Shopping in Sandton – July 2013

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Shopping Centres in and near Bryanston:
Nicolway Shopping Centre
Coachman's Crossing
Grosvenor Crossing
Hobart Grove Centre
Bryanston Shopping Centre
Riverside Shopping Centre
Hurlingham Pick 'n Pay Centre
Bryanpark Shopping Centre

Convenient Conference Café:
From a one-hour business meeting for 5, to a week-long indaba for 42 with all audio-visual aids, food and coffee.
5 Dunwoody Shopping Centre, 147 Western Service Road, Woodmead.

Shopping Centres and Shops in and near Rivonia:
Rivonia Village Shops
Rivonia Oriental City
Rivonia Junction
Mutual Mews
Early Dawn Mall
Shops in Central Rivonia
Shops in Northern Rivonia
Cambridge Crossing
Petervale Shopping Centre

Shopping Centres in
Greater Morningside:

Morningside Shopping Centre
The Wedge, Morningside
Morning Glen Mall
90 Degrees on Rivonia
Morning View
Sandton Court
Shops in the Morningside Area


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Shopping Centres in the Woodmead area:
Wendywood Centre
Woodmead Value Mart
Woodmead SuperValue Centre
Woodmead Commercial Park
Woodmead Retail Park
Woodmead Square
Dunwoody Centre
Kelvin Village
The Bridge, Buccleuch
Other Shops in Woodmead



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Shopping Centres in Sunninghill:
The Square
Sunninghill Village
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

Pizza Perfect / Burger Perfect - Upper Level, Morning Glen Mall

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, e-mail

Sandton and Bryanston News

We have added a new shopping centre to the Megaplex site: Grayston Shopping Centre at 135 Grayston Drive, corner Helen Road (GPS -26.10057, 28.06586). This centre serves Strathavon, Sandown, the southern end of Morningside and the northern Sandton CBD.  There are a number of fast food restaurants, two convenience stores, and several hair salons.  With two dentists and an optician, immediate medical needs are taken care of.  There are various body care places, and a large separate Virgin Active gym with a pool, nearby.

Bryanston Shopping Centre has added a new, bigger elevator that goes from the lower mall to the upper mall so that customers can fit all their shopping trolleys in with ease. The post boxes which have been relocated to behind CNA are set to be ready for customers to collect their post in the first week of August. Several shops have opened or moved:  See the lists below.

Our page for Woodmead Retail Park is now up-to-date.  Changes below...

We welcome Michele back from her long absence! So if any clients of hers from Sunninghill or Fourways are wondering where she is, come along to Dads&Lads Barber Shop, Lower level Sunninghill Village, Sunninghill and you will find her here! We are open 7 days a week Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-3pm, Sun/holidays 9am-2pm. It might be winter, but hair grows the same length as it does in summer. Let us warm you up with a fresh hair cut!  It's good for your soul! Call Fay 011 803-5015.

Funny Language, English...

If you screen a film, you show it, but if you screen a compost heap, you hide it.

"You are invited to the screening of our compost heap at Megaplex on Tuesday night..."


High-end fashion jewellery. Silver, pearls and gemstones for all occasions.

Shop D9, Hobart Grove Centre, Bryanston. 011 7075268

New on the Block  Back to top

  • Sushiitto on South in Morning View – Sushi bar. Dim Sum, soup, noodles, spring rolls, fried rice, stir fry. Free delivery within 5 km. Open Tuesday-Sunday 11:30-20:30. Officially opened 1 July.
  • Simply Healthy in Morning Glen Mall has become Zen Health, Shop 35, Lower Level – Health Shop: Whole food, herbal and homeopathic remedies.
  • Polka Dot Décor, Shop G28 in Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre – Custom-made mirrors, lanterns, candles, scatter cushions, curtaining, pottery, furniture, baskets, garden pots, glassware.
  • Adega Restaurant Rivonia in Rivonia Crossing 2, Achter Rd off Witkoppen Rd, Paulshof – Traditional Portuguese Cuisine: "Always open, always good".
  • HB Caterers, Western Service Road near Wendywood Shopping Centre – Full corporate catering service, from platters (choice of 55) to breakfasts, lunches and cocktail parties as well as spit braais. Entire events with food, drink, crockery, cutlery etc.
  • KRP Auto Body, listed in Rivonia North Shops, is moving from 375 Rivonia Blvd to 7th Avenue, Rivonia, just off Rivonia Road.
  • Changes in Bryanston Shopping Centre: New stores:
    • Biggie Best has now opened on the lower mall, moved from Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre.
    • Vendange has opened up on the upper mall.
    • Bella Donna ladies boutique will be open by the end of July also in the upper level.
    Refurbished stores:
    • Bushwillow has upgraded its store on the upper mall
    • A la Juliette has undergone a refurbishment and is now open on the upper mall
    • Simply French has completed its refurbishment and is in its new home on the upper mall.
  • Jimmy's Killer Grills, Shop 23, Food Court in Woodmead Retail Park – Steak, lamb chops, chicken, burgers, combos, hot and cold drinks, desserts.
  • Sugar Shoes, Shop 75 next to Woolworths Cafe in Woodmead Retail Park – Hand-painted wooden furniture for kids.
  • Pember, Shop 65 in Woodmead Retail Park – ladies clothing and evening wear, leather handbags and accessories.
  • Salon Nomsa, Shop 61 in Woodmead Retail Park – Afro-chic Hair and Beauty salon.

"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. Jenny on 011 803 1351 / 083 271 5958

Odd Jobs

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He looks at your shoes, instead of at his own.


Anyday PA assists the working professional, busy housewife, working parents, by getting their tasks, chores, and to-do lists actioned efficiently and timeously.  ANYDAY PA – Let me help you get it done.

Contact Sally: 071 684 4180

Restaurant Review by Judith Back to top

***** Winnie's Soul and Jazz Restaurant , Wendywood Shopping Centre, Daphne Street

What a wonderful place with jazz playing all the time and a live show at 21:30 [weekends only], which was sadly too late for us!  Anthony made us feel very welcome and presented their very interesting menu.  Drinks were ordered - the hot chocolate standard and a Vrede and Lust dry pink wine, which is truly wonderful and a real change from dry whites.  It is a light and truly delicious wine worth repeating.

We shared chicken livers, which were a little too hot for my companion.  I found them just right for a chilly evening!  My partner ordered lamb shank whilst I went for the mussels starter.  Both dishes were perfectly cooked and presented.  My mussels were plump and the sauce was just right.

We concluded the evening with a coffee and a cappuccino.  Atmosphere is great, prices on the high side, definitely a place for the elite to be seen and to have a great evening.  Service is good - thanks Anthony!  Loved the decor - lots of photos of jazz greats and warm wood.

Contact Details for Winnie's Soul & Jazz Restaurant.

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 or visit Wendywood Shopping Centre, 1 Daphne St, Wendywood.

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Popular Wisdom

Julius says, it's like falling off a bicycle: Once you've done it, no matter how long ago, you never forget how to do it.

Public Interest:   Back to top

ADT reports that on 13 July at around 08:30, a suspect accessed a property in Davies Road, Bryanston, through the main gate and proceeded to force open a door with a crowbar. While he was busy, the gardener confronted him and the suspect said he used to be the gardener at the property and was breaking in because the homeowner owed him money. The gardener said he must wake the homeowner up but the suspect clearly didn't like this idea and quickly left the property – by opening the main gate with a remote!  It is evident that this former employee still had a remote for the main gate in his possession and it was therefore no problem for him to access the property and attempt to break in!

Security essentials: • Re-programme remotes or change locks if domestic staff abscond with remotes/keys or you neglect to take them back. • Always request a copy of your domestic worker's ID, a home address and a contact number. • Equip your domestic staff with panic buttons and make sure they know what to do in an emergency. • Report anything suspicious to your security company or the SAPS immediately.


Dr Riaz Wadvalla, Dr Nafeesah Wadvalla

The Bridge Shopping Centre, Gibson Drive, Buccleuch: 011 656-1090 Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-2pm

Overheard at the Checkout:  Back to top

"Mvezo?  Great place, Mvezo, Great Place."

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Newsletter Issued 30 July 2013 – Page Last Updated: 02 December 2014. – Contact us.