Lekker with LocalPlaces

Our latest news: 4 July 2024. With mid-Winter weather surrounding us, we are dreaming of the imminent summer ahead. But we have lots installed for you before the summer sunshine hits, and beyond that too. Cold, misty and wet. I am writing from the Company’s Garden restaurant in the heart of Cape Town, sipping coffee …

Joburg, one of the world’s BEST food destinations!

It has finally happened. A tourism publication has recognized Johannesburg for the fantastic food destination it is! Ever since starting JoburgPlaces tours 13-years ago, we have been in love with the incredible quality, freshness and diversity of food in Jozi. So much so, that we have hosted many food-oriented tours and events in the city …

‘Betta’

‘Betta’ ‘Betta’ is the colloquial South African way of saying ‘better’. It is also the theme for a new series of blog posts by Gerald Garner of LocalPlaces – JoburgPlaces & IkapaPlaces, inspired by the Springbok Rugby World Cup victory of October 2023 and what it means for South Africa.   We are stronger together, …

AN OPEN LETTER: CAPE TOWN DESERVES BETTER PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Empty supermarket shelves in Kloof Street is but a side effect of the ongoing taxi strike in Cape Town – picture taken on Wednesday 9 August 2023. Mr Geordin Hill-Lewis Executive Mayor, City of Cape Town Dear Mr Mayor, AN OPEN LETTER: CAPE TOWN DESERVES BETTER PUBLIC TRANSPORT I am exhausted. I am usually an …