Johannesburg has a significant place in South Africa’s history and continues to be the birthplace of new innovations, culture and trends. We take a look at some iconic and historic Joburg gems that have found a new lease on life, having been revitalised to serve a new purpose.
One Eloff Street
This particular building from the 1950s is situated on 2 Eloff St and is visible from the M2 highway. It was once the home of Rolls-Royce and Chrysler, before being turning into an OK Bazaar and a repossessed car auction house, according to 2Summers.net. Today, thebright yellow and blue building houses artists’ studios and an eating area run… Read More
For the launch of the brand-new KIA Sportage, an attempt at the World’s Longest Test Drive began at Umhlanga, Durban. It was an epic journey across six provinces, with over 3 000km clocked, ending at the finish line at Cape Point in Cape Town.
For a chance to rediscover our beautiful landscape through a Sportage window seat instead of our usual aerial views, we tagged along on their journey. See the wonderlust-inducing imagery below.
Hundreds of South Africans test drove the new… Read More
South Africa is a diverse country made up of a rich tapestry of people, cultures and stories. Each of these threads make up for some colourful uses of language, and how we communicate is one characteristic that has made us truly unique the world over.
Jo’burg, an ethnic melting pot, saw its mining history birth the likes of fanagalo – a pidgin hybrid of isiZulu, and bits of English and Afrikaans. The eclectic and our oldest city, Cape Town, has continued to also be a hub of African, Eastern and European cultures, which have naturally culminated in… Read More
There’s not much to beat a weekend away in a quiet beach town – and Kenton-on-Sea offers just that. The beaches are pristine and the water’s cool, with rock pools full of interesting creatures. With plenty of accommodation available in this quaint town, be sure to opt for one with excellent views of the ocean. The Oyster Box Beach House is a great choice.
Returning for another installation on 26 October, Stellenbosch at Summer Place 2016 aims to transport the renowned Stellenbosch wine route experience to Hyde Park, Johannesburg.
The event, which supports the Stellenbosch Wine Routes Education Fund, will offer the unique chance to interact with some of South Africa’s most esteemed wine makers and chefs at this one-night celebration of food, wine and art.
Presented by Stellenbosch Wine Routes and Sanlam Private Wealth, this will mark the 7th annual event, which has emerged as a highlight on Joburg’s lifestyle… Read More
On 24 July 2016, thousands of Johannesburg citizens took to the streets for the annual 702 Walk The Talk event. Young and old, fit and unfit, canine and human, it was a display of the Rainbow Nation definitely putting its best foot forward.
All images by Ryan James, Darling Lama Productions.