Please note: Event dates are subject to change or be cancelled at any given time. Please contact the event organisers directly for further information and confirmation. Make sure you keep with the COVID-19 health and safety rules and regulations at all times. No mask = no entry. 

Destination Christmas Market

Get into the festive spirit at the Destination Christmas Markets taking place at Melrose Arch from 02 to 05 December 2020. Here, you'll find unique Christmas gifts for your friends and loved ones, beautiful festive décor, special handcrafted goodies, stunning jewellery, clothing for all, homeware and accessories, and toys for the little ones. Not only will you get to do some festive shopping, but you can also spend the evening dining at on of the precincts fab foodie spots and enjoying the twinkling Christmas light display lining High Street.

MA Xmas Market

Wonderland Of Lights

Gather the family and make your way to the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden this December for their beautiful display of Christmas lights. The Wonderland of Lights will be showcasing a mesmerising festive lights display complete with Christmas carols chanting in the background to create just that cheerful and relaxed vibe we deserve after such a challenging year.

Wonderland of Lights

A Lipizzaner Christmas

For something magical, perfect for both young and old, don't miss the captivating, festive and delightful performance of A Lipizzaner Christmas! They'll be kicking off their seasonal celebrations with carols and musical fun, all to the hoof beats of their famous dancing White Stallions. For dates and times, click here for more information. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, you'll be required to abide by social distancing regulations and wear your mask at all times during the show.

A Lipizzaner Christmas

Sublime Sundays at The Greenhouse Bar

Summer is here, and what better way to celebrate this time of year than with sunsets, sundowners, beautiful people, cool breezes, special guest DJs and soulful sounds at Sublime Sundays at The Greenhouse Bar? Spend your Sunday delighting your taste buds with fine Middle-Eastern-fusion cuisine along with elite table service to provide the full VIP experience. Doors open at 13:00. Booking are essential. Contact [email protected] or 079 179 7362 to book now.

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KAMERS/Makers 2020 Irene

The artisanal market we all know and love, KAMERS/Makers, will be returning to Irene, Pretoria, this December! This is the perfect opportunity to get started on all your Christmas shopping. For a celebratory end to 2020, the country's original artisan 'up'-market returns to Cornwall Hill College for a shopping experience like no other. Get ready for more than 200 proudly SA designers and crafters, all showcasing the coolest stuff you’ve never seen before – from fashion, food, skincare and ceramics to jewellery, lifestyle, music and much more.

summer KAMERS 2016

The 12 Pubs of Xmas

12 pop-up bars, 12 drinks, 12 ridiculous bar rules. This is a festive party you definitely don't want to miss! The 12 Pubs of Xmas is Jozi's most outrageous Christmas pub crawl. And due to COVID-19, they've changed things up – 12POX2020 will have TWO sessions: session 1 (day) between 10:00 and 16:00 (500 people MAX) and session 2 (evening) between 17:00 and 23:00 (500 people MAX). ONLY 1 000 tickets will be available, so make sure you get your tickets ASAP! This is a great way to keep refreshed this summer.

12 Pubs of Christmas in July

Jozi Coffee Cycle Tour

Love coffee and would like to explore the city on a bicycle this summer? Then be sure not to miss the Jozi Coffee Cycle Tour! This is an absolute must-experience if you haven't yet. The tour will start at Victoria Yards Foakes Coffee, and from there, you'll cycle to Maboneng at Home Of The Bean. After a coffee break there, you'll proceed to the CBD and Newtown. This is a lovely way to tour your city and discover some hidden gems that you never thought existed. Don't forget your face masks and sanitisers! Also, book well in advance as this tour is extremely popular! Remember to wear caps and sunscreen too, it is summer after all!

coffee cycle tour

The Weekend Market's Water Park

Looking to keep cool in Jozi's summer heat? Then be sure to visit the Weekend Market's water park which will be open on those special days, including Christmas and New Year's Day! You and your loved ones will have a blast and absolute splash in the kids and grownups pools, enjoying the water slides, and dancing to the cool sounds from the resident DJ. Kids will also have plenty of fun at Kids World. There's also a braai area and bar for the grownups to enjoy.

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New Year's Eve Jozi Night Rooftop Tour

Join Micro-Adventure Tours for a New Year's Eve countdown in lockdown on their Jozi rooftop tour. This amazing tour will start with awesome sunset views and end with stunning Jozi's night skies! How it works is you'll UBER to the meeting point at The Parktonian Hotel, which offers 360 degrees views of the city while you will enjoy platters and sundowners. From there, you'll be taken to at least three other rooftop destinations within the Joburg CBD to enjoy the sights. Be sure to book your spots ASAP as space is limited. It's a summer must.

Johannesburg Skyline summer

Delicious, Healthy & Refreshing!

Before we know it, summer will be here! Which means high temperatures, days by the pool and rocking those sunnies and slops. And what better way to keep cool than with a cold and sweet frozen treat? Cue POPCO Pops! They’re rich, smooth, beautiful and healthy – there really is nothing more refreshing than a POPCO Pop! And best of all, they're 100% natural AND delicious.

Having launched back in 2018, POPCO's aim was to build a business that creates jobs, brings joy to its customers both young and old, and showcases the wide variety of delicious fruit and ingredients that South Africa has to offer.  And with the help of their customers, they’re making healthy and vegan alternatives that are insanely delicious!

POPCO Pops

POPCO's Refreshing Products

From vegan pops and sugar-free ones to creamy variants and the oh-so fruity, POPCO Pops make a wonderful treat for little ones and grownups alike; are birthday- or dinner-party-perfect; and are ready to be delivered right to your door, fast and frozen. Click here to order yours now.

All of their ice cream and sorbet pops are handmade in Cape Town, using fresh whole fruit and natural ingredients, free of any artificial colourants or preservatives. They've got delightful ranges for you to choose from, complete with creamy decadences (think chocolate, strawberry cream, vanilla and Banana Split); fruit sorbets (mango strawberry, kiwi apple, watermelon, and pineapple chilli); creamy vegan (choc orange, avo lime and coco pine); hot chocolate pops (only available in Cape Town); and even smoothie packs (only available in Cape Town). Click here to take a look at their tasty ranges.

POPCO Pops

Where Can You Get POPCO Pops? 

Wondering where you can get your hands on these sweet delight? Well, the great news is that you can now order POPCO pops online for delivery anywhere in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria! Orders are delivered within one to three days. You can either choose from the box sets available on their website or build your own box with all your favourites. Alternatively, you can find them at their partner stores around the country.

POPCO Pops

For More Information

For more information about POPCO Pops, visit ilovepopco.com.

You can also contact them on [email protected].

Don't forget to like and follow them on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest news, products and information.

What Is It?

Calling all the wine lovers out there! Wine down on a Sunday afternoon at the Joburg Wine Club Summer Garden Party.

This lifestyle event will be bringing all things food, wine and exciting. This, you must not miss! Get dressed up and ready to have an electric time.

Get your tickets now!

When Is It?

Sunday, 16 February 2020 at 12:00.

Where Is It?

Buitengeluk Broadacres Lifestyle Centre, Cedar Road, Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R350 per person, get your tickets Here

For More Information

For more information, visit Here.

What Is It?

Join Queens Street Venue in Modderfontein for their annual Christmas Fair this weekend. You can expect family fun, swimming for the kiddies and picnicking under shady trees. There will also be live music, food and drinks and tons of entertainment for all ages. Don't miss out!

When Is It?

Saturday, 07 December 2019 at 11:00-22:00 and Sunday, 08 December 2019 at 10:00-17:00.

Where Is It?

Queens Street Venue, Queens Street, Modderfontein, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

R20 entry at the door.

For more information

Follow them on Facebook for more information.

What Is It?

Join Stoneridge Shopping Centre for their Festive Summer Movie Night. Screening Disney's Moana for the kids, there will also be tons of entertainment for the grown ups. Visit the vacant store next to Ocean Basket for a beach vibe. Santa and his Flamingos will also be there to spread joy and cheer around to all. Entrance is free, as well as a limited supply of popcorn and slushies. Don't miss it!

When Is It?

Friday, 29 November 2019 at 18:00 - 21:00.

Where Is It?

Stoneridge Centre, Cnr. Modderfontein and Hereford Rd, Edenvale, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Free.

For more information

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Get 25% Off GUESS Adult Apparel

Are you a fan of GUESS? Then be sure not to miss out on the opportunity to get 25% off your entire purchase of R1 500 or more on full-price items until 28 November 2019. Shop your heart out and get your hands on denim, t-shirts, dresses, rompers, shorts and polo shirts and enjoy this amazing discount, only in GUESS stores and online. Click here to start shopping now. Ts&Cs apply.

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Get 20% Off GUESS Kid's Clothing

And if you love dressing up your little ones in GUESS clothing, you can also get a special offer on their fashion must-haves. You'll get 20% off your entire purchase of R1 200 or more on full-price kid's clothing items! This offer ends on 28 November 2019, so be sure not to miss out. This offer is only available in GUESS Kids stores and online. Click here to get shopping now. Ts&Cs apply.

GUESS Kids

GUESS Kids

For More Information

For more information about GUESS, visit www.guess.co.za.

Click here to find your nearest GUESS store.

Don't forget to follow and like GUESS on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest offers, news and releases.

What Is It?

This event is about to take over Muldersdrift by storm as we see Caramel Sundaes Presents Shake Your Tangerine.

Spend your Sunday afternoon chilling on lush lawns, and enjoying some amazing music. Caramel Sundaes normally sells out quite early so don't miss out.

Get your tickets now!

When Is It?

Sunday, 15 December 2017. at 12:30.

Where Is It?

Ground, 19 Plot, Driefontein Road, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R150 - R600 per person, get your ticket Here.

For More Information

For more information, visit Here.

Autumn 2020 School Holiday Programmes

Bright Young Chefs Holiday Club

Dates: 23 - 26 March 2020 & 30 March 2020

First up on our school holiday programme list is something tasty. Do your children enjoy cooking? Bright Young Chefs will be hosting an Easter-themed holiday club over the autumn school holidays. The cost is between R155 to R205 per workshop (three hours long) per child, which includes a chef’s hat, use of all the equipment and ingredients, refreshments, aprons (for use only) and takeaway containers. They’ll have lots of fun cooking and baking delicious Easter goodies, such as Easter cupcakes, Easter Eggs, Easter biscuits, a Chocolate Bunny Cake, and an Easter Egg Cream Tart. There are two different time slots per day that the holiday club run,  click here to book for classes in Fairland and click here to book for the branch in Mulbarton.

School Holiday Programmes

The Jungle Book Kids at The Joburg Theatre

Date: Sunday, 08 March 2020 – Sunday, 26 April 2020

Why not treat your little ones to a little bit of theatre? Celebrating Peoples Theatre’s 20-year anniversary being based at Joburg Theatre, Jill Girard and Keith Smith bring back one of the audience all-time favourites for their first production in 2020, Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS. The magic of the jungle comes alive on stage, providing children, parents and all those with a love of joy and laughter, the ideal family entertainment to kickstart the holidays. Click here to see our review of this show. Tickets cost R145 per person for general public or R100 for members of the Peoples Theatre Kids Club.

 

Musical Theatre Holiday Club

Date: 23 - 27 March 2020

The Musical Theatre Holiday Club, presented by the Johannesburg Academy for Theatre Arts, will be heading to Cresta Shopping Centre during the autumn school holidays! This holiday club runs during the week, ending with a showcase performance at the end of the workshop. It will develop your child's coordination, musicality, expression, voice projection, improvisation and performance, while encouraging youngsters to become a triple-threat in the arts. But, most importantly, it's fun! Email [email protected] to book or for more information.

School Holiday Programmes

(Fun)Tastic Plants School Holiday Programme At Sci-Bono Discovery Centre

Date: 21 March 2020 – 29 March 2020

Are your little ones science boffs? Or are they just inquisitive about everything around them? Visit Sci-Bono during the March school holidays and explore the FUNtastic world of plants. This school holiday programme offers kids interesting activities that'll explore plants cells through a microscope, explain why chopping an onion makes people cry, tell them why leaves change colour as seasons come and go, and they'll also get to create their very own plant-based lip balm and more. Activities are suitable for kids 5 years and above. For more information, contact Silindokuhle Mbonane or Alfred Hanyane at 011 639 8400 or email [email protected] or [email protected].

funtastic plants scibono centre holiday programme

Casual Bum-Boarding At Ski Deck

Treat the kids to an afternoon of bum-boarding, slope-surfing and sliding down the 20m slope at the famous Ski Deck in Ferndale. No need to endure freezing conditions and travel to the other side of the world to enjoy a little skiing. The cost is R100 per child, for two hours of fun. They’ll also have access to the jungle gym and zip line. Bookings for this are only available during the week and by appointment.

School Holiday Programmes

Image by Ski Deck

Be a Zoo Keeper for a Day at Lory Park Zoo

Date: 24 - 27 March 2020 |  07 - 09 April 2020 | 21 - 24 April 2020

Be a Zoo Keeper for a Day at Lory Park Zoo is an opportunity to teach children about animals and how to be a zoo keeper for the day. Kids will learn about animal welfare through daily husbandry which will include activities such as cleaning and feeding camps. Kids will get involved with enrichment (making toys for the animals) to vet care and preventative medicine while also learning about lions, tigers, reptiles to owls and more. It's great fun for all ages. Children will be supervised by the education officer or supervisor on duty at all times to ensure their safety. The cost of this holiday programme is R200 per day and includes the full day of activities and a small lunch (hotdog, chips, drink and ice-cream). Make sure your child has extra water, sunscreen and old clothes that can get dirty, as well as extra snacks to nibble on throughout the day.

School Holiday Programmes

 

 

In need of some excitement? Silverstar Casino has so much on the go this November! From drama to comedy on the stage, from soul to rock on the dancefloor, and then Black Friday deals, Celebrate Summer deals and [email protected] Silverstar deals! The fun just never ends at Silverstar!

Drie Susters

Drie Susters is taking to the stage at Silverstar this November. Christine, Anel and Bianca’s flight to Thailand is delayed. They wait, play cards, wait, read books, wait, drink cappuccinos, wait, lash out with words, wait, criticise each other choices, wait. This unique 80-minute drama will grip you from start to finish. This show is not to be missed! To see a sneak preview of one of the Drie Susters, click here to visit their Facebook page.

silverstar drie susters

Dingalings – Licenced to Thrill

Let the Dingalings cheer you up with this laugh-a-minute show. Two friends remember the good old days at Durban’s Blue Lagoon in a play filled with comic skits, song and stand up. This laugh-a-minute comedy showcases the talents of Dingalings, Henry Ramkissoon and Koobeshen Naidoo. Audiences are promised some super popular music both Bollywood and Chutney songs.

silverstar dingalings

Seriously Soulful

Ease into a brand-new week by spending Sunday soaking up some classic R&B and solid gold tracks at Silverstar’s monthly Sunday Soul Sessions. Sit back, unwind and enjoy a true soulful blues experience.

Silverstar

Celebrate Summer!

There's no doubt that summer has arrived in the city. And to celebrate, Silverstar are offering a wide variety of amazing Celebrate Summer specials that you definitely don't want to miss! It’s the perfect season to indulge in all your favourite treats.

silverstar celebrate summer

Shows At Barnyard Theatre

Catch 60 years of hit songs with Smash Hit Radio - a radio station for all listeners, featuring a 10-piece cast of musicians and singers and the onstage funky DJ Gee. Also showing is the epic Staccatos Revival Show which will take you on a trip down Memory Lane with the 1968 hit song Cry To Me. To this day, many South Africans fondly recall the days of happy Springbok Radio listening, so get ready for the nostalgic show of all time!

silverstar barnyard

Night Out for 2 is Back!

Silverstar's ever-popular Night Out for 2 promotion back for only R250! This time round, you'll get a meal for two at Spur, Col’Cacchio or Aarya; entertainment for two (2D movies, ten pin bowling or laser tag); drinks for two from any casino bar; a free parking voucher for your next visit; and an exciting assortment of discount vouchers from various other retailers. Ts and Cs apply!

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[email protected]

Experience the latest Hollywood blockbusters as well as the best local films, all under one roof at [email protected]. With great discounts starting at 30% off when you use your Rewards card, you have every reason to treat the family to a night out! Don’t miss Charlie’s Angels, releasing on 15 November 2019 or Frozen 2 3D, releasing on 06 December 2019. There is something for everyone!

silverstar movies

Black Friday Frenzy!

If you didn’t already know – it’s Black Friday on 29 November 2019 and Silverstar is bursting with incredible deals!

Get to the casino floor for two 500ml beers OR two strawberry daiquiri cocktails at R50.

At Vigour & Verve, you will only pay R50 for chicken wings and chips; a junior beef burger and chips; the famous All-Day breakfast; OR for coffee lovers - cappuccino and cake.

Publicity is on a mission to get the party started on Black Friday! Get any two Wine by the Glass or two 500ml draughts for R50. All cocktails will also be R50 for the day!

Billy G is following suit by offering two selected 1.5 litre soft drinks for R50 or two 330ml beers or ciders for R50.

Calistos is serving up their mouthwatering Prego and chips – you guessed it – for only R50!

At Col’Cacchio, you can sink your teeth into a margherita pizza for R50 and sip on a refreshing Woo Woo cocktail also for only R50.

In the mood for a burger? Get two for the price of one at Steers!

Shamrock Pies is also jumping on the Black Friday bandwagon – get two pies and a cold drink for R49.90!

And if all this excitement has you frazzled, book any 60-minute treatment at the Soulstice Day Spa and get a fab 50% off any float or Rasual booked.

And last but not least, all [email protected] for Black Friday are 50% off!

Ts and Cs apply to all these incredible deals!

Bikers Toy Run

Love the sound of a Harley Davidson? See hundreds of Harleys and other motorbikes laden with soft, cuddly teddies leaving the Silverstar parking lot on Saturday, 24 November 2019 at 09:00. That gives you just enough time to grab a delicious breakfast or coffee from Vigour & Verve before heading out to the parking area. Tea, coffee, snacks and muffins will also be on sale!

silverstar toy run

New Kid on the Block: Milky Lane

Milky Lane has been a household name in deliciously fun ice-cream treats and the most famous waffles – and now, Milky Lane has opened a branch in Silverstar!

silverstar milky lane

The Other New Kid on the Block: Sausage Saloon

Good news! Sausage Saloon has finally opened its doors at Silverstar! Prepare your taste buds for possibly the best hotdogs in the world!

silverstar sausage saloon

For More Information

For more information on Silverstar and their hot entertainment lineupvisit www.tsogosun.com/siverstar-casino.

You can also contact them on 011 662 7300.

Also, keep an eye on Silverstar Casino’s Facebook and Twitter pages for all the latest news, events and special offers.

Things Are Heating Up At Silverstar

Silverstar Casino is turning up the heat from Tuesday, 01 October 2019 to Saturday, 28 December 2019 with its hottest promotion yet! Summer is just around the corner and to celebrate, Silverstar is offering sizzling hot special deals that you simply cannot miss!

Celebrate Summer at Barnyard Theatre

Barnyard Theatre Silverstar has some amazing deals lined up, so be sure to get your tickets now. There are various offers on different days of the week. Get your tickets for only R140 per person* and kids under 12 get in for FREE every day! Pensioners can enjoy a 50% discount and on Tuesdays, you can buy one ticket and get a second one for free! It’s happy hour at Barnyard Theatre! *Ts and Cs apply.

Barnyard Theatre Silverstar

Celebrate Summer at Vigour & Verve

Keep cool with delicious gourmet milkshakes at Vigour & Verve. Take your pick from a Kit Kat, choc mint, salted caramel or Milky Bar milkshake and enjoy for only R40 at Vigour & Verve. And while you're visiting, take a look at the other mouth-watering soft serve deals. And if you're looking for for a bigger bite to eat, ask one of the waiters about the meal, cocktail and drink offers.

Silverstar Vigour & Verve

Celebrate Summer at Publicity Bar & Grill

In the mood for some seafood? Then check out these amazing deals at Publicity Bar & Grill. Get the scrumptious three sauce calamari for only R50 or the tropical prawn and chicken salad for only R85. And for the meat eaters, sink your teeth into a pulled pork burger (R80), a boerewors skewer (R80), Portuguese ribs (R99), a saucy steak (R99) or the classic steak, egg and chips for only R99. And last but certainly not least: Haloumi Salad or Chimichurri Chicken for only R80! It’s the perfect season to indulge.

Silverstar Publicity

Celebrate Summer at Calisto's

Delight your taste buds at Calisto's. Meat and seafood lovers can enjoy a 200g sirloin steak with the added bonus of six medium prawns for only R149.95, served with one side of your choice. Prefer chicken? Get your half chicken and six medium prawns with a side of your choice for only R149.95! Delicious!

Silverstar Calistos

Celebrate Summer at Col’cacchio

Col'cacchio also has an amazing deal up their sleeves. Enjoy their Cocktail Combo for only R120! This includes any two cocktails with a vegetarian antipasto (artichokes, baby marrow, roasted red pepper, tomato, olives and galbani fior do latte mozzarella) with a mini herb bread! What a bargain!

Celebrate Summer at Silver Arrow Spur!

Head to Silver Arrow Spur for something that's just perfect for the summer heat. Mocktails (R39.90) and Cocktails (R49.90) in a burst of different flavours - virgin Cranberry Cosmo, virgin Mojito, virgin Strawberry Daiquiri, Cranberry Cosmo, Mojito and Strawberry Daiquiri! Definitely the perfect way to keep cool this summer!

Don't Forget The 2019 RWC!

Don't forget that Silverstar will be screening the rugby action on their big screen on The Square at Boktown. Visit the Silverstar website for a full match schedule. It's a definite must-experience for the whole family.

For More Information

For more information about Silverstar and their hot deals, visit www.tsogosun.com.

You can also contact them on 011 662 7300.

Also, keep an eye on Silverstar Casino’s Facebook and Twitter pages for all the latest news, events and special offers.

What Is It?

G&T enthusiasts come through to At Hops End Brewpub in Modderfontein for the Gin Workshop. Learn all about gin, its history and how it's made. The master mixers from At Hops End Brewpub will then teach you how to mix six different gin cocktails of your own! This is the perfect masterclass in the run up to summer. Just imagine how impressed all your friends will be when you whip up the perfect G&T at the year end pool party. In fact, you may as well bring all your friends along to the Gin Workshop, so no one feels left out.

Your ticket includes cocktail ingredients and snacks. See you there!

When Is It?

Friday, 04 October 2019 at 18:30 - 21:30.

Where Is It?

At Hops End Brewpub, 1 Arden Rd, Modderfontein Nature Reserve, Modderfontein, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R350 per person. Get yours here.

For more information

Visit their website for more information, or follow them on social media:

Facebook - facebook.com/HopsEnd

Details: +27 87 288 1904 | [email protected]

What Is It?

December is such a time to be alive around these Joburg streets and we just want to indulge in all the amazing fun, sun and great time enjoying the festive season. So, come dressed in your amazing outfits and flamboyant shades and get this party started! You will be entertained the whole day, because they will be featuring local and national MC's, Djs and a variety of local artists.

When Is It?

Saturday, 07 December 2019 at 12:00 - 03:00.

Where Is It?

321 Tsolo section, Katlehong, Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are from R80 - R300 per person, and you can get yours by contacting Canca on 061 758 7673.

For More Information

Visit this Facebook page for more information on this event.

Plume Spruces Menu for Spring

Plume, the chic-classic restaurant at The Palace, has refreshed its menu in spirit of the exquisite lightness of spring. For the amuse bouche, there's duck liver parfait; charred Sparta Angus beef with leek and ceviche oyster. For appetisers, offerings include Irish scallops with sweet corn; Sparta Angus beef tartar; rooibos smoked springbok; Norwegian salmon ceviche and quail and mushroom velouté.

Main courses include duck with carrots, leek, beans and an invigorating plum jus; succulent Sparta Angus beef wellington with summer vegetables and port jus; darado with butternut, peas and lime; pork belly with parsnip, apple and port onions; sumptuous summer vegetable and truffle lasagna rolls for vegetarians and roasted chicken with potato, mushrooms and thyme jus.

Spring shines through in desserts such as deconstructed lemon meringue; passion fruit cheesecake with orange sorbet and muscadel poached pear with crème fraiche. The rich triple chocolate ganache is pure indulgence. The curated wine list offers a selection of handpicked wines that offer a reflection, not only of the season, but of the style and character of the restaurant, as well as the customers it serves.

Plume

The Weekend Extravaganza

Get ready for an epic three days at The Weekend Extravaganza. This event brings you three days filled with the hottest comedians in the industry, DJs and performers. Kicking off the weekend with comedy on Friday is Mashabela, Peter Mashata, Jay Boogie, Lihle Msimang, Nina Hastie and a host of comedians guaranteed to leave you in stitches.

Then, turn up the heat on Saturday with Sho Madjozi, Busiswa, Gemini Major, DJ Kent and many more all-star DJs.

And on Sunday, keep it chilled with the laidback Afrosoul grooves of Malaika, Samthing Soweto, Amon Mokoena and Paul Mtirara, to mention but a few.

Book your VIP ticket, valued at R1 200, at [email protected] or call 031 744 7543.

Sun City

Sun City Swim

The Sun City Swim is the ultimate open-water swimming event and promises to kick off the 2019/2020 open-water swimming season with a splash. If you're keen to partake, you can compete in three distances: the 3 000m and 1 500m swimming competitions for serious swimmers and the 600m Fun Swim for those who want to have a splashing good time. Lifeguards will be on standby throughout the North West swimming event to ensure the safety of participants.

The Sun City Swim is a fun day for the whole family. Spot prizes are up for grabs for randomly selected swimmers, while prize money is awarded to winners of the swimming competitions, according to age categories.

Sun City

The Nedbank Golf Challenge

The Nedbank Golf Challenge is one of the highlights of the South African sporting calendar. This event has featured the biggest names in world golf. With 64 players playing over four days, for a purse of $7.5 million, you can expect amazing golfing action. The tournament forms part of the Rolex Series on the European Tour and is the penultimate event on the Race to Dubai.

Sun City

Spiritual Awakening

Spiritual Awakening is a gospel festival that'll share the word of God with all South Africans. This event presents guests with a night of song, worship and praise with Mr Travis Greene and Tim Godfrey, who will be accompanied by a full band as well as supported by SA's top Gospel artists. The lineup includes performances by Travis Greene, Tim Godfrey, Dr Tumi, Winnie Mashaba, Benjamin Dube, Ntokozo Mbambo, Khaya Mthethwa, Dumi Mkokstad, Takie Ndou, Lungi Ndala and Omega Khunou.

Sun City

Sun City's 40th Birthday Party

In celebration of Sun City's 40th birthday, they have planned the party of the decade! To mark the occasion, 14 of the biggest names in South African music will be performing at the Valley of Waves followed by more fun at an epic after-party at Sun Arena. Click here to see the lineup. They also have accommodation packages available if you're looking to make a full weekend experience of it.

Sun City

For More Information

For more information about Sun City and their upcoming events, visit www.suninternational.com.

You can also contact them on [email protected] or 014 557 5110.

Don't forget to follow or like them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date with their latest news, offers and events.

Keep Cool This Summer At StokeCity AdventurePark

Summer is just around the corner, and if you're looking for a great way to keep cool, have a splash and a great time, then be sure to visit StokeCity AdventurePark. This spot is a water-sports paradise and offers many exciting and adventurous water-based activities. Known as Midrand’s best-kept secret, the park has become a hot spot for water-sports enthusiasts and those seeking family-friendly fun.

Conveniently located between Pretoria, Johannesburg and the East Rand, it's a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a little bit of a 'holiday'.

StokeCity AdventurePark

What To Expect

StokeCity Adventure offers one-of-a-kind activities that can't be experienced anywhere else in Gauteng! Here are a few features that you need to try for yourself.

The AquaPark is South Africa's only giant, inflatable obstacle course. Here, guests can enjoy a super fun course filled with swings, balance beams, climbing walls and much more, all connected and floating in a clean dam. It's a great option if you're looking to get a little competitive with your friends.

StokeCity AdventurePark

The Main Cable at the Cable Park is where visitors can experience boat-less water-skiing, kneeboarding and wakeboarding. This experience is a great way to introduce new riders to the sport of wakeboarding and a very economical alternative to the tremendous investment required for boat ownership and high fuel prices. The overhead cable system can pull up to nine riders at once. The continuous counter clockwise motion allows riders to enjoy a non-stop water sports adventure. Once you fall, it's a quick swim back to land, and back in the queue for your next go. First-timers will benefit from the lessons on the 2Tower cable system, and all gear is available for hire.

StokeCity AdventurePark isn’t just about extreme water sports, they also offer guests a great spot to kick back and relax! Unwind and take it easy on the water at the Chill & Swim zone, designed for the ultimate relaxation on a  selection of floats in a swim-safe area.

StokeCity AdventurePark

Not really in the mood for making a splash? There is a beach volleyball court, soccer court, table tennis and large rolling lawns, where you can play a little on-land sport and relax under the shade of a tree. The large observation deck allows a full view of the dam and water activities.

There is lots to keep the entire family entertained, at the end of the day, everyone leaves feeling stoked!

StokeCity AdventurePark

Want A Nibble?

The Stoke Café serves delicious light meals and refreshments. Also, they cater for all functions and events from product launches, conferences, year-end parties and team building to kids parties and any celebrations you might have. With ample space and energetic staff, they're sure to help you throw a memorable event!

StokeCity AdventurePark

For More Information

For more information on StokeCity AdventurePark, visit www.stokecity.co.za or check them out on Facebook and Instagram.

You can also contact them on 082 348 6706 or [email protected].

What Is It?

If there are two things Joburgers are serious about, it’s summer entertainment and wine. Join L’Avenir Winery in partnership with the Pick n Pay Wine Club and The Good Food Studio for an evening of good company, great food and a fine selection of wines.

Come and meet the winemaker of L’Avenir and learn all about their tried and tested methods. Then, tuck into a six-course tasting menu prepared by The Good Food Studio chefs. Diners will sample innovative seasonal dishes, using the best of Pick n Pay produce, all expertly matched with the LÁvenir wines.

Don't miss this epic summer wine experience!

When Is It?

Thursday, 10 October 2019 at 17:30.

Where Is It?

PnP Good Food Studio, Cnr Republic & William Nicol, Sandton, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R350 - R450 per person and can be purchased here.

For More Information

For more information visit the Pick n Pay Good Food Studio website.

Contact them on 011 998 3310 or via email at [email protected]

Social media pages:

Facebook - facebook.com/TheGoodFoodStudio

Instagram - instagram.com/goodfoodstudio_jhb

Paul's Home Made Ice Cream

PHMIC has become an ice cream staple for Joburg residents. With multitudes of flavours, freshly made batches and quality ingredients, we can see why. But did you know that Paul's also offers vegan ice cream? Vegan flavours include Caralishious Vanilla Cinnamon, Caralishious Peanut Butter, Caralishious Toasted Coconut, Caralishious Cocoa and Strawberry. Of these flavours, we have only been fortunate enough to try two, the deep dark chocolate and the tantalising strawberry - which is one of the best ice creams we've ever had.

Find more information here.

Tofutti

Tofutti offers a selection of dairy-free imitation products like cheese, sour cream and frozen desserts. Although based overseas, these products are stocked at several Joburg retailers including Food Lover's Market, Dis-chem and select Spar outlets. Vanilla Fudge, Wild Berry Supreme, Crisp Crunch Bars, Mint Laced With Belgium Chocolate, Ice Cream Sandwiches, Vanilla, Vanilla Almond and Coffee Marshmallow Swirl are just some of the divine flavours to try.

Find more information here.

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Frooz

Frooz offers delicious frozen treats that are vegan, contain no dairy, eggs, wheat, gluten or added sugar. All of their products are made from local fruit and vegetables. They can be found at markets across Joburg, such as the Vegan Hippie Connection Market. Our favourite flavours include banana and guava, mango, watermelon, pineapple, watermelon and strawberry, blackberry and banana and blueberry, all packaged in biodegradable containers.

Find more information here.

Whisk Away 

This Pretoria establishment offers luxury hand-crafted ice cream and sorbet for all occasions. Vegan options include regulars like coffee, rum and raisin, vanilla and strawberry. But they also have an array of unique picks like cashew and caramel, ginger, spiced chai and cookie dough. Their sorbet includes diverse finds from pink champagne and roasted pineapple and coconut to blood orange and mango and chilli sorbet.

Find more information here

Crumbs & Cream

This popular Rosebank hub has gained a following due to their delectable ice cream sandwich treats. The concept is quite simple, choose your cookie, pick an ice cream and drench them with your choice of toppings. The Illovo store has at least one vegan option in store everyday. Pair that with their Vegan Heaven cookie, and you've got a deliciously moreish treat that would make even the Cookie Monster envious.

Find more information here

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Hudsons The Burger Joint

Hudsons has become the go-to for insta-worthy food that's good on the palate too. They serve up a delightful range of burgers, pizza, milkshakes and other dude-food. This includes a vegan range of yummy feel good food. And as a special treat, their dessert menu offers its own vegan ice cream - the Unframed Vegan Matcha Ice Cream served with a scattering of toasted almonds and fresh strawberries.

Find more information here

YOCOCO

YOCOCO are producers of vegan ice cream that is free of dairy, artificial colourants and ingredients. Their "scoops of love" are available in a range of flavours, made with local ingredients and packaged in eco-friendly packaging, to provide a wholesome ice cream experience. At the time of writing, YOCOCO had sold 1 500 ice cream tubs and 35 000 scoops of their ever popular frozen treat. Flavours include mixed berries, coffee, chocolate, cookies and cream and cranberry. Check out their website to see available stockists.

Find more information here.

Strawberry Ice Cream

What's your favourite vegan ice cream? Let us know in the comments section below. 

What Is It?

Parklife Festival Joburg is back! Johannesburg's favourite gourmet food and music festival returns for its eighth edition this August. But, this time the festival will be held at the stunning Johannesburg Botanical Gardens in Emmerentia. So, celebrate Women's Day 2019 out in the bright sun with Parklife Fest. Ladies, you will receive discounted tickets just for being you. How great is that? Kids are also welcome to spend the day enjoying great food and the stellar line-up of performances. Bring them along for a day out in the city.

Parklife features the best in gourmet street food, as well as an awesome line-up of top local and international music artists. So, don't miss it!

**Artists will be announced soon. Check out their Facebook events page for line-up notifications.

When Is It?

Friday, 09 August 2019 from 10:00 to 19:30.

Where Is It?

Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, Thomas Bowler Street, Emmarentia, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R150 - R195 per person.

Phase 1: Early Bird Tickets

R150 for women.

R195 for men.

R70 for children, 12 and under.

Get your tickets online via Howler.

For more information

For more information, visit the Parklife Festival website, or follow them on social media for updates:

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Contact them via email at [email protected]

If we knew about this place before we went on leave for December, we would been there faster than the speed of light! It would've been the perfect place to keep cool throughout the festive season heatwave. But it's not too late to experience the fun, thrilling and brand-spanking-new Happy Island Water World, as summer isn't over yet!

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Happy Island Water World is Making a Splash

R500-million and 18 months later, Happy Island Water World in Muldersdrift, Mogale City, had it's soft launch on 28 December 2018. And to delight their guests, they have 15 rides and slides, some of which are a first in South Africa! This water park has already made a splash with the locals, as they have already seen about 25 000 people walk through their doors.

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What To Expect

Like we mentioned above, there are 15 rides and slides for visitors to try! Just keep in mind, that since they are in the pre-launch period, not all the rides will be open and operating (as far as we can tell, you can experience 13 of the 15 right now). Wondering what you can expect at the water park? Here are the rides:

The Biggest Wave Pool in Africa

Their TWO gigantic Wave Pools are the largest on the continent, measuring a whopping 20 000m2 complete with hydraulic mechanisms that produce ocean-like waves at regular intervals. See, no need to head to KZN to be able to swim in the sea!

Gravity Loop

This one will literally make your stomach sink! Feel the sensation of gravity suck you down a near-vertical slide into an inclined loop at up to 60km/h! That's 2.5 Gs in less than 2 seconds! If you have the heart (or the stomach) for this, don't miss the opportunity to try this one. It's the ultimate body slide experience.

Spiral Slide

This slide will definitely have your head spinning for all the right reasons. Twist, turn and tumble your way down this thrilling slide before splashing into the landing pool area. And best of all, it's great for all ages.

Lazy River - Not operational during pre-launch

Want to relax and soak up the sun? Gently float down the Lazy River in a rubber tube as it takes you down the ​850m course through the beautiful water park surrounds. Also, this lazy ride is perfect for all ages. You can get your single or double tubes at the entrance.

High Speed Slide

Havde the need for speed? Then be sure not to miss out on the opportunity to enjoy the thrill and excitement of the park's high-speed slide! Thrill-seekers will whoosh through this ride at up to 40km/h. But do exercise extreme caution on this slide, as it's certainly not for the faint-hearted.

Behemoth Bowl

Looking for a group ride to experience with family and friends? Then this is something you need to try. The Behemoth Bowl or Super Bowl is a four-person per tube, wild, adrenaline-filled adventure through a massive bowl that'll take you down into a clear pool below. It's an absolute rush!

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Master Blaster Super Tubes

Two super tube slides, one that's open air, and one that is almost entirely dark. One thing they have in common - both will leave you with adrenaline running through your veins! This ride is a classic super tube ride, enjoyed with one or two-person tubes.

Typhoon

This is the big one! Adrenaline junkies, brace yourselves! It's a first in Africa and is as spectacular as it is fun. You'll love the experience of being sucked down a giant tornado funnel into the water pool below. This one is a must.

Rainbow Slide

Whether you're feeling a little competitive with your mates or simply want to experience what it actually feels like sliding down a rainbow, this ride is for you! Take a slide down this fast and wild ride down the magical rainbow, perfect if you're looking to race against your friends.

The Python Slide

Three reasons why you need to experience the Python Slide: 1. it's wild; 2. it's high-speed; and 3. it's loads of fun! Enough said!

Massage Pools

Been a long week at the office and in need of some soothing massages? Then head over to the Massage Pools, be lazy, soak and relax a little while being gently massaged. Just keep in mind that these pools are not heated.

Pirate Boat Slide

Arrr, me mateys! Board the Pirate Boat if you dare. Your only escape back to safety is sliding down into the Lazy River. This one is perfect for the kids and anyone with a wild imagination.

And For The Kids...

Other the big rides that'll thrill your socks off, they also have a bunch of fun water features for the littler kids, because what is a water park without fun for all ages? Some of the water park features that are ideal for the younger aged children includes:

Fun Slides

Built just for the kids, there are THREE different slide experiences that all ending in a shallow pool. The kids will love it.

Amazon Rain Forest

Themed on the Amazon Rain Forest, this mini water park features plenty of fun for the little ones, including slides, a pool, and a full rain forest maze for them to explore.

Spray Park

The Spray Park has dozens of playful fountains. It is a safe, fun place for toddlers, young kids, teens and older folk to cool off in the summer heat.

Boome Rango

This is a high-speed four-person tube ride pushing riders up almost vertical slopes as well as spinning, turning, rocking and gliding everywhere. It's sensational!

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They Also Offer Accommodation!

Want the fun to last a little longer? Then why not check out the accommodation options available around Happy Island Water World! You can take your pick from:

We think this will make the perfect weekend getaway for the whole family! So, if you're interested in making your experience last all weekend long, click here to find out more.

How Much Is Entry?

At the moment, entrance is R199 per adults and R99 per child.

HOWEVER, the prices will increase to R399 per adult and R199 per child once they have gotten through their pre-launch period but the prices have not been finalised.

The reduced prices are said to be in effect because only 13 of the 15 rides are fully operational.

For More Information

For more information about this brand-new water park, visit happy-island.co.za.

Don't forget to give them a follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep in loop with the latest updates and happenings at Happy Island Water World.

What Is It?

What's the best way to relax and take in all the splendour that the city has to offer during summer? Well, how does sipping on cocktails on the pool deck, chilling to smooth, laid back music and watching the sun set sounds? Pretty good, right? If you agree with us, then be sure not to miss out on Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton's Summer Sunsets, every Friday evening. It's the perfect opportunity to wind down, chill out, enjoy the good vibes and take on some breathtaking views.

When Is It?

Every Friday until 26 April 2019 from 16:00.

Where Is It?

Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, corner Daisy and Rivonia Street, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entry is free, just need to pay for your drinks and food bill.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton on Facebook

What Is It?

Join in on the fun and excitement this festive season at Harties Harbour, as they'll be hosting an amazing 10-day festival which promises visitors the ultimate summer entertainment in Harties. This is just what you and your family deserve after a long, busy and challenging year. You can expect all the summer fun under the sun, from awesome live music, swimming pools and water slides to boat cruises, braais and so much more.

Also, along with your ticket, you can enjoy Kommando Nek Wildlife Resort as a day visitor! So, feel free to arrive early or stay later and enjoy all the resort has to offer. There's also picnic/braai spots along the dam, a pit for fishing and relaxing and lots so sunshine! Just the way it is meant to be at Harties!

Please note: Drink responsibly. No alcohol to be sold to under 18s.

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What To Take With You

So, what you waiting for? Gather the loved ones, pack the the car with a few summertime necessities and enjoy a day out at Harties at the Savanna Summer Splash Festival. Here's what you should take along with you:

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When Is It?

Sunday, 23 December 2018 - Tuesday, 01 January 2019. Gates open at 09:00 and close at 18:30 except for New Year's Eve where they'll be closing at 02:00.

Where Is It?

Harties Harbour, Kommandonek Resort, Simon Bekker Avenue, Hartbeespoort.

Harties

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R295 per adult; R195 per child under 12 and R150 per child under 6.

Click here to book your tickets now.

Your ticket to the Savanna Summer Splash Festival includes:

For More Information

For more information about this fun-filled festival, visit www.hartiesharbour.co.za or www.hartiesboatco.co.za.

You can also call them on 012 253 5045 / 012 253 5313 / 066 042 5697 / 082 704 7202 or email on [email protected].

Also, don't forget to give Harties Boat Company a follow on Facebook.