SANSUI SUMMER CUP 49 Johannesburg’s premier equestrian and fashion affair, the sensational SANSUI Summer Cup, proudly hosted by Gauteng, will be more stylish than ever in 2013. The SANSUI Summer Cup is the power, the pace and the pulse of an esteemed legacy of thoroughbred horse racing in Johannesburg which began in 1887.






















Australia’s hugely successful show BOYS IN THE BAND celebrates the world’s greatest hits from the most iconic Boy Bands of all time. The exclusive season in South Africa will be on stage of the Mandela at Joburg Theatre for just two weeks from October 1st 2013. In the past fifty years, there have been very many synchronized, harmonizing Boy Bands, each of them just a bit different from the last. From Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync to The Bee Gees, The Beach Boys, The Jackson 5, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – this show highlights the most popular of all time!

Meet Joburg, a company which connects single professionals with like-minded individuals through events, has evolved into a popular networking model which is now being replicated for different profiles around SA. STER-KINEKOR GOES DIGITAL 41 Yes Ster Kinekor has managed to do it again! Keeping contemporary and current, remaining modern and innovative, they have decided to launch the Ster Kinekor Digital Cinema. Ster-Kinekor Theatres have announced the complete digital conversion of all its screens across South Africa. BITB_A3Poster_BackUp_UNBRANDED.indd 1

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Finally… Summer has arrived! Well, October is technically Spring but with this amazing weather we’ve been having, one can’t be blamed for thinking that spring was just a two week season. Us Joburgers are extremely lucky to live in such an amazing city with one of the best climates in the world! The warm days and cool nights allow for an alfresco style of living and with such a variety of things to do in the city, one should be busy and active every night of the week. Whether you’re a theatre lover or not, I would recommend you head down to Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein as they have a startling performance starting on the 1st of October called Boys In The Band. This Australian based show celebrates the world’s greatest hits from the most iconic boy bands. The show is guaranteed to keep you on your feet, singing along with great hits from The Beech Boys to The Jackson Five. See pages 8 & 9 for more info on the show. If innovative and interesting food is your thing, then you need to gaze through to page thirteen where Bianca Maletsky, one of our foodies had the opportunity to visit Protea Hotel Fire & Ice in Melrose Arch and taste their new Burgers & Milkshakes. With names like ‘Bakkies Wors Burger’ and ‘Stars & Stripes Southern Fried Chicken Burger’, you are guaranteed not to be disappointed. Another restaurant that I can highly recommend is Teta Mari in Illovo. This tremendous, family run establishment offers a unique dining experience. From the traditional ‘Bobba’s Chicken Soup’ with matzo balls to my personal, all time favorite, the New York style ‘Reuben Special’. This mouth-watering sandwich consists of brisket on rye with their famous sweet mustard sauce, lettuce, tomato, pickled cucumber, emmenthal cheese and sauerkrout. Winner!! Finally, if you’re looking for something special and enjoyable to do in Jozi then you need to be at Turffontein Racecourse on Saturday 30th of November 2013 to be a part of the glitz and glamour of the Sansui Summer Cup. This annual horseracing event is one of the major highlights on the Joburg events calendar. With the theme of ‘Colour to Conquer’, you best be sure to dress to impress. I hope that I have given you all sufficient ideas to enjoy this remarkable weather and explore the beautiful, vibrant city of Jozi! #lovejozi

Best Wishes,

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CALENDAR What’s on, in and around Johannesburg this month...


VERDI OPERA GALA WITH RICHARD COOK This concert brings together 4 experienced soloists we explore arias and ensembles form some of Verdi`s best known operas: Il Trovatore, La Traviata, and the famous Quartet from Rigoletto. Richard Cock conducts the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra with soloists Haneli Stapela, Violina Anguelov, Given Nkosi and Colin Schachat.

Billboard Hot 100 Chart Toppers & Milestones! Strictly Number 1’s is a roller coaster ride through 60 years of No 1 hit songs that made us dance, sing, cry and party till sunrise. Featuring an 11-piece cast, the show is driven by the best songs of our lifetime and the greatest icons of Pop Culture. Party to the sounds of: Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Louis Armstrong, Cher, Santana, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears,Christina Aguilera, Bruce Springsteen, Rihanna, Daft Punk, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and many more hits! WHERE: Barnyard Theatre, Cresta WHEN: 28 August – 13 October 2013 HOW MUCH: From R75 – R150 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or 011 478 5300

ROCKING IN A FREE WORLD Rocking in a Free World takes us rocking all over the world once more with our crazy Barnyard air hostess to 12 musical destinations. Featuring the rock stars, singing sensations and music from England, America, Sweden, Brazil, Greece, Spain, Jamaica, Australia, Italy, Wales, France and the good old RSA. Rocking in a Free World sets up a party like no other! WHERE: Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia WHEN: 28 August – 13 October 2013 HOW MUCH: From R75 – R150 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or 011 478 5300

WHERE: Liner Auditorium WHEN: 3 October 2013 HOW MUCH: From R100 – R220 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or call 0861 915 8000

PIAZZA ROCKS On the last Saturday of the MTN Festival, Montecasino will be hosting a Mini Concert featuring Prime Circle, Lloyd Cele & Soweto String Quartet. The crowd will get to enjoy a collaboration of rock, pop and classical jazz at this standing concert to be held on the Outdoor Piazza. WHERE: Montecasino WHEN: 12 October 2013 HOW MUCH: R100 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or call 0861 915 8000


present George Dalaras live in concert - Sunday 20 October 2013! George Dalaras - Carrying Greece Across the World. WHERE: Emperors Palace WHEN: 20 October 2013 HOW MUCH: R618 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or call 0861 915 8000

ONE NIGHT IN AFRICA One of Johannesburg`s most anticipated African music events returns to Carnival City on Saturday the 26th October at the Big Top Arena. An African music showcase featuring mesmerizing performances by South Africa`s most sought after songstress Zonke, the blistering party vibes of Mafikizolo and the return of Lesego. WHERE: Big Top Arena, Carnival City WHEN: 26 October 2013 HOW MUCH: From R290-R390 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or call 0861 915 8000

THEATRE: SUNSET BOULEVARD Based on the Billy Wilder film, SUNSET BOULEVARD is a story about Norma Desmond, a faded star of the early

years of filmmaking. When talkies pushed silent films and their stars out of the limelight, Norma locked herself into her decaying mansion on the fabled Los Angeles boulevard with her memories, an ex-husband and a chimp as her only companions. WHERE: Pieter Toerien, Montecasino WHEN: 21 August – 20 October 2013 HOW MUCH: From R100 – R325 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or call 0861 915 8000

THE ZULU Based on tales of the historic background of the Zulu nation, told him by his great grand-mother when he was a small child, the play is about to commence a national tour prior to being taken abroad next year. Directed

Two fascinating Dutch musicians who entrance with their fine musicianship and with the range of sounds that they produce on their custom-built instruments. Pieternel Berkers and Renee Bekkers are cum laude graduates of the Conservatory of The Netherlands as well as of the Royal Danish Academy of Music. Enjoy a revelatory listening experience as they demonstrate their range, versatility and exceptional musicality. WHERE: Linder Auditorium WHEN: 12 October 2013 HOW MUCH: From R130-R155 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or call 0861 915 8000

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CALENDAR by Christopher John and designed by Sarah Roberts, the new production stars Mbongeni Ngema in dazzling story-telling mode, performed with interludes of song and live accompaniment by noted Maskandi artist, Matshitshi Ngema.

WHERE: Big Top Arena, Carnival City WHEN: 12 October 2013 HOW MUCH: From R211 – R340 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or call 0861 915 8000

WHERE: The Market Theatre WHEN: 18 September – 3 November 2013 HOW MUCH: From R150 – R200 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or call 0861 915 8000



Brought to you by WOW Entertainment in association with Artscape, 99% Xhosa Comedy Festival is a fast paced evening of fun delivered in the vernacular by a range of high profile stand-up comedians. Comedy enthusiasts and isiXhosa-speakers in particular will roll with laughter when the 99% Xhosa Comedy Show comes to town for a third time this year. The show looks into the political, economic and social issues that confront South Africans and presents them in a hilarious fashion, and is sure to leave you in stiches!

The Sewing Machine made its debut at the Edinburgh Festival in 2012 with overwhelming success. It won many awards in South Africa after winning the Nagtegaal script prize. Magdaleen, an 81 year old, starts a trip down memory lane about the good and bad of her family life, while cleaning her sewing machine. We are reminded that life is an epic poem with universal themes of happiness, loss and reconciliation. WHERE: Montecasino WHEN: 2 October – 27 October 2013 HOW MUCH: R150 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or call 0861 915 8000

BLACKS ONLY COMEDY SHOW Blacks only Comedy shows is the fastest growing comedy brand in the country. The Blacks Only Comedy Show has become one of the most anticipated events on the social calendar and showcases the country`s top black comedians. Join award winning comedian DAVID KAU who needs no introduction to comedy fans, over the years his outlook on everything South African has earned him a strong following.




WHERE: The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City WHEN: 26 October 2013 HOW MUCH: From R150 – R335 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or call 0861 915 8000

AN UNROMANTIC COMEDY An Unromantic Comedy by award-winning writer, Rosalind Butler, will have its world premiere at the Hilton Festival in September 2013 before its month long run in Sandton in October 2013. An Unromantic Comedy explores late thirties relationship mayhem. Antony (Tony) and Charmaine (Rachel) take the lead roles in the piece. These two actors played husband and wife for two years on the popular soap BINNELANDERS and have performed opposite each other in numerous productions. Antony is well known to South African audiences for his ‘bad ass’ lead role characters in SNITCH and most recently HIGH ROLLERS.

October in Germany means one thing… Oktober Beer Fests! Fortunately the festival which has been embraced as a tradition all over the world, is going to be taking place on South African soil and with a little twist…the friendly Hooters girls will be at your service! From Thursday, 3rd October to Sunday, 6th October 2013 lucky Gauteng guys and girls will be able to enjoy German Oompah bands, great company fantastic local entertainment and a delicious assortment of beers at Hooters on the Buzz in Fourways, Johannesburg.

WHERE: Auto and General Theatre on the Square, Sandton WHEN: From 1 – 26 October 2013 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or call 011 883 8606

WHERE: Hooters on the Buzz, Fourways WHEN: 3 October – 6 October 2013 HOW MUCH: From R60 - R200 HOW TO BOOK: Visit

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The dynamic new acting duo Atandwa Kani and Nat Ramabulana created a sensation with the premiere of Hayani at the National Arts Festival in 2009, receiving standing ovations. Hayani means “home” in Venda, and the play explores what this means in South Africa. It delves into the stories of two unique South Africans to reveal a complex, honest and poignant journey towards understanding themselves as South Africans and what it means to be a South African. WHERE: Market Theatre WHEN: 18 September – 27 October 2013 HOW MUCH: From R78 – R158 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or call

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EDITORS CHOICE: FIVE BEST EVENTS OF OCTOBER The most anticipated event on the equestrian calendar, the Galencia Property South African Derby 2013 is taking place from the 2nd to the 6th of October at the Kyalami Equestrian Park in Johannesburg. The country’s top show jumpers will compete over a treacherous course, testing both rider and horse in an attempt to make it through to the nail-biting final on the Sunday witnessed by an expected 5000 to 6000 spectators. WHERE: Kaylami Equestrian Park WHEN: 2 – 6 October 2013 HOW MUCH: From R50 – R100 HOW TO BOOK: Email


From London to Letterman, Trevor Noah has been through 6 countries since his last wildly successful tour (That`s Racist) of his homeland. With all new material his new show `It`s my Culture` takes you with him on his travels from New Zealand to Zambia, New York and London. South Africa`s pre-eminent comic is to tour in his favourite place, home. `It`s my Culture` shines Trevor in a global spotlight without ever forgetting the country where it all started. The craziness of home on the world stage let`s everybody know,

it`s his culture. WHERE: Montecasino WHEN: From 30 September – 20 October 2013 HOW MUCH: From R120 – R280 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or call 0861 915 8000



Australia’s hugely successful show BOYS IN THE BAND celebrates the world’s greatest hits from the most iconic Boy Bands of all time. This exclusive season in South Africa will be on the stage of The Mandela at Joburg Theatre for just two weeks from October 1st 2013. BOYS IN THE BAND also features four of the most talented, versatile, handsome and hip young guys in the entertainment industry. The look and feel of the show is slick and sophisticated, with the boys stylishly dressed by Melbourne based award-winning fashion designer Arthur Galan. WHERE: Joburg Theatre WHEN: 1 – 13 October 2013 HOW MUCH: From R100 – R290 HOW TO BOOK: Visit


Showcasing some of the best designers our country has to offer, make sure to book your ticket for South African Fashion Week. You can catch the likes of Clive Rundle, Lunar, Craig Jacobs and Gert-Johan Coetzee just to name a few. WHERE: Crown Plaza Hotel WHEN: 3 October - 7 October 2013 HOW MUCH: R175 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or call 0861 915 8000


The most famous white woman in South Africa, Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout, leads a company of characters that include Julius `Juju` Malema, former apartheid minister Pik Botha, kugel Nowell Fine, Mrs Petersen from the Cape Flats, the old Krokodil PW Botha, Madiba and our dancing First Citizen Zuma, all to put the smile back on faces. In a time of worldwide depression, recession, fear and anger, what is better and more healing than a good laugh at the expense of those who depress, recess, frighten and annoy us? WHERE: Pieter Toerien, Montecasino WHEN: 23 October - 10 November HOW MUCH: From R100 – R160 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or call 0861 915 8000

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ustralia’s hugely successful show BOYS IN THE BAND celebrates the world’s greatest hits from the most iconic Boy Bands of all time. This exclusive season in South Africa will be on the stage of The Mandela at Joburg Theatre for just two weeks from October 1st 2013.

Seasons – this show highlights the most popular of all time! BOYS IN THE BAND also features four of the most talented, versatile, handsome and hip young guys in the entertainment industry. The look and feel of the show is slick and sophisticated, with the boys stylishly dressed by Melbourne based awardwinning fashion designer Arthur Galan.

In the past fifty years, there have been very many synchronized, harmonizing Boy Bands, each of them just a bit different from the last. From Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync to The Bee Gees, The Beach Boys, The Jackson 5, Frankie Valli and the Four


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HIP YOUNG GUYS IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.” The show features classic songs such as I Want It That Way, I Wish For You, Walk Like a Man, Sherry, Can’t Buy Me Love, Let it Be, Hey Jude, Imagine, Blame it on the Boogie, ABC, Unchained Melody, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Surfin’ USA, Good Vibrations, Night Fever and Staying Alive - as well as medleys of the biggest mega hits the world has known. Backed by a live on-stage band, the BOYS IN THE BAND are Simon Brook

McLachlan, Leigh Sleightholme, Vaingana Matapule and Tom Sharah – all from Sydney, Australia.

“BETWEEN THEM, THEY HAVE STARRED IN MAJOR MUSIC THEATRE PRODUCTIONS, TELEVISION AND FILMS ACROSS THE GLOBE.“ Between them, they have starred in major music theatre productions, television and films across the globe.

ADVERTORIAL Known in the industry as ‘triple threats’, these boys can sing, dance and act up a storm! And boy, they are sexy too! Performances for BOYS IN THE BAND begin in The Mandela at Joburg Theatre on Tuesday October 1st and the limited season must close on Sunday October 13th.

“THESE BOYS CAN SING, DANCE AND ACT UP A STORM! AND BOY, THEY ARE SEXY TOO!” Seat prices range from R100 to R290, and tickets are on sale by visiting, or by calling the theatre’s ticketing line on 0861 670 670. Discounted rates for groups of ten or more are available by calling Joburg Theatre on (011) 877 6853/4. As a special added attraction, Joburg Theatre is offering LADIES NIGHT discounts on Thursday October 3rd and Thursday October 10th at 8pm. Bring the girlfriends together to scream and shout: ten or more in a group earn two tickets for the price of one, valid for Premium Seating only.


ABOUT THE BOYS SIMON BROOK MCLACHLAN Simon Brook McLachlan is a graduate from the renowned National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in Sydney Australia. His musical theatre credits include Jersey Boys (2010 Helpmann Award for Best Musical) understudying Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio and Disney’s High School Musical. Simon’s film and television credits include Underbelly Razor, the Spielberg/Hanks World War II Series, The Pacific, The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions, Garage Days, The Footy Show and numerous commercial campaigns. Simon has worked as a both a performer and puppeteer for Children’s television sensation Hi-5 and understudied the male lead cast. He hosted for the USA tour of The Wiggles Dorothy the Dinosaur’s Dance Party show with other stage credits including the play VIN (Jigsaw Theatre Company), Godspell, and Prepare Ye. He was a featured vocalist in Hayden Tee’s Generation WhY? album (Trackdown Studios) –which was released in 2009. Other career highlights include: Leo Player in The Dandy Lionz, Kookaburra Theatre Company’s 2008 workshops and Up Close and Musical series and NIDA’s 50th Anniversary Gala. Simon is also a proud member of the hit Australian concert show “Boys in the Band” and this is his very first visit to South Africa.

Sit back. Relax. And let the boys take over. You’ll soon be jumping out of your seats and dancing in the aisles. Don’t miss the opportunity to re-live the not-always-innocent but marvellous times these Boy Bands created! TWITTER HANDLE: @joburgtheatre HASHTAG: #BoysintheBandSA Joburg Theatre 158 Loveday St Johannesburg 011 877 6800

LEIGH SLEIGHTHOLME Leigh is one of Australia’s emerging multi-talented young stars. He began his dance training at just 16 under the tuition of Robert Sturrock. He

has also trained with vocal coach Maggie Britton, and has extensive training in acrobatics.

in the Band and is thrilled to be performing in South Africa.

Leigh made his musical theatre debut in 2005, performing in the International hit show based on the iconic rock group Queen – We Will Rock You. He then went on to perform in the Australian production of High School Musical- Live On Stage and in the Australian tour of Mama Mia!. Performance credits include: Warner Brothers Movie world, the production of Storm- Conrad Jupiters, The Man From Snowy River with David Atkins and as “Chistery” in Wicked The Musical- Universal Studios Japan. Leigh is proud to be one of the original cast members of Boys in the Band and looking forward to his first visit to South Africa

TOM SHARAH Tom Sharah was born into an Australian showbiz family, and has fast become a rising star within the industry. Tom won the internationally renowned Sydney Cabaret Showcase in 2009, and subsequently premiered his one man show Que Sera, Sharah at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. This led to engagements at Sydney Mardi Gras, Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival and the Noosa Long Weekend Arts Festival, as well as three sell-out Sydney seasons. Since coming to wider national attention as a star finalist on Australian primetime series I Will Survive in 2012, Tom has been selling out his latest one-man cabaret show It’s

NANA MATAPULE After discovering his love for singing in church at an early age, Nana began his studies at the Australian Performing Arts Grammar School (APGS), going on to further his training at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in the musical theatre program under the direction of Avigail Herman.

Raining Me around the country, and is now a regular contributor to Channel Nine’s Mornings. His weekly podcast I Love It But I Hate It But I Love It... with Tom Sharah is available on iTunes. Tom is really looking forward to performing Boys in the Band in South Africa.

Since graduating Nana has worked around the world as a singer/dancer with both Carnival Cruises and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. He has performed in Australia for various corporate and charity events as a lead vocalist and is also an accomplished pianist. Nana also writes and performs original material and has hosted his one man cabaret show “Soul Fusion” in Sydney. Nana is thrilled to be a part of Boys

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DINING OUT Eat, Drink and Be Merry For Tomorrow We Die

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Shimmering skyscrapers gaze upon the sprawling upmarket metropolis of Sandton. It is in the heart of this bustling centre of commerce and luxury that classic Mediterranean dining and chic South African flair converge to In the beautiful city of Sandton, Parc revolutionise the art of dining. Fermé offers a chic yet traditional way Maximillien dishes up an exquisite of experiencing exquisite French cuisine epicurean experience in the comfort any day of the week. With its contrastof a stylish yet welcoming ambience. ing grey, black and white décor and its A convivial atmosphere warm lightmixture of exotic fabrics and textiles, ing and contemporary meets classic Parc Fermé won’t disappoint the aesthetic welcomes diners at the door eye. Guests can relax and take in the and is beautifully compleimented by an breathtaking furnishings and look onto ethic of providing a high-quality dining the hustle and bustle of metropolitan service to accompany fine quality food. life. The team at Parc Fermé prides themselves in taking care of guests PICCOLO MONDO while delivering fresh, sophisticated The Michelangelo Hotel, and indulgent meals, in conjunction 135 West Street, Sandton with quality service. 011 282 7463 DW-ELEVEN-13 The Piccolo Mondo, at the MichelangeDunkeld West lo Hotel, truly is a world in one. Enjoy Shopping the chef’s renowned menu items or sip Centre, on a cocktail in the Il Ritrovo Lounge c/o Jan Smuts while taking in the atmosphere around and Bompas Street, you. With dishes to please every pallet, Dunkeld West, Johannesburg the Piccolo Mondo becomes a favourite 011 341 0663 or 011 325 2843 culinary destination for all that come into its company. TRENTS @ST ANDREWS dw eleven-13 has been open since 22 Milner Avenue, June 2009 and are always evolving St Andrews, 2007 the menu and the restaurant itself – Bedfordview, Johannesburg wanting to improve not only the food 011 453 4242 but the customers dining experience in its entirety. This is the ultimate fine dining experience, as the food is fresh Overlooking the plunging pool, and absolutely delicious. Marthinus manicured gardens and tranquil GilFerreira (the Chef and owner) and his looly’s lake in Bedfordview, the elegant family have tried to create a dining Trents Restaurant caters for intimate environment that is different, but still dinners to conferencing and weddings. accessible to a majority of the dining Delicious meals are prepared by the public. The ambience is serene and reexecutive chef who prides himself on laxing, yet chic and sophisticated. Chef serving inventive South African cuisine Marthinus has worked at some of the using organic, seasonal ingredients. finest restaurants in the world and has Accompanied with a wine list featurbrought those ideas and philosophies ing renowned local wines, guests are to dw eleven-13 and Johannesburg. All ensured a true taste of South Africa he wants is his food to be well received during their stay. Trents Restaurant is and enjoyed by all. an elegant and sophisticated venue that offers a variety of dishes that will tantalise your taste buds.


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NEW PIATTO OPEN IN BENMORE Now A Place To Live Life The Way It’s Meant To Be Lived, In The Heart Of Sandton


he recently opened Piatto in the Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre features a new look to compliment the restaurant’s reputation for superb dining and a joyful approach to life. Piatto Benmore, which opened its doors in July 2013, is situated upstairs in the shopping centre.

“THE FRESH NEW DESIGN FEATURES A SIGNATURE COPPER CLAD PIZZA OVEN” The fresh new design features a signature copper clad pizza oven which catches your eye as soon as you enter the store. The store incorporates both a downstairs and upstairs area, an outside area for al fresco dining, as well as an inviting sushi bar. The organic and lively ambience of the restaurant has been achieved through the use of warm, inviting wood, splashes of vibrant colour and copper accents throughout the store. Owners Panos Comninos and Michael Yiallouris have the strong backing of the Piatto franchise and a combined experience of 55 years

in the food business. The Piatto brand was born out of an infectious passion for life, a desire for superb dining and a celebration of joie de vivre; a comprehensive joy for all things good and unforgettable.

“TIME HONOURED TRADITION OF HOSPITALITY EVOKES A SENSE OF WARMTH AND FRIENDSHIP” Piatto means “plate” in Greek and Italian. The Piatto experience is one of variety, combining delicious food, excellent service and a beautiful ambience, best-suited for a relaxed and laid-back dining experience. It caters for any occasion and age group, whether it is pre dinner drinks, a family gathering, a business meeting or a special occasion. As well as the corporate sector, Piatto is a favourite destination of choice for families with children, who are well-catered for with a comprehensive Kiddies’ Menu. “Images of bread, oil and wine conjure up a mouth watering feast of Mediterranean flavours and the time honoured tradition of hospitality evokes a sense of warmth and friendship that is difficult to match

anywhere in the world. Mamma always knew that the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, and she always said, “never change a winning recipe,” says Michael Yiallouris, who owns the Piatto franchise.

“THE NEW LOOKSTORE FEATURES POPS OF BRIGHT RED AND SLOGANS TO REMIND PATRONS ABOUT THE WAY LIFE’S MEANT TO BE LIVED” Michael has always enjoyed spending time in the kitchen. For Piatto, he created meals using centuries-old family techniques of full-flavoured, textured slow cooking and marinating, which have been handed down through generations. “The hospitality you can expect at Piatto restaurants is reminiscent of an age when hospitality meant that the greeting was warm and the company was great. The food is beyond comparison and the atmosphere keeps bringing you back. Out of this passion, the first store was opened in Eastgate shopping centre in 2001 and has since expanded to

17 successful branches throughout Gauteng, Kwazulu Natal and Northwest Province. Our menu offers combinations of Portuguese, Italian and Greek cuisine, as well as traditional South African favourites - oxtail, curries, snail starters and T-bone steaks. It’s all about flexibility and choice,” says Michael. Piatto’s distinct ambience has been achieved through a combination of a strong emphasis on beautiful interior design, soft lighting, space, gracious hosting and of course, a delectable menu. The new-look store features pops of bright red and slogans to remind patrons about the way life’s meant to be lived – Piatto’s brand promise. This proudly South African brand has managed to build up a loyal following of patrons and there is no doubt that the new Piatto in the heart of Sandton, Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre, will bring more fans of innovative cuisine rooted in traditional goodness.

Shop UO4 Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre, Benmore Gardens 011 783 5962

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TETA MARI Shop 5A Illovo Square 3 Rivonia Road, Illovo 011 268 5019 Teta Mari Deli Restaurant is a unique

Italian fine dining country restaurant. Bespoke wedding and conferenceing venue. Cnr Bridle Pass & Champion road, Bridle Park. telephone numbers: 011 057 6691 cell: 073 334 5370 email: experience with an American & authentic Middle Eastern fusion style cuisine.The restaurant is open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4pmThey also cater for outside functions and the venue is available for hire, for any type of function or party. DOPPIO ZERO ROSEBANK The Firs, Cradock Ave, Rosebank 011 447 9538 Set in the hub of the Rosebank CBD is Doppio Zero’s flagship restaurant. Located in in the exclusive open air piazza at The Firs, this popular eatery is well frequented for business lunches, casual dinners and weekend getaways. IL TARTUFO Hutton Court Centre, 
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Hyde Park 011 788 8948 At il Tartufo, they specialise in authentic Italian cuisine from various regions of Italy. Along with the regular menu and excellent in house chef the restaurant also likes to mix things up periodically by inviting top Italian Chefs to visit and, as chefs in residence, to prepare their specialty dishes. Il Tartufo regularly host wine pairing evenings and other special events. 

In addition, il Tartufo offers customised menus for private functions e.g. business meetings, wine tasting evenings, anniversaries and more…


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LA SCALA Montecasino, Montecasino Blvd, Fourways 011 511 1958 La Scala is a beautifully laid out romantic classic Italian Restaurant that sits in the heart of Montecasino.
From the balcony that makes you feel like you are sitting in Tuscany overlooking the streets, to the interior which is warm and inviting, there is a feel that carries through when you are greeted by friendly staff, who are well versed with the menu.
They will help you decide what to order off a menu that will make your mouth water. The food offerings, wine list, and dessert selection have been designed to cater for all tastes. PATHOS RESTAURANT Fourways Gardens, Uranium Road, Fourways 011 467 4706 Just around the corner of Fourways Gardens is a little gem of an eatery certainly worth of a visit. For Pathos Restaurant takes its name from the Greek for “passion”, and has chosen Passion on a plate as its slogan. Pathos Restaurant’s motto is to eat, drink, enjoy, fulfill and appreciate our lives! Discover your spirit of adventure and enjoy great music, a great vibe and ideal location to do so. ESPRESSO CAFFE AND BISTRO 4th Ave Parkhurst /Cnr 3rd & 7th ave, Parktown North, Johannesburg 011 880 0920 Parkhurst is a chic neighbourhood filled with upcoming and very well-known restaurants. To add to the list of awesome restaurants within the area is the café and bistro, Espresso. It is both a bar and restaurant. Serving delicious food which ranges from seafood, chicken and beef. Their pizzas are also a must try and they have a tasty cocktail menu.


PROTEA HOTEL FIRE & ICE Style. Service. Panache.


rotea Hotels is Africa’s largest and leading hotel group and has a footprint of more than 125 properties throughout South Africa and nine other African countries, including Zambia, Nigeria, Namibia, Ghana, Uganda and Kenya amongst others. Each hotel is uniquely different in character and the collection ranges from urban accommodation to country retreats, all in the 3 and 4-star market. We had the wonderful opportunity of visiting the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice situated in the prime location that is Melrose Arch.

“PROTEA HOTELS IS AFRICA’S LARGEST AND LEADING HOTEL GROUP” Style. Service. Panache. The Fire & Ice Hotel is up there with the very best hotels. It is a hotel in the obvious sense but it is also so much more than that. The décor and design lends to the stylishness and flair of the hotel. It is very inviting, welcoming whilst still attractive and dashing. It helps that the hotels intention is for the guest to feel pampered and respected whilst still allured by the aesthetics: “It’s just another day in the life of a Hollywood mega superstar. With the magnetism of a young Brando, the vivacious allure Marilyn became famous for, and the illustrious, scatter-brained Holly Golightly’s eccentric charm, this is one hotel with glamour.”


The 197 rooms are luxurious and spacious and the luxury suites are ultra modern. You wander through the gorgeous lounge area, to a grand bathroom and enjoy the lifestyle of a modern-day man. The hotel boasts a breathtaking swimming pool area with prevailing loungers and waiters whom tend to your every wish. There is also a Fitness Centre, conference facilities, WI-FI, and the most divine dining area with a highly fashionable bar region. On stunning spring evenings it’s the perfect setting for a night out on the town, cocktails with girlfriends or even a romantic dinner for two.

“IT IS VERY INVITING, WELCOMING” Accommodating the beautiful restaurant is the remarkable food. Protea Hotel Fire & Ice have launched a range of burgers specially designed to fire up the heart, soul and belly. The hotel has always been famous for its gourmet burgers, however the chefs have really put in the sweat and swelter and have come up with some of the best tasting burgers in Jozi. In August all eyes and stomachs were on the US of A, where Uncle Sam’s kitchen helpers add some spice to the Stars and Stripes Southern Fried Chicken Burger. Just the name sounds delicious. We tried the Fried Chicken Burger drizzled with a sour cream relish, topped with fresh tomatoes and crunchy lettuce, with a side serving of French fries. It certainly didn’t take long to devour such a delight. And just launched is the ingenious Bakkies Wors Burger. The tummy-rumbling South African delicacy is authentic and traditional and will wet your appetite. It is made with the juiciest boerewors mince

served with deep fried mustard-coated onion rings. Just wonderful.

“IT’S THE PERFECT SETTING FOR A NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN” But no burger is complete without its lifelong buddy, the milkshake. Luckily for us, the hotel makes the richest, most innovative and decadent milkshakes you will ever taste. We attempted to gulp the giant sized pumpkin, marshmallow and caramel milkshake! Yummy! Worth every calorie. We also tasted the ‘Ouma and Oupa’ Rooibos infused `honey Milkshake which is an absolute favorite. You even start envisioning yourself sitting on the stoep waiting for the first signs of spring with cups of warm rooibos and honey. Another

popular shake is ‘Carnival Time’ which is inspired by the celebration of the return of spring, and what better way to distil it in a glass than with flavors of toffee apples and creamy homemade fudge. The Protea Hotel Fire & Ice really have outdone themselves, their origination, modernization and creativity of the hotel as well as in the restaurant is paramount. What’s not to love: tremendous location, friendly service, beautiful design and first-class, innovative food. It’s a smart move to choose to stay at this hotel. By: Bianca Maletsky 22 Whitely Street, Melrose Arch Precinct, Johannesburg 011 218 4000

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JO’ANNA MELT BAR If you find yourself in Melville, then Jo’Anna Melt Bar is a must visit. With a stunning parquet bar as its centre piece, this chic bar and eatery might be exactly what Melville might need. You will be pleasantly surprised by the smell of melted cheese, as the name suggests. Thus you are sure to find the tastiest sarmies in town, so from Nutella on toast, to a toasted burger sarmie, you are bound to have a good and delicious time and the ambience fun, energetic yet chic.



fresh, local and in season ingredients, allowing only the tastiest food to be made. Currently on the menu you can enjoy smoked trout, an aged sirloin steak, Tandoori chicken thighs and baked apples with nuts for dessert. However visit the website or give them a call for an update on this amazing menu. FOR MORE INFORMATION, OPENING TIMES AND BOOKING DETAILS CONTACT THEM ON THEIR WEBSITE WWW.EATERYJHB.CO.ZA




Experience authentic Italian cuisine at Cornuti Restaurant in Johannesburg. The world-renowned Cornuti Restaurant chain continually introduces a faithful Italian experience. Italian food oozes flavour and aromas and is forever fresh and filled with passion. At Cornuti Restaurants your meal is always served with warmth and joy. Minimalist, stylish, yet oh-so-gorgeous is what you in the mood for, then Eatery Jhb is for you. The menu is also short and sweet, offering you


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The world-renowned Cornuti Restaurant chain continually introduces a faithful Italian Experience. Italian Food oozes flavor and aromas and is forever fresh and filled with passion. 011 268 6684 Shop 2, Piazza Level, Illovo Square, Illovo, Johannesburg


dentified as the seventh most frequently requested Liqueur Amarula is the only South African brand to make it on to the list of the world’s top 100 premium spirits brands in terms of volumes sold, according to Impact Databank, a US-based company that is a leading source for drinks statistics and analysis. The list features brands that sell in excess of a million 9-litre cases annually. Placed in 81st position, it has also taken the 36th spot on the recently published IWSR list of the most popular spirits brands sold globally in travel retail (i.e. the duty-free channel). At the beginning of 2013, Amarula was identified as the seventh most frequently requested liqueur amongst the world’s top style bars by Drinks International. Additionally, locally, it was ranked amongst the top ten spirits brands in the Sunday Times Top Brands survey published last month. Global marketing spokesperson Siobhan Thompson said that what gave

Amarula the edge in an intensely competitive global market was the unique flavour, derived from the tangy marula fruits harvested at the height of summer from trees indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa. She said the brand, distributed to over 100 countries worldwide, was also distinctive for its immediate association with Africa and elephants, highlighted in much of the brand’s marketing.

011 447 0669 Corner 12th Street and 4th Ave, Parkhurst

“The authenticity of Amarula’s origins, its romantically exotic provenance and the fact that marulas are loved by elephants and other animals of the wild, lend it a very special allure.” One of the most effective ways of building custom is through sampling, she confirmed. “The brand has an extremely high trial-to-conversion ratio. Once people are introduced to it, they also find it to be extremely versatile. People enjoy it as an affordable indulgence to wind down or at parties or clubs. It also is a great way to end a meal, served with or even as dessert.”

Titled the new favourite place for pizza. The restaurant is small and intimate compared to the Illovo branch, but the food is just as flavorsome made with passion and perfection. Hello Johannesburg October 2013




CANTARE DINNER AND DANCE Shop U9, Montecasino, Cnr William Nicol Drive and Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways Telephone: 011 511 0505 Email: A totally unique offering, this is not just dinner, it’s an EXPERIENCE! From the moment you join us, we will keep you captivated by the various forms of entertainment we have on offer.

Nestled in Midrand and halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, this fully licensed venue offers its guests Spanish culinary delights, also offering Fiesta time with Fiery Flamenco Cabaret and dancing every Friday and Saturday as well as select evenings through the week. COCO BONGO


Shop 10-11, Montecasino, Cnr William Nicol Drive and Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways Telephone: 011 511 1826/7

Shop No. 17, Gold Reef City Casino Corner Northern Parkway & Data Crescent Ormonde Telephone: 011 248 5222 / 5240

Coco Bongo’s tropical rainforest décor and sultry Latino sounds, together with exceptional food and exotic cocktails sets the scene for an unforgettable dinner dance experience. HARPERS Inside Stuttafords, Eastgate 011 616 4511 If an awesome coffee shop is what you are in search for, then pay Harpers a visit. Not only are they a coffee shop but also a Bistro, serving very tasty and fresh food. MOZAMBIK

The stylish Back ‘o the Moon restaurant and jazz club offers excellent international cuisine and live evening entertainment. VIVA ESPANA 546 Sixteenth Road Constantia Square Randjes Park Midrand Telephone: 011 805 2720 Email:


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When it comes to Portuguese/African cuisine, there is no better than the most wonderful and new restaurant, Mozambik. Their concept is based on the authentic Mozambique “Barraca” which in English means “hut”. In mozambique, in a home or on the street, eating, drinking and chilling is the way of life that is captured in a “Barraca”. STAGES Reservations: call 011 877 6847 For breakfasts, lunches, cocktails and dinners. Joburg Theatre’s exciting new restaurant is now open!


PORTUGUESE RESTAURANTS ALIMENTO’S Parkmore Mews Shopping Centre Cnr 12th Street and Olympia Avenue Parkmore 011 783 5432 Alimento’s Restaurant & Grillhouse offers an unrivaled menu of simple, everyday dishes that reflect the most traditional elements of Portuguese inspired cuisine. BEIRA ALTA Shop 63, Montecasino, Fourways 011 511 1307 Beira Alta’s food is prepared using only the freshest ingredients, herbs and spices. This family run restaurant’s tradition is to cook from the heart with recipes handed down from generation to generation, which has evolved into Portuguese Cuisine with an African Influence. CALISTO’S 20 Gill Street, Gillview 011 680 3864 It’s more than a restaurant, it’s an experience. One of a kind. Totally different. It explodes with vitality. It erupts with fun. And the food hints the pinnacle of Portuguese perfection: superb seafood; incomparable prawns, individual or by the kilo or half kilo; crayfish up to Jurassic Park proportions; oysters; bacalhau. Also, full flavoured Portuguese steaks; distinguished desserts and nine variations of coffee, including Mississippi Mud. High octane cocktail menu. CASA DA GALINHA Corner First Ave & Rivonia Road, Morningside 011 803 9691 NUNOS PORTUGESE RESTAURANT Shop 5, Melville Gardens, 7th Street, Melvile 011 482 6990 TROYVILLE HOTEL 25 Bezuindenhout Street, Troyville 011 402 7709 The Troyeville Hotel Restaurant has been the venue of choice for artists,

intellectuals, political activists and sports fans for decades. The Troyeville Hotel boasts an extensive Portuguese and Mozambican menu. Come see why Dine magazine voted The Troyeville Hotel one of the top dining destinations in South Africa. THE RADIUM BEERHALL 282 Louis Botha Ave, Orange Grove 011 728 3866 The Radium Beerhall is the oldest surviving bar and grill in Johannesburg, with a genuinely historic ambience that’s just as enticing as the good food on the menu; as authentic as the foottapping live jazz that makes the embossed tin ceiling vibrate in sympathy. The walls are covered in memorabilia, from photos of pre-war soccer teams and jazzmen who have played there, to vintage posters and press clippings that record the Radium’s history. O’GALITO Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre, Sandton 011 783 4930 O’Galito inherits its cuisine from their Portuguese forefathers and is reminiscent of L.M. in the old days when readily available prawns, langoustines, crab, lobsters and oysters were prepared in boundless platters. Although they specialise in seafood, a full a la carte menu includes the tradition peri-peri chicken, fillet steak, duck, rabbit, and amongst others oxtail. PARREIRINHA 9 Sixth Street, La Rochelle 011 435 3809 THE FLAMINGO ROOM @ TROYEVILLE HOTEL 25 Bezuindenhout Street, Troyville 011 402 7709 Situated in the Troyeville Hotel is a restaurant that boasts some of the best Portuguese cuisine that Joburg has to offer. Do not be alarmed by the pink flamingos as the décor, because the food is tasty and authentic. So if you are looking for a genuine Portuguese dining experience, then the Flamingo Room is where you need to be.

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TETA MARI DELI RESTAURANT delicious, home-style cooked food


eta Mari invites you to try delicious, home-style cooked food. The owners celebrate the flavors and aromas of food and allow us to entertain our taste buds. With more than a hundred premium restaurants dotted around Johannesburg, its no wonder we are all searching for somewhere unique, somewhere special, somewhere of value. Tucked away in a corner of Illovo, Teta Mari is an ideal breakfast or lunch location. Whether you prefer the cozy indoors or the lovely wooden sunny deck, the delicatessen is everything you would expect. Being a delicatessen, the restaurant sells various foods. Choose from unusual and imported foods, flavorsome dips and sauces, kosher foods, already cooked or prepared and wonderful cakes, biscuits and cupcakes. The best news is that Teta Mari offers a stunning selection of Israeli gourmet foods, that again you can order to take home. Yummy chopped herring, chopped liver,


mock crayfish, divine Danish herring and kosher and non-kosher Kitka. Imagine having an invisible Israeli fairy godmother granting your every culinary wish. And the best part is that the food is prepared with love. The food is authentic, fresh and

wholesome. You feel nourished after devouring your meal. It is almost as if your body has all the right love and nutrients after visiting the restaurant. So it’s no surprise that the menu too is filled with passion and delight. The aim was to create a mix of Israeli, Mediterranean and American cuisine. The ‘Reuben Special’ is mouth-watering, brisket on your choice of roll with the famous sweet mustard sauce, lettuce, tomato, pickled cucumber, emmenthal cheese and sauerkraut, what more could

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you want from life? The ‘Sloppy Joe’ is also a favorite and deliciously saucy. Its filled with loose mince served on a burger bun with… wait for it…wait for it…crunchy tangy big korn bites. Yum! The hot dogs are also heavenly and there is an option of beef, chicken or veggie. Another

preferred vegetarian dish is the homemade falafel served in a pita with hummus, techina, chili, Israeli salad, fried brinjal and cabbage. On the healthy side the ‘Marak Adashim’ which is a lentil soup with chili, garlic and coriander is well-liked and an absolute must try is Bobbas Chicken soup, filled with goodness, integrity and sustenance. And you can even add a matzo ball or perogen to the soup. Accompanying them are the salads, which are bursting with zest and tang. The

Chinese chicken salad or chicken schnitzel salad always seem to hit the exact spot. Adding to the attractiveness of the food and the homey style of the restaurant is the richly textured use of space. Teta Mari defines relaxed comfort and knows how to best deliver outstanding Mediterranean style food with value and grace. The ambience is peaceful and the earthy décor promotes the down to earth feel. The furniture is wooden and rustic again adding to the comfortable atmosphere. Sparkling Chandeliers hang from the interior to add that little twist of elegance. The restaurant has certainly made a place that people can claim as their local hot spot. Customers feel at home and most triumphant is that you and take a little bit of Teta Mari home with you. By: Bianca Maletsky 5A Illovo Square Corner Harries & Rivonia Roads Illovo. 011 268 5019


DELIS, BAKERIES & CAFES INDULGE Village Shopping Centre, Rivonia Boulevard, Rivonia 011 234 4437 Indulge Confectionery Boutique specializes in hand-crafting both sweet and savoury goodies for all occasions. LATTELICIOUS Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton 011 784 3330 JUNIPA’S Cnr. Hobart & Grosvenor Rd Bryanston 011 706 2387

Avenue, sandwiched between Sandton and Randburg. There is ample off road parking. Our menu caters for all tastes and includes breakfasts, salads, pastas, panini’s as well as more unusual dishes such as French toast for which we were voted the best in Johannesburg, rosti’s and sweet corn fritters. BELLE’S PATISSERIE Shop 16 Blubird , Shopping Centre , Athol Oaklands Road, Birnam 011 440 4474

Stages is certainly one of the newest trendy spots Joburg has to offer. Situated inside the Joburg Theatre, Stages is a social hub filled with good times, enjoyment and delicious food for any occasion.

Belle’s Patisserie offers mouth watering, decadent and bespoke patisserie, that can make any celebration, large or small special. Belle’s Patisserie stands apart as all the products are hand crafted and made with imported French butter, Belgium chocolate, stone ground flour and other of the finest ingredients. We do amazing French patisserie as to the standard as you would find in Paris

As a bistro, Junipa’s serves breakfast, lunch and supper seven days a week. A wood-fired pizza oven features an area for children to create their own pizzas, which simply adds to the Junipa’s experience. The coffee roastery uses raw coffee beans to bring customers fresh and fragrant coffees in a variety of blends. And the famous Junipa’s bakery produces a range of fresh ‘artisan’ breads, pastries and cakes FOURNOS BAKERY DUNKELD that are made on the premises the old Dunkeld West Shopping Centre fashioned way. Cnr Bompaas Road & Jan Smuts Ave Dunkeld West VOVO TELO 011 325 2111 Corner 4th Ave & 12th St, Parkhurst 011 447 5939 For the most delicious bakery, deli , To some, bread is bread. To us bread and confectionery in town, Fournos is our passion. Do you dream of the is the place to go, the baked goods perfect loaf of bread? We do, and it is are always fresh and delicious, and no what we strive to achieve everyday at matter which branch you visit, you’ll be our bakeries. This perfection doesn’t treated to personalised service. Fournos end at our breads; we want each plate serves a mean cup of coffee as well, of food and each cup of coffee to be and is a great spot for a brekkie on a a magical experience. Come into our Saturday morning. space and see where your imagination Whether you choose to sit down and takes you. eat or shop for home, you wont be disappointed. CAFÉ ROSSINI THE PATISSERIE Shop L50 , lower level, Shop 24, Post Office Centre Cresta Centre Cnr Beyers Naud Drive 30 Rudd Road, Illovo, Johannesburg and Weltevreen rd Tel: 011 268 0044 011 678 8215 Fax: 011 268 0066


Café Rossini is a trendy cappuccino bar/bistro in the heart of Cresta. This quaint delicatessen/bakery makes the best cappuccino in town and is available for all your catering requirements. CAFE ELEVEN FORTY FIVE 101 Conrad Drive, Blairgowrie cnr Hillcrest Road, just off Jan Smuts Avenue 084 401 7454 / 011 326 3339 Cafe 1145 is a contemporary cafe located in Blairgowrie just off Jan Smuts

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RAMKIETJIE HOTEL AND RESTAURANT 35 Peter Road, Honeydew 087 940 9920 Set amongst giant willow trees, where peacocks roam the river banks on lush, grassy slopes, a jewel unfolds to reveal Ramkietjie Hotel and Restaurant. It is one of Johannesburg’s best kept secrets and it is Just a 45 Minute drive from Joburg. With events held on a weekly basis, a wonderful Country market, which include quality stalls, face painting for the kids and a jumping castle. Excellent food is sold and there is safe and secure parking. Every Sunday there is a 3 course lunch, you can wine and dine and enjoy live music with a delicious carvery.

Mooz Brothers, they pride themselves on the high quality, fresh food that they have available for their many customers. Mooz Brothers 011 485 5589 • 74 George Avenue, Sandringham, 2192 Grazing Times: SUN: 08:00 – 14:30 MON – WED: 08:00 – 17:00 THURS: 08:00 – 17:30 FRI: 0700 – 14:30 SAT: CLOSED


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KIEVITS KROON COUNTRY ESTATE Plot 41 Reier Road Kameeldrift-East Pretoria 0860 543848 Escape to Kievits Kroon, a beautiful, tranquil country estate, known for its luxury accommodation, superb facilities, immaculate gardens, gourmet dining and wellness spa. Acknowledged as “the Winelands in Gauteng” because of its Cape Dutch-style architecture, award-winning Kievits Kroon Country Estate offers pampering and luxury for couples looking for a romantic weekend or mid-week getaway. Just 10 minutes from central Pretoria and 45 minutes from Sandton, Gauteng, and set along a Jacaranda-lined lane on a 16 hectare estate, Kievits Kroon is a sought-after destination for those wanting to escape city life, or for corporates seeking a unique business experience. CARNIVORE Muldersdrift Estate 69 Drift Boulevard Muldersdrift 011 950 6061 The Carnivore restaurant, situated in the grounds of Misty Hills Country Ho-

tel, needs little introduction. Renowned for its positioning statement - “Africa’s Greatest Eating Experience”- it is a cornerstone of the Recreation Africa Group. In the sixteen years since it first opened thousands of local and international visitors have savoured its unique dining concept. A franchise of the world-renowned Carnivore restaurant in Nairobi, Kenya, the Carnivore Johannesburg has received many awards, including Best Traditional Restaurant, Best Restaurant to Take Tourists To 2008, Restaurant of the Month and runner-up Restaurant of the Year. As its popularity has grown, so the seating capacity has been extended to accommodate 500 diners. (Vegetarian and fish dishes also available.) The Carnivore also has a wine cellar with a superb selection of well-known wines, to compliment their meal. We also house a variety of whisky, brandy and other alcoholic drinks. LA FIORENTINA Corner Bridle Pass and Champion Road, Bridle Park 011 057 6691 This little gem in the heart of horse country Kyalami has all the right ingredients to become one of the city’s staples with the discerning patrons that know how rare it is to find a restaurant that hits the high notes as far as good food, warm ambience and excellent wine is concerned. The little trip out of the city is worth it to be in on the secret that many already know. You are bound to have an out-of-the-ordinary dining experience that fits a hearty breakfast for two, a lingering lunch for 12 and even a rambunctious corporate function for 200. Whether you wish to arrive by helicopter or horse (there is a stable for your filly and a landing pad for your chopper) you’ll find the hospitality incredibly warm and generous, the food just spectacular and the venue itself peaceful and beautiful. The greatest part of all of this is that it comes at a price that makes you feel as if you’ve won something after paying the bill.


SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS LORD PRAWN Shop 1, Posthouse, Cnr Main Rd & Posthouse Str, Bryanston 011 706 7115

Lord Prawn has been going strong since 1975 and provides value-for-money seafood dishes including snails, curries, ravishing ribs, British-style fish and chips, queen prawns, calamari, mussels and avocado Ritz just to name a few. Lord Prawn has gone to great lengths to maintain its status as one of the great seafood restaurants in the city. The friendly and warm environment is a great place for family and friends to meet, and has an outstanding view of Sandton from the upper deck. MONTEGO BAY Shop 31, Square Level Nelson Mandela Square 011 883 6407 / 011 883 1526 At Montego Bay we recognise that the secret ingredient to making a memorable dining experience is great food, excellent service and most importantly you. ADEGA Adega Restaurants are up-market Portuguese restaurants that cater for a variety of tastes and styles. The restaurants offer a warm unpretentious ambience allowing the diner to feast in true Portuguese style. Adega restaurants are located conveniently in shopping centres where there is ample safe parking. CAPE TOWN FISH MARKET Shop BC21, Sandton City Shopping Centre 011 884 8529

Cape Town Fish Market, with chic yet informal surroundings, brings a feast of delicious flavours to its customers. TSUNAMI SEAFOOD EMPORIUM Shop U51, Morningside Shopping CentreCorner of Rivonia Road and Outspan Road 087 940 3870

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For a refreshingly chic and unique dining experience, try the newly refurbished Tsunami Seafood Emporium, previously the renowned Ohsho Japanese Restaurant. While maintaining the excellent standard of Ohsho’s sushi and teppanyaki, we are also offering an exciting new seafood menu, including fresh Rock Lobster and live oysters. You can also create your own seafood platter from our fresh fish and seafood counter. RODIZIO The Leaping Frog Centre, Cnr William Nicol & Mulbarton Rds, Fourways 011 483 1910 OCEAN BASKET Food Court, Level 4, Sandton City, Rivonia Road, Sandton 011 023 9228 Ocean Basket is South Africa’s favourite chain of seafood restaurants. There’s one near you. At Ocean Basket you’ll find friendly people, a home-fromhome feeling and great value for your hard-earned bucks. Some Ocean Baskets have a fresh-fish deli too, and you can order to eat in or takeaway, whatever grabs you. FISH & WINE CO Design Quarter cnr Willam Nicol Drive & Leslie Road East, Fourways 011 465 6266 The Fish and Wine Company serve high-quality fresh seafood, beautifully prepared and presented in a modern Japanese-inspired setting at the Design Quarter, in Fourways. We cater for all tastes, dietary requirements, appetites and our resident sushi chefs make all the sushi fresh to order.

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Established in 1994 by Garry Chemaly. Situated in the heart of Sandton on the Nelson Mandela Square, thus perfect venue for all occasions. Montego Bay offers the perfect setting for relaxed business luncheons and social afternoons. It also boasts an impressive selection of liqueurs, cognacs, champagnes, and a fine wine cellar serve to make connoisseurs of our dedicated patrons. An extensive Ala carte menu. Broad selection of starters, an assortment of salads and a comprehensive mixture of shellfish, line fish, sushi and oysters. There is also a variety of pasta options, chicken, ribs, steak and lamb as well as a choice of several tantalizing curries. Oyster and sushi bar.

Fully licensed. Open 7 days a week, lunch and dinner. Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City Tel: (011) 883-1526 or Reservations Tel: (011) 883-6407 Hello Johannesburg October 2013



EDITORS CHOICE: FINE WINES A SELECTION OF FINE WINES TO ACCOMPANY ANY MEAL ZONNEBLOEM REACHES ZENITH AT 2013 NEDERBURG AUCTION One of the highest prices fetched at this year’s Nederburg Auction was for a 40-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon from Zonnebloem. The threebottle case went to a buyer from Nigeria for R22 000, translating into a per bottle price of R7 333,33.

esteem in which Zonnebloem is held by collectors. “Zonnebloem is a brand that commands great respect and is widely recognised for crafting contemporary classics. Taking our cue from our predecessors, today’s team is making wines for enjoyment now but styling them for longevity so that future aficionados will also be able to experience current vintage wines many decades from now.”

With a reserve price of just R1 500 for the three, bidding was brisk for the sought-after wine, attracting interest from local and international buyers. Two years ago, a six-bottle case of Zonnebloem’s 1971 Cabernet Sauvignon fetched R10 000, as did a 1974 Zonnebloem Shiraz. Zonnebloem cellarmaster, Deon Boshoff, said this year’s price was a clear reflection of the growing NEDERBURG SUCCUMBS TO LONDON SHOWERS Nederburg has been showered in medals awarded by the 2013 International Wine & Spirit (IWSC) Competition, winning three gold outstanding, five gold and 10 silver outstanding medals, as well as 15 silvers for wines across its multitiered range. The results were announced at The Beautiful South, an inaugural wine show in London, featuring wines from South Africa, Argentina and Chile.

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All IWSC entries are tasted blind. To earn gold, a wine must achieve a score of at least 90, while gold outstanding medals are conferred by the judges for exceptional gold winners. Nederburg’s gold outstanding medals went to two wines sold exclusively on the Nederburg Auction: the 2007 Private Bin Edelkeur and the 2008 Private Bin R163 Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as the Solera Potstilled Brandy, sold by selected stockists countrywide. Amongst the gold winners were both the 2011 and 2012 Winemaster’s Reserve Noble Late Harvest. The 2012 vintage of this wine was the

only South African trophy winner at this year’s International Sweet Wine Challenge, held in Riverina, Australia earlier this month (September). The 2011 and earlier vintages of this wine have been consistently ranked five stars in the Platter’s South African Wine Guide. All other IWSC golds went to wines reserved for auction. Silver outstanding IWSC medals go to wines narrowly missing gold. These were equally divided this year amongst Nederburg’s auction and other wines available on the open market. These include the 2010 vintage of The Motorcycle Marvel from the gourmet Heritage Heroes range; the 2011 Ingenuity White that is also a five-star Platter wine; as well as three wines from the popular Winemaster’s Reserve range: the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2012 vintages of the Riesling and Special Late Harvest. Apart from auction wines, silvers went to a selection of Winemaster’s Reserve and Heritage Heroes wines, as well as the 2010 Ingenuity Red. At the end of last year, Nederburg was named the 2012 IWSC SA Wine Producer of the Year.



A trendy hotspot situated in the World Trade Centre in Sandton, Gwefey is an authentic Asian restaurant with a beautiful panoramic view. Offering traditional dishes from all across Asia – from Beijing to Shanghai to Thailand – Gwefey has created a trip through the Eastern continent via the palate. Whether you dine with a partner, as part of a group, or with a few friends, the variety of dishes will please anyone. Seafood spring rolls, calamari, spring onion fish fillets and Lobster Kung Po will satisfy seafood lovers; poultry lovers will enjoy Bang Bang Chicken and the Kung Po Chicken; and carnivores can order the likes of orange-flavoured beef, beef with black pepper sauce, and lamb stir-fry with spring onion and ginger. WILLOUGHBY & CO Hyde Park Shopping, Jan Smuts Ave, Hyde Park 011 325 5107 JAPA EXPRESS SUSHI BAR Rivonia Village, Rivonia Boulevard, Rivonia

MIDORI SUSHI Morningside Shopping Centre, Rivonia Road, Sandton 087 940 3870 RUBY SUSHI 24 4th Avenue, Parkhurst 011 880 3673 120 SIMPLY ASIA Shop 2, Parkhurst Square, 38-4th Avenue, Parkhurst 011 447 3037 YUME SUSHI 4th Avenue Parkhurst 011 447 8984 YO SUSHI Parktown North: Parktown Quarter, corner 3rd & 7th Ave, Parktown North 011 442 0246 Morningside: 90 Degree on Rivonia, Rivonia Road, Morningside 011 804 9504 YAMADA SUSHI Rivonia: Rivonia Junction, Rivonia Rd, Rivonia 011 807 9660 Birnam: Blubird Shopping Centre, Athol Oaklands St, Birnam 011 068 8888

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your journey to our trendy restaurant in the heart of Sandton. Parc off in a vibrant atmosphere where quality food, affordability and excellent service cater to the ultimate dining experience. Located within 5 minutes walking distance from the Gautrain. @parcfermerest 8 Maude Street, Sandton Central, Sandown, 2146, South Africa Tel: +27 11 245 4846 Email: Website:

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Sunday Lunch ~Three Course Meal~ Starter soup or garden salad Roast beef & roast chicken, served with roasted baby potatoes, vegetables & gravy. Dessert of your choice -R110 Chicken Cordon Bleu Crumbed chicken breasts filled with mozzarella & ham, served with mashed potatoes, creamed spinach & vegetablesR95 Rosti ♌ Salmon, avocado, spring onions, horseradish & crème fraiche- R89 Crispy bacon, camembert & cranberry jelly - R69 (v) Spinach topped with baby marrow, tomato & mushrooms in napoletana sauce - R59 Trio of Mini Pizza Rostis 3:42 PM zAnchovy & Capers, Salami & Olive, Ham & Mushroom all topped with mozzarella & grilled- R69 Inside Stuttafords, in Eastgate 011 616 4511



BAR MENU 7:30 - 14:30 ITALIAN PANINI Mortadella, mozzarella, sundried tomatoes - R35 Tomato, avocado, rucola and pesto - R35 Grilled sirloin steak, caramelised onion, chillies and rucola - R50 Chicken schnitzel OR grilled chicken, avocado, tomato home-made mayonnaise - R45 Fillet steak, caramelised onion, brie and rucola - R60


MINI GOURMET BURGERS Two mini beef burgers, home-made mayonnaise, tomato, lettuce, and caramelised onions and chips R45 Caprese burger - basil pesto, tomato, mozzarella and lettuce and chips R45 BAR SPECIAL


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BUSINESS MANS LUNCH R72 Monday - Friday 11:30am - 4:00pm Western BBQ Burger & 500ml Hansa Draft.(No substitution on burger) BURGER & BEER TUESDAY R72 6:00pm - 10:00pm Any burger with curly fries and 330ml bottled SAB beer. (except dbl cheese.) WINGSDAY WEDNESDAY R89 6:00pm - 10:00pm All you can eat wings. Eat in only, no sharing, no takeaways. (Does NOT include boneless wings.) BIG DADDY NIGHT R28 Thursday 6:00pm - 10:00pm Any 1L Big Daddy draught beer KIDS EAT FREE Kids eat free all day on Sunday. 1x free meal off the kids menu per adult eating a Main meal. No Parties.



COLONY ARMS 345 Jan Smuts Ave, Colony Centre, Craighall Park 011 447 6646 Ideally located in the Colony Arms shopping Centre, just off Jan Smuts Avenue, one finds the popular and rather unique establishment - The Colony Arms. Still going strong 3 years later, it is renowned for being a place where ‘good friends meet to enjoy good food and good times’. If you are looking to enjoy a delicious, Meal and some drinks with friends at unbelievable value for money, or a night of karaoke and laughter in a friendly and welcoming environment, pay The Colony Arms a visit - you won’t be disappointed. In fact, you may just become one of their many regulars. GILLES 9 Grafton Avenue Craighall Park 011 442 4056 Giles is one of the northern suburbs’ most popular after work meeting places and has become renowned for its bustling ambience and superb deck overlooking the Craighall Park Valley which has a magnificent sunset view. Giles generally attracts an upmarket crowd and has become very popular amongst young professionals on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday evening. Saturdays too can be very busy depending on which sport is being broadcast on the eight large plasma TV screens. The menu is tasty and fresh and the specials are always delicious. THE GRIFFIN Illovo Junction, corner of Corlett Drive and Oxford Road 011 447 9842 The Griffin Craft Beer Gastropub is Martin Jakoby and Thomas Hughes’ latest venture. The first of its kind in Johannesburg, The Griffin pays homage to the best beer and wine from home

and abroad, while offering beautiful, fresh, seasonal food in the coolest surroundings. Martin, a qualified veterinary surgeon-turned entrepreneur and Thom, a chef with 16 years of local and international experience, arrived home from London in 2005 with the simple dream of creating the kind of place people fall in love with. And now, having fallen in love with all things craft and thinking that it’s high time that South Africa enjoyed the gastropub trend, they’ve created The Griffin – the ultimate place for friends to meet, eat, drink and be merry.

Smoking area • Bathrooms • Children friendly • Free wi-fi • Function bookings • Catering platters Inside Stuttafords, in Eastgate • Tel: 011 616 4511 Trading hours: 9am – 5pm Mondays – Thursdays & Saturdays 9am – 8:00pm - Fridays • 9am – 4pm - Sundays and Public Holidays

FOUNDRY Shop 7, Parktown Quarter, 3rd Avenue, Parktown North 011 447 5828 When you drive through Parktown, there is this restaurant and bar on the corner, that literally has people hanging over the balcony. This restaurant/bar is the one and only, Foundry. Serving 9 craft beers on bottle and tap, an extensive local wine list and very good food to accompany the awesome drinks menu, this restaurant is the perfect spot to meet your friends for drinks. Or an awesome place to have dinner. So whether it be a drink with mates, a pizza with a loved one or just a chilled night out that you are looking for, Foundry is where you need to be.

HOOTERS @ EMPORERS PALACE 011 928 1230 Hooters South Africa is an internationally acclaimed restaurant chain that prides itself on providing its patrons with great-tasting food, fantastic waitresses, a fun atmosphere, super service – and all at a reasonable price. With speciality dishes like Hooters’ moreish curly fries and their famous buffalo wings, it is no surprise that Hooters’ loyal customers keep coming back to enjoy their favourite dishes time and time again. And of course, to catch up with the lovely and friendly Hooters girls they all come to know and love.

Tel: 011 886 8866 Address: 61 Woodlands Avenue, off Republic Rd, Sandton, 2070 Website: Hello Johannesburg October 2013



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Located on the beautiful grounds of St. Stithians College, the Higher Ground Restaurant has the best views in Jozi. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner on either one of our beautiful decks, terrace area or inside the deli. Our food is all made with natural, fresh ingredients that we source locally. Let us know if you have dietary restrictions - our friendly staff wil help you find just the meal you want.

We also cater for conferences & special occasions @ The One and All club, St. Stithians College, Peter Place Tel: 011 024 3433 • 082 448 0285 •

At the Farmers Market in Fourways, they strive to bring the farm right to your doorstep. Located at Earth Outdoor Nursery and having been opened since the beginning of March, this market is boasts 61 of the finest stalls. All the stalls have been carefully selected to bring you the finest and freshest produce. There is also a wide variety of products to choose from including organically grown fruit and vegetables, herbs, cured meats, locally made cheese as well as locally designed goods. Make your way to the Fourways Farmers Market for a unique outdoor experience together with awesome entertainment. We recommend: The fresh fruit and vegetables. FOR MORE INFORMATION, OPENING TIMES AND BOOKING DETAILS CONTACT THEM ON 011 465 5276 OR VISIT WWW.FFMARKET.CO.ZA

MARKET ON MAIN Located in the booming Maboneng Precinct is the chic Market on Main. This market is known as a hub for the creative community of Johannesburg for people to interact and share. The main aim of this market is to help people learn about sustainable development and provide a chilled and creative space for friends and family to spend some time together. The market includes awesome food stalls selling delicious

ST. ANDREWS SIGNATURE HOTEL & SPA & TRENTS RESTAURANT 22 Milner Ave, St. Andrews, Bedfordview +27 11 453 4242 Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 08:00am – 22:00pm Bookings are essential 26

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food, a rooftop bar, event and exhibition spaces and a sweet courtyard. We recommend: The very tasty caramelised roasted nuts, so decide whether you want almonds or cashew nuts. FOR MORE INFORMATION, OPENING TIMES AND BOOKING DETAILS CONTACT THEM ON 082 868 1335 OR VISIT WWW.MARKETONMAIN.CO.ZA

NEIGHBOURGOODS MARKET The Neighbourgoods Market takes place every Saturday, come rain or shine in both Cape Town and Johannesburg. The market reflects our commitment to urban regeneration and the goal to revive and reinvent the public market as a civil institution. Market-goers can expect to find an assortment of goods from local artisan producers, purveyors, gourmet merchants, speciality cooks, regional farmers and estates, as well as a selection of local designers. The same high standards of quality and experience that have become the benchmark of the original Cape Town market can also be found at the new Johannesburg instalment. We recommend: The beautiful, handmade jewellery, the gorgeous hand crafted leather bags and the stunning clothing. FOR MORE INFORMATION, OPENING TIMES AND BOOKING DETAILS CONTACT THEM ON THEIR WEBSITE WWW.NEIGHBOURGOODSMARKET.CO.ZA


GREEK RESTAURANTS MYTHOS DESIGN QUARTER: Cnr William Nicol and Leslie Road, Fourways 011 465-3468 BEDFORD SQUARE: Cnr Van der Linde and Smith Street, Bedfordview 011 615-2271 ATHOLL SQUARE: Cnr Katherine and Wierda Road East, Sandton 011 783-5615 BROOKLYN, DESIGN SQUARE: Shop 24, Cnr Middle and Veale Street, Brooklyn 012 346 5659

embraced by all. Plaka restaurant’s humble beginnings date back to 1993. Since inception we have used only high quality ingredients to produce the finest yet unpretentious food and meze. Plaka has established itself as a landmark venue in Jozi - our eclectic food and a vibrant atmosphere within a stylish and contemporary setting forms part of our unique character which is now replicated in Plaka Umhlanga, as well as the newly-opened Plaka Cresta Centre, Northcliff, Jo’burg. THE GREEK SIZZLER Banbury Cross Village, Northriding 011 795 1336

PLAKA CRESTA: Shop U224, Cresta Shopping Centre, Northcliff 011 478 0392 EASTGATE: Shop R15, Eastgate Shopping Centre, Bedfordview 011 615 5751

The Greek Sizzler Restaurant offers Patrons a glimpse of Greece with true Taverna charm and outdoor dining. The A-La-Carte menu caters for all tastes and preferences, with traditional Greek dishes such as Kleftiko (better known as Stolen-lamb), Mousaka and Meze` Platters as well as mature juicy steaks, chops and Souvlakia (kebabs) for the meat lovers. Seafood enthusiasts will enjoy the tender calamari, prawns and fresh fish.

Food and music are essential components of a Mediterranean lifestyle and the opportunity to be exposed to a tapestry of cultures that are rich in heritage and diversity should be

MEZEPOLI Melrose Arch, Melrose 011 684 1162

PAREA GREEK TAVERNA 3 Corlette Drive, Illovo 011 788 8777 Parea Greek Taverna, prides itself with 21 years of experience in Greek cuisine, sure to please your palate, with mouthwatering dishes. It is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed meal with things heating up after 9:30 pm on Friday and Saturday evening, with belly dancing, Greek dancers and breaking of plates, adding to your true Greek experience!

PAPPAS ON THE SQUARE Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton 011 884 9991 For more than two decades, Pappas has been dishing out Mediterranean taste sensations and memorable dining experiences. Pappas has been in the family since the 80s and is now run by the second generation of restaurateurs, husband-and-wife team Charles and Ria de Olim.

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24 CENTRAL Corner Gwen Lane & Fredman Drive, Sandton, 011 784 1242 STORE DIRECTORY TABOO Having led the Joburg entertainment scene since 2004, this stunning entertainment and function venue offers nothing but the best. Taboo caters for all sorts and types of events, due to their modern and chic interior, awesome views of Sandton and their up to date audiovisual equipment and surreal lighting. Contact Ammar for table reservations. Email: Reservations: 076 783 2810 Tel: 011 783 2200 Fax: 011 783 2217 COCOON Cocoon is the new urban lounge, integrating a champagne and cocktail cigar bar. You can laze around on the strikingly beautiful leather couches, sip on a tasty cocktails, and enjoy delectable food, all while absorbing the stylish and vivacious atmosphere. Tell: 011 783-2316 Email: NEWS CAFÉ News Café: a place where cocktail bar,

coffee bar, restaurant and entertainment meet. Offering a wide selection of unique and trendy cocktails and delicious food. It’s a place that is recommended if wanting the complete social experience. Tel: +27 11 883 4370 Fax: +27 11 883 4629 KOI The best way to describe Koi is an Asian restaurant with a difference. Offering a comfortable and simplistic, yet chic dinning experience. The cuisine is comprised of traditional Japanese food and delicious sushi. There is even a wide variety of teas to choose from, served in the sweetest tea pots. Tell: (0)11 883 7247 Email: THE BARON With a history of 17 years The Baron is a franchise which has been in business for a long time. From the traditional old English pub style to a more modern Manhattan design. However it has remained true to its grill house origins serving quality food, exceptional service, all while enjoying the warm atmosphere.

KOI is renowned for offering an outstanding dining experience in a comfortable, yet chic environment. With an invigorating approach to wining and dining you can enjoy contemporary Asian cuisine with a Western touch, rendering ours the ultimate dining experience. We combine artistry, tradition and innovation in our cuisine with impeccable service and contemporary décor. Expect effortless perfection, modernist décor and an intriguing menu and wine list. Uncompromised quality, impeccable service and a unique dining experience that leaves nothing to be desired. KOI, the definitive origin of perfection.


011 023 9424 for delivery orders. for any enquiries. facebook page- Be Leaf Salads twitter - Be Leaf


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Tel: 011 883 8435/6 Email: ALLORA Allora Ristorante Classico is a wonderful restaurant, offering traditional Italian food. However the menu can be enjoyed by all, including home-made pasta, pizza, seafood, meat and poultry. The restaurant is comprised of beautiful mosaic brickwork, providing the restaurant with a warm, yet sophisticated feel. Tel: 011 784 2152 Fax: 086 603 7341 Email: BE LEAF Be Leaf is an exciting eatery, allowing you to create your own personal salad with the help of the best ingredients. They serve exceptional breakfasts and lunches, which could also include a wrap or a sandwich. The best part of Be Leaf is the fact that it is all healthy, even offering organic coffees, freshly squeezed juices as well as smoothies. Tell : 011 023 9424 Email: VIDA E CAFÉ Portuguese for life and coffee, Vida E Café can be described as an espresso

bar, with a European twist. Thus they specialise in finest of European espressos and coffees, however they do provide light sandwiches and pastries. A simple yet charming Café, an awesome place to meet with friends to enjoy the excellent coffee, good service and lively atmosphere. Tell: 011 884 5996 Email: PANINI BROTHERS The story of The Panini Brothers is pretty simple, The Panini Brothers was founded in 2013 by Italian brothers and a good friend. The concept was aimed at mimicking the classic Italian concept of coffee bars and delis. Fresh simple home-made Italian goodness! 011 783 5438 THE SQUIRES LOFT Founded in 1977, Squires Loft has endured the test of time due to the uncompromising quality, ageing process and uniquely basted beef. 011 783 8562

Premium champagne & cocktail lounge in the heart of Sandton Cnr Fredman Drive & Gwen Lane Sandton 2128, Johannesburg 011 783 2316

The Baron Group is a professional entertainment group that is managed and operated by a team of dynamic professionals. We ensure that quality and service to our clientele is fast and efficient, and of the highest standard. Shop 11, 24 Central, Gwen lane, Sandown Tel: 011 883 8416 • Email: Trading hours: 12 pm till late


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he Squires Loft has returned to the Johannesburg dining scene with the re launch of The Squires Loft at the Parkhurst Square in November last year and more recently the opening of the branch at 24 Central in Sandton.

“MORE RECENTLY THE OPENING OF THE BRANCH AT 24 CENTRAL IN SANDTON” Founded in 1977, Squires Loft has endured the test of time due to the uncompromising quality, ageing process and uniquely basted beef.

“UNCOMPROMISING QUALITY, AGEING PROCESS AND UNIQUELY BASTED BEEF.” The menu now features some innovative signature steaks such as the The Pate, which is grilled fillet topped with duck liver pate, a red wine jus and a dusting of truffle powder, to go with the old-time favourite meat grills.

“NOW FEATURES SOME INNOVATIVE SIGNATURE STEAKS” For seafood lovers there is a choice of fresh Scottish salmon and kingklip. The menu also extends to a well composed wine list with the addition of selected cellar wines

and older vintages. An extensive single malt whiskey collection is also available.

“EXTENDS TO A WELL COMPOSED WINE LIST WITH SOME MAGNIFICENT BLACK AND WHITE PICTURES BY A LOCAL ARTIST.” The ambiance retains a luxury “loft” feel, with double volume, exposed brickwork, solid teak floors, comfortable leather seating and some magnificent black and white pictures by a local artist, Philemon Hlungwani.

“LUNCH TRADE IS ABUZZ WITH LAWYERS AND BANKERS ENJOYING A POWER LUNCH” The location finds itself in the heart of the Sandton CBD and lunch trade is abuzz with lawyers and bankers enjoying a power lunch. To round off a true steakhouse experience the mouth-watering desserts are a must; white chocolate cheese cake crusted with praline or delectable baklava home-made ice cream, to name but a few. Squires Loft also caters for all your year-end functions, offering an exciting menu and delicious cocktails. Shop 2, 24 Central Gwen Lane, Sandton 011 783 8562 Hello Johannesburg October 2013


SHOPPING For All Your Shopping Needs

JEWELLERY AMERICAN SWISS Shop u60, Upper level, Sandton City Shopping Centre, Rivonia Road, Sandton 011 685 1434

CHARLES GREIG Shop U34, Upper Mall, Hyde Park Corner, Hyde Park 011 325 4477

American Swiss first opened its doors in Cape Town in 1896. Now, 115 years later, we are South Africa’s leading jeweller, with stores located across the country and Southern Africa. Throughout our history, American Swiss has been at the cutting edge of jewellery trends, complementing the hottest look of the time with the luxury and brilliance of fine quality diamond jewellery and watches.

ELEGANCE JEWELLERS Melrose Arch, Melrose 011 684 1380

ARTHUR KAPLAN Shop U30, Sandton City Shopping Centre, Rivonia Road, Sandton 011 783 4637 Arthur Kaplan is the largest independent luxury jewellery and watch retailer in South Africa. With decades-long history of excellence, Arthur Kaplan is anything but old fashioned. Maintaining the traditions of precision, quality and personalized service in a chic, contemporary environment we offer discerning clients exactly what they desire. BELLAGIO JEWELLERS Shop 55, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton 011 883 6747




Founded as a family business in 1967, Elegance Jewellers can be considered one of the country’s leading fine jewellery merchants, offering the most coveted jewels, impeccable service and a stylish shopping environment ideal for the urban Johannesburg consumer. Offering a curated collection of the best local and international design, Elegance boutiques showcase products from global brands including Cartier, Montblanc and TAG Heuer, in addition to offering their own signature range of beautiful jewellery. FORMA VIVA Shop U43, Eastgate Centre, Bradford Road, Bedfordview 011 616 6708 JENNA CLIFFORD Morningside, Sandton 011 523 6600 The Jenna Clifford brand was born of a passion for the art and craftsmanship of jewellery and a love of the power of human expression.

BROWNS JEWELLERS Shop 147, Rosebank Mall 011 447 8091 Established in 1992, Jenna Clifford is a South African success story that is as much about people who wear her creations as it is about Jenna herself. As BRYANSTON JEWLELLERS a designer of bespoke jewellery, Jenna’s Shop U26, Nicolway story is uniquely interwoven with that Bryanston of her customers. 011 463 3172 MARK GOLD JEWELS 8 The High Street, Melrose Arch Bryanston Jewellers is a discerning 011 684 2985 independent retail jewellery pany that has been quietly building its reputation as one of the most ROMA JEWELLERS versatile jewellers in Johannesburg. Shop L01, Lower Level, The company has established itself as Michelangelo Towers Mall,Sandton a niche manufacturer and import of 011 783 1265 exclusive platinum, gold and diamond jewelry. The company’s success lies in its commitment to offering clientele a WORLDS FINEST WATCHES distinctive and exquisite selection of Shop L52, Nelson Mandela Square, both classical and contemporary jewelSandton. 011 784 0203 lery and watches.





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PANORAMA FLEA MARKET Panorama Flea Market, situated off Klipriver Drive, Mulbarton, is the busiest flea market in the south of Johannesburg. With almost 400 stalls and live entertainment, this is the best way to spend your weekend! We will look after your children while you enjoy the market, entertainment or our beer garden. Apart from clothing, jewellery and the normal type of flea market stalls, the food stalls will cater for every taste. Live Entertainment every Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays, from 12pm - 3pm. EVERY SUNDAY T-REX THE MECHANICAL BULL IS HERE FOR YOU TO RIDE, 9AM - 4PM. FOR MORE INFORMATION, OPENING TIMES AND BOOKING DETAILS CONTACT THEM ON 011 682 2222 OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE WWW.PANORAMASA.COM

BLU BIRD WHOLE FOOD MARKET Having being Johannesburg’s first ever food market, the Blu bird

whole food market is truly one of kind. Open every Sunday from 9:00-14:00, there is a large variety of food to choose from and the best and freshest of fare. So if you are looking for fresh and organic food stuff make your way to this awesome market. FOR MORE INFORMATION, OPENING TIMES AND BOOKING DETAILS CONTACT 011 479 6000 OR VISIT WWW.WHOLEMARKETS.COM

24 CENTRAL SHOPPING CENTRE 24 Central, situated on the corner of Gwen Lane and Fredman Drive in the heart of Sandton CBD is undoubtedly one of Joburg’s leading dining, entertainment and social destinations. With a selection of great restaurants, cocktails bars, coffee shops and even home to Joburg’s longest running and best nightclub – Taboo, this Uber Chic centre is a must visit destination for any local or international visit to Jozi. FOR MORE INFORMATION, OPENING TIMES AND BOOKING DETAILS CONTACT THEM ON 011 784 1242 OR VISIT WWW.24CENTRAL.CO.ZA



smoothness, enhanced strength and condition while being frizz free and humidity proofed.

The magic of the Wet Brush in in the specially formulated Intelliflex bristles. Intelliflex bristles are thin, strong and very flexible. The adaptive flexibility on Intelliflex eleiminates all tugging, tearing, pulling and ripping. No split ends, no hair loss. It provides healthy brushing and detangling, creating the perfect transition from wash to style.

. *Please note: These are retail products that get sold once the service has been done and usually are only sold by those salons that do our treatment.

Brasil Cacau products are avail able at selected salons nation wide, call 0860 009 908 for more information.


Is a sulphate-free, paraben free and colour-safe shampoo for all hair types and is excellent for dry, damaged hair. The shampoo gently cleanses the hair while weightlessly replenishing moisture and protecting the hair from environmental elements.

• Brasil Cacau Anti Frizz Sham poo (290ml) – retail price: R275,00 • Brasil Cacau Anti Frizz Condi tioner (290ml) – retail price: R275,00

Wet Brush Classics – retail price: R110,00 each

• The Wet Brush is available at selected salons nationwide, call 0860 009 908 for more information.


Instantly repairs and adds elasticity to dry, damaged frizzy hair. Excellent finisher for added shine and protection, enhanced fragrance.


• Agadir products are avail able at selected salons nationwide,call 0860 009 908 for more information.

It is a reconstruction treatment that aligns hair cuticles. The result is hair infused with incredible shine,

Macadamia products are available at selected salons nationwide, call 0860 009 908 for more information. • Macadamia Rejuvenat ing Shampoo (300ml) – retail price: R225,00

Agadir Argan Oil Spray Treatment (150ml) – retail price: R275,00

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PHUMULA SPA With a name meaning ‘rest’ in Zulu, at the Phumula Spa you are sure to feel rejuvenated. Located in the leafy Rosebank, within the Hyatt Regency Johannesburg hotel, this spa is an absolute dream. Offering services in the spirit of ubuntu, the African principle that we are who we are through other people, the powerful healing benefits of South African technique combine with a range of active elements from our hills, valleys, rivers and seas, to provide for your optimal wellbeing with happy, cleansing and restful therapies.



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The Laser Beautique has built a reputation of being the number ONE clinic in South Africa that offers the latest in non-invasive beauty and aesthetic treatments. From state of the art PAIN-FREE laser hair removal, to PAIN-FREE Laser Lipolysis, Laser Face Lifting, Laser Skin tightening, Laser Skin Rejuvenation as well as two of our newest laser treatments. At The Laser Beautique our focus is on products that are true to their labels, product innovation, commitment to technological advances and the flexibility to respond quickly to our clients needs. For more information, opening times and booking details con-


ensure that your needs are met and your expectations exceeded as you enjoy a Day of African Rejuvenation with the “Mowana Makoya Journey” or Indulge your senses with the “Mowana Time-Out Pamper”



The Mowana Spa, which takes its name from the majestic Baobab Tree of African Lore and Legend, offers wellness journeys based on Tribal Massage in keeping with the healing spirit of the “Tree of Life”.

For more information, opening times and booking details contact them on 011 280 1234 or email them on


Set in the tranquil bushveldgardens of the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Sandton; the Mowana Spa is a wellness sanctuary which will revive your senses, rejuvenate your body and soothe your soul.

The Spa Afrique Day Hydro is nestled in the heart of Northcliff, Johannesburg, and as the name suggests, is decorated in true African-style. The design and colours used depict the unique landscape and wildlife of the African continent. Whether one comes for a Full Day Package, a Half Day Package, a group booking, one of the themed Spafari Treatments or for just a simple “eyebrow shape” Spa Afrique promises friendly service, professionalism and a wealth of knowledge in the industry, ultimately a highly enjoyable day provided by highly qualified staff. For more information, opening times and booking details contact them on 011 678 5237 or visit their website

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“KEEPING WITH THE HEALING SPIRIT OF THE “TREE OF LIFE”.” Drawing on the wisdom of Africa, the Mowana Spa Baobab Signature Product Range harnesses the natural moisturising properties of the Baobab Kernel which produces arich, golden oil used for centuries by African Women to protect their beautiful skins against the harsh African Sun.

“HARNESSES THE NATURAL MOISTURISING PROPERTIES OF THE BAOBAB KERNEL” Our commitment to service excellence and Staff Empowerment through training and mentoring will

The MOWANA SPA –only 15km’s from Sandton … A MILLION MILES AWAY ! 011 840 6600 WWW.MOWANASPA.COM


SPAS & GROOMING Sandton 011 883 8184

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The Fairlawns Spa subscribes to a holistic approach to wellness. Only the finest products have been chosen, with the main ranges being Elemis, Dermalogica and Guinot, as well as a selection of traditional South East Asian treatments which use natural spices, clays and oils. TANAZ 51 Corlett Drive, Illovo 011 786 2976/9 Indulge in world-class treatments and services in a spacious, relaxed environment.The Tanaz ethos is all about great hair, a great team and a fantastic service. We pride ourselves on offering fashion forward styling where the treatment and condition of your hair is as important as your experience. BIJAN SALON Shop 24B, Banking Mall, Sandton City 011 783 9811/2 BONTLE BUHLE HAIR SALON Shop 105, Randridge Mall Randpark Ridge 011 792 9861 CARLTON HAIR INTERNATIONAL Sandton City, Banking Mall Rivonia Rd, Sandton 011 783 3309 CREW MENS GROOMING Shop L47A, Nelson Mandela Square,

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one from each Region of the City,” explains the Mayor.

uring these tough economic times and the global financial downturn we are seeing many NGO’s suffer as funding from international donors begins to dry up. In a drive to raise funds for the Johannesburg Mayoral Aids Fund that supports various HIV/Aids-related charities and organisations, the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) is hosting its annual Mayoral Charity Golf Day this Friday, 30 August at the Houghton Golf Club. The event will be hosted by the Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, Clr Mpho Parks Tau, who says, “This is the 9th Mayoral Golf Day. The event presents a perfect opportunity for Joburg’s businesses and civil society to join in the war against the Aids pandemic.” The Mayoral Aids Fund is a conduit through which contributions and donations are distributed to those in need, such as orphans, the elderly, child-headed households and NGO’s dealing with people who are affected and infected with HIV/Aids. “Our goal remains that of seeking to change behaviour, and mitigate circumstances and conditions of those affected and infected,” says Clr Tau.



The funds raised at last year’s golf day will be handed to the beneficiaries at a dinner on Friday evening, after the golf day. Beneficiaries are selected based on their needs, by a committee consisting of the seven Regional Offices of the CoJ. “We requested each of the Regions to identify three potential beneficiaries, of which the committee chose

Beneficiaries selected include Philisa Isizwe Foundation, Family Worship Centre Hospice, Thusano Home-based-care Centre, Bethesda Caregivers, Gladmag, Khanyisani Home Based Care, and Hospital Hill Community Project. The Mayoral Aids Fund was established in 2005 to generate funds to support community programmes and projects for vulnerable groups, thereby improving the lives of people infected and affected with HIV/Aids. Since then, the Mayoral Golf Day has raised over R10 million for beneficiaries. This initiative is supported by the Johannesburg Aids Council (JAC). JAC, similar to the national and provincial Aids Councils, was established in November 2001 to advise the City on Aids-related issues and campaigns, and to mobilise communities to support fund-raising and awareness programmes.

In the last few years South Africa has become home to the world’s biggest programme of HIV prevention and ARV treatment, ensuring greater awareness, fighting stigma and discrimination, and upholding the rights of individuals infected. The Mayor says the City is an avid advocate for this broader HIV/Aids campaign. “We care deeply about our citizens, and with the Mayoral Golf Day the City visibly demonstrates its support in fighting this disease,” he says.



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restored and has been made into a museum. You are now able to see how this great leader once lived and have a first-hand experience at his living space. The Satagraha House is also a guest house, thus now you can enjoy the tranquillity and serenity of the house in an over-night stay.

Why not visit one of the galleries with the longest art history in South Africa, the Goodman Gallery. With its main focus on artists from South Africa, the African continent, and other countries who engage in a dialogue with the African context. You can enjoy exhibitions by numerous awesome artists, in a wonderful space. FOR MORE INFORMATION, OPENING TIMES AND BOOKING DETAILS CONTACT THEM ON 011 788 1113

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Located at the University of Witwatersrand’s medical School campus in Parktown is the Adler Museum of Medicine. The main aim of the museum is to preserve the history of the health sciences in South Africa. The museum contains a wide variety of collections and in valuable and interesting objects. You will also find historical medical documents, videos, sculptures and pictures. There is also a library, containing rare books. The museum also hosts regular exhibitions, talks and film screenings, so keep an eye out on their website, for regular updates. For more information, opening times and booking details contact them on 011 717-2081 or visit their website

THE SATYAGRAHA HOUSE The Satyagraha House is the house that the great Mohandas Gandhi once lived in while in South Africa. Situated in the neighbourhood of Orchards in Johannesburg, the house has now been renovated and



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THE JOHANNESBURG ZOO If you are looking for a family, funfilled day, then make your way to The Johannesburg Zoo. The Joburg Zoo is one of the most popular local and tourist attractions situated in the leafy northern suburb of Johannesburg. The Joburg Zoo houses over 320 species of animals, totaling about 2000 animals. The Joburg Zoo is open to the public 364 days a year, including Christmas, New Years and Easter holidays. So pack your picnic basket, gather the family and enjoy a day out at the zoo during the beautiful months of spring. FOR MORE INFORMATION, OPENING TIMES AND BOOKING DETAILS CONTACT THEM ON 011 646 2000 OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE WWW.JHBZOO.ORG.ZA


Located near the bird park at Montecasino is where you will find the largest helium balloon and billboard on the continent. The balloon rises high above the Fourways landscape,




AN AFRICAN ADVENTURE and has an underground cable it is tethered to. The cable is released slowly via a sophisticated engine and coil system, and uses safe helium gas, which is lighter than air. Balloon rides last approximately 15 minutes and offer breath-taking and panoramic views of Johannesburg, Sandton, Northcliff Hill and the Magaliesburg. So whether you simply want to soar above the clouds, or have something a little more elaborate, like a marriage proposal on your mind... The Hyundai Balloon has something for you. FOR MORE INFORMATION, OPENING TIMES AND BOOKING DETAILS CONTACT THEM ON 083 626 1477 OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE WWW.MONTECASINO.CO.ZA

PETSDAY CELEBRATION Enjoy this Petsday Celebration with your pet on this 5 October 2013. Take your pet for a walk, or why not enter one of the awesome competitions; Pets Blessings or Dog Cake Bake Competition. Or you can enter Master Dog Look Alike Competition or enter Poop Scoop Competition, where the Winner will be entered into Innovation Summit Product competition 2014. There is so much to enjoy like Many more stalls, restaurant serving `My Pet and I for Lunch`. FOR MORE INFORMATION, OPENING TIMES AND BOOKING DETAILS CONTACT THEM ON THE COMPUTICKET WEBSITE WWW.COMPUTICKET.COM


MB WineX 2013, South Africa’s premier wine show has been running for 14 years. It takes place at Sandton Convention Centre on 23 to 25 October, and as the thousands of WineX patrons have come to know since its inception in 2000, RMB WineX is about having the greatest range of wines, varietals and wine styles at your fingertips – in one place, on one night. RMB WineX is the wine happening of the year where winemakers talk about their passion, fashionistas seek out the maverick garagistes, and Jozi wine lovers meet to socialise en masse over a glass of good wine. There’s

glassware and gadgets, olives and oils, artists and artisans, vintage and vibey. Shop ‘til you drop and fill your cellars with best-sellers. Watch the website for all your need to know. Only at WineX. RMB WineX 2013: Dates: Wednesday 23 to Friday 25 October 2013 Venue: The Pavilion, Sandton Convention Centre, Maude Street, Sandton Time: 17h00 to 21h00 each night Bookings: Book online via or call 0861 915 8000. Use the “Print at home” facility for easy access to tickets.

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LEISURE ACTIVITIES AMUSEMENT PARKS & ZOOS GOLD REEF CITY THEME PARK Corner Northern Parkway, Ormonde 011 248 5000 MONTECASINO BIRD GARDEN Corner William Nicol Drive & Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways 011 511 1864 For great family entertainment, come and experience the wonder of the Montecasino Bird Gardens - the only bird park of its kind in Africa and Jo’burg’s best kept secret.

ADVENTURE GOLF Fourways Mall Shopping Centre, William Nicol Drive, Fourways 011 788 3282


Adventure Golf at the Fourways Mall Shopping Centre in Sandton, Gauteng, has been there for 14 years and has been enjoyed by thousands of people. It has 3 courses, consisting of 9 holes each. eet Joburg, a company which connects single professionals JOZI X Corner Main Road & Slone Street, with like-minded individuals through Bryanston events, has evolved into a popular 082 456 2358 networking model which is now


being replicated for different profiles around SA. Launched early 2011, Meet Joburg organises monthly events around the city which not Here, you can wander along enchanted only allow locals to enjoy exclusive walkways within magnificent gardens and marvel at a variety of colourful adventures and outings, but to meet birds, mammals, reptiles and unusual similarly curious and experience-seekanimals from around the world. ing single individuals. According to co-founder Suzette Leal, the platform In our walk-through Aviary, you’ll find over 60 species of birds including Scarnow has over 1500 members, with let Ibises, Royal Starlings and Nicobar between 4-6 new member applicaBeing powered by Pure Rush Industries, pigeons, reptiles and small mammals, tions every day. The company orgaJozi X is following the tradition of with smaller antelope wandering freely nises events around specific themes: offering exclusive activities to South in the undergrowth. Africans, looking for adventure. Restaurants & Dining; Sports; Arts & Culture and Adventure, and Leal says The park has been specifically designed SANTARAMA MINILAND that they hold up to eight events a to cater for 5 to 75 year olds, so you 183 Rosettenville Rd, Pioneer Park, month - all of which are always fully have no excuse! Rosettenville booked within days of the invites 011 435 0543 DIRT RYDERS being sent out. Farm ME 12B Pelindaba Rd, Lanseria 071 677 8673 LORY PARK ZOO 180/1 Kruger Road, President Park, Midrand “Take off your shoes, relax, enjoy, have 011 315 7307 a braai and rewind mind and soul. Just arrive or book for your next party, teambuilding or outing! Lory Park is a sanctuary and haven to a huge variety of Wildlife. The Zoo is situCome join the Dirty Ryders Team for a ated in Midrand, Johannesburg , that day, entertainment beginning with kids was once a host to many indigenous and adults go-karts, maybe you decide Fauna and Flora. Over time the impact paintball or volleyball is more your chalof man-made hazards on our environlenge. No need to worry about the little ment, often through ignorance and a ones,theirr playcentre ensures amuselack of understanding, has been the ment for all those growing minds. Pony cause of numerous wildlife casualties. rides for the more adventurous kids and a swimming pool for the sizzling OUTDOOR ADVENTURE and exhausted folks.” TOYOTA MTN CYCLE PARK Main Road, Bryanston 083 725 BIKE (2453) The First Mountain Bike Park Designers, Builders and Operators in South Africa. Established in 2000, the team has been imagineering little pieces of riding heaven internationally ever since.


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“Our tagline is ‘outsource your social life,’ as we essentially do the organising for people who are too busy to do it themselves, but who still want to meet interesting people and discover new activities and places,” explains Leal. “Unlike Internet dating, which has been successful in terms of numbers, it’s not successful in actually connecting like-minded people. Also, with internet dating and speed dating there is a connotation of desperation, which is partly why these models haven’t worked.” Meet Joburg, however, has a remarkable 70% success rate, says Suzette, in terms of forming relationships – which are either romantic, platonic, or business-oriented. Either way, these relationships are enhancing people’s lives and allowing them to feel intimately connected and part of a community. Suzette and co-founder Matilda Loots have replicated their model to form Meet Gayburg and Meet Gay Town, both of which they have sold 49% stakes in. Meet Durban and Meet Cape Town are also currently being developed into franchises. The business partners, who are also longtime friends from their university days, also plan to start new divisions in the company

in the form of Meet Miniburg, Meet Teenburg, Meet Mini Town and Meet Teen Town – platforms which will allow young children and teenagers to connect in Joburg and Cape Town. “This platform is not just onedimensional,” adds Leal. “It fulfils a number of societal needs and desires – whether they be for friendship, romance, socialising, seeing new parts of your city, or simply to have a good time.” Previous events include a party held inside a converted prison, river rafting, moonlight picnics, limo party, Halloween party, go-karting, bungee jumping, theme dinners , cooking classes and sushi-making evenings. “For thrill seekers, food lovers and adventurous spirits, there will be no shortage of options once you are part of our network,” says Mathilda Loots. “We invite anyone to join and become involved in this growing community!” To become a member, visit: and complete the application process. If successful, you will be invited to your first obligation-free event. Should you enjoy the experience of your first event, you can sign up to become a member for R1, 200. Membership is valid for a year and guarantees you two invitations per month. The cost of events are standardised at around R300 – R350 per person per event.




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GOLD REEF CITY CASINO Corner Northern Parkway, Ormonde 011 248 5000

MONTECASINO Corner William Nicol Drive & Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways 011 510 7995

Just 8 kilometres from the centre of Johannesburg lies the world famous yet uniquely South African Gold Reef City. With its magnificent Theme Park offering the widest range of features and attractions in Africa and the exhilarating Casino complex, alive with the excitement, buzz and energy of Jozi, this is where Jozi comes to play, relax and more! Visitors return time and time again to experience its world class facilities, from indulging in one of the many restaurants, taking in a show at the Theatre, the excitement of gaming, experiencing a 4D movie to the thrill of the rides Ideally situated with Johannesburg’s business district just 10 minutes away, Sandton City a comfortable 20 minutes drive, OR Tambo International Airport 20 minutes away and easy access onto the national highways’ network, this truly is the heart of Jozi.

Montecasino first opened its doors on 30 November 2000 and expanded in May 2007 with the addition of the open air Piazza and Teatro.

EMPERORS PALACE 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park, Johannesburg 011 928 1000 Conveniently situated alongside O.R. Tambo International Airport, Emperors Palace Hotel Casino Convention and Entertainment Resort combines timeless classical elegance and sheer excitement. With luxurious accommodation in four unique hotels, a glorious health and beauty spa, a magnificent casino with unparalleled gaming enjoyment, the finest in dining options, spectacular entertainment choices, a retail concourse, world class conference facilities, and impeccable service, Emperors Palace has it all. Come to Emperors Palace. Come to the Palace of Dreams!

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Montecasino’s Piazza, which is slightly smaller than a rugby field and modeled on a typical Italian piazza features several restaurants where visitors can dine al fresco, and enjoy the mesmerizing musical fountain displays. The Piazza also features the SunSquare Hotel, aimed at the modern business tourist, the Montecasino Ballroom which can accommodate 400 people seated banquet style, and the spectacular Teatro at Montecasino, which opened with the legendary stage production ‘The Lion King’. THE MARCO POLO Legacy Corner, 5th Street, Sandton 011 783 4182 The Marco Polo is an upmarket Gambling and Entertainment Destination located on 5th Street, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton. Parking is available in the Nelson Mandela Square Parkade, off 5th Street with walk in access directly from the parkade. Alternative parking is available at the Da Vinci Hotel Parkade also on 5th Street. CARNIVAL CITY Corner Century and Elsburg Road , Brakpan 011 898 7000 Carnival City is Gauteng’s premier gaming destination and it’s no wonder as to why. No matter when you arrive, you will be swept up into a world of glittering entertainment and endless opportunities, brought to you via world-class facilities.

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SANSUI SUMMER CUP Dress in “Colour to Conquer”


ohannesburg’s premier equestrian and fashion affair, the sensational SANSUI Summer Cup, proudly hosted by Gauteng, will be more stylish than ever in 2013. The SANSUI Summer Cup is the power, the pace and the pulse of an esteemed legacy of thoroughbred horse racing in Johannesburg which began in 1887. It is a premiere fashion and horse racing event in which the entertainment industry embraces the hustle and bustle of the Golden Region, translating into the galloping hooves of the horses igniting the city’s rhythm and beat. At a dazzling event held on 17th September at 03 Desmond, Kramerville in Sandton, SANSUI Summer Cup launched its campaign and announced its fashion theme for 2013: “Colour to Conquer”. It also introduced its first-ever “Face of SANSUI Summer Cup”, the elegant radio and television presenter and producer Azania Mosaka. Azania Mosaka describes this inaugural collaboration as thrilling. “The SANSUI Summer Cup is everything a stylish day at the races should be, I’m delighted to be the ambassador of this prestigious event and really look forward to “Colour to Conquer” in this powerful expression of stand-out style and glorious colour.” Jane Esterhuizen, Group Marketing Executive of SANSUI in South Africa says: “The SANSUI Summer Cup reflects the qualities that SANSUI, as a globally recognised consumer electronics brand, is known for: quality, aspiration and credibility.” “Gauteng is the home of the SANSUI Summer Cup since the early days of gold discovery in the region. We are a region that aims for pole position in everything that we do and being associated with such a


prestigious event further enhances our standing as the fun, glitz and glamour capital of Africa”, explains Barba Gaoganediwe, spokesperson for Gauteng Tourism.

SANSUI Summer Cup takes place at the Turffontein Racecourse on Saturday, 30 November 2013. This sensational event is stepping up the style stakes by awarding best-dressed honours in four chic categories: BestDressed Woman, Best-Dressed Man, Most Stylish Couple and the Most Striking Hat. The gifted and gorgeous Azania Mosaka will lead the fashion forward in an outfit by official designer of the SANSUI Summer Cup, JJ Schoeman. “For fashion, “Colour to Conquer” is epic,” says esteemed South African women’s wear designer JJ Schoeman. “It’s a dare to be different, step out in full-colour and be brave, bright and beautiful.” “Wearing a hat on race day is a fitting tribute to the sport of kings,” says Dominik Marszalek, Director of The Little Hattery, milliner for SANSUI Summer Cup. “A hat completes your look from head to toe on race day and is sure to grab the attention of the fashion judges.” Adding just the right amount of sparkle to race day is an art that will be overseen with the craftsmanship of Jenna Clifford, designer of bespoke jewellery. “Jewellery is a powerful form of expression. It reflects the personality, taste and even spirituality of the wearer. It’s invaluable when creating a signature style for a beautiful day at the races,” says Clifford. As South Africa’s premier handcrafted jewellery brand, Jenna Clifford is official jeweller to SANSUI Summer Cup. Catch the season’s latest looks and splendid designs on the race day catwalk at the must-see fashion shows from leading names including

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JJ Schoeman, The Little Hattery and Jenna Clifford, Europa Art Shoes, as well as original fashion designed to the “Colour to Conquer” campaign from various young fashion designers. Gauteng will also delight the style set with a fashion show including the designs of David Tlale, among others. Luxury Italian footwear brand, Europa Art Shoes, is our newest partner to the SANSUI Summer Cup – making the expression of sophisticated style easily accessible. And we also welcome on board, The Make-Up Issue, our newest partner providing hair and make-up and Jo Malone, official perfume partner. Michael Varney of Phumelela Gaming & Leisure says, “The SANSUI Summer Cup epitomises the quality and proud heritage of thoroughbred horse racing in Johannesburg. The 2013 campaign captures all the excitement and high stakes that makes the SANSUI Summer Cup a defining event on the national racing

calendar.” With a day and night 12 races affair, the exhilarating main event features top thoroughbreds challenging one another over 2,200 metres for a staggering stake of R2 million. But it isn’t only the thoroughbreds who will run against one another. Racing for charity, 25 celebrities will take to the racecourse in the HiFi Corp Charity Dash, a heated sprint to raise funds for the event’s official charity Rainbows and Smiles – a non-profit organisation providing support to families and caregivers of children diagnosed with cancer. Then there’s the famous “Mo-Kini Sprint”, when some of South Africa’s hottest men swap their kit for “mankinis” in a cheeky dash to do good and raise awareness for Movember SA. Visit www.sansuisummercup. for more information Follow SANSUI Summer Cup: @ sansuisummercup or

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tro rock band The Graeme Watkins Project has released the second muchanticipated album ‘Soldier On’. The 11-track collection is scheduled to hit the shelves in mid-September 2013.


and is on high rotation on many radio stations across South Africa. The third single will be the title track ‘Soldier On’, which has been heard by fans at many shows over the last year and will tie in with the release of the album. Other songs that will be released to



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Devastated by his disappointment in them and desperate to make their father proud, the sisters band together to restore his beloved carriage house which is now dilapidated, unloved and under threat of demolition by the neighbourhood association, and to re-build a family in disarray.


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es Ster Kinekor has managed to do it again! Keeping contemporary and current, remaining modern and innovative, they have decided to launch the Ster Kinekor Digital Cinema. Ster-Kinekor Theatres have announced the complete digital conversion of all its screens across South Africa. A deal with Arts Alliance Media will see Ster-Kinekor’s estate of more than 400 screens converted to digital within the next 12 months.

“STER-KINEKOR ESTATE OF MORE THAN 400 SCREENS CONVERTED TO DIGITAL WITHIN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS” Chief Executive Officer of SterKinekor Theatres, Fiaz Mahomed, said, “Converting to digital is a critical step in the progression of SterKinekor Theatres as we continue to grow our business and continue to lead South Africa’s movie exhibition industry. It is also critical in meeting the very real demand from our valued audiences in seeing the best content on offer in an all-consuming, all entertaining environment. This is an evolving sector and we are com

mitted to continuously improving the consumer experience.”

“THE DIGITAL CINEMA EXPERIENCE IS MORE EFFICIENT AND PROFICIENT AND ALLOWS FOR MORE 3D CONTENT” What is digital cinema you ask? Well for as long back as you can remember movies have been displayed via show reels. ‘A film is a series of still images which, when shown on a screen, creates the illusion of moving images due to phi phenomenon. A film is created by photographing actual scenes with a motion picture camera; by photographing drawings or miniature models using traditional animation techniques; by means of CGI and computer animation.’ Films were originally recorded onto plastic film, which was shown through a movie projector onto a large screen. The digital cinema experience is more efficient and proficient and allows for more 3D content being screened, superior picture quality, new genres of film content and closer alignment of local release dates with international ones. Accompanied with all the above info, the Hello Joburg team got the opportunity to experience the digital cinema for the very first time, at the fabulous Cine Prestige–The ultimate

movie experience, Rosebank, the Zone. We felt very spoiled and intended to take full gain from this occasion. First we chose our treats, however these were not just your average popcorn and smarties. At the prestige you can order real food, you can order platters of snacks or sushi and enjoy a glass of wine with it. It’s essentially about watching a movie in style.

“AT THE PRESTIGE YOU CAN ORDER REAL FOOD, YOU CAN ORDER PLATTERS OF SNACKS OR SUSHI AND ENJOY A GLASS OF WINE WITH IT” Moreover the huge comfortable recliners are heavenly. You can lie down, bring a blanket and watch your movie and even feel like royalty. The chairs are a vast improvement from the normal seating and the regal feel of the cinema creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. Nothing says luxury quite like a relaxed night out where you can put your feet up and have a satisfied belly. Now enough about the aesthetics lets dissect the actual movie watching experience. As previously stated, the projectors in the digital cinema

have been replaced. As well as this Ster-Kinekor is also installing new speakers and audio systems. Every cinema will have Dolby 5.1 surround sound as a minimum and the difference is paramount. The sound is crystal clear you can even hear the sound overhead; it really engulfs the entire cinema and draws you even closer into the film. Although we watched “We’re the Millers” which isn’t exactly a combat, action packed film, the sound and picture quality were still vibrant and well defined. The film “We’re the Millers” Amazingly enough, despite being very stupid, is great, light hearted fun. It’s a genuinely funny comedy. Maybe that has a lot to do with the lead actor, Jason Sudeikis who is brilliantly ridiculous and ludicrous as a drug dealer who is forced to appease a crime of kingpin. (Ed Helms) The leading lady is Americas Sweetheart, Jennifer Aniston, who isn’t such a sweetheart in this film; instead she plays an edgy stripper, and a very beguiling stripper we might add. Together, creating a fake family with their two fake kids (Emma Roberts, Will Poulter) take a trip through Mexico to smuggle drugs. The new Ster Kinekor Digital Cinema (especially the Cine-Prestige) is officially our favorite cinema in Joburg. What a pleasure! What a luxury! By: Bianca Maletsky

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NIGHTLIFE For Those Sleepless Nights..

WHAT’S ON AFTER DARK LIVE MUSIC VENUES KATZY’S The Firs Rosebank, Cnr Oxford Road and Bierman Ave, Rosebank 011 880 3945 There isn’t a night time venue in Joburg that offers quite what Katzy’s does – a place to be seen, and which has resident bands performing five nights a week, the Grillhouse menu, a stellar wine, cocktail and cigar list, and more than 100 different whiskeys, fine cognacs and bourbons to choose from. The newly enlarged Katzy’s, which has a wraparound garden and outdoor area, now caters for lunch. Purpose built as a sophisticated music venue, Katzy’s has the latest stage, sound and audiovisual equipment. The programme includes an exciting line-up of the best local and international artists. BASSLINE 10 Henry Nxumalo Street, Newtown 011-838 9142 Bassline, founded by Brad Holmes, originally opened in 1994 as a small, live music venue in the bohemian suburb of Melville. It rose to prominence as the ultimate live venue to experience South Africa’s finest jazz and Afro-beat, branching out by featuring poetry readings and impromptu funk jam sessions. It was home for all musicians and jazz fans. BEACH BLANKET BOHEMIA Sunninghill Village Shopping Centre Corner Maxwell Drive and Edison Crescent. 011 234 2714

POOL HALLS VSP POOL CLUB 126 Rivonia Road, Sandton 010 590 0961 STONES FOURWAYS Pineslopes Shopping Centre Cnr Witkoppen and The Straight Fourways 011 465 8532 A Stones venue is everything that urban nightlife should be – each store offers dynamic DJs and dance floors


balanced with a sexy and elegant lounge life and slick, friendly service. PADDY’S Canterbury Crossing, corner Bramfischer & Hunter streets Randburg 011 781 3826 Paddy’s Corner has been serving the Randburg community for many years. We specialize in fun times, good food and friendly atmosphere, and our staff offers quality and reliable service you can count on. In addition, our friendly and professional staff is here to answer any questions you may have about our company or our services. Whether you need a casual place to hang out, or catch the game, we have what you need at prices you can afford. At Paddy’s Corner, our goal is to provide you with courteous, expedient, professional service of the highest caliber. JOLLY COOL 4TH Ave Parkhurst 011 327 5883

DINNER DANCE CANTARE DINNER & DANCE Shop U9, Montecasino, Montecasino Blvd Fourways 011 511 0505

24 HOUR DINING ANDICCIO 24 Sandton, Sunninghill, Fourways, Illovo, Greenside, Bryanston, Blackheath 011 783 8802 (Sandton Branch)

From trendsetters to the informal, from insomniacs to the lethargic, from old to young, from contemporary to classical music, from the hungry to the drinkers, and from the adventurous to the faint hearted...Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Catz Pyjamas is the only restaurant in Johannesburg, where you can enjoy a scrumptious meal at any time you choose and the quality will be consistent.

Whether you are looking for an intimate night out or classy dancing experience, Hush is the venue of choice.

MCDONALDS – SANDTON ROCK ‘N ROLL Cnr Grayston Drive & Rivonia Road, Morningside 011 883 0712

Having been around since 2001, you know are guaranteed to have a good time at Vacca Matta. Situated within Montecasino, Fourways this venue has hosted some of the best parties Joburg has to offer, along with awesome corporate events and private bachelor or bachelorette parties. Offering you state of the art lighting, chic and sophisticated furnishings, an awesome sound system and a tasty menu to accompany your fabulous event. Visit the Vacca Matta page for an update of the weekly parties with some of South Africa’s hottest DJs and incredible parties.

TOP NIGHTCLUBS IN JOZI KONG Situated in the heart of trendy Rosebank is Kong which was formerly known as Latinova. Despite the new name it is not entirely new as the décor is still elegant and stylish, with the same nude statues. Nonetheless the reworked venue is still the perfect place to enjoy an evening of cocktails and dancing. So if it is a chic night out that you are looking for, Kong is the place to be.

It’s all about great quality. The chic and trendy interior design of our take away and sit down pizza, coffee and icecream store compliments the creation of the finest pizzas made with only the best ingredients and freshest herbs.

For upcoming events, more information and booking details visit their Facebook page

BITE ME | PICK UP | TOAST IT | WOK TO WALK 126 Rivonia Road, Sandton 0861 666 887 or 011 326 6058

If you find yourself in the Design District in Rosebank, make your way to one of Jozi’s hottest bar and lounge, Hush. The best way to describe this bar and lounge is chic yet intimate and the words which are evoked when talking about this stylish event include sexy, seduction and sophistication. Hosting some of Joburg’s finest parties with the hottest celebrities and DJs, it is definitely the place to be.

CATZ PYJAMAS 12 Main Road, Melville 011 726 8596

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For upcoming events, more information and booking details contact 011 447 0203 CAFÉ VACCA MATTA

For upcoming events, more information and booking details contact 011 511 0511


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Cnr. Bond & Burke Streets, Randburg 011 781 8779

344 Rivonia Blvd, Rivonia 011 807 8722

The Sexiest strip club in the Heart of Randburg! A warm friendly atmosphere with Beautiful South African women to tease and titillate you. Hence the slogan “We aim to Tease”. Come and spoil yourself and your friends. We cater for all functions e.g. bachelor, birthday, office and year-end. If there’s a party, this is the place to be!! Afternoon shows from Tuesday to Friday and Saturday nights non-stop entertainment. DOOR ENTRANCE FEES: Monday and Tuesday evenings from 19h00: R100 Wednesday to Saturday evenings from 19h00: R150. All lunch times Tuesday to Friday lunch from 13h00: R50 OPEN: Monday: 6pm – 2am Tuesday to Friday: 1pm – 2am Saturday: 6pm – 2am


If fine food and first class service in five star surroundings is what you’re about, then the newly revamped Teazers in Rivonia is the place to be. Which doesn’t mean you can’t just pop in for a drink to soak up the party atmosphere. This is the Vegas of revue bars with décor to blow your mind and the friendly staff will always make you feel right at home. Anyway, who knows, you might just get luck and land up with one of the sexiest girls in South Africa naked on your table… THE GRAND Cnr Rivonia Road & 11th Ave, Rivonia 011 234 9593 LUV LAND Tokai Shopping Center, Malibongwe Drive, Ferndale 011 791 0108 Adult sex toy store.

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MOTORING The Best Cars To Take You Through Jozi



engine driving the front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox. The extended list of features in the new model boasts a host of standard equipment only found in much bigger and more expensive cars. These include aircon, power windows, sound system with front and rear speakers and a full-size spare wheel, to name a few.


new, hi-specced car that outperforms everything in its class as far as performance and standard equipment go, has been launched on the local market by Geely South Africa. The new Geely GC2 is a hi-specced hatch powered by a modern 1ℓ

Pricing is pegged at R89 900 (including VAT) for the new 1ℓ GC2 GB, which INCLUDES aircon and all of the features mentioned (a direct competitor with a smaller engine starts at the same price, but excludes air conditioning). All Geely models are covered by a 3-year / 100 000 km warranty, while optional service plans are also available.



oyota’s commitment to achieving the highest safety standards is yielding excellent results with both the new Auris and RAV4 being awarded the top five-star rating by the independent testing organisation Euro NCAP. They are among the first models to reach the standard under the tougher test criteria introduced for 2013.


Launched in SA at the beginning of this year, the Auris maintains Toyota’s reputation for delivering high stan-



aking its South African debut at the 2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show in October, the Ford Evos Concept embodies the company’s new global design language while providing a glimpse at front end of the car there is also a series of design features that help reduce the risk of injury to pedestrians, while maintaining a low, stylish bonnet line. The Toyota’s five-star rating was gained with scores of 92 per cent for adult occupant protection, 84 per cent for child occupant protection, 68 per cent for pedestrian protection and 66 per cent for safety assist features.

dards of passive and active safety. It is the first compact/family hatchback to gain Euro NCAP’s five-star rating under the more stringent 2013 testing programme. As standard, Auris is equipped with ABS with EBD and brake assist as well as a full complement of airbags including driver, front passenger and side airbags. Selected models include Vehicle Stability Control, curtain airbags and a driver’s knee airbag as part of the standard package. In the event of an impact, Auris’s bodyshell has been engineered to absorb and channel energy forces away from the cabin. Around the

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The new, fourth generation Toyota RAV4 is the first SUV to gain a fivestar rating under Euro NCAP’s 2013 test programme, its safety performance building on the achievements of its predecessors. (The new RAV4 went on sale locally in April of this year.) This model has an impact-absorbing, multi-load path body construction that helps safeguard occupants in the event of a collision. It goes beyond the provisions of the previous model with a new seat design that helps reduce the risk of whiplash injury. Across the range ABS with EBD and

Ford’s future technology highlighted by the use of cloud computing to enhance the driving experience. Created as a bespoke concept vehicle, the fastback introduces Ford’s new global design language as the momentum of the company’s One Ford product plan continues to build. brake assist as well as Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) is standard. There is also a comprehensive suite of standard passive safety kit comprising no fewer than seven airbags, including driver and passenger front airbags, a knee airbag for the driver, twin-chamber front side airbags and curtain shield airbags. The car tested was a mid-grade 2.2 D-4D diesel all-wheel drive model (equivalent to an SA-spec 2.2 D-4D GX). It scored 89 per cent for adult occupant protection, 82 per cent for child occupant protection, 66 per cent for pedestrian protection and 66 per cent for safety assist features.

EVENT SERVICES For All Your Party / Event Requirements.

Audio-Visiual LAMPRO AUDIO Professional sound, light and AV equipment rentals and installations. THE SHATTERED GLASS GROUP 011 948 9291 Integrated technical services, lighting, show control, indoor/outdoor stages. SONIC VISION 074 125 0324 Sounds, lights, DJs, décor for hire: shade tents, geo domes and stretch tents

Décor 3DDECO AND DOMES 0861 333 326 Geodesic domes and custom-designed stretch fabric innovative décor.



SIMPLE CANDLES Lea: 028 810 5929 These stunning candles change colour when you light them! MADELEINE DANIEL ORIENTAL RUG GALLERY 011 786 1765 Consultant and direct importer of Persian and Oriental fine silk, tribal and nomadic rugs.

Furniture Rental FIRST IMPRESSIONS 087 3531057

Party Equipment

STAR CASTLES 011 679 5696

M&M HIRING 011 334 3538

Adults and kids entertainment, jumping castles, mechanical bulls, gladiator’s slides and more!

Unique furniture for purchase or hire LOUNGE SOCIETY 073 927 9143 Lounge, cocktail, banquet and conference furniture for rental. In-house custom manufacturing and branding.

Fully fledged hiring services to the catering and private function industry, supplying equipment throughout the African continent.


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TRAVEL Hotels / Conference / Travel

HOTELS 20 WEST EXECUTIVE APARTMENTS & HOTEL 20 West Road South, Morningside 011 290 9600 20 West Executive Apartments is located in the heart of Sandton. This luxury & modern establishment boasts over 160 apartments offering the conveniences of a hotel. 93 ON JAN SMUTS 93 Jan Smuts Ave, Saxonwold 011 646 5016 / 011 021 4070 AIRPORT SUN INTERCONTINENTAL O.R. Tambo International Airport Kempton Park 011 961 5400 Meticulously restored, revitalised and modernised – the 1950’s Ascot Hotel is once again open to the public – taking urban-chic to a whole new level. The Bistro also offers unique Jazz evenings – which is real soul food for all! Watch this space for details.

ASCOT BOUTIQUE HOTEL 59 Grant Avenue, Norwood 011 483 3371 BALALAIKA HOTEL 20 Maude Str, Sandown, Sandton 011 322 5000 BIRCHWOOD HOTEL Viewpoint Str, Bartlett, Boksburg, O. R. Tambo Airport 011 897 0000 CITY LODGE SANDTON Morningside Cnr Hill & Rivonia Roads, Morningside, Sandton 011 884 9500 D’OREALE GRANDE HOTEL 64 Jones Str, Jet Park, Kempton Park 086 077 7900 EMERALD HOTEL Emerald Resort & Casino, 777 Frikkie Meyer, Boulevard, Vanderbijlpark

016 982 8000 ENGEDI Plot 22, Protea Ridge Road/Honingklip Road, Kromdraai 011 589 3495 EnGedi is a multi-purpose venue oasis tucked away in The Cradle of Humankind. EnGedi’s dedicated team, is here to make your experience at this venue, a memorable one. FAIRLAWNS BOUTIQUE HOTEL Alma Rd. / Off Bowling Ave, Morningside Manor, Sandton 011 804 2540/1/2 The Fairlawns is a very unique, exclusive, up-market sanctuary for today’s traveler, be that business or leisure. GARDEN COURT EASTGATE Ernest Oppenheimer Ave, Bruma 011 622 0570 HOTEL APOLLO 158 Bram Fisher Drive, Randburg 011 787 5434 HYATT REGENCY 191 Oxford Rd, Rosebank 011 280 1234 INDABA William Nicol Drive, Fourways 011 840 6600 KEDAR COUNTRY HOTEL, CONFERENCE CENTRE & SPA Muldersdrift Estate, 69 Drift Boulevard (R114), Muldersdrift 011 950 6000


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MISTY HILLS COUNTRY HOTEL, CONFERENCE CENTRE & SPA 69 Drift Boulevard, Muldersdrift 011 950 6000 In rustic serenity, only 15min from Lanseria airport, Misty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa lies nestled at the foothills of the Swartkop Mountains, on the threshold of the beautiful Kromdraai valley - a World Heritage site known as The Cradle of Humankind. PEERMONT METCOURT 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park 011 977 9299 RADISSON BLU HOTEL Cnr Rivonia Rd & Daisy Street Benmore, Sandton 011 245 8000 SAINT GEORGE HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTRE 58 Old Pretoria, Kempton Park Rd Rietvleidam 011 316 5541/2 Situated 20min from O.R Tambo International Airport, the hotel is secluded with its lush green gardens and classical Greek influenced buildings. Whether you are attending a conference or banquet, make Saint George Hotel your kingdom of work or rest in relaxation. SANDTON SUN AND TOWERS Cnr No 5 & Alice Ave, Sandton 011 780 5000 www.sandtonsun& SHUMBA VALLEY LODGE Pelindaba Rd, Lanseria 011 790 8000


Tel: +27 (0)11 290 9600 | Email: 20 West Road South | Morningside| Sandton

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The Monarch Hotel is conveniently located in Rosebank in Johannesburg’s northern suburbs and will in August again open its doors to guests after the recent refurbishments. Combining the old world charm of this building, which was constructed in the 1930s and used as a post office until the nineties, with contemporary style, cuisine and amenities the Monarch Hotel offers the complete hospitality experience.

167 Oxford Road, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa • 011 341 2000 •

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INFORMATION USEFUL NUMBERS 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 Inquires: 1023

EMERGENCY NUMBERS Police: 10111 Ambulance: 10177 Fire: 1022 Disaster Management: 011 928-6454

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: 011 475-0294 Foreign Exchange and Foreign currency may be exchanged at any commercial bank or Foreign Exchange Bureau, including American Express, Bidvest and First National Bank.

BANKS Bidvest Bank: 011 390-1040 ( Master Card: 0800 990-418 ( Visa Card: 0800 990-475 (

TRANSPORT Gautrain: 0800 428 87246 ( Europcar: 0861 131 000 ( Quick Cab: 086 166 5566 (

Cuelet Car Hire proudly offers the most affordable rates for long term car rental in Johannesburg (Gauteng), South Africa.We specialize in affordable, reliable long-term car rentals.

Group A: Chevy Spark Monthly rate: R 4 850 Group B: Chevy Spark Monthly rate: R4 650 All inclusive: Toyota Tazz and Mazda 323: Monthly Rate: R3 750


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Est. 1877

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