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Yes we are in lockdown, but still so much one can do and see around Joburg

By CityLife Arts Writer

Today is a public holiday simply because August 9 fell on a Sunday. It is is probably the right time for one to go out and enjoy the Joburg scenery, especially because intra provincial travel (traveling within the province) is no0w allowed under level three with certain conditions that must be met.

One does not have to travel far though as Joburg has so much to offer its residents, be it visiting a book shop, an art gallery or a park, one can enjoy so much around Johannesburg. Most of these establishments are open for business, of course observing rules of social distancing and other safety precautions.

Apart from sports and activities such as golf, canoeing and kayaking, why not take  a stroll, cycle or jog through one of the City’s gorgeous botanical gardens or parks which are now open to the public for exercising purposes between 06h00 and 18h00.

Melville Koppies is also offering hikes on strict reservations basis (fomk@mk.org.za).

Enjoy dining out at some of Joburg’s vibey restaurants  which are open to patrons, while adhering to strict safety protocols. In addition to fine dining, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel is offering luxury escape package voucher to enjoy at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa after the lockdown ends.

These exciting packages include relaxing Spa treatments, delicious meals in the award-winning Amuse-Bouche and much more. For more information on the packages, go to the website to choose the package that suits your needs or contact the reservations team at reservations@fairlawns.co.za).

For something different, try out the novel roadhouse dining and movie experience at Pineslopes shopping centre.(pineslopesboulevard.co.za/drive-in-movies).“Virtual experiences notwithstanding, there’s always something to look forward to trying out in the flesh in Joburg,”says LumkaDlomo, Destination Marketing Manager for Joburg Tourism.

 “In line with Joburg Tourism’s latest destination marketing campaign tagline, the city is ready to welcome visitors and residents to explore our“City Reimagined” to experience its renowned and familiar sights, sounds, tours, attractions and warm people,” says Dlomo.

Enjoy the City’s warmth and hospitality, join the conversation on our Twitter handle @visitjoburg and on our Facebook page. Discover why those who live in Joburg love it –and those who visit our mighty city never forget it It’s always a good time to indulge in the city’s celebrated history, culture and lifestyle. From botanical gardens, parks and nature reserves to walking tours and cultural experiences, adventurous outdoor activities, markets, studios, museums and galleries -here are some options to tempt anyone looking to venture out, adds Dlomo.

Botanical Gardens, Parks & Nature Reserves •

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, Malcolm Road, Poortview, Roodepoort. Tel: 0861001278 Email: sisulugarden@sanbi.org.za Website: https://www.sanbi.org/gardens/walter-sisulu/

•Joburg Zoo Smuts Avenue, Parkview, Johannesburg. Tel:0116462000 Email: nomsa.tshabalala@jhbcityparks.com Website: https://www.jhbcityparksandzoo.com/

•Zoo Lake, 60 Jan Smuts Avenue, Forest Town. Tel: 01148310017 Website: https://www.jhbcityparksandzoo.com/

•The Wilds Nature Reserve, Houghton Drive, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg. Tel: 01164323313 Website: https://www.jhbcityparksandzoo.com/

•Croc City and Reptile Park Croc City, Plot 59, cnr Cedar Road and R114, Nietgedacht 535, Fourways. Tel: 083 657 7561/ 321 1016 Email: info@croccity.co.za Website: http://croccity.co.za/

•Johannesburg Botanical Garden, Olifants Road, Emmarentia, Johannesburg. Tel: 011782 0517 Email: nomsa.tshabalala@jhbcityparks.com Website: https://www.jhbcityparksandzoo.com/

•Kloofendal Nature Reserve, Veronica Street, Roodepoort. Tel: 011674298Email: nomsa.tshabalala@jhbcityparks.com Website: https://www.jhbcityparksandzoo.com/

•Kliprivier Nature Reserve, 129 Peggy Vera Road, Kibler Park, Johannesburg South. Tel: 0119433578 Email: secretary@klipriviersberg.org.za Website:https://www.jhbcityparksandzoo.com/Walking Tours and Cultural Experiences

•Dlala Nje (Ponte City Apartments Tours ), 1 Lily Avenue, Berea, Johannesburg. Tel: 0114022373 Email: info@dlalanje.org. Website: www.dlalanje.org

•Lebo’s Backpackers (Walking Tours), 10823A Pooe Street, Orlando, Soweto. Tel: 0119363444 Email: lebo@sowetobackpackers.com Website: www.sowetobackpackers.com

•Joburg360 (Maboneng, Jewel City, Hallmark House and City Tours). Tel: 0828801820: Email sarah@joburg360.com Website: www.joburg360.com

•Past Experiences(Grafitti and City Walk Tours). Tel: 0837013046 Website: https://www.pastexperiences.co.za/

•Migrant Cuisine Tours, 110 Fox Street, Gandhi Square, Johannesburg. Tel: 0828945216 Email: gerald@joburgplaces.com. Website: https://www.joburgplaces.com/

4•The Hub Presents (Alexandra WalkingTours), 1562 Springbok Crescent, Alexandra. Tel: 0723474477/0671262696 Facebook at TheHubPresentsAlex

•Micro-Adventure Tours, 1 Park Lane, Parktown, Johannesburg. Tel: 0837724678Email: info@microadventuretours.co.za Website: https://microadventuretours.co.za/

•Main Street Walks, Curiocity Hotels, 302 Fox Street, Jeppestown, Johannesburg. Tel: 0116140163Email: info@mainstreetwalks.co.za Website: www.mainstreamstreetwals.co.za

•Jozy Triangle Tours,Tel: 0815445423/0672793288 Email: info@jozytriangle.co.za /Bongani7vnb@gmail.com

•Eyita Tours. Tel: 0793190578 Adventurous Outdoor Activities

•Lebo’s Backpackers (Bicycle Tours), 10823A Pooe Street, Orlando, Soweto. Tel: 0119363444. Email: lebo@sowetobackpackers.com Website: www.sowetobackpackers.com

•Gold Reef City Casino, Cnr Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, Johannesburg. Tel:0112485000/5188. Email: portia.ntlemo@tsogosun.com Website: https://www.tsogosun.com/gold-reef-city-casino

•Soweto Quadbike Experience, 635B Zone 3, Naledi Street, Meadowlands, Soweto. Tel: 0722712170/0765154871 Email: quadbikeexperience@gmail.com

•Acrobranch Melrose, Melrose St Ext, James and Ethel Gray Park, Melrose, Johannesburg. Tel: 0869990369 Email: melrose@acrobranch.co.za Website: http://acrobranch.co.za/Markets, Stalls, Art and Studios

•Rosebank Art and Craft Market, corner Bath & Cradock Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg. Tel: 0115680850 Website: http://www.artandcraftmarket.co.za/

•Bryanston Organic Market, Corner Main and William Nicol Drive, Bryanston, Johannesburg. Tel: 011706 3671 Email: enquiries@bryanstonorganicmarket.co.za Website: https://www.bryanstonorganicmarket.co.za/

•Victoria Yards, 6 Viljoen Street, Lorentzville, Johannesburg. Tel: 0105945210/0725207432

5•Keyes Art Mile, 21 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg. Tel: 0118888433 Email: keyesmileonline@gmail.com Website: http://www.keyesartmile.co.za/

•27 Boxes Melville, 75 4th Avenue Melville, Johannesburg. Tel: 0117120000/0670162237 Email: info@27boxes.co.za Website: www.27boxes.co.za

Museums

•Fietas Museum-Memory In Action (MIA), 25 14th Street, Vrededorp, Johannesburg. Tel: 0721933580 Email: salmapatel@global.co.za Email: http://www.satyagrahahouse.com/en/node/22

•Lindfield Victorian House Museum, 72 Richmond Avenue, Auckland Park, Johannesburg. Tel:0726 2932/0117262932 Email: lindfieldhousemuseum@outlook.com Website: https://lindfield.wixsite.com/museum

•Liliesleaf Farm, 7 George Avenue, Rivonia, Johannesburg. Tel: 011 803 7882/3/4/060 996 6363 Email: Lulamile@llt.co.za Website: www.liliesleaf.co.za Galleries

•Gallery MoMo, 52 7th Avenue, Parktown North,Johannesburg. Tel: 27 (0)82 409 0124Email: odysseus@gallerymomo.com Website: www.gallerymomo.com

•Everard Read Gallery, 6 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg. Tel: 27 (0)11 788 4805 Email: gallery@everard.co.za. Website: https://www.everard-read.co.za/

•Stevenson Gallery, 46 7th Avenue, Parktown North, Johannesburg. Tel: 27 (0)11 403 1055 Email: jhb@stevenson.info Website: https://www.stevenson.info/exhibition/5283

•Keyes Art Mile, 21 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg. Tel: 27 (0)11 888 8433 Email: keyesmileonline@gmail.com Website: http://www.keyesartmile.co.za/

•Goodman Gallery,163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg. Tel: 27 (0)11 788 1113Email: jhb@goodman-gallery.com Website: http://www.goodman-gallery.com/

•David Krut Projects Gallery,142 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood, Johannesburg. Tel: 27 (0)11 447 0627 Email: info-jhb@davidkrut.com Website: http://davidkrut.com/

6•Kalashnikovv Gallery,70 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Tel:27 (0) 61 241 2291 Email: info@kalashnikovv.co.za Website: https://kalashnikov.com

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