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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Weddings in 2014

If you are planning a wedding anytime soon, you will first and foremost have to think of the “where” before youWedding Planning decide on the “how”. Why not be completely original and instead of having a destination wedding, choose a local venue at a third of the cost, and as an alternative choose a honeymoon that is completely out of the ordinary. There are pros and cons when it comes to having weddings close to home. The best part of all is that you can invite everyone that you know from Great Aunt Sarah to your eccentric cousin Arnold. Everyone that played a role in your life from the day you were born can attend, whereas a destination wedding could be limiting as the budget usually just does not stretch that far. Wedding planning is essential.

For those individuals based in Johannesburg, a venue such as The Stone Cellar is a great choice as it costs a fraction of what it would usually cost to hire a venue, say, in Muldersdrift, although Muldersdrift does offer some particularly lovely spots where you can tie the knot. If you would like to see what everyone else thinks of a local venue, whether in Joburg, Cape Town, Durban or anywhere else in South Africa, all you need to do is to visit us on Yowzit to fit out what the buzz is around about town. Whether you need to find photographers, caterers, someone for your cake, your wedding dress and more – someone out there has said something good (or bad) about a service close to where you live. Take full advantage and hear what the others have to say. Word of mouth is a powerful tool – the power lies in the art of listening to what others have to say.

The honeymoon is also important: Granted Mauritius is lovely and so are local destinations, but have you considered going somewhere completely original that won’t break the bank? Why not settle for a fabulous African destination such as Nigeria or perhaps India which is like nowhere else on Earth? As a destination, India is as diverse as its billion inhabitants; an alluring mix of incredible landscapes, palaces, temples, wildlife and beaches. Here you can experience mosques, mausoleums and Mughals. It is the land of Maharajas and more.

Think out of the box when tying the knot.

You need not do what everyone else is doing – have a peek at the Yowzit site to save money and disappointments for your wedding day; indeed weddings in 2014 need not break the bank, and neither should the honeymoon.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Places of Worship in South Africa, Nigeria and India

Babri Mosque - Thanks to http://www.shajiullahfirasat.com/

If you hail from South Africa you will soon discover that we are indeed a rainbow nation – especially when it comes to the diverse places of worship. There are Jews, Christians, Hindus and Muslims that all have their own churches, temples and mosques. Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Temples and Mosques – there is somewhere for everyone who’d like to devote, pray or meditate in his or her own special and individual way.

Worshipping in South Africa:

Are you new to your city and not too sure where to go to worship? Why not visit our Yowzit site to find out what others are saying about what they think and believe regarding this aspect of their lives.

We have a plethora of Temples , Shuls and churches but the Nizamiye Turkish Masjid in Midrand which boasts impressive domes and soaring minarets – the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, is a landmark where you can get lost in its fine architecture and which was opened by President Zuma in 2012. Over and above the house of prayer, the Masjid includes a school for 850 learners, has boarding facilities, a clinic, shops plus restaurant. Some of the architectural marvels include courtyards, huge arched stained-glass windows, and little domes – to mention a couple of the interesting features. The splendidly ornamented Nizamiye Turkish Masjid has been designed to accommodate 3500 worshippers. There is also a huge basement-level dining and conference hall with a stage for public events.

Religion in Nigeria:

·         Christianity is perhaps the most popular religion practiced in Nigeria which was introduced to this country by missionaries from Britain.

·         Due to the establishment of hospitals which was a huge draw-card to the natives, Christianity soon became part of the lives of many Nigerians since.

·         Most interesting of all is that there are in excess of 50 million Christians in Nigeria although there are many Nigerians that are practicing Muslims, too.

Religion in India:

·         Of special interest is that India is known as the birthplace of philosophy and spirituality as well as being the land of many religions.

·         About 80% of all Indians are Hindus, although Indians are also practicing Christians, Muslims, and Sikhs among other religions.


If you are looking for places of worship in South Africa, Nigeria or India – you will indeed be spoilt for choice. 

Visiting the reviews of others should take away the edge of confusion, pointing you in the right direction. There is a place of worship for every religion; all you need to do is read the reviews of others on our site to find out more.

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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Planning a wedding in 2014


If you are planning a wedding anytime soon, you will first and foremost have to think of the “where” before you decide on the “how”. Why not be completely original and instead of having a destination wedding, choose a local venue at a third of the cost, and as an alternative choose a honeymoon that is completely out of the ordinary.

There are pros and cons when it comes to having weddings close to home. The best part of all is that you can invite everyone that you know from Great Aunt Sarah to your eccentric cousin Arnold. Everyone that played a role in your life from the day you were born can attend, whereas a destination wedding could be limiting as the budget usually just does not stretch that far.

For those individuals based in Johannesburg, a venue such as The Stone Cellar is a great choice as it costs a fraction of what it would usually cost to hire a venue, say, in Muldersdrift, although Muldersdrift does offer some particularly lovely spots where you can tie the knot.

If you would like to see what everyone else thinks of a local venue, whether in Joburg, Cape Town, Durban or anywhere else in South Africa, all you need to do is to visit us on Yowzit to fit out what the buzz is around about town. Whether you need to find photographers, caterers, someone for your cake, your wedding dress and more – someone out there has said something good (or bad) about a service close to where you live. Take full advantage and hear what the others have to say. Word of mouth is a powerful tool – the power lies in the art of listening to what others have to say.

The honeymoon is also important:

Granted Mauritius is lovely and so are local honeymoon destinations, but have you considered going somewhere completely original that won’t break the bank? Why not settle for a fabulous African destination such as Nigeria or perhaps India which is like nowhere else on Earth?

As a destination, India is as diverse as its billion inhabitants; an alluring mix of incredible landscapes, palaces, temples, wildlife and beaches. Here you can experience mosques, mausoleums and Mughals. It is the land of Maharajas and more.


Think out of the box when tying the knot. You need not do what everyone else is doing – have a peek at the Yowzit site to save money and disappointments for your wedding day; indeed weddings in 2014 need not break the bank, and neither should the honeymoon.

Well if you need to plan a wedding - you know where to start - http://www.yowzit.com/za/events-planning/wedding-planning 

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Top 10 Spa's in South Africa


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1. Rachawadee Thai Spa (Durban)
“Friendly staff with amazing techniques that will relax and sooth you in no time” according to one enthusiastic patron. “You feel relaxed and rejuvenated after visiting this spa” says another. “Simply Fabulous” is the over tone of all REVIEWS.
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2. Rachawadee Spa (Joburg, Houghton)
The City of Gold’s branch just loses out to its coastal cousin (by a drop of vanilla-infused oil). Situated in the oh-so-sophisticated suburb of Houghton, all therapists are professionally trained and certified in Thailand. Not a knot survives this place!
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3. Glamour by Design (Joburg, Bryanston)
“A modern, visually stimulating environment where all your needs are taken care of.” A large variety of packages that also includes expert beauty treatments from head-to-toe is available to suit the busy lifestyles of Joburg’s northern-suburb dwellers.
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4. Kai Thai Spa (Joburg, Montecasino)
A great location that many women find an alluring option while their husbands are guzzling beer and shouting obscenities at the giant screen in Montecasino’s famous “Boktown”. You are sure to find value for money and expert service at this fine spa.
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5. Puri Thai Massage (Joburg, Parktown)
“Don’t ask why, just go Thai” seems to be the theme of this top ten as yet another establishment of this nature cracks the nod from Yowzit.com’s armada of REVIEWERS. “Well priced”, “Awesome”, “Love it!” they sing in unified bliss.
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6. Matis (Joburg, Rosebank)
Not for bargain hunters but those who insist on pampered luxury, uncompromising expertise and high-end products will do well to find a better bet than Matis. “Try the Russian therapist,” says one Yowziter. “She talks a lot but she’s good!”
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7. Camelot Spa (Joburg, Houghton)
Yes it does seem that Joburg’s residents go to the spa, A LOT, but you also have to understand that it’s a beach-less, mountain-less jungle where the number of potholes is only outnumbered by the number of. . , well, you know. . . So you cannot really blame residents for seeking respite from the madness in class establishments like Camelot Spa, can you?
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8. Lanna Ladies Thai Spa (Constantia Park)
“A wonderful Thai experience – the decor and aroma reminded me of Thailand and I felt as if I was back in Phuket. I have enjoyed the Lanna Herbal Compress Thai Massage – just out of this world.” Hard to argue with a REVIEW like that!
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9. Kai Thai Spa (Durban, Suncoast Casino)
“An absolutely beautiful and relaxing spa offering a wonderful selection of packages to suit all needs and budgets.” The only reason it finds itself at this end of the top ten list is due to lack of REVIEW volume. Go check it out and share your experience.
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10. Kai Thai Spa (Joburg, Parkhurst)
Judging from REVIEWS posted it looks like this particular branch needs to do a little work in terms of general spa atmosphere. A dash of warmth, a splash of serenity, a generous helping of hospitality may be required to compliment generally good service.
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