Gift Idea #1: The Gift Of A New Fragrance

Let's kick off the Father's Day gift ideas with a new cologne. Ever get a whiff of something that just reminds you instantly of Dad? It happens to us all the time! It could be anything from peppermint Mentos to the lingering scent of a cherry cigar or his favourite cologne. You can never have too many fragrances, so stock Dad up this Father's Day with some new scents from Edgars or Foschini.

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Gift Idea #2: The Gift Of A Good Shave

Leave Dad feeling pampered with an amazing shaving kit. Gift him with the smoothest shaving experience this Father's Day with the Bluebeards Revenge Shaving Cream & Scimitar Razor Kit from Mantality! This kit includes the brand's eye-catching Scimitar Double-Edge Safety Razor with Bluebeards signature shaving cream, which will give any man an incomparable shaving experience. The Scimitar Double-Edge Safety Razor can be fitted with any standard double-edge razor blades. Order this shaving kit from Mantality for just R1 095* (P.S. as of 11 May 2021, it's currently on sale for R818.66!)

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Gift Idea #3: The Gift Of A Pamper Session

To help Dad unwind, relax and feel like a "new man", spoil him with a pamper session at Sorbet Man. Their menu includes a variety of relaxing treatments, including shaves, shampoos, massages, skincare regimens, waxes, manicures, pedicures, highlights, manscaping, threading, tinting, facials and even a 'Grey Out'. If that seems like too much choice, just opt for a Sorbet Man voucher! Father's Day gift sorted.

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Gift Idea #4: The Gift Of A Gadget

No matter what type of dad you have, Mantality will have just the toy he wants this Father's Day! For the outdoors dad, get the Troika Work Equipment 10-In-1 Multi-Tool. For the sporty dad, get the Aero Bluetooth Active Fitness Headband Earphones so he can listen to his favourite tunes while he goes for his morning/evening jog. And for the geeky dad, why not spoil him with a Plug-N-Play Retro TV Games Arcade Kit with 200 games? Who says Father's Day gifts are boring?

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Gift Idea #5: The Gift Of Colourful Socks!

Add a splash of colour to Dad's everyday suit-and-tie combo with a pair of Happy Socks! What we love about Happy Socks is that they're just that - happy. Bright, colourful and oh-so-comfy, they're always a welcome gift. We absolutely love the funky look of the multi-coloured three-pack Bowie gift set, but there are plenty of designs to choose from on Superbalist.

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Gift Idea #6: The Gift Of New Tools

Does your dad consider himself a bit of a handyman? Does he love being hands-on, building things and making repairs, adjustments and tweaks to appliances around the house? If yes, why not spoil him with something handy from Builders? Surely there's a piece of equipment or a few tools that he's been eyeing for some time. If you're not sure what he needs in his ever-growing collection of spanners, screwdrivers and hammers, then get him a voucher to spend!

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Gift Idea #7: The Gift Of Braai Mastery

If Dad wants to perfect his braaiing skills, then he needs the best braai accessories and tools on the market, and there is no better place to find those than at Yuppiechef. From wood chips and braai utensils to Weber accessories and a PotjieKing cooker, there are plenty of options to choose from. And if he's a whizz in the kitchen, you'll find kitchen goodies for Africa!

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Gift Idea #8: The Gift Of A Whisky

Celebrate your fatherly figure the best way you know how, by raising a glass of his favourite tipple this Father’s Day. And if you'd like to add a personalised twist to his favourite brand, visit NetFlorist and take a look at their various customised gift options. When it comes to whisky, you can take your pick from Jack Daniels, Scottish Leader, Johnnie Walker, Talisker, Bells, Jameson, Famous Grouse and many more. Take a look at their selection of fine alcohol gift ideas here.

Gift Idea #9: The Gift Of A Watch

A brand-new watch is the perfect accessory to complete your dad's stylish look. If you're looking for great options, visit Bella Luna and take a look at their selection of men's watches. They've got everything from Thomas Sabo and Nomination Italy to Ice-Watch and even gift cards if you're not too sure what to get him when it comes to wrist timepieces. The gift cards will give him the freedom to choose the perfect watch to suit his style.

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Have any other Father's Day gift ideas you'd like to share? Tell us in the comments below. 

Camdeboo Spa

Treat Dad to the ultimate pamper session at the award-winning Camdeboo Spa at African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Autograph Collection® in Irene, Pretoria. To celebrate Dads and father figures and everything they do for their loved ones, they're offering a selection of spa packages that's sure to leave him feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and on top of the world. First up, we have the Male Executive Retreat which includes a Camdeboo Full Body massage, enhanced with hot stones or aroma therapy oil; and a facial on-the-run for just R1 330 per person from Monday to Thursday and R1 460 per person from Friday to Sunday.

Then there is the African King Package which includes a deep tissue Warrior massage enhanced with hot stones or aroma therapy oil; a Babor facial; a Spa manicure and pedicure, costing R2 650 per person from Monday to Thursday and R2 900 per person from Friday to Sunday.

And last but certainly not least, there's the African Male Royalty Package, complete with a deep tissue Warrior massage enhanced with hot stones or aroma therapy oil; a men’s energy release facial; and a milk foot ritual for R2 150 per person from Monday to Thursday and R2 350 per person from Friday to Sunday.

Booking is essential. This offer is valid for the entire month of June 2021.

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Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa

With Dad having to be our superhero 24/7, he needs at least one day where he can relax, unwind and rejuvenate. So, why not treat him to a well-deserved pamper session at Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa in the Cradle of Humankind? Spoil him this June with the Superhero Dad Spa Spoils Package, which includes a De-stress Back Massage (45-minutes); an Action-packed Sole Soother (30-minutes); and a Down Time complimentary Muscle Gel, all for R810 per person. This offer is valid for the entire month of June 2021, so be sure to book your fatherly figure this spoil ASAP.

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About The Babina Noko Range

From shawls and hoodies to stunning laptop bags, be sure to shop Ledikana's brand-new range: The Babina Noko Range! Babina Noko print is inspired by Bapedi Culture. Noko (Porcupine) is a Totem for Bapedi tribe, spread across South Africa and Botswana. One of their first kings is King Thulare, followed by King Sekhukhune 1 from Limpopo Province, Ga- Sekhukhune. This product is designed by Ledikana, to honour and celebrate this great nation. A porcupine quill symbolises the rich heritage, culture and tradition of the Bapedi nation.

Mom’s Day Special

This Mother's Day, why not spoil that special motherly figure in your life with something unique from Ledikana? Visit the Ledikana store at Melrose Arch, spend R1 000 or more, and you'll receive a free hair touch-up from Sonnymagic Hair Salon in their Store! This offer is valid between 07 and 09 May 2021.

Shop now at www.ledikana.com or Ledikana.shop.

Also, don't miss out on their current specials, where you can get up to 50% off on various summer items and up to 25% off their new stock.

Bapedi, My Heritage!

For More Information

For more information about Ledikana, visit www.ledikana.com.

You can also shop online at www.ledikana.com and Ledikana.shop.

You can contact them on [email protected] or WhatsApp them on 066 138 1070.

Don't forget to follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

You can find their store in Melrose Arch, Upper Retail Mall, 44 Melrose Boulevard, Birnam, Johannesburg.

Get Ready For Autumn

Our skin is a living, breathing organ, and it's constantly adapting to our weather, surroundings and environment. And as the seasons change, our skin goes through a transition period, which may leave your skin dull or feeling drier and needing more nourishment after our hot South African summers. To get your skin autumn ready, use exfoliators, masks, serums and moisturisers to help repair any damage and give your skin a boost.

Step 1: Exfoliate

Start off your autumn skincare routine by gently removing the build-up of dead skin cells to renew your skin. This allows for any booster products such as serums and moisturisers to work more effectively.

Placecol Gentle Exfoliating Treatment 30 ml – R360

A non-abrasive enzymatic exfoliator which gently removes surface dead skin cells to reveal glowing, radiant skin.

Placecol Body Exfoliator 250 ml – R395

A safe, lactic acid powered body exfoliator which gently exfoliates and feeds, resulting in softer, more even-toned and radiant skin.

BIOEFFECT Volcanic Exfoliator 60 ml – R650

A clarifying facial exfoliator containing micro-crystalline lava and ground apricot seeds that remove dead skin cells from the skin’s surface, leaving it soft and smooth.

Placecol Exfoliate

Step 2: Mask 

Now onto rejuvenating your skin with a nourishing face mask. Counteract the effects of summer and the harsh South African sun with a restoring mask.

Placecol Optimum Hydro Mask 50 ml – R310

A moisturising, hydrating and replenishing treatment to restore suppleness. This mask can be used overnight for hydrated soft, supple skin.

Placecol Clearing Scrub Mask 50 ml – R310

A 2-in-1 exfoliator made up of spherical beads, which gently buff away surface dead skin cells, whilst Kaolin clay deep cleanses.

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Step 3: Serum

Next on your autumn skincare regime is serum. Choose the best serum to target your current skin concern.

For Dehydration: Placecol Collagen Reconstruct Therapy 30 ml – R330

This serum is used twice a day to stimulate collagen production, which acts as a net within the skin, to hold onto mois- ture and rehydrate the skin.

For Pigmentation: Placecol Vitamin C Radiance Therapy 30 ml – R330

An intensive serum with a brightening effect on the skin, and which assists in alleviating hyper-pigmentation.

For Breakouts: Placecol Clear Skin Therapy 30 ml – R330

Combines salicylic acid to deep cleanse the skin with the natural antiseptic properties of tea tree.

Placecol Excellence Brighten Solution 25 ml – R690

Ideal for more severe pigmentation. This solution contains nine active ingredients, including salicylic acid and retinol, to assist in cellular repair, as well as arbutin, which assists in regulating pigmentation production.

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Step 4: Moisturise

And last but certainly not least, moisturise! Use a moisturiser for your skin type or skin concern to rehydrate and deeply nourish your skin.

For Oily, Problematic Skin:

Placecol Matt Radiance Day 50 ml R420
Placecol Matt Radiance Night 50 ml R440

For Normal & Combination Skin:

Placecol Maximum Hydro Day 50 ml R420
Placecol Maximum Hydro Night 50 ml R440

For Dry, Sensitive and Ageing Skin:

Placecol Barrier Protect Day 50 ml R420
Placecol Barrier Protect Night 50 ml R440

Placecol Moisturise

For More Information

For more information about Placecol and their range of skincare products, visit www.placecol.com.

You can also contact them on 0861 11 22 22 or [email protected].

Don't forget to follow Placecol on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with their latest offers, products and news.

Please note: Costs mentioned were correct at the time of writing (2021) and are subject to change at any time. Please contact your desired destination directly to confirm entry fees, costs and operating times. 

Joburg

CityROCK

Let the kids climb the walls in a good way at CityROCK in Randburg. It's the biggest indoor climbing gym on the continent, and best of all, it has some of the best coffee in town too! So, if climbing isn't your thing, at least you can enjoy a good cuppa joe while the kids go climbing. The gym boasts 2 000m² of high-wall climbing, 124 top rope anchors, nine automatic belay walls, 500m² of bouldering, a well-stocked outdoor gear shop, a beautiful yoga studio, a training area and a dedicated beginners’ climbing area perfect for birthday parties, kids and courses. Not only is it fun, but it gets the kids active too!

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Montecasino Bird Gardens

Spend quality time as a family and experience the beautiful vibrant residents of the Montecasino Bird Gardens. This is the only wildlife and bird park of its kind in Africa and is a must when you're visiting Montecasino. Here, you can wander along walkways, explore the manicured gardens and marvel at a menagerie of colourful birds, mammals, reptiles and unusual animals from around the world. Also, enjoy their walk-through aviary where you'll find over 60 species of birds, reptiles and small mammals roaming freely. Due to the COVID-19 restriction, the Bird Gardens will be open from Wednesday to Sunday between 08:30 to 17:00. Also keep in mind that their Fantasy of Flight shows are cancelled until further notice.

City Sightseeing Johannesburg

How much of the city have your kids actually seen? We don't mean all the fun places, their friend's house down the road or the mall. We mean all the significant and historic parts of the city, including Nelson Mandela Bridge, Constitution Hill, the Apartheid Museum and the Johannesburg Zoo. City Sightseeing Johannesburg is all about experiencing the city and 20 of Joburg's leading attractions from the comfort of a big, red, double-decker bus. Fun for the whole family!

Croc City & Reptile Park

Sure, scaly critters make our skin crawl, but this cool spot is worth the visit if you and your kids are braver than us and are looking for thrills, chills and a whole lot of fun in between. If your kids are fearless and up for experiencing anything (even holding a creepy, cold, icky creature that sends us running for the hills), then the Croc City & Reptile Park is just the place for them. They can touch a baby crocodile or a slithery snake and get up close and personal with a hairy tarantula. Eeeek!

RollEgoli 

Today's kids don't understand the fun, excitement and concentration that goes into rollerskating. This was THE thing to do when we were kids and RollEgoli is bringing it back with a bang! If you see us rollerskating too, don't judge us! This is the perfect activity to get the kids out of the house to a place where they can hang with their friends and be active, showing off their skater tricks (like we used to do, back in the day). Skating works up an appetite, which is why RollEgoli has some of the best wood-fired pizzas in town! And for the younger ones, they also offer a tree garden with a few shy chickens and a jungle gym with a trampoline.

Escape Room

Need something entertaining for older kids, let's say from 12 years upwards? Then why not challenge their cognitive skills with real-life room games at the Escape Room? This is the type of adventure where they are 'trapped' in a room with friends and family. This is real, not a computer game, so there are no cheat codes! They'll need to use their noggins to get out. Here are a few crucial skills that'll get them through this challenge: they must use their sense of adventure, imagination, lateral thinking, powers of observation and, of course, teamwork. Once they have cracked a series of stimulating, challenging and fun puzzles and solve the mystery, they'll be freed. They just need to keep in mind that they'll have to do this within the time limit. Sounds like fun, doesn't it?

Top Escape Rooms In The City

Jozi X Adventure Centre

There is nothing like an adventure to get the adrenaline pumping! And to delight your kids' sense of adventure AND keep them entertained for hours on end, Jozi X Adventure Centre is a must. They have everything under the sun from bubble soccer, games of Arch Rivals, zorbing and loads of other fun and exciting obstacle courses. This makes for an epic day out for your kids and their friends.

Artjamming

We all know how kids LOVE making a big mess! So why not let them go bonkers with paint and creativity at Artjamming? Best of all, you don't need to worry about the clean up afterwards. Artjamming allows your little ones to indulge their inner artist and create their own inspired, colourful and interesting masterpieces. All they need to do is pick their canvas, decide what they want to paint and go wild.

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Pretoria

Pretoria Zoo

Do you and the kids have a love for animals? Then we know just the place to visit! The 85-hectare Pretoria Zoo is the largest zoo in the country and the only one with national status. A staggering 9 500 animals call this popular destination home – ranging from mammals, birds and fish to reptiles and amphibians. There's also an aquarium and reptile park that forms part of the zoo. There's plenty for all ages to explore at the Pretoria Zoo. Visit their website and get your tickets now!

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Image from Pretoria Zoo via Facebook.

The Ditsong National Museum of Natural History

Explore South Africa’s natural heritage at the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History. This is the only natural history museum in Gauteng and one of the largest in South Africa. Here, visitors will be able to view collections and exhibits that includes hominid fossils from the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, other fossils, skeletons, skins and mounted specimens of amphibians, fish, invertebrates, reptiles and mammals and much more!

The Grove Ice Rink

For an easy entertainment solution perfect for both young and old, why not visit The Grove's Ice Rink for some cool fun on the ice? Hire some skates and take to the ice, race your friends with laps around the arena, practice your skills, or simply just have a great time. This is the perfect outing during the summer month when it's hot outside, the ice rink is sure to keep you cool and refreshed.

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Cedar Junction Theme Park

Make the most of our South African summer by visiting Cedar Junction Theme Park! Here, guests, both young and the young at heart, can spend the day hopping on train rides, making a splash with 16 water slides, dipping into four different pools to keep cool, floating down the Lazy River, climbing up and down Jungle Gyms, bouncing on trampolines and so much more! There's plenty of exciting outdoor activities to keep visitors entertained at Cedar Junction Theme Park.

Image from Cedar Junction Theme Park.

CryWolf

For an exciting day outdoors, filled with adventure and adrenaline, visit CryWolf in Irene. Here, visitors can spend the day doing exciting activities including two-speed go-karting ideal for both young and old, playing some paintball or laser tag (depending on whether or not you can handle being hit with a paint ball), or trying out laser clay pigeon shooting!

Cost: Click here for all the pricing details.

Venue: Smuts House Museum, Plot 53, Jan Smuts Avenue, Irene, Pretoria.

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Throughout Gauteng

BOUNCE Inc

Sitting on the couch with their eyes and hands glued to their cellphones is NOT the way kids should spend their school holidays, especially this festive season. They need to get out of the house, away from their gadgets and get active, which is why BOUNCE Inc is ideal. Not only does it offer a cure for boredom, but also loads of fun activities to keep them busy all day long. Think 3 000m² of interconnected trampolines, adventure features, padding and airbags, giving kids (and even adults) the chance to bounce around, throw balls, do backflips, show off their aerial skills and just have a blast.

Please note: All BOUNCE Inc venues will be reopening on 27 November 2020.

Acrobranch

Another great idea is to let the kids swing about and experience a treetop adventure at Acrobranch. There's something for all ages and all fitness levels, from ziplining and tricky crossings, to high ropes and much more. This is also a great family activity if you want to do something new together. There's no better place to get your kids out and about and reconnecting with nature than at Acrobanch. When last did you or your kids climb a tree? Hmmm, we thought so! Just make sure they wear the right gear — closed shoes, comfy clothes, long hair tied up and safety gear (provided by Acrobranch).

Papachinos

Sometimes, parents just need a bit of time-out. A place where they can relax unwind while letting the kids run wild and blow off some stream. Cue Papachinos. Not only is this an awesome hangout for mamas, papas, oupas, oumas and the little tykes, but it's a great place to grab a bite to eat (the pizzas are amazing) while the kids run rampant and blow off steam in the designated kiddies' play area. This is a family restaurant that caters to all your needs — kiddie entertainment, food, wine and chillaxing.

The Lion & Safari Park

Who doesn't love animals? And lucky for us, we don't need to drive too far to experience what South Africa is well known for — its wildlife! The Lion & Safari Park in Harties offers loads of outdoor activities for a fun day out for all ages. No need to travel all the way to Mpumalanga or the Kruger! Take your pick from interaction and walking experiences, guided tours and self-drive safaris. After all that excitement, relax and grab a bite to eat at the Bull 'n Buck Grill.

DAVINCI Lounge

In case you missed it, DAVINCI Lounge, located in the DAVINCI Hotel & Suites, has brought back their delightful and decadent Urban High Tea, which will most certainly tickle your tastebuds. Every Saturday and Sunday, between 14:00 and 17:00, you and your loved ones can enjoy a variety of sweet and savoury treats, all complemented by a selection of Rondeveldt teas and Nespresso coffees. Please note that pre-booking is essential.

Details: legacyhotels.co.za | 011 292 7169 | [email protected] | Corner 5th and Maude Street, Sandton, Johannesburg.

Embarc Restaurant

Proven as a diamond in the rough, Lisa de Beer caught our eye when she proved her palate as sommelier and sous chef at Aurum Restaurant in Sandton. When Lisa announced that she will be opening her restaurant in Parkhurst, we got so excited. Meet Embarc Restaurant. The menu is set to take on the big players in the Joburg culinary scene with entries such as ‘Beef and Beer’ carpaccio served with yeasted mayo and popped barley. Click here to take a look at what you can expect when you make your way to this Parkhurst must-visit!

Details: www.embarcrestaurantza.com | [email protected] | 081 848 6480 | Corner 4th Avenue and 13th Street, Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

Marshall's Craft Eatery

Marshall's Craft Eatery is a very sociable local restaurant with a particular focus on artisanal offerings on the menu and on tap. This spot is rather relaxed, a place where diners can arrive in shorts and a tee, and feel comfortable and right at home. In support of local craftsmen and artists, the eatery has live entertainment every Friday night. Breakfast over the weekend is particularly aimed towards the outdoor enthusiasts that explore around Emmarentia, with traditional and healthy options available. Marshall's Craft Eatery is a surefire entry on our new restaurants in Joburg list.

Details: www.marshallscrafteatery.co.za | 010 109 2184 | 03 Olifants Road, Emmarentia, Johannesburg.

Old Town Italy

Dine in true Italian style at Melrose Arch's newest restaurant on High Street – Old Town Italy! They've just recently opened their doors last November, where Jamie's Italian used to be. Grab a seat here and indulge in authentic Italian cuisine that's sure to to hit the spot, sip and enjoy a quick brew in between business meetings, or simply just take in the atmosphere, sights and sounds of the precinct after an exciting shopping spree. Also, every Friday, guests can enjoy their delicious meals accompanied by a live acoustic performance. This sounds like the perfect way to start off your weekends! Also, be sure to keep an eye on their Facebook page for more information on their La Dolce Vino evenings. Bookings are essential.

Details: www.oldtown.co.za | [email protected] | 010 109 8632 | Shop 00513, Building 13, High Street, Melrose Arch, Birnam, Johannesburg | Facebook

Pablo Sandton

In case you missed it, Pablo Eggs-Go-Bar closed their doors in Melville and have reopened with a trendy and stylish new spot in the Mint Hotel, right in the heart of Sandton. This is just the spot to visit if you're craving Middle Eastern-inspired flavours, tapas and mezze perfect for sharing, as well as wood-fired delights (including pizzas, chicken schnitzel and beef fillet medallions). Pair that with a few refreshing cocktails, seating on the pool deck along with the amazing sights of Sandton and summer sunlight, and you have a wonderful setting to spend your leisurely Saturday afternoon! Be sure to pay them a visit and check out the new space.

Details: www.hellopablo.co.za | 078 206 4463 | [email protected] | Mint Hotel, 84 Katherine Street, Sandton, Johannesburg.

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Image from Pablo Sandton via Facebook.

AURUM

Located on Level 7 of The Leonardo in the heart of bustling Sandton, the AURUM Restaurant is just the place to visit if you're looking for a dining experience like no other! And just in time for the brand-new season, they have just recently launched their seasonal summer menu 2020 that's sure to delight the tastebuds. Wondering what to expect on this divine new menu, click here. We have the pleasure of experiencing it for ourselves!

Details: www.aurumrestaurant.co.za | 087 536 0100 | [email protected] | Level 7, The Leonardo, 75 Maude Street, Sandown, Sandton, Johannesburg

Sotto Sopra

Get excited! Sotto Sopra has officially reopened their doors after all the unpredictability and uncertainty the pandemic has brought alone with it! Here, diners can tuck into hearty and oh-so moreish modern Italian cuisine that's sure to delight the senses. Enjoy Roman-style pizzas and flavourful pastas prepared with handmade in-house pasta in a vibrant, open and relaxing dining area on the Keyes Art Mile in Rosebank.

Details: www.sottosopra.co.za | 072 300 6681 | [email protected] | Trumpet on Keyes, corner of 19 Keyes and Jellicoe Avenues, Rosebank, Johannesburg | Facebook

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DAVINCI Hotel & Suites' Urban High Tea Returns 

Looking for a delightful afternoon tea to enjoy with the ladies in the heart of Sandton? Look no further! The Urban High Tea at the DAVINCI Hotel & Suites has returned! Every Saturday and Sunday, this makes for the perfect space to celebrate special occasions, or even just to indulge in a contemporary twist on the classic High Tea. Booking is essential.

Click here to find out more about the Urban High Tea at DAVINCI Hotel & Suites.

tashas Revamps Their Classic Menu

tashas fan, you'll be happy to hear that their beloved Classic Menu has had a makeover, offering six brand-new, fresh dishes that have been added to the menu, as well as a new hot drink, a delicious homemade Honeybush Chai, and four delightful smoothies to tickle your palate.

Click here to find out more about tashas revamped Classic Menu.

Nelson Mandela Square Boasts A New Feature

Have you visited Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton lately? If yes, did you happen to notice something new, right behind the bronze Nelson Mandela statue? Here, visitors and shoppers can view and admire the Square's latest architectural wonder: one of the largest tower clocks in the Southern Hemisphere.

Click here to find out more about this brand-new feature housed at Nelson Mandela Square. 

Nelson Mandela Square

 

Dates are supposed to be creative and fun, which is why we have come up with this list of local date ideas to get you out and about and exploring the city. Now that the research has been done, take your pick, mix-n-match activities and experiences and plan the perfect date for you and your sweetheart. These will all be ideal for evening dates and even daytime excursions.

Dine In the Sky At Higher Ground

For a unique and unforgettable dining experience like no other, be sure to book your romantic date night at Higher Ground at St Stithians College in Bryanston. Here, you and your date will get to enjoy your choice of either a breakfast, lunch or dinner, 30.48 metres in the air, surrounded by stunning panoramic views of Sandton and the Johannesburg skyline in the distance. These Sky Dining experiences are available over the weekends and booking is essential. Click here for more information and to find the perfect date and click here to make your booking.

Higher Ground Restaurant

An Exciting Date Night In With DateFactory

We came across this exciting concept not too long ago, and we highly recommend you give it a try! DateFactory brings you and your partner a complete date night in a box, delivered right to you door anywhere in South Africa, for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own space. And best of all, there's a wide range of options to choose from, whether you're both in the mood for the ultimate pamper session with your sweetheart to unwind after a long week or are looking to spice things up a bit with on of the sexier variations. Click here to take a look at what you can expect from DateFactory.

DateFactory

Be Adventurous At Soweto Towers

Why not do something you've both never done before? Like bungee jumping at the Soweto Towers? We know, it sounds absolute crazy, but we promise you, it is loads of fun and will be a memory you'll hold on to for a lifetime. Who can say that they did a bungee jump? Not many people, so why not add it to your date to-do list? They offer a selection of other adventure activities is the bungee jumping is a little too much for you — choose from a session of paint balling, SCAD free fall, base jump, or try making your way up the a 25m climbing wall. Booking is essential!

Arrange A Romantic Picnic

Ever gone on a picnic in the city? Not? Then make sure you plan a wonderful gastronomic outdoor adventure. First things first – you need to decide where you’re going to set up your feast. In case you didn't know, Dial-a-Picnic offers picnic experiences that'll definitely delight. Whether you're in Cape Town, Sandton, Alberton, Durban or Pretoria, there is an option for you. But, if you're looking to plan your own location — whether it’s in your backyard, in a park or in the middle of your lounge inside a blanket fort — Dial-a-Picnic also offers a selection of lovely picnic baskets filled with delicious delights for you to choose from and have delivered. Planning a romantic picnic give you the opportunity to get creative and custom create something you and your partner will love and enjoy!

Champagne and Gin picnic

Trade The Sneakers For Skates

Kick off the sneakers and pull on a pair of skates for a laughter-filled date at Roll Egoli roller skate rink in Bryanston. Not only will enjoy some quality time together, but you will be shrieking and laughing with all the tumbling until you finally find your feet (or would that be 'skates'?) Once you get the hang of it and had a bit of a workout, you might need a break. So grab your partner and a bite to eat at their onsite restaurant, which serves pizzas, hot drinks, cold drinks, slush puppies, gelato, hot drinks and snacks. The venue also has a jungle gym, trampoline, a scooter track, a four-hole putt putt course and a big screen for sporting events.

Keep It Simple With Adventure Golf

Why not keep the date simple and spend the afternoon (or evening) play a round or two of Adventure Golf? Sure, it sounds rather boring and plain, but it gives you both the perfect opportunity to get a little competitive and strike up some conversation. You can find Adventure Golf courses at Fourways Mall, Ferndale on Republic, Stoneridge Centre and Hillfox Value Centre. All of their branches are open everyday of the week, Sunday – Thursday from 09:00 – 20:00, and Friday and Saturday from 09:00 – 22:00.

Adventure Golfing

Visit Saddle Creek Ranch

So, how about some outdoor adventure? Then be sure to plan, arrange and book something unique and extra exciting at Saddle Creek Ranch in Hekpoort, about an hour's drive from Joburg. Here, you can spend the afternoon enjoying nature, going on horseback rides, perhaps even trying your hand at some archery, go quad biking, do some laser clay pigeon shooting, or even get some of the best Magaliesburg views with a Hot Air Balloon Safari adventure. The options are endless! Click here to see what you and your partner can get up to at Saddle Crrek Ranch. Also, keep in mind that booking is essential.

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Enjoy A Couple's Cooking Class

As they saying goes, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”, which is why it might be a good idea — or a bonding experience — for couples to take a romantic cooking class together. Taste-Buds Cook Club offers Romantic Couples Evenings that’ll delight your taste buds and give your date night a unique twist. Couples will start off with a welcome drink before making their way to the kitchen. There you will prepare a dish which could be a starter, main course or dessert. Once your dish is done, it will be beautifully plated and ready for you to enjoy on the buffet table together with the dishes, prepared by others. So, get ready for a variety of taste sensations. Click here to find out when the next Romantic Couples Evening takes place and book now.

Couple Cooking Class

Catch A Movie At The Bioscope

For a different way of seeing a movie in the city, makes sure you check out the lineup at The Bioscope at 44 Stanley. They screen interesting films every week, offering a unique way to sit back, relax and enjoy a movie with your partner. Visit their site to view their upcoming and current screenings. Every month, they do host a dedicated date night screening, showing a romantic movie paired with a cheesy pizza to share. Visit their Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest date night screenings. Click here to find out more about The Bioscope and why you should pay it a visit in its brand-new home.

The Bioscope

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While you may not think of Hartbeespoort as a prime shopping destination, this resort town offers a range of retail options. Whether you are on the hunt for bargain deals on grocery items or looking for something to remember your trip by, Harties shopping centres, gift shops and delis will be sure to impress.

What Are You Looking For?

Shopping Centres
Gift Shops
Delis

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Shopping Centres

Village Mall

Village Mall is affectionately known as the “Heart of Harties”, as it offers over 60 stores, a variety of restaurants and the perfect convenience for both visitors and locals. The mall’s flagships stores include Checkers, Woolworths, Pick n Pay and Dis-Chem. Come and pick up all your must-haves at Village Mall before heading off on your next great Harties adventure.

Visit Village Mall.

Damdoryn Junction Shopping Centre

Make a quick pitstop at Damdoryn Junction Shopping Centre on your way through Harties. Grab your groceries at the Super Spar or treat yourself to a takeaway from one of the fast food restaurants at the centre. There is also a Build It store on-site for all your DIY needs.

Visit Damdoryn Junction Shopping Centre.

Harties Lifestyle Centre

Looking for a retail experience with a difference? Pop by Harties Lifestyle Centre. This mixed-use precinct offers live entertainment, good food and some of the best shopping in Harties. Their stores include Hart Mark Kids & Toys, a plant nursery and garden centre, Cotton Road Factory Shop and House of Bellacardo. Harties Lifestyle Centre also hosts regular artisanal markets, so be sure to stop by on your next visit to Hartbeespoort.

Visit Harties Lifestyle Centre.

Chameleon Village

Chameleon Village is another one of Harties’ mixed-use precincts. This family-friendly activity centre is home to the Harties African Curio Market, crafter’s fair, the Ugly Duckling Décor Store, two art galleries, and a garden shop. Bring the whole family along to explore the amazing retail offerings here.

Visit Chameleon Village.

Welwitschia Country Market

Looking for truly unique products in Hartbeespoort? Visit Welwitschia Country Market. This eclectic retail precinct offers an ever-changing variety of stores. Whether you’re searching for stylish accessories, specialty gifts or a fabulous new handbag, you’re certain to find it here.

Visit Welwitschia Country Market.

Gift Shops

The Little Shop at the Top

The Little Shop at the Top is situated just beneath the top station at the Harties Aerial Cableway. This curio and gift shop stocks a wide range of trinkets and toys, including handmade jewellery, souvenirs, stuffed toy animals and branded clothing. Pop in on your way to the top of the Cableway to find something to remember your trip by.

Visit The Little Shop at the Top.

Butterfly Blu

Butterfly Blu is a gift shop situated at the French Toast Koffie Kafee in Hartbeespoort. This eclectic store specialises in home décor, beaded jewellery, and custom-designed baby clothing. If you’re looking to upgrade your living or dining room, this is the place to spend a few good pennies. Make a trip out to Hartbeespoort to see all they’ve got in store.

Visit Butterfly Blu.

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Delis

Van Gaalen Cheese Farm

If you’ve never visited Van Gaalen Cheese Farm, you’ve been sorely missing out. These expert Dutch cheese makers have a superb variety of cheese to choose from. Whether you book an on-site cheese tasting or pick up a few delicious blocks of cheese to take home with you, Van Gaalen’s is sure to delight you. Our personal favourite is the basil-infused cheddar cheese but give them all a try to find your winning cheese.

Visit Van Gaalen Cheese Farm.

Pig a Deli

Pig a Deli specialises in fresh biltong and vacuum packed meat, salami rolls, sauces and pickled products, assorted cheeses and pestos. Stop by on your way in or out of Hartbeespoort to pick up a few delicious padkos snacks. This is also a great store to stock up on picnic basket essentials and nibbles for your adventures around Harties.

Visit Pig a Deli.

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A Fabulous Family Feast!

Spend quality time with your family and feast on this delicious offer from Nando's! For just R249*, enjoy a flame-grilled Full Chicken + 3 Sharing Sides offer. This offer includes a full flame-grilled chicken with three sharing portion sides of your choice. How delicious! So, what are you waiting for? Click here to to order your Full Chicken + 3 Sharing Sides feast now.

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For more information about Nando’s and what’s currently on offer, visit their website at www.nandos.co.za.

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Consisting of both savoury and sweet options, the Weekend Urban High Tea has all the hallmarks of a traditional High Tea, including a selection of Nespresso coffees and Ronnefeldt teas to complement the menu’s many flavours.

 

The savoury options include both cold and warm choices such as Brie & caramelised onion quiche, smoked salmon, Chef’s salad and assorted sandwiches & croissants as well as chicken pintos, cheese and jalapeño rissoles.

For those with a sweeter tooth, the menu also consists of freshly baked scones, Cremora & nuttikrust truffles, mango & coconut gâteau, mini mixed berry fruit cocktails and a Chef’s cake selection, all under a towering Croquembouche.

“At DAVINCI, we are always looking at ways to honour timeless cuisine traditions, while putting our own contemporary spin on things,” says DAVINCI Hotel & Suites’Executive Chef, Kalpesh Hansjee, “and this offering is another way for us to do that.”

“After the success of our Valentine’s High Tea, we realised this is the perfect way to reconnect with friends and family for a social get together or a special occasion,” continues Hansjee. “So we wanted to honour this timeless tradition, which has been missing from Sandton scene for far too long.”

 

The Weekend Urban High Tea can be enjoyed either in the DAVINCI lounge, or poolside at the DAVINCI pool and includes a welcome drink of home-made lemonade to whet the palate.

“Watch this space for our exciting Easter edition which will be available over the Easter Weekend and combines our Weekend Urban High Tea with some special surprises,” concludes Hansjee.

 

The DAVINCI Weekend High Tea is available every Saturday and Sunday from 2pm – 5pm at a cost of R355 per person. The special Easter High Tea will take place on Sunday, 4 April. Bookings can be made on dineplan or via [email protected]

Guests wanting an Easter city staycation, can also spend the weekend at DAVINCI from R1,025 per person sharing per night which includes a R600 voucher per room to use at the DAVINCI Spa.

Hartbeespoort is well known for its outdoor and adventure offerings. However, there is just as much to taste as there is to see and do here. From delicious brunch menus, to dining high above the clouds, Harties has something to offer any type of appetite. So, the next time you find yourself hungry in Harties be sure to check out these awesome eateries.

What Are You Looking For?

American
Asian
French/Dutch
Mediterranean
Seafood
Coffee Shops & Cafes

American

Madagascar Café

Madagascar Café offers diners a tropical island atmosphere paired with good, hearty American-inspired food. Come and enjoy delicious cocktails under the cabana while the kids have a ball on the nearby playground. Madagascar Café is best known for its scrumptious double-decker hamburgers and fries. So, the next time you find yourself ravenously hungry in Harties, you know where to stop by for a bite.

Visit Madagascar Café.

Pick a Pancake Restaurant 

Pick a Pancake is a family-friendly restaurant that serves up all assortments of pancake dishes. Whether you prefer your pancakes sweet or savoury, this delightful eatery is sure to have something to entice you. Not in the mood for pancakes? No worries. Pick a Pancake also serves up a variety of breakfast dishes, burgers, salads and toasted sarmies.

Visit Pick a Pancake Restaurant.

Asian

Al Medina

How about a little authentic Indian cuisine while you're in Harties? Al Medina Restaurant and Takeaway is situated at the popular Chameleon Village. Visit them to enjoy traditional samosas, biryani, bunny chow and lamb curry. This is the perfect spot to indulge in a big, sit down family dinner. Bring the whole brood along for a night out to remember.

Visit Al Medina.

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French/Dutch

The Windmill Restaurant

Hartbeespoort is home to many Dutch restaurants, however, the most popular of these is undoubtedly The Windmill Restaurant and Waffle House. The iconic windmill can be seen from miles away, welcoming in guests from all around the country. This is the ideal spot to enjoy a full English breakfast or gourmet waffles before heading out on a day of fun and adventure in Harties.

Visit The Windmill Restaurant.

French Toast Koffie Kafee

Another one of Hartbeespoort's beloved restaurants is the French Toast Koffie Kafee situated at Little Paris. This charming café offers traditional French fare  including crispy croissants, syrupy French toast sticks and cheesy croque monsieur. Bring your special someone to enjoy an early morning brekkie here before heading out onto the famous lover's lock bridge.

Visit French Toast Koffie Kafee.

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Mediterranean

Terrace Restaurant

The Terrace Restaurant at Van Gaalen Cheese Farm serves an eclectic array of starters, mains and desserts. You can order a delightful picnic basket filled with Van Gaalen's signature gourmet cheeses or opt for a sit down meal at the restaurant. We've heard that their pizzas are simply heavenly. Paired with a tall glass of wine, and the fantastic view of the Skeerport River and the Magaliesberg mountain range, it doesn't get much better than this.

Visit the Terrace Restaurant.

Pizza Shack

Authentic wood-fired pizza, spectacular views and good company, what more could you ask for? Visit Pizza Shack at the Harties Aerial Cableway to enjoy all this and much more. They offer an array of gourmet pizzas, including our top pick - a thin, crispy based pizza topped with prosciutto, gorgonzola, wild rocket and preserved figs. Sounds like the perfect way to end off a day of exploration and excitement in Harties if you ask us.

Visit Pizza Shack.

360 Degrees

For all full panoramic view of the Magaliesberg escarpment, visit 360 Degrees restaurant at Harties Cableway. Their menu is almost as expansive as the mountain range, offering everything from hearty breakfasts to gourmet salads, wraps, pastas, burgers and steak and grills. 360 Degrees is one of Harties' most diverse restaurants, catering to all kinds of palates. Make sure to visit them on your next trip up the cableway.

Visit 360 Degrees.

Laurentina Portuguese Restaurant

You might not expect to find traditional Portuguese cuisine in Hartbeespoort, but that's what you'll get at Laurentina Portuguese Restaurant. Their menu features authentic peri-peri chicken, pregos, trinchado, espetados and prawns. A meat lover's paradise for sure! Pair your meal with a classic Tipo Tinto rum cocktail or a Mozambican 2M beer. Laurentina Portuguese Restaurant is the place to be on weekend's in Harties, so be sure not to miss out.

Visit Laurentina Portuguese Restaurant.

Ristorante Italiano

Looking for the perfect place to treat the family to lunch in Hartbeespoort? Look no further than Ristorante Italiano. This family-friendly Italian restaurant and pizzeria offers a delectable menu featuring all your favourite Italian classics. There is also a separate kiddies menu sure to please even the fussiest of eaters. Oh, and did we mention that they serve a full menu of gourmet waffles?

Visit Ristorante Italiano.

Siesta Tapas Bistro

A fine selection of tapas sounds like the perfect way to end off a busy day of outdoor adventure in Harties. Siesta Tapas Bistro caters to foodies looking for unique tastes and rare dining experiences. Bring your friends along to enjoy a tasty buffet of snack bites served with a chilled glass of sangria, gin or fruit juice. It's a definite must-try.

Visit Siesta Tapas Bistro.

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Seafood

de Vette Mossel

de Vette Mossel is one of the most unique restaurants in Hartbeespoort. Their name directly translates as "The Fat Mussel", which is an apt description of the kind of food they serve here. For the best seafood dishes in Hartbeespoort, visit de Vette Mossel. Their menu features a mind blowing seven courses (13 dishes) which are prepared and presented one after the other as a rolling buffet. It's an all-you-can-eat experience like you've never had before.

Visit de Vette Mossel.

Coffee Shops & Cafes

Forage & Feast 

Forage & Feast is the on-site restaurant at Tangaroa Strawberry Farm. Their seasonal menus feature farm fresh produce, including their very own hand-picked strawberries. Do yourself a favour and order a pot of strong tea with a slice of their strawberry cheesecake. It's to die for!

Visit Forage & Feast.

There is an almost never-ending list of activities for all ages in Hartbeespoort. Whether you are looking for an outdoor adventure or a relaxed day out with the family, there should be something around Harties to keep you busy. Let's take a look at some of the most popular attractions in the area, shall we?

What Are You Looking For?

Family-Friendly
Nightlife
Outdoor & Adventure

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Family-Friendly

Strawberry Picking 

Bring the little ones along to Tangaroa Strawberry Farm next spring to do some strawberry picking. Around mid to late September the fields here bloom with the juicy, red fruit. Bring a few wicker baskets with you to help carry off your pickings. You can also book a family picnic to enjoy along the banks of the Skeerport River. Tangaroa Strawberry Farm is one of our top family-friendly destinations in Hartbeespoort, so don't hesitate to pay them a visit as soon as spring rolls in.

Visit Tangaroa Strawberry Farm.

Cheese Tours

Van Gaalen Cheese Farm offer guided tours for schools and families. Bring the kids with to learn all about the cheese making process. Van Gaalen has been in the business of making premium Dutch cheese for over two decades. If there was anyone to learn about cheese from, it's these guys. You can also enjoy a family-style picnic complete with assorted cheeses, fruits, sweet Dutch biscuits and wine or fruit juice. It's the perfect family fun day out in the lush Hartbeespoort outdoors.

Visit Van Gaalen Cheese Farm.

Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre 

Are your little ones besotted with big cats? Take them on a trip to the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre in Hartbeespoort. Book yourself an early morning guided tour to see a breath taking high speed cheetah chase. The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre offers an unforgettable experience for both young and old, so be sure not to pass it by the next time you're in Harties.

Visit the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre.

Chameleon Village 

Chameleon Village is the family-friendly destination in Hartbeespoort. This mixed-use retail, restaurant and entertainment centre offers a range of activities to keep you and the kids having fun all day long. Come and try your hand at 18-hole put-putt, paintball, human foosball, archery or go-karting. Chameleon Village is also home to the Harties Lion & Tiger Park and the Snake & Reptile Park. Don't be surprised if the kiddies nag you to come back here weekend after weekend.

Visit Chameleon Village.

Nightlife

Laurentina Portuguese Restaurant 

Laurentina Portuguese Restaurant is the heart of good food and entertainment in Hartbeespoort. Sip on a traditional Tipo Tinto cocktail while you enjoy the sounds of the restaurant's resident band on a Saturday evening. The restaurant is also available to book out for birthday parties and private functions.

Visit Laurentina Portuguese Restaurant.

Heart Rock Café

Heart Rock Café is the centre of entertainment in Harties. Stop by on a Sunday afternoon to enjoy laidback live music and entertainment, good food and discounted drinks. Heart Rock Café also offers Free Friday Braai Nights and Super Sokkie langarm evenings! If you've ever wondered what the nightlife in Hartbeespoort is like, this is as fine an example as you'll get.

Visit Heart Rock Café.

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Heart Rock Cafe in Hartbeespoort

Outdoor & Adventure 

Elephant Sanctuary 

Come and walk trunk-in-hand with a majestic African elephant at the Elephant Sanctuary in Hartbeespoort. This dedicated conservation park offers visitors the opportunity to interact and learn about their resident elephants with careful guidance from their expert handlers. The Elephant Sanctuary also provides overnight accommodation for up to 12 guests sharing.

Visit the Elephant Sanctuary.

Van Gaalen Trails 

Outdoor adventurists simply adore the trails that start at Van Gaalen Cheese Farm and extend over 30 private properties over a distance of 100 kilometers. Whether you're an avid hiker, mountain biker, trail runner or bird watcher, these trails are sure to challenge your endurance. Collect your maps at the Farm Shop and head out for a day of exploration and exhilaration.

Visit Van Gaalen Trails.

Arrow's Rest 

Looking to test your golf swing? Stop by Arrow's Rest in Hartbeespoort to practice your skills. This outdoor adventure centre also offers archery, quad biking, paintball, bass fishing, mountain biking trails and a 3D walk and stalk target practice range. It's a thrill a minute!

Visit Arrow's Rest.

Harties Aerial Cableway 

One of the biggest outdoor attractions in Hartbeespoort is the Harties Aerial Cableway. Take a leisurely trip up the cable car to reach the summit. From here you can go on a number of exciting adventures, including hikes, paragliding, horseback rides and mountain biking. Harties Aerial Cableway also offers relaxing boat cruises along the Hartbeespoort Dam for the not quite so adventurous.

Visit Harties Aerial Cableway.

 

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Improvements In The Accurate Detection Of Breast Cancer

In a small clinic in a rural South African community, a nurse gives a woman the results of her breast cancer X-ray. The nurse is neither a radiologist nor an oncologist, but the software through which she has run her patient’s X-ray will ensure that her diagnosis is accurate. The need for her patient to be referred to a hospital and placed on an extended waiting list to see a specialist is no more.

During the course of 2020, this hypothetical scenario will become a reality. For months, Professor Qing-Guo Wang and his team from the Institute for Intelligent Systems at the University of Johannesburg have been using artificial intelligence (AI) to create an advanced diagnostic system. Once complete, it will allow medical practitioners with only the most basic training to provide affordable and accurate breast cancer diagnoses, no matter where they are in the country.

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution unfolds, its impact on the lives of ordinary people becomes more consequential. In this case, consequence equates to better healthcare, and better healthcare means healthier people and more resilient societies.

Essential Improvements To Gwakani

Situated in the far north-eastern corner of South Africa, near the borders of Zimbabwe and Mozambique, the deeply rural village of Gwakwani is home to just 100 people. Historically, it had no running water, electricity, cell phone reception or internet access, and for its residents, the chance of change seemed slim.

But in 2014, the School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) started to work with Gwakwani to make essential improvements. A solar borehole pump was installed, as were solar-powered streetlights and indoor lamps, large cold storage units, a creche and a solar-powered bakery. Today, the bakery employs eight residents and makes bread readily available to the village and other nearby communities.

All of the technology installed in Gwakwani is monitored remotely through an Internet of Things network that can be accessed and controlled from UJ. This helps to ensure that the interventions introduced in the village operate smoothly and sustainably – from the present day well into the future.

Universal Connectivity With Generic 4IR

First there was the Internet, which connected people with people. Then came the Internet of Things, which connected 4IR technologies with machines. And now, there is the Internet of Everything, which connects people with people, people with machines and machines with machines.

As a leading proponent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in Africa, UJ recognises the potential of the Internet of Everything (IoE) to make universal connectivity more relevant and valuable than ever before, turning information into action that creates new capabilities and unprecedented opportunities for people.

Already, UJ are applying 4IR to their teaching and learning, using it to advance not just ideas, but skills, expertise and capacity. UJ believes in the not-too-distant-future, people everywhere will experience real benefits and meaningful change in their lives as a result of 4IR.

For More Information

For more information about UJ and embracing the eminent 4IR, visit universityofjohannesburg.us.

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What Is It?

Prepare yourself for an early afternoon of immaculate vibes, alongside a luscious brunch menu served until 13:00, while the DJ lineup keeps you entertained. And if you're looking to make the most of your afternoon out in the city, don't miss the opportunity to enjoy their Spanish-inspired menu after 13:00.

Absolute sophistication and indulgence are elements that have been largely considered when designing their menu and in preparing for hosting you at this exclusive three-course brunch. Premium packages have been designed for those who enjoy the sophisticated lifestyle and would like to add an elevated and personal touch to their Brunch experience.

Please note: Limited VIP booths are available to book, for those purchasing their Premium Package. Bottle service menu will available on the day.

When Is It?

Saturday, 03 April 2021 from 11:00 – 13:00.

Brunch starts promptly at 11:00, so be sure to arrive on time.

Where Is It?

La Parada Waterfall Corner, corner of Waterfall and Woodmead Drive, Midrand, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

R345 per person. Click here to book now.

Please note: Table bookings are essential.

For More Information

For more information about La Parada Waterfall Corner and their Ultimate Brunch in the City experience, visit their website at laparada.co.za.

You can also contact La Parada Waterfall Corner on 010 035 4901 or [email protected].

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What Is It?

Itching to do a little of retail therapy? Craving something delicious? Or simply looking to immerse yourself in rich culture that makes our beloved country so diverse? No matter what your reason, be sure not to miss The Zone @ Rosebank's first-ever Eid Fest this April. Here, guests will enjoy the opportunity to have an experience filled with delectable cuisine, beautiful fashion, and unique culture. There will be a variety of fun and exciting stores for everybody all through The Eid Fest. This is a retail experience you definitely don’t want to miss!

When Is It?

From Friday, 02 April 2021 until Sunday, 11 April 2021.

Where Is It?

The Eid Fest will be taking place on the first floor, near the food court, at The Zone @ Rosebank, 177 Oxford Street, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entry is the Eid Fest at The Zone @ Rosebank is FREE, all you have to do is ensure you have some cash on you for parking, to do some shopping and even grab something delicious to eat in between shopping sprees.

For More Information

For more information about The Zone @ Rosebank and their Eid Fest, visit their website at thezoneatrosebank.co.za.

Or, alternatively, you can check out their Facebook event page for further details.

You can contact them on 011 537 3800 or [email protected].

Don't forget to follow The Zone @ Rosebank on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up to date with the latest news, information, specials, events, stores and more.

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Capture Your Moment In Time 

Nelson Mandela Square is one of the most iconic lifestyle and retail destinations in South Africa. This population space exemplifies sophistication, European-inspired architecture, and tourist-centric representations of South African hero, Nelson Mandela.

Since its development in 1994, the Square has continued to enhance and improve not only its retail and dining offering to its visitors, but also its physical space to ensure an unparalleled environment of beauty, opulence and serenity.

The latest architectural addition to Nelson Mandela Square is an absolute must-see: a monumental clock comprising of diamond hour pieces, translucent numerals with satin black and gold finishes, and LED lighting to create a unique halo around the timepiece while illuminating the clock by night. Meauring at 5.75m in diameter and over 500 kilograms in weight, this is one of the largest tower clocks in the Southern Hemisphere.

The construction of the Nelson Mandela Square Clock took 240-hours to design and four months to construct. Most of the clock's elements were fabricated from aluminium and 20m of LED strip lighting was used for the lighting of the timepiece hands and the halo illumination.

If you would like to go take a look at this wonder for yourself, the clock can be found directly behind the Nelson Mandela statue, overlooking the Square. This beautiful timepiece complements the nature of the Square and will delight visitors and shoppers, both local and foreign, with its beautiful lighting and delicate chimes.

Come to The City, and capture your moment in time.

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For More Information

For more information about Nelson Mandela Square and their brand-new feature to the Square, visit nelsonmandelasquare.co.za.

You can also contact them on 011 217 6000 or [email protected].

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Mother's Day Spoils

Make this Mother’s Day memorable with a Camdeboo Day Spa spoil! Whether its booking their Mother’s Day Package — which includes a picnic and bottle of sparkling wine after a relaxing massage — or giving Mom a Gift Card, either is a fabulous treat. Book today (valid for the month of May 2021).

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Don't Miss Their Weekday Specials

Weekdays just got a whole lot more fun with Camdeboo Day Spa’s Weekday Promotions. Be sure to pencil them in and book your beauty needs with these delightful special offers — even if it’s all of them!

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Other Relaxing Spa Offers

Whether it’s a pretty pamper, a relaxing romantic date or a good excuse for the ladies to get together, Camdeboo Day Spa is the perfect place to do so. Their highly trained therapists and hospitable staff will ensure that you enjoy every moment of your visit. Camdeboo Day Spa welcomes all young adults over the age of 16 to enjoy their spa treatments and make use of the facilities.

Click here to see their other available spa specials.

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For More Information

For more information about the Camdeboo Day Spa at Irene Country Lodge, Autograph Collection®, visit irenecountrylodge.co.za.

You can also contact them on 012 667 4822 or [email protected].

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Hartbeespoort is one of the top getaway destinations in the North West province. Just about an hour's drive from Johannesburg, this popular resort town offers a variety of accommodation options. So, whether you are a solo traveler or part of a large party, there should be somewhere perfect for you to lay your head in Harties. Let's take a closer look at your options.

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Hotels
Guest Lodges & B&Bs
Airbnb

Hotels 

Cradle Health Spa 

If you are craving rest, relaxation and rejuvenation, then Cradle Health Spa is the ideal hotel accommodation for you. Nestled in the foothills of the Magaliesberg Mountain Range, this spa, conference and wellness centre offers its guests a holistic healing environment. The perfect place for a spontaneous girl's weekend or a romantic couples' getaway. The Cradle Health Spa offers a range of beauty treatments, including facials, manicures and pedicures, massages and body scrubs. Come and treat yourself to a few days of pampering and luxury - you deserve it!

Visit Cradle Health Spa.

Stirling Manor Boutique Guest House

Looking for a room with a view? Book yourself a stay at Stirling Manor Boutique Guest House. Each of their six guest suites offer spectacular views of either Hartbeespoort Dam or the Magaliesberg Mountains. Stirling Manor Boutique Guest House provides European-style luxury accommodation, situated right in the heart of the North West province. Your stay includes daily buffet breakfast and the option to enjoy a three-course dinner overlooking the dam. There is also a lounge and pool area where you can socialise and relax. Take a short 45-minute drive out to Stirling Manor Boutique Guest House this weekend. We promise you won't regret it.

Visit Stirling Manor Boutique Guest House.

Glen Afric Country Lodge

You needn't travel far to escape the mad rush of the city. Pack up the family and bring them for a weekend vacation at Glen Afric Country Lodge. Their accommodation offerings are humble but comfortable, perfect for a family on the move. Plus, there are a number of exciting activities available on site, including game drives and elephant interaction walks. Glen Afric Country Lodge also boasts an à la carte restaurant, library, swimming pool and outdoor deck. What more could you need to keep the kids entertained and let yourself kick back a little for the weekend?

Visit Glen Afric Country Lodge.

Three Oaks and an Aloe 

Three Oaks and an Aloe is a luxury four-star boutique hotel situated at the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountains. Their 17 rooms are all equally spacious and comfortable. Each room also comes with a variety of amenities and a fantastic view of Hartbeespoort Dam. This is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway with your special someone. Treat them to a full day pamper package at the on-site spa before dining in style at the Three Oaks restaurant. Their dedicated chef prepares all meals from scratch, offering you and your partner the very best in local cuisine, wines and hospitality.

Visit Three Oaks and an Aloe. 

La Dolce Vita Guest House

If it's a fully inclusive accommodation, entertainment and dining package you're after, look no further than La Dolce Vita Guest House. This Italian-inspired hotel and spa not only offers its guests premium rooming, but fine dining and entertainment galore as well. La Dolce Vita Guest House is centrally located on the banks of Hartbeespoort Dam, making it the ideal rest stop between Harties' top attractions. If you're planning a non-stop adventure weekend in Hartbeespoort, this is the place to rest your head.

Visit La Dolce Vita Guest House.

Hotels and Accommodation in Midrand

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Guest Lodges & B&Bs

La Montagne Guest Lodge

How about a holiday with a difference? La Montagne Guest Lodge offers just that. Their range of lodgings include luxury tents overlooking Hartbeespoort Dam, a romantic cabin, family suites and a self-catering unit. So, no matter your budget or accommodation needs, there should be something here ideally suited to you. La Montagne Guest Lodge also provides numerous outdoor activities to keep you entertained, including couples quad biking, hiking, guided horseback rides and abseiling. You can unwind after all that adventure and exploration at the lodge's on-site sanctuary spa. Sounds like the perfect getaway if you ask us.

Visit La Montagne Guest Lodge.

Lesedi African Lodge

Lesedi Cultural Village is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hartbeespoort. Entertaining international guests for the weekend? Bring them here to experience an authentic taste of African culture, cuisine and hospitality. Lesedi Cultural Village offers quaint but comfortable accommodation. Book yourself and your guests into one of their deluxe rooms to make the most of your stay. The traditional rondavel-style lodgings are sure to amuse and entice guests unfamiliar with this type of accommodation.

Visit Lesedi African Lodge.

Hartbeespoort Dam Lodge

Hartbeespoort Dam Lodge is nestled between the small village of Kosmos, which overlooks the dam and the Magaliesberg Mountain Range. If it's peace and quiet you're after, this is the place for you. The hotel does not cater to children or pets, creating a serene oasis getaway for stressed out parents, couples and business travelers. Hartbeespoort Dam Lodge has six luxury en-suite rooms, complete with spa baths to help you fully unwind. The Lodge also has three separate braai areas and a calming rock swimming pool.

Visit Hartbeespoort Dam Lodge. 

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Airbnb

Planning a holiday with the extended family? Airbnb might just be the ideal accommodation solution for you. Book yourself and the family a week-long stay at one of the many apartment and house vacation rentals available in Hartbeespoort. Not only will you save on accommodation, but you'll be able to spend more time as a family exploring all that Harties has to offer. Plus, you'll have ample privacy and space to yourselves. Get booking as soon as possible to avoid missing out!

Explore Airbnb offerings in Hartbeespoort.

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The Ultimate Relaxation

A long weekend is not a long weekend without a few late morning lay-ins! And why not make these little lay-ins extra comfy by adding soft and cosy linens from Loads of Living linen. Or why not curl up and enjoy reading a new release from Exclusive Books — try Karen Peterson’s new book, Coming Out, Coming Home. But if you're more interested in watching one of the latest movie releases to help you relax, then catch Breaking News in Yuba County at Cinema Nouveau.

Long Weekend Spoils

How about celebrating Easter with a fresh look, for yourself or your home – Rosebank Mall’s fashion and décor stores have got that covered, too! Dress to impress at In Vogue Boutique or shop the new season’s must-haves at Nicci Boutiques. Autumn is in the air at Contempo as well! Don’t forget those finishing touches from the accessory favourite, Lovisa’s new store, now located on Level 2 opposite Foschini. For any little hatchlings on the way, mammas can get started on kitting them out at Baby’s Closet! How about a relaxing treat with a treatment or two at Dermalogica? Or set aside some pamper time at home using the range of luxurious and cruelty-free products from The Body Shop.

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Easter Must Haves

Stock up on Easter grocery essentials and a few decadent treats too at Rosebank Mall! Prepare an Easter lunch that won’t be forgotten or keep it simple with a home-brewed coffee and hot cross buns from Woolworths. You can even shop for your own coffee mugs and the coffee plunger here or at Pick 'n Pay. Rosebank Mall also boasts a new Checkers Fresh X concept store for all of your fresh produce needs. And for something completely different, Spicy Den will add an exotic flavour to any meal. Don't forget to grab a few gold Lindt bunnies — buy three bunnies and get the fourth one FREE in-store!

What would a spectacularly delicious lunch be without a glass of chilled bubbly or a luxurious glass of wine served in the brand new Lucaris collection of stemware from @Home? Looking on baking your own Easter treats with the little one this weekend? Le Creuset’s new non-stick Easter Bakeware is an eggcellent match!

 

Festive Celebrations at Rosebank Mall!

Support local at the Rosebank Sunday Market, which is open on Easter Sunday from 09:00 – 16:00. There will be Easter mallows for the children, a jumping castle set up and the bubble machine will delight youngsters. African Lane is open on Saturday and Sunday (closed Friday, 02 April 2021). There will also be live entertainment for the kids too this Sunday! Urban Spaces is a pop up shop showcasing over 40 small business traders – you’ll find anything from jewellery to lounge wear, homeware, décor and even beauty products all under one roof located on Level 3 next to H&M.

And after all that, boost your Easter energy levels with a Boost Juice or fuel up at Opera, Mugg & Bean or getting your caffeine fix at Starbucks inside Checkers Fresh X, and Vida e Caffè inspired by the street cafés of Portugal.

Rosebank Mall really does have it all the Easter! Hop on over!

 

Rosebank Mall Operating Hours

Rosebank Mall is operational under the newly adjusted Level 1 Covid-19 safety regulations and restrictions, with the following updates:

Liquor stores are permitted to trade, Monday – Sunday, as per usual trading hours, except for the long weekend rules set and stated during the address from President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday, 30 March 2021.

Restaurants can offer on-site sale and consumption of alcohol every day.

Cinema Nouveau is now open at the following times:

 

For More Information

For more information about Rosebank Mall, visit www.rosebankmall.co.za.

You can also contact them on 011 788 5530 or [email protected]

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