Mustardbox 713: Chowing Korean Corn Dogs in Boksburg

Mustardbox 713: Chowing Korean Corn Dogs in Boksburg

A few days ago, I received a hot tip from my friend Debjeet about a Korean corn dog place in Boksburg called Mustardbox 713. Mustardbox 713. I had never heard of Korean corn dogs (Mustardbox calls them "Korn Dogs", which I really like for the alliteration, but I'm...

Outrage Over Omicron: A Rant From South Africa

Outrage Over Omicron: A Rant From South Africa

You all know the story by now, but let me summarize: Thursday afternoon, we learned a group of South African scientists had sequenced a new variant of the coronavirus. It didn't have a Greek alphabet name yet -- just B.1.5-something-something -- but we knew the covid...

Return to De Hoop Nature Reserve

Return to De Hoop Nature Reserve

To finish off my Western Cape road trip (read about the earlier parts of the trip here, here, and here), Thorsten and I spent two days at the De Hoop Collection in a remote part of South Africa's Overberg region. The De Hoop Collection is a privately owned lodge...

A Lazy Blog About Cape Agulhas, the Southern Tip of Africa

A Lazy Blog About Cape Agulhas, the Southern Tip of Africa

I've been wanting to visit Cape Agulhas since my first visit to Cape Town in 2011, when I took a day trip around the Cape Peninsula and learned that the Cape of Good Hope is not, in fact, the southernmost point in Africa. It took another decade but I finally made it...

Syrian Rose: The Best Restaurant in Fordsburg

Syrian Rose: The Best Restaurant in Fordsburg

I'm taking a quick break from my Western Cape road trip series to tell you about Syrian Rose, my new favorite restaurant in Fordsburg. Syrian Rose is unquestionably the best place in the entire city to chow down on spicy grilled chicken, shawarmas, and fresh fruit...

Astonishing Arniston

Astonishing Arniston

Thorsten and I spent two days in Arniston, a tiny seaside town about three hours southeast of Cape Town, as part of a mini Western Cape road trip to celebrate our anniversary. Our stay in Arniston was courtesy of the Arniston Spa Hotel and Cape Country Routes. I...

Wine Tasting Dos and Don’ts: Lessons From Noble Vice

Wine Tasting Dos and Don’ts: Lessons From Noble Vice

As I've mentioned in previous posts, I really enjoy wine tasting in South Africa. I've done a few media visits to various South African wine regions over the years, and recently I've made an effort to actually learn something about wine so I can figure out which wines...

Roasty’s Roadhouse: Worth the Journey to Fourways

Roasty’s Roadhouse: Worth the Journey to Fourways

Eighth in my “Roadhouses of Gauteng” series. Browse all of my roadhouse posts or view a map of the roadhouses I’ve visited. I am not easily convinced to drive to Fourways, an outer suburb about 30 minutes north of central Joburg. And when I first started my roadhouse...

A Jacaranda Walk Through Rosebank

A Jacaranda Walk Through Rosebank

On Saturday morning, I hosted a jacaranda walk through Rosebank with Johannesburg In your Pocket and the Radisson RED Johannesburg. One of the best purple clouds in Rosebank is right outside the Radisson RED, where our jacaranda walk began. In case you're wondering,...

A Bagel Pop-Up in Blairgowrie

A Bagel Pop-Up in Blairgowrie

As an American blogger in Joburg, it is my moral obligation to inform the public about the appearance of authentic bagels in this city. Although there are many imposters floating around, real, boiled bagels -- crusty on the outside, chewy on the inside, served with...

Photo Post: Joburg Graffiti Bonanza

Photo Post: Joburg Graffiti Bonanza

Last weekend I did something I used to do all the time but haven't done for ages: An art and graffiti walk through downtown Joburg. The walk was hosted by Goethe-Institut Südafrika and a group of Joburg graffiti artists, led by Dr. Foodz. Dr. Foodz explains a large...

Jozi Getaways: The Donkey Dairy, Magaliesburg

Jozi Getaways: The Donkey Dairy, Magaliesburg

I love donkeys. There's something about their diminutive stature, their huge, liquid eyes, their long faces, their big, fuzzy ears...Every donkey I meet turns me into a squealing little girl. Donkeys are so charming and adorable, they actually destroy me. And donkey...

2Summers Moves to Brixton

2Summers Moves to Brixton

Last week I moved from Melville, the central Joburg suburb where I've lived for the past 11 years, to Brixton, another central Joburg suburb about five minutes away. Here I am in a Brixton alleyway not far from my new house. I didn't realize until afterward that my...

Jozi Getaways: Farmhouse@58 in the Cradle of Humankind

Jozi Getaways: Farmhouse@58 in the Cradle of Humankind

Last week I stayed at two lovely getaway spots within an hour (give or take) of Joburg: Farmhouse@58 in the the Cradle of Humankind and the Donkey Dairy in Magaliesburg. It felt incredible to get out of the city after two months of no traveling. The pandemic makes me...

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Heather Mason

I’m an American writer/blogger/photographer living a quirky life in Johannesburg. Follow along as I explore Johannesburg, South Africa, and the rest of the world.

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