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Lions Park, Johannesburg what is new?

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What’s new in Lions Park In Johannesburg?We went to Lions Park on Sunday. We live nearby, and we couldn’t help noticing some changes happened after unfortunate accident with American tourist.First-people are more careful; more people prefer going with a tour guide in a special vehicle. And really this is more fun. Your have a tour guide, he gives you interesting information, meet people, socialize.Second-I don’t know if it is a time of the year or just a coincidence, we saw less people than usually in Lions Park.Our tour guide showed us the lioness, responsible for attack on a tourist.On the first picture on the left she is looking at you.It is difficult to figure out what triggered lionesses’s behavior. As far as I was able to see, quite few people in the past open windows to make a better shot. May be just wrong place, wrong time. May be the American tourist used a flash and lioness thought it was a weapon. But it is good that people are more careful now.Our tour guide told us anoth…

Street Art in Johannesburg (new street art I discovered on weekends)

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Subscribe in a readerStreet Art in Johannesburg started to become more and more popular,probably because city council realised it attracts tourists. You can do a tour or two on street art in a particular area.Most popular tours are the street art in Maboneng and Newclaire. Street art was not even interesting to people something like 25 years ago.Only the works of Banksy in UK,who made street art the expression of underground culture with political flavour, made street art interesting to other people and generated a lots of other graffiti writers and artists, who either copied Banksy or developed their own style.Banksy subsequently became known and recognised for his work in 2010 and his name was on a list of 100 most influential people by The Time Magazine.I became inspired by this topic after I read blog of Omo and Eulanda from their blog/site heydipyourtoesin.com. Hey, guys, this one is for you! It took me long time to accomplish, but eventually it was like I have to make this post.…
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Subscribe in a readerOne Sunday in Maboneng. What is Maboneng? I heard about this place but never been here before. They say it is a new buzzing area in a heart of Johannesburg. The meaning of the word “Maboneng” is from Sotho- “place of light”. Maboneng precinct is not so big, just couple of streets. What I like here that you can park your car and walk around. Historically, not so long ago this area was decaying. One of property developers Jonathan Liebmann discovered it and thought of a possibility to regenerate one of the central areas of Johannesburg and create a place to promote arts and culture. He teamed up with an architect Enrico Daffonchio and they created Arts on Main in 1990’s.Arts on Main is situated in 5 connected warehouses and combines some of the best SA galleries and artists: Goodman Gallery, Seippel Gallery and also studios of artists like William Kentridge, Michael Subotzky and Kim Lieberman. I was very surprised to know that Nirox Foundation is also found it’s home …

Would you like to try different type of holidays? Try Horse safari!

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Subscribe in a reader Never knew that I am actually staying in a wonderful place. Not so far away from me is Hartbeespoort Dam and everything what comes with this place: endless possibilities to explore South African nature and wild life. Surprisingly I did not read too much about it in blogs. People just don’t do horse riding anymore?And it never occurred to me I can’t ride on a horse, I never did. Never in my life.That thought, however, came later when I saw my horse and was invited to climb on it. Well, good for me, there were no other people, and the program in Groot Verlange Driving Academy was able to foresee the situation like that. Yes, they cater for complete beginners. Interesting enough, when I googled places for horse riding I found Groot Verlange in Hartbeespoort and other place La WiiDA in Hennopsriver Valley, also not far from Hartbeespoort Dam area. Both cater for beginners. Both have game reserve adjacent to their stables. I started from Groot Verlange and was not disa…