What Is It?

Calling all rugby fans! The Roodepoort Rugby Club invite you to join their upcoming pub crawl around central Johannesburg.  The day's events start with a breakfast at 9:00 sharp. The bus will proceed from Ramkiki to Ellis Park (for the Lions vs. Stormers game) stopping at various pubs where participants will not only enjoy the pub crawl, but must perform in a fun activity at each pub to gain points for the chance to win the ultimate prize! Don't miss out.

Dress code: Black and white

*All participants must be 18 years and older!

When Is It?

Saturday, 15 February 2020 at 09:00 - 23:30.

Where Is It?

All Pub Crawl participants must please meet up at the pick up point, which is Ramkiki in Roodepoort - 35 Peter Rd, Ruimsig, Roodepoort, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R500 - R750 per person. Book your space by clicking the link below to complete the booking form and receive further details:

https://forms.gle/X6zYm3qfExs6NvRE6

For more information

Contact the Roodepoort Rugby Club on [email protected] for more information.

Where To Eat

Founders Grill

Hey, Joburg, you owe the West Rand a high five. The original Founders Restaurant and Grill was established in 1984 in Florida North and has since grown into one of the country's favourite old-school steakhouses. Today you can get your rump on, enjoy good pork ribs and hang out with family and friends in a comfortable environment at the top of Gordon Road. Though the Cresta branch closed its doors a couple years back, the original is still open for business!

Details: https://www.foundersgrill.co.za

Ramkiki

Hidden in between Ruimsig and Honeydew, Ramkiki acts as a little escape from the rest of the world. This lodge is a prime wedding and events venue, as well as a great place to have a couple of drinks and something to eat. The vibe is very laid back, with friendly service, and they also host interesting events every now and then, such as cocktail evenings and food-truck days. Food includes the usual suspects – platters, steaks, ribs... you know, good old South African food!

Details: http://ramkiki.co.za

Tony's Spaghetti & Grill

Beautiful gnocchi, homemade pizza bases and sangrias fit for any day of the week. That’s Tony’s Spaghetti in a nutshell. Do yourself a favour and wait for a sunny afternoon, book a table on the terrace and go enjoy the super-relaxed atmosphere, awesome staff and prices fit for a journalist.

Details: http://spaghettigrill.co.za/

Where To Sleep

The Rabbit Hole Hotel

Feel like taking a trip to Wonderland? Then follow Alice to the Rabbit Hole Hotel on Viljoen Street. Enjoy excellent food in a charmingly surreal setting where colourful design combined with attention to the functional requirements of visitors are met without even breaking a sweat. Each room is decorated in a different theme and explodes with vibrancy and quirkiness. The Rabbit Hole Restaurant is a popular spot for diners to relax, kick back and have a beautiful bite to eat. Patrons can expect big burgers, massive slices of cake, mojitos that kick like a mule and the best BBQ chicken wings this side of Joburg.

Details: https://www.rabbitholehotel.com/

Where To Shop

Food Lover's Market

Nothing comes close to walking into the Food Lover's Market with a fistful of grocery money and an urge to spend every last cent of it. At the FLM at Hillfox Centre on Hendrik Potgieter Road you can expect the usual fresh produce with an added bonus: the cheese section. Oh my waistline! The cheese section is where all great dishes are born. From a mature cheddar to something more robust, like an aged parmesan (read that in your best Massimo Bottura voice), this rendition of the friendly green grocer has got you covered. The shop often runs specials on fruit, veg and cheese, so keep an eye on the papers.

Details: https://foodloversmarket.co.za/

Clearwater Mall

With 225 stores, 27 restaurants and over 5 200 parking spaces, Clearwater Mall is to the west what Sandton City is to the north. Here you will find top-of-the-line retail stores (such as an iStore, Edgars, Guess, etc.), as well as a top-notch entertainment area complete with a 3D theatre complex. There's also a dedicated kids' play area with supervision over weekends. It's the perfect place to shop, meet up with friends or do some serious people watching (hey, there's nothing wrong with that!). Clearwater Mall is a great place to visit during summer, as the roof over the main food court can be opened to let the sun shine in.

Details: http://clearwatermall.co.za

Key West Shopping Centre

Once just a flea market by the dam, Key West Shopping Centre has evolved into one of the top shopping and entertainment destinations on the West Rand. It boasts great restaurants, major retail stores and even a free concrete skate park. There’s ample parking, a big Spur and some cool spots to chill along the banks of the dam.

Details: http://www.keywest.co.za/

Where To Hang Out

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

This West Rand location is by far the most stunning place to have a picnic, go on a hike or take a leisurely stroll through the verdant vegetation. Known as the ‘Rocky Highveld Grassland,’ the area consists of a mosaic of grassland and savanna with dense bush in kloofs and along streams, and it is home to over 600 naturally occurring plant species. It's also a prime setting to do some bird watching, as the indigenous Verreaux's eagle can often be spotted hunting for its chicks in and around the park. On most weekends you're likely to catch some live music being played at the amphitheatre, which adds a lovely, lazy ambience to the experience. There is a cafe that serves the type of food you would expect, and a kiosk that sells drinks and snacks. Note that braaiing – or any fire for that matter – is not allowed. Entrance to the park offers student and pensioner discounts.

Details: http://www.sanbi.org/gardens/walter-sisulu/

By Shawn Greyling

Grab the gang and head out of town to these amazing country restaurants and enjoy good food, beautiful scenery, and fresh air!

The Black Horse

Have you been to the Black Horse in Magaliesberg? No? Oh my! You've not lived until you've tasted the suds produced there. They brew lagers that will paint a tear of joy on a Viking's chin. They conjure up pretty pink berry brews that will make Cupid fall in love. To boot, their food is amazing too. The Dark Horse is so popular that they are booked in advance over weekends. We suggest you do the same and hook yourself up with a table this coming weekend – you won't be sorry. The estate which the brewery is built on is beautiful and great to take a walk through with a draught of their finest sunshine in hand.

Find more information here

Leafy Greens

If you fancy yourself a foodie, then be sure to add Leafy Greens, the brainchild of Gary Player's granddaughter, Antonia De Luca, in Muldersdrift to your bucket list. This farm-to-table-style vegan cafe is based on the farm's produce. You can expect pizzas, curries, stews, sushi, wraps and rolls, all stuffed with the most professionally prepared healthy ingredients in the province.

Find more details here

Bellgables Country Restaurant

Patron chef, Errol Gobey, has put together a stellar menu to cater to the old dining room at the Bellgables Country Restaurant. From soups and salads to carpaccio and wild game, this country-style restaurant is the place to be. They consider wholesome food to be a familiar affair and all guests are treated like long-lost family. Do yourself a favour and book a table at Bellgables and bring the whole family for a fun-filled meal.

Find more information here

Country Restaurants

The Fat Olive

Looking for a country restaurant that provides an ideal family entertainment destination suitable for all occasions? Then check out the Fat Olive. Situated on the banks of a natural irrigation dam with great views of the Magaliesberg Mountains, the restaurant lends itself to enjoying the outdoors, birdlife and the resident wildlife. The Fat Olive serves up a mean rump steak and the kitchen knows just how to prepare oxtail stews. The food is quite homely and the vibe beyond chilled.

Find more information here

Ramkiki

Sure, it's not quite out in the countryside but Ramkiki in Ruimsig, Roodepoort offers a secluded dining experience... which makes it one of the coolest Country Restaurants in Johannesburg. The venue itself is perfect for weddings and the restaurant great for a lekker Sunday lunch. You can expect the usual country food, racks of lamb, burgers, pasta and so on from the menu. Their ribs are to die for and the bar mixes up great cocktails, to say the least.

Find more information here

Cattleman's Kitchen

This farm-style restaurant is located in the Bosheuvel County Estate in Muldersdrift. This estate is a country lover's dream - a big plot of land hidden down a dirt road in the middle of nowhere. The restaurant is a great place for family dining. There is a bright blue swimming pool in the middle of the outside seating area, there are also a few dogs walking around and there is a path to stroll through where you can view the many cows, goats, and chickens. The menu offers farm-style food like burgers and salads. The meat platter with ribs, rump, chicken strips, salami pieces, onion rings, and potato wedges is a must-try. This pairs perfectly with their craft beer.

Find more information here

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