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Megaplex Home – Shops, Facilities, and Accommodation in Sandton.
Shopping Centres in and near Bryanston:
Nicolway Shopping Centre
Hobart Grove Centre
Bryanston Shopping Centre
Riverside Shopping Centre
Hurlingham Pick 'n Pay Centre
Bryanpark Shopping Centre
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5 Dunwoody Shopping Centre, 147 Western Service Road, Woodmead.
Shopping Centres and Shops in and near Rivonia:
Rivonia Village Shops
Rivonia Oriental City
Early Dawn Mall
Shops in Central Rivonia
Shops in Northern Rivonia
Petervale Shopping Centre
Shopping Centres in
Morningside Shopping Centre
The Wedge, Morningside
Morning Glen Mall
90 Degrees on Rivonia
Shops in the Morningside Area
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Shopping Centres in the Woodmead area:
Woodmead Value Mart
Woodmead SuperValue Centre
Woodmead Commercial Park
Woodmead Retail Park
The Bridge, Buccleuch
Other Shops in Woodmead
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Shopping Centres in Sunninghill:
Sunhill Shopping Centre
Chilli Lane Shopping Centre
Restaurants in Rivonia,
Codfather Village of Restaurants,
Restaurant reviews for Rivonia
Morningside Restaurant reviews
Other Places of Interest:
Sandspruit Hiking Trail,
Ernest Ullmann Park Recreation Centre,
Montrose Nursery Garden Centre and Gia's Coffee Shop
The "Perfect" place for salads, subs, pasta, pizza, burgers, chips, soft drinks.
Open 10:00-21:00 every day. Free delivery of orders R60 and up within 3 km.
Nick: 011 656-0652,
Shopping Centre News
Checkers in Rivonia Village opened on 21 November. We visited fairly
early on Saturday 23rd. The place was a-bustle, with many promotional
staff. We met the dynamic manager, Charmaine Kotzee, who is intent on
making the shop a success. It is good to find a lot of staff on the
floor, although I imagine many of them were just
there for the opening.
The Checkers is of a comparable size to the Pick 'n Pay supermarkets in
Rivonia and Gallo Manor, and stocks a similar range of goods. There are
leaflets full of "opening specials", but overall the prices were not noticeably
lower than other supermarkets. The lean beef mince we got at the special
price of R40/kg was tough.
Checkers will benefit from its
visibility in Rivonia Village, and this may be the death-knell for the Pick 'n
Pay tucked away on the lower level of what is now
Rivonia Oriental City. There
is an irony in this, since that supermarket, opening in what was then "The
Cloisters", wiped out the Spar next door.
Parking on the ground level of Rivonia Village outside Checkers is now at a
premium. It may be advisable to park in the extended parking underneath,
and then walk up via the new lifts and escalators on the right of the
Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre has its Christmas Festival running from the
4-8 December. This is clearly not for last-minute shoppers! They say
they have "gifting ideas, mince pies, fine wine and decorations to Christmas
trees, crackers, trinkets and even gourmet treats for your pets".
here! Feeling over-loaded with hair? Let us spruce you up with a
clean cut, Tea Tree Head massage or a colour to hide those grey hairs! Visit us any time from Monday to Sunday: 7 days a week! Dads&Lads special from
Monday to Fridays only, with a 15% discount when you come together! Lower
Level in Sunninghill Village, Sunninghill. Call
011 803 5015 for more info.
"My mum's 90, and she's still as sharp as a tick,
err... a tack". –John Robbie, Radio 702, 30 Oct 2013, 05:10.
High-end fashion jewellery. Silver, pearls and gemstones for all occasions.
Shop D9, Hobart Grove Centre, Bryanston.
- Checkers, Ground in Rivonia Village – opened 21 November 2013. Extensive supermarket: Groceries, fresh and frozen produce, bread, household cleaning, beauty and personal care products, etc.
- Wakaberry, Shop C04/C05, Hobart Road in Hobart Grove Centre – Frozen Yoghurt bar. Open Monday to Thursday 10:00-19:00, Friday to Sunday 10:00-21:00.
- Little Kickers Bryanston –
developing soccer skills and at the same time having fun for boys and girls
from the ages of 18 months to 8 years old. Runs in Hamilton Park, Hamilton
Avenue corner Cambridge Road, Bryanston, near Petervale Shopping Centre.
- Humphry and Healey Biokinetics in Morningside Area Shops – Trademore
House, 165 Rivonia Road, Morningside. Biokineticists specializing in Injury rehabilitation, chronic pain, pre- and post operative rehabilitation, special conditions –diabetes, high blood pressure, Orthopaedic rehabilitation.
- Pearson & Pearson Biokinetics, Studio C in Hobart Grove Centre.
- Impact Hearing Systems, D02 in Hobart Grove Centre – Hearing Tests and Hearing Devices.
- Dr. Green, B02 in Hobart Grove Centre – Family Dentist.
- Bryanston Chiropractic, B07b in Hobart Grove Centre – Treatment of lower back pain, headaches, neck pain, whiplash, sports injuries, pregnancy associated pains, paediatric birth trauma & colic, arthritis and joint pain.
- MME Dietitians, Studio B in Hobart Grove Centre – four registered dietitians who provide factually sound and up to date nutrition consultations for individuals, corporate clients as well as to industry and the media.
- Gienius (sic) Smartphone Repairs and Accessories, C08 in Hobart Grove Centre – Repairs to Apple, Samsung and Blackberry smartphones and tablets.
"We had a great time at Chislehurst for our
Baby Shower - we were spoilt for fun and good food", said Lolo Bingwa.
20 ladies arrived laden with gifts for the mum-to-be, Lolo's sister.
After a delicious brunch, champagne and cake accompanied toasts and lots
of laughter. Choose Chislehurst for your next event, under the
lapa and around the pool. Book clubs, kitchen teas, boardroom lunches
and birthday celebrations, we can assure you of a good time in a secure,
private, pretty and peaceful environment.
on 011 803 1351 / 083 271 5958
For window-cleaners working on a tall building, hitting the ground is the last
thing they have to worry about.
Winnie's – where Great Food, Soul and Jazz meet
Experience it yourself: You won't regret it! For bookings please phone 011 656 3059, e-mail
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Wendywood Shopping Centre, 1 Daphne St, Wendywood.
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***** Raashee Indian Restaurant, Morning Glen
A chance for a relaxed lunch on their deck arose so we took it! Everyone
greeted us as we are now old friends and we placed orders for Appletiser and a
glass of dry white wine. Our food order was Daal Makhani for my partner
and the chef's speciality, Chicken Kali Miri, for me. The wine and
Appletiser arrived with lots of ice and so did the poppadums with dips.
When our main courses arrived, they were well presented. The Daal was
declared very good. My chicken was hot and spicy with overtones of pepper
as promised. A worthwhile lunch and with the joy of real linen, it is
great not to have paper serviettes!
The food and service here are excellent and it is a good place for families
Contact Details for Raashee Indian Restaurant.
**** Pomodoro, Morningside Shopping Centre
A hot evening and break in a hectic schedule gave us an opportunity to
revisit this restaurant after quite a time away. We were greeted
immediately and a table found despite not having booked! I sat down and
the waiter immediately changed the glasses so that I had the pink one and my
partner the blue! The drinks this time were Appletiser and Boschendal
Blanc de Noir. The latter is a very enjoyable dry pink wine. I
ordered the starter calamari and my partner the Salame e carciofini pizza,
The calamari were perfectly cooked but rather bland, so I perked them up with
chilli. The pizza was the largest medium I've seen in some time. My
partner enjoyed it and took half home. This meant that I was able to
appreciate how good it was when I had a piece later over the weekend.
Great service, good food and reasonable pricing make this a good place to go
for an evening.
Contact Details for Pomodoro Ristorante.
Dr Riaz Wadvalla, Dr Nafeesah Wadvalla
The Bridge Shopping
Centre, Gibson Drive, Buccleuch: 011 656-1090
Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-2pm
- Not in sight: Style in Sight Optometrists, Shop 3 in Mutual Mews – cut-price eye tests, glasses, contact lenses, sunglasses.
- Flown: The Fly Shop, Total forecourt in Hobart Grove Centre – Everything to do with fishing: rods, reels, lines, tackle, fly tying, accessories, clothes, trips.
- Down the drain: The Kitchen Pantry, on Hobart Road in Hobart Grove Centre – kitchenware, appliances, tableware and gifts. Teas, coffees, relishes, jams, spices, oils, olives and chocolates.
- Come to naught: Naughty Company, Shop F11, in Hobart Grove Centre – Kids' Clothing: fun and funky clothes for children, shoes, baby linen, swimming costumes and pyjamas.
- Rug pulled: Persian Rug & Carpet Gallery, Main Square Northwest in Hobart Grove Centre – Persian and oriental carpets.
- Called away: E Z Call Services, near Kelvin Village Shopping Centre – PC training, couriers, airport transfers, secretarial services.
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There are still a few seats available for the 2013 South African Humanist conference, "Thinking
Things Through" this coming weekend on Sunday 1 December. You'll find
plenty of stimulating ideas and like-minded people there. Speakers: Cecilia Haak (Square Kilometre Array),
David Spurrett (UKZN), Eusebius McKaiser (PowerFM 98.7), Sarah Wild (Mail &
Guardian), Gareth Cliff (5FM), and Jacques Rousseau (Free Society Institute). Panel
discussion host: Barry Bateman (702 Eyewitness News). Possibly the only
conference with a genuine puppet as the Master of Ceremonies! Click here.
Meet your City Councillor, raise issues of concern, get contact
details for Municipal entities, get your registration to vote checked, and renew your
DA membership.: The DA Ward 103 (parts of
Morningside, Sandown, Rivonia and Bryanston), will be at
Bryanston Shopping Centre
from 10:00 to 12:00 this Saturday, 30 November. At the same time, Ward 109
(Morningside Manor, Gallo Manor, Wendywood, Marlboro, and parts of Morningside
and Alexandra) and Ward 106 (Gallo Manor, Woodmead, Sunninghill) will have a
table on the
corner of Bowling Ave and Kelvin Drive, opposite
Morning Glen Mall.
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