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Our Top 3 Shopping Destinations To Break The Bank Experience Jozi’s Best Dining On A Budget


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Pimp My Piano R29,00 incl VAT (South Africa) R25,00 (other countries)

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Contents What’s In This Months Edition?



Never mind Dear Diary, come and share your feelings with Dear Chef between 8 -10 April 2014. Just saying! While still busy putting the icing on the cake, we spoke to Stefano Mihalitsianos about his brand new deli - Dear Chef. If warm baked treats, fresh pain au chocolat and a tart or two get you excited then take note. JOZI ON A BUDGET

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It’s true - it’s expensive to eat out these days. But in some places, it’s a little cheaper than others. Which is why you keep us around - naturally. We did some scouting from breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy! JOZI COFFEE CULTURE


If there was a way to bottle all of Joburgs glorious coffees and their cultures, we would be delighted. However Jozi really has so much to offer that we had to handpick our favorites. Bursting with all things coffee, I decided to dig deep into everything roasted, including beans

and heavenly aromas. Exciting things are happening on our streets and now is the time to enjoy our cities coffee civilization.

the symbol of Cartier femininity: divine, exquisite and rebellious simultaneously. In a word: free. Free to love and live life to the full, with passion, eye to eye.




Lavish tarts, beautifully decorated cakes, fancy desserts and meltin-yourmouth sweet treats. What’s not to love? I had to sit down with Crystal, the owner of Sensational Suga to find out more about her venture into the world of sugar. GRATE ILLOVO


The Illovo Boulevard Management District - or the place most business people in the area flock to when their tummies talk - is a mixed use commercial area bounded by Bompas Road in the south, Harries Road in the north, Melville Road in the west and a block up from Oxford Road in the east. Mighty convenient for anyone in the abovementioned vicinity. CARTIER LAUNCHES 39 NEW FRAGRANCE So, what exactly is the symbolism behind the brand new La Panthere fragrance by Cartier? The panther is


Walter Sisulu Square is a prominent location in Jozi which consists of a hotel, a museum, restaurants and a function facility to host events for locals and tourists. Having defined itself as a heritage site, Walter Sisulu Sqaure is a tourist attraction, an authentic depiction of the integration of all people within the hub of South Africa. REVIVAL OF ROODEPOORT 48 & 49 THEATRE Roodepoort Theatre was established in 1981 by the City of Roodepoort and throughout the years there were several names changes (Sasol Promusica, Promusica Theatre, Joburg Promusica) and the vision of the theatre has taken many a turn on the road to success. This created confusion amongst patrons and as a result the theatre lost its identity. It is essential therefore that the theatre re-establishes itself within the community and surrounding areas.

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contributers: Bianca Maletsky

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF 54 The meaning and reason behind Freedom Day is one that we should

Q: What do you love most about Joburg? A: The jacaranda trees, the beautiful summers days and the cities diversity.







that they too can understand how



far South Africa has come and be


proud of a democratic South Africa.


However – don’t think of it as a

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somber history lesson – this year


also teach our children about so

Bianca is a 26 year old who is big into all things linguistic. She is also a Reiki Master and a Betty Boop fanatic.



grab some tickets for the red double decker open-top City Sightseeing bus


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and take the kids on a fun adventure significance behind Freedom Day.

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that also lets them learn about the

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Carly Ritz has a decade of crazy experiences in the media and communications space. A food junkie, lover of all things shiny and poodle mad, she spends her time exploring Joburg’s best for you – our readers. If she could she would adopt all the stray dogs in the country. Q: How would you be won over? A: That’s easy – use food! Q: What annoys you most? A: Bad service. Q: What impresses you? A: Use words like molecular and foraging Find Carly on twitter @carlyritz Send your hound and food pics to ON THE COVER:PIMP MY PIANOtunes you know. Rhythms you don’t. South Africa has only one Piano Man and on 13 April Charl du Plessis will upgrade your musical experience of the piano once and for all. Imagine the worlds of classical music with its romantic melodies and well-known favourites meeting face-to-face with the cool rhythms of rock, pop, blues and even jazz in a spectacular stage production of light and sound. This is a fresh new sound of cross-over music with quality presented at the Roodepoort Theatre. South Africa’s favourite Steinway Artist will pimp his piano with the aid of a star lineup of South African musicians. Old piano favourites by Mozart, Jopim, Debussy and even Scott Joplin will be pimped up into fresh and contemporary sounds. Music from movies like Chocolate and even Lady Gaga will transform what you thought about piano music forever.


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In South Africa, April is traditionally a second December. People (especially in Joburg) tend to travel overseas or to the coast over the many long weekends in April and May. However if you are like me and love nothing more then exploring this vibrant and diverse city of Jozi then you will really be excited at what Hello Joburg magazine has in store this month.

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Hello Joburg’s event calendar pages are jam packed with over 20 fun and exciting things to do that will keep you entertained throughout the month. From UB40 live in concert at Emmarentia Dam on the 5th of April to the SA Sweet & Snack Expo at The Coca Cola Dome. The choices are endless. If you’re feeling a little adventurous and looking for a new an exciting culinary experience then I highly recommend you head on over to ‘Dear Chef’. This innovative and unique eatery in Bedford will be opening at the end of April and is set to wow patrons with a truly contemporary way of preparing and serving food. Check out pages 16 & 17 for more information. Do you know your city? Have you genuinely explored all that this cosmopolitan metropolis has to offer? No? Then I dare you to hop onto a Red Bus! City Sightseeing Joburg & Soweto are offering incredible specials on all their routes. Have a look at page 54 or check out their website ( for more information. Have you downloaded the GoHello Smartphone Application on your iPhone, Android or Windows device? If not then you better get to it. GoHello was launched during March and is the definitive portal of information to Joburg. Highlighting the very best shopping, dining and entertainment destinations, this application is set to become an invaluable source of information for ALL Joburg residents and visitors alike. I hope that you enjoy the April edition of Hello Joburg and please follow us get the conversation going on our various social media platforms. #lovejozi

Best Wishes,

Justyn Spinner Executive Editor

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

1-13 APRIL

He boasts sixteen albums which have achieved multiple platinum and gold status. “Renewal in His Presence” was released as a CD in October 2013.

After two sold out seasons in Cape Town, Sean Bovim’s long awaited Queen at the Ballet is finally here in Johannesburg! This hit show uses the athleticism of rock-ballet en pointe in a high-impact production that has entertained thousands of people of all ages. It is packed with innovative, original choreography and powerful performances from the strong cast of dancers.

THE DEETS: Big Top Arena, Carnival City, Brakpan Show starts at 19:30 Tickets priced from R130 to R300 | 0861 915 8000

THE DEETS: The Mandela, Joburg Theatre Complex, Braamfontein Show starts at 20:00 Tickets on sale from R50pp and Stages Restaurant will be open for pre-show dinner bookings. | 011 877 6800

Roodepoort Theatre will be hosting their very first Easter Egg Hunt in conjunction with Beacon Chocolates. Don’t miss this fantastic Easter occasion. Bring the kids, family, friends, everyone!



UB40 LIVE IN CONCERT With more than 50 hit singles & record sales in excess of 70 million worldwide, UB40 remain one of the most successful bands of all time. Three of the founding members have formed again - the original vocalist & face of UB40 Ali Campbell who is set to mesmerize audiences with his signature voice, as well as Mickey Virtue & Astro. Seed Experiences and DStv are proud to bring UB40 featuring Ali Campbell in April for two exclusive concerts. THE DEETS: Emmarentia Dam, Johannesburg Show starts at 11:30am. Tickets on sale from R395 to R1495. | 0861 22 55 98


BENJAMIN DUBE LAUNCHES NEW DVD South Africa’s top selling gospel artist Benjamin Dube will launch his latest DVD album, ‘Renewal in His Presence’ on Saturday, 5 April at the Carnival City Big Top Arena. Benjamin Dube is a multi-talented songwriter, singer, music producer and pastor to many musicians and his fans.




THE DEETS: Roodepoort Theatre, Civic Centre, 100 Christiaan De Wet Drive, Roodepoort Event starts at 09:00 Tickets are R20 (Moms and Dads) & R10 (Baba’s). Tickets available at the door | 011 674 1235 |


PIMP MY PIANO South Africa has only one Piano Man and on 13 April Charl du Plessis will upgrade your musical experience of the piano once and for all. Imagine the worlds of classical music with its romantic melodies and well-known favourites meeting face-to-face with the cool rhythms of rock, pop, blues and even jazz in a spectacular stage production of light and sound. This is a fresh new sound of cross-over music with quality presented at the Roodepoort Theatre. South Africa’s favourite Steinway Artist will pimp his piano with the aid of a star line-up of South African musicians. Old piano favourites by Mozart, Jopim, Debussy and even Scott Joplin will be pimped up into fresh and contemporary sounds. Music from movies like Chocolate and even Lady Gaga will transform what you thought about piano music forever. THE DEETS: Roodepoort Theatre, Civic Centre, 100 Christiaan De Wet Drive,

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Roodepoort Tickets are R120 and available from Computicket | 011 674 1235 |


ARIA! OPERA FOR EVERYONE - LA TRAVIATA On 11 April Stéfan Louw Productions in association with the Roodepoort Theatre will be presenting Aria! Opera for Everyone - La Traviata with soprano Anina Wasserman as Violetta. Louw, who is one of the country’s best-known tenors, will be singing the role of Alfredo. This is the second in this year’s season of Aria! Opera for Everyone, following the acclaimed Opera Gala on 7 February which was produced by Louw as a special production for the relaunch of the Roodepoort Theatre. Staying true to his mission to bring a measure of quality to the true aficionado whilst entertaining the newcomer, Louw plans to produce what he calls a mini opera of La Traviata. The soloists (Wasserman and Louw) will be

performing the most popular soprano and tenor arias, and duets, while the narrator in the role of Violetta’s maid, Annina, will be relaying the events of Violetta’s last months. THE DEETS: Roodepoort Theatre, Civic Centre, 100 Christiaan De Wet Drive, Roodepoort Tickets for sale from R120 per person. The concert starts at 20:00. | | 011 674 1235

1-20 APRIL

A LOAD OF BULL From the experts on everything comes a double act of sketches, songs, the occasional limerick and varying degrees of hilarity, explaining the intricacies of rugby for the edification and delight of the fairer sex. There’s an exposé on the Blue Bulls; a history of rugby (and the world); gardening advice for rugby widows; make-up tips for rugby girlfriends and a whole bunch of other whatnot and what-have-you. THE DEETS: Pieter Toerien’s Studio Theatre,

CALENDAR Montecasino, Fourways Show starts at 20:15 Tickets on sale from R150pp | 011 510 7000

11-13 APRIL


THE DEETS: Barnyard Theatre Sunninghill, Rivonia Crossing 2, Corner of Witkoppen & Rivonia Roads, Paulshof Kids under 12 yrs Free & Pensioners ½ price Wed-Sun Thur - Sat (20:00) – R160pp |Sun (14:00) – R100pp. Tues & Wed shows available on request for Fundraising & Corporate Functions | 012 368 1555

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The Sound of Music is a must-see on the 2014 theatrical calendar! THE DEETS: The Teatro, Montecasino, Fourways Tue – Fri @ 8pm, Sat @ 3pm & 8pm, Sun @ 2pm & 6pm Tickets priced from R125pp & dinner packages available on request. | 011 510 7000

16-30 APrIL

TOO MUCH PUNCH FOR JUDY The most performed short play to the late-teens age group in the UK is coming to Roodepoort Theatre.

Sweet treats and confectionary delights, decadent chocolate, the newest and most delectable global taste trends, and even some savoury surprises: No, it isn’t a mythical storybook chocolate factory but rather, the SA Sweet and Snack Expo, where everything indulgent and delicious will be gathered under one roof. THE DEETS: The Coca Cola Dome, North Riding Doors open Friday 9am–1pm (Trade Only), Friday 1pm–6pm, Saturday 9am–6pmSunday 10am–5pm Tickets are R80 presale and R95 on the day with free entry to children under five. Pensioners and children aged 6 -12 pay R40.

1-20 APRIL

Too Much Punch for Judy tells the true story of an incident which happened on May 20th 1983. Using only the words of those involved or closely affected, the play explores the problems surrounding the death of Joanna when her sister was at the wheel in a drink-drive incident. The play looks at the sister’s relationship with each other and their mother. It then concentrates on the actual crash and immediate aftermath, mainly through the eyes of the first witness at the scene. PC Chris Caten, in real life a good friend of the family, then has to break news of Joanna’s death to her mother and Judy in turn, before the mother and daughter are left to deal with their loss. THE DEETS: Roodepoort Theatre, Civic Centre, 100 Christiaan De Wet Drive, Roodepoort Tickets are on sale for R85 per person. | 011 674 1356 | roodepoorttheatre




2-27 APRIL CALL ME LEE Multi-award winning theatre star Jonathan Roxmouth returns to Montecasino with his new piano show, Call Me Lee, a show in which he traces the journey of the man who became Liberace. THE DEETS: Pieter Toerien’s Studio Theatre, Montecasino, Fourways Show starts at 20:00 Tickets on sale from R100pp | 011 510 7000



With the combination of guitars, violins and percussion, is will be an evening to remember. The guitar duo, CH2, has been doing South Africa proud for over 12 years, standing proud with two SAMA awards behind them. The Soweto String Quartet is known for their Classical and African Jazz music, also regular SAMA winners and true performers of note. David Klassen, one of the country’s top percussionists, will add some kick to the evening with his drumming talents. The evening promises to give new meaning to music amongst the audience. THE DEETS: Atterbury Theatre, Daventry St, Pretoria Show starts at 20:00. Tickets on sale from R160pp. | 0861 915 8000




This is proudly and unapologetic comedy from a uniquely Coloured perspective; a must see for a look into the hilarious insights of what being Coloured in South Africa means, plus a whole lot more.

Get ready for another Time Warp as we go blasting back into the future where we encounter a strange phenomenon called Dirty Dancing, Saturday Night Fever and Grease. The Time Warp continues to lift off into the future as we encounter a new age of rock stars with music from We Will Rock You, Rock of Ages, Burlesque and The Moulin Rouge.

From the hilarities of funny woman, Shimmy Isaacs; the refreshingly honest and intelligent humour of Neil Green; the mystical illusions of comic illusionist, Magic Man to the surprise twist of satirical musical humour by Deep Fried Man, the PCC line-up is guaranteed to send comedy fans into a spin with some of the funniest ‘Coloured’ comedians from all corners of South Africa.

The audience is part of the action from the word go – so get ready to do The Hand Jive and Greased Lightning and experience the awesomeness of mind blowing dance routines in You Should be Dancing, Stayin Alive and (I had) The Time of my Life.

This lavish production tells the story of the Von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains from Austria, with its unforgettable score that includes some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical stage including “My Favourite Things”, “Edelweiss”, “Do-Re-Mi”, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”, “The Lonely Goatherd”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, and the title song “The Sound of Music”. Featuring an all-star South African cast,

THE DEETS: The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City Casino, Johannesburg Show starts at 20:00 Tickets are on sale from R150pp. | 0861 915 8000

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24-26 APRIL


April Line-up:

Thurs 3rd: 9pm - 12pm

Rolling Stone Urban Legend Sessions

Fri 4th:

10pm - 1am Bon Tempo DJ’s

Sat 5th:

10 - 12pm Saving Silence

Sun 6th:

3pm - 5pm Tidal Waves

Wed 9th: 9pm - 12:00pm Hard Rock Rocksmith Guitar Hero

Bernard Jay, Executive Producer for Joburg Theatre, proudly announces a unique series of concerts in celebration of South Africa’s 20th Anniversary of Democracy. Anthems of Democracy will feature an all-star line-up of artists whose songs and poems themselves became anthems for the fight for democracy. THE DEETS: The Mandela, Joburg Theatre Complex, Braamfontein Show starts at 19:30 Tickets priced from R160pp and Stages Restaurant will be open for pre-show dinner bookings. | 011 877 6800

25 & 26 APRIL


Thurs 10th:

10pm - 11pm December Streets

Bon Tempo DJs

Sat 12th: 10pm Saving Silence

Sunday 13th: 3pm - 6pm Evolver One

Lusito Land, Joburg’s hottest family festival is back in 2014 with some of the finest South African musicians and

Thurs 17th:

10pm-11pm Raoul & black Friday

Fri 18th: 10pm -1am Bon Tempo DJs Sat 19th: 10pm - 12pm Saving Silence

Hard Rock Rocksmith Guitar Hero

Thurs 24th: 10pm-11pm Monark

Fri 25th:10pm -1am Bon Tempo DJs Sat 26th: 10pm - 12pm Saving Silence

Sunday 27th:

3pm - 5pm

Evolver One

Wed 30th: 9pm - 12pm Hard Rock Rocksmith Guitar Hero


Welgelegen Manor Estate, less than an hour’s drive from Joburg, will host the festival for a second year. Sowing the Seeds is the perfect weekend getaway music festival.


Hard Rock Rocksmith Guitar Hero

Wed 23rd: 9pm - 12pm

Sowing the Seeds, powered by 5FM is back! The festival has secured UK singer/songwriter phenomenon John Newman to headline the popular 3-day music festival.

24 APRIL - 4 MAY

Wed 16th: 9pm - 12pm

Sunday 20th: 3pm - 5pm


THE DEETS: Welgelegen Manor Estate Doors open at 13:00 on the 25th and 08:00 on the 26th. Tickets on sale from R395pp. | 0861 22 55 98

Fri 11th: 10pm -1am

Tidal Waves

25 & 26 APRIL

Be captivated by the word’s all time favourite soft rock duo…Air Supply. Now live at Emperors Palace, Centre Court. Featuring all their classic hits such as Lost in Love”, “All Out of Love”, “The One That You Love”, “Sweet Dreams”, and “Making Love out Of Nothing At All”- that all topped the charts and achieved multi-million plays on radio. Delightful spectacular dinner, show and stay packages. THE DEETS: Centre Court, Emperors Palace, Kempton Park Show starts at 20:00 Tickets priced from R280pp and dinner packages available from R450pp | 011 928 1297 | 0861 915 8000

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bands taking to the stage as well some of the city’s tastiest Portuguese cuisine sizzling on the grills. The festival runs from 24 April to 4 May 2014 at Wemmer Pan at Pioneer Park in La Rochelle in the south of Johannesburg. Lusito Land first opened its doors in 1981 as a festival that celebrated the Portuguese tradition and culture. Over the last 34 years, it has evolved into a festival celebrated by the many cultures that make up Johannesburg and Gauteng. The Portuguese tradition has however been sustained in the wonderful traditional flavours of the fine cuisine that is an important facet in the Portuguese heritage. THE DEETS: Wemmer Pan, Pioneers Park, corner of 11th Street and Turf Road, La Rochelle Open from 10h00 to 22h00 on weekdays, 10h00 to 23h00 on weekends Tickets cost R60 for adults and R30 for children under the age of 12 and pensioners. Children under the age of three gain free access. | T witter - @LusitoLand


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STER-KINEKOR ANNOUNCES OPENING OF THREE NEW LUXURIOUS CINE PRESTIGE SITES Continuing in its efforts to ensure that South Africans experience cinema in the most advanced theatre environments, Ster-Kinekor is delighted to announce that it is expanding its luxurious Cine Prestige theatre offering to three more sites. In the next few months, the ultimate venue in which to relax and enjoy a movie will be available to cinema-goers at The Grove in Pretoria East, at its flagship site at Gateway in Durban and in Sandton City in Johannesburg. “The exclusive Cine Prestige concept, the ‘business class’ of cinema theatres, was launched at The Zone in Rosebank in 2012, and extended to our new complex at Cradlestone Mall, which houses two of these cinemas, when the mall opened in

November last year. It has proved to be an extremely popular option in which to watch a film, and our decision to introduce this upgraded format at more of our cinemas is as a result of positive audience feedback. The builds at these new sites join our growing Cine Prestige offering, and bring the number of these luxury cinemas to an impressive eight,” says Fiaz Mahomed, CEO of Ster-Kinekor. These innovations follow the company’s roll-out of the full digital conversion at all Ster-Kinekor cinemas towards the end of 2013. The result of this is that now every site boasts the latest in digital projector technology and quality surroundsound speaker systems, as the company continues to satisfy cinema audiences’ demand for the latest in cinema technology. | 082 16789Facebook: SterKinekor Theatres | Twitter: @SKTheatres

Jozi’s newest HOT SPOTS by Carly Ritz CATCH A BITE TO EAT AT BEDFORDVIEWS NEWEST EATERY – CATCH Nearly two months old, Catch restaurant in the Bedford Centre is already running like a well oiled machine. With its solid front of house team, fresh, green, light decor and setting and mouth watering menu, Catch is poised to give the rest of the centre’s eateries a serious run for their money. And they know it. So let’s get straight to the menu. First up order yourself a glass of the Brampton Cab - which you can get by the glass - BONUS! Then for started try the dim sum - especially the vegetarian platter. The Catch Sizzling Beef on a hot grill will blow your taste buds out of the water and the Peking Duck is superb. For the sushi lovers who think they have tried it all - the Catch sushi menu will make you feel like a kid in a candy store with new variants and options. From good ol fish and chips to crab thermidor, the menu caters for all ages, favourites and palates. The good thing about your stomach is that it has a totally separate space for dessert. Finding a good baked cheese cake that rivals your mother’s is always hard but Catch has nailed theirs on the head. The custard slice is definitely big enough for two but you won’t want to share the nutella and banana pancakes. Trust us! Now if that menu doesn’t do it for you (are you even alive?) Check out all the pics on their Instagram Channel @catchjhb THE DEETS: Bedford Centre, Cnr Smith & Van der Linde Rd, Bedfordview, 011 615 0155 Contact: Hayleigh : 083 245 1040 | Orly : 082 472 2559


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PARK CAFE Known for their brilliant breakfasts and light lunches, if you haven’t been to Park Cafe then you are missing out. #AvoidFOMO A daytime cafe that serves coffee with a serious zing and uses only the freshest ingredients, the Park Cafe is adored for its Express Breakie among other menu items of course. How about spicy tomato and crispy bacon served on toasted ciabatta to get your day started and maybe the chicken mayonnaise Salad with avo, almonds and parmesan to keep you going from lunch on.

The café is owned and run by sisters Vicky Ross and Lexi Reckling who also own the adjacent Polish Nail Spa. Filled with an eclectic mix of customers from the artsy to the more serious business meeting, day after day, the café is an easy place to have a quick cup of coffee or linger over an indulgent lunch. While the owners may not be trained chefs, their food just goes to show that learning on the job can be just as good - if not better. No offence to our Pruleith trained ladies and gents of course. THE DEETS: The Parks Shopping Centre, Cnr Jan Smuts & Wells Avenue, Parkwood. 011 447 0250


GOOD MUSIC ANYWHERE,ANYTIME The newly launched Soundcast Melody distributed by HFX Systems is the ultimate take-anywhere, everywhere wireless speaker. Ryno Goosen from HFX Systems offers an overview this gorgeously innovative and compact new portable speaker. No more flirting with perfection, achieve it. “Outcast’s new Melody delivers omni-directional, beautifully precise sound with the latest Bluetooth v3.0 technology from Soundcast’s portable all-weather music system. Now you can stream your playlist wirelessly as you enjoy, party and live your life,” says Ryno Goosen from local Soundcast distributor, HFX Systems. Ryno explains that the Melody combines the latest Bluetooth v3.0 technology with Soundcast’s world-renowned portable music systems: “The result is a portable all-weather Bluetooth speaker that others can only aspire to be. The Melody features the latest in Bluetooth connectivity and an auxiliary audio input, combined with unmatched sound quality – with this kind of quality, it is set to become the modern day personal sound machine of choice. Now it is easier than ever to enjoy high-end audio quality anywhere and everywhere.” Melody pairs up nicely with all your favorite Bluetoothenabled smartphones and portable devices. It allows you to stream music from the cloud, your personal music collection, or to use a wide variety of Apps including Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, TuneIn, and hundreds of others. The Outcast Melody is distributed by HFX Systems, and retails for R6 990,00. | 011 907 9092

NORTHGATE SHOPPING CENTRE IS GROWING ITS FAMILY Loyal shoppers and visitors are sure to have noticed that there are many changes happening at Northgate Shopping Centre! With an inclusion of new entrance, more fashion stores and store expansionscosting a massive amount of R150 million - the centre will be equipped to fulfill all your shopping desires. Northgate Shopping Centre was built during the time when ‘bigbox’ discounters became the fashion. The successes of Pick & Pay Hypermarket first launched in Brackenfell, Cape Town, was instrumental in the development of Northgate Hyper. With dreams of creating a centre offering convenience when most people bought groceries once a month or once a week from a value ‘bigbox’ tenant, Sasol Pension Fund joined forces with architect Bental Abramson and builder Wilson Bailey Homes to make their dreams a reality – Northgate Shopping Centre was the answer. Owners and Management of Northgate continue to dream big for this successful centre and an expansion is already underway to bring the mall up to a brilliant 100 000sqm of glorious retail space. An additional 1 500sqm will be added including a new entrance and fashion wing across from the Clicks store. Fashion stores include Cotton On, Cape Union Mart, Factorie and many more! The new fashion wing and entrance is planned to open by April 2014. Boardman’s, Mr. Price Weekend, Jay Jays, Sterns, Truworths and Woolworths will be expanding into bigger stores and some will be relocating into new homes within Northgate. A traffic circle will be implemented by the Engen Garage and McDonalds off of Northumberland Road easing the flow of traffic in and out of the centre. The parking at Entrance 7 (Checkers and Dis Chem entrance) will be complete by mid-November giving shoppers more parking space. The final completion date for the entire project is the 4th of August 2014 and we couldn’t be more excited for the fresh new additions that will join the Northgate family. | 011 794 1687



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DINING OUT Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

ROMANTIC NIGHT OUT Share An Evening Of Romance With The One You Love MAXIMILLIEN Legacy Corner Mall, Retail Level 4, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton 011 292 7111 Shimmering skyscrapers gaze upon the sprawling upmarket metropolis of Sandton. It is in the heart of this bustling centre of commerce and luxury that classic Mediterranean dining and chic South African flair converge to revolutionise the art of dining.

PICCOLO MONDO The Michelangelo Hotel, 135 West Street, Sandton 011 282 7463 The Piccolo Mondo, at the Michelangelo Hotel, truly is a world in one. Enjoy the chef’s renowned menu items or sip on a cocktail in the Il Ritrovo Lounge while taking in the atmosphere around you. With dishes to please every pallet, the Piccolo Mondo becomes a favourite culinary destination for all that come into its company. PARC FERMé 8 Maude Street, Sandton 011 245 4846

Maximillien dishes up an exquisite epicurean experience in the comfort of a stylish yet welcoming ambience. A convivial atmosphere warm lighting and contemporary meets classic aesthetic welcomes diners at the door In the beautiful city of Sandton, Parc and is beautifully compleimented by an Fermé offers a chic yet traditional way ethic of providing a high-quality dining of experiencing exquisite French cuisine service to accompany fine quality food. any day of the week. With its contrast ing grey, black and white décor and its

mixture of exotic fabrics and textiles, Parc Fermé won’t disappoint the eye. Guests can relax and take in the breathtaking furnishings and look onto the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life. The team at Parc Fermé prides themselves in taking care of guests while delivering fresh, sophisticated and indulgent meals, in conjunction with quality service. DW-ELEVEN-13 Dunkeld West Shopping Centre, c/o Jan Smuts and Bompas Street, Dunkeld West, Johannesburg 011 341 0663 or 011 325 2843 DW eleven-13 has been open since June 2009 and are always evolving the menu and the restaurant itself – wanting to improve not only the food but the customers dining experience in its entirety. This is the ultimate fine dining experience, as the food is fresh and absolutely delicious. Marthinus Ferreira (the Chef and owner) and his family have tried to create a dining environment that is different, but still accessible to a majority of the dining public. The ambience is serene and relaxing, yet chic and sophisticated. Chef Marthinus has worked at some of the finest restaurants in the world and has brought those ideas and philosophies to dw eleven-13 and Johannesburg. All he wants is his food to be well received and enjoyed by all. SIGNATURE RESTAURANT Morningside shopping centre Corner Rivonia and Outspan Road Sandton 011 884 8888 / 087 940 3880 Signature Restaurant boasts an exquisite menu, with a local and international wine menu for even the most discerning palate. Time intended to be spent with family, friends or colleagues celebrating life; birthdays, business deals or enjoying a romantic night out. Floor to ceiling windows frame a panoramic view and sets the scene for magnificent sunsets and of course Signature cocktails. Great


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restaurants are a blend of sophisticated cooking, imaginative ideas and respect for ingredients. Signature is more than this. It’s an experience that reminds you why some restaurants deserve to be revered. BROWNS OF RIVONIA 21 Wessels Road, Rivonia 011 803 7533 Once a rambling old farmhouse, Browns is a Johannesburg landmark. Situated in the heart of Rivonia, the restaurant boasts one of the finest wine cellars in the country as well as offering total tranquillity in its private gardens. The large, though intimate, dining area spills out onto an airy patio that is opened up or closed in depending on the weather. Whether you are visiting Browns for an intimate dinner, a business lunch, a celebration or to entertain foreign guests, you will discover that service and quality are paramount. Visit once and you will soon become a regular... PIGALLE MELROSE ARCH Shop HL48 Level 05/Orange Melrose Arch, Corlett Drive, Melrose 011 684 2711 Discover the art of dining at Pigalle Melrose Arch. The first floor restaurant overlooks the lively Piazza where you may find yourself momentarily distracted from the breathtaking ambience inside to view the goings-on below with the menu boasting delicious dishes one has become accustomed to from Pigalle, our shellfish grilled to our longstanding recipe, succulent meat dishes perfected by our chef and speciality poultry dishes that will impress. From the moment you find yourself in the dramatic entrance of the restaurant until the time we bid you farewell we will adorn you with the best service, fantastic cuisine and ambience to ensure you relax and enjoy the show. Pigalle Melrose Arch offers a warm and contemporary feel that stays true to the Arch’s metropolitan lifestyle.

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italian restaurants Al Fresco Plot 41, Boland Street, Corner Beyers Naude Drive, Honeydew 011 794 4388 Al Fresco offers a country atmosphere with ample parking in a safe and secure environment. Our Al La Carte menu has a wide variety of dishes to choose from, whether you prefer pizza, pasta, beef, chicken, pork, fish, vegetarian – it’s all there. Our food is freshly prepared and we use quality ingredients. Families are welcome, as our outdoor play facilities are guaranteed to entertain the children for hours, while the parents relax. We have inside seating available, as well as outside seating, which includes a patio, function room and garden. It is advisable to phone for a booking. Assaggi Post Office Centre, 30 Rudd Road, Illovo, J ohannesburg 011 268 1370 Assaggi is regarded as one of Jozi’s top Italian restaurants, where it’s all about freshness, seasonality, and mouthwateringly authentic food. The regular menu is complemented by a list of daily specials. The roasted lamb shank served in its own rich juices is a highlight, as is the truly sublime asparagus and brie lasagne, one of the signature dishes. And don’t forget to try the baby marrow fries!Assaggi is regarded as one of Jozi’s top Italian restaurants, where it’s all about freshness, seasonality, and mouth-wateringly authentic food. The regular menu is complemented by a list of daily specials. The roasted lamb shank served in its own rich juices is a highlight, as is the truly sublime asparagus and brie lasagne, one of the signature dishes. And don’t forget to try the baby marrow fries!

Café Del Sol Olivedale specializes in crisp, fresh luncheons and ambient, gourmet dinners... il Giardino @ 44 Stanley 44 Stanley Ave, Milpark 011 482 4978 When you take a seat at Il Giardino in the lively 44 Stanley complex you could just as well be anywhere in Italy, relaxing in an olive grove next to a soothing dam with braziers to warm you when the weather turns chilly. Set in one of Jozi’s trendiest spots, this family run restaurant has been named one of the best Italian restaurants in the city by Radio Today and has been featured on Kyknet and SABC 2. il Giardino offers patrons delectable food and friendly staff. We have homemade pastas; seasonal vegetables, gourmet pizzas and delicious meat, chicken and fish dishes. During May 2013 we will be including a few traditional Afrikaans (Boerekos) meal options on the menu. This will then make il Giardino an Boere-Italian restaurant with a twist. Pizza e Vino The Zone, Rosebank 011 447 – 6569 We have a love for simple fresh food cooked in a traditional way using authentic methods with a traditional twist. Piza-e-Vino’s food is rigorously Italian healthy and creative and through this simpicity we believe that a winning formula has been founded. Let your taste buds that long for great Italian food bring you to Piza-e-Vino for that experience you have been longing for.

Café Del Sol Cnr Olive & Cnr President Fouche Roads Olivedale Corner Shopping Centre (shop 17 and 18) 011 706 6493 Existing in a society that has toned humanity into a robotic way of life, inspired us to open Café Del Sol Olivedale. Not a traditional trattoria however, Café Del Sol is exactly as the name depicts, a Café with a whole lot of Sol, a reflection of a new age Italian family sharing delightful food cooked with love and integrity, served out of the pan and into your plate. We ensure that the love in our food can be smelt, seen, felt and tasted. Café del Sol is the conduit for our Italian cultural heritage, our ancestor Chiara Treccani, and our sheer appetite for life that we are contributing to our fellow community. Hello Johannesburg April 2014


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Dear Chef Brand New Continental Deli & Restaurant Opening In Bedfordview


ever mind Dear Diary, come and share your feelings with Dear Chef between 8 -10 April 2014. Just saying! While still busy putting the icing on the cake, we spoke to Stefano Mihalitsianos about his brand new deli - Dear Chef. If warm baked treats, fresh pain au chocolat and a tart or two get you excited then take note. Getting straight to the point - what can the hungry expect? Well this is the spot to fill your basket with some of the world’s finest ingredients you can find on this side of the equator. Then go straight home to prepare wholesome, healthy meals in the comfort of your own home. Dear Chef offers ingredients that aren’t readily available in your average grocery store - that’s enough to excite any foodie if you ask us.

Well it seems Dear Chef has a solution. “With our delivered catering, we meet our valued foodie’s needs in preparing meals for the family dinner table, or the corporate function’s canapés and delicious three-course spreads. In visiting our store, the extensive continental deli display, coffee bar and retail section allow for one to browse freely as if stepping into their very own pantry. Our customers will observe an array of beautifully cooked meals, inspired by the old, rustic recipes yet modelled on the new, healthy alternatives. Customers can expect to be allured by the finest ingredients, infused oils and spices, delectable cold meats and cheeses of continental Europe, all while sipping leisurely on a freshly squeezed juice.” Um - yes please! Where has Dear Chef been all our lives?



Stefano knows that most of us get caught up in our busy days and find ourselves too occupied to worry about cooking at the end of it - ultimately sacrificing on the quality of our meals for the sake of convenience.

Very much a family venture, Stefano explains just how the dynamic works. Take a group of old friends and family, combine their common interests and adoration for food with a knack for preparing something yum, and a little business know-


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how and Stefano says it is the best company you could hope for. And it’s that feeling of family that he wants the customers to feel too. “We want to engender an environment in which people feel at home and comfortably tend to their culinary curiosity and needs, all the while sharing a story with us about their weekend. It is of the utmost importance to me, one could say my main priority, to form solid customer relations and maintain good service for the long term.” The rise in eateries in Bedfordview in the last few years reflects an inquisitive palate in the suburb. Add to that Stefano’s history of living in the area for many years and it’s a perfect match. “We know our environment and our community well. It is the perfect platform off which to start our tasteful empire and fill the gap in the market, and the stomachs!”

“WE KNOW OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR COMMUNITY WELL” As for their signature offering? Stefano is prepared to sign off on the fact that everything is signature. “Our products and ingredients are all handpicked; our recipes measured

with care and precision. If we can’t make something properly, we won’t offer it at all.” But if he must choose? Try one of their ready gourmet sandwiches with a smokey Spanish Ham and creamy Stilton, or if you’re in the mood for Mediterranean, perhaps a portion or two of the best moussaka you’ll ever taste! We will definitely take him up on that.

“TRY ONE OF THEIR READY GOURMET SANDWICHES WITH A SMOKEY SPANISH HAM AND CREAMY STILTON” Bubbling with excitement as launch day grows near, of course Stefano has had the odd sleepless night that any new parent would in the build up. But the excitement certainly outweighs the jittery pre-open nerves. He leaves us with some words of wisdom “after all, a crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. We would have to agree! THE DEETS: Key West Shopping Centre, 43 Van Buuren Road Bedfordview 011 450 0120

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

Our menu caters for all tastes and includes breakfasts, salads, pastas, panini’s as well as more unusual dishes such as French toast for which we were voted the best in Johannesburg, rosti’s and sweet corn fritters. Belle’s Patisserie Shop 16 Blubird , Shopping Centre , Athol Oaklands Road, Birnam 011 440 4474 Belle’s Patisserie offers mouth watering, decadent and bespoke patisserie, that can make any celebration, large or small special. Belle’s Patisserie stands apart as all the products are hand crafted and made with imported French butter, Belgium chocolate, stone ground flour and other of the finest ingredients. We do amazing French patisserie as to the standard as you would find in Paris

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

Café Rossini is a trendy cappuccino bar/bistro in the heart of Cresta. This quaint delicatessen/bakery makes the best cappuccino in town and is available for all your catering requirements. Cafe Eleven Forty Five 101 Conrad Drive, Blairgowrie cnr Hillcrest Road, just off Jan Smuts Ave 084 401 7454 / 011 326 3339 Cafe 1145 is a contemporary cafe located in Blairgowrie just off Jan Smuts Avenue, sandwiched between Sandton and Randburg. There is ample off road parking.

The most decadent cakes and pastries in town! Come and indulge your senses at this exquisite tea lounge. Awarded “Best Coffee Shop in South Africa 2013” by RASA

delicatessen. catering. finally. KEY WEST SHOPPING CENTRE BEDFORDVIEW 011 450 0120 Hello Johannesburg April 2014


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t’s true - it’s expensive to eat out these days. But in some places, it’s a little cheaper than others. Which is why you keep us around - naturally. We did some scouting from breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy!




(anywhere) - but we really like the one in Killarney You can’t really go wrong with a M&B breakfast and bottomless coffee now can you? And don’t think it’s all muffins, and chunky toasties either. What to eat: Delite Breakfast: Poached egg and hickory ham on health toast with cream cheese, cherry tomatoes, spring onions and a side of fresh apple. Cost: R39.90. Tip: A slice of lemon meringue may not have been budgeted for by your bank or your hips - but it’s worth the guilt. THE DEETS: 0860 672 326

It’s the most important meal - or so your mother told you. But it doesn’t need to break the bank. (here’s some early morning goodness for under R56)


Don’t roll your eyes. Not everything on the menu requires a second mortgage so be smart with your choices. In fact, if you’re price savvy you can get away with a seriously healthy and filling breakie for under R50. What to eat: Forever Young; rolled oats soaked in apple juice mixed with crunchy muesli topped with yoghurt, mixed berries and maple syrup served in a glass. Cost: R48. Tip: go to Rosebank or Atholl square shops, parking is cheaper than Melrose Arch. THE DEETS: Shop G28, The Zone @ Rosebank, Oxford Road, Rosebank 011 447 7972


Just because it sounds all romantic and fancy doesn’t mean you need your rich boyfriend or girlfriend to take you for breakfast. This one is pretty manageable on your lonesome and in its tranquil setting you can catch a break from your significant other. What to eat: Classic Scrambled Eggs; with grilled rose tomatoes, chives, fresh avo and toast. Cost: R55. Tip: If you go with your partner then order lunch and dessert - on him/her. THE DEETS: 48 Melville Road Illovo 011 268 6144


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MID DAY BREAK Break the day in half with something delicious, fresh and easy on the purse. When you use R100 for these you will still get change! We reckon that’s a bargain!

THE GREENSIDE CAFE Don’t let the fact that it’s a Vegan spot put you off. It’s the healthier and clearly cheaper option anyway and the menu is delicious. What to eat: BLT sandwich crispy vegan bacon with tomato, lettuce, onion and cashew nut cream. Cost: R42. Tip: Look if the vegan bacon puts you off then try just the Carrot Cake. THE DEETS: 34 Gleneagles Road, Greenside 011 646 3444

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Cost: Veg R58 | Chicken R65
| Beef R69 | Prawn R69. Tip: The Bar-One Burrito for dessert will blow your mind.. Just saying.

The colour co-ordinated menu might scream OCD but the menu says budget-able. What to eat: Quiche and salad. Choose from Bacon, Brie and Cranberry, Spinach and Feta or Butternut, carrot and Goat’s Cheese. Cost: R65. Tip: Junipa’s is a very interactive spot for the kids so get a break from them while they make their own pizzas (but you will be the one to take them home for clean-up of course) THE DEETS: Hobart Grove, Corner Hobart & Grosvenor Roads, Bryanston 011 706 2387


THE DEETS: Shop 17, Epsom Downs Shopping Centre, Bryanston 011 026 9911


Delicious street food that believe it or not is absolutely spotless & hygienic. Winning!

What to eat: Thai Basil Chicken Stir-fry: fresh basil, snake beans, garlic, chilli, mixed peppers, served with noodles. Cost: R78. Tip: Paul Ballen’s home-made ice-cream is sold next door (@Wolves).

What to eat: Steak & Wors Footlong Sandwich( includes chips, cheese & salad). Cost: R50. Tip: The samoosas are ONLY R3 each and are totally delicious! Take a dozen home for just R27. Bonus!

THE DEETS: Corner Corlett Drive & Oxford Road, Illovo 011 447 3816

THE DEETS: 22 De Beer Street, Braamfontein 011 403 1697

This one’s easy - the food is just so good!


After a hard days work, there’s nothing better then finding a spot that sells the best food in town for less then the price of a movie ticket and popcorn!


Looking for a menu boasting with wholesome ,flavorsome food prepared fresh? Look no further! What to eat: Fajita: 2 Tortillas served with peppers, onions, sweet corn, pineapple & broccoli with sides of rice, salsa, refried beans, guacamole & salsa.


(Parkhurst have the friendliest staff) Simply the tastes of Thailand. What to eat: Geang Khew-Wan (Thai Green Curry) Chicken/Beef : Made the traditional Thai way and flavored with lashings of coconut milk and green curry sauce wokked with broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and basil leaves. Cost: R67. Tip: Don’t forget to Choose your red star hotness level: (Mild = Blinking) (Medium = Brilliant) (Hot = Shooting Star) THE DEETS: Time Square, 4th Ave Parkhurst 074 870 2506

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The Bull Run Restaurant is famous for their prime cuts of South African beef, which are stored and served via their own in-house butchery. The restaurant also boasts an extensive selection of top South Africa’s wines. Conveniently located in the heart of Sandton, opposite the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, and near popular nightspots, this is Joburg’s premier destination for any occasion – be it a business lunch, dinner before a night on the town or exclusive private function.

THE JOZI COFFEE CULTURE A Look Into The Cities Best Coffee Roasters


f there was a way to bottle all of Joburgs glorious coffees and their cultures, we would be delighted. However Jozi really has so much to offer that we had to handpick our favorites. Bursting with all things coffee, I decided to dig deep into everything roasted, including beans and heavenly aromas. Exciting things are happening on our streets and now is the time to enjoy our cities coffee civilization.



Location: Parktown Quarter, Corner 3rd & 7th Avenue Fun Fact: ‘Vida e Caffè’ is Portuguese for ‘life and coffee’ – and that’s just what they are about: making life better, one authentic espresso-based caffe at a time. What Makes Them Unique? It is an exquisite selection of Arabica coffees, grown at
heights of between 1,000 and 2,000 meters above 
sea level Price: R17 for a good ol’ Cappuccino

Location: 30 Rudd Road, Illovo Fun Fact: The Patisserie is the meeting place for ladies to enjoy the Parisian atmosphere or a touch of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. What Makes Them Unique? One can sit and indulge in a cup of tea/coffee with the fabulous Audrey Hepburn( in print form of course) Price: R19 a Cappuccino

Twitter: @vidaecaffe

BEAN THERE COFFEE COMPANY: Twitter: @BeanThereCoffee

Bull Run, Sandton 20 Maude Street Sandton, Johannesburg 011 884 1400 20

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Location: On 44 Stanley Avenue Fun Fact: The owners Sarah and Jonathan Robinson wanted people to be able to witness the art of coffee roasting. What Makes Them Unique? The Bean There team sources all the beans themselves. Price: R17 for a Cappuccino

Twitter: Nope, but you can find them on Facebook (The Patisserie)


Twitter: @fathercoffee Location: It is situated below Neighbourgoods Market: 73 Juta Street. Fun Fact: Father Coffee provides a blend of South American and African beans. What makes it unique? They serve Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream, which is delicious with a fresh waffle, every Saturday. Price: R15 for a single shot Cappuccino



the good life Rich Real Grill Bar, one of Bedfordview’s most luxurious restaurants and entertainment venues, has recently added an elegant privé dining room that transforms into a vibey piano bar by night where musicians provide live lounge entertainment Wednesday to Saturday. Rich Real Grill Bar is the perfect setting for weddings, conferences, product launches, birthdays and private celebrations, with a seating capacity of 300 and our privé dining room, a seating capacity of 120 or 150 cocktail style.

Bookings: 011 615 4562 Bedford Square, Cnr Van Der Linde & Smith St, Bedfordview, Gauteng Hello Johannesburg April GPS Coordinates: -26.187502, 28.125901



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


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Catz Pyjama’s 12 Main Road Melville Johannesburg 011 726-8596

is a brand new concept designed to be open till the early hours of the morning, and 24 hours on weekends. Our unique concept is to create your own pizza, with a choice of bases and toppings.

From trendsetters to the informal; from insomniacs to the lethargic; from old to young; from contemporary to classical music; from the hungry to the drinkers; and from the adventurous to the faint hearted…. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Catz Pyjamas is the only restaurant in Johannesburg, where you can enjoy a scrumptious meal at any time you choose and the quality will be consistent. It also is the convenience of having 70 staff members catering to your every need; the transformation in ambiance; and the delectable food that is prepared to suit every palette. Catz Pyjamas is the home away from home. But there’s more... we also offer a 24hour take away delivery service. This way, you can take Catz Pyjamas home with you, curl up on the couch, and eat delectable food that is made from the finest ingredients.

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Andiccio 24 Corner Barry Hertzog & Gleneagles Road, Greenside 011 646 5359 It’s all about great quality. The chic and trendy interior design of our take away and sit down pizza, coffee and icecream store compliments the creation of the finest pizzas made with only the best ingredients and freshest herbs. The world renowned Häagen-Dazs ice cream and naturally, the aroma filled Illy coffee with a variety of Italian style coffee recipes are our two brands of choice. We have a selection of imported beverages such as beers and fresh juices as well as wines from vineyards in Stellenbosch bottled exclusively for Andiccio. Our legendary peri peri sauce compliments our delicious pizzas. Our selective menu includes delectable nutella dessert pizzas, freezochinos, crispy salads and fresh healthy smoothies. We believe in only having the best to offer our customers. Andiccio24

McDonald’s opened its first restaurant in South Africa in November 1995. Today, McDonald’s operates 170 restaurants in nine of South Africa’s provinces - Gauteng, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Free State, Northern Province, North West and Northern Cape. Our produce, beef, poultry, dairy and eggs are sourced from a select group of approved suppliers that meet our food safety standards, our quality systems, our social responsibility requirements and where appropriate, our animal welfare standards. Our specially selected suppliers are our partners and they share our values. They care about the environment and work hand in hand with us to help maintain sustainability, smart farming and safe practices. Library Bar 1 Melrose Square, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg 011 214 6666 One of the highlights of the hotel, the Library Bar is an oasis of modern comfort where weary travellers and focused businessmen alike can unwind and entertain in style. Sink into the plush leather couches and sip on a superbly aged whiskey or cognac by the fireplace, the plus side is that it is open 24 hours. Veranda 1 Melrose Square, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg 011 214 6666 Watch the world go by from our colonial-style Veranda while you indulge in a steaming cappuccino or a delicious bite to eat, which also happens to be open 24 hours.










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SENSATIONAL SUGA Cakes – Sweet Treats – Desserts


avish tarts, beautifully decorated cakes, fancy desserts and meltin-your-mouth sweet treats. What’s not to love? I had to sit down with Crystal, the owner of Sensational Suga to find out more about her venture into the world of sugar. Tell us a little bit more about Crystal and where your sugary journey began. Sensational Suga was inspired by my love of chocolate, sugar and all things sweet. At first it was just a personal little indulgence – crafting cappuccino balls to munch on all weekend, baking meringues to pass a Thursday night or decorating cupcakes just because it was three months, two weeks and four days to my birthday. But I soon realised that, like everything else in life, baked goods taste even better when shared with those you love. With that, weekends previously reserved for use solely as a time to catch up on my marketing studies, turned into baking marathons. It wasn’t long before the word spread by mouth and it suddenly dawned on me that it really is possible to live your dream and do what you’re passionate about.


So with that, Sensational Suga was born! You are an ambassador for “Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer” share with us a bit more about this and your involvement in the cause. I got involved with Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer during the National Cupcake Day in September 2013. The event is to create awareness and raise funds for children with Cancer. This is a solely community driven project where they ask “Cupcake Angels” to bake and donate cupcakes. Last year the event was held at 45 malls across South Africa and R1, 1 million was raised on the day. I am a PROUD ambassador for Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer and I urge all the bakers out there to get involved by hosting your own Party of HOPE at your company or child’s school. This charity does not only focus on fundraising but also on educating the parents on the Cancer Early Warning Signs. Early detection saves lives! Some bakers seem to focus

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on the beauty of the cake but the taste is just not there. Other focus solely on the taste. Where do you draw the line between creating a good-looking product and paying attention to the actual taste? To me taste is not negotiable! With society focussed on their weight, every calorie needs to be worth it. People eat with their eyes, so whether it’s a cupcake, meringue or cookie, it needs to look attractive. You must get used to all the yummy goodies that you bake all day but what is your ultimate indulgence? Honestly… a cup of tea, my spoon and a bowl of chocolate ganache! What is the best way to repair a cracked cake, when it flips out of the pan and some of it decides to stay in the pan? Preparation is crucial in baking! Spring-form baking tins work the best. Ensure that you have coated the tin well with Spray n Cook beforehand. Alternatively you can line the tin with baking paper. If you’ve skipped both these steps and the

cake cracks, you can spread a little icing onto your cake plate to ensure that no broken pieces fall off. You can also use some icing to stick loose pieces back together. Voila! What are some of your tips for decorating the perfect cupcake. - Use only the best ingredients: real butter, vanilla pods or es sence, fresh eggs etc. These all add to your final product. - Make sure that your cupcake has cooled down before icing it. - Buttercream icing is an easy yet delicious option for all ages. It needs to be the right tempera ture or you’ll struggle if it’s just been taken out the fridge. - Play around with different nozzles for pretty designs and add a little colouring to pretty them up. Alternatively, add a few sprinkles. - Be consistent with the pressure you use when icing with a piping bag. - Lastly, practice makes perfect, so don’t give up! THE DEETS: 083 225 1111 By Bianca Maletsky (@beemaletsky)

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


and abroad, while offering beautiful, your journey to our trendy restaurant fresh, seasonal food in the coolest in the heart of Sandton. Parc off in a vibrant atmosphere where surroundings. Martin, a qualified veteriquality food, affordability and excellent service cater to the nary surgeon-turned entrepreneur and ultimate dining experience. Thom, a chef with 16 years of local and international experience, arrived home Located within 5 minutes walking distance from the Gautrain. from London in 2005 with the simple dream of creating the kind of place @parcfermerest 8 Maude Street, Sandton Central, Sandown, 2146, South Africa people fall in love with. And now, havTel: +27 11 245 4846 Email: Website: ing fallen in love with all things craft and thinking that it’s high time that South Africa enjoyed the gastropub trend, they’ve created The Griffin – the ultimate place for friends to meet, eat, drink and be merry. Parc Ferme_ Hello JHB Ad 95mm x 125mm 24-07-2013_v2.indd 1 2013/07/24 FOUNDRY Shop 7, Parktown Quarter, 3rd Avenue, Parktown North 011 447 5828 When you drive through Parktown, there is this restaurant and bar on the corner, that literally has people hanging over the balcony. This restaurant/bar is the one and only, Foundry. Serving 9 craft beers on bottle and tap, an extensive local wine list and very good food to accompany the awesome drinks menu, this restaurant is the perfect spot to meet your friends for drinks. Or an awesome place to have dinner. So whether it be a drink with mates, a pizza with a loved one or just a chilled night out that you are looking for, Foundry is where you need to be.

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

We have worked hard to establish an atmosphere that is truly Mediterranean, not only with our extensive menu but with the total ambience of the restaurant, from the music to the décor … and our customers can choose either an ‘al fresco’ or interior dining environment.

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Seriously Succulent Seafood on the Square


Fully licensed. Open 7 days a week, lunch and dinner. Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City Tel: (011) 883-1526 or Reservations Tel: (011) 883-6407 Hello Johannesburg April 2014

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FILO – BLUBIRD The Art of Frozen Yogurt Blubird Centre, Athol Oaklands Road, Birnam 011 440 7760 The process is simple: You start of with a blank canvas - a cup of virtually fat-free, calcium rich, probiotic and protein packed frozen yoghurt - a mouthful already, right? Wrong. The real art happens now. Our toppings counter has you spoilt for choice. Feeling a bit health conscious today? No problem, we have a variety of fresh fruit toppings. Tomorrow you may feel a little indulgent. In that case, you’re in for many sweet, chocolatey, fudgey, sugary treats. The final masterpiece is up to you. However you choose to create you work of art, we guarantee you’ll love it. After all, it’s frozen yoghurt, your way. SMOOCH - SANDTON Real Frozen Yoghurt Sandton City Shopping Centre, Rivonia Road, Sandown 011 452 8770 (H/O)

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It is creamy with a perfect balance of bitter and sweet. We have chosen the best frozen yoghurt in the world, which comes from Italy. matched with a simple, user -friendly frozen yoghurt machine that creates the perfect taste, texture and quality. WAKABERRY – ROSEBANK Frozen Yoghurt Bar The Zone @ Rosebank, Oxford Road, Rosebank 011 447 2790

Piccolo Mondo Restaurant Bookings: 011 282 7463 | THE MICHELANGELO HOTEL, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, Johannesburg

Welcome to the new WakaNation – where every customer (affectionately known as Wakafans) gets to be the boss! Wakaberry is a unique and interactive self-service, soft-serve frozen yoghurt bar; established in Durban, May 2011. We offer only the best 100% REAL frozen yoghurt which is super low in fat!

The tastiest flavours made with the YOGOORUS – MELROSE highest quality ingredients – Smooch How YOO Like It contains real yoghurt from real milk, Melrose Arch Shopping Centre, Athol real fresh cut fruit, real topping choices Oacklands Road, Melrose and real customer service. Smooch is the real choice for frozen yoghurt fans. 011 684 2259 MARCELS – EASTGATE Frozen Yoghurt Walking into a Yogoorus frozen Eastgate Shopping Centre, yoghurt store is not only about buying 43 Bradford Rd a delicious treat. It’s also about helping yourself to whatever YOO want and 011 615 8894 creating your own taste sensation. That’s because we have at least 35 flavours and over 48 toppings from which YOO can choose. BELLA & BOO - PARKVIEW Natural Frozen Yoghurt 56 Tyrone Avenue (Inside Tyrone’s Fruiterers), Parkview 031 -3037423 (H/O)

For more than 21 years Marcel’s has been a favourite amongst South Africans. With vibrant new stores and an extensive range of products, Marcel’s fits perfectly into the heart of Malls & Shopping Centre’s.



We’re super keen to feed our friends and family the “healthiest, best tasting froyo in SA”. Bella&Boo is made with only the best ingredients. Come try our FROYO for yourselves - once you have, we’ll bet you won’t want to eat anything else!

Mooz Brothers, they pride themselves on the high quality, fresh food that they have available for their many customers. Mooz Brothers 011 485 5589 • 74 George Avenue, Sandringham, 2192 Grazing Times: SUN: 08:00 – 14:30 MON – WED: 08:00 – 17:00 THURS: 08:00 – 17:30 FRI: 0700 – 14:30 SAT: CLOSED Hello Johannesburg April 2014


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Grate Illovo The Best Convenience & Quality Illovo Has To Offer


he Illovo Boulevard Management District - or the place most business people in the area flock to when their tummies talk - is a mixeduse commercial area bounded by Bompas Road in the south, Harries Road in the north, Melville Road in the west and a block up from Oxford Road in the east. Mighty convenient for anyone in the abovementioned vicinity.

“THE PLACE MOST BUSINESS PEOPLE IN THE AREA FLOCK TO WHEN THEIR TUMMIES TALK” Illovo Boulevard hosts a number of inviting spots for a chicken trammie, cup of coffee and quick strategy meeting with your colleagues over lunch or breakfast. People in suits and A-line squirts flit back and forth


from their offices for a much needed reprieve from their desks. A good place to find a husband or wife maybe if you’re looking for someone career orientated.

“QUICK STRATEGY MEETING WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES OVER LUNCH OR BREAKFAST” For those who woke up late missed breakfast, dove straight into an internal strategy meeting at the office followed by a conference call with clients in the UK - you must be ravenous by now. So walk out your office door and down the steps and your problem is solved a couple of metres down the road - Grate!. May we suggest you go straight to the Signature Sandwhiches section of the Grate Menu for the grilled chicken, feta, avocado, sweet chilli, peppadews and lettuce on a baguette or ciabatta. it will hit the spot and then

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some. If you’re watching the weight then try the salads - especially the steak one. But if you’re really hungry there is lots to choose from. From pizzas to pastas, grilled hake with rice and veg or the gourmet hot dog - there really is something for all appetites.

“BE WARNED, THE CHOCOLATE MUFFINS ARE ‘MORE-ISH’” For something sweet you have to try the apple cake soaked in cream or the Portuguese tarts. And some will tell you that Grate makes the best French croissants this side of town. Having an early morning meeting with clients at the office? Grate provides fresh muffin and fruit platters and warm oats and honey that will get any meeting off to a good start. They also deliver right to your door and record time for the hungry too. But be warned, the chocolate muffins are ‘more-ish’, chocolaty

and moist and may get stuck in your teeth. But it’s worth it. And a good colleague will alert you. Well mostly. As for the calibre of business to whom Grate serve’s - well it’is pretty impressive. From Webber Wentzel attorneys to Santam and The Kagiso Group, you could just be having your next job interview at Grate. And after work head down to Grate for post work drinks and some fresh popcorn. Deets: Tel: 011 268 5344 open: 7am - 6:30pm Physical Address: Fricker Road, South Boulevard, Illovo Free Delivery

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asian restaurants Gwefey Asian restaurant.

MIDORI SUSHI Morningside Shopping Centre, Rivonia Road, Sandton 087 940 3870 SIMPLY ASIA Shop 2, Parkhurst Square, 38-4th Avenue, Parkhurst 011 447 3037

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

YUME SUSHI 4th Avenue Parkhurst 011 447 8984 YO SUSHI Parktown North: Parktown Quarter, corner 3rd & 7th Ave, Parktown North 011 442 0246 Morningside: 90 Degree on Rivonia, Rivonia Road, Morningside 011 804 9504 YAMADA SUSHI Rivonia: Rivonia Junction, Rivonia Rd, Rivonia 011 807 9660 Birnam: Blubird Shopping Centre, Athol Oaklands St, Birnam 011 068 8888

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JAPA EXPRESS SUSHI BAR Rivonia Village, Rivonia Boulevard, Rivonia 011 807 3999

RAINBOW SUSHI 74 Grant Ave, Norwood 011 483 0293

Gwefey Asian Cuisine Cnr West Rd South & Lower Rd Morningside, Sandton 011 784 2283 |


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CHAPLIN’S GRILL 61 Woodlands Avenue, Corner William Nicol Drive, Hurlingham 011 886 8866 Chaplin’s found its roots in Melville since 1980 and Rainold Petersen who moved to Hurlingham in 2012, changed the name to Chaplin’s Grill in tribute to his legendary Melville-based bistro – a gem amidst the fine dining establishments of Joburg in the 80′ & 90′s. At Chaplin’s Grill Rainold revives, within a contemporary dining context, his passion for delivering a superior product of Food, Wine, Beer and exemplary service with a trademark hands-on approach. WOMBLES 17 3rd Avenue Parktown North 011 880 2470

SQUIRES LOFT – SANDTON 24 Central Shopping Centre, Gwen Lane, Sandown 011 783 8562 Founded in 1977, squires loft as endured the test of time due to the uncompromising quality, ageing process and uniquely basted beef. The menu now features some innovative signature steaks such as the The Pate, grilled fillet topped with duck liver pate, a red wine jus and dusted with truffle powder to go with old the oldtime favourite meat grills. THE BULL RUN 20 Maude Street, Sandown 011 884 1400

The Bull Run Restaurant, conveniently Since 1984 Wombles Steakhouse Restaurant has provided customers with located opposite the Johannesburg man-size portions of beef and other Stock Exchange and a short walk from culinary delights. Owners Duncan and the Sandton CBD, Sandton City and Yvette Barker opened Wombles restauNelson Mandela Square, has fast built rant in Parktown North Johannesburg. up a reputation as the business-lunch Originally from Zimbabwe, then a short or dinner restaurant of choice. The stay in Australia. A testimony to their subtle décor - raw brick walls and success in Australia was winning the Gold Plate Restaurant Award, which is ambient lighting - and a menu that the highest honour a Restaurant can sets out the offerings in either Rands, receive. Dollars, Pounds or Euros, ensures that Now in Johannesburg you get the the atmosphere is warm, relaxed and same supreme steak house quality and yet still conducive to any pre-dinner service. Order from the restaurant the business dealings that may take place. best, juiciest quality steaks in South Africa Fillet (400g) Rump (650g) Man Size Rump (1Kg) Sirloin (500g) T-Bone THE MEAT CO – MONTECASINO (650g) Prime Rib (700g) Ladies size Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, steaks, poultry, fish and vegetarian Fourways delights. 011 511 0235 THE GRILLHOUSE – ROSEBANK The First Shopping Centre, Cradock Serving the finest steaks complementAve, Rosebank ed by an impressive wine selection with 011 880 3945 international appeal. The Meat Co is a ‘must visit’ destination when in town. The Grillhouse, established in 1994, Leveraging off its African heritage, is one of South Africa’s premium The Meat Co’s innovative design and steakhouses, offering discerning dinstriking decor reflects an eclectic comers a combination of choice meals, a bination of colour, texture & oversized bustling club-like ambience, attentive bespoke elements to create a sense of service and a unique selection of fine theatre for diners. wines and malts.


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CRAFT BEER CORNER WITH LEAGUE OF BEERS Rob Heyns Shares His Knowledge About Craft Beer



ob Heyns is passionate about craft beer. He is also one of the lucky few who could turn his passion into his career. Enter the League of Beers - the leading purveyor of craft beer online in RSA. Each month, he will share some beer knowledge with us from trends, events, festivals and current craft beer affairs; to inside info, recommendations and education. This month he looks at five things to look out for when tasting a beer: If craft beer were a movie, it would be The Big Lebowski. It’s fantastic, and its popularity is slowly growing as it is spoken about non-stop by hipsters and those who have a love of beer…or films…or mixing metaphors.

“ IF CRAFT BEER WAS A MOVIE, IT WOULD BE THE BIG LEBOWSKI” When it comes to appreciating beer,

characters come across? Is it strong

there is only one pre-requisite: the

or bitter?

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

love for the brew, bru. But if we had to break it down, there are five

4. Mouthfeel: How carbonated is

things to take note of when judging

the beer? Is it full bodied or thin?

a beer.

Does the flavour disappear or linger like an ex who doesn’t understand

We’ll take a closer look at each of these in later posts, but for now, here are the basics to appreciating beer: 1. Appearance: Fairly self explanatory, how does the beer look? What colour is it? Is it clear? Does it have a full head? 2. Aroma: One of the favourite characteristics of the hipsters. If you really let your nose do what it

what goodbye means? 5. Overall: What was your initial reaction to the beer? How does it compare to others? Keeping these in mind when trying a new beer and you will turn a simple sip-and-swallow into an almost spiritual experience. @leagueofbeers

was made for, you can pick up the aromas of fruits, spices, floral notes or baked and caramel notes. 3. Flavour: some might say the most important part of any beverage. How does it taste? Do the malty Hello Johannesburg April 2014


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uscious and approachable, the

canopies stay fairly small “a phenomenon that we have linked to better fruit and structure in the wines.”

2012 Durbanville Hills Merlot is the perfect example of this classic varietal

Martin says that Durbanville Hills’

known for its fruity aromas. The wine

Merlot is characterized by its fruit-

is full-bodied with berry fruit, rich

forward and well-balanced tannins.

dark chocolate and hints of cedar wood filling the mouth. Enjoy on a cold winter’s evening with mushroom risotto, beef Wellington, strong cheeses or pork fillet. The unique location of the area offers a rare combination of slopes, soil

To achieve this end result the wine was matured for 12 months in predominantly French oak. A small number of new barrels were used in conjunction with older ones as well as with wood alternatives. “We use this combination of new and older

types, misty and cool sea-breezes

barrels to prevent over-wooding and

which allow the Merlot grapes

so preserve the elegance of our cool-

selected from vineyards on the valley

climate fruit.”

floor to reach optimal ripeness. Cellar master Martin Moore says the con-

The 2012 Durbanville Hills Merlot

stant presence of the wind blowing in

is available from leading liquor

from the Atlantic Ocean ensures the

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Quality, simplicity, freshness and personal care


hich do you eat first ... the ears, the feet or the tail of your chocolate Easter bunny? Regardless of where you start, there’s something about Easter chocolate that captures the imagination, no matter what your age. Maybe it’s the ceremony of unwrapping the bright foil, or the satisfying crack as your teeth break the glossy chocolate shell. Whatever it is, Easter just wouldn’t be Easter without chocolate. Easter isn’t just an excuse to eat chocolate – it’s practically a licence to indulge, making Easter a massive industry worldwide. In America, some 90-million chocolate bunnies are produced annually; Americans spend almost $2.1bn on Easter chocs and sweets each year. In the UK, Easter chocolate sales are worth around £500m a year. While there are no similar figures for the local market, Easter is nonetheless a high-demand period for chocolate. This year, Beyers Chocolates will make over two-million hollow chocolate eggs and one-million hollow chocolate bunnies, using 200 tons of chocolate to fill its Easter orders from major retailers around the country. (You’ve probably been chomping on Beyers’ eggs, bunnies and chocolate chickens for decades without even realising it, since Beyers Chocolates has been producing house-brand Easter goodies for South Africa’s top

retailers for almost 25 years.)

Tel 011 268 6257 & 011 0240 311 Illovo Square (free, secure parking), 3 Rivonia rd, Illovo

Beyers Chocolates will also be producing thousands of Easter gift boxes of hand-decorated chocolates and truffles under its own brand this Easter, to ensure there’s an Easter treat for all ages. “Easter isn’t just for children,” says Beyers. “It’s a time when everyone can experience the joy of chocolate.” EASTER CHOCOLATE TRIVIA

Dining With A Great View

• The first chocolate eggs were made in the early 1800s. They were handmade using a painstaking process of lining egg-shaped moulds with layer upon layer of chocolate. • Early chocolate eggs were available only in dark chocolate with a smooth finish, and were decorated with chocolate piping and marzipan. • The ‘cracked-egg’ finish is known as the ‘crocodile’ finish. It was introduced by a German chocolatier as a way of hiding imperfections in the chocolate shell. • The world’s biggest chocolate Easter bunny was made right here in South Africa. Sculpted by local artist Harry Johnson in 2010, this 3.82m tall, three-ton bunny is the world record holder when it comes to chocolate bunnies. After being exhibited in Sandton City, Joburg, it was broken up and shared amongst some 250 disadvantaged children. | Beyers factory shop, 28 Derrick Road, Spartan

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

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montego bay Seriously Succulent Seafood on the Square

seafood restaurants Fresh Flavours Of The Ocean Lord Prawn Shop 1, Posthouse, Cnr Main Rd & Posthouse Str, Bryanston 011 706 7115 Lord Prawn has been going strong since 1975 and provides value-for-money seafood dishes including snails, curries, ravishing ribs, British-style fish and chips, queen prawns, calamari, mussels and avocado Ritz just to name a few. Lord Prawn has gone to great lengths to maintain its status as one of the great seafood restaurants in the city. The friendly and warm environment is a great place for family and friends to meet, and has an outstanding view of Sandton from the upper deck.

Rodizio The Leaping Frog Centre, Cnr William Nicol & Mulbarton Rds, Fourways 011 483 1910 OCEAN BASKET Food Court, Level 4, Sandton City, Rivonia Road, Sandton 011 023 9228

Montego bay Shop 31, Square Level Nelson Mandela Square 011 883 6407 / 011 883 1526

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

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At Montego Bay we recognise that the secret ingredient to making a memorable dining experience is great food, excellent service and most importantly you. ADEGA Adega Restaurants are up-market Portuguese restaurants that cater for a variety of tastes and styles. The restaurants offer a warm unpretentious ambience allowing the diner to feast in true Portuguese style. Adega restaurants are located conveniently in shopping centres where there is ample safe parking. CAPE TOWN FISH MARKET Shop BC21, Sandton City Shopping Centre 011 884 8529 Cape Town Fish Market, with chic yet informal surroundings, brings a feast of delicious flavours to its customers. TSUNAMI SEAFOOD EMPORIUM Shop U51, Morningside Shopping Centre Corner of Rivonia Road and Outspan Road 087 940 3870 For a refreshingly chic and unique dining experience, try the newly refurbished Tsunami Seafood Emporium, previously the renowned Ohsho Japanese Restaurant. While maintaining the excellent standard of Ohsho’s sushi and teppanyaki, we are also offering an exciting new seafood menu, including fresh Rock Lobster and live oysters. You can also create your own seafood platter from our fresh fish and seafood counter.

Ocean Basket is South Africa’s favourite chain of seafood restaurants. There’s one near you. At Ocean Basket you’ll find friendly people, a home-fromhome feeling and great value for your hard-earned bucks. Some Ocean Baskets have a fresh-fish deli too, and you can order to eat in or takeaway, whatever grabs you. FISH & WINE CO Design Quarter cnr Willam Nicol Drive & Leslie Road East, Fourways 011 465 6266 The Fish and Wine Company serve high-quality fresh seafood, beautifully prepared and presented in a modern Japanese-inspired setting at the Design Quarter, in Fourways. We cater for all tastes, dietary requirements, appetites and our resident sushi chefs make all the sushi fresh to order. FISHMONGER – ROSEBANK The Firs Shopping Centre, Cradock Ave, Rosebank 011 447 3230 It’s more than a restaurant, it’s a Dining Experience in the heart of Rosebank. A Variety of Quality Seafood, a choice of Fresh Linefish daily,Tender Calamari and the Best Mozambique Prawns, Langostines and Lobsters to choose from.

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WHEN LAST DID YOU TRY SOMETHING F OR THE FIRST TIME? Amarula Gold – Sophisticated Premium Spirit With A Bold New Taste



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has a totally unexpected flavour with seductively spicy notes and a silky-smooth palate,” says global spokesperson Adéle Ankiewicz of the trailblazing drink with a 30% alcohol by volume. The vibrant new addition to the Amarula family is made to be mixed and enjoyed, she says. “It’s pure fun and at its best on ice with soda,

Just like Amarula Cream, Amarula Gold is made from hand-harvested marula fruit, double distilled and aged in oak for 24 months to enhance its aromatic, fruity flavour, but unlike it, no cream is added. Amarula Gold is packaged in a clear

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

bottle to show off its rich, golden colour, and sports a black version of the brand’s signature neck tassel. It is available from leading liquor stockists, and retails for between R139 and R149 for a 750ml bottle.

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Corner Gwen Lane & Fredman Drive, Sandton, 011 784 1242

THE BARON - 24 Central Joburg’s Trendiest After-Work Hangout


n a clear, sunny Joburg

day, the clock has just strike five, your imagination runs wild and glistening in your conscious mind is a juicy, titillating glass of vino or maybe even a golden draft. What more do you really need to end off your day? Oh that’s right, what about a tender, succulent fillet steak, served with crispy onion rings and crunchy fries? Fortunately The Baron, 24 Central has all this and so much

gorgeous chicken breast salad to the more adventurous avo and biltong salad. The Baron’s platter is also a favourite at just R 110, you get mini beef and chicken shwarmas, haloumi cheese sticks, Austrian viennas, crumbed chicken strips, served with peri-peri, sweet chilli, cheese sauces and chips. Main course is also a treat as and The Baron is famous for their tender steaks. All steak cuts are well matured to ensure tenderness for maxi-


mum enjoyment and are seasoned

Nothing beats the rich ambiance and

basting or a mouth watering rub of

buzz filled atmosphere at the Baron. To be sure you end off your week

with either The Baron’s famous crushed rock salt, cracked mustard seeds and ground black pepper-

correctly, look no further than the

corns. The Steaks rage from R120

cool, hip and casual crowd at the

to about R145, and include chips or

Baron. Despite the stress and frenetic

baked potato and fried onion rings.

pace of life, the baron offers a warm

Is your mouth watering yet? If it is

and open environment where ev-

not then the bacon, cheese and egg

eryone is always up for a jol. Its the

burger ought to do it! At just R85,

most popular ‘Friday’ watering hole

the perfect meal of melted cheese,

and one of the trendiest hangouts

rashers of bacon and a fried egg,

in Joburg.

perched on top of a juicy Baron beef burger . Yummy!

The Baron team are driven by their motto, “nothing is too much

There is something for everyone at

trouble”, and of course, the high

The Baron, 24 central.The food is

quality of their food. The Baron’s

delicious and beautifully served, the

have always been renowned for

bar is stylishy, strikingly designed and

their quality food, atmosphere and

the people are friendly and gracious.

outstanding service and of course

It’s a no brainer!

their Super Rugby weekends. One could easily spend an evening at the


baron, just drinking and talking and

Shop 11, 24 Central Mall, Corner

chilling out.

Gwen Lane & Fredman Drive, Sandton

So lets delve a little deeper into the

011 880 8435

menu because we all know we cant

do any drinking without a full belly. The salads are divine, there are 8 op-

By Bianca Maletsky

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store directory Taboo Having led the Joburg entertainment scene since 2004, this stunning entertainment and function venue offers nothing but the best. Taboo caters for all sorts and types of events, due to their modern and chic interior, awesome views of Sandton and their up to date audiovisual equipment and surreal lighting.

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

Contact Ammar for table reservations. Email: Reservations: 076 783 2810 Tel: 011 783 2200 Fax: 011 783 2217 Cocoon Cocoon is the new urban lounge, integrating a champagne and cocktail cigar bar. You can laze around on the strikingly beautiful leather couches, sip on a tasty cocktails, and enjoy delectable food, all while absorbing the stylish and vivacious atmosphere. Tell: 011 783-2316 Email: News Café News Café: a place where cocktail bar, coffee bar, restaurant and entertainment meet. Offering a wide selection of unique and trendy cocktails and delicious food. It’s a place that is recommended if wanting the complete social experience. Tel: +27 11 883 4370 Fax: +27 11 883 4629 Koi The best way to describe Koi is an Asian restaurant with a difference. Offering a comfortable and simplistic, yet chic dinning experience. The cuisine is comprised of traditional Japanese food and delicious sushi. There is even a wide variety of teas to choose from, served in the sweetest tea pots. Tell: (0)11 883 7247 Email: The Baron With a history of 17 years The Baron is a franchise which has been in business for a long time. From the traditional old English pub style to a more modern Manhattan design. However it has remained true to its grill house origins serving quality food, exceptional service, all while enjoying the warm atmosphere. Tel: 011 883 8435/6 Email: Allora Allora Ristorante Classico is a wonderful restaurant, offering traditional Italian food. However the menu can be enjoyed by all, including homemade pasta, pizza, seafood, meat and

poultry. The restaurant is comprised of beautiful mosaic brickwork, providing the restaurant with a warm, yet sophisticated feel. Tel: 011 784 2152 Fax: 086 603 7341 Email: Be Leaf Be Leaf is an exciting eatery, allowing you to create your own personal salad with the help of the best ingredients. They serve exceptional breakfasts and lunches, which could also include a wrap or a sandwich. The best part of Be Leaf is the fact that it is all healthy, even offering organic coffees, freshly squeezed juices as well as smoothies.

Tel: 011 784 2152 • Fax: 086 603 7341 • Email:

KOI is renowned for offering an outstanding dining experience in a comfortable, yet chic environment. With an invigorating approach to wining and dining you can enjoy contemporary Asian cuisine with a Western touch, rendering ours the ultimate dining experience. We combine artistry, tradition and innovation in our cuisine with impeccable service and contemporary décor.

Tell : 011 023 9424 Email: Vida E Café Portuguese for life and coffee, Vida E Café can be described as an espresso bar, with a European twist. Thus they specialise in finest of European espressos and coffees, however they do provide light sandwiches and pastries. A simple yet charming Café, an awesome place to meet with friends to enjoy the excellent coffee, good service and lively atmosphere.

Expect effortless perfection, modernist décor and an intriguing menu and wine list. Uncompromised quality, impeccable service and a unique dining experience that leaves nothing to be desired. KOI, the definitive origin of perfection.

Tell: 011 884 5996 Email:

Come, Love, Fish. Come to KOI.

PANINI BROTHERS The story of The Panini Brothers is pretty simple, The Panini Brothers was founded in 2013 by Italian brothers and a good friend. The concept was aimed at mimicking the classic Italian concept of coffee bars and delis. Fresh simple home-made Italian goodness! 011 783 5438 The squires loft Founded in 1977, Squires Loft has endured the test of time due to the uncompromising quality, ageing process and uniquely basted beef. 011 783 8562

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After moving to SA in 2008 & beginning the long process of obtaining a permanent resident permit I began sewing as a way to make some money. As my sewing skills developed my ideas ran away with me and I started doing market stalls on the weekend to sell my creations. Cushion corner is a result of my healthy addition to fabric as cushions are the easiest way to display my array of ideas and pieces.

No one piece is my favorite but I’m really enjoying the Africa collection that I am working on at the moment they have been inspired by my love of all African fabrics.

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A Persian style rug in muted greens for my hall. I totally love it!

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“The panther is of all the animals the only one with a naturally pleasant scent. The smell of the breath of the panther is agreeable to all other creatures, which is why she hunts hidden from view, luring her prey with her scent.” - THEOPHRASTUS


o, what exactly is the symbolism behind the brand new La Panthere fragrance by Cartier? The panther is the symbol of Cartier femininity: divine, exquisite and rebellious simultaneously. In a word: free. Free to love and live life to the full, with passion, eye to eye.


The panther first inspired a Cartier perfume 
in the 1980s. The fragrance captured the zeitgeist of its day but was in need of an update,
a more contemporary silage, an unexplored, almost paradoxical accord: a feral floral. The Hello Joburg team were invited to the launch of the lavishly, extravagant fragrance which was held at the Cartier Store in Sandton City. With its fresh, evocative notes of the fresh flower gardenia the fragrance is illuminated by the pure, rawness and reactionary of the presence of the lively flower enswathed in velvety
chypre nuances. We were mesmerized.

“WITH ITS FRESH, EVOCATIVE NOTES OF THE FRESH FLOWER GARDENIA” The aesthetics: The actual bottle is carved from within in a groundbreaking feat of craftsmanship. It would be a travesty to throw the bottle away, it’s a keeper, it’s a trea-

sure. “A panther poised like a heart of precious stone is carved within a block of glass. This enigmatic, masterfully executed bottle endows a feline presence with feral tones. The unprecedented bottle is carved from within an incredible feat employed for the first time in perfumery. As the secrets of its mystery clocks once fascinated, the Maison captures the imagination once again with another enigmatic technique.”

The aroma: The beautiful fragrance is encapsulating and can one easily fill the room with the fresh fragrance and marvel in its fierce yet floral ambiguity. Its impossible not to focus on the scent which is like a color in a way, you feel it, you see it, you marvel in it. With La Panthere the air seems as if its filled with traces of blush and powder, French Champagne, aromatic liquors and tobacco and of course a fine gentleman.



How? This extraordinary totem elicits wonder and fascination. Square jaw and beveled eyes gaze out from an angular head sculpted line by line. The streamlined, facetted features of the pared-down design are softened by the gentle glint of sunlight. Simply put it’s Masterpiece.

The La Panthere fragrance by Cartier is positioned with the world’s powerhouse fragrances, depicted by high-profile societies. It is truly a work of art! THE DEETS: Store U13, Sandton City Shopping Centre, Rivonia Road, Sandown 011 666 2800 By: Bianca Maletsky @beemaletsky

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A Massage A Day Keeps The Stress At Bay MOWANA SPA Situated At Indaba Hotel, Corner Pieter Wenning & William Nicol Drive, Fourways 011 840 6780 Set in the tranquil bushveld gardens of the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Sandton; the Mowana Spa is a wellness sanctuary which will revive your senses, rejuvenate your body and soothe your soul. The Mowana Spa, which takes its name from the majestic Baobab Tree of African Lore and Legend, offers wellness journeys based on Tribal Massage in keeping with the healing spirit of the “Tree of Life”. VERONA DAY SPA 67 Fifth Street, Houghton 011 880 0067 It is our pleasure to offer our guests genuine hospitality and an unforgettable experience, at our award winning day spa, in Houghton, Johannesburg. The spa is designed with your comfort in mind; a space for you to surrender to total relaxation.

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THE PYRAMID DAY SPA & BEAUTY SCHOOL 96 Eloff Street Ext, Village Deep, Selby 011 493 5526 The Pyramid Day Spa offers a wide range of specialised treatments that have been specifically chosen to revitalise your body, rejuvenate your mind and invigorate your soul. MODORI SALON Shop no 8, first floor, Greenpark, Benmore 011 784 3488



he name “Sorbet” first appeared halfway down the list when Ian Fuhr initially embarked on the opening of the Sorbet stores. Although it was a well-known ice cream, the name Sorbet conjured up images of freshness, tantalizing taste and beautiful pastel colours. Ian phoned Liz Goldberg (who used to own a home salon before joining Sorbet) and said, “I love Sorbet” and Liz said, “Me too”…. and at that moment the brand Sorbet was born…


The Centre of Wellness is a Medical Aesthetic Clinic, which offers treatments that are medical-grade and are performed by, or under the supervision of a Doctor.

Just 30 minutes from Johannesburg and 45 minutes from Pretoria lies the Misty Hills Spa in the Country. Overlooking the Kromdraai Valley, it was conceived and designed as an African sanctuary with lush gardens and cascading water features. Guests can pamper themselves in a serene environment that encourages relaxation and personal rejuvenation - the key to vibrant health. LAVANA THAI SPA Benmore Gardens Centre, Grayston


Double massage rooms with Jacuzzi spa baths and single massage rooms with en-suite showers. Both the male and female change rooms include complimentary steam showers and infra-red saunas. All treatments are performed by a team of highly qualified Thai therapists.

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SPA IN THE COUNTRY Situated At Misty Hills Country Hotel, Muldersdrift 011 950 6000

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Midori Salon was conceived by Anisha Patel. A dynamic and creative interior designer,with the ability of turning any space into a masterpiece. Her passion for Eco Friendly living has filtered into almost every aspect of her lifestyle. So when Anisha ventured into opening a Salon, Midori Eco Salon an inevitable. Midori Salon was designed with only recyclable materials, and hosts a variety of light green or Organic products. Staying true to its name, Midori, which translated means Green in Japanese.

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The Sorbet stores were officially launched on the 1st of August 2005, with 5 salons. In October 2006, the Sorbet Society loyalty program was launched. “This has become the backbone of the entire business and is currently approaching 100,000 members.” Today in 2014 there are fifty-eight sorbet stores in Gauteng alone and ninety throughout the country. Why is Sorbet so successful? Well it is really quite simple and unpretentious. Sorbet wants to colour you happy while you indulge, relax, unwind and get pampered to the max. It’s cheerful and fresh and will brighten up your day in an instant. The stores are created in such a comfortable and delightful manner that you really just want to hang with a friend and enjoy a cup of tea whilst satisfyingly enjoying a

Moreover it seems us Joburgers really value peace and not being pulled in every direction. We value our time and money, especially just converging from a recession. And the good news is that Sorbet understands and empathizes with our values. Its affordable, it’s tranquilizing and it even makes you smile. We were certainly smiling from ear to ear when we visited the Parkhurst branch. Immediately after stepping into the store, we felt serenity, a comfort, it felt just like home. We of course had a little pampering of our own and were treated to a marvelous Dermalogica Facial and then enjoyed a Deluxe Manicure. Talk about being spoiled right! Lets put it this way, the beauty therapist had to literally drag us out of the bed… yes it was that gratifying! But we have to say the most remarkable and inspirational aspect about Sorbet is not the aesthetics of the stores or the first-class treatments but rather the 5 Driving Principles that they follow to achieve their highest purpose and the community’s highest value and purpose: • Passionate Service • Selfless Community • Servant Leadership • Unwavering Integrity • Individual growth THE SORBET PROMISE: IF YOU ARE NOT TOTALLY SASISFIED WITH YOUR TREATMENT YOU DON’T HAVE TO PAY THE DEETS: 011 202 7940 4th Avenue Parkhurst By: Bianca Maletsky @beemaletsky




Summer is coming to an end and according to Solgar expert Dr Rowena Thompson we should start preparing ourselves now against the flu. Here are a few interesting points on winter remedies and some tips on how to prevent colds and flu. . According to Life Extension, receiving an annual flu shot is an effort many individuals, make in an attempt to prevent influenza infection. The reason is that it mobilizes what is known as acquired immunity. After the body has been “primed” with specific, non-infective viruses in the form of a vaccine, the immune system can then make antibodies to protect against future infection with these viruses. However, for a flu vaccine to even begin to protect against the influenza virus contained within it, the vaccinated individual must first have sound immune function so that the immune system can properly respond to stimulation by the vaccine’s antigen. Scientists have recently found a way to boost the effectiveness of the flu vaccine. Exciting new evidence shows that, taken together for two weeks prior to vaccination, the amino acids L-theanine and L-cystine enhance the efficacy of the flu vaccine. This delivers strong protection against the flu virus. Remarkably, this same combination has been shown to reduce the incidence of the common

cold by 58%. L-Cysteine 500mg and L-Theanine 150mg are available from Solgar at selected health shops and pharmacies. FLU PREVENTION TIPS FROM SOLGAR

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Teach your children about good hygiene. Simple practices like the ones below can help prevent colds and flu. - Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. - Stay away from people who are sick. - Wash hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. - Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way. - If someone in the household is sick, try to keep the sick person in a separate room from others in the household, if possible. - Keep surfaces like bedside tables, surfaces in the bathroom, kitchen counters and toys for children clean by wiping them down with a household disinfectant according to directions on the product label. - Throw tissues and other disposable items used by sick persons in your household in the bin

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arts & culture Experience Rich & Diverse Heritage

Museums & Monuments Apartheid Museum Northern Parkway & Gold Reef Rd Ormonde 011 309 4700 The basic principle behind apartheid was simple – segregate everything. Cut a clean line through a nation to divide black from white and keep them divided. Pay us a visit and you will come to understand that any form of racial inequality leads to destruction. Apartheid is exactly where it belongs – in a museum. ABSA Group Museum 187 Fox St 011 350 4167 Bensusan Museum of Photography Museum Africa, 121 Bree Str, Newtown 011 833 5624 Constitution Hill Museum Cnr. Kotze & Hospital str, Braamfontein 011 381 3100 Nowhere can the story of South Africa’s turbulent past and its extraordinary transition to democracy be told as it is at Constitution Hill. Hector Pieterson Museum 8288 Khumalo Street, Orlando West 011 536 0611 James Hall Museum of Transport Rosettenville Rd, La Rochelle, Pioneers Park 011 435 9485/6/7 Mandela House 8115 Ngakane Str, Orlando West,Soweto 011 936 7754 Maropeng Cradle of Humankind 014 577 9000 Museum Africa 121 Bree Street, Newtown 011 833 5624





South African National Museum of Military History 22 Erlswold Way, Saxonwold 011 646 5513 Sterkfontein Caves Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site 014 577 9000 PEACEMAKERS MUSEUM Nelson Mandela Square 8 Maude Street Lower Level, L32 Sandton +27 (0)79 545 2703 Opening in August 2012, the Peacemakers museum presents an exhibition of Nobel laureates, men and women from all corners of the globe who have dedicated their lives to make the world a better place. The Nobel laureates are an example to all of us individuals can do extraordinary things and that the decisions we make and the actions we take in our lives can changes the world. Open Monday-Friday: 11H-19H, WeekEnd and Public Holidays: 11H-18H Entrance is free of charge

CULTURAL EXPERIENCES LEBO’S SOWETO BICYCLE TOURS & BACKPACKERS 10823A Pooe Street, Orlando West, Soweto 011 936 3444 or 074 360 9085 Get out of the car and experience Soweto by bike! This popular, eco-friendly and exciting township tour takes you around the streets of Soweto. Go out with our local guides for a half or a full day cycling tour around the community and get to know what makes this township unique. Have a taste of Soweto, eat our local burger - Kota, stop at the shebeen and enjoy the traditional beer with the people. Go home with a different perception of the township. SOWETO NIGHT TOUR Mo Africa Tours 082 506 9641

FOR BOOKINGS CALL 011 527 7300 44

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Are you looking for a great night of fun with your friends, colleagues or fellow travelers? Join Mo Africa Tours on this culture – shocking party!

Mingle with the locals, eat he best grilled meat with your hands straight from the braai and dance to deep beats till the tale hours. You will be accompanied by an English speaking tour guide who knows the area by heart and the locals personally. He will show you some of the liveliest shebeens Soweto has to offer! Tours depart from Thursday to Sunday and start at 6:30pm and go on till about 10:30pm. Prices are R500 per person and include pickup from Johanensburg, all transfers in and air-conditioned vehicle, visit to 4 bars and 4 drinks! For more information contact Mo Africa Tours on 082 506 9641 or visit their website: JOBURG INNER CITY WALKS 072 880 9583 Main Street Walks (MSW) is a concept that encourages people to rediscover the inner City and ultimately, the buzz of Johannesburg. The best way to connect with the city nucleus, like any other in the world, is by foot and by means of public transport. Have the imagination to go beyond conventional tourist packages: our guided tours, which start westwards from Arts on Main, navigate the city with the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system. Like all people who are passionate about the city, MSW knows that there are endless possibilities for authentically grasping the CBD’s magic. PAST EXERIENCES 011 678 3905 From bargain shopping on Small Street to lunch in Vilakazi Street Soweto, we’ll let the unknown become the well-known as you experience Johannesburg like never before. At Past Experiences we offer you the opportunity to experience the sights and sounds that Joburg has to offer, as well as its culture, architecture and archaeology in a truly unique way – by immersing you in it. Our resident guides and experienced staff will ensure that this journey will be ingrained in your heart and mind for years to come. PAUL KRUGER MUSEUM Situated at Kedar Country Lodge R565, Rustenburg, North West Province 011 950 6000

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arts & culture WHERE TO DINE: ROOTS RESTAURANT AND GALLERY Makhetha Shopping Center 1345/8 Central Western Jabavu. Crn Mphuthi & Dimakatso 011 930 3752

Walter Sisulu Square in the heart of Kliptown , Soweto, is South Africa’s first township entertainment explosion centre, the very first of its kind eMzansi , attracting both national and international attention with its broad variety of outlets suitable for local traders, event coordinators and international tourist.

Cnr Klipspruit Valley Road & Union Road Kliptown, Soweto. Tel: 011 945 2200 | Fax: 011 945 1427


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WHERE TO PLAY: SOWETO OUTDOOR ADVERTURES 072 692 8159 At Soweto Outdoor Adventures they provide you with an awesome opportunity to experience Soweto. They take a maximum of fifty people per Soweto Quad Bike Tour trip and you stop over at a local tavern or restaurant for some beverages halfway through the tour.

Roots Restaurant and Gallery is a jazzy, up market restaurant and art gallery. Roots is more than just an entertainment space, it celebrates the township spirit and offers both local and internaORLANDO TOWERS tional patrons an experience that can Dynamo Street cnr Old Potch Road, be matched to none. The soft backOrlando, Soweto ground music, artwork and food bring 011 312 0450 a sweet nostalgia, while the service, décor & ambience befit modern luxury The two cooling towers are well known without getting stuffy. landmarks within Soweto. But they are also world renowned for the site of CHAF POJI the world’s first bungee jump between Orlando Towers, Cnr Kingsley Sithole & two cooling. While over-looking South Nicholas Street Africa’s most famous township, why 0114638895 not enjoy an exhilarating and enthralling experience. Unlike most traditional restaurants, SOWETO THEATRE Chaf Pozi offers visitors a different Bolani Rd Johannesburg 1868 experience to enjoy local food and be 011 930 7461 entertained in the heart of Soweto, Shiza Nyama style. A traditional Shisa The Soweto Theatre is the cultural Nyama restaurant, nestled at the foot heartbeat of Jabulani Soweto; it is of the iconic Orlando Towers, Chaf more than a theatre - there will be Pozi offers a township vibe second to several performance spaces, parknone! Chaf Pozi has become a “must” land, public art and other amenities. for both tourists and locals alike , and Dedicated to the arts, it is here that for the dare devils, a bungee jumping the community will be able to find or SKAD free fall experience is a must expression. from the top of the Orlando Towers.

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Walter Sisulu Square eKliptown: Make sure the next turn is yours… A turn to Walter Sisulu Square eKliptown


alter Sisulu Square is a prominent location in Jozi which consists of a hotel, a museum, restaurants and a function facility to host events for locals and tourists. Having defined itself as a heritage site, Walter Sisulu Sqaure is a tourist attraction, an authentic depiction of the integration of all people within the hub of South Africa.

“proudly hosts the first 4 star hotel” A bit about the history of the area: Walter Sisulu Square is the place where the Freedom Charter was drafted in 1955, and in 2005 was opened to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Charter, whose articles have become the cornerstone of the South African Constitution. The Walter Sisulu Square is part of what we call the Eco Museum together with Kliptown , the first multiracial township in South Africa with integrated religions and a lot of “soul fire “ from locals who

kept the spirit of ubuntu burning despite obvious challenges. The Walter Sisulu Square proudly hosts the first 4 star hotel in the township whilst still boasting one of the most effective hawkering trades in the country, with very little distinction to what was originally there even in the 1950’s, the buzz which was the main reason why the Freedom Charter was drafted here.

“Walter Sisulu Square is a Heritage site” Because Walter Sisulu Square is a Heritage site it draws a lot of tourists and scholars, both on school level and tertiary level for research and insight , but as business hub it attracts formal and informal entrepreneurs with both commercial and retail flair. More exciting about a visit to Walter Sisulu Square is the Eco Museum element where one can go on a tour around the Kliptown township to see the surrounding area as it was in the 50’s, feasting eyes on prominent places and the ordinary people that where there when the Congress of the People meet on these grounds

“provides and validates their freedom and rights as voters in South Africa.” What does the Walter Sisulu represent to Joburgers? Walter Sisulu represents a proud South African history, whilst giving an entertainment hub for Joburgers and travellers. There are monthly Rhythm Cafe session which draws Joburger’s and Sowetan’s. The Hotel and Restaurants are used by Joburgers for hangouts, whilst the food market is a favorite to locals, spaza shop owners and housewives. It is a tourist destination that each and every Joburger should make time to see as it provides and validates their freedom and rights as voters in South Africa. The place itself was built mainly by businesses and locals, who are Joburgers and thus should be seen as a beacon of hope that all is possible when we work and stand together as it was even in 1955 How has it remained contemporary? The diversity of tenants at The

Square, keep the place contemporary by the clientele they attract. The infrastructure and design of The Square is intended to be as timeless as possibly accommodating any form of role one wishes The Square to play, but most importantly the events hosted at The Square draws individuals from all sorts of life and demographics, and the Marketing team is working on marketing approach that will enhance that even more Some of the various events/functions the square has hosted: We have hosted the 6th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, Miss World twice, M-net Channel O awards twice, Presidential events , governmental events, various musical festival, example Black Coffee’s Africa Rising, Red Bull, Adidas, expos example Bridal and Beauty Expos, The Soweto festival and has even been used as a fan park and a shooting location for movies, TV adverts and documentaries Cnr Klipspruit Valley Road & Union Road Kliptown, Soweto. Tel: 011 945 2200 Fax: 011 945 1427

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The renewal & revival of Roodepoort Theatre A Must Visit Destination on The West Rand


oodepoort Theatre was

established in 1981 by the City of Roodepoort and throughout the


years there were several names changes (Sasol Promusica, Promusica

The theatre has been serving

Theatre, Joburg Promusica) and the

Gauteng but also the surround-

vision of the theatre has taken many

ing provinces for the past 26 years

a turn on the road to success. This

and a new identity for the theatre

created confusion amongst patrons

semmed essential and the concept

and as a result the theatre lost its

has therefore been built around

identity. It is essential therefore

development, creativity, innovation

that the theatre re-establishes itself

and fun. Branding for Roodepoort

within the community and surround-

Theatre is not merely about a new

ing areas. Being the 21st century it

logo, it represents the personality of

seems jutified for a revamp, a revit-

the organisation – the invisible aura

alisation, a reformation. The theatre

that surrounds the theatre.

desires to remain contemporary and current and to ensure an ongoing

The new identity and logo showcas-

attendance by all the patrons of

es a new venture and a new begin-


ning for the theatre. A theatre that

is detrmined to progress and grow with its people.A theatre that is willing to continue to support its community and act as a pillar of strength and innovation which seems relevant to residents of greater Johannesburg and beyond.


The theatre is a safe and entertaining, vibrant place to take the fami-

What is just as enticing as the array

lies, with a diverse programming,

of shows at the theatre is the the

which meets the vision of Roode-

redesign of the restaurant called

poort Theatre under the manage-

Stages. After the successful launch

ment of Joburg City Theatres. The

of Stages at the Joburg Theatre,

theatre is known as the centre where

it was decided that Roodepoort

singers and actors can alunch their

Theatre would also have a Stages

potential careers. The complex will

restaurant. Although Stages Restau-

stage almost 100 productions and

rant is a new entrant in the South

events per annum, which in turn

African hospitality industry, it is

hopes to attract over 60 000 visitors

already drawing in a diverse range

each year.

of customers. Stages restaurant is a comfortable restaurant that encourages family outings, business

The Roodepoort Theatre has come a long way since its initial opening in February 1981. The Theatre was constructed in what would prove to be the last decade of Apartheid. The Roodepoort Theatre was re-launched on the 7th February 2014, with a new look, a young and energetic staff compliment and a program that was sure to appeal to a vast and diverse audience. The launch was held over two days with a number of top acts all performing over the two days. The 7th February was the official re-launch with City Officials and key stakeholders of the theatre being invited. The 8th of February was opened to the public and saw a mix of stand-up comedy, dance groups and bands. The festivities on the 8th were for the entire family as this is the vision of the Theatre

For Bookings – For Marketing/Media – For Stages Restaurant –

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arts & culture lating and charming evening.

mettings, romantic dates or even a

one gets that makes all the differ-

quiet evening treat with friends. The

ence,” says Branden Karim, General

Theatre and restaurant combined

Manager of Hospitality & Catering.

create a cultural hub for Joburgers to

The focus is on the essence of flavors

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Roodepoort Theatre brings you the Holiday Fun and Recycling Lab to entertain children ages 5-16 years during school holidays taking place at the Basement Theatre. TOO MUCH PUNCH FOR JUDY 16-17 April 2014, tickets on sale from R85 per person. Too Much Punch for Judy tells the true story of an incident which happened on May 20th 1983. Using only the words of those involved or closely affected, the play explores the problems surrounding the death of Joanna when her sister was at the wheel in a drinkdrive incident. DANCE VARIETY SHOWCASE 4 April 2014, tickets on sale from R150 per person Polebatics and the Roodepoort Theatre will be hosting a dance variety showcase featuring dance performances offered by different studios. A celebration of dance in all forms. The audience will be entertained by a selection of performers ranging from modern Bollywood fusion; Flamenco solo; Hip Hop; Freestyle; Aerial Silk and Pole Dance performers featuring solos and duet routines. ARIA! OPERA FOR EVERYONE LA TRAVIATA 11 April 2014, tickets on sale from R120 per person Stéfan Louw Productions in association with the Roodepoort Theatre will be presenting Aria! Opera for Everyone - La Traviata with soprano Anina Wasserman as Violetta. Louw, who is one of the country’s best-known tenors, will be singing the role of Alfredo.

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BELLE Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in 18th century England.

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THE OTHER WOMAN It’s about, Carly (Cameron Diaz) discovers her new boyfriend Mark (Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is a fraud – and worse – when she accidentally meets his wife, Kate (Leslie Mann). Carly suddenly finds herself comforting Kate, and their unlikely friendship solidifies when they realize that Mark is cheating on both of them with yet another “other woman,” Amber (Kate Upton). The three women join forces plotting an outrageous plan for revenge. Filled with tears, laughter, amazing fashion and glamorous locations– big city to beaches – New York City, The Hamptons, Bahamas. This is the one movie to for all women to see with their girlfriends. THE DEETS: Opens: 01 May 2014 Director: Nick Cassavetes Cast: Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton, Leslie Mann, Taylor Kinney, Nicki minaj

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

OUTDOOR adventure TOYOTA MTN CYCLE PARK Main Road, Bryanston 083 725 BIKE (2453) The First Mountain Bike Park Designers, Builders and Operators in South Africa. Established in 2000, the team has been imagineering little pieces of riding heaven internationally ever since. ADVENTURE GOLF Fourways Mall Shopping Centre, William Nicol Drive, Fourways 011 788 3282


Adventure Golf at the Fourways Mall Shopping Centre in Sandton, Gauteng, has been there for 14 years and has Just 8 kilometres from the centre of been enjoyed by thousands of people. Johannesburg lies the world famous Here, you can wander along enchanted It has 3 courses, consisting of 9 holes yet uniquely South African Gold Reef walkways within magnificent gardens each. City. With its magnificent Theme Park and marvel at a variety of colourful offering the widest range of features birds, mammals, reptiles and unusual JOZI X and attractions in Africa and the exhilaanimals from around the world. Corner Main Road rating Casino complex, alive with the & Slone Street, Bryanston excitement, buzz and energy of Jozi, In our walk-through Aviary, you’ll find 082 456 2358 this is where Jozi comes to play, relax over 60 species of birds including and more! let Ibises, Royal Starlings and Nicobar Visitors return time and time again to pigeons, reptiles and small mammals, Being powered by Pure Rush Industries, experience its world class facilities, from with smaller antelope wandering freely Jozi X is following the tradition of indulging in one of the many restauin the undergrowth. offering exclusive activities to South rants, taking in a show at the Theatre, Africans, looking for adventure. the excitement of gaming, experiencing a 4D movie to the thrill of the rides SANTARAMA MINILAND The park has been specifically designed Ideally situated with Johannesburg’s 183 Rosettenville Rd, to cater for 5 to 75 year olds, so you business district just 10 minutes away, Pioneer Park, have no excuse! Sandton City a comfortable 20 minutes Rosettenville drive, OR Tambo International Airport 011 435 0543 DIRT RYDERS 20 minutes away and easy access onto Farm ME 12B the national highways’ network, this Pelindaba Rd, Lanseria truly is the heart of Jozi. LORY PARK ZOO 071 677 8673 180/1 Kruger Road, EMpERORS President Park, PALACE Midrand “Take off your shoes, relax, enjoy, have 64 Jones Road, 011 315 7307 a braai and rewind mind and soul. Kempton Park, Just arrive or book for your next party, Johannesburg teambuilding or outing! 011 928 1000 Lory Park is a sanctuary and haven to a huge variety of Wildlife. The Zoo is situCome join the Dirty Ryders Team for a ated in Midrand, Johannesburg , that day, entertainment beginning with kids Conveniently situated alongside O.R. was once a host to many indigenous and adults go-karts, maybe you decide Tambo International Airport, Emperors Fauna and Flora. Over time the impact paintball or volleyball is more your chalPalace Hotel Casino Convention and of man-made hazards on our environlenge. No need to worry about the little Entertainment Resort combines timeless ment, often through ignorance and a ones,theirr playcentre ensures amuseclassical elegance and sheer excitement. lack of understanding, has been the ment for all those growing minds. Pony cause of numerous wildlife casualties. rides for the more adventurous kids With luxurious accommodation in four and a swimming pool for the sizzling unique hotels, a glorious health and and exhausted folks.” beauty spa, a magnificent casino with unparalleled gaming enjoyment, the finest in dining options, spectacular entertainment choices, a retail concourse, world class conference facilities, and impeccable service, Emperors Palace has it all. Come to Emperors Palace. Come to the Palace of Dreams!


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SILVERSTAR R28 Krugersdorp /Pretoria highway, Muldersdrift 011 662 7300 MONTECASINO Corner William Nicol Drive & Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways 011 510 7995 Montecasino first opened its doors on 30 November 2000 and expanded in May 2007 with the addition of the open air Piazza and Teatro. Montecasino’s Piazza, which is slightly smaller than a rugby field and modeled on a typical Italian piazza features several restaurants where visitors can dine al fresco, and enjoy the mesmerizing musical fountain displays. The Piazza also features the SunSquare Hotel, aimed at the modern business tourist, the Montecasino Ballroom which can accommodate 400 people seated banquet style, and the spectacular Teatro at Montecasino, which opened with the legendary stage production ‘The Lion King’. THE MARCO POLO Legacy Corner, 5th Street, Sandton 011 783 4182 The Marco Polo is an upmarket Gambling and Entertainment Destination located on 5th Street, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton. Parking is available in the Nelson Mandela Square Parkade, off 5th Street with walk in access directly from the parkade. Alternative parking is available at the Da Vinci Hotel Parkade also on 5th Street. CARNIVAL CITY Corner Century and Elsburg Road, Brakpan 011 898 7000 Carnival City is Gauteng’s premier gaming destination and it’s no wonder as to why. No matter when you arrive, you will be swept up into a world of glittering entertainment and endless opportunities, brought to you via world-class facilities.



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CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF DEMOCRACY Make Freedom Day About More Than a Long Weekend With City Sightseeing


he 27th of April is Freedom Day, which is marked by a public holiday. Good news because this year it falls on a Sunday, meaning that Monday the 28th is a holiday and so we all get to enjoy a long weekend.

“BUT FREEDOM DAY IS ABOUT SO MUCH MORE THAN A DAY OFF” But Freedom Day is about so much more than a day off. It is a day that celebrates freedom and commemorates the first post-apartheid elections held on that day in 1994. This year is of particular significance as we are celebrating 20 years of democracy.

“A FUN, MEMORABLE DAY OUT FOR THE KIDS” The meaning and reason behind Freedom Day is one that we should also teach our children about so that they too can understand how far South Africa has come and be proud of a democratic South Africa. However – don’t think of it as a sombre history lesson – this year grab some tickets for the red double decker open-top City Sightseeing bus and take the kids on a fun adventure that also lets them learn about the significance behind Freedom Day. City Sightseeing Johannesburg & Soweto run an unforgettable tour through the Johannesburg CBD that stops at all the top attrac-

tions, such as Gandhi Square, the Roof of Africa on the 50th floor at the Carlton Centre, the James Hall Transport Museum, the Apartheid Museum and Gold Reef City, the Mining District, the World of Beer, Newtown Precinct, Origins Centre at Wits, Braamfontein and Constitution Hill. The Soweto Tour extension to the existing Red City Tour offers a personal, in-depth and unforgettable tour of Soweto’s hot spots and is the perfect way to experience Johannesburg’s largest and most vibrant township. Soweto is home to thousands of South Africans and the site of some of the most iconic events in our history, so tour goers must be prepared for a fascinating look into kasi living and the history of South Africa’s freedom struggle.

“TWO NOTABLE STOPS ON THE RED CITY TOUR THAT ARE RELEVANT TO FREEDOM DAY” Two notable stops on the Red City Tour that are relevant to Freedom Day and which provide a sense of understanding of the struggle to overcome apartheid, are the Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill. The Apartheid Museum is a worldclass facility with mesmerising and interactive displays that includes lots of video and film footage and it is set within a remarkable building - it is a celebration of the human spirit for overcoming adversary. This is the perfect place to take the kids - walk through and explain the displays to them and witness the efforts of those involved in the anti-apartheid struggle. After exploring the museum you can then stop and enjoy a coffee, cool drink or milkshake at the

coffee shop and enjoy some retail therapy at the curio shop. Constitution Hill is an important, interesting and symbolic place. Johannesburg boasts a large number of heritage sites, but leading these is Constitution Hill which comprises a series of museums located in former prisons, including the Old Fort, the notorious No 4 Prison and the Women’s Jail. The hillside is also home to the Constitutional Court South Africa’s highest court (the art collection housed within the court building is also a must-see, featuring conventional art pieces, as well as objects of arts and crafts that are incorporated into the building itself).

“A GUIDED TOUR OF CONSTITUTION HILL IS WELL WORTH EXPERIENCING” Until the end of April, Constitution Hill has reduced their tour fees from R50 to R20 so make sure to hop off at Stop 12. A guided tour of Constitution Hill is well worth experiencing as you get to also hear the stories behind the sites. The Red City Tour operates on a Hop-On, Hop-Off basis, which means you can choose to climb off the bus at any of the stops along the route and then get back on to a later bus when you are ready. Tailor made sightseeing which is safe, reliable, affordable, informative and fun – accompanied by the onboard commentary which explains the story behind the sites and is available in 16 different languages – including a fun kid’s channel. Arrive on the world class Gautrain and connect to the City Sightseeing

bus at the Gautrain Park Station to enjoy a safe, fun and unique tour of Joburg. Alternatively parking is available on the roof of the new Park Station and at Gold Reef City. The City Sightseeing tours offer a unique perspective and you can experience an entirely different side to the city of Johannesburg – memorable sightseeing that the entire family will love. Find all the specials, times and tour options online and best yet – because City Sightseeing are committed to being a friend to your pocket - you can also book further discounted tickets online!

“2 KIDS FREE ON WEEKENDS, PUBLIC AND SCHOOL HOLIDAYS” From 6 May until the end of October City Sightseeing will be running their Kids Special where on weekends, public and school holidays, two kids under the age of 18 can travel for free on the bus with any paying adult. THE DEETS: Buy discounted tickets and find detailed information on the City Sightseeing Joburg and Soweto tour options, the times and stops along the route visit the website on or contact 0861 733 287.

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Nightlife For Those Sleepless Nights..

HELLO JOBURGS BEST SOCiAL HANGOUTS A Selection of Jozi’s Top Cocktail Bars & Pubs


t’s been a long day and you need to wind down. Maybe you’re clubbing days are long gone and you’re not ready to drink tea on the stoep with gran. Never fear, we are here. Below we list 5 of our top bars in Johannesburg.



We already know that views and height are a magical ingredient when it comes to after hour drinks at sunset or any time for that matter. The panoramic view from the top is more than enough to take the edge off after a mad day or week. Drinks are a little bit on the expensive side but the view makes up for it.

THE DEETS: 1st Road, Hyde Park, Sandton 011 341 8080

THE DEETS: 123 Rivonia Road, Sandton 011 282 0000



The oldest surviving bar and grill in Johannesburg, The Radium Beer Hall is said to have once been a shebeen. True or not, it is most certainly steeped in historic ambience. It’s framed newspaper headlines that dot the walls, faded pictures of pre-war soccer teams and shots of jazzmen who have graced it’s stage remind you of the quirkiness, strangeness and uniqueness that is this city. Oh and the drinks are pretty cheap.

You might remember it from you party days but Katzy’s has had a serious make-over in the last five years – in case you missed it. It has kind of grown up with us if you like. Now that’s emotional I know but it’s a cool time out too from a long day or week at the office.A classy music venue where you can sink into one of their large leather couches and enjoy an evening of good music, whiskey and fine cigars. They also serve a large variety of cocktails, different whiskeys, cognacs and bourbons. Be sure to dress up for the occasion!


THE DEETS: 282 Louis Botha Avenue, Orange Grove 011 728 3866


THE VAULT FUNCTION VENUE AT THE MAPUNGUBWE HOTEL Work and play in the CBD. The Mapungubwe Hotel offers the opportunity to enjoy up market Johannesburg CBD lifestyle like you have never seen it. Check it out here But we prefer to fast track to the bar. Originally a French Bank Vault comes the stylish hotel bar and lounge with everything from wifi to a full bar of local wines and beers, it’s the perfect spot after a manic day in the city. THE DEETS: 50 - 54 Marshall Street, Corner Ferreira, Marshalltown 011 429 2600


2) THE GRIFFIN The Craft Beer Gastrobpub has certainly earned its stripes since making camp on top of Trabella’s (one of our all time favourite pizza spots) Whether it’s chilled afternoon drinks on the deck after work or a bit of that old thumping night life you hanker after later on in the evening, this is your spot. We are particularly fond of the cosmos. It is also one of the few places that serves Haute Cabriere Chardonnay Pinot Noir by the glass. Hallelujah. THE DEETS: Illovo Junction, corner Corlett Drive & Oxford Road, Illovo 011 447 9842

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There really is no need to sell this place. With its crystal blue pool, lounge chairs and attentive staff, afternoon drinks watching the sun set over Joburg isn’t too shabby. You can’t go wrong with a strawberry daiquiri here. You can also retreat to the Whisky and Cigar Bar to up the ante.

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MOVIDA Rivonia Crossing, Corner Rivonia & Witkoppen Roads, Rivonia 011 234 8000 Movida is open to the public over weekends and available for private and corporate events during the week. Over weekend nights, Movida offers an unrivaled party experience with a unique and unmistakable ambiance. THE VIP ROOM Michelangelo Towers Mall, 8 Maude Street, Sandton 011 784 6384 Located in the heart of Sandton’s bustling business District. The VIP Room is an intimate 300 square meter space designed with a special form of luxurious informality and intimacy. THE SANDS 58 Wierda Road, Wierda Valley, Sandton 011 783 1302 The City of Gold now has a place for its richest jewels to shine. This luxurious venue centrally located in the heart of Sandton’s upmarket Wierda Valley. The Sands has the look and feel of a classic Las Vegas Hotel Bar. The Sands provides a venue for the city’s most glamorous socialites and trendsetters to frequent. KONG 160 Jan Smuts Ave, Rosebank 011 447 0993 Situated in the heart of trendy Rosebank is Kong which was formerly

known as Latinova. Despite the new name it is not entirely new as the décor is still elegant and stylish, with the same nude statues. Nonetheless the reworked venue is still the perfect place to enjoy an evening of cocktails and dancing. So if it is a chic night out that you are looking for, Kong is the place to be.



HUSH 160 Jan Smuts Ave, Rosebank 011 447 0203 If you find yourself in the Design District in Rosebank, make your way to one of Jozi’s hottest bar and lounge, Hush. The best way to describe this bar and lounge is chic yet intimate and the words which are evoked when talking about this stylish event include sexy, seduction and sophistication. Hosting some of Joburg’s finest parties with the hottest celebrities and DJs, it is definitely the place to be. Whether you are looking for an intimate night out or classy dancing experience, Hush is the venue of choice. TABOO 24 Central, Corner Gwen Lane & Fredman Drive, Sandton 011 783 2200 Situated in the heart of Sandton, Taboo has led the South African entertainment and functions sphere since 2004 with a world class venue that offers patrons a glamorous and utterly unique eventing experience. Taboo caters to an esteemed and worldly clientele with a visionary cocktail of superlative musical acts, cutting edge lighting and audiovisual equipment and contemporary interiors complimented by breath-taking skyline views of Sandton. All of these elements combine seamlessly.

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


With over 18 years of experience and 6 branches nationwide, the Teazers franchise is at the forefront of adult entertainment in South Africa. Rivonia is even bigger and better! With more space, an exclusive VIP are and a Teaze-Hers for the ladies. As always, you can rely on outstanding service, succulent food, cigars, hubblys, and a wide variety of drinks. And the ladies are to die for. What more can we say except that this fantasy is a reality! THE GRAND Cnr Rivonia Road & 11th Ave, Rivonia 011 234 9593 LUV LAND Tokai Shopping Center, Malibongwe Drive, Ferndale 011 791 0108 Adult sex toy store.

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Motoring The Best Cars To Take You Through Jozi



The New Aygo Was Revealed Last Month At The Geneva Motor Show

The Landrover Evoque is First To Market With 9-Speeds Automatic


he new Aygo, revealed last month at the Geneva Motor Show, is another example of Toyota’s commitment to build ever-better cars that catch the eye and are genuinely fun to drive. A distinctive and characterful design – dubbed “J-Playful” in reference to Japan’s hip youth culture – and a wealth of customisation options show how Toyota has made fun a key element in crafting its new city car.

At the same time new Aygo builds on the qualities that made the original such a success throughout its lifetime, keeping the car compact, nimble and reliable, with genuinely low running costs. The latter are supported by revision to its awardwinning three-cylinder 1.0-litre VVT-i petrol engine to secure class-leading fuel economy and CO2 emissions. Full details of the South African model range and prices will be announced nearer the on-sale date later this year.

THE NEW MERCEDES-BENZ S 65 AMG The Only High-Performance 12 Cylinder Automobile From a German Premium Manufacturer


welve cylinders, twin-turbocharging, 463 kW (630 hp) of output and 1000 newton metres of torque – the new S 65 AMG sets new standards as the most powerful vehicle in its segment of the market. Exceptional performance and outstanding dynamism – these are the hallmarks of the AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine. With its reduced fuel consumption and compliance with the EU 6 exhaust emissions standard, the new V12 saloon is fit for the future.

Two innovations, the head-up display and the touchpad, represent further enhancements in terms of comfort and safety. The S 65 AMG is the only highperformance 12-cylinder automobile from a German premium manufacturer – and it is a car with a pedigree: the first generation of the S 65 AMG was launched in 2003, with the second generation being produced from 2006 until 2013.

The AMG sports suspension based on Magic Body Control comes as standard with Road Surface Scan, the world’s first suspension with eyes. It goes without saying that the S 65 AMG offers supreme exclusivity in design and equipment specification.


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n a South African first, the MY14 Evoque marks the local debut of the ZF 9HP transmission – a groundbreaking design which sets new standards. It is fitting therefore that the Evoque, an innovative and class-leading vehicle that set new standards when introduced late in 2011, should be part of this trend. Compared to previous 6-speed automatic transmissions for fronttransverse installations, ZF’s 9HP cuts fuel consumption and consequently also CO2 emissions. The technical basis for the great efficiency of the 9HP is the very high transmission spread – and yet particularly small gear steps thanks to the nine ratios. This not only enhances ride comfort but also makes sure that the engine always runs in the most efficient speed range. A revolutionary transmission concept uses four individual gearsets and six shifting elements. This required some very innovative packaging and the gearsets are not stacked one behind the other on a longitudinal axis but are ‘nested in’. This concept was supplemented by using hydraulicallyoperated constant-mesh elements:

They can be integrated without major impact on the transmission length and feature a high level of efficiency. Remarkably, it is just 6 mm longer but 7.5 kilograms lighter than the six speed transmission it replaces. A torque converter is used as the standard starting element in the 9HP. A multi-level torsion damping system minimizes hydraulic losses by quickly closing the torque converter. With its direct drive it reduces fuel consumption and enhances comfort as well as driving dynamics. Advanced software and extensive testing has reduced shift and response times below the threshold of human perception. Direct multiple gearshifts are also possible with the 9HP and give the automatic transmission its sporty character: shift points and shift dynamics can be highly variable depending on conditions and driving style. It has also been designed with an eye on the future; and can cope with torque outputs of up to 480Nm, is start-stop capable and can be hybridized. With the torque converter replaced by an electric motor it easily works as a parallel hybrid. 012 450 4000






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Conferencing & Functions Your Search For The Ideal Function Venue Is over

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RECORD ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS AFRICA 2014 Overwhelming Support of SA Conference Industry


eeting Africa 2014 held at the Sandton Convention Centre ended on a high note with record attendance. When the business events tradeshow closed its doors at 17h00 on Wednesday 26th February 2014 final attendance numbers were as follows:

PROTEA HOTEL BALALAIKA SANDTON 20 Maude Street Sandton 011 322 5000 The Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton is a home away from home ideally located in the financial epicenter and commercial hub of Sandton, North of Johannesburg, South Africa, a mere 3 minutes away from the Sandton Gautrain Station. The Gautrain takes just 15 minutes to get to O.R. Tambo International Airport. CROWNE PLAZA JOHANNESBURG – THE ROSEBANK Corner Tyrwhitt & Sturdee Avenues 011 448 3600 Conferencing & Conference Facilities in Rosebank Johannesburg Crowne Plaza Johannesburg - The Rosebank provides 7 venues right in the heart of greater Sandton that offers some of the best conference facilities in a quiet and relaxed environment. Three of the rooms offer an abundance of natural light and can be set up in a variety of layouts that adapt to the specific needs of any event. BIRCHWOOD HOTEL & OR TAMBO CONFERENCE CENTRE Viewpoint Street, Boksburg 27118970000 Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre was established in 1998 with 1 conference and 80 accommodation rooms. From these humbling beginnings, “Birchwood” underwent 4 phases of expansion and today boasts 665 accommodation and just over 50 conference rooms. Spanning over 46 acres of land, Birchwood is South Africa’s largest independent hotel &


conference centre capable of hosting over 5 000 delegates at once. MIDRAND CONFERENCE CENTRE 661 Pendulum Road, Halfway House Ext 12, Midrand 011 315 8326

• 169 international qualified hosted buyer delegates (15 percent more than in 2013) • 31 African Association hosted buyer delegates • 238 local corporate buyer del egates (up 140 percent on last year) • 839 visitor delegates (up 16 per cent on last year) • 262 exhibitors (up 11 percent on last year) • 162 journalists (up 19 percent on last year) • 3 295 people, in total, had passed through the Meetings Africa 2014 gates (up 15 percent on last year)

10 years ago we opened our doors to a quaint 5 conference room venue offering a personal service. Today and with gratitude to our clients, we have expanded into a large Conference, Computer Training, Team Building, Function and Wedding Village which includes 7 x 4 star Guest Houses in an exquisite 7 acre garden setting op“While we are delighted that Meetposite Gallagher Estate. ings Africa is growing, our focus has always been on quality rather SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE than quantity,” says South African Maude Street, Sandton Tourism Chief Executive Officer, Mr 011 779 0000 Thulani Nzima. “There is no doubt Situated in northern Johannesburg, in the heart of Sandton’s business, hotel and entertainment district, Sandton Convention Centre offers easy access to over 5 000 hotel rooms, is adjacent to the country’s top shopping and entertainment complexes and provides nearly 11 000 secure parking bays. ST GEORGES HOTEL 58 Goede Hoop Road, On M57 Doornkloof Est, Rietvleidam 011 316 1254 The Saint George Hotel has 30 multi-functional conference venues, which can accommodate small group delegates through to venues that comfortably seat 1500 delegates. Our conference packages include three tea and coffee breaks and a buffet lunch. All conference venues are equipped with WiFi.

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that Meetings African 2014 delivered a quality business platform for both buyers and exhibitors. “There were, at 10 169, 2 000 more meetings requested through the Meetings Africa electronic diary system, and all exhibitor and buyer delegates report brisk business from the tradeshow floor.”


was Advancing Africa Together. This was the first year that Meetings Africa took a decisive step to being a pan-African business event tradeshow, and exhibitor representation from the continent gives every indication that wide African representation will become a reality in the medium term, Mr Nzima added.

“IT’S OUR COMMITMENT, IN MEETINGS AFRICA, TO CONTINUE PROVIDING THE INDUSTRY A PLATFORM FOR CONTINUED GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS” In 1994, the first year of our democracy, South Africa hosted 12 international association conferences, in other words, those conferences that had met the International Congress and Convention Association’s (ICCA) ranking criteria. Those 12 conferences brought a total of 5 950 people to our shores. By 2012, we had grown that number to 97 ICCA-recognised meetings, which attracted 52 587 delegates to the country, injecting an estimated R663 million into the South African economy. “It’s our commitment, in Meetings Africa, to continue providing the industry a platform for continued global competitiveness and for ongoing growth. We look forward to Meetings Africa 2015 when the tradeshow celebrates its tenth anniversary by giving the sector; and the regional and international market an opportunity to come and do business with an even greater contingent of focussed and service-driven African exhibitors.” THE DEETS: Meetings Africa 2015 will be held at The Sandton Convention Centre from 23 to 25 February 2015. 011 895 3000


event services concert, gala dinner, product launch, prize giving or any other event where you need equipment and a well trained technical crew to assist. IDEA LAB 011 880 0058

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

Décor 3D DECO AND DOMES 0861 333 326 Geodesic domes and custom-designed stretch fabric innovative décor. SIMPLE CANDLES Lea: 028 810 5929 These stunning candles change colour when you light them! MADELEINE DANIEL ORIENTAL RUG GALLERY 011 786 1765 Consultant and direct importer of Persian and Oriental fine silk, tribal and nomadic rugs.


EPH PRODUCTIONS 10A View Street, Rietvalleirand Pretoria 012 345 5278 We have supplied our services to car launches such as the ultimate Auto Africa car show, launched the new Land Rover Discovery, Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. The new BMW 3 series and the new Mercedes C-class launch. So in a nut shell we can help you with any conference, seminar,

At the core of Idea Lab Events is our irresistible chemistry. Our laboratory is a place where great ideas are formulated and brands are brought to life. We play, experiment and come up with solutions that break new ground and generate tangible success for our clients. IZWE EVENTS 4 Pagoda Place, Fourways Gardens Phase Two, Fourways, Gauteng 082 820 2851 Izwe Events is a full service event planning and management company based in Johannesburg. We create unique, memorable events ranging from spectacular private functions, to unforgettable corporate events. SHOWGROUP 63 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg 011 888 5000 The Showgroup team has supplied successful corporate events, conferences, gala and awards dinners, themed parties, celebratory landmarks and product launches. We have invested years of knowledge into producing “one of a kind“experiences for our clients. We offer a commitment to seamless and successful events, and are proudly South Africa’s first “All-In-One” events company. GEARHOUSE First Street, Bezuidenhout Valley, Johannesburg 011 216 3000 Gearhouse South Africa started out with a little equipment and a lot of imagination. Today, with more stateof-the-art equipment and experience than any other event technical supplier in South Africa, we haven’t lost the imagination that got us there - or forgotten that small business is how we started out and came so far. Whether you want a product launch, a conference, a road show, an extravaganza, an exhibition, a convention, an intimate business function, a concert tour, a small screen presentation or a memorable stadium concert; we understand that what you really want is success Hello Johannesburg April 2014


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travel Explore South Africa And All Its Beauty

LAST MINUTE EASTER TRAVEL IDEAS Forget To Plan Your Easter Break? Let Hello Joburg Help


aster has come around the corner faster than you thought it would and you completely forgot to book a little getaway time. Oh dear. Why not try these spots.

MONTE CONSERVATION LODGE - MOOKGOPHONG In the mood to be spoilt? Who isn’t? A private lodge in the Limpopo province, Monate lodge is sheer indulgence and total magnificence. Keen on some wildlife? Monate Reserve boasts a healthy population of giraffe, hippopotamus, zebra, a large variety of antelope, close to 50% of the bird species found in South Africa and many more. From game drives to gourmet meals and drinks in the jaccuzzi, if you need a break from Jozi over Easter give them a call now. Cost: From R1 200 per person per


night. Travel time: about 2 and half hours. THE DEETS: 014 718 7000

KOMATI GORGE LODGE Swap the crazy Joburg highways and infuriatung traffic for a winding river, majestic cliffs and rolling hills. Are you sold yet? Good. If you are the active, outdoorsy kind of person then how about some fishing, birdwatching or boating. Or even some 4x4 trips and paintball. If the mere sound of all that sounds exhausting then sit back and sip a cocktail in a beautiful and tranquil setting. And if you have left your Easter trip to the last minute and no one can pet sit - you have hit gold. Komati is pet-friendly! Cost: From R695 per person sharing. Travel time: about 3 hours and 10 minutes.

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THE DEETS: 017 843 3904

THE DEETS: 013 254 0421



Calling all fishing fanatics! When you’ve caught your prize enjoy luxury en-suite apartments with private balconies situated in a Mediterranean type village on the main road of Dullstroom. Ideal for a quick getaway.

With a name that translates as Be Happy in the Mountains how wrong can you go? Just 100km from Johannesburg and in the midst of the Vredefort Dome, a world heritage site, between the mountains and the Vaal River are luxury chalets ready to welcome you with mountainous views and crackling fire places. Oh and if you’re with MTN sorry for you, there is limited reception. But Vodacom is strong!

Gathered around a central piazza with tinkling water features and Mediterranean architecture, the Cherry Grove complex offers an eclectic mix of South Africa’s finest products as well as stylish accommodation in the apartments overlooking the piazza. Magic! Cost: From R395 per person sharing. Travel time: about 2 and a half hours.

Cost: From R115 per person sharing. Travel time: about 1 and a half hours. THE DEETS: 082 570 6252

travel JOBURG HOTELS 20 WEST EXECUTIVE APARTMENTS & HOTEL 20 West Road South, Morningside 011 290 9600 20 West Executive Apartments is located in the heart of Sandton. This luxury & modern establishment boasts over 160 apartments offering the conveniences of a hotel. THE MONARCH HOTEL 167 Oxford Service Road, Rosebank 011 341 2000

THE PALAZZO MONTECASINO Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways 27115103000 The hotel epitomizes true style and luxury, with world-class facilities for the business and leisure traveller, including a variety of tastefully decorated rooms that vary from the luxurious 3-bedroomed Penthouse to comfortable Standard rooms that cater for all tastes and travel requirements. THE MICHELANGELO HOTEL 135 West Street, Sandton 27112827000

A prominent heritage landmark on Oxford road, the Monarch is a glamorLocated on Nelson Mandela Square, ous yet eclectic setting of wrought iron `Africa’s Business and Lifestyle Capital’, entrances, rich fabrics, muted marble, The Michelangelo is the very essence of brass banisters, paneled walls, and status and success. The Michelangelo ceilings perfectly balanced by bespoke offers world-class facilities in a stylish contemporary finishes, providing the and elegant setting with easy access ultimate discreet `urban’ sanctuary for to Africa’s finest shops, restaurants, business travelers and tourists alike. cinemas and theatres. The Monarch prides itself on the rich cultural history of Johannesburg and The Michelangelo is a proud member welcomes its guests in modern style of the `Leading Hotels of the World’. and traditional charm. 54 ON BATH DAVINCI HOTEL & SUITES 54 Bath Street, Rosebank Corner Maude & 5th Streets, 27113448500 Sandton 011 292 7000 Everything has been designed around your comfort and the stylish interiors This is Legacy’s fourth hotel on the reflect a calm tranquillity with the use cosmopolitan square in the heart of the of harmonious colours, sophisticated Sandton business and leisure district. design and strong graphic motifs. We One could speak of the opulence of invite you to linger and stay in a hotel the rooms, the restaurant and lounge, which recognises your individuality pioneering fitness centre and health and mirrors your unique preferences. spa but we suggest you come and Everything in short, to experience a see for yourself. Guests can enjoy the truly fashionable stay, whether you’re convenience of luxurious shopping at on business or simply taking a relaxing the Legacy Corner Mall and Sandton break. City just an elevator trip away.

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information transport GAUTRAIN The Gautrain is a state-of-the-art rapid rail network in Gauteng. The rail connection comprises of 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. For more information contact them on: 0800 428 87246 Or visit them at their head office: Office 204, 2nd Floor, The Firs, Cnr Cradock & Biermann Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196. TUK-TUK A Tuk-Tuk is little vehicle 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 3 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 Tuk-Tuk Taxi 0860 885 885 REA VAYA The Rea Vaya is a bus system operating in Johannesburg. It is a City project aimed at providing better public transport, reducing congestion on public roads, improving the environment and creating jobs. The bus routes have been extended, therefore you can travel from Dobsonville, Orlando Stadium, all the way through to Eldorado Park.

Useful Numbers

Rosebank Branch: 011 880-8382

Tourist Services:

Sandton City Branch:

011 639-1600/ 011 375-5911

011 883-9026/ 9009

Weather Information:

Fourways Mall Branch:

082 162

011 467-0294

OR TAMBO International Airport: 011 921-6911 Flight Information: 068 727 7888 Computicket: 011 340-8000 Telkom Inquires: 1023

Emergency Numbers Police: 10111

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

Banks Bidvest Bank:


011 390-1040



Fire: Europcar: 0861 131 000 (


Master Card:

Disaster Management:

0800 990-418

011 928-6454


Foreign Exchange

Visa Card:

Quick Cab:

American Express

0800 990-475

086 166 5566

Foreign Exchange:



011 467-8136/7/9

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