Explore: Zoo Lake
Location: Corner Jan Smuts Avenue & West World Street (across from Johannesburg Zoo)
Distance from Avondhu Guest House: 2 minutes or 900m
Who will love it? Dog walkers, nature lovers, joggers, skateboarders and kids.
Why we love it? It’s safe, particularly over weekends. Take a lazy walk around
the lake, a meal at one of the restaurants or a row on the lake.
Exercise: Yoga in the Park
Location: Emmerentia, Corner Jan Smuts Avenue & West World Street (across from Johannesburg Zoo)
Distance from Avondhu Guest House: 8 minutes or 4km
Who will love it? Anyone looking for some time out in one of Jo’burg’s finest
Why we love it? Practise the art of yoga relaxation with Charlize when she
offers her yoga class every Sunday from 9-11am @ Emmarentia park or other
parks nearby across the city. Classes R80 each. Call Charlize on 078 308 1835
to book or head to their website here.
Have Fun: Johannesburg Zoo
Location: Corner Jan Smuts Avenue and Upper Park Drive, Parkview Johannesburg
Distance from Avondhu Guest House: 4 minutes or 2,2km
Who will love it? Animal lovers, kids or anyone looking to do something
relaxing and unique during their time off.
Why we love it? The Johannesburg Zoo is a huge 54 hectare green lung set in
the heart of the northern suburbs. The Jo’burg Zoo is home to 2070 animals
and 365 different species, including rare white lions, Siberian Tigers, elephants,
polar bears, chimpanzees, gorillas, bat-eared foxes, hippos and antelope.
Eat: The Tart, Saxonwold
Location: 51 Oxford Street, Saxonwold
Distance from Avondhu Guest House: 4 minutes or 2,4km
Who will love it? Anyone with a sweet tooth or those looking for an upmarket
deli to order something impressive for their next business meeting.
Why we love it? Everything is freshly made to order and has a personal touch
– from their delicious cakes and sweet treats, to savoury tarts and platters. They
also avoid additives and preservatives, and offer free range eggs, farm fresh fruit,
veggies and free range chicken. To find out more about Saxonwold’s
neighbourhood bakery nearby to Avondhu Guest House, click here.