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A wealth of good taste in the heart of Sandton

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True To Taste Village View is a stylish and sophisticated Shopping Centre, located in the very heart of Bedfordview on the Corner of Kloof & Van Buuren Roads. Village View boasts almost 40 handpicked tenants who are chosen for their attention to detail, uncompromising quality and appeal to those with discerning taste. Village View is the ultimate convenient shopping centre with a wide range of stores and a delectable assortment of restaurants, enjoying superb visibility and ample free parking. Village View has just seen the successful launch of the new Weylandts Home Outfitters store and Rain. Mid October sees the opening of another world class restaurant, called Fireroom Sushi and Grill which already has ignited curiosity. The bar will be raised even further with an innovative new addition to the menu set to surprise all which will launch exclusively at Fireroom Sushi and Grill at Village View. Village View is set to transform in the near future with an expansion and full refurbishment, enhancing its stature as the crown jewel of Bedfordview.

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UPFRONT 3 PUBLISHER’S NOTE 4 CALENDAR 6 HELLO JOBURG ONLINE 8 LIFESTYLE Jozi-isms: we love our local language Hello News: quick news for people on the move


The Bull Run: a wealth of good taste in the heart of Sandton



12 NEIGHBOURHOODS Welcome to Sandton CBD


Spring into your summer body with our fitness must-haves

19 BEAUTY AND WELLNESS Bianca’s lust list

Spring clean your beauty routine Top five spring fitness must-try’s

25 22 DINING OUT Restaurant of the Month: The Raj Restaurant Hotspots: So Yum and Qunu Restaurant Lerato’s Corner: Craft Parkhurst


Chef of the Month: Reuben Riffel The Restaurateur: Liza Landauer 9 Wine Wine: our top wine picks for the spring season

42 LESUIRE ACTIVITIES Make hay while the sun shines: our top activities for spring

45 EQUESTRIAN LIFE Introducing Equestrian Life: our latest addition From barn to boardroom: equine facilitated learning

49 NIGHTLIFE Ready, steady, party: our guide to the after work drink Poison of the month: Boet Beer

54 ARTS & CULTURE Catching silky feels with Billie Zangewa

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Enjoy some of the best steaks in Johannesburg, peruse the extensive wine list or sip a signature cocktail at The Bull Run.


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Entertainment for spring

Zanzibar: the jewel of Tanzania

62 CONFERENCING & EVENTS Conferencing in the bushveld Mandela Day at the JEC Meet Yolande Terblanche from Granny B’s Old Fashion Paint

68 INFORMATION DIRECTORY 69 MAPS 72 BACKCHAT Spend 7 Minutes with Jade Voges


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ne of the most frustrating comments I consistently hear from people is, “Cape Town has better restaurants than Joburg”. Now please understand that my intention is not to deliberately run down our yuppie neighbours in the south. As a true Joburger and publisher of one of the city’s leading dining and lifestyle magazines, I feel that I have a duty to expose this diverse, delicious and sometimes decadent culinary destination that is Jozi. Let’s start with our cover feature this month, The Bull Run in Sandton. This truly authentic South African steakhouse has been in operation since the turn of the century and trust me when I say, there is no comparison to their mouth-watering beef, with a selection of cuts and sizes to suit any discerning customer. Check out the cover spread on pages 10 and 11 to hear more about their extensive multi-million rand renovation. Joburg is so on trend that even Mr Reuben Riffel, a true Cape Tonian has decided to open a restaurant in the City of Gold. Read our

September is the start of spring and what better way to burn off that little winter belly than by signing up for a trail run. They don’t call Joburg the largest man-made jungle for nothing and rightfully so as we have some of most scenic city trails in the country. Check out page 21 for a list of upcoming running and hiking events in September. We’ve specifically included a variety of distances to cater for all fitness levels, so there’s no excuse! If you’re an animal lover like me, then you’ll be very excited to know that SpinnerCom Media has recently added a new magazine title to its stable. Equestrian Life magazine was launched in July this year with an extremely positive welcome from the industry. Check out our Equestrian Life feature on page 45 through 48 and keep an eye on your local tack shop for the next issue, which will be published in October 2018. As a fine Italian Nonna once said, “first we eat and then we do everything else”. Whatever you do in the city this month, make sure you go out and try one of the many incredible eateries first!

Bon appétit!

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calendar what’s on, in and around Joburg in SEPTEMBER 5 SEPTEMBER


7 SEPTEMBER GARY THOMAS LIVE AT THE BIOSCOPE Try something a little different at the bioscope this month and join Gary Thomas for a show that is not to be missed. After a 3 and a half year absence, the critically acclaimed guitarist/singer is returning to Johannesburg for 1 show only. Since his last visit to Gauteng, Thomas embarked on a 30 day European Tour and began the ongoing process of recording his new musical ‘Moodship’ as well as a huge amount of new solo material in the process. He has also most recently won an Ovation Award at this year’s National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. When: 7 September Where: The Bioscope, 286 Fox Street. City and Suburban Cost: R100 Book: www.quicket.co.za

CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION This exhibition will showcase a century of South African art from the Sanlam art collection 1918 – 2018. From Botha’s devastating Butterfly Box and Kentridge’s eerily abandoned Stadium to the perpetually discharging pistol of Van der Merwe’s Gaste and the #RhodesMustFall reference behind Mudariki’s The Model, the exhibition commemorates Sanlam’s centenary and is oneof-a-kind in its objective to showcase SA history. Curator Stefan Hundt takes visitors on a journey through the last 100 years, with guided tours available by appointment on set dates. When: 5 September – 14 December Where: Sanlam Art Lounge, 11 Alice Lane in Sandton Cost: Free guided tours will be offered on 5- 7 September Book: stefan.hundt@sanlam.co.za.


DEEP FRIED MAN IN GOOD TASTE 2.0 Get ready for a show that will leave you in stitches. Deep Fried Man, whose unique blend of music, comedy and satire is back with brand new material for his fifth solo show – and we couldn’t be more excited. The original In Good Taste was met with acclaim when it premiered at the Lyric Theatre. Now he is out to prove that sometimes the sequel is better than the original, with an intimate one-man show packed with hilarious songs and magnificent musical improv that will have you joining in and singing along. When: 5 - 16 September Where: Pieter Torien Studio Theatre, Montecasino Cost: R130 - R180 Book: www.online.computicket.com


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THE SA BOOK FAIR CIRQUE INFERNAL Joburg Theatre is proud to present Cirque Infernal, direct from Europe, on the Mandela stage. This show is a must-see if you’re looking for something that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Inspired by Frederico Fellini, Wim Wenders and Tim Burton, Cirque Infernal offers non-stop captivating entertainment with astonishing and death-defying acts. Book your tickets now so you don’t miss out! When: 6 - 23 September Where: Joburg Theatre, 163 Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein Cost: R190 - R450 Book: www.joburgtheatre.com

6 SEPTEMBER FNB JOBURGARTFAIR As the first international art fair on the continent, the FNB JoburgArtFair plays a pivotal role in supporting the contemporary art landscape in Africa. The Fair provides a space for leading artists, galleries, collectors, writers, thinkers and art lovers to congregate. Spend an afternoon admiring work from local artists including performance art, sculptures, paintings and much more. When: 7 - 9 September Where: Sandton Convention Centre, 161 Maude St, Sandton Cost: R150 – R220 Book: www.tickets.tixsa.co.za

Bookworms and literary lovers we have something for you to get excited about! The 2018 South African Book Fair, will be showcasing 120 authors and will present a diverse programme of topics and activities for visitors from all walks of life. The three-day programme of events is brimming with things to do and see for everyone from pre-schoolers to the most dedicated book lovers, including a vault of books with industry experts showcasing books that entertain, educate, empower, inform and advance. When: 7 - 9 September Where: Newtown Cultural Precinct Info: www.sabookcouncil.co.za

16 SEPTEMBER THE COLOUR RUN Oh, Joburg – The Color Run has a treat for you… Drab winter is over. Strap in for the colours of spring, with the happiest 5K on the planet. The Color Run believes in keeping the fire alive in a long-term relationship, and its old flame Jozi is in for a bit of a spoil this year. The Colour run will help you welcome in spring in Joburg with the grandest parade yet. South Africa is the first country in the world to welcome The Carnival Tour, so stand aside New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro and embrace yourself for the spirit of carnival. When: 16 September Where: Roosevelt High, 1 Thibault St, Roosevelt Park Cost: R50 - R220 Book: www.thecolorrun.co.za

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22 SEPTEMBER DSTV DELICIOUS INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL The sixth edition of the DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival will bring some serious food for the soul, with neo-soul icon Erykah Badu set to headline the two-day fest at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand. The Festival, which has become the springtime outdoor music attraction in Johannesburg, has also become a firm favourite with foodies where great culinary creatives share their passions at the Delicious Mile: the festival’s Gourmet Street-Food Market. This year festival-goers can expect an even bigger and better gastronomical experience. Patrons can enjoy a delectable multi-course meal perfectly curated by Reuben Riffel who is returning to the festival as well as so much more! When: 22 - 23 September Where: Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit - Cnr R55 & Allandale Road, Rietfontein 2-Ir, Midrand Cost: R280 - R1450 Book: www.deliciousfestival.com

23 SEPTEMBER CRADLE GIN FESTIVAL There is nothing that beats a refreshing G&T at the end of the day. It could be any gin-infused concoction, to tell the truth. With the local Juniper-based renaissance exploding, there has never been a better time to hop on board. Glenburn Lodge & Spa is throwing their weight behind this much-loved spirit by hosting the first ever, Cradle Gin Festival in the Cradle of Mankind. So, whether you fancy yourself a bit of a connoisseur or one of those teasing with a fresh twist on locally-crafted gin, then this event is just for you. When: 23 September Where: Glenburn Lodge & Spa, Kromdraai Road, Zwartkops, Muldersdrift Cost: R150 – R350 Book: www.ticketpros.co.za

24 SEPTEMBER FNB JOBURG 10K CITYRUN A mass participation road running event, the FNB Joburg 10K Cityrun highlights the splendour of this vibrant city. Runners of all fitness levels are invited to partake in a road running experience like no other and can look forward to spectacular routes that incorporate important landmarks, feature magnificent views and exciting on route entertainment. When: 24 September Where: FNB Bank City Johannesburg Cost: R170 – R190 Book: www.joburg10k.com

Claudine Ullman is the founder and managing director of the Jittery Citizens. She is an actress, improviser; stand up comedienne, public speaker as well as expert facilitator. Having completed her Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts at Wits University, Claudine travelled widely, refining her craft at top international performance schools. She returned to South Africa and in 2012, she formed the Jittery Citizens Improvised Comedy Troupe, performing alongside South Africa’s top theatre / comedic talent such as James Cairns, Loyiso Gola, David Kibuuka,Tumi Morake, Kagiso Lediga and Mpho Osei-Tutu. We sat down with her for a peek into a day in her life. D @ClaudiOKKiddo Q @Claudiokkiddo K www.claudineullman.com 09h30 Wake up, 20 minutes meditation (Vishen Lakhiani), gratitude and priming my day. 09h50 Check what is happening on the ‘gram. 10h00 Breakfast: Park Cafe, Parkview (Usually order avo on toast and a skinny cappuccino) 1 www.parkcafe.co.za 11h00 Writing session somewhere with a beautiful view usually I choose The Four Seasons, Westcliff, Joburg. 1 www.fourseasons.com/johannesburg 13:00 Meeting with corporate training client/ meeting with a comedy writing buddy.Voodoo Lilly, Birdhaven. 1 www.voodoolilycafe.com 15h30 Admin/ Jittery Citizens masterclass marketing/ marketing for shows/ send out emailers. 17h30 Gym: Rosebank,Virgin Active. Usually a class if I can make it.Today it's HEAT. I always leave time for the sauna 1 www.virginactive.co.za/clubs/rosebank 18h00 Go over material for tonight's set. Home - Saxonwold. 18h30-19:15 Power Nap (If I can fit one in... this is ideal) 19:40 Dinner with my gorgeous husband. Usually UCook. (We are both useless in the kitchen). 1 www.ucook.co.za 8:15-11.30 Comedy. Comedy. Comedy. Sometimes 3 gigs a night. 11:30 Gratitude Journal. Meditation. Sleep ZZzzzZ

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Spring’s arrival means it’s time to get fit and healthy – but not without a little indulging in-between.

VIEWS TO DI(N)E FOR! Glorious views and delicious food all at the same time? Yes, please! Whether it’s digging into an alfresco pizza at a garden terrace or having a sky-high drink at a rooftop bar, it’s hard not to have a good time when you’re surrounded by breath-taking views. So, we’re sharing the best restaurants with a view that Jozi has to offer.


Giveaways Galore What better way to toast to the new season than with a fabulous, refreshing drink in hand? This month, we’ve teamed up with Ice Tropez and Belvedere Vodka to bring you prizes that will let you sip your way into spring ... in style, that is!

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These inspiring Instagram accounts are all the motivation you need to get your

Now that we’re emerging from the winter daze of comfort foods like luscious, lazy mac and cheese and delicious deep-pan pizza, it’s time to ring in your summer body and wring out your detoxification system! We’ve rounded up the Joburg juice bars that offer weekend juice cleanses that promise to do just that.

body in bikini shape before summer comes around!

Take a girl with the energy of a greyhound stuck behind a desk for too many years who gave it all up to pursue a more fulfilling life centred around her passion for health and fitness – that’s personal trainer and nutrition advisor, Candice Bodington. Follow her for quick and easy workouts plus (totally delicious) guilt-free recipes.



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@fitnessgirl_za Tracey-Lee Lusty is the lady behind this Instagram account that was started primarily as a visual diary to document her journey from ‘FAT to FIT’ and a healthier, more active lifestyle that she embarked on in 2016. You can also expect great health and fitness tips.

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@amy_hoppy Amy Hopkins isn’t only the managing editor of Women’s Health SA – she’s also a yoga teacher, mountain biker and runner (not to mention a #GreenMonday and avocado ambassador!). Her fitness diaries are sure to get anyone feeling passionate about getting fit!


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Heard on THE STREETS OF JOZI! Jozi-isms – we love our local language!

South Africans have a language of their own. We converse about robots and okes and the kasi. So, because it's Heritage Month and we’re all about braais and boerewors, HJ hooked up with some of our readers for an update on all the unique things that we South Africans say and what it all means. Some we’ve heard, some we hadn’t and some we still don’t quite get. Ag, ja, well, no, fine hey! Why so Spicy?

A phrase used to describe someone getting a little more passionate, dramatic or heated in a conversation than usual, being asked why you are so spicy is definitely not a pick-up line as we first thought. “It’s like you’ve added more curry to the bunny chow today or something,” one reader told us. “It doesn’t mean you are a b*itch either but don’t be surprised when people keep their distance” – or offer you a milkshake to calm the burn.

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No tea no shade

A slang expression meaning “no offence meant but ….” was popularized by drag queen Jasmine Masters of RuPaul’s Drag Race fame (according to some of our slaying readers) and seems to be catching on all over the place. The reference to tea ain’t with the Queen though and in this case insinuates truth. So basically, the phrase is saying I don’t really care if this offends you or not but it’s the truth guuurl!

Same WhatsApp group

Very popular in the halls of universities at

the moment, we learned that this line refers to people with the same interests or people part of a similar group. So, if someone says “you’re in their WhatsApp group” take it as a nod of inclusion. If you didn’t quite make the group – eish sorry! Heads up though that it’s not necessarily a literal phrase so don’t be sitting at your phone all night waiting for a warm welcome to a new group. Alternatively, start your own.

Ag Shame!

What would a list of Jozi-isms be without an ag shame! Originally meant to indicate shame or pity, this one has become a term of endearment for just about anything, whether it’s a nerdy kid, a B-grade celeb losing their sh*t all over social media or a cute puppy – an ag shame says it all.

KES or St Stithians?

Asking someone what school they attended is not as straightforward as you may think and the person asking it may not be playing six degrees of separation like you originally

thought? We have it on good authority – from a local comedian nogal, that when asked if you are from KES or St Stithians, it’s not as much about your popularity with the girls as it is an indication that you’ve done pretty well for yourself in your chosen field.

Sho’t Left

An almost ancient phrase is some circles by now, sho’t left for those hearing it for the first time is derived from everyday South African ‘taxi lingo’. A commuter wanting a ride to a destination close by will say ‘sho’t left, driver,’ meaning ‘I want to get off just around the corner.’ Then the people at SA Tourism got smart and used the phrase for a cool campaign to promote local travel and now even non-taxi commuting peeps got wind of it – well mostly. What have you heard on the streets of Jozi recently? Tweet us or comment on our FB page to be part of the next instalment. E @HelloJoburgMagazine D @HelloJoburgMag Hello Joburg • September 2018 • Hellojoburg.co.za


HELLO NEWS Quick news for people on the move

Issue: 08182018

Lifestyle News in and around Johannesburg

Now You Can Fly Easy and Drive Easy with Budget Rent a Car and Mango Airlines

SAINT - Get Ready to Confess Your Sins

Budget Rent a Car is excited to announce their partnership with Mango Airlines. Now, enjoying a relaxing getaway that won’t burn a hole in your pocket is just a click away. Budget Rent a Car is offering Mango Airlines’ guests great car rental rates on all vehicle groups when booking via flymango.com. Whether you’re flying to Durban to enjoy the city’s nightlife and need a zippy town car like a Hyundai i10, or travelling to Johannesburg to visit the Lion Park and need a Toyota RAV 4, you can make memories to last a lifetime. Visit their website for more information. 1www.budget.co.za Q@budgetrentacarsa

Tibb Health Sciences Launches Mzuri-Pure Beauty Skin Care Range

Mzuri – Pure Beauty is a brand new affordable range of skincare products that incorporate active herbal ingredients that nourish and heal your skin in the best way possible. The ingredients incorporated into the range include neem, turmeric, olive oil, tulsi, cucumber, walnut, hibiscus, liquorice, almond, palasha, saffron and brahmi. The herbs used in these products are free from heavy metal contamination, pesticides, and any other toxic chemicals, and are extracted with purified water to ensure the ingredients retain their natural properties and are consistently efficacious and safe. Treat your skin the way nature intended. 1www.mzuribeauty.com Q @mzuribeauty


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It's time to raise your hands in the air and praise hallelujah because the much anticipated Saint Johannesburg has finally launched. Now this isn’t your typical pizzeria, oh no! Expect heavenly Neapolitan style pizzas, new aged style gnocchi, healthy alcoholic concoctions like the Raphael and David Beckham’s famous Haig cocktail. As Chef Higgs describes it, the culinary offering will be “Italian but twisted”. However, the crème de la crème has to be the 3D mapped bar. With a towering Renaissance sculpture above and a goblet of wine in hand, what’s not to love? Bravo to Chef David Higgs and Gary Kyriacou on this spectacular new creation! 1 www.saint.restaurant Q@saint_jhb

Detox with Juice My Roots

Hippocrates said; let juice be thy medicine and medicine be thy juice, well something along those lines. Because it’s spring and we all are desperate to get our summer bodies back, Juice My Roots is offering an incredible wholesome cold-pressed juicing detox. Their juices are mouthgasmic and pulp free. All fifteen juices and boosters are delivered to your doorstep, all numbered too, so its super easy to slurp them down. Just remember to defrost your juices the night before you cleanse. Plus they have a bottle return policy. Return all glass bottles to them for recycling! It’s the perfect way to cleanse your body and the environment. Visit their website for more info a pricing. 1 www.Juicemyroots.com Q @juicemyroots

Meet SA’s National Culinary Team While the athletes famous for their speed, athletic endurance and physical strength hit the headlines every four years, there’s a different Olympiad that takes place in Stuttgart every fourth year: the IKA Culinary Olympics. With this prestigious event nearing, the South Africa’s National Culinary Team have their sights set on bringing home gold. Lead by Trevor Boyd, the previous gold winner and the executive chef at the Michelangelo Hotel in Johannesburg, the team is hard at work honing their skills to compete on the global stage. Follow the team’s progress on D @CulinaryTeamSA #SAOlympicChef.

Protea Hotels by Marriott Pretoria Expansion

New Blue Safari Concept Proposes a Discovery of Seychelles’ Remote Outer Islands

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Wayne Zwiers

Wayne Zwiers is the CEO and co-founder of Black Beard; a leading South African tech startup that prides itself on building business through technology. Developers at heart, Black Beard started out as a tech company that built tech solutions for business.They now find themselves building platforms that become the business themselves. With only two years under their business belt, Black Beard has landed clients such as Anchor Capital, OUTsurance and Discovery with offices in PTA, JHB and most recently, Dublin. We sat down with him to find out more. Q @Wayne_Zwiers K www.blackbeardtech.co.uk Tell us an interesting fact about the Tech industry? It's transforming the world as we know it. What inspires you most in your day to day life? Solving problems and all the amazing people I meet and work with. How do you incorporate ‘me time’ into your schedule? There is no such thing when running a start-up. Working seems to be as fun as ‘me time’. I guess I’m up at 5 am for the gym and I book out time for dinner, bath and bed for the kids, then it’s back to work.

Following an investment of approximately R120 million the Protea Hotel by Marriott Pretoria Hatfield has recently undergone an opening of additional facilities with the completion of a major construction project that started a year ago. The project brings the addition of an entire new wing to the hotel that houses new rooms and incorporates a number of additional amenities. With the addition of 86 new rooms, the hotel now boasts a total of 205 guestrooms. Other new features include the African Restaurant and Bar, additional meeting rooms and conference facilities, a gym and a games room. The additional conference facilities allow for the hotel to host up to 220 delegates, with 6 additional breakaway meeting rooms. To find out more visit their website. 1 www.marriot.com

What’s the first thing you do in the morning? Not check my phone and emails. I also don’t keep my phone next to my bed. So, first thing in the AM is quiet reflection time & morning training every other day.

The Seychelles archipelago, often described as the island’s dreams are made of, attract thousands of visitors each year, from honeymooners to families looking for the perfect getaway. Blue Safari Seychelles is a new concept, that is enticing visitors to discover new an unexplored territory. This experiential concept focuses on exploring the magical marine and wildlife in the outer islands of Seychelles in a conservation effort to bring awareness to everything the island has to offer. For further information regarding Blue Safari Seychelles visit 1 www.bluesafari.com

One piece of advice you would give to young entrepreneurs? Never ever give up and source the best people you can find. What item of clothing makes you feel most confident? Casual - sneakers, jeans and a perfect fitting t-shirt. Your top 3 favourite spots in Jozi? I would have to go with any coffee shop/working spots - Open Space Sandton, Flynn Coffee Shop Kramerville, & the new Bootlegger on Rivonia Road. K www.workshop17.co.za/sandton E @Flynn.coffee K www.bootlegger.co.za Where do you live in Joburg and why do you love it? Just off Sandton CBD. I Enjoy the Buz of the city and I always travel against traffic. Hello Joburg • September 2018 • Hellojoburg.co.za


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lowing onto the iconic new development of The Marc and across from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, The Bull Run itself has become a symbol of Sandton and truly synonymous with everything it has to offer. Ever changing and evolving this establishment embodies the heart of the financial district while remaining relevant to both local and international needs. The Bull Run has officially reopened after getting a full refurbishment after many years of service, to continue to offer its loyal customers a unique experience for many more years to come. The full revamp, worth R20 million, was intended to increase capacity and create an international feel that would attract new patrons and provide a change of scenery for loyal regulars. With over 18 years of trading, the restaurant has only undergone minor, essential changes to maintain the property, to create a more spacious entrance area to the kitchen, and to create an additional entrance within the adjacent Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton.

“Last year we decided, that with a trendy new development springing up next door, the time had come for a complete refurbishment,” explains Jörg Zwinscher, GM of the hotel. “We felt that it was time for a new look and feel. The new development, The Marc, will link directly to our hotel lobby and will be home to many major companies in two office towers, as well as restaurants, retail and fashion outlets to serve the busy, trendy area,” he explains.

THE BULL RUN A wealth of good taste in the heart of Sandton

Enjoy some of the best steaks in Johannesburg, peruse the extensive wine list or sip a signature cocktail in the centre of the city’s financial district.

Joburg-based interior designer, Tristan Du Plessis, was contracted to come up with the new concept, which takes inspiration from the New York Stock Exchange - adding international flair while keeping with the original style of the establishment. He explains that “we have aimed to create a welcoming and warm space with the Bull Run, true to its roots as a meat grill room, taking inspiration from upmarket New York style grill houses. We have custom designed and created most of the elements within the Bull Run, from light fittings and furniture to the handmade tiles on the walls, all with a nod to the Stock Exchange. This is a contemporary take on a traditional grill room, a space that is comfortable from breakfast through to suit-and-tie business dinners.”

Along with this brand-new design and re-opening, The Bull Run has yet again gone above and beyond with the unveiling of a bronze sculpture that captures the spirit of the neighbourhood in epic fashion. The larger-than-life sculpture, which measures three metres by two metres, depicts a raging bull, exemplifying the powerful dynamism of the city’s financial district.


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The refurbished Bull Run features an enhanced décor concept that’s masculine, evocative and inspired by the financial district of which The Bull Run is inextricably a part of.

cover feature The sculpture is the work of sculptor Michael Canadas, of Mpumalanga’s The Loop Art Foundry, trading as BronzeArtAfrica, one of South Africa’s most respected art foundries. The piece is set to become an integral, evocative part of the Sandton landscape for international visitors and locals alike. The Bull Run is itself an icon of Sandton, the richest square mile in Africa and with its new facelift, it is even more so. Rub shoulders with traders, politicians and celebrities in this spacious, restaurant, as you sample a perfect ribeye steak or seafood dish, enjoy a custom-designed gin and tonic from the Dollar Bar, or feel the Maude Street bustle from a pavement table in the most dynamic precinct in the city. With a larger-thanlife atmosphere, the Bull Run is effortlessly, yet affordably sumptuous. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, from 11 am until 10:30 pm every day, it’s an oasis of welcoming, no-fuss culinary sophistication, at ground zero in South Africa’s beating commercial heart. 20 Maude St, Sandown m 011 884 1400 1 www.thebullrun.co.za Q @thebullrun01 Hello Joburg • September 2018 • Hellojoburg.co.za



Sandton CBD The Sandton Business District is known as being the wealthiest square mile in the continent, and the countries busiest and most cosmopolitan epicentre with around 10 000 businesses operating at present. Welcome to Sandton CBD, the high-energy mecca of business, residential, dining, shopping and tourism opportunities and anyone with a passion for the finer things in life.


onsidered the wealthiest square mile on the continent, Sandton’s Central Business District is home to some of the country’s biggest corporate players. And the battle for the tallest, widest and shiniest office park is well underway. We just can’t help but wonder who puts their hands up to wash all those windows. If you haven’t taken a drive and crisscrossed over Fredman Drive or Alice Lane lately, prepare for a double take. Driving this big business trend to the Sandton CBD over the last two decades has been a combination of access to facilities that range from world-class conferencing to hotels and dining and of course transport – like the Gautrain Station. A lifestyle mecca when it comes to shopping and fine-dining, those looking for the finer things in life are like moths to the Sandton CBD flame. There’s so much to do, we know, so we picked a few things for you to do first.


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MAKE YOUR MARC Brand new to the precinct and ever so shiny comes the multi-purpose development on Maude and Rivonia Corner –known as The Marc. This shopping and lifestyle mecca opened its environmentally sustainable doors last month – well Tower B anyway. Tower A should make its appearance in March next year. With spots to shop, eat and workout, the base of the tower is worth a visit with the likes of Tasha’s, Starbucks and Food Lovers Market waiting for you. And, if you think this could be a super cool place to work out– hello quick 30 minutes on the treadmill at Planet Fitness before lunch – then check out the leasing opportunities for your business as well. 129 Rivonia Rd, Sandown m 011 775 1000 1 www.themarc.co.za

MORE AT BENMORE Never have change for parking? We love Benmore Centre for many reasons one of which has to be Admyt – the cashless parking system that makes you feel like a VIP with number plate recognition technology that opens the boom as you arrive at the mall and debits your credit card. When it comes to stores, Benmore has everything you need from Woolies and Pick ń Pay to Simply Asia and Col’Cacchio, but if there’s one thing that Benmore has that no one else does, it’s Lavana Beauty Spa – possibly one of the best Thai massages you’ll have in Jozi #justsaying. Grayston Dr & Benmore Rd, Benmore Gardens m 087 233 7220 1 www.benmorecentre.co.za

THE EATALIAN When in Italy, or not, eat good Italian food right? The Eatalian restaurant offers a classic, vibrant, fun feel and is owned by two Italian brothers, Fabio & Marco, who incorporate modern Roman inspired cuisine with traditional flavours. If you’re one of those “don’t talk to me before my first cup of coffee” types, then start your day with some freshly brewed beans from The Eatalian’s own roastery. Their ethically sourced coffee is roasted on site to create a great cup of coffee that is partnered with the most delicious breakfast this side of town. We highly recommend the thin based pizza or spaghetti bolognaise for lunch or dinner. If you’re keen on an early, light dinner, you can’t go wrong with the steak tartare. 126, 11th St, Sandton m 011 326 8786 1 www.theeatalian.co.za

THE BULL RUN Part of the institution that is the Balalaika Hotel, The Bull Run was only opened in 2000 but has become part of the legacy of the hotel that is now 70 years old. This year the restaurant was redone with a New York Stock Exchange style – totes approps for the precinct we think. There’s also some bullish chatter that a 3.2m long and 2.2m high bronze bull will be installed outside the restaurant, reminiscent of a bull located outside the New York Stock Exchange. Prize for the first person to send us a pic when that happens! 20 Maude St, Sandown m 011 884 1400 1 www.thebullrun.co.za

GRILLHOUSE, ALICE LANE The Grillhouse really needs no introduction – unless you’re a vegan, in which case sorry for you. We reckon if the walls of The Grillhouse Sandton could talk, we’d have a winning SA podcast on our hands about the art of the business deal over a sirloin and good malt. This is one of Jozi’s corporate go-to spots for local and international business folks, politicians and celebs – so if you like meat and people spotting, this is your jaunt. Building 1,11 Alice Lane, Sandhurst m 011 783 6132 1 www.thegrillhouse.co.za

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LIZA’S AT CAPITAL HILL Never mind the house on the hill, have you tried Liza’s at Capital Hill? This is everything the corporate bunnies working in the CBD ever dreamed of. Having a quick breakfast meeting? Sorted – we suggest the paw paw power or smoked salmon scramble. You missed lunch because of work and need something comforting? How about the hot beef on rye or as an alternative one of their incredibly delicious salads? New business opportunity and forgot the catering? How about a corporate platter? Liza’s menu is convenient, healthy and yum! And did we mention that there’s free and safe parking? #winning 6 Benmore Rd, Benmore m 011 568 3335 1 www.capitalhillcafe.co.za Hello Joburg • September 2018 • Hellojoburg.co.za



Fitbit Alta HR, R2 999. Available online and from Due South stores. 1 www.duesouth.co.za


Men’s Kappa Bansa Astoria Trackpants, R599. Available online from Spree. 1 www.spree.co.za

Nike BM3 Water Bottle, R149 Available online and from Total Sports stores. 1 www.totalsports.co.za

Reebok Water Bottle, R119. Available online from Takealot. 1 www.takealot.com

Recycled High-Waisted Yoga Tights, R449 Workout Cardio Crop, R199 Available online and from Cotton on stores. 1 www.cottonon.com/ZA

Volkano Race Athletic Earphones, R199 Available Online and from Sportsmans Warehouse stores. 1 www.sportsmanswarehouse.co.za

Spring into

Hexagon Dumbbell, R399. Available online and from MrP Sport stores. 1 ww.mrpsport.com


Adicolor Duffle Bag, R949. Available online from Superbalist. 1 www.superbalist.com

OTG Yoga Mat, R499. Available from Sportsmans Warehouse stores. 1 www.sportsmanswarehouse.co.za

Ladies Adidas Originals Swift Run Trainers, R1 499. 1 www.superbalist.com


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Nike Performance Brasilia Duffle, R329 Available online from Zando. 1 www.zando.co.za

Men’s Puma AVID Lux Trainers, R1 899 Available online from Superbalist and select Puma stores. 1 www.superbalist.com

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Pure Shopping Pleasure

DaVinci Hotel and Suites, 2 Maude St, Sandown m 011 234 1823 1 www.legacyretail.co.za

Bedford Centre offers shoppers a unique and elegant shopping, living, working and dining experience in the heart of Bedfordview. There are 170 stores, two cinemas, a banking court and a Planet Fitness Mega Club. Skip queues in the parking lot with their exclusive pre-paid parking card. Corner Smith and Van der Linde Road, Bedfordview m 011 622 1840 1 www.bedfordcentre.com



Clearwater Mall is home to around 250 shops, including a big Woolworths, Stuttafords, Edgars, Pick ’n Pay, Game and Dis-Chem. There’s also a cinema and regular exhibitions. The mall has a retractable roof in the food court, is kid-friendly and offers supervised holiday activities. There is also a big jungle gym conveniently located near the restaurants. Corner Hendrik Potgieter and Christiaan de Wet, Roodepoort m 011 288 5260 1 www.clearwatermall.co.za


Named for its close proximity to The Cradle of Humankind, Cradlestone Mall has the perfect mix of 160 shops, restaurants and services. Cradlestone Mall makes use of the latest energysaving technologies, reducing the mall’s carbon footprint. Corner Hendrik Potgieter and Furrow Road, Krugersdorp m 010 020 1234 1 www.cradlestonemall.co.za

Entries are open to girls between the ages 3 – 5; 6 – 8; 9 – 12 and 13 – 17. T’s & C’s apply. Entries open from 17 August to 16 September 2018. For more info visit www.mallofthesouth.co.za


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MICHELANGELO TOWERS MALL The Michelangelo Towers Mall is at the foot of the iconic Michelangelo Towers Hotel and is a shopping delight with world-class fashion outlets and dining venues. The mall houses three fine and exceptionally popular restaurants; Pigalle, The Raj and Parc Fermé. Michelangelo Towers Mall offers top local and international fashion, a travel and tours company, a spa, barber and hair salon. Michelangelo Towers, 8 Maude St, Sandown m 011 234 1823 1 www.legacyretail.co.za


Eastgate Shopping Centre offers families and friends the best in food, fun and top-of-the-range branded fashion. This shopping hub has a diverse tenant offering with over 300 stores. 43 Bradford Road, Bedfordview m 011 479 6000 1 www.eastgateshops.com

This European-styled piazza commemorates heritage and celebrates international style with the warmth of African hospitality. There’s a towering sculpture of Nelson Mandela in the square, which is one of the largest open public spaces in the country. The 1000sqm square serves as a stage for a host of local and international prestigious events. Corner Rivonia Road and 5th Street, Sandown m 011 217 6000 1 www.nelsonmandelasquare.co.za




With live entertainment, celebrity judges, & fabulous prizes up for grabs!

This 65000-sqm Soweto shopping centre offers a world-class shopping experience to visitors. The mall’s design and concept guarantees retail and office space not only to well-known retailers but also to local Soweto businesses. It’s in close proximity to the Kliptown Tourism Precinct, the Hector Peterson Museum and the Vilakazi Street Tourism Precinct. 2127 Chris Hani Road, Klipspruit, Soweto m 011 938 4448 1 www.maponyamall.co.za

Legacy Corner Mall is part of Sandton’s affluent leisure and shopping hub and offers retail, entertainment and dining pleasure. It’s an unbeatable treat for both local and international shoppers. There’s a professional shoecleaning service, along with exclusive clothing stores, a Forex, Vodacom 3G Data Store, an optometrist and the esteemed Maximillien Restaurant.


Rooted in the heart of Johannesburg, the Oriental Plaza is home to 360 stores and offers a shopping experience fuelled by tradition and culture. The food vendors sell authentic Indian meals. Prices are low, but not fixed and bartering is part of the experience. 38-60 Bree Street, Fordsburg m 011 838 6752 1 www.orientalplaza.co.za

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Rosebank Mall offers women’s and men's fashion and accessory outlets, upmarket restaurants, smart coffee bars and an African Craft Market. It’s home to one of the world’s only dedicated art cinema chains, Cinema Nouveau, which screens titles from cultures all over the world. The Art & Craft Market is open daily, and the Rooftop Market is open every Sunday.50 Bath Avenue, Rosebank m 011 788 5530 1 www.rosebankmall.co.za


The Marc offers shoppers a unique experience focused on convenience, fine dining and pure indulgence. From shops like Pic ń Pay and Food Lovers market to restaurants that boast everything from Italian to Asian cusine, coffee shops, health and beauty offerings as well as high-class fashion brands, every aspect of life is catered for. 129 Rivonia Rd, Sandown, Sandton m 011 775 1000 1 www.themarc.co.za


Sandton City is a one-of-a-kind premier fashion and leisure destination, with 300 leading local and international retailers. The Diamond Walk houses brands like Prada, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, and Jimmy Choo. Sandton City is conveniently located within walking distance of the Sandton Gautrain station and is accessed easily by highways and main roads. Corner Rivonia Road and Sandton Drive, Sandown m 011 217 6000 1 www.sandtoncity.com


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OPI has just launched a NEW collection inspired by Grease. My FAVE IS THEIR YELLOW “Meet a boy cute as can be”: R290

THE MUST-HAVE PALETTE OF THE SEASON Urban Decay Born to Run palette: R800

PERFECT FOR BEGINNERS because you have a variety of colours to play with. Gosh Color Corrector Kit: R197

IT DOESN’T GET MORE LUXURIOUS THAN the Lush Seanik Shampoo Bar: R115 AND THE RAINBOW FUN - A 4 IN 1 PRODUCT - bubble bar, shower gel, shampoo and play dough bar: R135

BECAUSE EVERY WOMAN NEEDS A DECADENT HAIR MASK. Kerastase Discipline maskeratine unruly frizzy hair mask: R500 8(b) LONG LASTING COLOUR THAT ENSURES YOU’LL BE NOTICED. Catrice 18h colour and contour eye pencil in Green Smoothie: R44


THE PERFECT POST-WORKOUT REMEDY. Morlage & Yorke Apoth Lemongrass Bath & Shower Gel: R80

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OR IF YOU PREFER A LUXURY SOAP, try the Morlage & Yorke Peach Blossom & Sweet Magnolia: R59

LOCAL IS ALWAYS LEKKER. My latest obsession is the Lenka Skincare range, run by a mother-and-daughter team and #beautywithoutcruelty. LOVE the Face Serum for sensitive skins: R200 and the Sensitive Skin Mist: R120 Only available online and at the pop-up shop in the Vegan Hippie Connection Market on the last Sunday of every month. K www.lenkaskincare.co.za

A LIPSTICK THAT LASTS UP TO 300 KISSES. Clarins Orange Water Lip Stain: R300


This month is all about what I’m loving at the moment and because it is springtime, I'm focusing on all the shades of the rainbow. Whether it’s discovering a fresh new scent or a musthave pop of colour lip stain, I’ve got you covered gals.

SAY GOODBYE TO FLAKY, DEHYDRATED WINTER SKIN THANKS TO Spalicious Dry body oil spritz in mandarin & sandalwood scent: R294

FOR THE LUSHEST LIPS IN TOWN. The NYX soft matte metallic lip cream in Seoul: R129

THE BEST PREVENTER OF GENETIC AGEING. Nimue Stemplex Serum: R1 123 Hello Joburg • September 2018 • Hellojoburg.co.za


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Spring-cleaning is the feel-good task that helps us get our homes ship-shape just before summer calls us to the great outdoors, but it shouldn’t stop there. As the seasons change, so does your skin – so it’s important to help it transition with ease by tweaking your beauty routine.

Because this season is all about new beginnings! Out with the old!

Lighten up

Think more matte

If you use your makeup brushes every day, you should wash them every week. Otherwise, they’ll become prime breeding grounds for bacteria (gross, we know!). To make sure you don’t forget to clean your brushes on the regular, make a brushwashing station near your bathroom sink. All you need is a couple of clean washcloths and a special cleansing solution. A cute jar to hold your brushes isn’t compulsory, but highly recommended! Your skincare needs change from season to season. Unless you have very dry skin, psoriasis or eczema, you should ditch your heavy winter cream in favour of a warmweather moisturiser that addresses transitional needs, such as extra UV exposure and humidity-induced breakouts. Your transitional moisturiser should have an SPF (of at least 30) and be lighter, but without skimping on hydration. You don’t want something that makes your skin chalky-looking.


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You should check the expiration dates on all of your makeup and skincare products at least twice a year – and what better time than spring? Yes, they do expire – and if you keep using them, you risk breakouts and bacterial infections (yikes!). Foundation, lipstick and lip-gloss should be tossed after one year, concealer and liquid liner after six months and mascara after three months. If you’re in doubt, throw it out! Beauty products that promise a dewy glow should be left behind with the colder months. Or, when the weather gets warmer, they’ll just turn your face into a puddle, which isn’t a pretty look! We’re not saying you have to throw away your usual foundation or BB cream – just consider adding a mattifying primer or finishing spray to your makeup regimen. These products will also extend the wear of your makeup (bonus!).


During the winter months, dead skin cells build up on the surface of your skin. Exfoliating your skin with a good quality exfoliant will speed up the turnover of skin cells, remove dry flaky skin and reduce impurities that can cause blackheads, revealing baby skin in no time. It will also increase the penetration of your serums by amping up the delivery method. Tip: use a facial brush when exfoliating to keep the pressure even and avoid rubbing, which can cause friction and irritation.

Let your skin breathe

Last but not least, lay off the heavy foundation as part of your spring clean. It may cover well, but it can clog your pores and cause breakouts as well as sit in all those little crevices, highlighting dry areas and fine lines. Leave the full-coverage foundation for special occasions and only use a BB cream or light concealer to mask any imperfections or uneven areas. Your skin will breathe a sigh of relief and thank you with a healthy, radiant complexion!

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Wash your brushes

SPRING FITNESS MUST-TRY’S! Spring has officially sprung HJ! It’s the most beautiful time of the year in the city of gold and we all need some fitness motivation from time to time. So, just before the Jacarandas start blooming, we thought we would kick your butts and get those glutes into top-tip shape. Here are our top five inventive ways to stay fit this month.

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Be inspired, grab the gals and go on a hike

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When: 14 -16 September Where: Krugersdorp Game Reserve What’s to be expected: Arise is a 3-day hike in teams, where women from all walks of life discover their true identity and worth. Ladies take note; you will have to turn over your watches, phones, wallets and car keys. Only the items on the packing list provided are allowed, no extra food, cigarettes or alcohol. Fitness level: Advanced Book: www.arise-sa.co.za Price: R1250pp Run for a good cause at the Run For



When: 8, 15 and 22 September Where: Five6seven8 Dance Studio, Fontainebleau. What’s to be expected: Not only do they offer more than ten different dance styles, but they also offer a free trial for their group class per dance style. It doesn’t matter whether you’re 18 or 90; they cater for all ages and all fitness levels from beginner to advanced. P.S they also offer wedding dance classes and kids dance classes. Fitness level: Intermediate Book: www.five6seven8.co.za

Partake in a Jozi jol/workout in foam at The Foam Run SA

When: 30 September Where: Reddam House, Waterfall, Midrand What’s to be expected: #FoamRun5k is going to be the most exciting run you've ever been on! Billions of bubbles, colored foam, and music to keep you on your toes and not forgetting the Finish Festival. There will also be Foam Run merchandise for sale on the day, a fitness session and awesome performances for all ages. Fitness level: Beginner- if your 10-year-old can do it, so can you. Book: www.ticketbox.co.za Price: Normal ticket R225 and R270 at the door, kiddies under 10 are free.

Marvel at the Suikerbosrand in a social cycle

When: 2 September Where: Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve, Heidelberg What’s to be expected: Cycle Cradle and Beyond invite you to join them as they take to the hills. The good news for amateurs is you can cycle as slow as you want and take as much time as you want. Ideal and fun for those wanting to strengthen their climbing skills while socializing and meeting new people. The route is safe, a one-way loop on tar. There is a 64km route and a shorter 45km route. Fitness level: Mild but you must know how to ride a bike obvs. Price: Entrance fee into the nature reserve will be R25pp and R15.00 per car

WIN! WIN! WIN! We have the perfect way for you to get motivated for summer! Win an awesome class with the wonderful fitness and health expert, Lisa Raleigh, for you and ten of your friends, at a venue of your choice! Visit www.hellojoburg.co.za or scan the QR code for more information and to enter!

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When: 9 September Where: Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff What’s to be expected: September is childhood cancer awareness month, so this is the perfect justification to keep fit and give back on the same day. There is a CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA 5km and a 7.8km option and delicious gourmet food available after the race. Fitness level required: Mild- if you can walk 5km this will be a breeze. Book: www. westcliffrunforhope. co.za Price: R150 for 5km and R195 for 7.8km

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IT’S SEPTEMBER! September is national Oral Health Month and because this issue is all about spring-cleaning your health, beauty and wellness routines we wanted to emphasise the importance of looking after those pearly whites.


aking care of your dental health really is in your best interest and is as important as looking after your skin or hair. Not only does a good routine ensure a beautiful smile, but it’s super important for your health too! You may not know this, but gum disease has been linked to coronary heart disease, adverse pregnancy outcomes and diabetes, so scary! This month is a great month to reassess your dental routine, so, although it may seem obvious, we want to remind you about the top five ways to take care of your mouth. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.


Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste for two minutes. Floss every day before bed. Limit the number of sugary snacks and drinks you consume. Replace your toothbrush every three to four months. Visit your dentist regularly for a checkup and cleaning.

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WIN! WIN! WIN! In celebration of Oral Health Month this September, we’re giving away 2 Sunstar GUM hampers worth R695 each, packed with Sunstar GUM’s quality oral care tools, including new Soft-Picks Advanced. Scan the QR Code or visit www.hellojoburg.co.za for more info and to enter.

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This dry bar caters to customers who don’t want the fuss of long appointments and other services. Be-you-tiful Dry Bar offers express blow waves for women on the go as well as styling and curling for everyday or special occasions. Apon arrival, you will be given a complimentary drink of choice as well as a professional consultation where your stylists will begin to understand your vision and customize your look. With excellent service and technicians that truly understand the art of hair, you are guaranteed the hair of your dreams. 23 7th Ave, Randburg m 010 900 4633 1 www.be-you-tiful.co.za


BLO has styled some of the trendiest celebs in SA and has even taken their talent to the ramps of SA fashion week and countless magazine editorials. So whether you’re looking for a hot new celebrity style or something that’s a little more timelessly classic, BLO will guarantee you the skills, experience and creative flair of the best stylists Jozi has to offer. Expect to walk out the door looking your ultimate best. 32 7th Ave, Randburg m 011 447 4660 1 www.blo.co.za


The Tanz blow-dry bar is inspired by the express blow wave trend that has taken over the world. Offering an affordable, time-conscious, blow-dry treatment for women with busy lifestyles. Tanz allows women to always look great no matter what! The express blow-dry includes a quick wash and dry that is done within 30 minutes and only costs R130. Treatments work on a first come first serve basis, although waiting time is minimal, and no prior appointments are required. 51 Corlett Drive, Illovo m 011 786 2976 1 www.tanaz.ne


Carlton blow-dry bar combines affordable luxury and efficiency. With specialists that have been specially trained to get you all glammed up in minimal time, you’re sure to be looking your best, with a busy schedule, for that important meeting or night out! At the Carlton Blow Dry Bar, there are no appointments needed. Just walk-in and


get pampered. There are also blow-dry packages on offer. There are a variety of branches throughout Johannesburg so check out their website to find one near you. 1 www.carltonhair.com


This blow-dry bar is conveniently located in Sandton City and offers customers no fuss blow-outs and styling. Whether it’s your weekly pamper, an occasional indulgence or a special occasion, there will be a variety of expert stylists on hand, that are up to date with all the latest hair trends, to treat your hair to perfection. Protea Court, Sandton City, 163 5th St, Sandhurst, Sandton m 011 217 6000 1 www.silkblowdrybar.co.za


Sorbet Dry Bars are not your average hair salon! They have been specially developed to fit in with you and your busy lifestyle. They offer affordable blow-dry’s in a relaxed and comfortable environment where you’re in-and-out in minimal time while feeling pampered and relaxed. Step in and strut out looking your most fabulous self, with the ultimate Sorbet experience, that locals have come to love. There are branches nationwide so check out their website for one near you. 1 www.sorbetdrybar.co.za


Situated in the D’Oreale Grand Hotel at Emperor’s Palace, Octavia's Day Spa provides visitors with a 5-star health and beauty experience. With top-class spa facilities and professionally trained therapists offering the latest techniques in a full range of spa treatments, it’s easy to see why it is one of the best spa’s in the country. Find a sense of peace and tranquillity with facilities that include a Roman Bath, Swiss shower, steam room and sauna. The indulgent atmosphere and world-class treatments ensure each and every visitor leaves feeling content.64 Jones Rd, O.R. Tambo, Kempton Park m 011 928 1815 1 www.octavias.co.za

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Considered one of Johannesburg’s leading day spa’s this resort-style urban retreat captures the serenity of lush gardens and nature through its bright and serene environment. The Four Seasons Spa at the Westcliff features nine treatment rooms as well as a deluxe couple’s suite that overlooks an infinity pool through huge windows. Choose from an incredible array of massages, skincare and beauty treatments followed by drinks and light meals at the outdoor spa lounge. 67 Jan Smuts Ave, Westcliff m011 481 6450 1 www.fourseasons.com


The perfect retreat for “me” and “us” time in Craighall’s secret garden! Hands on Retreat is a four - star boutique spa that features a calming peaceful botanical space with tall trees, flowers and an abundant birdlife, perfect for meditation. Relax and unwind with a variety of pampers from a three-hour couple massage to a full day package and sleepover. Treatments can also be enjoyed on the deck overlooking the Craighall brook, and there are many rest spots dotted around the garden. After or before treatments enjoy light breakfasts, lunches or high tea at the coffee shop or a picnic basket in the garden. 4 Argylr Ave, Craighall, Sandton m 011 326 3181 1 www.handsonretreat.co.za



Camelot Spas offer Massage Therapy, Skin Treatments, Body Therapy, Beauty Treatments, Spa Packages, Gift Cards and Spa Memberships. LPG® endermologie available at selected branches. Camelot Spa at The Polofields now open!

Contact us for your nearest spa 086 111 4075 | info@camelotspa.co.za | www.camelotspa.co.za


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Kai Thai is focused and dedicated to bringing the authentic Thailand expierence to South Africa with the highest degree of preservation for authentic tradition, culture, art and history. Featuring traditional Thai treatments alongside authentic cuisine in a space that will make you feel like you’ve hoped on a plane and landed in an oriental heaven this spa is definitely worth a visit. Montecasino, Montecasino Blvd & William Nicol Drive, Fourways m 011 511 1844 1 www.kaithai.com


With a revitalising ambiance that is sure you leave you feeling like she’s just spent the day in an island paradise, this spa is perfect for a


sense of vacation without having to travel. You can make a whole day of the experience with their incredible packages that include aromatherapy, Indian head massages, hot stone massages and much more accompanied by a decadent lunch or cake, tea and coffee. 77b, Old Olifantsfontein Rd., Glen Austin, Midrand m082 5374970 1 www.midislespa.co.za


The Puri Thai Masage parlour in Parkhurst aims to make massage a part of a normal routine rather than an extravagance for special occasions. If you were wondering Puri means “wisdom” in Thai. Discover the wisdom of experiencing ancient Thai massage in a clean, professional, stylishly affordable environment and explore their multitude of treatments that range from traditional massages and milky oil massages to hot stone therapy and even sports massages. 7, 6th Street, Parkhurst m 011 880 8028 1 www.purithai.com


Indulge in a pamper session fit for a queen, and awaken your senses at the Renaissance Spa at the Michaelangelo. Their luxury five-star treatments boast an array of revitalising treats like antiaging facials and other beauty regimes. Choose between massages, manicures, pedicures and signature treatments for the perfect spa experience. 8 Maude St, Sandown, Sandton m 011 783 9904 1 www.renaissancespa.co.za


Expect to receive an authentic, relaxing experience that will leave your mind and body feeling rejuvenated. Sawadee specialises in healing Thai massages or Thai yoga massage that is an ancient treatment that combines acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles and assisted yoga postures that is a traditional expierence like no other. Make sure to keep an eye on their website as specials are updated frequently. 26 Willowvale Road, Blairgowrie, Randburg m 011 886 1005 1 www.sawadeethaispa.co.za

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t n a r u a t s e R THE MONTH OF

THE RAJ A Royal Experience

Words Danita Pilley Image Nokuthula Mavhungu; Danita Pilley

Maalik Aslam

The sense of hospitality is within the Indian culture itself. With simple greetings of “namaste” and the aroma of sizzling vegetables, warm curry, lentils and rice,The RAj quiet literally transports you to a space of pure luxury where excellence, quality and richness transcend the everyday norm.

soundtrack that surrounds you. It’s a cultural experience right from the start as you are greeted with a Raj Rose Petal cocktail – fresh cranberry juice, lemon juice and rose petal serum which is known to be a traditional royal welcome drink. The cocktail menu is extensive with a selection of authentic North Indian drinks to choose from.

The menu in itself is a sight to behold offering a large variety of authentic Indian culinary styles such as Tikka Masala, Vindaloo, Korma & Bhoona. ndian food, with its delicious mix of spices, Aromatic spices are the essence of the dishes and mouth-watering flavours and intoxicating all spices at The Raj are handpicked and imported aromas, has become coveted around the from India. We Spoke to Maalik Aslam the general world. It’s a truly unique cuisine not just because manager at the Raj who kindly explained everything of its taste or flavour but because of its rich to us. We started off our experience perfectly with history and The Raj Indian restaurant group a roasted papadum filled with cucumber, green has a history of its own. Bringing a taste of real pepper, coriander and carrot accompanied by the Indian cuisine to Johannesburg diners for over most delicious chutney dipping sauce which left us 19 years with its efficient friendly service, truly excited for more. Starters comprised of a selection authentic offerings and ambience fit for royalty we of vegetarian and meat offerings that were flavoured can truly understand why it’s an experience like to perfection. The tandoori kebab feast, a selection no other. of signature kebabs, the mixed vegetable tikki, and the chicken tikka that is marinated in yoghurt and Walking through the doors of The Raj you feel spices stole the show. With well-acclaimed chef ’s a sense of warmth, with a friendly ambience, from India in the kitchen, there was no doubt beautiful décor and a traditional Indian that our mains would be just as impressive. We


recommend the Dahl Makhni, which is black lentils cooked on a slow fire with herbs and sun-dried spices finished with a touch of cream, that pairs perfectly with a bottle of Seidelberg 2009 cabernet sauvignon, for a truly unique experience. And, of course, what would traditional Indian food be without garlic naan, butter roti and fragrant basmati rice. If you have never experienced a traditional Indian dessert, you’ve been missing out! Try the Kulfi, a milk dumpling served with home-made saffron scented Indian ice-cream. The Raj Indian Restaurant is the perfect venue for small events like birthdays and corporate functions with private dining rooms that can host 12, 20 and 25 people respectively each with different themes and set menus. The restaurant also caters for outdoor functions. At The Raj you can expect nothing less than a taste adventure with luxurious ingredients, tongue-tingling flavours and an atmosphere that will transport you to another world Shop 17, Lower Retail Level, Michelangelo Towers, Maude St, Sandown m 011 783 1521 Q www.therajrestaurant.com Hello Joburg • September 2018 • Hellojoburg.co.za


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RESTAURANT HOTSPOTS Hemelhuijs x So Yum We’re soy into you!


J, it turns out you might want to rethink your idea of breakfast because Hemelhuijs has officially landed in Jozi. If you’re familiar with the charming So Yum restaurant, you’ll have heard that they have moved upstairs, still situated inside the immersive high-end Hyde Park Shopping Centre. Only this time they have joined forces with the innovation of Jacques Erasmus’s traditional Cape farm-style cuisine, which you’ll soon find out, is fantastic. We visited the brand-new space for a bountiful brunch, and the Hemlehuijs x So Yum collaboration is imaginative, innovative and redefining the city’s foodie scene. Yip, it’s downright genius. Don’t expect fussy tablecloths, ornate cutlery and synchronised

service but rather a beautiful rustic, farm-style contemporary design conceptualised into gratified dining. This is a feast for the senses. The breakfast is served in Jacques very own creations, Hemelhuijs’ original Sepia Collection stoneware crockery. The table décor includes a delicate sprinkling of Hemelhuijs’ aesthetic DNA. Signature items from the Hemelhuijs Home Collection feature on the table settings, such as its gold ceramic spoons, their activated charcoal black salt and the menu, which underpins the bold illustrations and photographic imagery styled and presented by Jacques.

dishes exude both resonant flavours of Asia as well as modernistic tastes. Expect syrupy roasted pears overflowing with double cream yoghurt, blueberries and a crispy With such intricate detail, it’s no almond praline or why not try the surprise that the food radiates a home-made potato rosti which is similar appeal. It is art on a plate served like a pancake topped with and while you might be deterred to glossy avo and exotic mushrooms. eat breakfast at a fine dining Asian restaurant, trust us, this works. The Unexpectedly, the collaboration

was just meant to be a pop-up but because of its thrilling success, it is officially here to stay. So Joburgers, grab your squad and book your spot, we have no doubt this concept will amass a devoted following. Mall, Hyde Park Corner, Cnr Smuts Ave & William Nicol Dr. m 011 325 5360 1 www.hemelhuijs.co.za Q @hemelhuijs

Qunu Restuarant


f you’re a true Joburger we’re certain you’re familiar with the prestigious Saxon Hotel. This hotel prides itself on excellent service and the finest dining in the city. Now we all know that Joburgers do not mess around when it comes to a celebratory dinner and we also know that Joburgers love a juicy, hearty steak and a succulent grilled, marinated chicken. Well, the carnivores will have to sojourn because this is all about Qunu Restaurant's brand new inventive veg/vegan menu. Still a sensational dining experience replete with white tablecloths, plush red tones, towering woven lampshades, luscious hanging walled gardens and an authentic African flair. They are serious pros when it comes to flavour, so you have to


start with the Saxon ricotta, kale and cranberry. It’s a bowl from the heavens, filled with inspired smoked cinnamon masala ricotta, kale, quinoa, macadamia nuts, cranberries and spearmint whey dressing. Not only is this bowl crammed with superfoods but is also utterly moreish and guilt free. Oh, and take note, every single ingredient is hand-picked from their very own fruit, vegetable and herb garden. Then opt for a more refined plate like the marinated globe artichoke, apricot and cauliflower main boasting zesty curried cauliflower, couscous, porcini, sweet-smelling apricot and a veg jus. It’s inventive and creative and will keep you and your taste buds blissfully content. Most importantly it is filling, it is a

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substantial portion and immensely satisfying. Save room for the vegan and gluten-free coconut rice pudding slathered in pineapple gel, and macerated pineapple and topped with a dollop of tangy pineapple sorbet. If you’re vegetarian you’re in luck because the Saxon Torte is ecstasy on a plate, this Valrhona Manjari 64% dark chocolate torte is sublime and it is served beautifully with vanilla mousse and seasonal berries.

An element that keeps patrons coming back is that expectations are always met and with this new offering, it’s no different. We are formally ardent supporters of plant-based feeding, thanks to this spectacular menu and its glorious showcase of the simplest ingredients and finest botanicals. 36 Saxon Road, Sandhurst m 011 292 6000 1 www.saxon.co.za Q @thesaxonhotel

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A five-star fine dining vegan experience

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Lerato's CORNER An Honest Review…CRAFT PARKHURST


f you’ve followed the cities wave of craft foods, beers, gins, rums, etc. there is a slight chance you’re familiar with one of Parkhurst’s most admired hangouts. This spot defines the term hipster cool. Initially, after launching, the team seemed to have settled into a killer groove and the constant vibrations of laughter and vigorous energy were palpable even for casual onlookers. Especially because of its location right on the corner of the Parks’s trendy 4th Avenue, so as masses of Joburgers trickle out onto the pavement, the vibe is nothing short of electrifying. But because of this cramming, what it makes up for in ambiance it lacks in service, and at dinner time you might wait a while for a table. It turns out years later, fast forward to 2018 and it seems the space is still humming, however, they might want to rethink the menu and menu choices. Let's begin with the tattered state of the actual menu, which to be generous, looks like the dogs breakfast; (actually I don’t quite think Rover would even deem it appetising), a menu flawed by its hefty weight and whopping size and laden by its shabby appearance. Once you look past the torn and tatty appearance, you’ll notice some orgasmic options but some rather eccentric and nonsensical ones too. A tuna burger with Sriracha chilli and apple slaw, which I ordered and regretted, a bland, featureless patty, cooked well but the only hero was the refreshing slaw. Tuna and apple, I’m still not convinced. Then onto the traditional mac and cheese, gooey-tick, gluten free pasta tick (not sure its purpose) ropy, glutinous cheese - tick, flavour - error. The consistency was spot on but again lacking gusto, missing that sweet tang and that zesty melt–in-your-mouth, "I can't stop consuming" this kinda feeling. Nevertheless a victory for this restaurant is their chopped Mediterranean salad, it’s the greatest in the city, trust me! Imperfectly perfect rolled falafel balls, an inventive beetroot infused hummus, tangy tahini, avo and feta, topped with crispy freekah grain, all drenched in the tastiest basil pesto dressing. Drool worthy and the portion is more than mucho, so it is a hefty R135 (for vegetarian I might add) but it is oh-so-worth-it! Also their selection of craft beers, crafted spirits, artisan whiskeys, artisan roasted coffees, natural craft teas, health juices, matcha lattes and wines are fantastic. On their website it clearly states that the owners are on a quest to develop a unique restaurant with words such as hand made, old-school, authentic, attention to detail, artisanal and personal as major parts of the Craft vocabulary. They have certainly succeeded but perhaps a little more flavour and a few less parades on a plate.

x xLerato' AMBIENCE SERVICE FOOD DRINKS 33 4th Avenue Parkhurst m 011 788 7111 1 www.craftrestaurant.co.za Q @craftrestaurant

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Reuben Riffel Reuben’s Restaurant & Bar is down to earth with a sophisticated culinary style that celebrates food in its entirety. The menu has a worldly theme with strong Asian and Cape Malay influences that showcase the modern, eclectic and contemporary feel of the restaurant while staying true to its South African Roots, “the core of our food offering will be Reubens classics, but we offer a changing menu that reflects not just the seasons but what is fresh and available” say Reuben. Rueben’s love for food was inspired at an early age as he grew up in a family that took it very seriously.

“We lived off produce from my grandfather’s land and most of our family had their own chickens and grew vegetables or fruit, so it’s always been part of my upbringing”. This passion for fresh, organic produce and ingredients translate into the way he appreciates and cooks food today and is apparent in his plans for a perfect springtime menu “it’s about an abundance of springtime vegetables - broad


beans, peas, asparagus, young garlic, free range chicken, lamb and trout. That’s what I’ll use on my spring menu” and customers can look forward to dishes like trout tartar and brandade, chilled carrot soup, broad beans, crème fraiche, marinated chicken supreme, crispy parmesan gnocchi, roasted pineapple lemongrass coulis, frozen white chocolate mousse, raspberries, toasted coconut and macadamia shavings during the warmer months. Other than the delicious food Reuben is also planning on hosting fabulous evenings, “from wine evenings, cognac food pairings and, my favourite, jazz - we have lots to get excited about”. Reuben, renowned for his culinary prowess, describes his cuisine as eclectic and unpretentious. There is an honest simplicity to the food he serves throughout his restaurants, underpinned by his focus on the finest seasonal produce sourced from nearby suppliers. His philosophy is to keep things uncomplicated, bringing out the natural flavours of each ingredient, and to strive for a perfect balance in the finished dish.

The trick is staying true to what you love, and creating your own identity in the kitchen.

service and don’t make the same mistake over and over again. “Learn on your own about other chefs and When it comes to staying up to date study produce, teqniques and recipes with culinary trends, Reuben prefers When asked about his most simplicity and a classic approach to memorable meal, we were informed in your own time. Being able to cook his food. “I don’t really follow trends, that it was at the Fat Duck – Heston a steak or roasting fish doesn’t make you a chef. Reading, learning, tasting every chef should create his or her Blumenthals restaurant, “ It was etc. these are all things that form own trend. If there’s new techniques just very delicious food without all your style and pallet”. I find interesting and better than I do the tricks”. try it out and if it suits my food then To anyone just starting out in the we will do it. I do, however, follow D @ReubenRiffel kitchen, Rueben advises to Keep many chefs from all around the 1 www.reubens.co.za your head down, ask questions after word who are inspiring” he admits. Q @chefreubenriffel

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euben Riffel began his career in the town in which he was born, Franschhoek – known locally, and increasingly across the globe, as the food and wine capital of South Africa. He hasn’t stopped since and now has foodies everywhere buzzing with the launch of his new restaurant at the Capital Moloko Hotel in Sandton.

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The taste and feeling of Paris Contact: +27 11 325 5008 or Email: hydepark@tashascafe.com

Cnr Jan Smuts Ave & William Nicol Drive, Hyde Park, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa www.hydeparkcorner.co.za 011 325 4340 Hello Joburg • August 2018 • Hellojoburg.co.za


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TASHAS The taste and feeling of Paris Inspired by the sidewalk cafés in Paris, Tashas Le Parc provides elevated bistro dining in a casual yet stylish environment. The French inspiration is evident not only on the menu but also in the interior details.

SANDTON Tel 011 884 8888, sandton@signaturerestaurant.co.za Morningside Shopping Centre, Rivonia Road BROOKLYN Tel 012 941 1277, brooklyn@signaturerestaurant.co.za 570 Fehrsen Street, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn www.signaturerestaurant.co.za


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As Natasha Sideris, founder of Tashas, says, “Every Tashas is a little bit different and a little bit the same.” In creating Tashas Le Parc, Sideris was inspired by her many trips to France. The interior courtyard is reminiscent of the cafés along the Boulevard SaintGermain with marble café tables and classic French Bistro chairs. As with all Tashas, the attention to detail is impeccable.

The long, luxurious, green velvet sofa with natural light streaming through the skylight is the perfect place for a relaxing respite in the middle of the day while the elegant elevated bar tables dotted around the courtyard are an ideal place to for a coffee, light lunch or a meeting. Rumour has it that they also have the best macaroons in Africa. If they don’t capture your imagination, the freshly baked bread made on site every day will. Tashas Le Parc lives up to the Tashas promise of “Brilliant food. Stunning environments. Engagingly delivered.” Open from early morning till late every day. Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre, William Nicol Dr, Hyde Park m 011 325 5024 1 www.tashascafe.com

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hether you would like a Croque Madame for breakfast, a Salade Niçoise for lunch or their famous line fish with sauce vierge for dinner, there is something for every palate. Also, on offer are abundant breakfasts, delicious salads, burgers, and sandwiches. The “Food for Thought” part of the menu is perfect for those looking for a healthy bite.




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Liza Landauer

- Liza’s at Capital Hill


ccording to Liza Landauer, calories are like cash…you cannot waste it, and you cannot rob yourself of the sumptuous experience at Liza’s at Capital Hill – it’s worth every calorie.

This is Liza’s third rodeo, and with a rich heritage, she has always loved the idea of creatively nurturing people through food and making a difference. She believes in never underestimating the power that food wields, and a perfect example in her café in the heart of Sandton’s CBD; is her signature sloppy joe, which takes customers back to their school tuckshops. As they take a mouthful, they are sixteen again. Food has the power to transport through memory, and Liza’s colourful food journey is made up of such vignettes. This Café has also been voted for the best hot beef on rye in Johannesburg by Eat Out magazine. Having started out at Reuben’s Great Sandwich, Liza and her partner also operated a successful state-of-the-art hot dog stand during the 2010 World Cup, where she mastered the art of hotdogs. To this day she still sells these hotdogs using only kosher sausages- beef or chicken and serves them with the same addictive mustard sauce.

Love is the key to her kitchen’s success, and treating ingredients with respect, Liza and her team, who have been with her for over a decade, design dishes to satisfy their clients and cater to their needs. The best-kept secret in Sandton, Liza’s at Capital Hill affords you the opportunity to “expresso yourself.”

mTel: 011 568 3335 kE-mail:liza@capitalhillcafe.co.za 1 www.capitalhillcafe.co.za


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Having also owned Meat Etc, pleasing her customers affords Liza the ultimate rush, and a wonderful cook herself, she now lends her skills to her commercial kitchen, where she does catering too. Looking forward to feeding everyone she serves, Liza’s signature platters can rock your boardroom or your box at the game, where you experience her magic in every mouthful.

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BURGER JOINT HOTSPOTS chicken wings and the hard-shell tacos. There are branches nationwide so check out their website for a location near you. 1 www.burgerack.co.za



A laid back, countryside-style spot, AJ’s is affordable and kid-friendly – so much so that they eat for free on Tuesdays. Bonus! From wood-fired pizza to home-style burgers (200g home-made Karan beef patties), you certainly won’t leave hungry. And if you have a sweet tooth better yet. Try the Apple Crumble with ice-cream. There’s also live music on Sundays! 33 Abercorn Ave, Craighall Park m 074 959 7184 E www.ajsrestaurant.co.za


This is a New York inspired, hip, urban diner that specialises in buffalo style chicken wings in a variety of flavours, hand-crafted milkshakes and of course an awesome range of burgers. Come hungry as the burgers will satisfy the biggest of appetites! This serves as the perfect spot to meet friends and sip on the latest craft beers while enjoying a tasty meal. Try the Mobster burger which has grilled mushrooms with caramelized red onion and a slice of Emmental cheese or The Great Pretender burger which is made up of zesty crushed kidney beans, a carrot and corn patty with garnish for all the veggie feeders out there! Finish with an American apple pie milkshake that will guarantee you leave with a smile. There are branches nationwide so check out their website for a location near you. 1 www.brooklynbrothers.co.za


With burgers that are made from scratch using only the finest locally sourced ingredients like juicy allnatural beef patties with no additives or preservatives, this is the perfect spot for a fresh down to earth burger. Grilled on an open flame and then prepared specifically to order each burger that leaves the kitchen is a work of art that will surely take you on a taste adventure. Other honourable mentions include the jalapeño mayo



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If you’re looking for a classic burger with freshly baked buns, high-quality patties and delicious hand-cut chips then look no further than Dukes burgers! With amazing vegetarian options like tofu feta and peanut soya sauce, gourmet options like ostrich and lamb alongside more traditional offerings like beef and chicken, this is one of the most loved joints in town. If you pay this spot a visit you can’t leave without trying the infamous Big Cheese Burger that is filled with mozzarella, feta, cheddar, a classic beef patty as well as pickles and tomato relish! And for all the chilli lovers out there, the menu boasts amazing spicy options. 14 Gleneagles Rd, Greenside m 087 802 0421 1 www.dukesburgers.co.za


Originally from Cape Town, Hudsons is definitely worth a visit on your burger joint journey. Situated on the bustling main street in Parkhurst, with a wide range of burgers on offer to suit every preference alongside delicious starters and desserts that are accompanied by a killer cocktails menu, this spot serves as the perfect after work happy hour, Friday night hangout or Saturday lunch spot. Corner 4th Avenue and 14th Street, Parkhurst m 011 268 0713 1 www.theburgerjoint.co.za


Continuing the trend of creating your own burger we can’t forget about Rocco Mammas. Choose from a selection of already designed mouthwatering burgers like the Mushroom Swizz or the BCG (bacon, cheese and guac) or customize your own with as many ingredients as you want. Perfect for a sit-down or takeaway meal visitors can choose beef, chicken or vegetarian patties or opt for something a little different like, nachos, chicken wings or ribs. There are branches nationwide so check out their website for a location near you. 1 www.rocomamas.com

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www.thebullrun.co.za | 20 Maude Street, Sandton, Johannesburg | Tel: 011 884 1400

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9 WINE WINE Sometimes we write ‘drink wine’ on our to-do-list just to feel like we have accomplished something. After a bad day, during a crisis, wine fixes anything. Don’t judge us, but it’s true, and this month we did just that for our wine aficionados. So here are our top picks for the spring season.

Alvi’s Drift Pinotage Rose

DMZ Chenin Demorgenzon Stellenbosch

WHY WE LOVE IT: Because pink is our favourite colour.

WHY WE LOVE IT: It’s not too dry and not too sweet.

AROMA: Berries – particularly raspberries and strawberries.

AROMA: Green apple, apricot and peach. PERFECT FOR: A romantic bubble bath.

PERFECT FOR: A boozy girls’ lunch.

BEST PAIRED WITH: At home sushi from uber eats. BEST PAIRED WITH: Fish tacos SCORE FROM FINE TO DIVINE: Divine. (from Perron). SCORE FROM FINE TO DIVINE: Divine. CAN DRINKING THIS WINE IMPROVE CAN DRINKING THIS WINE IMPROVE YOUR SEX LIFE: Yes. A bottle between two people in the bathtub will take you straight to YOUR SEX LIFE: Yes, it can – when drunk the bedroom. at a girl’s lunch, friends become less inhibited and offer better sex advise.

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Buitenverwachting Chardonnay 2014 Constantia WHY WE LOVE IT: This is one of the few easy-drinking chards we’ve come across. Its acidity is even and rounded, with a long and satisfying finish. AROMA: Opulent aromas of citrus, figs and toasted nuts – truly sublime! PERFECT FOR: Long, lazy alfresco lunches. BEST PAIRED WITH: Teriyaki glazed salmon. SCORE FROM FINE TO DIVINE: Easily 11/10. CAN THIS WINE IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH: If you pair it with a light and healthy meal, I don’t see why not.

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Jordan Black Magic Merlot 2013 Stellenbosch WHY WE LOVE IT: There’s some black magic in every glass! The tannins are high but rounded and it has an oh-so-moreish fruity finish. AROMA: Wild strawberries, blackberries and unripe plum. PERFECT FOR: A sophisticated sundowner or an evening of romance. BEST PAIRED WITH: Eggplant and porcini ‘meatballs’ in tomato sauce. SCORE FROM FINE TO DIVINE: Absolutely divine as long as you don’t overdo it (it gets rich pretty quickly). CAN THIS WINE IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH: They say a glass of red a day is good for your heart health – we’ll go with it!

KWV Mentors Cab Sav 2012 WHY WE LOVE IT: The KWV Mentors range honours the diversity of terroir and climate which influence the differing South African wine styles plus its full-bodied and rich texture makes it an ideal treat. AROMA: Ripe plum, dark cherry and blackcurrant. PERFECT FOR: An intimate date night under the stars. BEST PAIRED WITH: Lentil and chickpea Indian spiced curry with quinoa. SCORE FROM FINE TO DIVINE: Downright divine. CAN THIS WINE MAKE YOUR DAILY WOES DISAPPEAR: Is that a rhetorical question?

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GOOD TO KNOW: Durbanville Hills sauvignon blanc sparkling wine has landed. Durbanville Hills is proud to announce the launch of its latest premium collection of wines, the Collectors Reserve. Inspired by Cape Town. The new premium offering boasts a unique range of wines that have been skilfully crafted using only the finest grapes from Cape Towns best vineyards. Paying homage to its name, this exclusive range has been designed as a collector’s item for both wine and art lovers alike. For more on all things wine this month scan the QR code or visit www.hellojoburg.co.za.

Kleine Zalze Vineyard selection Shiraz Mourvédre Viognier 2016 WHY WE LOVE IT: We are currently obsessed with Rhone elements and love a heavy red. AROMA: Pepper, wild berry and cherry. PERFECT FOR: Spoiling your wife on her birthday. BEST PAIRED WITH: Home-made thin crust, ricotta, artichoke and basil pesto pizza. SCORE FROM FINE TO DIVINE: Utterly divine. CAN THIS WINE MAKE YOUR DAILY WOES DISAPPEAR: Not only that but it will transport you to cloud wine!

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Situated in the cultural hub of Maboneng and set in a stylish rustic space, the Che Argentine Grill offers a selection of food that’s not to be missed. Wood fired meat and platters alongside traditional dishes can be paired with Argentine Malbec or Shiraz for an unforgettable experience. 303 Fox St, Maboneng m 011 614 0264 E www.cheargentinegrill.co.za

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Dae Jang Kum is known for its spectacular Kimichi and authentic Korean experience. Tucked away in Rivonia’s “Chinatown” this Korean gem is one of the most uniquely traditional menus in Johannesburg. The food is meant to be shared so make sure to order a variety of dishes from soups to rice that are cooked at your table. Dae Jang Kum, No 20 9th Ave, Rivonia, Sandton m 011 234 7292.


Specialising in meals from across the African content mainly, east, west, central and Southern Africa, Hombaze African Cuisine offers meals that are kept true to tradition and use ingredients and methods from their origin. With an upmarket atmosphere, enjoyable vibe and a delicious selection of cultural meals like fried goat meat and Gizdodo (peppered gizzards served with ripe plantain) Hombaze is definitely worth a visit. 126, 11th street Parkmore Sandton m 011 783 0366 Ewww.facebook.com/Hombaze/


O’ Vicente is cosy, comfy and serves up the best Portuguese food in town. They’re known for their seafood, so make sure to sample their incredible prawns, kingklip, grilled sardines or calamari. Due to O’ Vicente’s consistently delicious offerings, make sure to book in order to avoid disappointment. 16 Sovereign Street, Bedfordview m 011 616 2249


At Punchinello’s, a Venice-inspired restaurant, you can enjoy Venetian cuisine and a variety of wonderful



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dishes that use the flavours of the Mediterranean as inspiration. With live entertainment and a host of menu highlights, it’s no surprise their Sunday lunch is regarded as one of the best in Fourways! Southern Sun Montecasino, Fourways m 011 367 4367 1 www.tsogosun.com/punchinellos


Salsa Mexican Grill offers an authentic Mexican cuisine, using traditional cooking methods with a healthy modern twist. With the freshest quality ingredients sourced from sustainable farms and their outstanding selection of refreshments like craft tequilas and signature cocktails, every meal is a celebration. 38, 4th Avenue, Parkhurst m 011 027 2572 1 www.pablo-eggs-go-bar.business.site


Schwabinger Stuben is one of the best and most well-known German pubs and restaurants in Johannesburg. With a menu ranging from traditional German Stubenbrett, Eisbein and Schnitzel to Wurst, they offer a range of delicious and generous German dishes. Every dish is complemented with a local or imported beer. 387 Main Avenue, Ferndale, Randburg m 011 787 2550 1 www.schwabinger.co.za


With a wide variety of shawarma to choose from, on top of Middle Eastern spiced fillet, an incredible falafel burger and hearty lentil soup, you’ll feel like you’re lunching in the Middle East. Teta Mari offers an impressive American-style menu, including a selection of salads. Illovo Square, Harries Road, Illovo m 011 268 5019 1 www.facebook.com/ tetamarirestaurant


If you’re in the mood for Cuban inspired food, a vibrant atmosphere and amazing service then the Royale should definitely be on your go-to list. Enjoy a bowl of crispy spiced potato skins while you decide between a delicious variety of meals that feature the infamous Cuban sandwich and the Mojo rubbed pork belly. 357 Jan Smuts Avenue, Albans Square, Craighall m 060 575 2471 1 www.facebook.com/theroyalesa/

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sourced and garden fresh and the restaurant offers an amazing sixcourse vegan menu. Letamo Game Estate, Kromdraai, Mogale City m 011 688 7000 1 www.forumhomini.com

Headed by executive chef Matthew Foxon, Level Four restaurant at 54 on Bath is a contemporary fine dining restaurant in the trendy heart of Rosebank that features a bold signature style and distinctive flair. The menu combines classic cuisine with contemporary influences for a culinary experience like no other. From porcini and cauliflower risotto to dukkha spiced ostrich fillet the compact menu offers a sophisticated dish for every palate. After your meal enjoy a glass of bubbly at the Perrier-Jouët bar overlooking the terrace garden. 54 on Bath Hotel, 54 Bath Ave Rosebank m 011 344 8442 E www.tsogosun.com/level-four



This place has an exquisite lunch and dinner menu. Signature carries a luxurious range of single malt whiskeys, cognac, wines, cocktails, and perfectly chilled champagne. Morningside Shopping Centre, Corner Rivonia and Outspan Road, Sandton m 011 884 8888 1 www.signaturerestaurant.co.za


Maximillien dishes up an exquisite epicurean experience in a stylish yet welcoming ambience. Adding to the classic and sophisticated aesthetic is a pianist serenading diners, and their outdoor section has glass walls and a glass ceiling and is perfect for summer. Legacy Corner Mall, 8 Maude Street, Sandton m 011 292 7111 1 www.maximillien.co.za


The trendy yet elegant Pigalle restaurant offers international dishes with a Portuguese flair to those looking to have business lunches and a fine-dining experience. The glass-encased wine cellar contains French champagnes and wines from South Africa’s top boutique estates. Private balconies are available for those wanting a more intimate space for a meeting, date or celebratory occasion. High Level Street, Melrose Arch S m 011 684 2711 1 pigallerestaurants.co.za


Looking for something special with a touch of South African flair? Roots restaurant at Forum Homini Hotel is fine dining at its best. Roots offer an ever-changing, incredible degustation menu with wine pairing as well as an a-la-carte menu. Most of the food is locally


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


The Ivy is a social space and dinner bar in Bedfordview that celebrates high life leisure over a picturesque Joburg skyline & a view over the world’s largest urban forest. Enjoy the relaxing intimate environment while indulging in their exquisite Afro-Asian menu that features new age sushi and delicious tapas as well as an exceptional cocktail menu. 3rd floor, 2 Arbroath Rd, Bedfordview m 010 203 9054 1 www.theivygarden.co.za


View’s seasonal menu offers refined and honest contemporary cuisine. View also has a refined five-course menu which can be paired with the sommelier’s wine selection. The interior opens out onto a sunset terrace, where diners can take in sweeping views of Johannesburg. View is only open for dinner, so it’s recommended you make a reservation and come dressed in smart casual attire. Four Seasons Westcliff Hotel, 67 Jan Smuts Avenue, Westcliff m 011 481 6000 1 www.viewrestaurant.co.za

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

From a roasted butternut and gorgonzola pot, pork a la Milanese or calamari to freshly baked pizza in a mosaic-clad oven, when it comes to Italian food, Café Picobella has you covered. The restaurant itself has an amazing homely feel and a menu that boasts an authentic Italian country-style cuisine that’s ‘just how mama used to make it’. After your meal explore the mouth-watering selection of desserts that are on offer and soak in the warm welcoming surroundings. 66 4th Ave, Melville m 011 482 4309 E www.facebook.com/ CafePicobellaTrattoria



Fancy a real Neapolitan pizza that instantly transports you to the streets of Naples? Coalition Pizzeria will do just that. Situated in the central hub of the Rosebank district, this hidden gem on the corner of Bolton road offers woodfired pizza, amazing drinks and an authentic experience in a young, vibey setting. 2 Bolton Road, Parkwood, Rosebank m 010 900 4987 1 www.coalitionpizza.co.za


Gemelli Cucina Bar is inspired by and centred around the concept of delicious, wholesome Italian food. With a combination of timeless Italian flavours, a contemporary flair and a modern innovative atmosphere Gemelli promises a taste adventure like you’ve never experienced before. Shop 13, Posthouse Link Centre, Cnr Main Rd & Posthouse Str, Br yanston m 010 591 4333 E www.gemellirestaurant.co.za


When you take a seat at Il Giardino, you could just as well be anywhere in Italy eating authentic, delicious Italian food. It has an amazing range of cakes, which can be made to order or to take away after a delicious meal. Unsurprisingly, they are the venue of choice for city weddings and corporate and private functions. 44 Stanley Avenue, Milpark m 011 482 4978 1 www.ilgiardino.co.za



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La Cucina Di Ciro exudes an old fashion charm with a carefully thought out menu that boasts an extraordinary blend of tastes and flavours. With a unique Italian flair, dishes offer a distinctive blend of styles. Try the polenta or quinoa salad for starters and venture into the pan-fried calves liver with lentils and port wine sauce or grilled fillet wrapped with parma ham. 43 Seventh Avenue, Parktown North m 011 442 5187 1 https://lacucinadiciro.co.za


Osteria Rossa offers a lovely relaxed atmosphere where the food speaks for itself. Start your meal off with an Aperol spritz followed with fried zucchini or bruschetta. Their woodfired pizzas are a local favourite and authentic gelato is the perfect way to end off any meal. Shop 15 Bedford Village, Van Buuren Rd, Bedfordview. m 011 455 5911 1 www.osteriarossa.mobi


Pronto is an award-winning restaurant, run with love and passion. Their menu consists of the best local and imported ingredients crafted into the most delicious, authentic pizzas, pasta and more. Sip your favourite wine at the wine bar before moving to the restaurant to enjoy an evening filled with good food and excellent service. They also serve incredible breakfast. The Colony, 345 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall m 011 447 4346 1 www.prontoitalianrestaurant.co.za


For a more casual dining experience, Super Sconto has become a landmark for anyone wanting a great lunch or even better coffee (arguably the best coffee in Johannesburg). The authentic deli and coffee bar offers everything from imported cold meats and cheeses like mortadella, mouth-watering buffalo mozzarella and picked and roasted vegetables. Basically, you’ll be in antipasto heaven! Create your own panini from a variety of fresh ingredients or choose from one of the many homemade pasta dishes and roasts. Tirren House, Corner 5th Street, 169171 Louis Botha Ave, Orange Grove m 011 728 7561 1 www.supersconto.co.za

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MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES The best things to do in spring in Joburg require you to spend some much-needed time outdoors (no complaints here!). It’s time to forget the harsh winter conditions and embrace the spring season! There’s no shortage of delightful happenings in the City of Gold when the flowers are in bloom, from an alfresco feast with a twist to shopping at the best outdoor markets. Take a drive out to the charming five-star Budmarsh Country Lodge in Magaliesburg where you can tuck into an elegant gourmet picnic for two on the sprawling lawns overlooking the trout dam of this former farm (be sure to order a bottle of ice-cold bubbly from the estate’s award-winning wine cellar as well!). The spectacular 25-hectare Toadbury Hall Country Hotel in Elandsdrift is another great choice. The picnic spots are nestled amidst majestic indigenous trees and magnificent rose and lavender gardens. Picnic baskets are packed per couple and offer standard, vegetarian and children menus.

at Jackson’s Real Food Market that takes place in the calming environs of leafy Bryanston to help you find your centre and stretch out under the sun. The events take place on selected Sundays of the month from 09h00 to 10h00. Make sure you keep an eye on the Jackson’s Real Food Market Facebook page for details on upcoming events. Pack a mat, grab the sunscreen and we’ll see you on the rooftop! 300 Bryanton Drive, Bryanston m 011 463 1598 E www.facebook.com/jacksonswholefoodsmarket/

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If you’re on a mission to find the yummiest bites to stock up your pantry or fill your picnic Budmarsh Country Lodge, R96, Magaliesburg basket with, make a beeline for the Jozi Real m 011 728 1800 1 www.budmarsh.co.za Food Market in Greenside. It offers plenty of just-picked fruits and vegetables, artisanal Toadbury Hall Country Hotel, plot 64, Beyers Naude exit, bread, cured meats and much more. The Elandsdrift Linden Market is the place to go if you want m 010 593 7523 1 www.toadburyhall.co.za to score a vintage dud or trendy fashion and homeware. When you’re done shopping, Rooftop yoga stop by the gin bar, grab a G&T and then go Relaxing in this busy city can be a tough call, and laze on the lawns of the beautiful Joburg which is why we love the rooftop yoga classes Botanical Gardens and enjoy the live music.


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Jozi Real Food Market, Pirates Sports Club, 25 Braeside Road, Greenside m 083 532 2992 or 011 327 7043 1 www.jozirealfoodmarket.co.za E www.facebook.com/jozirealfoodmarket/ The Linden Market, 45 Thomas Bowler Street, Franklin Roosevelt Park, Emmarentia m 079 509 6446 1 www.thelindenmarket.com E www.facebook.com/thelindenmarket/

Row Boating Zoo Lake is a sensual delight during the spring season and there’s no better way to take in the sights and sounds than in one of the rowboats for hire. Each rowboat can hold up to six people, so it’s a fun familyfriendly activity. If you’re going with the kids, take some bread along for them to feed the ducks. A romantic row around the lake under clear African skies is also the perfect way to spend a romantic afternoon with that someone special. Afterwards, you can take a leisurely arm-in-arm stroll around the park. Corner of Jan Smuts Avenue & Westwold Way, Parkview m 011 483 1017

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LEISURE ACTIVITY HOTSPOTS ARCHERS OF ZOO LAKE Why not take an archery lesson and develop an awesome new skill? The Archers of Zoo Lake offer lessons and training to anybody from absolute beginners to more advanced archers, and they also have kid’s classes. They have superb coaching, well-maintained equipment and an overall friendly atmosphere. Equipment can be rented so just show up and enjoy! Prince of Wales Zoolake, Randburg m 071 478 0990 1 www.azl.co.za


BRYANSTON ORGANIC MARKET Joburg’s first and finest outdoor market, a magical place, removed from the rush of everyday life, offering inspired crafts and wholesome food. Free entrance – 20 minutes from Sandton. Visit us or alternatively shop online. 40 Culross Road, Bryanston Open Thursday and Saturday from 9am to 3pm m 011 706 3671 1 www.bryanstonorganicmarket.co.za

CABLE WATERSKIING Who needs a boat when you can waterski, kneeboard or wakeboard at Stoke City! This fun, family-friendly cable waterpark offers the perfect watery escape from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg. Their professional instructors will get you up and riding in no time, and their rental store is fully stocked with skis, kneeboards, wakeboards, life jackets and helmets. Olifantsfontein Rd, Glen Austin, Midrand m 082 348 6706 1 www.stokecity.co.za


CARLTON CENTER If you’re looking for one of the best bird’s-eye views Johannesburg has to offer, then the 50-storey Carlton Centre is the place to go! Expect a panoramic view of the city of gold from one of the highest buildings in Jozi. The topmost floor of the building stands at an incredible 223m high and offers a spectacular 360-degree view of dense cityscape. 150 Commissioner St, CBD m 011 308 1331 1 www.gauteng.net

CRADLE OF HUMANKIND Situated approximately 90 minutes from the Johannesburg city centre, visitors can expect a cultural and educational experience, in a world heritage site, without much travel. Learn about stones and bones as the site is home to around 40% of the worlds human fossils. Grab something delicious to eat while embracing the tranquil surroundings and try out the range of adrenalinpumping activities that are on offer. The area is also home to a huge array of birds, animals and plants. R563 Hekpoort Road, Sterkfontein m 014 577 9000 1 www.thecradleofhumankind.net

DIRT RYDERS Get ready for a day of entertainment, including kids and adults go-karts to suit different levels, scenic paintball, archery and volleyball. With a play centre, pony rides, a swimming pool and a kiddies go-kart track, your children won’t want to leave. Great for events of all sorts, they have a fully stocked bar and their kitchen is equipped for many forms of catering. Farm ME 12B Pelindaba Rd, Lanseria m 071 677 8673 1 www.dirtryders.co.za

FOURWAYS ADVENTURE GOLF Adventure Golf has been at the Fourways Mall for 19 years and is comprised of three unique nine-hole courses made more challenging with boulders, multi-level putting greens and flowing rivers. The courses are immersed in tranquil surroundings of lush vegetation and beautiful ponds, and at night the ambience transforms into a mysterious

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wonderland. Corner William Nicole and Fourways Boulevard, Fourways m 011 465 8452 1 www.adventuregolf.co.za

JOHANNESBURG PLANETARIUM Who doesn’t love a night under the stars? At the Johannesburg WITS planetarium, the night skies will put on the most spectacular show for you. There’s so much of the sky to explore and so much to discover and you’ll be able to learn and observe features like the milky way and the southern cross as well as much more. Yale Rd m 011 717 1390 1 www.planetarium.co.za

JOZI X The park has been specifically designed to cater for 5- to 75-year-olds and offers mountain boarding, a slackline park, bubble soccer and parkour. Their dry obstacle course, Battle Rush, will test your current fitness levels. You can hire an instructor. They’re open from 9 am, Wednesdays to Sundays, and no alcohol is allowed. Main Rd, Johannesburg m 082 456 2358 1 www.jozix.co.za


If you’re looking for a fun and educational activity for the whole family the lion park serves as just that. Celebrating over 50 years of operation, the park is more than 600 hectares of wilderness that’s home to a variety of animal species. Open 365 days a year with authentic safari encounters, expect an unforgettable experience as you get up close and personal with a number of animals in addition to the lions. From wild dogs, cheetahs, zebras, springbuck and more, guided tours, delicious food and drinks from either the Wetlands Restaurant and Bar or the Bull ń Buck Grill, souvenirs and a kiddies play area, your day is sure to be action packed and full of fun. R512 Pelindaba Rd, Hartbeespoort, Broederstroom m 087 150 0100 1 www.lionandsafaripark.com


LESEDI CULTURAL VILLAGE Set just a mere hour’s drive from Johannesburg, the Lesedi Cultural Village is known as one of the best tourist attractions in South Africa. Embark on an African cultural experience like no other. Meet and interact with people from the Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Ndebele and Basotho tribes, enter their homes and listen to stories about their history and rituals. Visitors can also experience life in a genuine tribal village without giving up modernday comforts with a stay in a traditional beehive hut. KalkheuwelBroederstroom R512, Lanseria m 071 507 1447 1 www.lesedi.com

SOWETO TOWERS Previously known as the Orlando Powder Station, the Soweto Towers have become one of the best-known bungee jump spots in Johannesburg. The Power station was commissioned at the end of the second world war and served Jozi for over 50 years making it an integral part of history. Enjoy the thrill of 100m jump off of a suspension bridge with a rubber cord attached to your feet, travel up the side of the western cooling tower in a lift to arrive at a viewing platform with a 360-degree view of Soweto or parachute from the top for an adventure experience like no other. Chris Hani Rd, Klipspruit 318-I m 071 674 4343 1 www.sowetotowers.co.za

WILD CAVE ADVENTURES Based in the cradle of humankind Wild Cave Adventures offers an experience like no other! Learn about this historical world heritage site while embarking on a cave excursion, abseiling, rock climbing or hiking in the open air of the Magaliesburg. Cradle of Humankind Heritage Area, Krugersdorp m 011 956 6197 1 www.wildcaves.co.za

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equestrian life The Nedbank Polo International The Nedbank International Polo on 15 September sees South Africa take on rivals Australia at Inanda Club. This will be the sixth time these opponents meet on the polo field with Australia having won three, leaving our home team determined to level the playing ground. Whilst the on-field action is the highlight of the event, a day at the polo means fashion, food, champagne and strawberries – sounds perfect if you ask us! When: 15 September Where: Inanda Club, Forrest Road, Inanda Book: www.webtickets.co.za Facebook: South African Polo Association


EQUESTRIAN LIFE SA MAGAZINE The latest addition to the Hello Joburg stable of magazines (see what we did there?).

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hilst many of you may think horses and the equestrian world is a fairly niche industry we’d like to challenge that theory. Did you know that Equine Facilitated Learning is one of the most effective methods of Leadership Development and can make significant improvements to your business? It’s true – Equilibrium Consulting, based in Johannesburg but operating globally, utilise horses’ intuition to enable managers to become more aware of their non-verbal communication and enable them to operate more effectively within a team environment. Winston Churchill once said that “there is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man” – we think he was onto something!

known by almost all South Africans for her expertise on the implications of social media for businesses and teenagers alike. The owner and founder of the Digital Law Company is an avid horse rider and maintains that horses and riding is her sanctuary away from the chaos and stress of everyday life.

The SA Derby Presented by black The 52nd edition of The South African Derby, presented by black, is a highlight on the equestrian calendar and this year, whilst in-arena equestrian action is expected to be of the utmost quality, the out-of-arena action is what’s got everyone abuzz. The SA Derby kicks off officially on Wednesday the 26th of September at Kyalami Equestrian Park in Johannesburg with five days of the best thrills and spills across various equestrian disciplines. The highlight is the grand finale of the showjumping classes - The South African 1.50m Derby final at 12:00 on Sunday, 30 September. This year the SA Derby will be rocking a strictly smart, “Spring in the Hamptons” dress code and the official after-party will feature A-list South African artists such as Rubber Duc, Goodluck and Georgetown to name but a few. So, whether it’s the equestrian experience, the shopping, the champagne or the after party that catches your fancy – there is entertainment for the whole family at the SA Derby, presented by black.

When: 30 September Where: Kyalami Equestrian Park, 1 Dahlia Road, Apart from business, we also find synchronicities between Kyalami equestrianism and fashion, beauty and travel destinations Book: www.thederby.co.za throughout South Africa. As winter comes to an end Facebook: The SA Derby and we pack away out knee-length leather boots – we owe a thank you to the Equestrian world for providing We have all this and more in our first ever edition of fashion designers globally with the inspiration for the now Equestrian Life Magazine. Visit your nearest tack shop, infamous ‘Rider Boot’ – a firm favourite of the Duchess riding centre or stable to get a copy. of Cambridge – Kate Middleton.

August was women’s month and we celebrated some of our female equestrian athletes who are also making Whether you’re an avid equestrian or not, there are social a significant impact in the business world. Emma events on the calendar which shouldn’t be missed, and Sadleir – social media law expert and author - is well two of them happen to be taking place this month:

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The Use of Equine Facilitated Learning for Leadership Development. For centuries, people have made use of horses and their muscle power to advance human development – for transport during the wars and for recreational purposes. These days, however, corporates and businesses are seeing the value of horses’ intuition as a tool to enable managers to master soft skills and become authentic leaders.

Equilibrium, a coaching and development consultancy based in Johannesburg, led by Nadine Jackson, Nikki Lowe and Mpho Makwana, have developed the Equilibrium Equine Experience – an experiential approach using the engagement with horses to enable delegates to embark on a journey of self-discovery and development. The method has proven successful amongst corporate companies of varying sizes giving individuals in a team - regardless


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of seniority, qualification, age or gender - powerful personal awareness with realtime results, ensuring sustainability and lasting impact. Apart from building trust between team members, equine facilitated learning helps to develop the skills required to manage and navigate through uncomfortable, emotionally intense situations and move towards a state of effective conflict resolution and agreement more rapidly – essential skills for any business with culturally diverse teams. If an organisation is looking for sustained, meaningful, leadership change, the Equilibrium approach is something that they should consider. For more information or to inquire about the equine experience, contact Equilibrium Consulting: k Nadine@equilibriumconsulting.co.za / nikki@equilibriumconsulting.co.za K www.equilibriumconsulting.co.za Ewww.facebook.com EQUILIBRIUMLeadership

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orses are natural facilitators in both leadership and followership – as herd animals, they have an instinctive ability to determine team roles and maintain a disciplined ‘work’ ethic for mutual benefit. As flight animals, they follow energy and intention more than words – honing in on non-verbal communication and emotional intelligence which they subconsciously mirror. This forms the basis behind equine facilitated learning – by working with horses as facilitators, delegates are able to become aware of the non-verbal messages they are radiating – improving their ability to operate effectively within a team environment.

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party or not?

At university we called it the pre-game. Now that we’re grownups with jobs we refer to it as the quick after work drink (which is never really one drink right?). Whatever you prefer, it’s essentially the warm-up, the drink or drinks before a night out on the town that determines the tone of the evening – so best you do it right. Here are the top suggestions on where to get the party started (or not) courtesy of some of our HJ readers. The Living Room


Where: 20 Kruger Street Why: As the temperature starts to warm up now, rooftop drinks in the hipness that

Where: 18 Chaplin Road, Illovo Why: Judging by the suits and pencil skirts packed outside on the patio

is Maboneng Precinct is certainly the order of the day. Make sure to leave the office around four/five to catch a super instagrammable sunset and let your closest friends know that you are living your best life. To drink: Try one of the speciality cocktails like the Jimmy Hendricks G&T or Be My Bellini. Party chances: The chances of a big night out are pretty high given the proximity to various other cool spots in the vicinity. Tip for free: Take an Uber. Parking in Maboneng is a nightmare and you’re drinking, so be responsible, please.

from 5 pm on any given day of the week, there’s clearly something in the water. Known for its vibe, there’s also some cool post work networking happening here. So technically it’s still work? Right? To drink: Aperol Spritz Party chances: Could go either way. Nights out at Bellinis either end in dinner and deep chats or a jol at Hogshead – which is just up the road. Tip for free: Avoid stilettos on the patio. The ground is uneven and after too many drinks people have been known to face-plant.

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(at The Sandton Sports Club) Where: 11 Holt Street, Parkmore Why: Game of tennis after work followed by a little tipple sound good? Or just the

K www.bellinis.co.za EB Social Kitchen & Bar Where: 156 Hyde Ln, Hyde Park Why: Pretty central for those who work in the Sandton, Melrose, Craighall

part of the world and close to the highway for those who need to jet home after just one. EB Social Kitchen & Bar is super laid back. With 40m of tipple part? The newly revamped Sandton Sports Club boasts a very cool installation glass on the one side of the venue, you can also catch a sunset if you leave of The Milk Bar (also one in Kramerville and Rosebank if the name rings a bell) that is the office in time. pulling in all type of interesting people. The view is rad and it’s a kid-friendly venue – for To drink: There is an extensive bar with everything from wine and those kids who also had a long day and need a Fanta or Crème Soda too. whisky to craft beers. To drink: Screw the drinks – try the flatbreads! Party chances: Less likely as drinks in a bookstore is pretty snobby but Party chances: Could go either way. If the vibe’s right, you may just want to hang there are lots of places for a nice dinner. out here the whole night. Tip for free: Cute single people frequent bookstores after work Tip for free: Get there early. It gets super busy. #justsaying.

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Produced in the Valley of wine and roses, the Boet Beer range calls the quaint village of Robertson its home. The range is brewed using state of the art equipment using the finest mountain water and the best-imported malt and hops. It’s the perfect accompaniment to any braai this heritage month!


Launch date: The range was launched in October 2016. How it is made: Brewed with malted barley, hops, water and yeast. Styles: Lager, Golden Ale, Pale Ale, American Pale Ale and English IPA. ❶ Hoppiness: Lager – A golden fresh and crisp lager with a well-balanced bitterness. Golden Ale – Earthy hints of hops and malty sweetness. Pale Ale – Traditional ale with balanced malt and a fruity hops flavour. American Pale Ale – Full bodied modern style pale ale packed with American hops. English IPA – Medium bitterness and a hint of soft citrus hops flavour. ❷ Cool fact: From chemical analysis on pottery, research suggests that beer has been brewed in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia as long as 7 000 years ago. ➌ Hangover Cure: Another beer ;)

➍ Best cocktail: We recommend finding your favourite Boet Beer style and enjoying it chilled with family and friends. Alternatively, a craft beer shandy with a strongly flavoured beer like Boet’s American Pale Ale. All you need is lemonade and a lemon slice to garnish! It couldn’t get easier! Q @boetbeerbrewing E @BoetBeer 1 www.boetbrewery.co.za


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Try one: At the Four Cousins tasting room in the heart of Robertson or purchase from any of the craft beer stockists, some Liquor City outlets and select Food Lovers shops in Johannesburg, Loco Liquor as well as some independent bottle stores.


FAIRLAWNS A foolproof date night


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e firmly believe in being spoilt rotten here at HJ. We also strongly credit staycations, and so we went in search for the perfect night out on the town and found ourselves at The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa. Nestled in the suburbs of Sandton, this Jozi gem is the definition of overindulgence. Basically, there isn’t one single aspect you won’t fall in love with, from the ostentatious décor to the Balinese inspired spa and lush landscaped gardens this location ticks all the right boxes.

over to the exquisite restaurant, Amuse-Bouche, which is an experience for all five senses. It is fine dining on a superior level. Amuse-Bouche boasts a sophisticated à la carte menu for the discerning palate, paired with a Diamond Award Winning wine list. You cannot leave without trying the silky scallop starter with lumpfish caviar, edamame beans, white wine sabayon and preserved lemon.

What to Look forward to this month: Lazy Days and Lawn Blankets Plus, big news, they have recently five – star picnics: Fairlawns revamped their MUSE Champagne Boutique Hotel & Spa is renowned Room, in collaboration with French for creating ‘five-star-fun’ and their Champagne House, Perrier-Jouët. picnics have become an annual Nothing says romance more than tradition as spring and summer are a glass of bubbles in a five-star officially ushered in. A decadent location. The effervescent bubbles affair, enjoy this ultimate outdoor magically create a joyful feeling of experience from September until celebration and special moments. March. There is also a quaint adjoining Gin o’clock: craft gin evenings courtyard for the upcoming every afternoon on the Terrace summery spring days and if we’re brutally honest Champagne is 1 Alma Road, Morningside, Sandton always the answer! m 011 808 7300 After your second glass, head on

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Sophisticated, vibey and just plain sexy... That’s how we describe our smooth social lounge and come to think of it... our customers too. COME & JOIN US FOR A LOVELY MEAL, SUNDOWNERS & PARTY NIGHTS ON THE WEEKEND!

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This casual bar is inspired by mixology and is the perfect spot for a Friday evening…or anytime really! Blank is so unique in that every 25 days they host a new concept and installation so that visitors are never short of a new experience. No matter what’s happening at Blank, you can be sure that it will be nothing like you’ve ever experienced before. 31 4th Avenue Corner 4TH Ave and 12th Street Parkhurst m 082 566 6877 1 www.blankbar.co.za


Bolton Road Collection offers more than just amazing food, they have an excellent cocktail selection that’s expertly served behind a beautifully titled bar overlooking the street. With everything from Negroni and customisable gin cocktails to the Smokey Bear Cocktail (tequila, rum, pineapple, hickory smoke, peach and pine tea) which is perfect for a truly unique experience this spot is definitely worth a visit. 2 Bolton Road, Unit 1 Park Corner, Corner Bolton Road & Jan Smuts, Rosebank

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The Island Bar is situated on the pool deck of the Southern Sun Hotel, overlooking the Jozi skyscape. Laze by the glistening swimming pool or enjoy sundowners on the deck while breathing in the most magnificent sunset. Unwind and enjoy one of their signature cocktails, wines, and delectable whiskey. Hyde Park Corner, Jan Smuts Ave & William Nicol Drive m 011 325 4340


Launched in 1906, this local pub is typically a casual neighbourhood hangout. If you’re looking for a trendy, hip place to spend your evening this is the place for you! Kitchener’s hosts amazing events from parties to karaoke and the occasional comedy show. 71 Juta Street, Braamfontein m 011 403 0166 1 www.kitcheners.co.za


Situated in the vibrant precinct of Maboneng, the Living Room is a unique blend of the natural and the urban. Otherwise known as a rooftop jungle this spot boasts one of the most amazing views in Johannesburg and features a rooftop garden that’s surrounded by plants and vegetation creating a serene slice of paradise. There is a great selection of food on offer ranging from gourmet tapas to more traditional dishes and an extensive cocktail menu that features drinks with a unique blend of fruit, veggies and herbs. The Living Room is known for their laid-back celebrations and they host ‘Super Cool Saturdays’ every weekend. 5th Floor, Main Change Building, 20 Kruger St, City and Suburban m 084 529 9006 1 www.livingroomjozi.co.za


Think Miami 1930’s glamour that’s reminiscent of a luxury cruise ship salon. A perfect setting to enjoy an elegant afternoon or evening accompanied by jazz and smooth Cuban sounds. A select cocktail menu, the best champagnes, whiskies and wines offer a unique collection of drinks that won’t disappoint. 55 7th Ave, Parktown North m 011 442 6252 1 www.workshop55.co.za

MAXIM LOUNGE AT THE DAVINCI Maximillien Lounge, affectionately known as Maxim is Sandton's most elite and exclusive whiskey, wine and cigar lounge. Offering an atmosphere of sophistication and elegance this serves as the perfect venue or those looking for a stylish spot to visit regularly. Relax with a cigar and a whiskey after your meal or simply enjoy a glass of wine with friends. Legacy Corner Mall, Nelson Mandela Square, 2 Maude St, Sandton m 0112927000 E www.legacyhotels.co.za


This elegantly appointed cocktail bar with a Parisian flair, situated on the piazza at Montecasino serves as the perfect spot for a night out. Indulge in handcrafted designer cocktail, fine



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single malt and champagne or enjoy a glass of wine, accompanied by a freshly prepared meal or snack from the chef-inspired bar menu. Items include salads, duck, fillet, burgers, lobster and various desserts. m 0114652394 1 www.milkhoneybar.co.za


Located on the trendy 7th street in Melville, SIX offers a stylishly modern space that features an array of speciality cocktails that are made in-house. With art on the walls and a classic soundtrack in the background, this is the perfect place to spend an evening drinking, chatting and hanging out. 62 5th Avenue Melville m 011 482 8306 E www.m.facebook.com/SIXCocktailBar


Known for their signature cocktails, ice-cold craft beers and mouthwatering tapas, The Artisan, situated in Greenside, serves as the perfect spot for any occasion. If you love the element of surprise you’ll appreciate the fact that they constantly change up the menu allowing you to always have something new and exciting to try. Their cocktail menu is extensive offering everything from classics to bespoke drinks with a unique touch and the wide array of small plated dishes, that are perfect for sharing, ensures you’ll find a perfect food pairing. 12 Gleneagles Road, Greenside m 011 027 3707 1 www.theartisan.joburg


If the thought of live jazz performances, superb food and drink served by jauntily dressed wait staff and a New York inspired atmosphere excites you then this is the spot for you. The night awaits with the promise of a sophisticated menu featuring the likes of oysters, crispy calamari and deep-fried quail enjoyed while sipping on fine wine and whiskey. There’s a reason why The Marabi Club is considered one of the most prominent landmarks in Maboneng. 47 Sivewright Ave, New Doornfontein m 0105912879 1 www.themarabiclub.com

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Malawian born artist, Billie Zangewa’s love affair with art started with a coloured pencil drawing of Princess Diana. And just like the people’s princess, Zangewa too is on a journey to make people feel through her work.


want people to feel happy when they see my work. Just to make someone feel is a really big thing” says the artist announced as the featured artist for the 2018 edition of the FNB JoburgArtFair. “I remember seeing that coloured drawing of Princess Diana when I was a child. It was so beautiful, and it touched me in the most profound way. I knew right then and there that this was what I wanted to do – to give people this feeling.” Billie Zangewa was born to a South African mother and Malawian father. She was raised in Gaborone, Botswana; and educated there, as well as in Malawi. Later Zangewa relocated to South Africa to complete her fine arts degree at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. Zangewa’s studies in printmaking allowed her to explore various techniques and materials, subsequently initiating her passion for working with rich surfaces and textiles, with a particular love for silk. Zangewa works primarily with raw silk offcuts in intricate hand-stitched collages. Her relationship with the material is a love affair all of its own. “Silk makes me look good. It is a material that is generous, luxurious and easy to work with. I think silk was looking for me as much I was looking for it” she muses. Being announced as the featured artist for the 2018 edition of the FNB JoburgArtFair is a big deal and Zangewa’s excitement for this opportunity is palpable. She explains that she was approached by the director of the FNB JoburgArtFair, Mandla Sibeko. “He made the offer over a working lunch and I was


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so thrilled, he said I could take time to think about it, but I said yes right away! I feel really blessed and thankful for the support, I never take it for granted. Mandla and many others have been champions of my work and believed in my vision.” So, what does Zangewa focus on in her work? An artist should create narratives about what they know. So Zangewa gave it some thought, only to realise that what she knew most about - was herself. “So, I started exploring identity through the different experiences in my life. At first, they were concerning romantic love and then as time went on, motherhood and daily life.” Besides being inspired by what you know, any words for young aspiring female artists? “Stay true to yourself and your vision and your time will surely come. I believe that there is an opportunity for every one of us. Also, know that the art world is watching Africa. This in itself is an opportunityˮ. The opportunity to participate in this year’s FNB JoburgArtFair is already a career highlight for Zangewa. The artist feels strongly that is it initiatives likes this one that are critical for the development of the local industry and nurturing of young talent in Africa. The FNB JoburgArtFair is Africa’s leading art fair focused on contemporary art from the continent and diaspora. Now in its eleventh year, it continues to strengthen this position by presenting the finest of contemporary African art alongside memorable exhibitions and groundbreaking initiatives. Cath this year’s fair at The Sandton Convention Centre from 6 – 9 September.

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arts & culture

THEATRES, ART GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS AUTO & GENERAL THEATRE ON THE SQUARE Situated in Nelson Mandela Square, the 200-seater Theatre on the Square has great local entertainment and food. Packages are available that include a show and dinner on the Square. Shop 121, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton m 011 883 8606 1 www.theatreonthesquare.co.za


If you’re in the mood for seafood and in particular sushi, Hashi is definitely a go-to spot. They offer customers a new and exciting taste sensation using a blend of Japanese techniques with a little South American twist. The Menu offers a variety of dishes to choose from including unique sushi options like crispy salmon, crunchy salmon skin, asparagus, Kiri cheese, spring onion and whole fried sushi, yum! 32 7th St & 4th Ave, Linden m 011 888 0330 E Hashifushionsushi

JOBURG THEATRE Description: Formerly known as The Civic, the Joburg Theatre features Broadway musicals, ballet performances and home-grown plays. It also has one of the most technically proficient stages in the Southern Hemisphere. The theatre’s within walking distance of Constitution Hill and Gautrain’s Park Station. There are also one-hour-long stage tours available. Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein m 011 877 6800 1 www.joburgtheatre.com

LYRIC THEATRE This venue is home to some of the best shows in the city; from Broadway productions making their debut in SA, to musicals, comedies and more. The Lyric welcomes families, although age restrictions may apply, and the theatre caters for the hearing impaired. Gold Reef City Casino, Ormonde

MARKET THEATRE It’s internationally renowned as SA’s ‘Theatre of the Struggle’, and is a cultural complex for theatre, music, dance, and the allied arts. It’s history is intertwined with the cultural, social and political struggle for freedom in South Africa. 56 Margaret Mcingana Street, Newtown m 011 832 1641 1 www.sushiburritoandco.co.za www. markettheatre.co.za


Since its opening, Afronova has held numerous exhibitions by both local and international artist. The Pan African gallery has a huge platform of cultural modern art exhibitions from performances, book launches and readings, fashion shows as well as screenings. The gallery can be visited by appointment. Corner Miriam Makeba and Gwigwi Mrwebi St. Newtown m 083 726 5906 1 www.afronova.com


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


This hip and happening spot has artists’ studios, galleries and eateries, offering visitors a range of events, arts and merchandise. The venue is perfect for photo shoots, conferences, workshops, presentations and banquets. 264 Fox Street, Maboneng Precinct 1 www.artsonmain.info


It’s named after former Johannesburg mayor Dr AD Bensusan and houses rare, historic photography equipment and photographs. There are multimedia shows, interactive exhibits and darkrooms, and entrance is free. 121 Bree Street, Newtown m 011 833 5624 1 www.sahistory.org.za


Recognised as one of Johannesburg’s outstanding architectural landmarks, Circa only exhibits important contemporary works of art and installations concerned with fascinating technology. Musical events and lectures also form part of the activities available. 2 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank m 011 788 4805 1 www.circagallery.co.za

South Africa’s turbulent past and its transition to democracy. There’s a Nelson Mandela Exhibition that’s held in the cell in which he was held. 11 Kotze Street, Braamfontein m 011 381 3100 1 www.constitutionhill.org.za


Here is where fine art, art objects and design furniture are combined and conveyed in an inspiring mode. Their sister gallery, Graham's Fine Art Gallery, is on the premises and Cube Gallery is the authorised retailer for Vitra, Artek, Herman Miller, Belux, Armani Dada, Gio Ponti and Paola Lenti. 68 Hobart Road, Bryanston m 011 463 7869 1 www.cubegallery.co.za

EVERARD READ GALLERY This is Africa's oldest commercial art gallery and is associated with preeminent artists working in Southern Africa. 6 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank m 011 788 4805 1 www.everard-read.co.za


This is one of the longest-standing international contemporary art galleries. The gallery works with contemporary and influential artists who strive to shift perspectives and engender social transformation. 163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood m 011 788 1113 1 www.goodman-gallery.com


This is the place to discover the incredible story of



This world-class museum is dedicated to exploring the history of modern humankind, telling the story of the emergence of human beings and humanity in southern Africa. The fossil collection is the only display in the world with the most complete record of the ancestors of mammals, humans, tortoises and dinosaurs in one place! Entrance is R80 for adults. Corner Yale Road and Enoch Sontonga Avenue, Braamfontein m 011 717 4700 1 www.origins.org.za


This is where South Africa’s former president and his family lived from 1946 to 1962. It’s now a leading centre


for the preservation, presentation and research of the history, heritage and legacy of the Mandela family. There is a visitor centre, exhibitions and multimedia displays. Admission fees vary from R20 for children, to R60 for international visitors. Tour guides are available at no additional charge. 8115 Vilakazi Street, Soweto m 011 936 7754 1 www.mandelahouse.co.za

This venue hosts a dynamic programme of events and art exhibitions and is home to an extraordinary collection of African art, including contemporary and historical art from South Africa and art from West and Central Africa. The onsite WAM Café is a fun place to meet friends and enjoy delicious food and coffee. 1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Braamfontein m 011 717 1365 E www.wits.ac.za/wam

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Play: Spyro

The adorable purple dragon first came to our PlayStation 20 years ago and, on 21 September, Spyro is back! The platform video game featuring a loveable purple dinosaur who had to free his dragon friends from crystal prisons. He travelled the world through various portals. The trilogy has been remastered with vivid colours and gorgeous new animations but with the same gameplay, we loved. It will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This is a great video game if you’re looking for something whimsical that will remind you of ice cream and lazy school holidays with a game controller in hand.

Learn: Udemy

Spring always marks the need for a declutter and reinvention. What better way to start than with learning a new skill or expanding your horizons? Udemy.com is a free online learning platform that offers up more than 80 000 courses created by people around the world. The courses are aimed at working professionals looking to learn who might not necessarily have a full-blown Spring is in the air qualification. The length of course and study time varies from course to course with some work and it’s the perfect helping you improve job-related skills while others time to uplift your are simply just a journey into the interesting. Courses are relatively cheap starting at spirits or even relive around R130 and you can study anything some happier childhood from basic drawing courses to learning moments. We’ve found the best about artificial intelligence development.

games, movies and things to do online to add some Watch: A Simple Favour summer cheer and add Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively star a little spring to your in A Simple Favour, set for release on 28 September. The movie follows a mommy September step.

Enjoy: Mihlali N South African beauty YouTuber Mihlali N is a must-watch for September. Her makeup tutorials are easy to follow and filled with bright pops of colour and brave statement looks that your beauty routine NEEDS for spring. Her pink barbie tutorial is a must see but be sure to watch her various product reviews as well. If you need a little pick up me up her vlogs showcase the behind the scenes look at glamorous parties and high fashion features. There is something for everyone on this local YouTube channel.


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vlogger who sets off to investigate her best friend’s recent disappearance from their small town. The adventure sees her teaming up with said friend’s husband and includes a series of thrilling twists and turns. The movie is based on the novel by Darcey Bell and the screenplay was written by Jessica Sharzer. This one will get your heart racing and your mind working overtime!


anzibar’s uniqueness has many facets and two of them, in particular, are its cuisine and culture. A mecca of Swahili and Islamic tradition, Africanism, heritage and history, if one does not imbibe the culture, one cannot succeed at indulging in everything this island has to offer. The pure magnificence makes it rather difficult to decide on a firm favourite but allow us to try. Descending off the East Coast of Africa is this Tanzanian archipelago. Flying over the country, the mass of water swells into the horizon as the raw, natural beauty mesmerizes you. The crowning glory of the island is, of course, the azure waters. Glorious, crystal blue and completely translucent, it’s utterly intoxicating. You’ll never in all your life witness such a dreamy sea and as the waves gently crawl to the shore, you’ve landed. A quick and easy three-and-a-half-hour flight from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport, allows you to witness unspoiled beauty and the ultimate holiday indulgence without tedious travel time. Remembering your best beach holiday just got a whole lot easier.

WHERE TO STAY For the best view on the island

Zawadi Hotel



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This is what we like to refer to as barefoot luxury. In the finest arc of the Zanzibar Island lies this exquisite hotel. As the scarlet rays from the sunset begin to deepen and you arrive at this maritime oasis, you’ll instantly be swept off your feet. It is everything the website promises and more, your expectations will be met, and we have no doubt you will want to return as much as we did. Arriving at this exclusive location with all-encompassing views of the striking ocean, you’ll soon realize why Zanzibar has reached the top of everyone’s “if only list.” The hotel boasts nine villas, all abundantly spacious, alike in size and design, and all with breathtaking views. Because the hotel is situated on top of a cliff, you’ll gingerly prowl the area as you marvel at the plump hillsides. Each villa is named after an animal, in Swahili, and so Pweza the octopus was our residence - a sanctuary beyond measure, with cascading ceilings, warm grey tones and furnishings contrasting the exterior landscape and a private plunge pool. Plus, we were extremely pleased to discover that the hotel is extremely serious about creating a plastic-free zone. They use only paper straws and you will not find bottled water anywhere in the hotel, except in the rooms. There are moments when a lie in is mandatory, but this is not the place. We recommend setting the alarm for 6:00am, brewing a warm cuppa and relishing in the mornings sunrise as the welcoming baboons swing from the palm trees. Then put on your sneakers and head to their bountiful vegetable and fruit garden and try fit in a run through the rolling banana fields. They have created this inspiring 1km flat track, which caters to your every whim and wheeze. It is an extraordinary adventure and as you run past the chicken coup you’ll feel deeply conjugated to Zanzibar and all its glory. As time thickens so does the humidity and so do the hunger pangs. Time for breakfast and yes you guessed it, overlooking the awe-inspiring landscape of the white bleached beaches and cobalt blue waters. Breakfast is a culinary journey of the juiciest fresh fruit, freshly baked croissants, eggs any way you choose and a rich cup of caffeine to go with it. If none of these tickles your tastebuds, request anything you like, your wish is their command. The staff and chef will ensure each meal and every bite is just as you like it. Dinner is a five-course adventure with the freshest seafood, caught the very same day; grilled red snapper enhanced with fresh herbs, smoked carrot coulis and vegetable millefeuille, it’s simply orgasmic. And whilst your taste buds are tingling so are your ears because you’ll enjoy traditional Taarab music, started by a sultan in 1870 and known as the soul of Zanzibar. Influenced with musical traditions of the African Great Lakes, North Africa, The Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. This all-inclusive experience is what dreams are made of… K www.thezanzibarcollection.com

travel Baraza Resort and Spa Baraza Resort and Spa For all-inclusive luxury This unique resort is exactly how life would be if the sultans never left the island. Set in another realm and certainly allowing for the ideal escape for ordinary mundane city life. You are transported to a world where smoking shisha is routine, bathing in sultan baths is commonplace and indulging in the five-star Frangipani spa (with incomparable therapists from Bali, Thailand and India) becomes mandatory. In the reception area sits traditional, Swahili and Arabic architecture, serenaded by classical pieces, luxury woods and brass lanterns. The interior is exotic and unfamiliar; it’s a fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian design transforming and elevating your vacation the moment you arrive. It is clear that the overall intent is tranquillity, especially in all the villa styles. There are thirty villas with options of an oceanfront villa, a sultan villa and a garden view villa, all with the choice of one or two bedrooms, ideal for a family getaway or a romantic escape. The sultan’s lounge bed, dramatic arches and the plunge pool are highlights and so is the freestanding bath with deluxe products that they create themselves. It would be easy to think the Baraza Resort and Spa is just another commercial allinclusive resort, but it is not. It is so much more. Days are spent in luxury, alongside stellar service and the most superb dining with an offering of three restaurants. There is an adult pool to dip into after your spa experience as well as another pool in the main area, a beachfront view, daily hatha yoga classes, sweet-smelling cocktails at Hova Bar, cooking demonstrations, Swahili bands playing in the background, beach bike rides and high tea served daily in the tea lounge. Oh, did we mention they have their own watersports centre and all activities (not motorised) are included? Also, just 300m from the resort is the water club where you can learn to sail or kite surf.

Baraza Resort and Spa However, the cream of the crop has to be the seaside luncheon. In the afternoon we were treated to a self-indulgent three-course lunch, under the palm trees, beside the surging waters, in fact, you couldn’t possibly get closer to the sea. With dishes that included crab and avocado salad, coconut three ways; panna cotta, Crème Brule and freshly made ice cream. The grand finale though, had to be the grilled cigal dish and fish fillet with Creole sauce, dauphin potato and crisp vegetables. cigal is of the lobster family and famous in Zanzibar, it goes down sleekly with a glass of chenin. You couldn’t ask for anything more… K www.thezanzibarcollection.com Hello Joburg • September 2018 • Hellojoburg.co.za



Dream of Zanzibar Dream of Zanzibar

selection of Italian cuisine, curry dishes, delectable desserts and the catch of the day.

For a paradise getaway with the family ‘Jambo’ (hello) and ‘asante sana’ (thank you) are the first words you’ll hear upon entering this picturesque location. They create the paradise and you choose the dream. We highly recommend your imagination whisks you off to visit this hotel. Cushioned on this tropical island that is Zanzibar, this hotel is on top of the seashore with wavering banks of rich soft sands. This is one of the most dynamic and serene parts of the island. During the winter months, the tide stays hidden until the afternoon, signifying the ability to walk on water and search for starfish, ankle-deep. Look up in any direction towards the sky ending and the raw environment will hypnotize you. The hotel boasts nine restaurants and bars which means when you book your week holiday, you will be spoiled for choice, especially if you opt for the all-inclusive package. When we first thought about all-inclusive it seemed rather gluttonous yet somewhat thrilling and after experiencing it, we highly recommend it. You can eat at a new restaurant and delve into a new country and their cuisine every evening. The beach bars, which serve a casual style luncheon on the beach, are charming. We loved the Sakura Sushi Bar where you can make your very own traditional Japanese noodle dish and snack on some sashimi. A holiday in Zanzibar allows you to look at food in a different way, especially here. You’ll eat and indulge in a unique way and enjoy the heart of the meals. We also enjoyed the buffet-style lunch and dinner with a gorgeous


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If you’re a family, you’ll also appreciate the weekly entertainment schedule. Expect a fiesta with live bands playing, mythological acrobatics, bongo flavour dances and hong-tied drum Ngoma shows. There is even a piano bar, coconut weaving, beach volleyball and so much more. Nowhere is the concept of balance more understood than here, peaceful adult time is secured perfectly with the kids being whisked away and entertained. There are also combat yoga classes on offer for adults twice a week or why not try a tae-bo class with coach Rene. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy then opt for a snorkel or a dive at one of the thirty sites (for divers at all levels), or even be daring and try a starry night-dive. The climax, however, has to be the Arabic and African themed evening, every Tuesday, where you’ll be treated to exotic belly dancers, traditional food like hummus, cous cous and moreish chickpea and lentil curry all whilst dining under the stars, alongside the glistening pool area. It’s a sight that never fails to astonish and certainly sets the scene of the impact of rich culture and tradition embedded in this country. Kick your shoes off, pull up your trousers and prepare to be pleasantly jumbled deep down into this diverse culture. K www.dreamofzanzibar.com


WHERE TO EAT: For a five-star gastronomic journey

The Palms Zanzibar

The Palms Zanzibar

This is a beachfront sanctuary with six private villas. The hotel, which opened in 2002, is so authentic you’ll instantly get that holiday sensation. Pop on over for a beautiful fine dining experience and eat what you want, when you want. That’s the beauty of this restaurant; they cater to your every fantasy because you make the rules at The Palms. You’ll be wined and dined with deliciously marinated slipper lobster with tart Zanzibar grapefruit, grilled and succulent red snapper fillet cooked with precision and, the bell of the ball, exquisitely self-indulgent, their pumpkin cheesecake. Not only is the setting exceptional with vibrant coloured silks and fancy white linen but the service is unmatched too. K www.thezanzibarcollection.com For a lazy beach luncheon Breakers by the Beach at

Breezes Beach Club and Spa They should be called Breakers on top of the Indian Ocean because you cannot get any more intimate with nature. Snuggled by the seashore, this lunch spot should not be shared, it’s that special. The space evokes that all-encompassing vacation vibration and the food is nothing short of wonderful. Is there anything better than sipping on a glass of chardonnay and nibbling on freshly caught crispy salt and pepper calamari? Or why not taste their coconut crusted prawns or green papaya salad or their legendary seared tuna niçoise salad with a frothy sweet passion vinaigrette. A 10/10 dining experience. K www.thezanzibarcollection.com For a selfless selfie

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The Rock Restaurant Zanzibar It is unforgivable to visit Zanzibar and not visit the Rock, especially as it is known as the worlds most acclaimed restaurant. Firstly, you need a selfie in front of it, secondly, it is the coolest location suspended on the Indian Ocean and thirdly you should go when the tide is high because the only way there is via boat. It’s a cherished experience, definitely not to be missed. So, while you’re downing a traditional Dawa cocktail (local Konyagi gin, honey, tonic and water) don’t forget you’re on a floating restaurant. K www.therockrestaurantzanzibar.com For the finest sundowners

Mahali Beach Bar- Paje Beach Not only is this the trendiest beach in town and an absolute must-visit but also with panoramic ocean views, a cosy beach bar and their own private strip of beach, its no wonder this is a firm favourite. K www.mahalizanzibar.com

Breezes Beach Club and Spa

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Conferencing in the BUSHVELD

Nothing allures the magic of Africa Tau Game Lodge An easy four-hour drive from Joburg, Tau more than the bush. Whether Game Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve you’re tracking the Big Five on a can sleep 60 guests and houses fantastic game drive, enjoying the warmth conference facilities, making it an ideal of a crackling Boma fire or drifting destination for intimate conferencing or teambuilding in the bush. The exclusivity of peacefully down a river on a canoe, you’ll experience a certain this lodge is sure to enhance engagement even planners don’t do anything out restfulness that’s not easily forgotten, ifof conference the ordinary. Plus, the conference facilities providing conference organisers with are state-of-the-art – think wall-mounted the opportunity to do things a little presentation speakers, motorised screens and window blinds, high-resolution projectors and differently. Located about 47km from Bela-Bela, Mabula Game Lodge offers all the best of both worlds – all the amenities of the city but none of its hassles. The lodge is kitted out to meet the needs of just about any conference and has three venues on offer, including the newly refurbished Marula Conference Venue that seats up to 60 delegates in cinema-style setup, 50 in a boardroom configuration or 30 in a U-shape. Delegates can choose from a quirky selection of themed tea and coffee breaks, from Wild at Chocolate that’s guaranteed to get any chocoholic’s heart rating, to Mabula Ice Age, offering different flavours of ice cream with toppings from chocolate sprinkles to Amarula cream. Private Bag X1665, Bela Bela m 014 734 7000 1 www.mabula.com


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Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Pilanesberg m 014 552 5100 1www.legacyhotels.co.za/hotels/kwa-maritanebush-lodge

Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge

Conveniently located between Durban and Joburg, Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge Beautifully situated on the slopes of an is situated in the Namibiti Private Game ancient volcano, the very venue and setting Reserve, which is the only game reserve in of Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, meaning the area with the Big Five and currently has ‘place of the rock’, in the heart of the over 40 other species of game, including Pilanesberg Game Reserve is so unique that cheetah, giraffe, hippo, hyena, impala, eland conference organisers will not have to do and zebra. Luxury is the name of the game much to give the event a wow factor. There here, making it the perfect place for small are four conference and banqueting facilities conferences or brainstorming sessions or to choose from – the Hippo that can hold teambuilding with board members. At the groups of 12 to 16, the Rhino that can hold end of the day, you can kick back with your 40 to 100 and the Tau and Nare that can team in sheer luxury in one of the lodge’s each hold 80 to 108. For larger conferences, eight luxury suites. there’s an option to combine the Tau and Nambiti Hills Private Game Reserve, Ladysmith the Nare, which can then hold up to 400 m 031 333 6723 delegates in a cinema-style setup and includes 1 www.nambitihills.com a stage, dance floor and three-phase power.

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network points. There’s even a convention centre equipped with a kitchen, bar and lapa. Madikwe Game Reserve (North West Province) m 011 466 8715 1 www.taugamelodge.co.za

A trip to the bush is the perfect escape – even when you’re working!



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The 4-star Crowne Plaza is a contemporary and stylish Rosebank hotel that is ideally located for business and leisure travel in one of Johannesburg’s most popular suburbs. Many of their conference rooms offer natural light, and the hotels’ ideal location is perfect for visitors looking to experience the best in retail and relaxation. Corner Tyrwhitt and Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank m 011 448 3600 1 www.therosebank.co.za


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

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Johannesburg Expo Centre is SA’s largest purpose-built exhibition, conference, convention and events venue, and is one of Jozi’s best-known landmarks. It is home to South Africa’s oldest and most cherished consumer show, The Rand Show. If you’re hosting very important guests, the Expo Centre has a registered helicopter landing base, managed by Capital Air. Corner Nasrec and Rand Show Road, Nasrec m 011 494 1920 1 www.expocentre.co.za


The Inanda Club offers privacy and exclusivity to likeminded individuals with a need for business, sport and social networking. The Polo Room is managed by caterers, By Word of Mouth, who offer a comprehensive one-stop event shop. The Polo Room is ideal for both corporate and private functions and can hold up to 600 people for conferences. Forrest Road, Sandton m 011 884 1414 1 www.inandaclub.co.za


The Balalaika is a popular conference and function venue. This serene environment has two crystal clear pools, rose bushfilled gardens, and an abundance of bird life. Their efficient and discreet team is always on hand to ensure events run smoothly and professionally and to cater to any requirements. 20 Maude Street, Sandton m 011 322 5000 1 www.protea.marriott.com


Rovos Rail has proudly launched an events train, which can accommodate up to 250 guests and is an amazingly unique experience. With full bar facilities – a fourcourse sit-down dinner ,as well as hot snacks, canapés and cocktails, served for the duration of the journey this is the perfect venue for any event. Paul Kruger St, Pretoria m 012 315 8242 1 www.rovos.com


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

Delegates can enjoy the San Bar and San Deck located on the hotel’s rooftop. Their modern business suites can be used as individual spaces or can be combined as one room capable of hosting 200 guests. Corner 5th Street and Alice Lane, Sandton m 011 780 5000 1 www.tsogosun.com/sandton-sun-hotel


Summer Place is an impressive venue for conferences, business functions and events. It pays meticulous attention to the smallest details. The multimedia equipment is state-of-the-art, with full on-site technical support provided for video conference facilities and instant global networking. 69 Melville Road, Hyde Park m 011 447 9744 1 www.summerplacesa.com


Surrounded by Johannesburg’s Klipriviersberg nature reserve, Thaba Eco Hotel is known for its luxurious accommodation, successful functions, dream weddings and delicious dining, as well as an authentic commitment to ecology and conservation. Their exquisite venues, such as the Lobola Banquet Hall and Glass Marquee, can host up to 450 people. Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, Impala Road, m 011 959 0777 1 thabahotel.co.za


Restored in 2005, turbine hall is an integral part of Johannesburg’s architectural history, situated in the city’s art and cultural precinct of SANDTON SUN Newtown. The iconic turbine hall is Linked to the Sandton Convention now host to a range of world-class Centre and Sandton City, this hotel combines luxury with business services events and conferences. 65 Ntemi Piliso St, Newtown and houses the facilities suitable for m 011 492 3888 business functions, special events, 1 www.theforum.co.za and meetings of every description.



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MANDELA DAY With the Johannesburg Expo Centre


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t was all hands on deck this Madiba Day as The Johannesburg Expo Centre team completed yet another successful Nelson Mandela Day activation. This year in July, The JEC once again embraced the Inkwenkwezi Primary School in Diepkloof and Riverlea Primary School respectively as part of its long term commitment to empowering the youth in the communities in which it operates.

School echoed these words “The JEC is part of our school family. They anticipate our needs before us and we are so grateful to Craig and his team for all they do for us”

“Our team and associates were hands on and got involved in the re-carpeting and painting of both venues and supplying a variety of quality reading books.” Craig Newman, CEO of the JEC adds. “We couldn’t do this without everyone and their support”

Many hands make light work and together with a multitude of dedicated sponsors, the Johannesburg Expo Centre handed over two beautifully revamped libraries to both of its adopted schools as part of improving the schools’ facilities so as “We’ve taken on these schools for the long to create a more stable, nurturing and happy game and are dedicated to seeing these facilities teaching environment for the learners. continue to improve in the coming years for the benefit of the children who attend these Working with sponsors like Expo Guys, GL schools. Education changes people’s lives and Events, Prodec Paint, Multicup, Pick ń Pay, Sound we want to be a part of that change. If you Headquarters, Eathos Productions, Signs & More, can make a difference to one person, you can DKSS to name a few, the JEC cleaned, painted change a community. We couldn’t think of and renovated two classrooms, equipped them a better way to honour Tata Madiba than by with new lighting, shelves, furniture and books for empowering the youth and will continue to do the children to enjoy. so. Continuity with this cause is a priority and we will shortly start evaluating what is needed Skipper Legalake, the principle of Inkwenkwezi next” explains Craig. Primary School had this to say. “We are extremely grateful for the donations and constant support If you or your company would like to get involved that we receive from the JEC and its associates. and lend much needed support too, please do not We cannot express how thankful we are to all hesitate to contact the JEC. involved. These libraries will provide learners with m 011 494 1920 the space to imagine and learn. That is priceless” Marcelle Elephant, principle of Riverlea Primary k marketing@expocentre.co.za Hello Joburg • September 2018 • Hellojoburg.co.za


PAINT, TRENDS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN Meet Yolande Terblanche From Granny B’s Old Fashioned Paint

Chalk paint is used to create a chalky or aged appearance adding a unique touch to furniture, walls and other interior items. Paint containing calcium carbonate (chalk) has been used for hundreds of years and has been around way longer than just the last 30 years. But, there’s more to it than just that. The paint is formulated to have incredible adhesion properties. It can be applied to just about any surface with very little and often no pre-preparation or sanding required and it works well on wood, cement, plastic, glass, melamine and even fabric. An interesting fact that you might not know (because we certainly didn’t) was that when you use the Granny B’s brand of chalk-finish paints and sealers on your baby’s furniture, your kitchen or around your pets, you can be sure it’s safe, “Its water based and is also gentle on the skin as well as the environment.” Says Yolande.


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Spicing up your space during any time of the year can be a bit intimidating, so Yolande offers some advice: Trends for spring? Bold colours for walls and furniture, bling’d up dark wood furniture with a hint of Scandinavian, artisanal handmade furniture, tropical prints with a mixture of lush and energising greens, brass furniture and accessories like mirrors and side tables and, of course, marble. What’s the best way to prepare a room for painting? Once you have decided on a theme or colour palette, you can plan the rest of the furniture and accessories around that. Our colour range caters for all types of pallets and we encourage the mixing of colours which is great for ombre’s. Make sure that your theme is unique to your own style. What is your advice for adding colour to a room? Paint one wall in the room a contrasting colour, add some green or flowering plants or plants with lots of foliage to bring some personality to your room. Adding a cheerful lamp or colourful lampshade will add a touch of interest. A colourful rug under a chair or table always adds a nice touch and if you have a large bare wall add a mirror and paint the frame a bright colour. Here at HJ we believe that your living space has a direct impact on your mood. So, since spring has blessed us with its warm cheery presence, why not amp up your space to match. Visit Granny B’s website at 1www.grannyb.co.za to find a stockist near you or conveniently shop online and have your order delivered to your front door.

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ranny B’s Old Fashioned Paint is a family owned and operated business, established in mid-2015, that has grown to become the leading locally founded chalk-finish paint product brand in South Africa. They have grown to over 200 stockists across Southern Arica and now service South African, Namibian, Zimbabwean and Zambian markets with an ever growing interest from countries as far flung as Australia. Granny B’s wanted to make their product available to everyone who had an artistic urge or simply wanted to re-love ageing furniture, or even take up upcycling as a hobby. Their product would suit beginners, DIY enthusiasts or even seasoned furniture painters and decorators. And so their story began…we sat down with Yolande Terblanche to pick her brain about everything from paint to all things interior.


@home has everything you need to create a gorgeous home. They deliver right to your door within three to five working days for just R50 or R75 for express delivery. Shop C302, Rosebank Mall, 50 Bath Avenue, Rosebank m 011 214 2615 1 www.home.co.za


Bakos Brothers have modern and classical, high-end furniture that is sourced worldwide. Their interior design department also offers a complimentary design service to ensure your décor vision comes to life. Design Quarter Center Leslie Avenue East off William Nicole Drive, Magaliessig Fourways, Sandton, 2055 1 www.bakosbrothers.com


Coricraft offers a collection of locally manufactured and internationally sourced home furnishings. They have ready-to-go stock to take home immediately or have delivered the next day! The Kramerville branch updates its showroom every six weeks.

14A Kramer Road, Kramerville m 011 262 1710 1 www.coricraft.co.za


Design Plus has incredible knowledge of the interior design industry, brilliant service and a dazzling range of local and imported furniture and ornaments. All their furniture is customised to clients’ specifications, and they offer free local consultations and will meet with you at your home or office. 14 Rivonia Road, Illovo m 011 268 0000 1 www.designplus.co.za


Furniture City provides high-quality service and value for money. The staff is well-trained and will help you pick the perfect items for your home. Furniture City sells top brands like Defy, LG, Sealy and Hisense. Shop No. L 6, Fourways Crossing, Corner Of William Nicole & Sunrise Blvd, Fourways, Fourways Blvd, Witkoppen, Sandton m 011 465 5158 1 www.furniturecity.co.za


Mezzanine is a boutique design studio

that specialises in interior design as well as the production of bespoke furnishings and accessories with a minimalist, contemporary yet warm aesthetic. Situated in Parktown North the showroom is worth a visit if you’re looking for unique pieces for your home. 45 7th Ave, Parktown m 011 778 1200

artisan-styled crafted pieces and living, dining, bedroom, office, outdoor and homeware collections for every taste. They update their catalogue seasonally and have galleries across the country as well as a comprehensive website. 14 Kramer Road, Sandton m 010 492 5455 1 www.shf.co.za



Rochester offers a wide range of elegant furniture of top-end quality, at affordable prices. Most of their products are manufactured locally and their furniture is even more accessible with finance offers up to 36 months to pay. 349 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park m 011 447 8261 1 www.rochester.co.za


This leading, modern luxury furniture brand offers local and international


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They just don’t make things like they used to…or, do they? The Modernist is a trendy minimal store in the heart of Parkhurst that offers retro décor pieces with a mid-century and Scandinavian design. Anikesh Ramani and Gavin Thomas individually source and recommission all the pieces on offer in their own workshop where attention to detail is paramount. Expect to find authentic true to decade furniture, think lots of wood, clean lines and attention to detail. 4th Ave & 12th St, Parkhurst m 010 492 5455 1 www.modernist.biz

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What’s your favourite and least favourite social media platform and why? My favourite social media platform is Facebook. I love seeing memes and I really think people have an amazing sense of humour on it. I believe that people are more themselves on Facebook versus other platforms. My least favourite would definitely be Instagram. Although I am truly grateful for everything I’ve managed to receive from Instagram, I find it praises unrealistic beauty standards and delivers a false sense of belonging and affirmation. I’ve seen and received a lot of bullying on the app and find it a place of negativity.


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What advice would you give to your younger self ? I would tell myself that everything will be OK and it will all work out as it should. I used to worry so much about where I would end up and if I was doing the right thing. I wasted so much time being stressed out at a young age. I would take all those fears and worries away and assure myself that life will take me where it wants me to go and I need to be OK with that. Your top 3 fitness/ wellness tips? Drink lots of water. Not only does it help with weight

loss and living a healthy lifestyle, it is my trick to clear skin. I try to drink 8 glasses a day. Exercise – even if it’s not at the gym. I do a home workout every night and it is so simple and has really changed my life. I feel more motivated and have tons more brain power. Stay positive. Keep believing in yourself and believe that you can do anything you put your mind to. Your favourite pizza toppings? Bacon, avo and feta! Oh and pineapple does go on pizza. Your favourite hangout spot in Jozi? I am almost always in Maboneng. My favourite thing to do is go to the Maboneng Market and visit The Living Room afterwards. Maboneng is full of colour, culture and beauty. The views are amazing. What song best describes you? I love music and have many different songs that describe the many different parts of me. My power song and the one that relates to me so much is a goodie but an oldie. It is ‘Survivor by Destiny’s Child’. It’s all about working hard and not letting other things get you down but rather coming out on top. Q @Jade_Voges 1 www.jadetvoges.wixsite.com/jadetaylor

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Jade is an incredible influencer online and offline and is one of the most successful young actresses South Africans love to watch. She was born in Port Elizabeth and moved to dreamy Johannesburg after obtaining her first big role in theatre as Serena Katz in Fame The Musical. She has worked with multiple international brands including GHD, Samsung, Tresemme, Dove, La Come and many more. She currently holds the title of being the face of La Senza International and is passionate about making women feel confident about themselves. From being born in Port Elizabeth to modelling and acting in New York and receiving two scholarships (New York Film Academy and The New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts) she is currently reaching for the stars and is a force to be reckoned with.





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Hello Joburg September 2018  

Joburg's definitive guide to restaurants, entertainment, shopping and accommodation.

Hello Joburg September 2018  

Joburg's definitive guide to restaurants, entertainment, shopping and accommodation.