YFM Twinz share where they hang out
A TRAVEL & LEISURE FEATURE: The buzz and people make Jozi great for Hlelo and Ntando Masina
Benoni-born celebrity twins, Hlelo and Ntando Masina aka The Twinz, say Johannesburg is the place where dreams come true.
The YFM DJs and Blame it on Fame reality TV stars talk to Sowetan about their love for the city.
What do you like about Joburg?
Hlelo: I love the buzz in Jozi. Dreams become a reality here. I love it.
Ntando: I love the people who live in Jozi. They come from all over the country and from all walks of life. I learn so much from them.
Which are your favourite restaurants in Joburg and why?
Hlelo: Primi Piatti at The Zone in Rosebank. They have amazing cocktails and we enjoy the regular live bands that play there.
Favourite hotel or B&B in Joburg?
Hlelo: Protea Hotel Fire & Ice at Melrose Arch. The hotel is gorgeous, the food is lovely and the staff is amazing.
Where do you chill with your friends in Joburg?
Hlelo: We chill in Melville at a cocktail bar called Six. Our office, Masina Multi Media, is just a block away from there so we usually just round up all our friends and we hang out there after a day of work at the office.
What's your favourite shisanyama in Joburg?
Ntando: Chaf Pozi in Soweto. We also love the Nambitha restaurant in Soweto.
Where would you entertain a tourist in Joburg and why?
Hlelo: We would take a tourist to all the places we have mentioned because they make up what we think the city is all about.
All the places we have mentioned have a taste of a bit of all the different and best elements of what Joburg has to offer.
What do you see Joburg looking like in the future?
Hlelo: Joburg's infrastructure keeps developing day by day. A few years ago, who would have thought that we'd have the Gautrain?
Joburg can only get better in the years to come.
What's your favourite place to go to for a quiet meal with your family in Joburg?
Ntando: We usually have our family dinners at home in Benoni with our mom and dad, siblings and nieces and nephews. We are a very big family so we prefer the home vibe.
Where can you find the best burger in Joburg?
Hlelo: Doppio Zero.
Where can you find the best cocktails?
Ntando: Primi Piatti.
Where can you find the best hair salon?
Hlelo and Ntando: Nu Image Hair Salon.
Where can you find the best all-night dance party:
Where can you find the best spa treatment:
Ntando: Pyramid Day Spa.
- This article was first published in the printed newspaper on 1 October 2012