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CONTENTS What’s In This Months Edition?

FEATURES: HARPERS 10 Harpers is an upmarket restaurant coffee shop in which one can relax on comfortable chairs and listen to soothing, carefully chosen music. The restaurant/coffee shop has great food options and its restaurant scene is fantastic. The food is rustic and simple but extremely tasty and delicious. ZONNEBLOEM LIMITED EDITION SÉMILLON 2013 16 South African wines so often tread the line between the old world and the new and for Zonnebloem’s range of award winning wines, this balance between classic and contemporary is ever present. Zonnebloem is a brand that stands for craftsmanship in all its forms. SUMPTUOUS SEAFOOD 19 POTJIE WITH DROSTDY-HOF CHARDONNAY Cool down this summer with a glass of chilled Drostdy-Hof Chardonnay 2013. Its smooth and creamy texture, with lovely tropical fruit, citrus and lime flavours makes a great match with a country-style potjie brimming with fresh seafood. Invite family and friends to celebrate summer to the full with this great South African holiday treat! THE ULTIMATE OUTDOOR 22 WOOD BURNING OVENS FOR SUMMER The advantages of these wood burning outdoor ovens stretches as far as ones creative mind can delve into gastronomy. The ovens allow for a more sociable cooking experience without compromising the variety and quality of the dishes they are able to produce.

24 CENTRAL SHOPPING CENTRE 24 24 Central Shopping Centre is perfectly situated on the corner of Gwen Lane and Fredman Drive in the heart of the Sandton CDB. This shopping Centre is undoubtedly one of Joburg’s leading dining, entertainment and social destinations. TRASHCANKIDZ LAUNCHES ITS 26 POP-UP STORE IN SANDTON CITY As part of Sandton City CSI initiative they have collaborated with TrashCanKidz, making them the official brand ambassadors for one of Africa’s premier shopping’s centers. Customers are now invited to visit the adoption center in Sandton City (between Earthchild U86 A and Naartjie U301) to adopt one of the five adorable kidz. PLACECOL 29 The Placecol Group has a successful track record spanning 15 years. During this time our family has grown to almost 150 beauty salons nationwide, including our Placecol Skin Care Clinics, Dream Nails Beauty, World of Beauty salons and Perfect 10 Studios. The Dream Nails Beauty salons (a brand of more than 25 years) were acquired in 2007.

The one thing that we continually search for in our quest for a balanced lifestyle is time. Specifically, time to have fun and relax whilst spending quality time with friends. Once we succeed in obtaining this eluding ingredient to work-life balance, another challenge pops up... where to find a venue that has a relaxed and fun ambience, offers fine culinary fare and has some entertainment?




STER-KINEKOR OPENS 33 STATE-OF-THE-ART CINEMA COMPLEX AT CRADLESTONE MALL STER-KINEKOR, South Africa’s leading cinema chain, is excited to announce the opening of one of the most sophisticated and digitally enhanced cinema experiences at the new Cradlestone Mall development in Krugersdorp. The centre opened its doors on 20 November 2013.

ON THE COVER: HARD ROCK CAFÉ Revealing the heartbeat of Jozi, the brand new, Hard Rock Cafe. Opened on Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton in November last year, the Hard Rock cafe promises an experience where one can relish in the delicious foods, delight in the buzz of Nelson Mandela Square, marvel at the decor and design and have fun while


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I must say that the end of 2013 was a furious rush and I can’t believe that the Festive Season has come to an end and that we are now at the beginning of 2014! If like me, you’re feeling a little apprehensive about the coming year and slightly nervous yet still energized for what’s to come, then the January issue of Hello Joburg Magazine will help calm those nerves and offer you many wonderful things to do and look forward to this month. One of the premier theatre shows in January is the amazing tribute show to the King of Rock ‘n Roll – Elvis Presley. The show is on at Joburg Theatre for a limited time only, from the 16th of January to 2nd February so get your tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment! I know that only starting 2014 now, you probably will not be thinking about Valentines Day but for all you men out there who leave things to the last minute (I’m one of them) why not impress your ladies by finalizing your Valentines Day plans early. Maximillien Restaurant in Sandton is offering a romantic night for two including a four course candle lit dinner at R500 per person. Booking is essential. For those of you who enjoy a little gardening and need some creative inspiration then I highly recommend you head on over to Lifestyle Home Garden in Honeydew from the 7th of February to see their annual Garden Design Show. Entrance is FREE! If your still in the Festive mood and looking for a great night out then Riffs Bar & Grill at Garden Court Hotel Sandton City is the place to be. This vibey, relaxing new restaurant offers a chilled yet sophisticated atmosphere where diners can enjoy a variety of meals while listening to timeless favorites. Finally, if you had to work through the Festive Season and are only able to take leave now then have a look at our Travel section where we have selected Durban as our recommended travel destination for January. From the Three Cities Gateway Hotel to Ushaka Marine World, there are many desirable options to keep you entertained on your visit to South Africa’s leading ‘Holiday Destination’. Compliments of the season to all our readers and whether you are Joburg residents or visitors to our great city, I hope that you find something in these pages to keep you entertained, satisfied and happy! #lovejozi

Best Wishes,

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CALENDAR What’s on, in and around Johannesburg this month... BLOOD BROTHERS DAVID KRAMER ADAPTS WEST END HIT MUSICAL `BLOOD BROTHERS` FOR PIETER TOERIEN AND ERIC ABRAHAM. BLOOD BROTHERS is the story of two boys who are separated at birth when their financially desperate mother gives away one of her twins, but who are brought together again by friendship. Playwright Willy Russell gave his blessing to David Kramer`s adaptation, which locates the musical within the Cape Town community, giving it a distinctly local flavour. WHERE: Montecasino WHEN: 5 December 2013 - 5 January 2014 HOW MUCH: From R100-R350 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or call 0861 915 8000

NATANIEL: GLITTERGUN Inspired by everything that shines, the night sky and every dull ceiling in the world, Nataniel brings his latest offering, GLITTERGUN FOR CEILINGS.

COMES WITH CARTRIDGES., to the Centurion Theatre. He will present an evening of songs, both standards and originals, as well as a collection of his latest stories in both English and Afrikaans and a new fantastical collection of his trademark costumes. Nataniel will also perform music from his brand new DVD and CD. WHERE: Centurion Theatre WHEN: 5 December 2013 – 25 January 2014 HOW MUCH: From R180 – R190 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or call 0861 915 8000

RUBY WAX Ruby Wax had it all – career, dream house, husband, kids, so when was the moment she realised she was the 1 in 4... Somewhere between painting her kitchen beige (again), realising she didn’t own a life manual or comprehend the contents of a children’s party bag? In this hilarious and sometimes dark show, Ruby Wax discusses the toxins of our time - envy, fame, television,


on stage by the renowned Kutlwano Masote. The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning opens the show with a bold revisit to this well-loved work, soon focusing one`s attention on the majestic power of the English language. It introduces the biting theme of greed which runs through the entire production like an enticing golden thread, and is followed by a contemporary satirical monologue penned, “The Hand over”, written by Nick Warren. In true Warren style, this is an incisive stab at the current captains of capitalism, the new elite and their monetary-mentors.

“AGREED”, is a theatrical-fugue directed by Sylvaine Strike (Best Director Naledi Award for The Miser 2012) and performed by Lionel Newton. The production comprises of a trio of monologues, genially underscored by the emotive voice of the cello, played

WHERE: Market Theatre WHEN: 8 January 2014 - 2 February 2014 HOW MUCH: From R79 – R158 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or call 0861 915 8000

the insatiable drive to win, getting rich, getting the perfect body, marriage, kids, career and, above all, staying busy while looking like you’re having a nice day. This is why we all, at one point in our lives, feel like we’re about to go under or, in Ruby’s case, fall off a cliff. WHERE: Montecasino WHEN: 8 January 2014 – 19 January HOW MUCH: From R90 – R250 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or call 0861 915 8000


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CALENDAR ELVIS THE SHOW Everyone’s been getting all shook up over Nathan Belt’s tribute to Elvis! The look, the moves, and most of all... THE VOICE! From the music that rocked the 50’s, the movie songs that charmed us in the 60’s, the electrifying 68 Comeback Special performance and the thrills of the Las Vegas years, NATHAN BELT DOES IT ALL!!! Discover what everyone around the world is raving about! The essence of Elvis is BACK! And now, direct from Las Vegas, Showtime Australia brings Nathan Belt to Joburg and the Mandela stage. Elvis Presley is the undisputed King of Rock and Roll. He rose from humble circumstances to launch the rock and roll revolution with his commanding voice and charismatic stage presence. He was the musician most responsible for popularizing rock and roll on an international level. Elvis’ popularity has never diminished, and a half century later, he still has millions of fans, across the world and of all ages. WHERE: Joburg Theatre WHEN: 16 January 2014 - 2 February HOW MUCH: From R100- R250 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or call 0861 915 8000

LIPIZZANERS: SUNDAY SHOW Enjoy your Sunday morning in the country at a performance of the magnificent white Lipizzaner stallions! Show lasts an hour. Browse through the Lipizzaner retail shop for branded Lipizzaner clothing, DVD`s, post cards and lots more! After the show, visit the stable courtyard, meet the riders, feed carrots to the horses and enjoy light refreshments at Cafe Capriole. WHERE: Lipizzaner Centre, Kaylami WHEN: 19 January - 27 April 2014 HOW MUCH: R150 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or call 0861 915 8000

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Richard O`Brien`s THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW has travelled the World since making it`s humble debut performance

at the Royal Court, London in 1973 and continues to fascinate audiences around the globe. The cult classic musical, which features hits like `Science Fiction/ Double Feature`, `Dammit Janet`, `Sweet Transvestite` and the infamous `The Time Warp` and `Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch me` tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror. WHERE: Montecasino WHEN: 24 January - 30 march 2014 HOW MUCH: From R100-R350 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or call 0861 915 8000

HERMAN VAN VEEN IN CONCERT WITH EDITH LEERKES Dutch cabaret superstar Herman van Veen returns to South-Africa for the 4th time, and this time he is adding Gauteng to his tour for the first time since 2005. Once again, he will mesmerize with songs, sketches, mime and just being vintage Van Veen, accompanied by Edith Leerkes on multiple instruments. WHERE: Emperors Palace WHEN: 25 January - 26 January HOW MUCH: From R250-R350 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or call 0861 915 8000

WHERE: Maynardville open air theatre WHEN: 15 January 2014 – 22 Febraury 2014 HOW MUCH: From R99 – R160 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or call 0861 915 8000



Richard III dramatizes a key turning point in English history. Malicious, power hungry and bitter about his physical deformity, Richard, Duke of Gloucester (Warrick Grier), plots in secret as he manoeuvres his way to the throne – and decides to kill anyone he has to in order to become king. Deception and political manipulation abound in the history of his reign of terror and killing fields that caused the common and noble people of England to fear and loathe him. Maynardville, described as a spectacular green gem, has earned its reputation of being the best-loved outdoor theatre venue in the Cape and best known for its annual Shakespeare-in-the-Park productions.

The Bryan Adams Bare Bone Tour provides a rare opportunity for fans to see Bryan Adams as they`ve not seen him before. This new spin on his classic hits as part of his unplugged tour has been met with rave reviews from critics and fans alike. Bryan Adams has spent the last three decades making music history. He has sold over 65 million records, toured six continents and achieved #1 status in over 40 countries around the world. WHERE: Carnival City WHEN: 25 January 2014 – 26 January 2014 HOW MUCH: From R365 – R690 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or call 0861 915 8000

EMINEN RAPTURE Great news for South African fans, Eminem is bringing his Rapture 2014 tour to SA, which is presented by Dainty Group in association with Primedia. They have secured two South African concerts, Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday 26 February 2014 and Johannesburg`s legendary Ellis Park Stadium on Saturday 1 March 2014. This is Eminem`s first visit to South

Africa and the African continent. Fans get ready for Rapture 2014, a gamechanging hip-hop event curated by Eminem, with ears tuned to the streets, and eyes locked on rap`s future. Eminem has handpicked the now, and the next, for the debut dose of Rapture. Over the coming weeks, Eminem will reveal the full line-up of Rapture 2014 in South Africa. WHERE: Ellis Park Stadium WHEN: 1 March 2014 HOW MUCH: From R400 – R1250 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or call 0861 915 8000

SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS is a touching and humancomedy about a formidable retired woman, Lily Harrison, JUDY DITCHFIELD who hires an acerbic dance instructor, Michael Minetti, JOSE DOMINGOS to give her private dance lessons —one per week for six weeks— in her gulf-front condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. What begins as anantagonistic relationship blossoms into an intimate friendship as these two people from very differentbackgrounds reveal their secrets, fears, and joys while dancing the Swing, Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot,ChaCha, and Contemporary Dance. WHERE: Theatre on the Square WHEN: 14 January 2014 – 9 Feburary 2014 HOW MUCH: From R120 HOW TO BOOK: Visit or call 011 883 8606

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Shimmering skyscrapers gaze upon the sprawling upmarket metropolis of Sandton. It is in the heart of this bustling centre of commerce and luxury that classic Mediterranean dining and chic South African flair converge to In the beautiful city of Sandton, Parc revolutionise the art of dining. Fermé offers a chic yet traditional way Maximillien dishes up an exquisite of experiencing exquisite French cuisine epicurean experience in the comfort any day of the week. With its contrastof a stylish yet welcoming ambience. ing grey, black and white décor and its A convivial atmosphere warm lightmixture of exotic fabrics and textiles, ing and contemporary meets classic Parc Fermé won’t disappoint the aesthetic welcomes diners at the door eye. Guests can relax and take in the and is beautifully compleimented by an breathtaking furnishings and look onto ethic of providing a high-quality dining the hustle and bustle of metropolitan service to accompany fine quality food. life. The team at Parc Fermé prides themselves in taking care of guests PICCOLO MONDO while delivering fresh, sophisticated The Michelangelo Hotel, and indulgent meals, in conjunction 135 West Street, Sandton with quality service. 011 282 7463 DW-ELEVEN-13 The Piccolo Mondo, at the MichelangeDunkeld West lo Hotel, truly is a world in one. Enjoy Shopping the chef’s renowned menu items or sip Centre, on a cocktail in the Il Ritrovo Lounge c/o Jan Smuts while taking in the atmosphere around and Bompas Street, you. With dishes to please every pallet, Dunkeld West, Johannesburg the Piccolo Mondo becomes a favourite 011 341 0663 or 011 325 2843 culinary destination for all that come into its company. TRENTS @ST ANDREWS DW eleven-13 has been open since 22 Milner Avenue, June 2009 and are always evolving St Andrews, 2007 the menu and the restaurant itself – Bedfordview, Johannesburg wanting to improve not only the food 011 453 4242 but the customers dining experience in its entirety. This is the ultimate fine dining experience, as the food is fresh Overlooking the plunging pool, and absolutely delicious. Marthinus manicured gardens and tranquil GilFerreira (the Chef and owner) and his looly’s lake in Bedfordview, the elegant family have tried to create a dining Trents Restaurant caters for intimate environment that is different, but still dinners to conferencing and weddings. accessible to a majority of the dining Delicious meals are prepared by the public. The ambience is serene and reexecutive chef who prides himself on laxing, yet chic and sophisticated. Chef serving inventive South African cuisine Marthinus has worked at some of the using organic, seasonal ingredients. finest restaurants in the world and has Accompanied with a wine list featurbrought those ideas and philosophies ing renowned local wines, guests are to dw eleven-13 and Johannesburg. All ensured a true taste of South Africa he wants is his food to be well received during their stay. Trents Restaurant is and enjoyed by all. an elegant and sophisticated venue that offers a variety of dishes that will tantalise your taste buds. Hello Johannesburg January 2014





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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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BURGER & BEER TUESDAY R72 6:00pm - 10:00pm Any burger with curly fries and 330ml bottled SAB beer. (except dbl cheese.) WINGSDAY WEDNESDAY R89 6:00pm - 10:00pm All you can eat wings. Eat in only, no sharing, no takeaways. (Does NOT include boneless wings.)

Ensure you join us at The Maslow Wedding Expo on 16 February 2014 as one lucky couple will WIN a dream wedding and honeymoon on the day. T’s & C’s apply.

BIG DADDY NIGHT R28 Thursday 6:00pm - 10:00pm Any 1L Big Daddy draught beer

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Sunday Lunch R110 Three Course Meal ♦Starter soup or garden salad ♦oast beef & roast chicken, served with roasted baby potatoes, vegetables & gravy Dessert of your choice Lamb Shank R120 Available Friday-Sunday Minted rosemary lamb shank, served with mashed potatoes & vegetables

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Chicken Cordon Bleu R95 Crumbed chicken breasts filled with mozzarella & ham, served with mashed potatoes, creamed spinach & vegetables Lamb Chops R120 Three succulent lamb chops, served with mashed potatoes creamed spinach & vegetables Madagascan Green R110 Pepper Steak 250g Fillet steak served with a choice of two side orders



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Indulge in a summer special HAPPY HOUR: Tiger Prawn and Oyster Platter for two served with a bottle of Villiera Tradition bubbly @ R 350 per couple OR Book a table outside in the tranquil garden and enjoy a four course lunch any Saturday or Sunday @ R375 per person. Summer High Tea menu @ R235 per person includes a glass of superb local bubbly, fresh juice, freshly brewed coffee and a selection of teas. Reservations essential to avoid disappointment call (011) 252 3300 or email


MEAT LOVERS RESTAURANTS BUTCHER BLOCK Crowne Plaza Johannesburg – The Rosebank, Cnr Tyrwhitt & Sturdee Avenues Rosebank 011 788 3518 WOMBLES 17-3rd Ave, Parktown North 011 880 2473 Since 1984 Wombles Steakhouse Restaurant has provided customers with man-size portions of beef and other culinary delights. THE BUTCHER SHOP Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton 011 784 8676 THE LOCAL GRILL 40-7th Avenue, Parktown North 011 880 1946 The award winning concept of The Local Grill is reminiscent of ‘the local butcher with a modern twist’. Famous for its free-range and grained beef, The Local Grill also boasts an extensive wine list featuring boutique estates and a private wine room in the Parktown North restaurant. THE GREEN PEPPERCORN Morningside Shopping Centre, Rivonia Road, Morningside 087 940 3899 THE GRILLHOUSE The Firs Centre, Oxford Road, Rosebank 011 880 3945 The Grillhouse, established in 1994, is one of South Africa’s premium steakhouses, offering discerning diners a combination of choice meals, a bustling club-like ambience, attentive service and a unique selection of fine wines and malts. THE GRILL ON GRANT 15 Northfield Avnue, Glenhazel 011 440 3752 The Grill On Grant is a contemporary restaurant, which has a natural vibe that practically guarantees a dining experience of note!

It looks like a steakhouse. Mmmm, it smells like a steakhouse. And it certainly tastes like a steakhouse. But Karoo Cattle & Land is more than just a steakhouse. It’s a top steak-based restaurant. And a South African one at that, featuring traditional SA fare like bobotie and boerewors, as well as steaks cut from the very best South African beef. Although famous for its red meat and ribs, KC&L’s menu caters for all tastes and includes a sumptuous selection of the freshest SA fish and poultry, a choice of vegetarian dishes and free salads. For the health-con CARVERS 51 Mountainview Ave, Darrenwood 011 678 5417 MIKES KITCHEN 15 St Andrews Road, Parktown 011 484 2688 CHAPLIN’S GRILL 011 886 8866 61 Woodlands Avenue, Corner William Nicol And Republic Road. Www.Chaplinsgrill.Co.Za At Chaplin’s Grill Rainold revives, within a contemporary dining context, his passion for delivering a superior product and exemplary service with a trademark hands-on approach. The menu platforms a simple yet innovative take on the traditional urban grill where elements of international flavour distinguish. Specialities include calamari salad in a mustard-dill-garlic vinaigrette, mozzarella balls wrapped in baby marrow grilled and drizzled with balsamic, pork belly in soy jus with the inclusion of memorable classics like roasted rack of lamb and prawn curry.

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KAROO CATTLE AND LAND Corner of Witkoppen Road and Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways Tel: 011 465 9023

If it is a juicy piece of steak that you are wishing for or a tasty rack or ribs, then Squires Loft is the restaurant for you. Located in Parkhurst, this restaurant is every meat-lovers dream. Hello Johannesburg January 2014




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

Avenue, sandwiched between Sandton and Randburg. There is ample off road parking. Our menu caters for all tastes and includes breakfasts, salads, pastas, panini’s as well as more unusual dishes such as French toast for which we were voted the best in Johannesburg, rosti’s and sweet corn fritters.



excellent today, would have been excellent in the past and will still be outh African wines so often

tread the line between the old world and the new and for Zonnebloem’s range of award winning wines,


this balance between classic and

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contemporary is ever present. Zon-

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

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

nebloem is a brand that stands for craftsmanship in all its forms. After all craft is at the heart of the winemaking process, from the estates that produce our grapes who use the earth as their canvas to create the fruit which lends our wines their rich, distinctive character; to the winemakers who use the skills they have learned and developed over decades to create the rich varietals and blends that make up the Zonnebloem staple. Our commitment to craft doesn’t end with the bottled product, Zonnebloem invests in craftsmen and artisans to ensure that every bottle is presented, and enjoyed, in a way that speaks to the

considered excellent tomorrow. This wine is made entirely from Sémillon grapes. VINEYARDS (viticulturist: Annelie Viljoen) The grapes were sourced from bush vines in the Perdeberg area. A low yield ensured very concentrated flavours in the berries. The vines are grown on slopes facing in a westerly direction, in medium deep shale, granite and sandstone soils. Vines were irrigated only when necessary. WINEMAKING (cellarmaster: Deon Boshoff, winemaker: Elize Coetzee) The grapes were harvested by hand at 23° Balling in mid-February. In the cellar, the grapes were fermented in a single stainless steel tank at 13.5°C. After fermentation the wine was left on the primary lees and stirred occasionally to enhance the

craft that went into its creation.

complexity on the palate.

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going back to the establishment of

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the original estate in 1692, but the

greenish, golden tint.

true story of Zonnebloem Wines

Bouquet: A profusion of tropical

starts in 1856 when the original

fruit and asparagus aromas with

estate was divided between the

a touch of grassiness.

sons of Petrus Malherbe. One

Palate: Complex and full-bodied

of his sons named his portion

with a creamy texture. The fla-

Zonnebloem. The farm was later

vours picked up in the bouquet

purchased by the Furter family

follows through onto the palate

and in 1940 Frederik Furter’s

and linger long on aftertaste.

granddaughter Marie took over winemaking at the es-


tate and met with almost

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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.

instant success winning

chilled on its own, or

three trophies at the pres-

with shellfish, chicken

tigious Cape Wine Show.

or vegetable pâté.

CAFE ELEVEN FORTY FIVE 101 Conrad Drive, Blairgowrie cnr Hillcrest Road, just off Jan Smuts Avenue 084 401 7454 / 011 326 3339

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inspire us, and it is why we

13,66% by volume

strive to seek out and rec-

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ognise excellence in crafts-

Total acidity: 6,00 g/l

manship wherever we may


Cafe 1145 is a contemporary cafe located in Blairgowrie just off Jan Smuts


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The most decadent cakes and pastries in town! Come and indulge your senses at this exquisite tea lounge.

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TETA MARI Shop 5A Illovo Square 3 Rivonia Road, Illovo 011 268 5019

Teta Mari Deli Restaurant is a unique experience with an American & authentic Middle Eastern fusion style cuisine.The restaurant is open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4pmThey also cater for outside functions and the venue is available for hire, for any type of function or party. DOPPIO ZERO ROSEBANK The Firs, Cradock Ave, Rosebank 011 447 9538 Set in the hub of the Rosebank CBD is Doppio Zero’s flagship restaurant. Located in in the exclusive open air piazza at The Firs, this popular eatery is well frequented for business lunches, casual dinners and weekend getaways. IL TARTUFO Hutton Court Centre, 
 corner Summit & Jan Smuts Avenue, 
Hyde Park 011 788 8948 At Il Tartufo, they specialise in authentic Italian cuisine from various regions of Italy. Along with the regular menu and excellent in house chef the restaurant also likes to mix things up periodically by inviting top Italian Chefs to visit and, as chefs in residence, to prepare their specialty dishes. Il Tartufo regularly host wine pairing evenings and other special events. 

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

LA SCALA Montecasino, Montecasino Blvd, Fourways 011 511 1958 La Scala is a beautifully laid out romantic classic Italian Restaurant that sits in the heart of Montecasino.
From the balcony that makes you feel like you are sitting in Tuscany overlooking the streets, to the interior which is warm and inviting, there is a feel that carries through when you are greeted by friendly staff, who are well versed with the menu.
They will help you decide what to order off a menu that will make your mouth water. The food offerings, wine list, and dessert selection have been designed to cater for all tastes. PATHOS RESTAURANT Fourways Gardens, Uranium Road, Fourways 011 467 4706 Just around the corner of Fourways Gardens is a little gem of an eatery certainly worth of a visit. For Pathos Restaurant takes its name from the Greek for “passion”, and has chosen Passion on a plate as its slogan. Pathos Restaurant’s motto is to eat, drink, enjoy, fulfill and appreciate our lives! Discover your spirit of adventure and enjoy great music, a great vibe and ideal location to do so. ESPRESSO CAFFE AND BISTRO 4th Ave Parkhurst /Cnr 3rd & 7th ave, Parktown North, Johannesburg 011 880 0920 Parkhurst is a chic neighbourhood filled with upcoming and very well-known restaurants. To add to the list of awesome restaurants within the area is the café and bistro, Espresso. It is both a bar and restaurant. Serving delicious food which ranges from seafood, chicken and beef. Their pizzas are also a must try and they have a tasty cocktail menu. Hello Johannesburg January 2014



PORTUGUESE RESTAURANTS BEIRA ALTA Shop 63, Montecasino, Fourways 011 511 1307 Beira Alta’s food is prepared using only the freshest ingredients, herbs and spices. This family run restaurant’s tradition is to cook from the heart with recipes handed down from generation to generation, which has evolved into Portuguese Cuisine with an African Influence. CALISTO’S 20 Gill Street, Gillview 011 680 3864


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

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It’s more than a restaurant, it’s an experience. One of a kind. Totally different. It explodes with vitality. It erupts with fun. And the food hints the pinnacle of Portuguese perfection: superb seafood; incomparable prawns, individual or by the kilo or half kilo; crayfish up to Jurassic Park proportions; oysters; bacalhau. Also, full flavoured Portuguese steaks; distinguished desserts and nine variations of coffee, including Mississippi Mud. High octane cocktail menu. CASA DA GALINHA Corner First Ave & Rivonia Road, Morningside 011 803 9691 NUNOS PORTUGESE RESTAURANT 5, Melville Gardens, 7th Street, Melvile 011 482 6990

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TROYEVILLE HOTEL 25 Bezuindenhout Street, Troyeville 011 402 7709 The Troyeville Hotel Restaurant has been the venue of choice for artists, intellectuals, political activists and sports fans for decades. The Troyeville

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

We also cater for conferences & special occasions @ The One and All club, St. Stithians College, Peter Place Tel: 011 024 3433 • 082 448 0285 • 18

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Hotel boasts an extensive Portuguese and Mozambican menu. Come see why Dine magazine voted The Troyeville Hotel one of the top dining destinations in South Africa. THE RADIUM BEERHALL 282 Louis Botha Ave, Orange Grove 011 728 3866 The Radium Beerhall is the oldest surviving bar and grill in Johannesburg, with a genuinely historic ambience that’s just as enticing as the good food on the menu; as authentic as the foottapping live jazz that makes the embossed tin ceiling vibrate in sympathy. The walls are covered in memorabilia, from photos of pre-war soccer teams and jazzmen who have played there, to vintage posters and press clippings that record the Radium’s history. PARREIRINHA 9 Sixth Street, La Rochelle 011 435 3809 THE FLAMINGO ROOM @ TROYEVILLE HOTEL 25 Bezuindenhout Street, Troyeville 011 402 7709 Situated in the Troyeville Hotel is a restaurant that boasts some of the best Portuguese cuisine that Joburg has to offer. Do not be alarmed by the pink flamingos as the décor, because the food is tasty and authentic. So if you are looking for a genuine Portuguese dining experience, then the Flamingo Room is where you need to be.




Cool down this summer with a glass of chilled Drostdy-Hof Chardonnay 2013. Its smooth and creamy texture, with lovely tropical fruit, citrus and lime flavours makes a great match with a country-style potjie brimming with fresh seafood. Invite family and friends to celebrate summer to the full with this great South African holiday treat! Drostdy-Hof Chardonnay 2013 is available in 750 ml bottle and 3-litre bag-in-box packaging at liquor outlets nationwide. Seafood potjie, served with DrostdyHof Chardonnay Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients 250 ml Drostdy-Hof Chardonnay 450 g mixed shellfish such as mussels and prawns, cleaned Salt and ground black pepper 15 ml olive oil 2 onions, cubed 2 celery sticks, chopped 1 fennel bulb, sliced thinly 1 garlic clove, crushed 30 ml flour 250 ml vegetable or chicken stock Bouquet garni: 6 parsley stalks, 2 thyme stalks and 2 bay leaves tied with kitchen string 500 g baby potatoes 675 g white fish, deboned and

filleted 250 ml milk 250 ml cream Handful of chopped parsley or chives Method 1. Prepare fire as usual ensuring enough coals to cook a potjie. 2. In a medium-sized cast iron potjie, bring 125 ml of the Drostdy-Hof Chardonnay to a simmer. Place the mussels and prawns in the liquid. Cover and steam for 5 min utes. The prawns are cooked when they have a pink colour. Discard any mussels that have not opened. Remove from the potjie, retaining the cooking liquid for later, and set aside. C 3. Heat the oil in the potjie M and lightly fry the onion, Y celery, fennel and garlic until CM soft. Stir in the flour and fry for 3 minutes. Slowly add the re MY maining 125 ml wine while stir CY ring. Bring to a simmer. 4. Add the stock, bouquet CMY garni and baby potatoes. Sea son with salt and black pepper.K 5. As soon as the potatoes are soft, add the fish and milk and cream. Simmer for 5 minutes and return the shellfish and re served liquid to the pot. Stir to combine. 6. Bring back up to a simmer and remove from the heat. Season to taste and add the chopped parsley or chives. Serve with warm crusty bread.

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FOR BOOKINGS CONTACT NAIDENE CARY on 011 292 700 (office hours ) or Address: 2 Maude Street, c/o 5th Street, Sandton

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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.

MYTHOS DESIGN QUARTER: Cnr William Nicol and Leslie Road, Fourways 011 465-3468 BEDFORD SQUARE: Cnr Van der Linde and Smith Street, Bedfordview 011 615-2271 ATHOLL SQUARE: Cnr Katherine and Wierda Road East, Sandton 011 783-5615 BROOKLYN, DESIGN SQUARE: Shop 24, Cnr Middle and Veale Street, Brooklyn 012 346 5659 MEZEPOLI Melrose Arch, Melrose 011 684 1162


PLAKA CRESTA: Shop U224, Cresta Shopping Centre, Northcliff 011 478 0392 EASTGATE: Shop R15, Eastgate Shopping Centre, Bedfordview 011 615 5751 Food and music are essential components of a Mediterranean lifestyle and the opportunity to be exposed to a tapestry of cultures that are rich in heritage and diversity should be embraced by all. Plaka restaurant’s humble beginnings date back to 1993. Since inception we have used only high quality ingredients to produce the finest yet unpretentious food and meze. Plaka has established itself as a landmark venue in Jozi - our eclectic food and a vibrant atmosphere within a stylish and contemporary setting forms part of our unique character


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which is now replicated in Plaka Umhlanga, as well as the newly-opened Plaka Cresta Centre, Northcliff, Jo’burg. THE GREEK SIZZLER Banbury Cross Village, Northriding 011 795 1336 The Greek Sizzler Restaurant offers Patrons a glimpse of Greece with true Taverna charm and outdoor dining. The A-La-Carte menu caters for all tastes and preferences, with traditional Greek dishes such as Kleftiko (better known as Stolen-lamb), Mousaka and Meze` Platters as well as mature juicy steaks, chops and Souvlakia (kebabs) for the meat lovers. Seafood enthusiasts will enjoy the tender calamari, prawns and fresh fish. PAREA GREEK TAVERNA 3 Corlette Drive, Illovo 011 788 8777 Parea Greek Taverna, prides itself with 21 years of experience in Greek cuisine, sure to please your palate, with mouthwatering dishes. It is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed meal with things heating up after 9:30 pm on Friday and Saturday evening, with belly dancing, Greek dancers and breaking of plates, adding to your true Greek experience! PAPPAS ON THE SQUARE Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton 011 884 9991 For more than two decades, Pappas has been dishing out Mediterranean taste sensations and memorable dining experiences. Pappas has been in the family since the 80s and is now run by the second generation of restaurateurs, husband-and-wife team Charles and Ria de Olim.



Mooz Brothers, they pride themselves on the high quality, fresh food that they have available for their many customers.

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


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.

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 Hello Johannesburg January 2014





he advantages of these wood burning outdoor ovens stretches as far as ones creative mind can delve into gastronomy. Perfect for pizzas, multiple roasts, baking as well as slow cooking a stylish potjie or delicate tagine with genuine wood burning tastes. The ovens allow for a more sociable cooking experience without compromising the variety and quality of the dishes they are able to produce. Invented by Giovanni Fontana in the 60’s with the clear objective of creating a solution that would avoid the cooking complexities of installing and using conventional ovens. Cooking with wood gives unsurpassed results in terms of perfecting cuisine, fragrance of the food and extreme fat reduction due to its high burning calorific value. You need only 4 kg of firewood for cooking and the oven can capacitate up to 4 different types of dishes all at once.

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


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“Fontana Forni’s outdoor ovens have been specifically designed to change your lifestyle and the way you cook for family and friends. It evokes a time when life was a little slower and cooking was given the care and attention it deserves. It allows the chef to interact with the entire process and at the same time produce authentic cuisine with passion. Fontana’s customer commitment is to make each of their products with the aim of providing a tool to achieve the highest performance in terms of cooking and gastronomy”, comments Barbara Silvi, Creative Director, Fontana Forni. The Platinum Gusto collection comprises of combination ovens made with stainless steel and anthracite painted steel. Cooking chambers on 3 levels of stainless steel with removable and dish-washable refractory plates, double ventilation and lighting. Supplied with grills, cooking pans, stainless steel chimney, side and front worktop and fire tool. There is even a charcoal braai attachment, which floats off the side of the

oven. Equipped with thermometer and timer, the oven is mounted on a trolley for portability. The Red Passion collection enters the marketplace with two bold contemporary, single chamber, stainless steel and refractory plate, outdoor ovens with panache. The versatility of the ovens is diverse; they are fully mobile, designed to be outdoors but can be used indoors if you like. The Red Passion collection is supplied with or without the base trolley for surface top installations. The Gusto Collection is available freestanding or as inserts, in varying sizes, for indoor and outdoor built-in installations and the back and side panels are removable and safe to use in your dishwasher...... Platinum Gusto is available in charcoal hammered cast iron or matt black cast iron both with brushed stainless steel accents. The Red Passion is available in Red or Anthracite with brushed stainless steel or the whole unit is available in brushed stainless steel. Available exclusively from Beauty Fires and 03 Cubed, the ovens are distributed nationally.


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

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

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

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

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

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




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

Premium champagne & cocktail lounge in the heart of Sandton

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

Cnr Fredman Drive & Gwen Lane Sandton 2128, Johannesburg 011 783 2316


Shop 6, 24 Central, Gwen Lane, Sandown 011 783 5438

EMAIL: AMMAR@TABOO.CO.ZA RESERVATIONS: 076 783 2810 TEL: 011 783 2200 • FAX: 011 783 2217 EMAIL: INFO@TABOO.CO.ZA

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


Founded in 1977, Squires Loft has endured the test of time due to the uncompromising quality, ageing process and uniquely basted beef.

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Shop 2, 24 Central, Gwen Lane, Sandton 011 783 8562




Central Shopping Centre is perfectly situated on the corner of Gwen Lane and Fredman Drive in the heart of the Sandton CDB. This shopping Centre is undoubtedly one of Joburg’s leading dining, entertainment and social destinations. With a selection of great restaurants, cocktail bars, coffee shops and even a nightclub. And only a stone’s throw away from the major shopping centers and offices, there is certainly something for everyone. If you are in the mood to eat something fresh and delicious then Koi should be your first stop; the best way to describe Koi is an Asian restaurant with a difference. Offering a comfortable and simplistic, yet chic dining Asian experience. However if you are in the mood for some Italian, Allora Ristorante is the perfect place. This wonderful restaurant offers traditional Italian food, from home-

made pasta, pizza, seafood and so much more. The Baron is the steak house within the Centre and with a history of 17 years, it is certainly an eatery worth the visit. From the traditional old English pub style to a more modern Manhattan design, The Baron remained true to its grill house origins. Additionally, for all the healthy folks there is the chic and trendy Be Leaf Salads; which is an exciting eatery, allowing you to create your own personal salad with the help of the best ingredients. For those wanting to grab a quick coffee, pop into Vida e Café; an espresso bar with a European twist. Specialising in the finest of European espressos and coffees. If you are wanting to meet a friend for ‘after work drinks’ or want to enjoy pre-drinks, Cocoon and News Café is the picture-perfect spots. Cocoon is the urban lounge, integrating a champagne and cocktail cigar bar. Whereas, News Café offers a wide selection of unique and trendy cocktails and delicious food.

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

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

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SHOPPING For All Your Shopping Needs



LAUNCHES ITS POP-UP STORE IN SANDTON CITY AMERICAN SWISS Shop u60, Upper level, Sandton City Shopping Centre, Rivonia Road, Sandton 011 685 1434

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

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

ELEGANCE JEWELLERS Melrose Arch, Melrose 011 684 1380

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

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

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


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ctober saw the exciting launch of the TrashCanKidz brand, held at the iconic restaurant Walnut Grove. Media and TV personalities; Sam Cowen, Rosie McKenzie, and Emmanuel Castis were amongst those to toast to the brands ribbon cutting. As part of Sandton City CSI initiative they have collaborated with TrashCanKidz, making them the official brand ambassadors for one of Africa’s premier shopping’s centers. Customers are now invited to visit the adoption center in Sandton City (between Earthchild U86 A and Naartjie U301) to adopt one of the five adorable kidz. About TrashCanKidz Our motto is ‘Every Child Counts’ and it’s really very simple. TrashCanKidz is a commercial enterprise with a social conscience and purpose. We are here to give a voice to the voiceless – to the thousands and millions of orphaned, vulnerable and street children of the world. Homeless boys and girls who, for one reason or another, the world has ‘forgotten.’ TrashCanKidz is here to start a conversation about the plight of these children and to take positive steps so that ours can be the generation that starts making a difference. And we’re doing it in a really unique, powerful and meaningful way – through the power of play! TrashCanKidz invites kids to adopt an adorable TrashCanKidz doll of their own. These dolls represent the homeless children of our world. There are five TrashCanKidz dolls namely; Calypso, Slam, Solo, Rose, and Samson. Calypso is the surfer and Slam is the cool kid, both of The Forgotten

World. Slam loves to grind the rails of his skateboard. Solo is the shyest of the TrashCanKidz and Rose is the youngest of the TrashCanKidz and she loves flowers and fluffy animals. Then there is Samson who likes to keep strong and fit. He does not take kindly to bullies and is always ready to help if any of the TrashCanKidz needs his help. For every one of the dolls adopted, we donate 20% to an organisation or initiative supporting children in need. There is also an iPad game, with plans for card games and interactive books available – so that kids can get involved in the adventures of their TrashCanKidz. And for everything that we do, everything that we sell – we make a contribution to the charities and organisations we are working with Trashcankidz Head office, Johannesburg South Africa Website:


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SHOPPING SHOPPING MALLS MELROSE ARCH 30 Melrose Boulevard, Melrose 011 684 0000 Savor the unique tastes of twenty restaurants and coffee shops arranged around the Square and Piazza. Live, work, play, shop or stay, you’ll discover Melrose Arch’s people-friendly meeting places, amazing buildings and curved streets and a vibrant atmosphere that is simply out of this world! Discover why Melrose Arch has been voted the place to see and be seen for 8 consecutive years by the Leisure Options Best of Johannesburg Readers’ Choice Awards. You’ll believe it when you see it. SANDTON CITY Corner Sandton Drive & Rivonia Road, Sandton 011 217 6000


LEGACY CORNER Corner 5th Avenue and Maude Street, Sandton 011 245 4279


Sandton is abuzz with a host of spectacular shopping and entertainment, the newly completed Legacy Corner has however added the cherry to the top of the exclusive Sandton Shopping experience. The Legacy Corner is abundant with up market yet stylishly relaxed café’s, coffee shops coupled with superior shopping.



he Lifestyle Garden Design Show gives the students of Lifestyle College a platform to showcase their creativity and skills by designing innovative gardens. This annual garden show has been enjoyed by thousands of avid gardeners and landscapers and is a must see on any discerning gardener’s events calendar.

LIFESTYLE HOME GARDEN Corner Buyers Naude Drive & Ysterhout Ave, Randpark Ridge 011 792 5616

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Lifestyle Home Garden offers the biggest, best and brightest plant range combined with service and advice from staff with a passion for gardening and décor excellence. From indigenous and exotic plants to glorious home décor and scrumptious restaurants, you are sure to have the ultimate home and outdoor experience all under one roof.

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There is something for everybody at this trendsetting retail destination in Joburg’s eastern suburbs. Whether it’s shopping, leisure, entertainment or family fun you’re after, you can get your chores done or enjoy a whole day Imagine a place where you can do your out at Eastgate. With a friendly envishopping & sip on the world’s finest ronment, better value for money and coffee under one roof. If you can imagthe variety that comes from close on ine it, then you’ve pictured Sandton 300 stores, you’ll find there is always a City, one of Africa’s leading and most reason to return. prestigious shopping centres. VINTAGE CLOTHING NELSON MANDELA SQUARE 011 217 6000 RAGS & LACE 5th Street, Sandton Shop No. 4 Craig Centre, 358 Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall 011 787 2130 MICHELANGELO TOWERS MALL 145 Maude Street, WIZARDS VINTAGE Sandton 44 Stanley Ave, Milpark 011 245 4279 011 025 3056



With the rich aromas of the finest coffees wafting through the passages and mall walkways of the complex, visitors will easily be tempted to take a break from the hustle and bustle of shopping to enjoy a tasty treat at one of the trendy coffee bars or international style sidewalk cafes. For the discerning diner a selection of top-class restaurants offer a superb gourmet experience. Spoil yourself and let the stress of daily life pass you by, find that special CD, book that perfect holiday or buy that “to die for” little black dress, Rosebank Mall has the variety to satisfy any shopping need.

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KNOWN FOR UNIQUE AND INNOVATIVE CONCEPT EMERALD AFRICAN SPA Emerald Resort & Casino 777 Frikkie Meyer Blvd Vanderbijlpark 016 982 8132 ENMASSE MASSAGE CONCEPT 1 Corlett Drive, Illovo 011 880 3020 HAIR ON 52 Ground Floor, Kingfisher Office Park 39 Kingfisher Drive, Fourways Cell: 082 494 6886 Salon: 011 465 5990

011 783 9811/2 BONTLE BUHLE HAIR SALON Shop 105, Randridge Mall Randpark Ridge 011 792 9861 TURKISH MENS GROOMING Morningside shopping Centre Outspan Road Sandton 011 883 8184

FAIRLAWNS BOUTIQUE HOTEL Alma Road, (Off Bowling Avenue) Morningside Manor, Ext. 6, Sandton 011 804 2540 /1/2/3 The Fairlawns Spa subscribes to a holistic approach to wellness. Only the finest products have been chosen, with the main ranges being Elemis, Dermalogica and Guinot, as well as a selection of traditional South East Asian treatments which use natural spices, clays and oils. TANAZ 51 Corlett Drive, Illovo 011 786 2976/9 Indulge in world-class treatments and services in a spacious, relaxed environment.The Tanaz ethos is all about great hair, a great team and a fantastic service. We pride ourselves on offering fashion forward styling where the treatment and condition of your hair is as important as your experience. BIJAN SALON Shop 24B, Banking Mall, Sandton City

EDGE UNISEX HAIR SALON 125 2nd Street, Linden Randburg 011 782 6718 Edge Unisex Hair Salon first opened in October 2007, offering professional hair styling and expert hair colouring, giving genuinely personal service. Edge has since partnered with Cheveux Stylists to bring you a touch of classic French flair to hairdressing in Bryanston. TANVI NAIL & BODY BAR Shop 11, First Floor, Illovo Junction 1 Corlett Drive, Illovo 011 447 7799 Tanvi (pronounced: tun-vee) has Hindu and Persian origins and in Sanskrit it means beautiful or delicate. At Tanvi nail & body bar that is exactly what we strive for - to make you feel even more beautiful than you already are.


he Placecol Group has a successful track record spanning 15 years. During this time our family has grown to almost 150 beauty salons nationwide, including our Placecol Skin Care Clinics, Dream Nails Beauty, World of Beauty salons and Perfect 10 Studios. The Dream Nails Beauty salons (a brand of more than 25 years) were acquired in 2007. The group is proud to be endorsed by Natasha Sutherland as our group’s Brand Ambassador. We have a commitment to innovation and a focus high quality products and treatments that deliver visible results for our customers. Our Placecol service guarantee As the largest chain of skin care clinics in South Africa, Placecol commands the buying power to bring you professional treatments and technology at everyday prices. We use technology that is scientifically proven to be safe and effective and Placecol’s range of professional skincare products is a match for expensive international brands. Now regular skincare treatments are affordable to all South Africans. OUR TRUSTED SKIN CARE TECHNOLOGY USED IN TREATMENTS: • Soft Laser® • Microdermalaser® • CEYA® (non-surgical face lift) • Advanced Fluorescent Technology (AFT) • Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ WHAT IS SOFT LASER? The Placecol Soft Laser® Cosmetic Therapy is a form of light therapy that is scientifically proven to ensure that you enjoy maximum benefit from your skin care treatments. By gently activating blood flow towards tissue, Soft Laser® improves circulation - reducing inflammation and assisting in deeper product penetration, improving the effectiveness of each treatment.

WHAT IS MICRODERMALASER? This advanced treatment, which is a combination of Soft Laser® and Microdermabrasion, assists in ageprevention and gives skin a healthy, youthful glow. The process employs fine crystals to gently buff and resurface the skin, removing tired surface cells and stimulating new cell production. Promoting a healthy, youthful skin tone. *This treatment is not recommended for hyper-sensitive skin. WHAT IS CEYA® (NON-SURGICAL FACE LIFT)? CEYA® is a remarkable toning and firming therapy that is scientifically proven to achieve immediate and lasting results. The process uses radio waves to penetrate the body with ‘colda energy’. To balance itself, your body naturally heats the area by increasing blood flow to the region. Simultaneously supplying nutrients and oxygen while carrying away toxins and waste. This has the effect of sculpting and toning beautiful muscle while assisting with fine lines and wrinkles. WHAT IS ADVANCED FLUORESCENT TECHNOLOGY (AFT)? AFT Rejuvenation improves dull complexions, uneven pigmentation and large pores, as well as red flushing skin and rosacea. AFT pulsed light gives your skin a younger appearance. Your skin will appear naturally even-toned and healthy. For your nearest Placecol visit the website:

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LEISURE ACTIVITIES Explore The City! See It In Many Different Ways.

AMUSEMENT PARKS & ZOOS GOLD REEF CITY THEME PARK Corner Northern Parkway, Ormonde 011 248 5000 MONTECASINO BIRD GARDEN Corner William Nicol Drive & Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways 011 511 1864

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, GOLD REEF CITY CASINO has been there for 14 years and has Corner Northern Parkway, been enjoyed by thousands of people. Ormonde It has 3 courses, consisting of 9 holes 011 248 5000 each. Here, you can wander along enchanted JOZI X Just 8 kilometres from the centre of walkways within magnificent gardens Corner Main Road & Slone Street, Johannesburg lies the world famous and marvel at a variety of colourful Bryanston yet uniquely South African Gold Reef birds, mammals, reptiles and unusual 082 456 2358 City. With its magnificent Theme Park animals from around the world. offering the widest range of features Being powered by Pure Rush Industries, and attractions in Africa and the exhilaIn our walk-through Aviary, you’ll find Jozi X is following the tradition of rating Casino complex, alive with the over 60 species of birds including Scaroffering exclusive activities to South excitement, buzz and energy of Jozi, let Ibises, Royal Starlings and Nicobar Africans, looking for adventure. this is where Jozi comes to play, relax pigeons, reptiles and small mammals, and more! with smaller antelope wandering freely The park has been specifically designed Visitors return time and time again to in the undergrowth. to cater for 5 to 75 year olds, so you experience its world class facilities, from have no excuse! indulging in one of the many restaurants, taking in a show at the Theatre, SANTARAMA MINILAND DIRT RYDERS the excitement of gaming, experiencing 183 Rosettenville Rd, Pioneer Park, Farm ME 12B Pelindaba Rd, Lanseria a 4D movie to the thrill of the rides Rosettenville 071 677 8673 Ideally situated with Johannesburg’s 011 435 0543 business district just 10 minutes away, Sandton City a comfortable 20 minutes “Take off your shoes, relax, enjoy, have drive, OR Tambo International Airport a braai and rewind mind and soul. LORY PARK ZOO 20 minutes away and easy access onto Just arrive or book for your next party, 180/1 Kruger Road, President Park, the national highways’ network, this teambuilding or outing! Midrand truly is the heart of Jozi. 011 315 7307 Come join the Dirty Ryders Team for a EMPERORS day, entertainment beginning with kids and adults go-karts, maybe you decide Lory Park is a sanctuary and haven to a PALACE paintball or volleyball is more your chalhuge variety of Wildlife. The Zoo is situ64 Jones Road, lenge. No need to worry about the little ated in Midrand, Johannesburg , that Kempton Park, ones,theirr playcentre ensures amusewas once a host to many indigenous Johannesburg ment for all those growing minds. Pony Fauna and Flora. Over time the impact 011 928 1000 rides for the more adventurous kids of man-made hazards on our and a swimming pool for the sizzling ment, often through ignorance and a and exhausted folks.” lack of understanding, has been the Conveniently situated alongside O.R. cause of numerous wildlife casualties. Tambo International Airport, Emperors Palace Hotel Casino Convention and Entertainment Resort combines timeless OUTDOOR ADVENTURE classical elegance and sheer excitement. TOYOTA MTN CYCLE PARK With luxurious accommodation in four Main Road, Bryanston unique hotels, a glorious health and beauty spa, a magnificent casino with unparalleled gaming enjoyment, the finest in dining options, spectacular entertainment choices, a retail concourse, world class conference facilities, and impeccable service, Emperors Palace has it all. Come to Emperors Palace. Come to the Palace of Dreams! 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.

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/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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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 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!

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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 It is often forgotten that, before becoming President of the old SuidAfrikaanse Republiek, Paul Kruger was a successful farmer who owned and worked several farms in the Rustenburg district. On one of these - Boekenhoutfontein - stands the Paul Kruger Country Museum which encompasses a collection of unique historic buildings, offering a fascinating insight into Kruger’s life and a time when South Africa was locked in a struggle for sovereignty with the British Empire LILIESLEAF 07 George Avenue, Rivonia 11 803 7882/3/4 Situated in residential Rivonia, the insightful and interactive museum experience Liliesleaf honours South Africa’s remarkable heritage and the impressive trajectory of South Africa’s sociopolitical past. Once the headquarters of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the military wing of the ANC and the Congress Alliance, Liliesleaf holds a position of esteem among struggle landmarks in South Africa. Visitors to Liliesleaf will experience a first-hand account of the events and circumstances leading up to the infamous raid of the Rivonia farm, as well as insights into some of the revolutionary personalities who helped to shape South Africa’s democracy.

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TER-KINEKOR, South Africa’s leading cinema chain, is excited to announce the opening of one of the most sophisticated and digitally enhanced cinema experiences at the new Cradlestone Mall development in Krugersdorp. The centre opened its doors on 20 November 2013. The state-of-the-art, eight-theatre Ster-Kinekor complex at Cradlestone Mall boasts the latest in digital projector technology, quality surround sound speaker systems and three 3D screens. The most exciting news is that, due to popular demand, the complex will also include two exclusive Cine Prestige cinemas.



This will be the company’s second investment in the luxurious Cine Prestige format, following the success of the first installation at The Zone in Rosebank complex last year. These specialist cinemas epitomise film-viewing heaven and pure luxury rolled into one, as audiences relax in large, comfortable chairs in an exclusive cinema environment, while watching the latest blockbusters on the big screen. LIFE



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he one thing that we continually search for in our quest for a balanced lifestyle is time. Specifically, time to have fun and relax whilst spending quality time with friends. Once we succeed in obtaining this eluding ingredient to work-life balance, another challenge pops up... where to find a venue that has a relaxed and fun ambience, offers fine culinary fare and has some entertainment? Tsogo Sun has the solution to your work-life balance conundrum! The Riffs Bar & Grill at the Garden Court Sandton City hotel has won the Restaurant Association of South Africa’s Rosetta Award for the Best Relaxed Restaurant. RASA (Restaurant Association of South Africa) is a non-profit organisation that was formed in 2004 to represent the interests of South African Restaurateurs as the only official voice and lobbying body recognised by government to speak on restaurateurs’ behalf. The Rosetta Award rewards passion, dedication, commitment and service excellence. “As one of the hospitality icons in


Sandton, we are honoured to receive this award. It certainly is testament to our exceptional offering and the hard work and dedication of the team,” says Linda Reddy, General Manager at Garden Court SandtonCity. Riff’s Bar & Grill is a vibey, relaxing new restaurant where guests can enjoy a variety of delicious meals while listening to timeless music favourites. Whether you are in the mood for some Red Hot Chili Peppers with your steak, Smashing Pumpkins with your burger or even some Spice Girls with your curry, the diverse menu and music playlist at Riffs will appeal to all tastes. From the mouthwatering food on the menu to the next toe-tapping favourite playing on the new-age jukebox, guests will, quite literally, be singing Riffs praises at the end of their meal. If you are in Gauteng, take the time and experience work-life balance firsthand at the award winning Riffs Bar & Grill – truly the Best Relaxed Restaurant in South Africa. Garden Court Sandton City Cnr. West and Maude Streets Sandown 011 269 7000

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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. For upcoming events, more information and booking details visit their Facebook page HUSH 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. For upcoming events, more information and booking details contact 011 447 0203 CAFÉ VACCA MATTA Having been around since 2001, you know are guaranteed to have a good time at Vacca Matta. Situated within Montecasino, Fourways this venue has hosted some of the best parties Joburg

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 to make Taboo the only choice in entertainment and corporate function fields. For upcoming events, more information and booking details contact 011 783 2200 SWAY In the mood for a clubbing experience that encompasses the words stylish, chic and beautiful? Well that’s exactly what Sway is, it is a stylish venue that you are bound to enjoy yourself at. Join the beautiful people at Sway for a sophisticated urban-fuelled evening, dripping with swagger and sex appeal. Dress to impress on Fridays and Sundays and experience not just the country’s finest house & hip hop DJs, but huge local & international acts on a regular basis. Saturdays are for those into the commercial scene and surround yourself with the city’s most beautiful & fashionable people, as Sway transforms your Saturday nights into seductive yet electrifying themed events that will keep you coming back for more. Charm & class are a must. For upcoming events, more information and booking details contact 011 783 5101




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SUBARU BRZ GAINS MOMENTUM IN SOUTH AFRICA • Subaru BRZ named a 2014 WesBank/SAGMJ Car of the Year semi-finalist • Standard performance exhaust proven to add 7 kW extra power • New BRZ Sportshift automatic model joins local line-up The Subaru BRZ – the brand’s newest model and also the only one available with rear-wheel drive – is making increasingly important waves in South Africa where its more dedicated following has taken a liking to the pure sports car connotations afforded by the Subaru badge. Says Ashley Lazarus, Subaru Southern Africa Marketing Manager: “The BRZ is appealing – as it should – to true sports car enthusiasts and not least to those who know what the Subaru badge stands for in South Africa. The local motoring media seem to realise this as well, as they named the Subaru BRZ 2.0 manual a semi-finalist in the running to next year’s prestigious WesBank/SAGMJ Car of the Year competition. It is a true delight that our BRZ is part of this group of vehicles, and proof of its worthiness as one of the best vehicles in its class. “What we are also very proud of is the fact that we are now able to


confirm that the standard performance exhaust fitted to the BRZ has been proven to deliver an increase in engine output by 7 kW – a meaningful gain which further sets the BRZ apart, not only on the aural front whereby the normally-aspirated Boxer® engine can be heard in all its glory, but also in the performance stakes where seconds count.” Further to the extra power, the local BRZ range is now expanding with the addition of the BRZ 2.0 Sportshift 6-speed automatic derivative. Following the already high specification level of the six-speed manual derivative, the BRZ automatic gains paddle shifters as an added bonus, with an overall price premium of just R10 000. “The new BRZ automatic allows anyone who has a yearning to own this iconic sports car the opportunity to do so, whether they prefer manual or automatic gearboxes. Its exclusivity in the South African market adds further appeal as a very attractive option in the compact sports car stakes, and the addition of the automatic ‘box has not removed any of the BRZ’s unique character or driving fun, making it a viable alternative to the manual.”

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Both Subaru BRZ models continue to feature a 2.0-litre normally-aspirated four-cylinder Boxer® petrol engine which produces 154 kW and 205 Nm, the six gears of either model delivering the force to the rear wheels via a limited slip differential. Standard equipment includes the performance exhaust, a rear spoiler, 17-inch alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights, keyless access and starting, dual-zone climate control, seven airbags and

five-mode VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control). Retail pricing is as follows, including a 3-year/ 100 000 km warranty and a generous 5-year/ 105 000 km maintenance plan: Subaru BRZ 2.0 6MT R389 900 Subaru BRZ 2.0 Sportshift 6AT R399 900

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Events EPH PRODUCTIONS 10A View Street, Rietvalleirand Pretoria +27 12 345 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, concert, gala dinner, product launch, prize giving or any other event where you need equipment and a well trained technical crew to assist.

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IZWE EVENTS 4 Pagoda Place, Fourways Gardens Phase Two, Fourways, Gauteng +27 82 820 2851 +27 82 457 0896

GEARHOUSE First Street, Bezuidenhout Valley, Johannesburg 27 (0)11-216-3000

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 +27 (011) 888 5000 The SHOWGROUP team has supplied successful corporate events, conferences, gala and awards dinners, themed parties, celebratory landmarks and

Gearhouse South Africa started out with a little equipment and a lot of imagination. Today, with more state-ofthe-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.

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

ASCOT BOUTIQUE HOTEL 59 Grant Avenue, Norwood 011 483 3371 BALALAIKA HOTEL 20 Maude Str, Sandown, Sandton 011 322 5000

Vanderbijlpark 016 982 8000 ENGEDI Plot 22, Protea Ridge Road/Honingklip Road, Kromdraai 011 589 3495

BIRCHWOOD HOTEL Viewpoint Str, Bartlett, Boksburg, O. R. Tambo Airport 011 897 0000

EnGedi is a multi-purpose venue oasis tucked away in The Cradle of Humankind. EnGedi’s dedicated team, is here to make your experience at this venue, a memorable one.

CITY LODGE SANDTON Morningside Cnr Hill & Rivonia Roads, Morningside, Sandton 011 884 9500

FAIRLAWNS BOUTIQUE HOTEL Alma Rd. / Off Bowling Ave, Morningside Manor, Sandton 011 804 2540/1/2

D’OREALE GRANDE HOTEL 64 Jones Str, Jet Park, Kempton Park 086 077 7900

The Fairlawns is a very unique, exclusive, up-market sanctuary for today’s traveler, be that business or leisure.

EMERALD HOTEL Emerald Resort & Casino, 777 Frikkie Meyer, Boulevard,

GARDEN COURT EASTGATE Ernest Oppenheimer Ave, Bruma 011 622 0570

HOTEL APOLLO 158 Bram Fisher Drive, Randburg 011 787 5434 HYATT REGENCY 191 Oxford Rd, Rosebank 011 280 1234 INDABA William Nicol Drive, Fourways 011 840 6600 KEDAR COUNTRY HOTEL, CONFERENCE CENTRE & SPA Muldersdrift Estate, 69 Drift Boulevard (R114), Muldersdrift 011 950 6000 MISTY HILLS COUNTRY HOTEL, CONFERENCE CENTRE & SPA 69 Drift Boulevard, Muldersdrift 011 950 6000

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THREE CITIES GATEWAY HOTEL In The Heart Of Umhlanga Is Proudly The Only Eco-Friendly Hotel Attached To The Famous Gateway Theatre Of Shopping.


hree Cities Gateway Hotel situated in the heart of Umhlanga is proudly the only eco-friendly Hotel attached to the famous Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Whether you are looking for a break away from your usual routine, or planning something special, the Three Cities Gateway Hotel caters for your every need. The Three Cities Gateway Hotel has become a ‘home away from home’ for many regular guests who enjoy the modern, fresh uncluttered style of the rooms as well as the friendliness and excellent service of the staff. The Hotel is situated just 15 minutes from the King Shaka International Airport and is a short 5 minute drive to the pristine beaches of Umhlanga Rocks. This luxurious Hotel through its “greening” policies has ensured that it has a small carbon footprint.


Initiatives include efficient lighting solutions, Atrium light wells that facilitate natural light penetration throughout the Hotel and thermal performance glass. The iconic “leafy” screen around the northern side of the Hotel acts as an efficient shading system, reducing the level of air-conditioning required. The Hotel also has regeneration drive lift system, heat pump technology, a building management system that allows for the remote control of various equipment, variable speed drive installations which allow for the optimization of motor systems as well as an ozone water treatment system that reduces the need for chlorine. Enjoy a day at the mall, sip your java in one of the many sidewalk cafes, wrap yourself in the surroundings or take a walk in the park, giving in to the adventure of all that is nearby. The ideal location of the Three Cities Gateway Hotel offers an array of endless adventure….. The state of the art conference

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venues provide you with the perfect setting for your function. Whether it’s a boardroom meeting for 10 people or a Gala Dinner for 340 people, you will always experience first class service from this amazing Conference Team. With five function rooms offering the latest technology, your conference is sure to be a success. Numerous team building options are available in the immediate surrounds making the Three Cities Gateway Hotel the perfect choice. The Fig Tree Café is named to honour the many “green” and environmentally- friendly policies of the Hotel. Open from 06h30 until 22h30, the Fig Tree Café offers a breakfast buffet fit for Royalty and tasty local and continental cuisine throughout the day. Room Service is available from 12h00 – 22h00 daily to ensure that you can put your feet up and relax after a hard day. The roof top pool is the place to be to enjoy the sunshine or to indulge in

one of the tantalizing cocktails on offer. At the end of a long day, retire to one of the 146 modern freshly appointed rooms. With big work desks and complimentary Wi-Fi all rooms and suites promise comfort, relaxation and safety. The Three Cities Exceptional Rewards Programme will ensure that you gain maximum benefit from choosing to stay at The Three Cities Gateway Hotel, by offering you various discounts, Exceptional Rands, news and updates as well as lifestyle tips. The Three Cities Gateway Hotel team’s commitment to first class service and personal attention will ensure that this Hotel becomes your number one choice when travelling. Corner Centenary Boulevard and Twighlight Drive, Gateway. 031 536 9200




e here at Hello Johannesburg have put together a special feature, which highlights some of the best places to visit in and around South Africa. We have included where to stay, where to dine and where to play. Providing you with sufficient amount of information on what to do on those special weekend getaways, or those fun family vacations. So why not take a SHOT’LEFT to some of the best destinations within our beautiful country.

WHERE TO STAY: BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL 54 Lighhouse Rd, Umhlanga Rocks 031 561 2211 The sun-drenched coastline of uMhlanga Rocks Durban, is one of the premier coastal locations in South Africa, and sets a spectacularly romantic setting for the Beverly Hills hotel. Here, fine dining and accommodation celebrate the elite, and make way for a truly prestigious guest experience. The luxurious Beverly Hills hotel attracts local and international guests who indulge in the near-perfect sub-tropical weather the region has to offer. The proximity of this hotel to the unspoilt beaches of uMhlanga and surrounding tourist attractions and landmarks makes it the ideal destination for rest, rejuvenation and exploration.

THE OYSTER BOX 2 Lighhouse Rd , Umhlanga Rocks 031 514 5000

From the moment the Oyster Box opened its doors in 1947 the hotel rapidly became one of Africa’s best loved and most distinguished hotels. The combination of colonial charm, impeccable service, lush tropical gardens and breathtaking seaside setting swiftly gained it a reputation that was legendary the world over. The Oyster Box, like its famous lighthouse, once again acts as a beacon of exceptional hospitality, luxurious accommodation and personal service unmatched in all Africa and the world at large. THREE CITIES GATEWAY Corner Boulevard and Twighlight Drive, Gateway. 0315369200 Three Cities Gateway Hotel situated in the heart of Umhlanga is proudly the only eco-friendly Hotel attached to the famous Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Whether you are looking for a break away from your usual routine, or planning something special, the Three Cities Gateway Hotel caters for your every need.

WHERE TO DINE: OLIVE AND OIL or call 031 561 2618 Situated in the heart of Umhlanga, is the Mediterranean inspired restaurant Olive and oil. Serving the tastiest and most delicious range of food, the menu includes: pizzas, pastas, prawns, steaks and even meze platters. LITTLE HAVANA or call 031 561 7589. If you are a meat or seafood lover than Little Havana is a must. Located in the Granada Square, Umhlanga, this chic and sophisticated restaurant offers you a piece of Cuba. Offering fresh, local and exquisite food: from rump to langoustines and crayfish. They also offer an extensive wine list and have a fantastic walk-in cellar

WHERE TO PLAY: USHAKA MARINE WORLD 1 King Shaka Avenue, Point Durban +27 (0)31 328 8000 The world class uShaka Marine World, situated in Durban, South Africa, opened its turnstiles to the general public on April 30th 2004. Close to three years in the making, uShaka has fast positioned itself

as a key attraction on Durban’s Golden Mile, offering a world of entertainment, excitement, fun and uniqueness. uShaka has brought together cultures, like no other place in Africa – into a safe, secure and clean environment that resonates the sound of fun, laughter and the spirit of togetherness. Entertainment is non-stop, extending from the daytime operations of Sea World, Wet ‘n Wild, and uShaka Beach, to the night time festivities of the Village Walk. SKYCAR AND VIEWING PLATFORM 44 Isaiah Ntshangase Road (Walter Gilbert) Durban 031 582 8242 The SkyCar gives you the chance to discover Durban from a 106m-high vantage point. Look one way and take in the ocean views as far as the eye can see, look the other way and you’ll see the city living for miles. Why not try to spot your neighbourhood if you’re a local? Mounted on an undercarriage, the SkyCar is a single cabin that runs up steel tracks on the northern arch of the stadium and is designed to roll down the arch under its own gravity – this enables it return to the lower station, even in the event of a power failure.For the best scenery for miles, this must-see attraction is a must-do for locals and tourists alike.

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w INFORMATION USEFUL NUMBERS Tourist Services: 011 639-1600/ 011 375-5911 Weather Information: 082 162 OR TAMBO International Airport: 011 921-6911 Flight Information: 068 727 7888 Computicket: 011 340-8000 Telkom Inquires: 1023

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

FOREIGN EXCHANGE American Express Foreign Exchange: 011 467-8136/7/9 Rosebank Branch: 011 880-8382 Sandton City Branch: 011 883-9026/ 9009 Fourways Mall Branch: 011 467-0294 Clearwater: 011 475-0294 Foreign Exchange and Foreign currency may be exchanged at any commercial bank or Foreign Exchange Bureau, including American Express, Bidvest and First National Bank.

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

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


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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 GPS Coordinates: -26.187502, 28.125901

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