Category Archive: Walking

The Kensington Jacaranda Walk


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


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


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

15 Ways to Sneak Exercise Into Your Day


Having trouble carving out time to exercise? Here are 15 ways you can work it into your day. 1/16 Stretch It helps your blood flow through your body, increases your range of motion,… Continue reading

 ‘Forest Bathing’ Harnesses Nature to Boost Health


Research shows a simple walk in the woods can do a body — and a mind — good. On a recent morning in late July, Ben Page leads six hikers about a quarter-mile… Continue reading

Kensington – A Walk Through Living History


Introduction Kensington is a hilly suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It was established in 1897 by Max Langermann (after whom the thoroughfare Langermann Drive is named). Prior to the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886, the… Continue reading

Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins, 101-Year-Old Runs 100-Meters in 40.12 Seconds


Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins, 101, became the oldest female athlete to ever compete in the USA Track and Field Outdoors Masters. The Championships were hosted in her hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Julia… Continue reading

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


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

Do You Know the Benefits of Walking?


Research shows you’re likely to live longer if you walk at least 5.5 miles (8.9Km) per week Walking this much at a slow pace of 2 miles per hour (3.2 Km/ hour) can… Continue reading

Kensington – A Walk Through Living History – 11 June 2017


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


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

How to Build a Better Butt


1/23 Booty Boot Camp If you feel your “rear view” needs a makeover, the right fitness routine can help give you a lift. Can you achieve the “perfect” Brazilian beach butt seen on… Continue reading