School holiday time is precious and this weekend we're all about making the most of it.
Since most of your time right now has been all about cramming for the exams, the last few weeks of the school drop-off drill and pounding the home-work books have no doubt taken its toll.
But the holidays are in sight - with the winter school holiday break set to start first school holidays set to kick off from 30 June until 24 July - what will you and yours be getting up to?
Whether you're a laid-back family in need of some leisure time, or an action-driven pack hunting for the next adventure, Traveller24 has you covered.
Here are a few suggestions on how to make the most of your quality time off - whether you're planning a staycation, or are headed to one of SA's major holiday hotspots.
Check out four family friendly holiday ideas to try sooner rather than later:
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1. Disney's Cinderella Kids
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.
Date: 10 June - 23 July
Where: Joburg Theatre
2. Ovation Youth Dance presents Tinker Bell
Join Tinker Bell and Ovation Youth Dance Company as they take you on a dancing journey to the secret world of Pixie Hollow.
Date: 30 June - 02 July
Where: Roodepoort Theatre
Cost: See booking online.
3. Art Farm School Holiday Programme
Register your child for The Art Farm School Holiday Programme this school break. Contact The Art Farm for information or registration at 0825295706.
Date: 3 to 21 July
Where: Plot 56, R550, Klipriver Rd, 1448 Alewynspoort
Cost: R200 full day and R150 half day
5. Smurfs Live On Stage, The Musical
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.
Date: 13 - 30 July
Where: Emperor's Palace
Cost: R150 - R285
6. There is so much to see and do at Gold Reef City
At Gold Reef City, you can literally spend the whole day there having a ball with the family.
SEE: #AfriTravel: Real local family fun as Gold Reef City awarded top spot in Africa
7. Caving anybody?
1. The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice
Enter a dazzling world where adventure awaits at The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice alongside Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy on a walk down memory lane in colourful celebration of magic, spirit and family fun.
Date: 19 - 23 July
Where: GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World
Cost: R50 - R450
2. The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival
The country's leading comedy festival, the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival returns with its 13th award-winning production of a selection of local and international stars including Alan Committie as MC, Marc Lottering, Captain Frodo, Mario Queen of the Circus and many more funny people.
Date: 10 July - 6 August
Where: Baxter Theatre Centre
3. Head to the Waterfront
The V&A Waterfront has a full holiday programme - On 28 June you can explore the museums of the Waterfront until late and from 30 June there will be an outdoor skating rink.
1. Vodacom Durban July
Durban's event of the year - known for its socialite status as well as high fashion. The event is much more than horse racing and is about the expression of self through fashion. It is known as Africa's greatest horse racing event.
Date : 1 July 2017Cost:
R220 purchase tickets here
2. The Wonderful World of Disney on Ice
Where better to take the kids then the magical show of Disney on Ice as it makes its way to Durban - the show is promised to be filled with familiar characters from Dory in Finding Nemo to Woody in Toy Story. Let your inner child come out and play as you enjoy this show with the kids. The show will be held at the Durban International Convention Centre
Date: 13 - 16 July 2017 Cost:
R90 - R400 purchase tickets here
3. Creighton Aloe Steam and Hot air balloon festival 2017
A steam train ride adventure along the Ngogwaan river that will allow you to be witness to the many various colors and beautiful aloes. On the train there will be snacks and drinks available to buy. Three hours in total but well worth the ride as there are two stops along the way and you are able to take splendid photos of the lush aloes along the river. This wonderful festival is inclusive of a mountain bike trail and a hot air balloon ride as well as a thriving market.
Date: 14 - 16 July 2017 Cost:
Price dependent on size of coach - R280 adult, R230 kids purchase tickets here
4. Fact Durban July Rocks
A music festival that is purely local with an energy that is undeniably infectious. Head over to Fact Durban July Rocks to enjoy the best local artists as it promises to be bigger and better than 2016.
Date: 2 July 2017Cost:
R250 - R1750 purchase tickets here.
5. Music at the Lake : Durban Botanic Gardens
A live screening of the classic and all- loved Lion King movie. This event is for the whole family and is an evening to be enjoyed.
Date: 8 July 2017 Cost:
R80 - R95 purchase tickets here.
6. Great outdoor hiking spots