so it’s not the ideal place to spend the entire day especially for us muslim cos obviously the restaurant is not halaal and neither is the environment muslim friendly (the faint music and the smell of bacon … no no
However i would definitely suggest it for a bucket list tick
And more so if u always wanted to visit the eifel tower
So there’s this mini eifel towel and a bench under neath
With views of the dams
And flowers oh so pretty
It’s a beautiful place to sit just for an hour with the hubby or wifey (if you a guy reading this)
It’s the best backdrop for selfies !!!!
(Astagh I’m not encouraging selfies )
Engrave your name on a lock as well just like in Paris (my suggestion …
bring your own lock . The locks here cost r120 upwards depending on size ) (I’d rather buy food for that amount )
Based in hartebeerspoort so I suggest u check out my other posts to see what else u can do in this area so u not travelling aaaaall this way
Cos like I said all u need is an hour or so to get the most of this place (selfies included )
U know those
*ok let’s go somewhere just the 2 of us *
And then u stuck scratching your head where …where oh where can we go
That’s not a mall
And not far from jhb
And you end up just going somewhere to eat and then back home cos you can’t think of anywhere nice
Well have you heard of ” The Wilds”
Within easy reach of the city centre there is a place to enjoy a walk in the heart of nature. The Wilds is the place.. this inner city indigenous park is in a beautiful condition. paved footpaths that explore every area of the reserve and an exploratory stroll . Whether u a hiker or not ul enjoy this walk up the cliff . With benches every now to rest a bit and continue to the top .
Keeping walking upwards it’s worth it .
Once u reach the top the view is amazing .
Overlooking the city with jacaranda trees in between .
Wear comfy shoes and don’t forget your water.
Best is to come early so u not hiking in the heat .
If u prefer not to hike well theres the picnic area at the bottom
With perfect manicured lawns
Pack a picnic basket and a few boards
Games and u good to go.
Rumour has it that the wilds is apparently a dangerous place but we’ve been there on a Sunday and I beg to differ
There were a few fellow hikers as well as a teeny group of people having a picnic
I suggest leave ur valuables in the car
There is a security at the car park if that gives u a lil peace of mind ..
I think the only time you should stay away is if u the only people there..
Now what u waiting for go pack a picnic basket and head to Houghton drive lenasia
Now If u drive down 1st road Sandton (think it falls under Linbro park as well)
And u have green fingers u will be over the moon excited to see a nursery at every second plot (yes they have plots there and some plots have horses too ul never believe u in sandton)
And then u will be so overwhelmed and lose track of time until u look at your phone (yes phone cos admit it u still check ur phone for time even if u have a watch)
And realise dang it’s zuhr time!!!
Now u don’t need to drive all the waaaay back to where u came from or panic for the nearest masjid .
There’s a beautiful masjid further down 1st road
On 69 1st road Sandton stands the beautiful architectured village of Qurtuba and herein lies Masjid tariq bin ziyad
Unfortunately there is no ladies facilities however the friendly people of the village were kind enough to let us use the outer ablution facilities as well as provided fresh clean towels and opened up one of the classroom for us to pray in
I guess if more people frequent their masjid they must just decide to add on a ladies area أن شاء الله
So we were in the Margate
Area this past week
and although we had taken food that would last us years to come you still get those days where u feel I just want to eat out…
After much driving around and Google searching halal food places
We stumbled upon Mr Fish
Now not the most exciting in terms of decor or appearance but it’s not only SANHA approved it also tasty !!
We were there at 9:59am (it was past my 2nd breakfast time so I was starved ) they open promptly at 10am
We decided on a chicken wrap for breakfast which comes with lil chips and a cold drink(was a bit too early for fish )
Within 10 mins it was ready (and thank God as the ever so friendly muslim owner was waaaay tooo excited to tell us her life story but shem i guess they don’t see much Muslims in this side of town)
We took this back to the resort as i wasn’t up for sitting in a fishy place
It was soooo good that we decided we’d order lunch from them as well
For lunch we had grilled hake which was also quite nice
We felt the portions were a bit small for the price but I guess when u get halal food in a place where it’s scarce u just make shukr
That’s all we had tasted from the lovely Mr Fish but apparently the prawns with that special sauce is too die for ..