Category Archive: Friends and Social

Sunday Hiking and Walk – Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve – 3 Dec 2017

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The rain stopped at around 7am and by 8 o’clock, Johannesburg had beautiful blue skies. Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve is a lush green landscape due to the good rains of the past few days.… Continue reading

Sunday Hiking and Walk – Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve – 5 Nov 2017

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We had beautiful blue skies and the temperature gradually rose from 14C (57F) to 29C (84F). We separated into 3 groups viz: the 5K walk, 12K and 14K hikes. The Nature Reserve has… Continue reading

Finals Day Highlights with Sir Matthew Pinsent – Henley 2017

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At the pinnacle of the British Summer sporting and the social season is the Henley Regatta. The event is the oldest in the world, dating back to 1839. The numbers are impressive: 15… Continue reading

The Kensington Jacaranda Walk

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In October and November, Johannesburg and Pretoria/ Tshwane residents witness the magnificent jacaranda tree blooms that beautify the province purple each year. From the Capital City to Kensington, the blooms carpet the streets… Continue reading

Sunday Hiking and Walk – Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve – 1 Oct 2017

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We had pleasant hiking weather, very nice people in the 3 groups (5K walk, 11K and 13K hikes) and a great workout – we met friends and made new friendships. Thanks to all… Continue reading

12 Life Secrets From People Who Have Lived the Longest

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In early 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that Americans are living longer than ever, with life expectancies continuing to increase annually. The news is good across the board, with… Continue reading

Sunday Hiking and Walk-Klipriviersberg­ Nature Reserve – 3 Sept 2017

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Johannesburg celebrated the arrival of Spring with fantastic weather: it was a cold 6C (43F) at 5am which gradually warmed up to 24C (75F) by midday. A sunny, cloudless day throughout… It was… Continue reading

Kensington – A Walk Through Living History

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Join the Kensington Walk on the 2nd Sunday of every month for our 2 hour walk viz 8:30 – 10:30am. We meet in the car-park of the Kensington Bowling Club at Ivanhoe Street,… Continue reading

Sunday Hiking and Walk-Klipriviersberg­ Nature Reserve (5K Walk; 11K and 13K Hikes) – July 2, 2017

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It was a cold morning but it soon warmed up and we enjoyed fantastic weather throughout the hike. It was very nice meeting friends and making new friendships. Thank you to all who… Continue reading

Kensington – A Walk Through Living History – 11 June 2017

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It was  a beautiful winter day in Johannesburg  with blue skies and sunshine. By arrangement with the Jeppe High School for Girls Principal, Ms Dina Goncalves, the Group visited the historical and renowned… Continue reading

Sunday Hiking and Walk-Klipriviersberg­ Nature Reserve (5K Walk; 11K and 13K Hikes) – 4 June 2017

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It was a fantastic winter day in Johannesburg. Cold in the early morning 4C (39F) and it gradually warmed up to 22C (71.6F). Blue skies throughout – needless to state we all enjoyed… Continue reading

89-Year-Old Speeds to Finish Line, Walker and All

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A combination of LeBron James and Steph Curry—that’s what 89-year-old Jane Ensign said she felt like as she crossed the finish line of a 1-mile race on Memorial Day. “Everybody was cheering for… Continue reading