What Is It?

This August, boxing champions from across the globe will face off in an epic international fight that'll test strength, stamina and skill to see who will be dubbed the ultimate warrior! The Battle of the Warriors is no ordinary contest – 18 men and women will box it out for the championship title in what promises to be one of the most exciting international sporting events to hit the country this year. The matches feature champions exclusively and last nine bouts each, providing an edge-of-your-seat, nail-biting spectacle.

The Battle of the Warriors

And the entertainment goes beyond the boxing matches. Spectators will be treated to performances from South African musical favourites Dr Victor and the Rasta Rebels, as well as Dozi and his band. In preparation for the world championships, The SA Medieval Combat Team will also be flaunting their prowess through demonstrations in-between bouts, and there will be specially choreographed performances from the current South African champion dance team. To top it off, South Africa’s pole dancing champions will perform gravity defying acrobatics to get your adrenaline pumping even harder.

With comedy legend Barry Hilton as MC for the event, you can be certain that the Battle of the Warriors will be one to remember!

The Battle of the Warriors

Here Is The Fight Card For The Day

Bout 1 – Heavyweight – 8 Rounds

Bout 2 – Heavyweight – 6 Rounds

Bout 3 – Lightweight – 6 Rounds

Bout 4 – Middleweight – 6 Rounds

Bout 5 – Light Heavyweight – 6 Rounds

Bout 6 – Welterweight – 8 Rounds

Bout 7 – Women’s Middleweight – 10 x 2 Rounds

Bout 8 – Heavyweight – 8 Rounds

The Battle of the Warriors

When Is It?

Sunday, 26 August 2018 from 12:00 - 18:00.

Where Is It?

Sun Arena at Time Square, 209 Aramist Avenue, Menlyn, Pretoria.

How Much Is It?

Tickets start from R100 per person and can be bought from Quicket.

For More Information

For more information about this thrilling boxing event, visit www.suninternational.com.

Also, don't forget to check them out on Facebook and visit their Facebook event page.

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What Is It?

There's nothing more uplifting than tickling your funny bone and having a good laugh! If you're in need of a dose of laughter, then don't miss out on A Night To Remember Comedy Show. Join Montecasino as they celebrate Nelson Mandela’s centenary and legacy with some of South Africa’s iconic comedians. The show will include side-splitting performances by Barry Hilton, Chris Forrest, David Kau, Marc Lottering, Nik Rabinowitz, Riaad Moosa and Tumi Morake! All monies raised will go to the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

When Is It?

Friday, 24 August 2018 from 20:00 - 22:00.

Where Is It?

The Teatro at Montecasino, 01 Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost from R250 per person and are available at Computicket.

For More Information

For more information about this show, visit www.tsogosun.com.

What Is It?

Get your heart racing and have a colourful blast at the Ultra Glow Colour Cruz at Rietvlei Zoo Farm! Take your pick from two exciting challenges: a 10km colour cycle or take on the 5km colour cruz, which is sure to be fabulous fun for all. Fight your way through explosive colour zones and then prepare yourself for two gigantic inflatable obstacles. Who said obstacle courses weren't awesome?

Grab your two packets of colour powder and paint the town, well... whatever colour you want. Just keep an eye out though, as Colour Cruz marshalls will be lurking throughout the course, waiting to cover you in even more paint powder. So, get your tickets ASAP, grab your challenge buddies and enjoy this awesome event. It's the freshest colour obstacle run and colour MTB ride in the country!

When Is It?

Sunday, 12 August 2018 from 10:00 - 14:00.

Where Is It?

Rietvlei Zoo Farm, 101 Swartkoppies Road, Mulbarton, Johannesburg South.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R180–R210 per person and can be bought from Quicket. Get your tickets ASAP, as they are now in the final phase of sales!

For More Information

For more information about this colourful event, visit Ultra Glow - South Africa or Rietvlei Zoo Farm on Facebook.

What Is It?

Travel back in time with Reefsteamers as they take you on a scenic train trip to the historic town of Magaliesburg. This is an absolute must if you've never been! Your steam-powered time machine will meet you at Johannesburg Park Station where you can hop aboard for an experience of a lifetime. There is nothing more relaxing than watching the landscape transform from city to countryside while listening to the choo-choo of the engine and feeling the cool breeze in your hair. While on board, enjoy delicious treats from their Food Truck on Rails and don’t forget to take a memento home with you from the memorabilia table.

When Is It?

Saturday, 04 August 2018 from 09:00 - 18:00.

Where Is It?

Johannesburg Park Station, Rissik Street, CBD, Johannesburg. Click here for Google Maps.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R250 - R950. Click here for the booking form and more information on prices.

For More Information

For more information, visit Reefsteamers website at www.reefsteamers.com. Also, visit their Facebook page to keep up-to-date with the upcoming steam train trips.

What Is It?

You know how pub crawls work! Meet up at Point A, have a drink. Mission to Point B, have another drink (or two). Stagger onwards to Point C and brave another drink. And on it goes. Jozi Pub Crawl is hosting yet another crawl through the city and this time it's going to be "a-maze-ing". Start the crawl at Honeydew Mazes (find one of the Jozi Pub Crawl staff members who has the bottle of gin), then hop onto the bus, which will take you to Tigers Milk in Fourways. From there, you'll head to 011 Gin Bar in Dainfern. The best thing about this event? You'll be having a blast while also supporting a good cause.

Jozi Pub Crawl are raising funds for people who cannot afford a blanket during the chilly season, so R50 from every ticket sold for this pub crawl will go to Dorcas Aid. They work closely with the City of Joburg and help people who have been affected by disasters and homelessness to get back on their feet.

When Is It?

Saturday, 04 August 2018 from 13:00 - 18:30.

Where Is It?

The meeting point is Honeydew Mazes at 13:00.

Pub crawlers will then head to:

How Much Is It?

Tickets start at R500 per person and can be bought from Quicket.co.za.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit jozipubcrawl.co.za or check them out on Facebook.

Also, visit their Facebook event page.

What Is It?

Liquor City Stoneridge is bringing the Cape wine lands to Joburg with this winter Wine Festival! Together with hosts Val Bonne Country Estate, you'll be able to sample over 140 different Cape wines and munch on some delicious Portuguese food while doing so. There will be loads of live entertainment and lots of fun for the kids, so bring the whole fam for a day out. Children under 12 get in for free.

When Is It?

Saturday, 04 August 2018 from 10:00 - 22:00.

Where Is It?

Val Bonne Country Estate, 01 Arden Road, Modderfontein, Lethabong, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets for the Wine Festival cost R120 per person and can be bought from Webtickets.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit www.valbonne.co.za.

You can also check out their Facebook event page here.

I still remember my very first kids theatre experience. I was four years old and will never forget the feeling of anticipation I felt sitting in a “proper grown-up” chair at the theatre, waiting for the curtains to open. I may not remember much about the actual show (it was Annie – The Musical), but I vividly recall the very first scene and being completely swept away by the characters.

My parents, despite never having much disposal income, always made sure that their three daughters went to the theatre as often as possible. We attended many ballet productions and quickly came to anticipate Janice Honeyman’s annual pantomime. It’s a tradition that we now continue with our own families, and we love experiencing theatre through the eyes of our children.

Here are the TOP SEVEN SHOWS we recommend in the next few months – and deeply suspect that parents will enjoy the shows just as much as their children!

Annie Jr.

Date: 04 June - 05 August 2018

Venue: People's Theatre, corner Loveday and Hoofd Streets, Joburg Theatre Complex, Braamfontein

This one is a classic and a must-see for all ages! With all the songs you know and love, including “Tomorrow,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile,” and “Hard Knock Life”, Annie Jr. will be gracing the People's Theatre stage for the very first time. Join the plucky and positive Annie on a fun-filled adventure as she finds a new home with billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his secretary Grace and a sweet mutt named Sandy.

Book now!

The Selfish Giant

Date: 24 - 26 August 2018

Venue: The Joburg Theatre, 163 Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Oscar Wilde’s charming morality tale of the Selfish Giant is brought to life by the young and talented dancers of the Johannesburg Youth Ballet. Consumed by selfishness, the Giant builds a wall around his beautiful garden to keep children out. Once the wall is up, it becomes wintry in his garden because no other season dares to enter a place where no children are allowed to play. But one morning, a very special child brings Spring back into the garden, as well as love into the Giant’s cold heart. This show is perfect for all ages.

Book now!

Charlotte's Web

Date: 28 August - 07 October 2018

Venue: National Children's Theatre, 03 Junction Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg

The heart-warming children's novel Charlotte's Web, by E. B. White, will be brought to life with a lovely musical at the National Children's Theatre from August to October 2018. The story is based on a piglet named Wilbur, who befriends a barn spider named Charlotte, who lives on a web overlooking Wilbur's enclosure. When Wilbur discovers his fate of being slaughtered, Charlotte promises to hatch a plan guaranteed to spare his life. This delightful production is a must for the whole family!

Book now!

Peter and the Wolf

Date: 20 September - 21 October 2018

Venue: Studio Theatre, Pieter Toerien Theatre, Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.

This whirlwind stage adaptation of the timeless tale is the perfect introduction for kids to the magical world of theatre. With a unique South African flair, this miniature masterpiece will include local sounds, puppetry and animation in its unique staging. While entertaining, the production also aims to educate children on recycling.

Book now!

Matilda The Musical

Date: 17 October - 02 December 2018

Venue: The Teatro at Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.

Who remembers the movie? We know we do! And now, the story of Matilda is coming to centre stage! Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book written by the incomparable Roald Dahl. It's the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to change her dark destiny. A winner of over 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, Matilda The Musical is set to delight South African audiences of all ages this Spring. Get your tickets now!

matilda the musical

The Little Prince

Date: 25 October - 25 November 2018

Venue: Studio Theatre, Pieter Toerien Theatre, Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s beloved tale of a pilot and a young alien prince gets new life as it's retold on stage at the Pieter Toerien Theatre. This story has been delighting readers since it was first published in 1943 and has been translated into more than 250 languages. Follow the journey of The Little Prince, who leaves his tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the oddities of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. Told with the help of shadow art and Japanese Bunraku puppetry, this production is not to be missed.

Book now!

Janice Honeyman’s Snow White

Date: 03 November - 23 December 2018

Venue: The Nelson Mandela Theatre at Joburg Theatre, 163 Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

The ever-popular and hugely entertaining story of Snow White will be brought to life once again in an enchanting production complete with stunning sets, beautiful costumes, breathtaking special-effects and lots of comedy. Bigger and more spectacular than ever, this event will delight audiences both young and old with a never-before-seen-in-South-Africa 3D interactive journey into the forest. Join the Joburg Theatre for the most magical pantomime ever told.

Book now!

Glenburn Lodge

Glenburn Lodge recognizes that as a woman, you are beautiful inside and out. And for the month of August, they'll be honouring and pampering ladies with something relaxing and indulgent at their spa. Make sure you book yourself and your girlfriends this lovely treat, complete with a 60-minute Full Body Massage, a 60-minute Luxury Pedicure AND a special spa gift for just R970* per phenomenal woman. Booking is essential. To book, contact Glenburn Spa at 011 668 1600 or email [email protected].

Details: Glenburn Lodge, Kromdraai Road, Zwartkops, Muldersdrift | 011 668 1615 | [email protected] glenburnspa.co.za

Spa In The Country

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and unwind with a luxurious pamper session at the Spa In The Country in Muldersdrift. Their Women's Month Treatment packages are just the thing to celebrate and indulge in some well-deserved pampering. Take your pick from two amazing packages. Option 1 includes a Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage, an Express Facial and Paraffin Dip (1-hour and 30-minutes) at R800* per person or R1 500 for two. Option 2 includes a Shea Butter Full Body Massage, Signature Facial and a Conditioning Pedicure (3 hours) for R1 350 per person and R 2 350 for two. This offer is valid for the month of August 2019. Booking is essential.

Details: Muldersdrift Estate, 69 Drift Boulevard (R114), Muldersdrift, Gauteng | 011 950 6051 or 0861 732 237 | [email protected] | www.spainthecountry.co.za

Mowana Spa

Enjoy a Women's Month Pamper at Mowana Spa at the Indaba Hotel. For just R600* per person, indulge in a 60-minute Kalahari Specialised Facial with your choice of Vit C Booster Treatment Facial; Skin Texture Treatment Facial; Phyto Compound Facial OR a TCA Facial. And when you book this pamper session, you'll receive a complimentary 20-minute Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage. This offer is valid from 01 - 30 August 2019, Wednesday to Sunday. So, book now.

Details: William Nicol Drive and Pieter Wenning Road, Johannesburg | 011 840 6780 | [email protected] | www.mowanaspa.co.za

Mangwanani African Spa

At Mangwanani African Spa, they understand that different women have different needs, which is why they have a few awesome specials for you to choose from. For a full day of indulgence and relaxation, book yourself in for the Women's Full or Half Day spoil, including a linen gown to take home. If you're more of a night owl, then the Women's Moonlight Night Spa is the package for you. All are valid until the end of August 2019 and, as always, bookings are essential. These packages are available at Mangwanani River Valley, Sibaya, Winelands and Pivot ONLY.

Details: 0860 550 055 | [email protected] | www.mangwanani.co.za

Aronia Day Spa

No matter what your budget, Aronia Day Spa has a special Women's Month pamper package for you. There are three pamper options for you to choose from, so lets start with Option #1. This package is R690* per person and includes two indulgent treatments from their selection, tea and rusks. Option #2 includes three treatments from their selection plus tea and rusks at R890* per person. And Option #3 offers four treatments from their selelction as well as tea and rusks at R1 150* per person. These packages are available Monday to Friday during the month of August 2019 and booking is essential.

Details: 9 11th Avenue, Houghton, Johannesburg | 011 447 1204 or 084 412 0732 | [email protected]www.aroniadayspa.com

Life Day Spa Rosebank

Celebrate being a woman and reward your body at Life Day Spa Rosebank this Women's Month. They have a selection of pampers for you to choose from. Choose from three different treatment packages that'll certainly delight. Package 1 includes a 30-minute Rejuvenating Peel (Nimue* or Optiphi*) and a 30-minute Back, Shoulder and Neck massage for just R750* per person. Package 2 includes a 60-minute BABOR Detoxifying Algae Wrap, a 30-minute Back, Neck and Shoulder massage OR a 30-minute hydrating facial for R990* per person (plus a free gift). And package 3 includes a 60-minute Swedish massage and any 60-minute advance facial for R1 100* per person (plus a free gift). Booking is essential. This offer is valid for the month of August 2019.

Details: 26 Bolton Road, Rosebank, Johannesburg | 011 447 2255 | [email protected] | lifedaysparosebank.co.za

Spa at Fairlawns

Grab the girls and head to the Spa at Fairlawns to indulge in a well-deserved Women's Month pamper session. For just R1 100* per lady, you can enjoy a 30-minute back massage, a booster facial and an express manicure that'll leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and relaxed. Booking is essential. This offer is valid until the end of August 2019.

Details: 1 Alma Road, Morningside, Johannesburg | 011 808 7300 | [email protected] | fairlawns.co.za/spa

What Is It?

Grab your camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, blankets and chairs and make your way to Rand Airport for the annual Rand Airshow. This is one of the biggest airshows around, showcasing a spectacular and breathtaking display of all things aeronautical. Here, you get to see a grand exhibition of helicopters, aerobatics, military display, warbirds and so much more. Both young and old will love seeing these flying machines up close to check out their exciting features. There will also be snacks and refreshments for sale.

Where Is It?

Rand Airport, Rand Airport Road, Germiston, Johannesburg.

When Is It?

Sunday, 06 September 2020 at 09:00 - 16:00.

How Much Is It?

Still to be communicated.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit www.randairport.co.za. Also, check out their Facebook event page.

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