SA Insider Guide: Jozi, do right and find your escape

2017-06-18 17:59
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Shut down the last weekend of June in style as Jozi is packed with places to see and things to do, and not forgetting good food to try out.

You can choose from checking out SA muso Sbu Dludlu and friends at Winnie's Soul & Jazz Restaurant, have a G&T made by well-known distiller, Jacqueline Grobler at the SA Gin Society or make your way to the Young African Creative Conference 2017 at the J&B Hive.

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Friday, 23 June

SEE: Check out SA muso Sbu Dludlu and friends at Winnie's Soul & Jazz Restaurant from 17:00.

DO:  Swim for a good course and raise funds for Knysna with the Polar Bear Charity Swim at Heron Bridge College from 14:00.

TASTE:  Joburg Taste Good Food and Wine Festival is bringing you the best Jozi food and wine all under one roof.

EXPLORE: Join the SA Gin Society and meet the distiller, Jacqueline Grobler at this prestige gin tasting starting at 18:00 and admission cost is R250 per person.

SEE: #SABudgetTravel: Jozi and Pretoria make World Cheapest Cities list again!

Saturday, 24 June

SEE: SA takes on France in this exciting rugby match taking place at Emirates Airline Park and cost ranges from R100 - R650.

DO: Make your way to the Young African Creative Conference 2017, an intimate conference for and by African youth focused on enhancing the quality of life in Africa taking place at J&B Hive.

TASTE:  Neighbourgoods Market's cheese gourmet, fine & raw chocolates are worth a try. Market opens from 09:00 - 15:00.

EXPLORE: Africa Goombay open dance classes to the public at the Joburg Theatre and it's R60 per person from 09:00.

Sunday, 25 June

SEE: Jack Parow live at Large On The Lawn at the Golden Harvest Park from 15:00 and cost ranges from R85 – R150 per person.

DO: Make you way to Hangout Jozi and experience high tea Sunday from 13:00.

TASTE: Sylvia's Market is the place to be this Sunday, with great food to keep everyone warm, get those tummies full from 10:00 - 16:00.

EXPLORE: The Market Theatre bring you "In Jus'This" an exhibition by Celimpilo Mazibuko at Photo Workshop Gallery.

SEE: 18 Budget adventures in and around Jozi that won't break the bank

With the month-long of school holidays, here are our top 5 of festivities you should be checking out

Disney's Cinderella Kids ( 10 June - 23 July)

Disney's treasured animated film charms its way to the stage, fairy godmother and mice in tow.

The timeless, "rags to riches" fairy tale will become a new audience favourite in Disney’s Cinderella Kids, an adaptation of the treasured animated film that will charm its way into your heart and remind audiences that dreams really can come true.

Where: Joburg Theatre

Cost:  R142

Ovation Youth Dance presents TINKER BELL ( 30 June - 02 July)

Join Tinker Bell and Ovation Youth Dance Company as they take you on a dancing journey to the secret world of Pixie Hollow all weekend.

Where: Roodepoort Theatre

Cost: See booking online.

Vaal Wine Route Meander (25 June - 30 July)

The Vaal River Meander Wine Route starts off with the official launch on Saturday the 24th June with The Vaal River Wine Festival at Stonehaven on Vaal.

 You'll be treat to wine tasting -  a choice of over 200 wines both on land and aboard luxury cruisers.

Where: Stonehaven on Vaal

Cost:  R100 daily entry fee

School Holiday Programme ( 3 -  21 July)

Register your child for The Art Farm School Holiday Programme this school break.

Contact The Art Farm for information or registration at 0825295706. 

Where: The Art Farm

Cost: R200 full day and R150 half day

Smurfs Live On Stage, The Musical ( 13 - 30 July)

Eight of your favourite Smurfs characters including Papa Smurf, Clumsy Smurf, Brainy Smurf and the adorable Smurfette are coming to you for the first time ever to transform the Wintery breeze in town into a colourful Spring.