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Best Car Brand – Landrover

There’s just something about a Land Rover (Best Car Brand) that makes you want to pack up your leather overnight bag, throw a pair of binocs on the passenger seat and head out for an adventure. It’s that Land Rover Defender ... it’s just so...

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Best Must-hire venue for private functions – The Park House

We’re not sure why more people don’t know about The Park House of Events on 7 (Best Venue). Perched up on the seventh floor of Hyde Park Shopping Centre, it’s a split level space with double volume floor-to-ceiling windows with a view over the city....

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Best Weekend getaway – Sun City

There have been massive renovations at Sun City (Best Weekend Getaway), so if you haven’t been for a while, it’s really worth the drive. There’s a fabulous entertainment centre where you’ll find the incredible South African Hall of Fame (an interactive exhibition where you can...

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Best Theatre – Teatro Montecasino

Known for big, impressive shows like Swan Lake, Evita and Cinderella on Ice, The Teatro at Montecasino  (Best Theatre) really is a world-class venue. Featuring the best of local and international musicals, dance, dramas and comedies, a night out at The Teatro is a special...

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Best Place to watch the big game – The Baron

The Baron (Place to Watch the Big Game) is our top spot when there’s a big game to be watched. Be it rugby or soccer, if there’s a match, there’ll be a festive atmosphere. What gives Baron the extra edge is the food ... during...

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Best Place to take out-of-towners – Wombles

If you’ve got visitors, particularly from abroad, you’ll want to take them to Wombles (Best Spot to Take Out-of-Towners). This colonial restaurant - all high-back armchairs, crisp linen, oversized wine glasses and an exceptional menu - is a proper treat and never, ever fails to...

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Best Local TV programme – Carte Blanche

You know the weekend’s over when you hear that signature tune. Carte Blanche (Best Local TV Programme) is Joburger’s must-watch programme, with Derek, Devi, Bongani and John giving us the right to see it all! Sundays at 7pm on 101, www.carteblanche.dstv.com

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Best Local TV personality – Jeannie D

Vivacious. Larger than life (in the nicest possible way). And with a smile that can light up the room and a laugh that’s totally infectious, Jeannie D (Best Local TV Personality) is a hot fave with Joburgers. Follow on Twitter @IAmJeannieD

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Best Local sports presenter – Marc Lewis

SportsTalk with ... Marc Lewis (Best Sports Presenter), who tells fans about what’s happening on the pitches, talks to sports’ personalities and reviews results. You’ll hear him on Fridays and Sundays on 702, or follow him on Twitter @MarcLewisZA.

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Best Local sports hero – Quinton de Kock

Who’s our readers’ hero? Quinton de Kock (Best Sports Hero) of course. This young (he’s just 24) SA cricketer is known as the best wicket keeper batsman in the world, and has a knack for always scoring quick runs. Go Quinton! Twitter @QuinnyDeKock69

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Best Local radio station – 947

Who keeps our readers entertained on the way to work? Here’s a clue. They’re a laugh a minute, incredibly loud and, they boast, impossible not to love. Yip ... it’s Anele, Frankie, Thembekile, Alex and Cindy of the 947 Breakfast Club (Best Radio Show) on...

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Best Hotel – Four Seasons (WestCliff)

Sitting on the hillside overlooking the Joburg Zoo and the lush green forest of trees that make up the northern suburbs, the Four Seasons The Westcliff Hotel (Best Hotel and Best Hotel Restaurant) is the grand dame of Jozi ... all courtyards and fountains and...

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Best Local estate agent (sales) – Pam Golding

Am Pam. Well, I’m not, actually, but it shows the power of advertising! Pam Golding (Best Estate Agent) has been selling homes to people since 1976 ... and with more than 300 offices countrywide, is well suited to finding you not a house, but a...

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Best Local blog – Joburgs Darling

Got guests? Too busy to entertain them? Lend them your iPad, log them onto Joburg’s Darling (Best Local Blog) and let them find out all about what’s happening in our city. Then introduce them to Uber. You can thank us later. www.joburgsdarling.co.za

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Best Gym – Virgin active

For early morning workouts, the place to get the blood pumping, the muscles working and adrenalin pounding is Virgin Action Alice Lane (Best Gym). You can do body-weight resistance workouts, swim workouts for cardio fitness and strength, anti-gravity yoga and so much more. All with...

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Best Golf course – Rand Park

Birdies, eagles and an albatross. The Randpark Golf Club (Best Golf Course) wins this award year after year. And no wonder. There are two beautifully manicured 18-hole courses, as well as a mashie course and a fabulous club house. Wishing you a hole-in-one! Randpark Club,...

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Best Cinema complex – Hyde Park

When you want a night at the movies .. but the glam version! At the Hyde Park Nu Metro (Best Cinema Complex) there’s plush seating, the very latest releases, plus 4DX (we’re talking water spray, fog, vibrations, scents, wind and more). Plus Paul’s Homemade Ice...

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Best Courier Service – The Courier Guy

Need to send something out of town? Best of Joburg readers swear by The Courier Guy (Best Courier). You can choose to register and sign up for prepaid deliveries (just like buying airtime for your phone), or select the one-off shipping option. www.thecourierguy.co.za

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Best Art gallery – Goodman Gallery

We’re spoilt for choice in Jozi, when we’re talking art galleries and exhibitions. And the Goodman Gallery (Best Art Gallery) is one of the most long-standing. The gallery boasts of representing artists who have shaped the landscape of contemporary art in Southern Africa, and hosts...

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