5 minute read30 Jul 2019

What’s Hot in August in Johannesburg

1. Madagascar The Musical Adventure Jr: Peoples Theatre, Joburg Theatre complex, Loveday Street, Braamfontein 

 3 June 2019 to 4 August 2019 

Who doesn’t get lost in a live show of fantasy with great music. The Madagascar Musical is based on the DreamWorks production, which follows the adventurous escape of animals from New York’s Central Park Zoo and their unexpected journey. 

Enjoy the musical experience brought on stage by Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo, and the plotting penguins. 

Live Production of Madagascar at the Childrens Theatre

2. Nat Geo Kids Weird But True! Exhibition: Sci-bono Discovery Centre, Newtown 

16 June 2019 to 14 January 2020: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm: Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm 

Kids and adults alike are invited to celebrate everything Weird But True through wild, entertaining, brain-bending, visually stunning photos, graphics, games and installations. 

For the first time on the African continent, this engaging and interactive exhibition gives young minds the opportunity to explore our amazing and very weird world. The exhibition is based on the successful Nat Geo Kids magazine feature and a best-selling series of books. The facts cover a broad range of topics including science, food and pop culture. 


3. Christmas In July: Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens: Roodepoort 

25 July 2019 to 4 August 2019 : 6-10 pm 

Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens brings the Enchanted Garden of Lights festival as a celebration of Christmas in July.To experience Christmas as in the Northern Hemisphere, take a stroll through the 500m botanical garden trail lit up with thousands of lights. Christmas statues, an enchanted forest of lights, artificial snow flakes, Christmas music and family fun activities for everyone to enjoy. 

Kids will love having their pictures taken with Father Christmas, a ride in the Christmas Chariot, and a Christmas snow pit and a jumping castle. 

Take advantage of the chilly weather and get into the festive spirit for this once off event. 

Christmas in July at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

4. National Quilt Festival:  Heronbridge College, Fourways 

16 – 23.08.2019 

If you love quilting this is the Festival for you! South Africa holds a national quilt festival every two years, in different cities around the country. The venue is Heronbridge College, Fourways, Johannesburg – on the border between the two big cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria. The Festival is ‘by quilters for quilters’ and proudly hosted by the Golden Rand Guild for Quilters and the Jacaranda Quilters  


5. The CitySightseeing Joburg and Soweto Bus Tour: The Zone, Next to Hamley Toy Shop, Rosebank 

Monday to Sunday from 9am leaving every ½ hour. 

This tour is a great adventure for tourists and locals alike. You can Hop Off and Hop On at every stop.  It is a hassle-free way to experience the green areas and down town Johannesburg. The Green Bus travels around the Zoo, Zoo Lake and the Military Museum then covers the green areas of Houghton arriving at Constitution Hill a ½ hour later. This is the point where you swap to the Red Bus and travel through the down town areas and on to Gold Reef City [this is the stop where you can transfer to the Soweto Tour] and the Apartheid Museum then start your trip back to Rosebank. Easy to book and a wonderful way to see the city. Mums this tour will keep the kids busy for a whole day.  They will love the upper deck open to the sky. 

Jozy City Sightseeing Bus   

Jozi City Sightseeing Bus on Munro Drive

6. KAMERS/Makers 2019 Joburg 'Gala Moonlight Market': St Johns College Houghton

The show opens on 27 August with our Gala Moonlight Market in aid of Realema. Be first to enjoy the full show from 4-8pm during a special evening of live music, spot prizes, a spring table demonstration, and first pick of all the brand-new products. 


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Plettenberg Bay – Best Casual Eating Places

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Plettenberg Bay: SA’s Favourite Holiday Destination

You know that you have arrived in the best place you could be as the sheer spectacle of shimmering sea and golden sands takes your breath away as you descend Marine Drive . This is South Africa’s favourite holiday playground with Blue Flag beaches, great surfing spots, adventure activities and some great eating places.


Christmas Traditions: Where Do They Come From?

WHICH KID CAN’T tell you where Santa Claus is from? —the North Pole! Evergreen Christmas Trees are part and parcel of most homes, Christian or not, with bright baubles and winking lights happily announcing the Christmas season. Well, surprise, surprise, Christmas is essentially a Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus. Navidad in Spanish, Natale in Italian, Noel in French – they all denote nativity. So where does all the tradition come from and how come St Nick is every child’s favourite character, Christian or not?


Exciting Things To Do in Cape Town These Holidays

Cape Town has exquisite beaches to chill at, amazing mountains to hike, historic wine farms to visit, exceptional restaurants to linger in. It is all a matter of choice and preference. Here are a few activities and experiences that you may not have thought of. Time to get out of your comfort zone and stretch the mind, the body and the imagination.

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Here are some great tours we recommend


Soweto Tour - Half Day

Our guides are local, entertaining and know the real Soweto. Experience the best of bustling Soweto from informal settlements to up market Orlando. This is the best value-for-money half day tour in South Africa right now!

R 900 5 Hours

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2 Day Kruger National Park Safari - Johannesburg

A whirlwind 2-day Kruger Wildlife Safari, enjoy some of South Africa’s finest wildlife including the big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino), game drives, outdoor meals and rustic accommodation!

R 6,500 2 Days

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Cape Point & Penguins Tour - Cape Town

Get to experience the BEST of the Fairest Cape. Scenic coastal drives, dramatic landscape of Cape Point, boat cruise to Seal Island, Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. A day of staggering beauty!

R 1,300 8 Hours

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Ultimate Pilanesberg Open Vehicle Day Tour - Johannesburg

The ultimate Safari experience in the Big 5, [elephant, lion, rhino, leopard,buffalo] malaria free Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Hear the sounds of the wild as you travel in an open safari vehicle through the African Bush Veld. Truly a magnificent experience!

R 2,495 11 Hours

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