How To Cool Down Without Water This Summer


Seeing as we’re headed for the worst drought in over 20 years, we need to cut down on water usage as much as possible. But how do you keep cool and conserve water at the same time? Well, you’re in for a treat… 

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How To Cool Down Without Water This Summer

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Woolies Food

Woolworths Food

One of the coldest places on earth would be the Woolworths Food in Sandton City. Just hang around any of the aisles and soak in the icy air when the weather hits the hot button on us. You might seem somewhat strange at some point, but its for a good cause LOL! You can get your shopping done while really chilling out, literally.

Emmarentia Dam

Grab that book you’ve been meaning to read, head to Emmarentia and hang out under a fat oak tree. Take a blanket, some Take 5 ice lollies and sunscreen. You’ll be napping in no time. There is ample shade at Emmarentia dam so finding a spot to chill won’t be too hard. Plus you will amazing views to soak in – from their botanical garden to the lovely surface of the north of Joburg depending on where you are.

Pauls Ice Cream

Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream

Head to Rosebank Mall and check out Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream. It is by far the most bespoke way to cool down from the inside… and it’s super yummy to boot — certainly the best ice cream I’ve ever tasted. (Try the condensed milk flavour — it will blow your mind).  The story behind Paul’s is that Paul got an ice cream maker for Christmas and started making a litre of ice cream a day… and then skip a couple years into the future and now Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream is creaming it all over Joburg. If that’s not a delight, I certainly don’t know what is.

City Sightseeing

Go on a spontaneous journey around the beautiful Johannesburg and Soweto tour on the city atop a Red City Sightseeing Bus. The bus will help you get acquainted with the city on a hop-on, hop-off basis while you can sit in the breeze on the open-top upper deck as the recorded guide introduces you to the urban jungle known as Jozi. City Sightseeing has a variety of options that you can choose from and has an added optional shuttle back to selected hotels. Take this amazing city sightseeing tour!

The Beerhouse

Cool down with a tall frosty at the Beerhouse in Fourways . Craft beer on tap, ice cold and pumped… a good old draught is still the best way to shake off the heat that comes with summer. With over 99 beers to choose from, there is sure to be something that will soothe that craving of yours. Come with extra cash, though, as you might to end up exploring a new taste and the bill can stack up fairly quickly…

by Shawn Greyling

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