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Have A Stay-Cation

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Forget about the beaches, the wilderness, and the wildlife. This year, become a tourist in your own city with our nifty stay-cation itinerary.  staycation

James Hall Transport Museum

You don't have to be a petrol-head to appreciate the history of motor engineering. Take a walk through the ages at the James Hall Transport Museum and learn about the wonderful world of getting from A to B. Situated in three warehouses, the James Hall Transport Museum is filled with the most interesting cars, trucks, and motorcycles to have ever touched South African soil.

The Good Luck Bar

The cool thing about December in Joburg is that a lot of locals have gone to the coast on holiday. This pretty much means that the queues at the pubs and clubs are down to a minimum, the dance floors sport a few chilled folk and the bar counters have space for your elbows to rest. The Good Luck Bar in Ferreirastown is the hottest thing to hit Jozi since the heatwave in October 2016. Go grab a drink and a bite to eat at one of Joburg's oldest bars. Take tonnes of photos because the place is pretty sexy.

Life On 3rd

Why not head to Melville for a night out on the town and book yourself into one of the coolest and quirkiest little bed and breakfasts around? Life On 3rd has been around for quite some time and is a favourite among locals and tourists. From its tropical garden and quaint courtyard to the tasteful works of art on its walls, Life On 3rd is worth checking out.

Hennops Hiking Trail

Rekindle your love for nature with a hike. The Hennops Hiking Trail offers two unique features: a suspension bridge and a cable car with which to cross the river. Aspiring historians will enjoy seeing an underground cave where “Pruimpie” lived, plus traces of old settlements, the old dolomite mines, and ovens in which the rocks were heated to melt and extract the lime.

Silverstar Casino

Silverstar Casino will be bringing beach life to the West Rand for the third time this December. By day, The Square will be a sandy paradise for kids of all ages (even the grown up kind!) and by night, The Square will transform into a Calypso paradise with live music and summery cocktails. Silverstar’s Beach Festival will make your staycation spectacular! Entry is absolutely free with great food and drinks specials on sale around the beach and at selected restaurants on property. Check out Silverstar Casino's website for more information.

EB Social Kitchen & Bar

One of the coolest places to lounge out, have drinks and grab a bite to eat would be the EB Social Kitchen & Bar in Hyde Park. Enjoy mixed drinks that have been inspired by legendary good books, including a "Great Gatsby" with lashings of Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve, Pinot Grigio and Sherry!

Dope Donuts

Dope Donuts, a Joburg-based company that delivers delicious home-baked donuts direct to your door, is excited to announce the launch of their new summer menu. Enjoy a delectable range of new flavours, including Snow Globe (white chocolate glaze and coconut shavings), Double Dipped (white chocolate, milk chocolate and pecan nuts), and Stelly Pops (syrup with caramel popcorn).

By Shawn Greyling

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