Your Weekly Joburg Guide
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We know it’s too early to mention the ‘F’ word since it IS still November (we’re talking about the impending FESTIVITIES) but we need to get prepping. The feasts, beautifully wrapped gifts and cheerfully decorated homes don’t prep themselves. It’s better to beat the holiday rush than be caught up in it, so here’s to the beginning of the silly season.

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After a busy year, you need to unwind with some fun and relaxation, which is why you must make your way to Emerald Resort & Casino. Entertainment for days.
Africa stay
Run off to a tropical island and squish beach sand between your toes with Africa Stay’s amazing Zanzibar specials. These offers take “beach holidays” to a whole new level.

Since we’re starting our festive gift shopping, we have something special up our sleeves just for you. Philips has launched their brand-new Viva Collection Airfryer TurboStar and if you need a special gift for a foodie you know (or for yourself), we’re giving away one of these beauties to one lucky reader. Click here to stand a chance of winning it.

Get into the celebratory mood by inviting your friends over for a delicious meal. The menu? Try these three mouth-watering recipes from Nirit Saban’s new cookbook, Olami. The Cape Town-based deli owner dishes up classic recipes packed with flair and flavour that are perfect to share around the dinner table.

Finally, we take a closer look at the inspiring Johnson’s Baby Healthy Skin Project, where the trusted skincare brand has partnered with Unjani Clinics to help moms and babies in need. We’re also giving away four fabulous Johnson’s hampers, filled with a range of goodies, worth R650 each.

And now for our Top 5 recommendations for this week:


Need a little inspiration to get your business side of the brain sparking? Then don’t miss Suits & Sneakers 6 on Thursday.

Delight your inner artist and shop one-of-a-kind works of art at the Night of 1 000 Drawings on Thursday evening.


Move over 2017, the 80s are back. This Friday, Rock Of Ages starts its season at the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City Casino.

If you haven’t caught Alan Committie’s brand-new show, Laughing Matters, you better hurry as the last performance is on Sunday. Get your tickets now.
And just a friendly reminder that the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge is on this Sunday. Good luck to those participating.

Have a superb week, Joburg.

The Team

Delicious Feasts and Binge-Watching

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James Diack’s Il Contadino

Modelled after dishes found in the Italian, Spanish and French countryside, James Diack takes farm-to-table-style cooking to the next level.

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Arbour Cafe’s Summer Menu
We headed to Birdhaven to tuck into Arbour Cafe’s delicious new summer menu. Think fresh crêpes, French-inspired mains and yummy desserts.

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Hot New Originals On Netflix
This November you might as well glue yourself to the edge of your seat – Netflix is bringing the flavour.

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Top Country Restaurants
Take a load off and head into the country for a bite to eat. If you're not too sure where to go, we've got you covered.

What's On
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Tree of Light
To kick off the festive season – and to contribute to a worthy cause – don’t miss the Tree of Light at the JHB Zoo.

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Moonlight Markets

There’s nothing more beautiful and dazzling than the Moonlight Markets at the Bryanston Organic & Natural Market.

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Cinderella On Ice
The Imperial Ice Stars bring yet another Disney classic to life with Cinderella On Ice at Montecasino next month.

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Shrek The Musical JR
As for the little ones, treat them to an exciting journey with Shrek The Musical JR. at the People’s Theatre in Braam.

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