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JUNE 2018


DINING OUT Tapas and wine at Mooi! LIFESTYLE

Taking time out at Tammy Taylor


John Sanei from life, entrepreneurship and business to his brand new book.

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Taking Time Out at Tammy Taylor

Neighnourhoods: Memories in Menlo Park

PRETORIA GUIDE 8 COVER STORY Getting to Know John Sanei 10 SHOPPING Retro Inspired Must-Have’s for Dad

Thrifting for Dummies



Bianca’s Lust List

14 DINING OUT Restaurant of the Month: Mooi! Tapas & Wine Bar


A Day or Two in Pretoria with Dad

On the cover


Take a Cultural Break at Some of Pretoria’s Favourite Parks

We Chat to bestselling author Join Sanei about the secrets to his success.


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More on page 8

Fireplace Restaurants for the Winter Chills The Grandeur that is London: A Bucket List Trip


Slow in the City: The New Office-Normal

33 INFO PAGE 34 MAPS 36 B ACKCHAT Spend 7 Minutes with Yossi Montrose Hello Pretoria • June 2018 •




Hello Pretoria is published by Spinner Communications cc. Established in 1980 PUBLISHER Justyn Spinner SUB EDITOR Danita Pilley SENIOR DESIGNER Siphokazi Masele DESIGNER Bheka Ngubane SALES MANAGER Tyrone Maletsky 072 929 1727



iven it’s the middleish of the year, we know that some of you may be reflecting on how 2018 has panned out so far. So you haven’t climbed Kilimanjaro yet or reached your goal weight. Big deal! There’s still another 6 months of the year to go guys. Can we get a get a “WOOSA” Bad Boy style please! However it’s not lost on us that a lot of people are looking for inspiration as we teeter on the other side of the year. So for those that are looking for a midyear pick me up, our John Sanei interview on pages 8 & 9 is a must read. From bankruptcy to becoming a best-selling author and business personality, if there’s one person to light the fire under your mid-year slump, it’s this guy. For a quick round-up of what’s happening in the Jacaranda City this month, check out page 4. Heads up that Sunday June 27th is Father’s Day and if you did forget, don’t panic. This month’s magazine is packed with ideas to make the old guy feel special. Stuck on gift ideas? We know that dad is generally a lot harder to shop for than


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mom. Soap on a rope is dead in the shower and you bought him socks last year. Check out page 10 for some retro-inspired gifts for dad that you may just want to keep for yourself too – shotgun the turntable. When it comes to entertaining dad, this one’s a whole lot easier than the gift conundrum. And in fact, these are tried and tested with our own dads! You really can’t go wrong with a game of golf, some cold beers and greasy food – separately or all together on one day (which is how we think it should be done.) For the ultimate dad day out check out the itinerary we’ve planned on page 18, and if you’re chasing some lekker graze for dad then pages 15-17 have got you covered. I hope that you enjoy reading this month’s issue as much as my team and I have enjoyed putting it together. Happy father’s day to all the dads in PTA!

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calendar what’s on, in and around Pretoria in JUNE 2 JUNE JACARANDA DAY 2018

If you’re into live music, picnic vibes, and an overall energetic atmosphere that’s enjoyable for the whole family, then this is the event for you. Jacaranda FM brings you #MoreMusicYouLove with some of South Africa's biggest stars, at this year's Jacaranda Day. Expect an incredible music experience with over 8 of South Africa’s best musicians performing at the monument park. The Line-up includes Freshlyground, Bobby Van Jaarsveld, The Parlotones and many more! When: 2 June Where: Voortrekker Monument, Eeufees Rd Cost: R60-R200 Book:

5 JUNE BEER BINGO AT YAMI GLEN VILLAGE Bingo isn’t just for grannies and grandpa’s! Join Yami Rib & Burger at Glen Village for an evening filled with fun, good food, great drinks and BINGO! Bring your friends, amp yourself up and get ready to unleash your competitive side! When: 5 June Where: 717 Skukusa Street, Faerie Glen Cost: No Bookings or tickets Required





It is the most amazing quiz night in the world.... according to Aandklas…so why not put that statement to the test? Its free, you come with a team of friends and afterwards there is an epic after party! Sounds like the makings of a good evening to us. Note that the maximum team size is 8 people. When: 6 June Where: Aandklas Hatfield, corner Prospect Road & 494 Hilda Street, Hatfield Cost: No bookings or tickets required


With a line-up that includes Amira, Corlea Botha, Tarry Lamb, Monique Steyn and more this is a show that is sure to be a multilingual and colourful concert experience showcasing famous classical, pop and rock songs in a symphonic style. When: 9 June Where: Sun Arena, 209 Aramist Ave, Waterkloof Glen Cost: From R300 Book:

VEGAN FOOD FAIR All your vegan dreams are about to come true. Pretoria’s vegan food market has everything you could ever want. From a huge variety of stalls selling food, cosmetics and produce alongside fun activities to games for the whole family all complimented by the sounds of live musical entertainment. Expect yoga, meditation and guest speakers. Note that friendly pets are welcome so bring your fur baby and come and enjoy this lovely market. When: 10 June Where: Leribisi Street Cost: No bookings or tickets required


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Its time to relax and enjoy some of the best wines South Africa has to offer! The Rooi Fijnwyn Wine & Food Festival offers some of the best red and port like wines from 40 wine estates. Bring the whole family and enjoy this day with great company and plenty to drink. When: 16-18 June Where: Shokran Events Venue, Plot 99, Tierpoort, Pretoria East Cost: R50-R595 Book:


We’ve found the perfect thing to do with your dad. You’re welcome! Bring Dad, friends and the whole family to this Father’s day festival at Kievits Kroon that is sure to offer you the best food, gin, wine and beer stalls Pretoria has to offer. Tickets include access to a full selection of food stalls with gourmet burgers, pizzas, braai foods, sweet treats and more. Oh and let’s not forget the a complimentary beer for Dad! When: 17 June Where: Kievits Kroon, Plot 41, Reier Road, Kameeldrift East Cost: R100-R200 Book:

06h30 Wake up, Facebook, check email.


Keen for an evening filled with jokes and laughs? We have the perfect event for you! Join the Rockwood Theatre, for a stand-up comedy show with Barry Hilton. Known as ‘The Cousin’ by his fans with a comedy style that some would describe as a combination of observational and satirical, this actor and television personality is sure to give a memorable performance. When: 20 June Where: Rockwood Theatre Pretoria Cost: R150 Book: www.rockwoodtheatre.


We’ve found the perfect combo for those fitness freaks who also love to drink. Take a shot then take your shot! Join Rough As Phuk at Urban 5occer Pretoria for a soccer game like you have never experienced before that you will never forget (if you can stay standing, that is)... Enter your team for a 5-a-side football tournament with a twist... a twist of spirits. All players must maintain a specified blood-alcohol level of 0.5 to play on the field and 0.75 to score a goal (or the goal will be null and void). Drinking starts at 14:00 and kick-off starts at 15:00 Where: Urban 5occer, Burnett When: 23 June Cost: 1500 per team Tickets: To book your team, email info@

Warren Garvie is a singer/songwriter from Centurion. He has been performing live since 2003 and has recently released his debut single “From the Fire” on all major online music platforms. “I’m not the conventional musician, in that while I would drop everything to be a full-time touring muso, I also have business and personal aspirations. We caught up with him for a peek into his daily routine. 5  @therealwarren t @WarrenGarvie

07h00 Coffee for me, green tea for the wife (Hey bokkie!) 07h30 Virgin Active Centurion is the bomb! Even Gareth Cliff sweats there. 5 08h30 Emails and admin - whether at work or home, I’m easy. 12h00 My fave place for lunch when I have the chance, is Industrial Coffee Works, 5 stars guys!! :) 5 15h00 I’m a big fan of ending work early. I spend most of my time out of the office on my online businesses or shopping with my Ladylove at Centurion Mall. Our favourite spots are Parrots, YDE and MAC. Obviously. 5 18h00 Clauds and I usually eat in, but often treat ourselves to a night out at Whisk Wine Bar in Irene or if we’re keen for some live music we’ll drop by Railways Café. 5 5 19h00 Weeknights we Netflix like every other normal human. On the weekend though, I’m part of the furniture at Hogshead Hazelwood and the new branch in Centurion. On the rare occasion of a gigfree weekend night, we can be found at the likes of Tigers Milk in Lynwood or our new favourite local, Little Britain Pub in Centurion. 5 5 www. 5 Hello Joburg Pretoria• •June June2018 2018• •


When it comes to spoiling yourself, many of the time a woman’s top choice would be to go have her nails done. Whether you want to stick to a classic French manicure or express your colourful side by having bold colours paired with artistic designs, Tammy Taylor Nails Faerie Glen is the place for you.

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and one that we highly recommend is the French Ombre which is a natural French manicure with no harsh line. By adding a modern twist to a normal French Manicure, the French Ombre has become one of Tammy Taylor Nail’s signatures. It’s highly requested and their staff nail it each time – pun intended! Pearl, the owner of Tammy Taylor Nails Faerie Glen, says that while we’ll be seeing many more French Ombre’s in winter, most clients will start to opt for darker colours. One of the trends for the colder months will be different shades of greys – those with a cool tone and those with more of a warmer toned base. From long, sculpted, acrylic nails to short, fresh nails with a Gelegance

polish, which is like Gelish, whatever look you’re after it can be achieved by their fantastic team! Now we don’t know about you, but we love stepping out of a salon with beautiful looking nails and feeling utterly relaxed and as if we’ve been treated like royalty, and we’re sure many of you would agree. This is undoubtedly what you will feel like once you step out of the Tammy Taylor Nails salon in Faerie Glen! 799 Old Farm Road, Old Farm Centre, Faerie Glen, Pretoria, South Africa

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t seems the Tammy Taylor Nails brand has taken South Africa by storm as there are currently 45 salons countrywide. Each salon is unique yet the basic principle of treating their clients like queens is noticeable throughout all their branches. The reason why we’re such fans of the Faerie Glen branch? It is a simply gorgeous setting with such talented staff! As soon as you step into the salon, you know you’re in for luxury. From the gold and white themed décor, splashes of rose gold and opulent seating, to professional stations that house everything your nail technician will need while attending to you, it’s easy for you just to sit back and relax while enjoying your treatment. One of our favourite nail looks,

Menlo Park

People of

PRETORIA Katrien Nel



In the small section between Duxbury, Lynnwood, Atterbury and Hazelwood Roads, Menlo Park has become a very attractive and welcoming neighbourhood with exciting events, trendy restaurants and even a few cultural experiences.


hen you live in a neighbourhood like Menlo Park, there is almost no need to go anywhere else. It’s like your own little town within the city. The open-air Greenlynn Village Centre, the Menlo SuperSpar across the road, a local and more traditional fruit and veg, an actual “tuisnywerheid” with freshly baked goods and a small hardware shop ensures that locals are well looked after.

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When it comes to restaurants in the area, Carlton Café is almost the definition of Menlo Park. Critics regularly rave about its signature white chocolate and macadamia nut Blondie – a must taste when you visit. 5 The Greenlynn Village Centre across from Carlton Café is also full of surprises. From Eisbein & Co, where you’ll find the best eisbein in town, Capital Craft with the best craft beers South Africa has to offer, Buffelsfontein Beesboerdery Restaurant with its impressive braille menus and the Brooklyn Theatre with regular shows for the whole family. They have quite a few shows to look forward to in June with the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra performing a festive Viennese concert, featuring the magical music of Johann Strauss II and later in the month some music from the movies. They will also be hosting an impressive Verdi Gala. Over weekends Greenlynn Village Centre is packed with people at the Hazel Food Market. Here you’ll find delicious cheeses, meats and

fresh produce, as well as delectable food items that no one can say no to even if you’ve already had breakfast. 5 As with many things in life, neighbourhoods often also overlap. Some would say Aroma Coffee Roastery falls under Brooklyn, others would say that it’s part of Menlo Park. Either way, visit them for a cup of really good coffee! The Southern border of Menlo Park has become a trendy restaurant hub called The Village, which also overlaps with Hazelwood and Maroelana. 5 Alfie’s Italian Café is famous for its Italian dishes and 23 On Hazelwood has grown to be a favourite among locals, with both a bar and a bakery to brag with. Smaak’s Lamb Pita is also a recommended bucket list item. 5 5

Whatever you decide, be sure you make the most of your day in Menlo Park , as its filled with a series of events and memories.

Even though she has not been living in the city of jacaranda’s that long, Katrien Nel sure knows how to make its charm work for her. But it’s not just the city’s charm that has her captivated. It’s also its people. Without them, dancing at Weiveld wouldn’t be much fun, a packed Loftus Stadium would be impossible and the vibe at Hazel Food Market on a Saturday morning would not be a vibe at all. It’s also due to Pretoria’s people that mid-January is her favourite time of the year because that is when everyone returns with new oomph! She loves the Lynnwood Glen neighbourhood most but when she wants to hide from the world she prefers the residential Bateleur Bastion in Wapadrand, where her father lives. “It feels like the bushveld,” she says. She also enjoys scrolling through the books at Menlyn Shopping Centre’s Exclusive Books and dining at Menlyn Maine’s Old Town Italy. Apparently, this popular restaurant’s deli and ice cream make it so much more worth it. 5 Pretoria is filled with lovely images worth capturing. Katrien would like to capture the view from Faerie Glen hill, Paul Kruger’s house for its simplicity, the animals at the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, the city’s lights from the Voortrekker Monument at night and a packed Loftus Stadium during a Springbok rugby game. Her suggestions to a stranger wanting to get to know Pretoria includes a cold beer at Capital Craft, watching the purple Jacaranda trees in October and visiting the Union Buildings. 5 Hello Pretoria • June 2018 •


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John Sa What inspires you the most? I believe in the journey of introspection, discovering your own power and your own intrinsic reason for being on earth. What inspires me most is diving deeper into that and understanding myself better. The more I discover the more I am able to heal my past and future and bring about the most valued and powerful version of myself. So really what inspires me most is self-discovery.

What’s a weird habit that you have? It’s not exactly ‘weird’ but I wear uniforms for different parts of my life. On stage I always wear a white shirt buttoned up with Adidas trainers, chinos and a jacket. When I go to a party I always wear black shorts, black trainers and a black T-shirt. My uniforms put me in a state of mind, in a particular mood for whatever I’m about to do. One item that you can’t travel without? That’s easy! Wet wipes. Your favourite country to visit and why? That’s a tough one. I love travelling! I think my favourite country to visit would be a new one. A new city that I can walk around in and be completely overwhelmed by all my senses. To have that freshness of a new


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language, the taste of new foods, the sounds of new dialects and

music. My favourite country and why? The next one. What is the last thing you watched? I watched a Jordan Peterson lecture that he gave in Canada. He is an incredible thinker and lecturer. Look him Up! Your all-time favourite snack?

Organically dried figs that I buy from the market. I absolutely love them, I could eat a whole packet in one sitting. What do you look forward to most when you come home after your travels? My dog who I absolutely love, he’s like my son! The first thing I do when I get back from the airport is go and pick him up (I share him with another family when I travel).

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From hitting bankruptcy after losing his 6 restaurants, to becoming a bestselling author, business strategist, trend specialist and keynote speaker who has travelled the world, we sat down with the man behind the book “What’s your Moonshot” to find out everything there is to know about his life, entrepreneurship, business and of course his new book “MAGNETiiZE”.


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ohn was an entrepreneur from a very young age “I wasn’t able to do well with the leadership around me. I believe that because I came from a financially challenged family with a single mom and no real father figure, I developed this rebel without a cause mentality which was very much my life until my 20s or so”, he says. It was at this time that he began realising that he could have a cause which became making money. By the time he was in his 20s he already had a shoe and sunglass range which was distributed around South Africa, he owned half a dozen restaurants, retail stores and vending machines and his goal was to make as much money as he possibly could. “I was so focused on making money that I didn’t really add value to my businesses or follow my heart, so by the time I was in my early 30s I lost everything”, he says. John found himself having to re-adjust his reality according to not having assets, money, cars and all the things he had attached his identity too, “I spent the first few years of my 30s struggling to rediscover who I really was and by the time I was in my mid 30s I started helping businesses to not make the same mistakes that I did”. John states. Today John is a successful entrepreneur and is involved in a range of businesses that are mostly online. He has a gamification platform that helps organisations change behaviour through reward and recognition. He has a Tasha’s franchise and he is involved in a bunch of different platforms both online and offline that are mostly focused on helping humanity in some way or another, “I truly believe we can

all become the new type of billionaire, which for me, is someone who impacts a billion people’s lives positively… and makes a few billion dollars along the way”, says John.

really about becoming aware that we are in a non-stop race and offers a solution to untangle ourselves and start utilising excitement as fuel, rather than anxiousness”.

In addition to his impressive resume, John is also a bestselling author and we had to find out more about the challenges that came along with this. “I never thought that I could even write one book, and now I have two books out”, he says. John claims that for him, the most challenging part of creating a book was re-reading, fine-tuning and editing his content, “I have created a team around me that helps me bring these books into reality”.

John comes from a background of entrepreneurs and feels that entrepreneurship sits deep within his lineage “my grandfather and my mother are both entrepreneurs, always looking for solutions and ways to add value in everything they did, so I feel like it was inbred in me”.When asked how he navigates his successes and failures in order to progress in everything he does, John has one piece of advice.

John starts with the end in mind. For “What’s your Moonshot” he wanted to inform readers that they are able to think on a much larger scale and he asked the question, how big is your thinking? He started by creating a keynote which was centred around this message that then turned into a book. “It was a long process, I had a copywriter watch my keynote and help me start putting the chapters together, she would send hundreds of questions, which I answered via voice notes that were then put into sub-chapters and chapters”, John says. Essentially John created his book by speaking it. It was based on an end result that he worked backwards from.

“when you play a long game and you have audacious goals, nothing is a failure, everything is a stepping stone".

John’s newest book “MAGNETiiZE”, asks the question, how conscious is your thinking? The book focuses on an approach that will make a significant impact on the world. “I think that in today’s world everyone would benefit from reading this book. Somehow we are in a constant state of hurry and MAGNETiiZE is

"I spend very little time on perceived failures and really focus on opportunities instead. The key is knowing the difference between excellence and perfection. Everything I do is to achieve excellence while reaching my goals rather than perfection which is impossible to gain”. According to John, a successful business comes down to just two things, what makes you most excited and how much of an expert you can become on the topic you are excited about. He advises that success will grow by simply bringing excitement and expertise to whatever you want to do. In terms of leading a successful lifestyle…create a to-be list instead of a to-do this! Hello Pretoria • June 2018 •


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Thrifting for dummies

“I’m Gonna Pop Some Tags”


outcome is so rewarding and even addictive at times, you’ll feel like you’ve just discovered a hidden treasure.

If you can imagine it, you’ll probably find it in a thrift store. It’s not glamourous by any means, you’ll have to dig through a lot of junk, but the

Your next question will probably be “why should I adopt this way of shopping”? Well besides the obvious of being budget-friendly, thrifting is also a great way to implement a sustainable shopping regime and limit waste production, making it as good for the environment

irst, let’s start off with what thrifting actually is. Thrifting is the ultimate example of one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Picture rows upon rows of pre-loved items, from clothing, vinyls and books to household décor.

Our top thrifting tips...


Keep an open mind You are more than likely going to be

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greeted with piles of what seems like the opposite of what you’re looking for, don’t be put off by this. The whole idea behind thrifting is finding that needle in the haystack and rummaging for that prized find.


Take your time and take a breath, the overwhelming bundles and chaotic environment means that you probably aren’t going to find exactly what you’re looking for straight away. Have a clear vision of what you want, set a good amount of time aside to browse, psych yourself up and cue the montage music.

as it is for your ‘cool factor’. Basically, thrifting limits everything from landfill waste to harmful emissions from the production and distribution process. Now that you’re armed with a bit more info, let’s get into the actual process. For a first timer, walking into a thrift store may be overwhelming, here are some tips to help you out.

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Rummage your heart out and have fun Enjoy the experience! If you find something that’s a little weirder then anything you would usually buy, this serves as the perfect way to experiment without breaking the bank. Dig through the junk, find the jewels and why not try out that 80s jacket, shoulder pads and all!

Duncan Yard, Cnr Prospect and Jan Shoba Street, Hatfield 083 397 1069 www.

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THE SCENT OF THE SEASON Hugo Woman Extreme 50ml R1070. I love the blend of intense and revitalizing freshness, it’s my go-to feminine scent at the mo.

THE HEALER Soil lavender organic essential oil R85 I add some to my bath because lavender is renowned for its relaxing and calming properties, it also helps me sleep better. Try it!


LUST LIST Our beauty editor reveals her top ten picks that she simply cannot live without!

THE MAKE-UPMUST Chanel Rouge Coco (484 Rouge Intimiste) R610.You guessed it, I’m a sucker for luscious lips, especially this shade because it is easily wearable from day to night. THE HERO Vichy SPF 50 skin perfecting velvety cream R285. If you don’t use SPF every single day, we cannot be friends.Vichy will have you hooked, plus it’s not thick and gluggy and lasts up to 2-3 months.

VALUE FOR MONEY Gosh 9 shades eye palette R283. Colour: To Party in London. Ladies this is a steal and plus the colors are so easy to mix! Tip:You can also use the dark brown for brows.

THE LIFE SAVER Eucerin® Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm R94. This is my go-to cream and something I never leave the house without. Use it for dry hands, cuticles, lips and anything else your skin desires.


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THE DENTISTS CHOICE Sunstar Gum expanding floss R55.This is the only floss you’ll ever need to buy. It’s affordable and it doesn’t break in your teeth.

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THE ALL IN ONE Dr Schrammek bb cream R470. Colour: honey. Who needs foundation or primer when you have this velvet bb cream. I use it daily on top of my SPF. It’s a no-brainer.

THE MUST-HAVE Elizabeth Arden Lasting Impression Mascara, R390. I basically never leave the house without it, plus it ensures your lashes actually look like your own and not the fake it till you make it kind.

SOYBALM LIP BALM Zesty Peppermint R50. I have a thing for tingles, so I was sold on the gardenfresh smell of peppermint and the delicate tingle on your lips. Plus, it has essential oils, winning!


This contemporary art lounge and spa offers a unique experience. Their philosophy is that each individual comprises of three essential elements, body, mind and soul. Nourish your mind at the Art Lounge, a boutique gallery that showcases fine art and hosts therapeutic art classes and then treat your body and soul to a variety of spa treatments like hot stone massages and reflexology. 41 Lynburn Rd, Lynnwood Manor 087 351 8357


Soulstice Day Spa Pretoria is famous for its state of the art facilities, superior customer care and cutting-edge top to toe skin and body treatments. The therapists are the life-blood of their organization, and all have internationally accredited qualifications. Before being allowed to administer treatments, therapists undergo an additional 6 weeks of internal and product specific training. In this way Soulstice Day Spa ensure that guests have a five-star experience at the hands of qualified and enthusiastic professionals. Soulstice Day Spa Pretoria is at the forefront of modern skin and body care, incorporating reputable brands from around the globe. The luxury of Swiss, the calming of Greece and to the funky fashion of the United States. Lombardy Boutique Hotel, Lynnwood Road, Pretoria 012 809 0444.


Amidst the tranquil surroundings of Irene Country Lodge, you will find the beautiful Camdeboo Day Spa, where the main focus is to relax and revive the senses. Just when it didn’t seem possible to find a more relaxing setting than the Lodge, they built their own spa. Camdeboo (named after the White Stinkwood trees that populate the area) is an oasis of tranquility that will relax you so thoroughly that you’re likely to forget the world exists outside of its walls. African Pride, Irene Country Lodge, Nellmapius Drive, Irene 027 12 667 6464


Whether you need to experience complete rest and relaxation, improve fitness, focus on weight management, and/or just need some decadent pampering, Hoogland Health Hydro is at your service. With the benefit of a comprehensive wholistic health and medical team, varied hydro therapies, an adjustable diet programme, exercise, health lectures, and a whole range of body and face therapies, you will be mentally, emotionally & physically recharged. Nestled in the Schurveberg Mountains, 7km Schurveberg rd, Hennopsriver Valley 012 380 4000 Austin, Midrand 082 5374970


reserved for residential (hotel) guests Spa de la Veille captures the essence over weekends. of France in its tasteful finishes Plot 41, Reier Road, Kameeldrift-East, and sophisticated interior from the reception to the treatment rooms. Pretoria 0860 543 8487 Nestle in elegance and beauty and be pampered by your very own personal therapist with treatments tailored specifically to your INNER SOUL ART individual needs. Indulge and escape LOUNGE & SPA to your private world. This contemporary art lounge and 40 Grey Owl Village, Cnr Brakfontein Road & N1 off Ramp, Centurion spa offers a unique experience. 012 661 1115 Their philosophy is that each individual comprises of three


We highly recommend you escape to Kievits Kroon. This tranquil country estate is best known for its luxury accommodation, superb facilities, immaculate gardens, gourmet dining and wellness spa. The Winelands Spa has 10 spacious therapy rooms, Thermae facilities, a relaxation lounge – and FYI, Kievits Kroon Winelands Spa recently launched its own product treatment range! Please note that the use of the Spa is

essential elements, body, mind and soul. Nourish your mind at the Art Lounge, a boutique gallery that showcases fine art and hosts therapeutic art classes and then treat your body and soul to a variety of spa treatments like hot stone massages and reflexology. 41 Lynburn Rd, Lynnwood Manor 087 351 8357



Klippenbosch Spa is a rustic, yet elegant, African inspired day spa fringed by the peace and tranquillity of the bushveld their relaxing treatments are carefully selected for complete revitalisation and are professionally done by qualified therapists. Klippenbosch offers half-day and full-day packages that have been designed to pamper you from head to toe so that the stresses of the week become a distant memory. Portion 18, Klipkop 396JR, district Bronkhorstspruit 071 177 2817 Hello Pretoria • June 2018 •


There are many myths about where tapas originated from. Was it King Alfonso X of Castillo who could only eat and drink in small amounts while recuperating after an illness, or the 19th century King Alfoso XIII, who once ordered wine at a tavern in the windy, dusty Cadiz, which was served with a slice of ham on top to keep the dust out.


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e liked it so much that he ordered the same again and, as is the norm with kings, started a trend. There are, however, more humble myths too. They say tapas started at a farmers’ bar in Seville, where beer or sherry would be served with a saucer on top to keep the flies out. They later realised that they could serve olives, ham and cheese on the same saucer, a clever move that had customers returning for more. Clearly, tapas and wine go hand in hand which makes Mooi! Tapas & Wine Bar in Pretoria so inviting. Daytime dining during the week is peaceful at Mooi!, whereas nights and weekends have a vibey atmosphere with regular live performances. It is no ordinary restaurant; it’s a well-established wine bar with some of the best tapas in town. Situated in the Olympus Village Centre on the corner of Olympus Drive and Achilles Road, Bronberg, Mooi! Tapas and Wine Bar excites the senses with a number of really impressive tapas and an extensive wine list with some of the best wines South Africa has to offer. The restaurant is uniquely decorated with bright colours, illustrations and stunning, vintage ceilings and the unique creativity spills over to the kitchen, where the food is prepared and plated in style.


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Spanish tapas. There are a few a la carte items on offer, like lemon and thyme chicken breasts, line fish and the classic Mooi! burger, but the idea is to order a variety of tapas, make up your own platter and share it with a table of friends. If you can’t decide, choose from a selection of suggested platters like The Mooi! Platter, which serves four and consists of honey barbeque boneless wings, smoked snoek croquettes, pork spring rolls, lamb kofta, jalapeño poppers, mini pitas and ciabatta Slices. For Mooi! it is all about sharing. Popular tapas, according to Matilda, our waitress, are the Vietnamese sticky pork ribs, pork and mozzarella croquettes, pork spring rolls, salt and pepper calamari and haloumi spring rolls. There is also a list of interesting sides, sauces and dips to choose from – like Spanish rice, marinated feta, dips like pear and sage and blueberry barbeque, as well as an apricot, mint and chilli dressing. They say the word Mooi! describes everything South African – the people, the culture and the food. But, everything is “mooier” (prettier) when shared and what better way than with tapas and wine? Shop 24, Olympus Village, Cnr. Olympus Drive and Achilles Road, Bronberg 5 1 012 991 2507 f MOOI Tapas and Wine Bar

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dining out

Time to treat your tastebuds at... FINE DINING RESTAURANTS FORTI GRILL AND BAR

needs. Kream offers a wide array of wines from all over the world – a hand-picked selection of only the best wines from only the best estates. An appointment can be made to pretaste wines to aid your selection. Brooklyn Bridge, 570 Fehrsen Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria 012 346 4642

Internationally acclaimed chef Fortunato Mazzone brings his culinary magic to Time Square with a carefully curated menu which combines the finest Italian cuisine paired with a decadent drinks and dessert menu. Expect Michelin Starstandard meals created with only the best quality sustainable produce and paired with an exceptional selection of wines suggested by experienced DIE KLOOF sommeliers. RESTURANT Time Square, 209 Aramist Avenue, Menlyn Die Kloof restaurant offers its guests 012 003 6180 a culinary experience that challenges mediocrity and compromise, rather creating a memorable dining THE BLACK experience that’s accompanied by BAMBOO the highest quality food and wine. RESTURANT Expect innovative dishes using The Black Bamboo offers a truly unique, world-class dining classic European techniques with a experience, that celebrates food, local flair and menus that are suited wine and art. With a menu that is for functions, a la carte dining, inspired by international delicacies luncheons and tastings. with a local twist and a carefully Waterkloof Golf Estate, Johan Rissik selected wine list the Black Bamboo Drive, Eclipse Road offers interesting options for every palate and occasion. Head Chef 012 771 8655 Pellie Grobler’s most poular creations www. include his famous upside-down lemon meringue, tempura oysters, SIGNATURE springbok wellington and prosciutto BROOKLYN wrapped fillet. Signature Restaurant Brooklyn 207 Tugela Road, Ashlea Gardens 084 508 9752 opened its doors in October 2014, bringing its popular luxury venue to discerning Tshwane patrons. It’s the RESTAURANT perfect place to celebrate life in style MOSAIC while enjoying special moments with Award-winning chef Chantel family, friends, colleagues or partners. Dartnall – voted SA’s Chef of the Year – has enhanced South Africa’s Come for lunch or dinner; celebrate status as a gourmet destination on birthdays and anniversaries, host the international culinary map, business meetings and make deals. thanks to her meticulous approach to Ideal for private events. All are modern fine dining at the renowned celebrated at Signature Restaurants. Mosaic at the Orient. Signature Restaurant Brooklyn offers Orient Boutique Hotel, Elandsfontein, the same exquisite fine dining mix Pretoria 012 371 2902 that Signature Morningside has become renowned for in a more refined yet restrained atmosphere. KREAM Signature promises culinary RESTAURANT excellence and flawless service Kream is a trendy upmarket Bluesy/jazzy sounds are played live restaurant which strives to provide only the best food and service, on stage and guests are served in an bringing this together to create an elegant and luxurious atmosphere. unforgettable dining experience. The Brooklyn Bridge, 570 Fehrsen Street, restaurant’s setting provides private Brooklyn, Pretoria dining, closed booths and terrace 012 941 1277 seating options utilised by many clients for their business and leisure




570 Fehrsen Street, Brookyn, 283 Day Street, Nieuw,Pretoria 021 346 Pretoria 4644 Muckleneuk 012 346 4644


Waterfall City, Magwa Cres, Midrand MALL OF AFRICA 010 591 0023 Waterfall City, Magwa Cres, Midrand 010 591 0023

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dining out

Time for a something yummy... RESTAURANT HOTSPOTS OLD TOWN ITALY


COOKING BY The concept behind Old Town Italy J’SOMETHING was born from a passion to help J’Something brings his passion for slow things down, eschewing mass consumerism by creating a melting food to life in a fun but intimate pot of traditional, romantic yet dining space. Called Something’s authentic Italian values and ways. Cooking by J’Something, the Premium, hearty and healthy is the restaurant offers fresh twists name of the game at Old Town to traditional dishes in a space Italy, where one can find café dishes, which celebrates the life and times organic products, super food items, of J’Something’s upbringing. premium imported goods, locally and J'Something has created each recipe ethically sourced fresh produce, as with a special personal story from well as hidden home ware gems, all his life. The restaurant feels like under one roof. home away from home with its Shop 53, Menlyn Maine Shopping personal memorabilia and relaxed Centre, 210 Amarand Avenue, Pretoria atmosphere. You’re invited to sample 012 348 2802 the musician-turned-chef ’s favourite dishes against the backdrop of his favourite tunes from West Africa, WOK 'N ROLL Portugal and South Africa. Wok 'n Roll is an uperclass Asian 2nd Floor, Time Square, 209 Aramist restaurant in the heart of Pretoria. Avenue, Menlyn, Pretoria If you’re into Asian favourites like dim sum, stir fry’s and rice dishes 012 003 6156 then this spot is a top pick! Along with their delicious food they also offer contemporary fusion style sushi. PADBOK THAI Those with a sweet tooth will be Padbok Thai is a beautifully delighted by the Wok an Roll Delight decorated restaurant that serves a strawberry, Nutella and cashew authentic Tai food filled with flavour. nut spring roll served with vanilla Their menu offers aromatic Thai ice-cream. curries, sushi, stir fry dishes and the Woodlands Boulevard, Pretoriuspark most delectable desserts like crunchy 012 997 0598 banna fritters and homemade coconut ice cream. Cherry Lane Shopping Centre, Brooklyn OLD TOWN ITALY Rd, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria The concept behind Old Town Italy 012 346 3308 was born from a passion to help slow things down, creating a melting pot of traditional, romantic yet authentic Italian values and ways. Premium, for it hearty and healthy is the name of the game at Old Town Italy, where one can find café dishes, organic products, DOCKSIDE CAFÉ super food items, premium imported Situated on the banks of the goods, locally and ethically sourced Hartbeespoortdam, Dockside Café fresh produce, as well as hidden home offers a relaxed environment to ware gems, all under one roof. relax, unwind and enjoy a day in the Shop 53, Menlyn Maine Shopping sun. With breathtaking views, ample Centre, 210 Amarand Avenue, Pretoria space for the kids to run around and 012 348 2802 play and an atmosphere that has something to be desired we cannot recommend this spot enough for BURGER BISTR a family day out. Expect a classic Burger Bistro offers everything you yet extensive menu that boasts could ever want from a burger joint. Fresh ingredients, homemade patties, breakfasts, traditional starters, salads, snack platters, light meals like baked hand cut chips, bad-ass milkshakes, tortillas and homemade pie, seafood, good music and craft beer. combos and toasted sandwiches. Shop 6, Clubview Corner, Cnr Lyttleton Kosmos, Hartbeespoort Rd & Harvard Street Clubview 012 244 3000 012 654 0825



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Specialising in artisanal cheese, small-batch cured meats, bread and a delicious plates menu, this eatery is simple delectable food at its finest. Assemble a tasting plate from their chalkboard selection of cheeses, meats and condiments which changes constantly or choose to leave the decision making entirely up to the eatery who will build the perfect experience for you. They also serve a selection of craft beers and wine that perfectly compliment all meals. 11 Hazelwood Road, Hazelwood 079 540 3483


Guests can start their day with a full hot and cold Buffet Breakfast at the ‘eMonate’ Restaurant & Bar with its outside deck, served daily from 06h30 to 10h00. For lunch and dinner, an a la-carte menu and Pub lunch menu have a variety of choices, in addition to a delicious dinner buffet. The Bar offers a selection of beverages and a Diners Club award winning wine list that features an excellent selection of South African wines. Arcadia Hotel, 515, Johannes Ramokhoase Street, Arcadia, Pretoria 012 326 9311


Warm, delightful, with an eclectic décor, La Pentola specialises in international cuisine with South African flavours. Established in 1995, La Pentola’s culinary roots are drawn from French, Italian and rich Mediterranean flavours, fused with the best local produce available. No compromise is taken when using olive oil, real butter, fresh herbs and cream. All dishes are freshly prepared and absolutely no MSG or artificial flavouring is used in any of the cooking. The menu, created by internationally renowned Chef Patron and Author, Shane Sauvage, offers everything from starters, soups, salads, poultry, seafood and meat dishes, also incorporating an inspiring, superior range of vegetarian fare. Specialties alternate regularly to reflect a steady flow of original ideas and combinations. Well Street, Pretoria 012 329-4028


In the heart of Irene, with ample parking located conveniently close, this bistro is all about eating good food in a warm and relaxed environment. Whether you choose to sit on the verandah outside and enjoy the sunshine, or to take a seat inside where the decor is relaxed and short on fussiness, you are treated to food that is always fresh and always seasonal. A reminder that life should be taken a little slower. 5 Morgenster Building, Irene Shopping Centre, Corner Main and Nellmapius Rd, Irene 0126676169



Looking for the perfect family restaurant? Die Windmeul is just that. With a stunning outdoor restaurant that boasts delicious food, live entertainment and a kiddie’s playpark all under one roof, Die Windmeul will become a family favourite. Choose from a casual dining menu that includes breakfast options, toasted sandwiches, burgers and a build your own basket option perfect for picky eaters. The location also serves as an event venue with 4 different location options. Moreleta park, Pretoria 079 821 9056 Hello Pretoria • June 2018 •



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IN PRETORIA The Dad edition!

And just like that, we are halfway through the year! Boom. We know this because we’re a monthly magazine and its Father’s Day on June 17th. So this one’s for him. When it comes to dad and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, it usually goes something like this: food, sport, beer and sport. So we are going back to the dad basics this month. Whether dad likes a good round of 18 holes, an ice-cold beer and a classic slap chips, then the next 24 hours will be just up his alley.

There is so much to do in P-Town. And this one’s for all the dads, so let’s map out the perfect day.

HAPPINESS IS A LONG WALK WITH A PUTTER The early morning tee-off with the first light of the day, the flawless conduct of players who take the game’s etiquette very seriously and the gratification of sinking that ball – golf is definitely a game for those who have patience, focus and can handle early mornings. So, if the idea of a 6 am tee-off puts you off, then suck it up and do it for dad. If you know your way around the course, offer to join him for 9 or 18 holes. If you have no ball skills to speak off carry his bags or tag along for the walk. We promise he will love the company.

Here are some of P-towns top courses to take dad: Waterkloof Golf Club: Near the Groenloef Nature Reserve, the Waterkloof Course is pretty spectacular. This course works for beginners as well as the more seasoned golfer. The De Kloof restaurant is an attraction on its own with its great food and extensive wine list. 5


Pretoria Country Club: Renowned for being the quality, sports and social venue in Pretoria, the Pretoria Country Club is set in the magnificent surrounds of Waterkloof and was designed by Gary Player. Golf lessons are available and the venue hosts corporate events as well. 5 Hello Pretoria • June 2018 •

Pebble Rock: The well-known Pebble Rock Golf Course is just 25 kilometres outside the CBD of Pretoria. It is close to the Roodeplaat Dam and next to the Sable Hills Waterfront Estate. The course really is a golfer's dream, combining perfect surrounds with rolling fairways and challenging greens. The tee boxes are the only level areas that golfers will experience on this interesting course, which is ideally suited to all handicaps. 5 After playing his personal best (hold thumbs), why not take dad for a celebratory beer. Don’t act like you’re not in the mood for one too!


The Belgian Triple: Feeling devilish? Try the Lucifer beer - a strong, blond beer (8.0%) with a gold-yellow colour and creamy white head. Its fruity aroma with subtle notes of bitter hops is followed by a long and perfectly balanced finish. If that doesn’t rock dad’s world, there is an extensive selection on offer. In fact, The Belgian Triple is the home of South Africa’s largest selection of Belgian craft beer – including a unique gluten-free beer for the calorie conscious – in case dad’s watching his waist and all. Where: Olympus Village Shopping Centre. c/o Olympus Drive & Achilles Road. Faerie Glen, Pretoria East. 5 African Beer Emporium: Open from Wednesdays to the weekend, ABE is a great spot for a sunny day with their outdoor seating. Lucky for you and dad, the venue is also kid-friendly (depending on who the bigger child is of course) Where: 381 Church Street 5

Capital Craft Beer Academy: Known for their craft beers and good food, Capital Craft is also on a mission to promote the craft brewing industry in South Africa and serves as an accessible outlet for specialist brewers. Where: 381 Church Street 5


There’s been some golf, some beer and some laughs. But before you send dad home, best you feed him! And seeing as though it’s not on mum’s watch, give him a break from chicken breasts and salad for something he really wants. If you have to get dad home in time for curfew, then try one of these quickies. Jimmy Killer Fish and Chips: It’s been a long day and you need to get dad home. Pop into Jimmy Killer Fish (a scaled down/quicktake-out version of Jimmy Killer Prawns) for a lekker and quick fish and chips order. Where: Melrose Arch crossing 5 site Steers: You can’t go wrong with a hero steak-roll and slap chips. Dad will love you forever. Where: The Zone @Rosebank 5

Words Carly Ritz

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leisure activities


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, monkeys, 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 087 150 0100


Experience the Hartbeespoort Dam like never before, right on the water, with a daily cruise. Choose from daily champagne sunset departures, lunch cruises, and the best dam Sunday Lunch cruise ever (pun intended) which is a family orientated two hour affair that includes a welcome drink, three course buffet lunch, cash bar and vibey music! Kommando Nek Resort, Simon Bekker Ave, Hartbeespoort 012 253 5045




Time for some excitement...



Situated just 30 minutes from Pretoria CBD, Adventure Zone Cullinan offers the perfect adrenaline fix for all those junkies out there. Abseil down sheer cliffs that are up to 60 meters high or try rapjumping (abseiling face down) for the really adventurous. Enjoy amazing look out points, appreciating the beauty of nature and get your blood flowing. R513 & Olienhout Road, Cullinan 012 734 0507


With a safe, friendly and fun environment, the climbing barn offers an indoor rock climbing experience for anyone, of any age, who is keen to try out this adrenaline packed action sport! Courses are on offer for beginners and advanced climbers and the venue caters for birthday parties, teambuilding and social events.

Plot 210 Korhaan Dirt Rd, Mooiplaats 082 335 3220


Skydive Pretoria is South Africa’s premier skydiving centre, operating non-stop for 52 years at the magnificent Wonderboom airport. PSC is the only club in South Africa that operates a type certified Turbine aircraft with a capacity of up to 13 jumpers at a time. Wonderboom Airport, Onderstepoort 081 499 5739


With the ideal go-karts, built to allow drivers to push themselves to their limits, race up to speeds of 65km/h and experience all the thrills which make this motorsport so exciting. Helmets are provided, and marshals are

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on the track at all times. Buckle up! China Shopping Mall, Sefako Makgatho Dr. Roodeplaat 012 808 1138


in Pretoria


ATTITUDE 4 ALTITUDE – Paragliding Academy

What’s better than experiencing the pure magic of free flight under the beautiful African sky? Nothing! Paragliding or hand gliding is probably the closet you could get to feeling like a bird. This highly addictive activity offers the perfect adrenaline fix with extremely experienced instructors, that will ensure you are safe at all times. Take a course to not only learn a brand new skill but also to start a love affair with soaring through the sky.

Where: Corner and, Wenning St & Broderick St, Groenkloof, Pretoria, 0027 Level of difficulty: Easy like a Sunday stroll Draw Card: Jan Cilliers Park, also known as Protea Park or the Fairy Park, is tucked away in Groenkloof. The park has a lake, water features, indigenous plants, and a tree-filled sanctuary perfect for picnics. Dogs are permitted on leashes.

TSWAING CRATER 083 450 8849


Embark on a quad trail 35Kms from Pretoria. Ground Zeros fully guided safe trails will take you out of your comfort zone for a one or two hour trail through bush and mountains and sometimes through mud and puddles dependent on rainfall. This is definitely an exhilarating and fun experiencing for all. Ptn 98, R512, Pelindaba Rd, Lanseria 071 352 6341


Slide, balance, jump, crawl, dash, swing and stroll your way through the acrobranch trail and always expect the unexpected from this unique experience filled with twists, turns and lots of thrills. The park is equipped with obstacles that will challenge any fitness and balance level with tree top adventure courses that suits everyone. Honingnestkrans Street 012 940 1966

Where: 40km Northwest or Pretoria, Plat 149 JR Soutpan, Soshanguve. Perhaps pack snacks for the drive or make mom breakfast in bed before you head out Level of difficulty: This is the middle of the road option. The 7,2-kilometre route skirts the rim of the crater, believed to have been formed when an asteroid collided with Earth some 200 000 years ago. Epic! Draw card: Picnic and braai facilities available.


Where: January Masilela Dr, Faerie Glen Level of difficulty: Although shorter than the Tswaing Crater, this one really gets the calf muscles working slightly harder. The main trail, the four-kilometre Kiepersol Route, winds up a hill, providing beautiful views over the leafy suburbs Draw card: Picnic spots and bird viewing decks.

arts&culture The Union Buildings

Take a cultural break at some of Pretoria’s favourite parks! Pretoria is known for its great weather all year round and wintertime is undoubtedly the ideal time to take in some vitamin D while everyone else hides from the chill. And who would ever have thought that Pretoria has so many green spaces? If you’re a fan of picnics, ponds and parks, these are your go-to green spaces in Pretoria (and that’s just a few) Zita Park

Freedom Park

Venning Park

This well-maintained, Oaktree filled park is

This park, on the corner of Koch Street

situated in Garsfontein and has a splash pool,

and 7th Avenue, celebrates South Africa’s

It’s very well located and ideal for a Saturday

families to relax or visitors to the park to reflect

morning’s outing. Zita Street, Garsfontein

on their tour. Koch street & 7th avenue, salvokop

Being Pretoria’s second oldest park, Venning Park is definitely worth a visit. It was originally called Eastwood Square, but it now honours John Herold Venning, the former Municipal Director of Parks, who retired in 1940. The park boasts more than 3000 rose bushes, with one of the roses in the rosarium that is called “City of Pretoria”. Visit this formal rose park with its water features on the corner of Schoeman and Eastwood Streets. Eastwood Street, Arcadia

Magnolia Dell

Springbok Park

Jan Cilliers Park

A beautiful setting on the corner of Queen

Originally, this park was known as Grosvenor

Situated on the corner of Wenning and

Wilhelmina Drive and University Road,

Park, but in the 1960s it became Springbok

Broderick Streets in Groenkloof, this park

playground and waterslide for the kids. The park is dog-friendly and it is perfect for picnics. Grandparents bring their grandchildren here to play on the merry-go-round and dads keep their kids busy here while mom goes shopping.

Magnolia Dell is a popular park for arts and craft markets and picnics. It also has its own tea garden and restaurant for those who forgot their picnic blankets.

heritage with a garden of remembrance, an amphitheatre, a wall of names and an eternal flame. It is also a proper picnic spot with the “uitspanplek” that offers ample space for

Park. Today it is a national monument with indigenous plants everywhere. You’ll find this park on the corner of Schoeman and

boasts spectacular views of the city. It is also known as the Protea Park and it consists of numerous indigenous plants and lovely water features.

Queen Wilhelmina Drive & University Rd,

Grosvenor Streets.

Corner of Wenning St & Broderick St,

Bailey's Muckleneuk

Grosvenor Street, Hatfield

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Time for some cultural enrichment... MUSEUMS KRUGER MUSEUM

The Museum consists of the original house in which S.J.P. Kruger, President of the old ZuidAfrikaansche Republiek (ZAR), and his family lived during the last years of the 19th century. It also has two display halls and President Kruger’s State Railway Coach. 60 WF Nkomo Street, Pretoria 012 000 0010


The National Cultural History Museum explores South Africa’s cultural diversity in various permanent and temporary exhibitions. Exhibitions include rock paintings and engravings of the San people; thousand year old Iron Age figurines from Schroda in the Limpopo Province (described as ‘the best known artifacts indicating ritual behaviour in the Early Iron Age’); the Art Gallery presents an overview of South African culture through time, using cultural objects, crafts, sculptures and paintings and an exhibition on Marabastad that is a true example of a fully integrated rainbow nation before apartheid. 149 Visagie Street, Pretoria 0001 012 324 6082


The Barnyard Theatre in Pretoria has changed its name to the Rockwood Theatre and has been producing its own shows since the 1st of June 2017. Rockwood Theatre will remain in the existing premises in the Parkview Shopping Centre, Pretoria East. So not to worry, the shows go on! The new shows will be produced and directed by the seasoned performer, Andrew Webster. Andrew brings a wealth of experience spanning 25 years from musical theatre to TV to film. He has also been part of many Barnyard Theatre shows over the past 15 years. Parkview Shopping Centre, corner of Garsfontein Road and Netcare Street, Moreleta Park, Pretoria East 012 368 1555


Based on more than 13 years of experience working closely with interior designers and decorators, John West Art Galleries have found this to be the best option for the private art collector and beginner buyer, helping them to choose the best pieces of art, mirrors and/or frames to fit their home or office decor. West also gives personal advice from his extensive experience


Doing what comes naturally is the phrase that comes to mind when talking about Ilze du Preez, owner of The Showroom. Ilze’s entrepreneurial spirit has led her to many endeavours in the past but her passion for bringing good art to people started as a student hobby. At a tender 19 years of age, Ilze sold no less than 8 paintings at her first exhibition. After the bug bit, she worked with many talented artists as well as a few well-known art galleries where experience was added to passion to make a winning combination. If you are looking for a passionate, experienced and a reputable art dealer, Ilze and The Showroom are there to assist you, every step of the way. Plot 78C, Leander Way, Olympus, Pretoria 012 991 2374





After a day of arts and culture, try...

The South African State Theatre is a national flagship that facilitates the arts and entertainment and encourages diverse cultural provision. It seeks to play a unique and vital role in the cultural life of the nation, the province of Gauteng and the city of Tshwane. 320 Pretorius Street, Pretoria 012 392 4000

working in the art and decor industry for more than a decade. JWAG has also exhibited at many art exhibitions and national art festivals, decor shows like Decorex and Home Makers Expo, private functions, charity events, golf corporate events, schools, shopping malls and thousands of private home exhibitions. Plot 148, Bosuil road, Kameeldrift East, Pretoria 082 929 5124


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With quick and easy access to the N1 and the N4 Highways, 3@ Marion Guesthouse is a beautiful sanctuary of calm that’s perfect for business meetings, sight-seeing and everything in between. Ideal for both business and leisure and situated within 5Kms from the Hatfield Guatrain Station and only 30 minutes away from the OR Tambo International Airport this is much more than just your average guesthouse. Facilities include free Wi-Fi, lunch packs and much more. 3 Marion St, Colbyn 082 549 9790







Join the Pretoria Kunskamer Art Gallery for an exclusive exhibition of sculptures by Monica van den Berg called The “lacuna” Collection. Expect an exceptional display of bronze sculptures running until the 13th of June. When: until 13 June Where: Kunskamer Art Gallery, LG-2, 29 Forbes Reef Street, Waterkloof Heights Tickets: Free event no tickets required


Presented by Petri Nienaber this full day photography workshop will teach you everything you need to know about the basic principles of photography. Learn how to use your camera to its full potential and take professional looking pictures using ISO, Aperture and ShutterSpeed. When: 9 June Where: Pretoria National Botanical Gardens, 2 Cussonia Ave, Brummeria Tickets: R900pp includes tea, coffee and a light lunch


Making his seventh appearance in South Africa, since his win in the 2004 UNISA international piano competition, Spencer Myer presents a new recital that is sure to captivate. If you are a lover of music or a piano enthusiast this is a show that’s not to be missed. When: 10 June Where: Brooklyn Theatre, Greenlyn Village Centre Tickets: R130-R170 book online

Fireplace Restaurants for the Winter Chills Winter calls for red wine and fireplaces. That’s just how it is. We’ve gathered some really fine restaurants in Pretoria that offer exactly that - a cosy atmosphere, good wine and the big add-on, a fireplace to warm up your toes.

LA MADELEINE RESTAURANT MOSAIC, THE ORIENT This restaurant serves plated prettiness with awardwinning chef, Chantel Dartnall, at the steer. You’ll have to be quick with this one though, as they take an annual winter break from 18 June to 27 July 2018. The restaurant is decorated in the romantic Art Nouveau style, resembling chef Chantel’s love for Paris’ Belle Epoque restaurants. 5

This is a family driven restaurant which started out in Sunnyside and relocated to the treelined Lynnwood Ridge in 1999. Its essence is classic French and Belgian palates, originally created and executed by Chef-patron Daniel Leusch and his wife, Katrine. Words like bistronomy, cuisine de terroir and culinary authenticity describe their dedication to showcasing the beauty of timeless tastes. Chef Leusch visits each table individually, describing the delectable tastes of the day. 5

PROSOPA At Prosopa the fireplace is the centre of attention. Elegant tables are coherently placed around the modern-looking, toe-warming centrepiece that gives an otherwise minimalistic venue a welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant is the hidden gem of Waterkloof Heights and treats guests to some of the best Greek dishes in Pretoria. 5

Words: Renate Engelbrecht Images: Supplied

GRANITA AT KIEVITS KROON Granita’s main focus is using fresh produce from local farmers and creating innovative dishes from that. Their award-winning wine list is pretty impressive and they offer a fine dining experience of note. With a gourmet dinner menu of six tasting courses, paired with specially selected wine, your taste buds will be in awe. They also offer a five-course Sunday lunch. 5

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Bar Time is a sexy, cool and modern meeting place for guests and visitors to Time Square casino. With selection of premium spirits, drinks and cocktails in a vibrant, social and fun setting, Bar Time is conveniently located on the main casino floor and is tipped to be one of the hippest cocktail bars in Pretoria East – see you there! Time Square, 209 Aramist Avenue, Menlyn 012 003 4029


This quirky spot is perfect if you’re looking for good food, fun vibes and great drinks. With classic, American style diner dishes that are prepared and served quickly and their unique drinks that include R35 for a box of Robertson red, white or Rose wine, Lucky Rodrigo’s is definitely worth a pop in. Hillside Street and Alpine Way, Lynnwood 012 348 8937


The Summit Grill and Skybar is the vision of Stelio Tsihlas who set out to create an upmarket cocktail lounge reminiscent of the ambiance, feel and beauty of a fine dining restaurant. Perfect for any occasion the fusion inspired menu features classic dishes that are perfectly paired with their expertly

crafted cocktails, an acclaimed wine list and genuinly warm hospitality. Parkview Shopping Centre, Cnr Garsfontein & Netcare Roads, Moreleta Park 012 998 1847

A cocktail and draft lounge that hosts karaoke nights, bongo nights and more! If your ideal night consists of amazing drinks, good entertainment and an incredible atmosphere then give this spot a visit. 60 Bothrill Ave, Centurion 082 480 2470

of food, drink and conversation combined to create a feast fit to share with friends or family. Tapas is an informal, fun and social way to enjoy good food and company. At the Culture Club you get to tailor your meal by ordering a variety of tapas dishes that suit your likes and tastes and everyone gets to share the selection, paired with one of their delicious classic cocktails this spot promises an enjoyable experience! Shop No. 20, Greenlyn Village Centre, 12th Street East, Menlo park, Pretoria 012 424 8601




If you’re looking for an exclusive bar in Pretoria, you’re in for a treat! The Globe Bar combines experimental mixology and molecular gastronomy in a sexy, sophisticated setting. Poised to be a favourite addition to the Pretoria nightlife scene, the Globe Bar gives guests an excuse to indulge in the finer things in life – from premium spirits to Cuban cigars and more, this is where you come to toast the good life! Time Square, 209 Aramist Avenue, Menlyn 012 003 6191


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Cubana is South Africa’s only authentic Latino Social Caffé and eatery which provides the services of a cocktail bar and cigar lounge with a unique flavoursome cuisine. Shop 2, Menlyn Piazza, corner of Lois avenue and Glen Manor avenue 012 348 4527


Ayepyep Lifestyle is a blackowned, innovative and urban establishment co-owned by Oupa Sefoka, famously known as DJ Sumbody. They offer a two in one experience with a restaurant and lifestyle lounge. The name “Ayepyep” symbolises a celebratory champagne lifestyle and shared experiences. 2 Lois Ave, Menlyn 010 013 0360


Everyday is Friday at Jack Fridays! If you’re looking for mouthwatering American style dishes, live music and great drinks all under one whiskey bar inspired roof then this is definitely worth a check out! 680 Rubenstein Dr, Moreletapark, 012 941 0155


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The Deep Roots Night Market happens periodically throughout the year and has become a muchanticipated event in Pretoria. With live entertainment, and tons off stalls with a variety of goodies for sale this is an event suitable for the whole family that promises a memorable night out. Bring your family, invite friends and wind down after a long week with a good atmosphere and an even better vibe. Where: CBD Old Boys Memorial Club, 78 George Storrar When: 1 June Cost: R20


Ginthusiasts all over the world unite to celebrate the incredibly delicious spirit that we’ve all come to know and love! Join the Carbon Bistro for bottomless gin, live music. And just an all-round good time. Please note that bookings and deposits are essential so make sure you don’t miss out on the festivities. Ticket includes a glass and a much gin as you can handle. Where: Carbon Bistro, 279 Dey Street, Brooklyn When: 9 June Tickets: To book, email info@ or call 012 340 0029


Forget about the winter chill and be transported to Cuba for the most epic Cuban cultural Fiesta we’ve ever heard of ! Let go and embrace your inner spice with salsa dancing, caldoza (traditional Cuban potjie) Mojitos, Daiquiri and domino tables. Ticks will be on sale prior to the event as well as at the door so don’t miss out. Where: The Open Warehouse, 326 Alwyn St, Waltloo Ext 1 When: 30 June Tickets: To book, email info@theopenwarehouse. or call 087 654 0497

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The grandeur that is LONDON

a bucket list trip


here the city is your canvas and its inhabitants your brush strokes. As a new day dawns, you’ll be grateful to be a part of this historic town. London is as you imagined it to be: indulgent, delightful, splendid and sparing no frills.


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Address: 1 Kensington Ct, Kensington, London With a reputation that is honourable and a street so clean you could very well eat off it, this experience is certainly one to be treasured. As dog walkers glide by the hotel entrance and school children giggle as their friends cycle alongside them, prepare to be greeted with a royal entrance.

were greeted with Gin and decadent slabs of Cadbury Milk chocolate. Small and intimate, the generously carpeted floors, rich furnishings and cascading curtains envelop the room. In every bathroom you’ll find Penhaligon’s products refilled and restocked on a daily basis. We had a holy-moly moment because the room was so breathtakingly beautiful. Did we mention our picturesque balcony which is ideal for an afternoon cup of tea? The only issue is we never wanted to leave.

It’s a hotel where time has stood still, it’s classic but not old-fashioned, its grand but not ostentatious, it's luxury that epitomizes the meeting of knighthood. It’s here where you will discover old world charm and meticulous interior design and quite frankly what more could you ask for when visiting the city of chivalry and culture.

This becomes regularly problematic especially when you are served afternoon tea to the room and a delightful predinner snack too. You’ll never wait for anything and before you’ve thought of asking for a top-up, its already being poured for you (served from the left of course). This hotel and its stellar staff aim to spoil each and every single guest and ensure you leave with the most memorable experience, which for us was the high tea.

You’ll arrive and be enthralled by the excitable concierge who is at your every beck and call (and don’t forget to grab a handful of Minstrels at the front desk).You will not lift a finger all throughout your stay, and as you enter the hotel room, you’ll forget to breathe. Upon arrival, we

This once in a generation kind of hotel serves a once in a lifetime high tea experience. A ritual fit for royalty. Served in Cheneston's Restaurant, the Park Lounge or the conservatory. It is a treat in more ways than one - a delicious array of delicate finger

sandwiches is accompanied by freshly baked scones served with Devonshire clotted cream and home-made preserves, as well as a selection of pastries including éclairs, tartlets, cupcakes and macaroons. Accompanied by a glass of bubbles, this tea practice showcases what the hotel does best, serving world-class quintessential English tradition on a silver platter. This should be, without a doubt at the top of your bucket list. Well-known as an affable boutique hotel, it’s no wonder it’s one of the leading hotels of the world. 5 THE RUBENS AT THE PALACEA ROYAL AFFAIR

elegant part of the restaurant where you can sit and sip through afternoon tea at the palace lounge whilst watching the bypasse's casually stroll past Buckingham Palace. This hotel is all about location and of course the fact that your four-legged best friend can join in all the spoils. The rooms and suites are all individually designed with original art and antiques and it is family run and owned. Book the Royal King Room, which is 14 square meters in size and regally themed in honour of past British monarchs. Intricate attention and detail has been paid to every single art piece throughout the hotel and to every gingerly placed piece of cutlery. All characteristics of this hotel have been well thought out.

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Start your day with breakfast at the English Grill with the poached smoked haddock and butter croissants and end off with a glass of Lanson bubbles and poached salmon with a velvety smooth hollandaise sauce. Prepare to be charmed as waiters Address: 39 Buckingham Palace Rd, serve you dressed in tailcoats.The cherry Westminster, London on top is a nightcap at The New York Bar! There isn’t a better address in the world. With an intense red colour palette that is a celebration in itself, you’ll love how cosily This is it and the actual hotel doesn’t inviting and regal the ambience is, with a disappoint either. British hospitality is Rubens signature Cocktail in hand (a mix of what you can expect at this luxurious hotel. With perfectly plumped sofas and rum, Martell VS, lime juice and cinnamon) and live jazz vibrating in the background, bold red and white lined wallpapers, you’re assured a bucket list moment. it’s a feast for the eyes. There is a rather Interesting fact: The site of the present hotel once belonged to a druggist and a ham and tongue dealer

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travel The Rubens, Superior King If before this you were unaware of the excellence that is the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, be assured it will be etched in your memory forever. Five-star service from start to finish. 5


     Address: Stratton St, Mayfair, London Upon entering this hotel, which opened in 1927, you’ll expect swank and style and that’s exactly what is delivered. A hotel that is every bit as beautiful as its first impression. It’s no wonder it is the official hotel to London Fashion Week. Staying at The May Fair allows easy access to Buckingham Palace, Bond Street’s exclusive boutiques, art galleries and Berkeley Street’s famous restaurants, the hotel is also moments from Green Park tube station. When staying at this hotel, it would be terribly remiss to not visit The Mayfair district. It’s the luxury quarter of London and a shopper’s dream. It is one of the most affluent districts in London and in the world. Mayfair has garnered a reputation as an international art hub and a historical space. Bourdon House is one of the oldest buildings, constructed between 1723–5. We fell head over heels for this hotel because it’s trendy, it’s contemporary, it’s legendary and it boasts one of the finest dining spots in town- The May Fair Kitchen.


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The May Fair kitchen terrace

Your day will begin with a bountiful breakfast buffet, be prepared to have seconds.Their muesli and traditional thick Greek yoghurt will make your taste buds do the happy dance and you simply cannot stay at this hotel and not have a sundowner at the May Fair Bar.They have a stunning selection of the finest cocktails, we recommend ordering the Winter Martini, Belvedere vodka infused with marshmallow, Chambord and pineapple juice or try the Apple & Spice cocktail with Hennessy Fine de Cognac, Grand Marnier, apple, kalamansi and persimmon jam. Drooling yet? Well, wait till you tuck into their small plates. Ranging from braised celery and powdered duck to spiced pigeon, they’re all lick-your-lips fantastic. Don’t leave without ordering the brown bread ice cream with salted butter caramel and pear. Also, don’t miss the sign that reads: “On March 22nd, 1927 their Majesties The King and Queen visited the May Fair Hotel and were graciously pleased to make a tour of inspection.” So, hey if it’s fit enough for royalty it’s fit enough for us commoners, right? 5


The Four Seasons Hotel- La Dame De Pic

If you’ve followed Anne Sophie Pic’s career you might be aware that she is one of the finest chefs of the 21st century. Garnering worldwide acclaim for her beautiful dishes, displaying finesse and a genuine passion for flavour, it’s impossible to not admire her sophistication and savoir-faire. A sublime experience each and every visit, make sure this is at the top of your gourmet bucket list. Turns out, this was one of the best restaurants we have ever had the pleasure of visiting. Each mouthful is jam-packed with umami and because the restaurant is located inside The Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square historical building, it allows for a spectacular date night. With its refined elegance, five-meter-high ceilings and simplified decor the ambience is one of splendour and grace.

The Four Seasons Hotel- La Dame De Pic WHERE TO PLAY

You cannot leave the city without visiting: Buckingham Palace Houses of Parliament Big Ben (when we went in January 2018 it was under construction so check that info) Harry Potter Studio Hyde Park Borough Market Cambridge (day trip) Take a red bus -Shop at the Burlington Arcade What to take home with you: A packet or dozen of there fine English Tea A box or five of their shortbread biscuits A red London bus souvenir A mug with the face of the royals

The restaurant hums with energy and drive. We recommend tucking into their three-course dinner. Prepare for the depth of flavor from the starter pasta parcels filled with lightly smoked Brillat-Savarin cheese, salsify Melilot and Meyer lemon consommé. Melt in your mouth orgasmic.Then for mains plan for a mouthwatering bomb of flavor from the Cornish wild Turbot flatfish accompanied by wakame seaweed. But leave space to extol the wobbliest, silkiest most velvety smooth white millefeuille with Tahitian vanilla cream, jasmine jelly and Voatsiperifery pepper foam.


You cannot leave without having a dinner at Sketch unless you dislike pink intensely. This gastro-brasserie restaurant is something special and they also have a cocktail bar.

FOR AN EXCUSE TO DRESS UP Sip Champagne at Bob Bob Ricard.


Dine at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental hotel.


Indulge in the finest sushi and visit Sushisamba Located on the 38th and 39th floors. Its Peruvian, Brazilian and Japanese style cuisine, plus you’ll be blown away by the drinks menu and kind service.


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Slow in the City The new office-normal

‘One of a kind’ is the simplest and possibly most effective way to describe the environment of SLOW in the City


n a city bombarded by the reality of deadlines, meeting dates, conferences and the stresses of day-to-day living, the rush comes to a leisurely pause in the working hub situated across from Sandton’s Gautrain station. You’ll come to find most offices have a uniform: a desk, a computer, a largely uncomfortable chair, harsh overhead lighting and a lack of space required for inspiration. Step out of the uniform and into muchneeded business leisure.


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the time you need to wrap your head around the realities of the business world. Offering various business services with such ease that it feels like the new office norm. With a range of informal and formal workspaces that include private rooms for presentations, cocoons to confer in, corner spaces to negotiate or catch up in and spaces for you to centre yourself,

SLOW in the City has thought of all your needs.

Not only is it an exemplary space for individual work, but SLOW in the City also provides reasonable meeting room packages

at half day and full day prices. From intimate working spaces to larger meeting rooms, there’s something for every working need. Indulge in a place that is uniquely designed to be a break into (rather than out of) productivity. With an array of working space choice and a mass of your needs catered to, SLOW in the City is an ideal escape that promotes productivity in its design and relaxed atmosphere. Take a break from the traditional way of carrying out business. Take it easy in the commotion, deadlines and conferences. Take it slow in the city. Opposite Sandton Guatrain Station 5 1 087 057 7482


Nestled on the slopes of Wapadrand on the edge of Pretoria, Diep in die Berg offers luxurious conference and function facilities amid breath-taking gardens blending into unspoilt indigenous bush. Sumptuous cuisine is prepared by an in-house chef and food can be tailored to specific needs. The venue is only minutes away from the N1 and N4, and 45 minutes from the O.R. Tambo International Airport. 929 Disselboom Street, Wapadrand 012 807 4630


Set in a Tranquil environment and elegant surroundings, Lynnwood conference centre is situated close to main routes in the east of Pretoria and offers ample safe parking. With a beautiful outside entertainment area, three venues with packages available to suit a variety of needs and an indigenous garden and patio area, this centre ensures a conference experience with a difference. 435 Flinders lane, Lynnwood 012 361 1067 |


Ideally situated close to all the central amenities in Pretoria, easily accessible from all major routes in Gauteng and very competitively priced is Pretoria’s very own dedicated International Convention Centre. The centre offers superb facilities and quality service with conference, function and exhibition venues that can accommodate events of all sizes. Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria 012 841 3884


Chez Charlene is a 5 star conference and boutique venue with an idyllic country setting, in the East of Pretoria. This Country venue is

an oasis of breath taking beauty that exudes tranquillity. Chez Charlene boasts the grandeur of its flawless architecture, coupled with picturesque gardens and lavish fields where horses graze and gallop. R223, Lynnwood, Pretoria 012 802 0791

OLYMPUS MANOR Olympus manor function venue, guesthouse and tea garden are situated in the east of Pretoria on Neptune Drive. Nestled among tranquil gardens, water features and majestic trees; The main venue can accommodate 250 guests in the courtyard and 240 guests in the banquet hall with a variety of additional venue options to chose from. The tranquil setting of the guesthouse with its lush gardens promises distinct quality and excellent service but also guarantees a memorable experience in style, grace & comfort. 47 Neptune Way, Olympus, Pretoria East | 012 991 0445

and include a boardroom, conference rooms, lawn terraces and an entertainment area. President Park, 72 Dale Road, Midrand 087 022 0370


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

TSHWANE EVENTS CENTRE The versatile Tshwane Events

Centre can host both small-and large-scale events, from 10 to 10 000 guests. 205 Soutter Street, Pretoria West, Pretoria 012 327 1487


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


The Collection is conveniently located in Garsfontein, in the hub of Pretoria East. Set in a tranquil garden setting, with dams and a feast of bird-life; the venue is proudly home to a collection of vintage and miniature cars; and trains. The Collection caters for corporate and private functions and parties; along with conference facilities. 2021 Boendoe Road, Garsfontein 012 993 3638


Accolades Conference Centre is designed in a tranquil setting with state-of-the-art equipment and presentation rooms. Its well-equipped conference venues are surrounded by formal gardens, water features, and lush terrace lawns. Facilities can accommodate 15 to 600 delegates, Hello Pretoria • June 2018 •



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

FOREIGN EXCHANGE American Express Foreign Exchange: 011 467 8136/7/9 Woolands Boulevard Branch: 012 997 5301 Menlyn Park Branch:: 012 368 1532 Travelex 012 341 3939 Master Currency 012 341 3495

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

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

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

PLACES OF WORSHIP MOSQUES Arcadia Metro Masjid Mosque 138 Du Toit Street 082 079 5786 Centurion Masjid-e-Sayyidina Ghouse Azam Taj St, Laudium 012 374 1721 Pretoria West Masjid Uthman 312 Maltzan Street Monument Park

Waterkloof Ridge Islamic Centre 224 Orion Avenue SYNAGOGUES Pretoria Hebrew Congregation 246 Schroder St, Groenkloof 012 460 7991 Pretoria Progressive Jewish Congregation 511 Roper St, Bailey`s Muckleneuk 012 460 7296 CHURCHES - CATHOLIC St John Fisher Catholic Church 321 The Hillside St, Lynnwood 012 361 1561 / Saint Pius Catholic Church

TSWANE BUS SERVICES R104 WF Nkomo St, Pretoria Central, Pretoria 012 358 2330




Heinrich's Taxis Sunnyside, Pretoria 073 987 1438 Charlie Romeo Shuttle Services Gauteng 071 975 1762 www. Kwathlano Shuttle and Chauffeur Services 012 430 3311 Extra Mile Cabs 060 000 2524

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

660 Pienaar St, Brooklyn 012 460 4043 Hercules Catholic Church 411 Alter St, Pretoria Gardens 012 377 1288 Saint John The Baptist Catholic Church 296 Jan Van Riebeeck Street, Pretoria North 012 546 4619 ANGLICAN St. Wilfrid’s Anglican Church 96 Duxbury Rd, Hillcrest, Pretoria 012 362 0325 St. Francis Of Assisi 378 Albert Street, Waterkloof

012 346 1106 METHODIST Glen Methodist Church Cnr Keeshond street & Hilda Botha Streets, Garsfontein 012 348 51 98 Methodist City Mission Visagie Street, Pretoria Central 012 322 7428 NG KERK 79 Eland Rd, Monument Park 012 460 5109 Hello Pretoria • June 2018 •




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7 minutes with

Yossi Montrose


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What ignited your love for the Ball? I love sustainable health and movement. Feeling healthy inside is what is important. I love how the ball is challenging and yet so good for the body. Balance is the first thing you lose when you get old. Improving your balance and reaction time will slow and prevent you from getting old and preventing unnecessary falls. That's what the ball does. The 3 foods you can’t live without? Coconut oil, raw honey, and Himalayan salt.

What does your typical, go-to workout routine consist of? My workout routine is all on the ball. I do handstands and different push-ups. I Stand on the ball on one leg and squat on two balls. I love doing explosive jumps from ball to

ball and even two balls at a time. I usually

get creative and find new ways to move for example backward rolls and front flips. These are the advance exercises I do, I train my clients from really basic levels so that it's safe and progressive for everyone. How do you stay motivated when it’s cold outside?

It's easy to skip workouts especially when it's cold. I just start moving and once I'm moving I feel warmer. Then my motivation picks up to continue. I am motivated to stick to my training to keep on progressing. What is your advice to anyone thinking of adopting a healthier lifestyle?

Not to do everything all at once. Health is a journey. Take the first step by getting a ball and just sitting on it at the office. Start to drink more water and be aware of what you are eating. Don't follow the crowd. Listen to your body and do what works for you. Start educating yourself on health and know why you want to get healthy. Your favourite snack? Homemade energy bars. Ingredients: raw honey, dates, cashews, coconut flakes, coconut oil, goji berries, berries.

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Master of the exercise ball Yossi Montrose has been training for 16 years and has developed over 2000 exercises. Suffering from back, knee and shoulder pain he started training on the ball, improving not only his pain but also his strength, power balance and confidence. He travelled to the USA to showcase his incredible skills and has helped many people with the same concerns along his way. To date, he has mastered moves on the ball that no one else has been able to and he continues to focus on pushing both his clients and himself to keep getting better.

Tell us a little bit about your health and fitness philosophy. My health and fitness philosophy is that of longevity and sustainability. The ball offers a low impact way of training. It's a great way to accumulate energy while working out. No other form of training does that. I believe in eating the right foods and not cutting out food groups. Both movement and nutrition are important for long-term health. I don't believe training through pain either. Your body constantly talks to you and listening to it will pay off in the long term.












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

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Find your nearest station and bus stops on the Gautrain app. Call Centre: 0800 Gautrain / Hello Pretoria • June 2018 •

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