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Author: Gina Bornman

Calling all Viking fans…

"They came out of the mist on an icy wind, and froze the blood of weaker men" Joburg is hosting its first-ever Viking Festival entitled ‘A Viking Thing’ on 3 March at the Moors Castle in Muldersdrift. Take a trip back in time to the days when men were seriously tough, when villages were raided, mead was the tipple of choice and swords were sharp. In those halcyon days food was really good, adventure was paramount and life was a lot more fun in some respects, despite no TV, Wifi and high-tech. Fun activities at the Festival include a...

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Sundowners Anyone?

The Best Bars With a View THE LIVING ROOM www.livingroomjozi.co.za Who would have thought that you could find a forest on a rooftop in Maboneng? But that’s exactly what The Living Room is – it’s also one of Joburg’s most popular spots to watch the sunset while enjoying sundowners with friends. Great drinks include the ever-popular Minty Magic, French bubbly, a range of Fernskloof wines, plus spirits and craft beers. There’s also a menu filled with tempting delights. The place is packed on Sunday afternoons or whenever there’s live music. SAN DECK www.tsogosun.com/san-deck Sandtonistas love this spot, and not...

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But first…Coffee

Best Coffee Spots in Joburg Bean There Coffee Roastery www.beanthere.co.za 44 Stanley has some great coffee spots, but this fair trade coffee roaster is our choice, not only because it produces sustainable African coffee, but because the coffee is so good. You can watch the coffee beans being roasted while you sip your espresso, cappuccino or a latte. Pair with a delicious slice of cake or something savoury. And don’t leave without picking up some beans or ground coffee to take home with you. Fourth Avenue COFFEE Roasters www.4thavenuecoffee.co.za A Parkhurst institution, known for the best coffee on the...

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Life is Brewtiful

Joburg's Best Breweries MAD GIANT www.madgiant.co.za Located in the 1 Fox Precinct downtown, this popular craft brewery boasts a huge retro sign on the roof beckoning thirsty visitors to come and sit in the beer garden, which stretches all the way round the building, to sample one of its four different craft beers. Inside, Mad Giant is home to eclectic touches including Meccano inspired furniture, quirky lighting and a huge metallic sculpture depicting Mad Giant. There’s a tiny shop displaying glassware and bottles of craft beer, and the brewery shares the space with the on trend Urbanologi Restaurant. BLACK...

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For the love of PORTUGUESE food

Whoopah! Joburg Style Selects the Best Portuguese Restaurants in Jozi...   PIGALLE www.pigallerestaurants.co.za Pigalle is the perfect spot for a special occasion, whether you choose to visit its Sandton, Melrose or Bedfordview branch. All offer a mouth-watering Portuguese fine dining experience. The seafood is legendary and the choice of dishes is varied, offering something for every discerning palate. Go for broke and order the Portuguese steak (pan fried in wine, ruby port and garlic and topped with a fried egg). A real treat. RESTAURANT PARREIRINHA www.restauranteparreirinha.co.za It’s well worth the trip to La Rochelle to visit this legendary establishment,...

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