Lots Of Chocolate From Lindt

This one is a no-brainer. Find your nearest Lindt Chocolate Studio and get your hands on all the different types of chocolate that you know your Valentine loves, throw them into a gift bag or wrap them and voilà – a sweet Valentine’s Day gift is ready! You can either create your own “lucky packet” from choosing a selection of decadent chocolates in the many different flavours, or you can take your pick from the boxes they have ready and waiting. The LINDOR Strawberries & Cream chocolates look just divine and nothing says “I love you” like a LINDOR Heart Tin filled with choccies.

There’s Loads Of Stuff At Woolies

We all know and love Woolies, and they’re always there when we need them, especially on Valentine’s Day when we have NO gift in hand for our special someone! Here, you can pick up a bouquet of flowers (if they haven’t all sold out yet), grab a box of chocolates or a few sweet treats, pick out the best bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, maybe even get your hands on his or her favourite fragrance and shop for some sexy lingerie. There are so many options to choose from. And if all else fails, there’s always a Woolies voucher or a homemade dinner for two, thanks to all the goodies at Woolies Food.

Something Cheesy From The Crazy Store

You wouldn't associate The Crazy Store with Valentine's Day, but here we are! And to think about it, they have quite a few cute and cheesy Valentine's Day goodies to put a smile on your sweetheart's face. Let's be honest, if there's one day you can be cheesy, it's definitely on Valentine's Day. Best of all, their gift ideas won't bust your budget. They have cute little things from helium foil balloons, plushy toys and lovey dovey mugs to novelty voucher booklets, wooden plaques with sweet messages on them and heart-shaped candy.

Pamper Treats From The Body Shop

Whether you’re looking for something for the special lady in your life, the man of your dreams, a little something for friends and family, or need something to throw together a glamorous look for your hot date this Valentine’s Day, The Body Shop will have just the thing. Everyone loves a little pampering here and there, and this is a great place to stock up on all the good stuff. Take your pick from bath and body goodies, skincare items, beautiful gift sets, fresh fragrances and much more.

Get That Feeling With Sorbet

Speaking of pampering, you can also treat your loved one to something special from Sorbet. Get them a gift card for a massage or Dry Bar session, get your hands on a bunch of lovely products or choose a pretty gift set. Here, you’ll also be spoilt for choice when it comes to the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Just pop into your nearest store. Luckily, you can find one almost everywhere you go. And for him, why not gift him with a pamper session at Sorbet Man! There's also a nice selection of products if he's into that sort of thing.

Get Your Spoils At Edgars Beauty

Edgars is your one-stop for all things makeup, skincare, fragrance, nails, brands and gift sets. And to make your last-minute gift shopping even easier, they also offer free signature gift wrapping. Crisis averted! For her, take your pick from fragrance and skincare treats that you know she’ll love. And for him, there’s everything from Nivea and Tom Ford to Aramis and Givenchy gift sets available.

Gift Ideas For The Outdoor Lovers

If your partner is more into the outdoorsy stuff, then why not get them a quick gift from Cape Union Mart. They have a bunch of fab gifting ideas for him and her. “Like what?” you might wonder… well, let’s share a few ideas with you. Gifts for him: Hydroflask coffee mug, a Red-E RSP80 Power Bank, a GoPro Hero 5 and a Zartek ZA-748 Two Way Radio. And for her: Volcano Motion Bluetooth headphones, the Victorinox Cape Protea tool or Sunski Originals sunglasses. The options are endless.

When In Doubt, Check Out Gift Experience South Africa!

There's no better gift than giving someone an experience of a lifetime, and there's no better place to find those than at Gift Experience South Africa. No matter where you are in South Africa, you'll find something fun, exciting, thrilling or even relaxing for that special someone. What can you expect? Well, you can spend some quality time together making chocolate truffles in Muldersdrift, indulge a little with a chocolate and champagne pairing or spend an afternoon quad biking out in Parys. Visit Gift Experience South Africa to see what else they have to offer.

Spoil Your Bookworm With Exclusive Books

Another idea if your partner is a little bit of a bookworm, get them their favourite book for Valentine's Day from the best book stop of them all - Exclusive Books! Make it a romance since it IS Valentine's Day (they have plenty of those). And if you're not too sure if he/she is the romantic novel type or if they enjoy the thrills that a gripping mystery offers, then there's always the option of getting them a gift voucher, which leads us into our next gifting idea...

Just Go Crazy On Vouchers!

You can’t go wrong with vouchers! And best of all, you can find them absolutely anywhere and everywhere. Sure, it might be a little less personal, but as long as you get the right store voucher, at least some thought went into it. If she likes clothes shopping, get her an Edgars, Woolworths, Truworths or YDE voucher. If he enjoys gaming, visit BT Games or Steam and buy him some new games.

The Old Faithful - NetFlorist

We will admit, this one is pretty cliche, BUT it works! NetFlorist has a variety of Valentine's Day gift sets that'll be delivered to your sweetheart, no matter where she or he is. She could be on a business trip in Durban and you can still spoil her with something sweet. Click here to take a look at all the Valentine's goodies they have lined up, pick your favourite, enter all their details, pull out that credit card, pay and BOOM. Done. As easy as that. See, Valentine's Day doesn't have to be difficult.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Their Humble Beginnings

Samantha Berger gave up her life in the corporate world to fulfil a dream of making a difference to the lives of many abused, abandoned and neglected domestic animals. Starting with two litters of stray kittens housed in her spare room, soon Samantha was caring for over 300 animals with the help of 18 staff members.

Needless to say, the journey has been fraught with what has seemed like insurmountable mountains to climb, tears and heartache. They have had to move properties three times before finding their current property in Midrand. They have been crippled by burglaries and faced the devastation of a fire. Rand Water tore up their property, with very little compensation, and made it almost impossible for them to operate for seven full months. But the challenges they face fade away when they look at all the lives they save.

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Creating A Happy Home For Animals

Kitty and Puppy Haven have seen the most broken and traumatised animals learn to trust again. They nurse their fur babies physically and emotionally and make them whole again. And Samantha and her team say there can be no greater reward. Their slogan is 'We Change Their Destiny'. Once an animal comes into their care, no expense is spared to meet all that animal’s needs and to find them the perfect forever home. Some animals, like their feral cats, will spend the rest of their days at Kitty and Puppy Haven as they can't be homed. But this foundation still loves those animals like their own and sees to their every need. Anyone who has seen their Cat Sanctuary will attest to this.

Right now, Kitty and Puppy Haven are in crisis mode. Their sanctuary is closed due to the national lockdown. They have had to move 14 members of staff onto the property, both to care for their animals and for their own safety. Kitty and Puppy Haven are housing and feeding them and doing everything possible to ensure their comfort during this time. Their operating costs have risen and they have absolutely no income. They still have to pay salaries, rates, water and electricity, provide food for their animals and staff and pay for veterinary visits and care. Their operating costs are over R250 000 per month. And at the moment, they are unable to conduct fundraisers, receive physical donations, operate their shop or process any adoptions.

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How Are They Coping During This Time?

Some may ask why Kitty and Puppy Haven did not go the foster route and seek homes for their animals during lockdown. The answers are simple:

How Can You Make A Difference?

The situation is dire and that is why Samantha and her team are appealing to the public for help. They are asking the public to help them get through by making a donation, no matter how big or small. Anything will help and will be greatly appreciated. It can be a once off, or a monthly donation (just request a debit order form). They are a registered Public Beneficiary Organisation, so donations can be tax deductible and they can issue an 18A tax certificate.

Donations can be made to:

Kitty and Puppy Haven
Nedbank, Cheque Account, Sandton City
Acc. No: 1970845082
Branch code: 197005
Reference: Lockdown Crisis

For More Information

website | 010 224 0760/010 224 0763 | Facebook page | [email protected] | 37 Modderfontein Road, President Park, Midrand, Johannesburg

What Is It?

The Darlings are bringing you yet another quarantine-friendly live online broadcast show.

Continental Breakfast, Maiden China and Rose Butch are ready to wow you.

Don't miss out!

When Is It?

Sunday, 26 April 2020 at 21:00 PDT.

Where Is It?

Online, click here.

How Much Is It?

Free, but donations are welcome.

For More Information

For more information, click here.

Event is subject to be cancelled at any given time, so please check to avoid disappointment.

Hide and Treat

This is a little game we like to call Hide and Treat - you place treats around the house for your dog to find! When they find the treats they are rewarded by eating them. By playing this game you will help to create new routines in your dog's day-to-day life.

Maybe Take A Walk Around The House

Dog walks are important and beneficial to both dogs and humans. We're all indoors and our fur babies are growing a little impatient with just lazing around the house, but being indoors is no excuse to not take a walk with your dog around the house!

Dog Toys Are For Hoomans Too

When it comes to buying dog toys, go for a toy that you and your dog can play with together. Try out interactive toys, maybe even one of those fun food dispensing toys we’ve seen everywhere online. Playing with interactive toys helps mentally stimulate them, and the same goes for you.

How About You School Your Dog?

People usually take their dogs to obedience training classes. But since you're home the internet is here to save the day! You can try a few YouTube training videos to just help you along the way. These videos will help you communicate better with your dog and teach your dog how to sit, how to fetch and many other tricks.

Dog Play Dates

If you have more than one dog, then this is definitely something you should do at home. Getting your pets to interact and get along with each other is important! To help them feel more familiar and comfortable with each other, you need to allow them to play together and share toys.

What Is It?

Every child has the right to play! At Play Africa, Johannesburg's children's museum, they welcome children of all abilities. Their Sensory Saturdays are special days offering sensory play activities and unique learning environments that especially aim to include children on the autism spectrum and children with other special needs. Families with children with special needs have told them that these mornings have helped foster happy, memorable play as a whole family.

When Is It?

Saturday, 18 April 2020 at 09:30 - 12:30.

Where Is It?

Play Africa at Constitution Hill, 11 Kotze Street, 2017 Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

All you need to do is reserve your spot by visiting their Facebook page.

For More Information

Visit this Facebook page for more information. To learn more about our Sensory Saturdays, or our other programmes to foster social inclusion of children with disabilities and special needs, contact them at [email protected] or call 011 480 4892.

WIN With Mall of the South!

This Valentine’s month, be sure to spoil your special someone by spending R300 or more at any Mall of the South store to stand a chance of winning:

Terms and conditions apply.

Mall of the South, in association with Dream Resorts, Finfoot Lake Reserve and Life Day Spa Aspen Hills, are spreading the love and encourage shoppers to enter the “Be My Valentine” competition.

You never know, you could be whisking that special someone away on a wonderfully romantic escape for two to celebrate the month of love.

Valentine's Day couple

When Is It?

The "Be My Valentine" competition runs from Friday, 14 February 2020 to Sunday, 15 March 2020.

Where Is It?

Mall of the South, corner Swartkoppies Road and Kliprivier Drive, Aspen Lakes, Ext 12, Johannesburg.

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How Much Is It? 

All you have to do is spend the minimum amount of R300 at any store at the Mall of the South, attach your till slip to the entry form and place it into the entry boxes throughout the mall. It's that easy.

For More Information

For more information about Mall of the South and this special giveaway, visit www.mallofthesouth.co.za.

You can also contact them on [email protected] or 011 682 8780.

Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up-to-date with Mall of the South’s news and events.

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About Cat Village

Cat Village has been in operation since 2004. To date, they have taken in approximately 1000 cats who have found their forever home at the Cat Village. The cats at this village are not available for adoption as they come from horrific and stressful situations and need special care.

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Cat Village is a safe, happy and stress-free environment where the cats can roam free. They live on two hectares of natural vegetation, dotted with wooden Wendy houses for shelter. All cats are sterilised, well fed and have water available 24 hours a day, ensuring they are always well cared for.

Who Made It All Possible?

Irma Teller is the special lady who devoted herself to the rescue of abused, abandoned and homeless cats. She and her husband, Herbert, have always had a desire to create a cat sanctuary where they could care and look after unwanted and neglected felines. Their dream became a reality when they found a property in Benoni and turned it into a haven for many cats.

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Donations & Contributions

Want to help out where you can? Well, you can be a hero too by donating and contributing to this great cause. Cat Village is a registered PBO and any donations made to them are tax deductible; tax receipts are issued on request. They receive no funding, relying entirely on your generosity.

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Sponsor A Cat

Since you cannot adopt any of the cats, show your support to these animals by sponsoring a cat, a sterilisation or by contributing to their wish list. Click here to find out more.

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Become A Volunteer Or A Member

You can also become a member of this organisation. They need dedicated volunteers to help lighten their load by assisting with fundraisers, computer and admin duties and landscaping. Whether you are talented or a jack-of-all-trades, you can volunteer at this organisation and help better the lives of these felines.

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Cat Village Events

Cat Village hosts many events throughout the year. Keep your eyes glued to their website to stay informed about their latest news and events. Upcoming events at Cat Village include:

For More Information

For more information, contact them on 27 83 668 8595 or email them at [email protected]. Alternatively, visit their website or follow them on their Facebook page.

What Is It?

Would you drive from Joburg to Pretoria for a date? Well, what if that date was your little one? C'mon you can't say no to those cute little smiles, so we have an idea, why don't you go out of the city and make your way to PTA for something different to do with your kiddo? Great idea! So, bring your little ones and enjoy an incredible time out and about exploring new dishes together and just bonding.

When Is It?

Wednesday, 09 October 2019 at 18:00 - 22:00.

Where Is It?

Casa Toscana Lodge, 5 Darlington road, 0081 Pretoria.

How Much Is It?

To make a booking click here!

For More Information

Visit this Facebook page for more information.

What Is It?

This is considered the tastiest food event in your Cap City and you will be glad to know that it is back and better than ever! So, we have an idea how about we all take a trip to Pretoria and just get to indulge in amazing food, vibe and an overall amazing experience. This being their 4th edition of course they are super excited to bring new elements to look forward to, you sure do not want to miss this one, see you there!

When Is It?

Saturday, 02 November 2019 at 11:00 - 23:00.

Where Is It?

Pretoria National Botanical Garden, 2 Cussonia Avenue, Brummeria, Pretoria.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R50 - R800 per person, and you can simply get yours by visiting this website!

For More Information

Visit this Facebook page or click here for more information on this event.

It's A Celebration Of Life

Gratitude is modern, with high end fittings and elegance in abundance. The tranquil spot with massive balcony over the lake in prime, that does justice to the stunning menus and upscale décor. And if you are travelling you will be glad to know that OR Tambo International is just ten minutes away, so you're covered you can definitely go grab a meal of two before hitting the road, or if you've just arrived be sure to pop by at Gratitude.

Gratitude Restaurant

Who Runs The Show?

“Come and taste our Sea Bass and Haloumi Salad,” says proprietor Nomzoli Cwane. Who exudes the patient resilience, and tolerance of a people’s person, and of a successful restaurateur. She further explains that you need to understand your customers and to be aware of the dynamics of a restaurant. Nomzoli says she's always had the entrepreneurial spirit and love for food. She is a wife, a mother of three, and a businesswoman, who grew up in the village of Engcobo in the Eastern Cape. They started the business as a family, and have been involved in a franchise for five years now, their business employs 25 people. The restaurant is huge, with a cool interior and regal gold light fittings, lots of glass and a pleasing airiness.

What To Expect?

This is a family restaurant where attentive service and elegant décor combine in a busy hum of happy staff and clientele. The experience comes together over awesome food, a sense of style and warmth, for families, parents and children, romantic dates, business networkers, and old friends.

Seafood-based the restaurant is fast becoming famous for its fabulous platters and combos. How does Moorish skewers sound? Chicken skewers rubbed with Middle Eastern spice and served with a dipping sauce. I am already hungry just thinking about it.

Meat lovers will definitely go mad over those succulent rib eye stakes grilled to customer's specifications, and fabulous prawn tacos. With a wide variety of sides to choose from. The seafood pasta is the best ever made, don't believe us? Go taste it for yourself!

Gratitude Restaurant

What More Do They Have In Store For You?

They also do private dining, and semi-private dining for smaller groups, you just need to make sure you make a booking before hand. Every last Sunday of the month is Jazz and live music day. They like to feature artists on their way up to boost their visibility. "We Africans like to mingle with people and music connects people and the jazz we offer is not that old, deep jazz", she says with a smile. It seems like the future for Gratitude is super bright because they believe that it is a strong brand we also agree, having the potential for growth. Seeing that it attracts people from all corners of the world, and growing to become a franchise one day.

Gratitude Restaurant

For More Information

Where: Gratitude Celebrate Life, Shop 12, Flamingo Market, Queens Street, Modderfontein, Lethabong, Johannesburg.

Visit this website for more information. Or simply call them 010 786 1691 or follow them on:

What Is It?

Woodrock Animal Rescue currently has more animals being surrendered to them, than animals being adopted from them. While, this is no laughing matter, they would love to give you something to laugh about. Come and join them for an evening filled with humour and entertainment at Parkers Comedy and Jive, Montecasino. Not only will you BARK out loud at their wonderful line up; but there are also ‘pawmazing’ raffles, auctions and spot prizes up for grabs. We’re not kitten you. Get your tails there! The comedy line-up is as follows:

When Is It?

Wednesday, 31 July 2019 at 19:00 - 23:30.

Where Is It?

Parkers Comedy and Jive, Montecasino , 1 Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are only R150 per person, available here! All funds will go to Woodrock Animal Rescue. Food and beverages will be available at Parkers Comedy at your own cost.

For More Information

For more information, visit the Woodrock Animal Rescue website, or follow them on social media:

Facebook - facebook.com/WoodrockAnimalRescue

Instagram - instagram.com/woodrockanimalrescue

Contact them on 076 155 4439 or via email at [email protected]

What Is It?

Come and fall in love with ballet as they tell the beautiful story of Shakespeare's masterpiece, Romeo & Juliet: The Royal Ballet. A piece by Kenneth Macmillen - a work of art at that.

This must see romance promises to be a breathtaking performance. The very well know journey of Romeo & Juliet transforms into dance in Delta Park.

This is a romance you don't want to miss!

Where Is It?

Delta Park Environmental Centre, Victory Park, Randburg, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

When Is It?

Sunday, 14 July 2019 at 14:00

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R80 - R100 per person, get your tickets Here.

For More Information

For more information, visit Here.

What Is It?

As fast growing as technology is; so are the apps that come with it. The Dead Tinder Society is ready to tackle the spicy topic of Tinder and the shenanigans that surround it.

This shows will be exploring all the ups and the downs that come with the not so new technology trends of online dating. So be sure not to miss this - something unique, saucy yet down right real.

When Is It?

Wednesday to Sunday, 24 July to 25 August 2019 (times differ upon selected date)

Where Is It?

Pieter Toeriens Theatre, Montecasino Shopping Mall, Fourways, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is R130 - R180 each person

For More Information

For more information about this event, click here.

What Is It?

To make it even better, he has managed to allow people to connect with one another through the comment section and people are able to make friends with people from near and far. This is the chance for you to meet up with your online friends, we're pretty sure they will attend the event too. This is an event where people of all cultures, sizes, colours and all the in-betweens can come and have fun together. There will music, food, drinks and all things nice. To those who want to grab the Fvck Racism merch, there will be stalls selling so grab along.

When Is It?

Saturday, 27 April 2019 at 12:00.

Where Is It?

Zoo Lake Bowling Club, Prince of Wales, Parkview, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is free.

For More Information

Visit this Facebook page for more information.

They Took It Home!

Multiple award-winning, Soweto Gospel Choir,scooped up the Best World Music Album trophy for their album Freedom at the 61st Grammy Awards, held in glittering Los Angeles last night. Receiving the award on behalf of Soweto Gospel Choir were album producer, Diniloxolo Ndlakuse Shimmy Jiyane, Mary Mulovhedzi and Mulalo Mulovhedzi, whose late father is David Mulovhedzi, co-founded the group with Producer/Director, Beverly Bryer, 17 years ago.

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What They Are Known For

We told you they are international, right? Soweto Gospel Choir are no strangers to international and African accolades and awards, having previously won an Emmy for their collaboration with global icons U2 as part of ESPN's 2010 FIFA World Cup coverage (tied with Rihanna and Jay-Z’s Superbowl performance), as well as four South African Music Awards and a Metro FM Music Award among others. The group was also nominated for an Oscar for their collaboration with Peter Gabriel on the theme song for the film “Wall-E”.

Soweto Gospel Choir

The Album That Scored Them A Win!

2019 is starting on a good note! The Grammy Award-winning album, Freedom, was recorded in June 2018 as part of the group's tribute to the 100 Years of Mandela celebrations. It features a selection of South African struggle songs, including their scintillating version of Johnny Clegg's Asimbonanga. The album was released in the United States, where the group have just completed a highly successful three-month long tour. Further tours are planned for 2019 including an Australian tour scheduled for July through September, and locally, a performance at this year’s Cape Town Jazz Festival in March.

Your Exquisite Beauty Moment for Chinese New Year!

Just as in embroidery, Clarins is a story of tradition, valuable materials, excellence and love, all woven into one and shared with women of all ages, walks of life and backgrounds. So many beautiful values weave a connection between precious ingredients, heritage and strong ties with women.

Clarins

Precious Ingredients

What silk is to embroidery, nature is to Clarins. They've infused the beloved Double Serum (R1 250 for 50ml) with 21 exceptional plant ingredients, which is what makes it an anti-aging icon and absolute must for any skincare routine.

Strong Ties With Women

Embroidery is a way to express beauty, which is the same purpose Clarins' Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil (R335) has for women. This lip care solution is infused with all the power of plant oils to nourish and enhance the beauty of the lips.

Heritage

In the same way embroidery is passed down, since 1954, Clarins has used its expertise and innovative spirit to design legendary creations like the Blue Orchid Oil (R590), with its 100% plant extracts. This face treatment oil tones and restores radiance to the complexion.

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Enjoy 25% Off Selected Clarins Items

To celebrate the Chinese New Year in style, why not treat yourself or that special someone to your/their favourite Clarins items? Achieve your Exquisite Beauty Moment this Chinese New Year with 25% off selected Clarins products, available online only at clarins.co.za until 07 February 2019. Begin the year beautifully with Clarins. Indulge now.

Oh, and also, you'll get the following when you shop online:

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For More Information

For more information about Clarins and this stunning offer, visit www.clarins.co.za.

Also, don’t forget to give them a follow on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest specials, products and news.

What Is It?

R&B hitmaker Eric Benét and neo soul singer-songwriter and actor, who has received a total of for Grammy nominations to date for his musical work. Benét is known for hits like; Spend My Life With You, Hurricane, Georgy Porgy, Chocolate Legs, Why You Follow Me, I Wanna Be Loved and more.

When Is It?

Saturday, 06 April 2019 at 18:00.

Where Is It?

Sun Arena at Time Square Casino, 209 Aramist Avenue, Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria.

How Much Is It?

Ticket price are R190 - R1 850 per person, get yours here!

For More Information

Visit this Facebook page for more information.

What Is It?

Love is in the air this Valentines Day, here is a special event for the LGBT family and everyone who is open to coming to have an amazing time with loved ones. Spread love and get to sit back and relax in a rooftop setting like no other, to set the mood. Allowing you indulge in some mouthwatering treats and drinks. See you there!

When Is It?

Friday, 15 February 2019 at 18:00, and the other date is on Friday, 01 March 2019 at 18:00.

Where Is It?

Curiocity Joburg,  302 Fox Street, Jeppestown, Maboneng, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R650 per person, get yours here!

For More Information

Visit Facebook page for more information.

'Tis The Season

Reconciling their Christmas puddin’ with some new friends at Nkosi’s Haven

This festive season, Nkosi's Haven in Alan Manor in the south of Joburg, is celebrating 16 December, Reconciliation Day, in a special way. While it also happens to be the second-busiest shopping day after Christmas Eve, some people have chosen to ditch the malls and another day of pap, dop en chop to rather spend their public holiday helping the residents of Nkosi’s Haven have a wonderful Christmas.

Nkosi's Haven is run by the 'Red Hair with Flair', Gail Johnson, the foster mother of the late Nkosi Johnson. This holistic care facility offers support for destitute HIV/Aids- infected mothers, their children, and the resultant Aids orphans (infected or not). Sunday 16 December will see some tenants of The Parks and many others hosting a fun event for the 73 children and mothers who have nowhere to go over Christmas.

Nkosi's Haven

What To Expect 

Park Café is making and supplying gingerbread houses for the kids to decorate and eat and soft drinks will be provided by Wine & Liquor. The Angel Network will make their Christmas really special with gifts for each child. There will also be a beauty element to the day that the little ladies and their moms will love. Hair demos will be offered by Hair2Go and samples given out of hair products – perfect for teenage girls and boys. Crystal Clear Skin Care will do facials and skincare routine education while sharing samples of Filorga skincare products.

SAMA-nominated and gold-selling singer-songwriter Rob Rodell is the MC for the event and he will be rounding off the day with some great entertainment.

Nkosi's Haven

Will You Be There?

At a loose end on the 16th? Please offer your support for the companies involved in making the day memorable for the Nkosi's Haven residents. And if you have a spare Christmas stocking, the mothers and kids would really appreciate it. Come and join us!

Nkosi's Haven

An hour’s drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, Sterk­fontein is made up of a series of limestone caves which are world-famous for their fossil finds. It's a popular destination for both tourists and locals. Following a remodelling in 2005, the Sterkfontein Caves site is now home to restaurants and conference facilities, with easy access to the caves on walkways, as well as a boardwalk that goes past the excavation site where the important fossils were discovered.

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Exploring The Caves

The Sterkfontein Caves are owned by the University of the Witwatersrand, whose scientists have been responsible for the main excavations at this World Heritage Site. They are credited with many of the discoveries in the caves, including the world-famous fossils of Mrs Ples and Little Foot. Can you believe Little Foot is more than three million years old? Tours of the Sterk­fontein Caves are conducted seven days a week. Call 014 577 9000 on the day of your vis­it to book a tour.

But if you arrive and find the next cave-tour slot ful­ly booked, don’t fret – grab a bite to eat at the Sterk­fontein restau­rant and enjoy the views while you wait for the next avail­able slot. You can find out about the times from the tick­et office or one of the guides.

Where To Eat In The Area

Tumu­lus restaurant

About 11km away at the Maropeng Visitor Centre, this upmarket restaurant is situated on the first floor and features a deck with a beautiful view of the Wit­wa­ters­berg and Mag­a­lies­berg. Serving light meals and a carvery lunch on Sunday, we recommend that you arrive early so you can enjoy a pre-lunch drink or sundowner on the deck before your meal. Who knows, you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of buck and other game on the next door property. The Tumulus is open seven days a week. To book a table, call 014 577 9000 or send an email to [email protected] maropeng. co. za. Find out more here.

Mar­ket Place restaurant

This restau­rant is locat­ed with­in the Mar­ket Place on the approach to the Maropeng Vis­i­tor Cen­tre in the Tumu­lus build­ing. It offers a vari­ety of deli­cious, light meals and snacks in a piaz­za-like set­ting. Enjoy a bite here before popping into the shops that surround the square. Click here for more information.

What To Do 

Maropeng Vis­i­tor Centre is an award-winning, world-class exhibition showcasing the development of our ancestors over millions of years. It takes you on an interactive journey back in time, starting with the formation of the planet and moving all the way through the evolutionary processes that culminated in the world as we know it today. Here you can see fossils, ancient stone tools and much more. It's a self-guided tour so you can take your time and lose yourself in the origins of humankind.

If you'd like to stay over, the Maropeng Bou­tique Hotel on-site is the epitome of luxury accommodation in the Cradle of Humankind. You can use it as your base to make the most of exploring this part of Gauteng.

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