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7 Awesome Heritage Day Events

Heritage Day is just around the corner! So we did a bit of googling and found some great things you and the family (or your furbabies) can do that’s different from the traditional “Tjop and Dop” at home.

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Magaliesburg Express

How is this for something different? The kids will love spending a day riding a “real-life” choo choo and the grown ups can sit back, relax and enjoy a slower pace for a change and watch some gorgeous scenery go by. It’s a full day trip to and from Magaliesburg that includes yummy food on board, picnics, swimming, market browsing and even helicopter flips! Find more information on https://www.reefsteamers.com/Timetable/Magaliesburg-Express/ or visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/515706765549619/

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Muddy Puppy

Are you an active Furmom or Furdad? This is the event for you. You can treat yourself and your four-legged bff to a day out and enjoy a 2km or 4km obstacle course. Only, we wouldn’t recommend wearing your designer anythings, the name of the event says it all, it’s going to get messy! It’s for a good cause though, portions of sales go to the Wollies Animal Project. For more information check out their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/octmuddypuppy/

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Market on Main

Top local food and design entrepreneurs showcase their talents every Sunday in the heart of Jo-burg. You can get your shop on and experience all the local delicious-ness in the beautiful setting that Maboneng has to offer. There is nothing more Heritage Day than supporting local business! You can find more info at http://marketonmain.co.za/ or on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MarketOnMain. Don’t forget to like their page while you’re there!

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Heritage Exhibition

The CANSA Pretoria Art Gallery @ Brooklyn will be hosting a late afternoon group art exhibition. The Pretoria Weavers guild will form part of the exhibition, and you will get to see amazing works, all made by hand, and experience a traditional practice that is wonderfully African. Find more information her http://gaufestival.com/event/heritage-exhibition/ or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/718309631673551/

Antique and Collectibles Fair

You can take a step back in time and shop for items that are little pieces of history. Fittingly hosted at the Voortrekker Monument, on the roof of the large amphitheater, this is one market you don’t want to miss if you have a love of antiques and all things old fashioned and vintage. Get more information at http://gaufestival.com/event/antiquefair/ and view past event pics at https://www.facebook.com/VTM1AntiqueFair.Antiekmark/

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Family Braai Day

So if your Heritage Day is all about the braai, why not take it up a notch and switch your braai venue to somewhere gorgeously scenic, like the Pretoria Botanical Gardens? This year, they are unveiling a brand new braai area, and there will be lots of fun activities for the kids. There will be live music and comedy performances as well, so pack your picnic bag for a super family day. Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/events/1555172214791874/

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Cape Town Events

There’s a myriad of events taking place in Cape Town, from AfroFest to numerous lunch events at Wine Estates. The one that stood out for us is the launch of Wild Waters at Wiesenhoff Adventure Park in Stellenbosch. This event is a great way to spend a day, and because it’s a launch, they’re offering an all access day pass to the park. You can pack a picnic bag or your braai, and have a day filled with fun and sun. Don’t forget the sunscreen! Find out more at https://www.vibescout.com/za/post/heritage-braai-day or check out the Facebook event on https://www.facebook.com/WiesenhofAdventures/

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Happy Heritage Day Planning!

The Voetsy Blog Team

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