Jacaranda trees in bloom. Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg - city with the most trees per sq.km in the world - when the Jacaranda is in bloom, beaut views from the polo lounge at the Westcliff - South Africa

Mamma's Shabeen, Joburg

Visited Mamma's Shebeen during my trip to S. Back in the day shebeens were illegal bars. Mamma's is situated in the Johannesburg suburb of Greenside - not your typical township type of area. This makes Mammas Shebeen Restaurant so unique and appealing.

The Neighbourgoods Market in Johannesburg, South Africa.  A converted parking garage becomes the "it" food market in the city.  Great Ethiopian food!

The Neighbourgoods Market in Johannesburg, South Africa. A converted parking garage becomes the "it" food market in the city.

Duke's Burgers, Greenside (Getaway's pick for No. 1 burger in Jozi)

Duke's Burgers, Greenside (Getaway's pick for No. 1 burger in Jozi)

Lesedi Cultural Village.

Lesedi African Lodge and Cultural Village offers the opportunity of experiencing the fascinating cultures and traditions of the people of.

Hector Pieterson Memorial.

Hector Pieterson Memorial.

The Queen herself has already given the stamp of approval to Gramadoelas during her visit to Johannesburg. So have Bill Clinton, Sir Richard Branson, Nelson Mandela and Elton John. Gramadoelas is a true South African restaurant that was the first place in the city to serve patrons of all colours and walks of life. Hg2.com

The Queen herself has already given the stamp of approval to Gramadoelas during her visit to Johannesburg. So have Bill Clinton, Sir Richard Branson, Nelson Mandela and Elton John.

Maboeng Pricinct in Jo'burg.  A hub of creativity with a variety of galleries and spaces displaying art around Arts on Main and Main Street Life.   +Sunday market +Food.

Maboeng Pricinct in Jo'burg. A hub of creativity with a variety of galleries and spaces displaying art around Arts on Main and Main Street Life.

Cheap fascinations, muti, Levis & shopping sans porters:   ...the dynamic, passionate & extremely knowledgeable Jo Buitendach founded & runs Past Experiences a company that specialises in fascinating and unusual tours in downtown Joburg.  Their Inner City Shopping Tour caught my eye when it mentioned the Fashion District. Huh? I didn’t even know we had one.  So, Saturday morning I found myself with a gaggle of women; the goal to shop till we stopped...

Cheap fascinations, muti, Levis & shopping sans porters: ...the dynamic, passionate & extremely knowledgeable Jo Buitendach founded & runs Past Experiences a company that specialises in fascinating and unusual tours in downtown Joburg. Their Inner City Shopping Tour caught my eye when it mentioned the Fashion District. Huh? I didn’t even know we had one. So, Saturday morning I found myself with a gaggle of women; the goal to shop till we stopped...

Tashas: Red Velvet cake is to die for...(or of, if you eat the whole portion)

Tashas –- The Best Cafés, Coffee Shops, Restaurants and Places to Eat in Johannesburg

Restaurant Mosaic in the Magaliesburg outside Johannesburg, amazing!

Restaurant Mosaic in the Magaliesburg outside Johannesburg, amazing!

Doppio-zero, just down the road in Rosebank, my fave terrace in the Zone

Doppio-zero, just down the road in Rosebank, my fave terrace in the Zone

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