Tag: Gauteng

Exploring Johannesburg: Zoo Lake

A quick Google search of ‘places to visit in Johannesburg’ is sure to lead you to Zoo Lake.

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Last month, my friend Njeri and I decided to have a girls date on a chill Saturday – talk about New Years Resolutions, hold each other accountable and just catch up on some much needed female banter.

To be honest, I can’t believe the first quarter of the year is already gone. I don’t dread it in the least, April has me feeling positive and ready to press reset refresh. There’s also a teeny part of me that’s had enough and just wants to go on vacation, leading me to sort through months of photos and put this post up for you.

I got a new addition to my photography gear, a sweet 50mm 1:1.8 Canon Lens to go with my Canon 60D. Been experimenting with it a lot recently and love the effect I get out of it so far. These photos were taken between 3 – 6 PM, the sunlight had that perfect dreamy effect special to the beloved golden hour. For the photos of myself, I set up the shot and asked Laura to help me snap them, love how they all turned out.

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Zoo Lake is a public park reminiscent of Uhuru Park in Nairobi. Moyo Restaurant, known for its menu rich in African inspired dishes, sits right at the edge of the lake.

 

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The staff is friendly and attentive, making the restaurant deck a lively and pleasant space to enjoy a meal, while the interior is darker and more intimate.

 

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What We Ate:

Starters: Complimentary bread platter consisting of Moroccan and Tunisian flat break with a chickpea dip. Rating 8/10

Main Course: Mama’s Inkhukhu burger, panko crumber chicken breast served with harissa mayonnaise, avocado, onion rings and fresh tomato on a pumpkin bread roll, and served with hand cut chips. Review – delicious, but the chicken and bread were too dry. Rating 6.5/10

Seared calamari sauteed with olives, broccoli and garlic, drizzled with lemony harissa butter and served with Moroccan rice. Review – too oily. Rating 6/10

Dessert: Decadent brownies, with walnuts drizzled with custard and chocolate sauce, served with vanilla ice cream. Rating 9/10

 

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By the time we were done with dessert, darkness was creeping in so we got to enjoy a beautiful view of the sunset and watch the ducks waddle by unbothered.

zoolake6.jpgHappy travels loved ones!

 

April will be great xx