Montagu Makiti Festival 2017
The Montagu Makiti festival is an annual family and heritage festival taking place in the beautiful town of Montagu on the Breede River Valley.
Visitors can also paricipate in acitivites around the town. You can visit Olijvenhof Olive Estate (a working olive farm), go shopping at the Bath Street market, go on a guided rock climbing and abseiling tour, do a heritage walk through the town viewing historical sites, visit the museums and art galleries, take a tractor ride at Protea farm or enjoy some live music at Kloof Padstal.
The festival will take place on the weekend of the 22-24 September 2017 at various locations all over Montagu.
Gauteng Getaway Show 2017
If you’re an outdoor and travelling enthusiast, don’t miss out on the annual Gauteng Getaway Show which makes its return to the Ticketpro Dome. Now in its 8th year running, this year’s edition promises to be the biggest yet, showcasing over 400 exhibits, including outdoor gear, 4×4 products and accessories, motorhomes and caravans, trailers and adventure operators.
Adventure enthusiasts can enjoy a bit of slacklining or abseil at the new adventure area. If you’re not that much of a thrill seeker, enjoy the local cuisine, fine wines and craft beers at the ‘Travel and Taste Theatre’. Alternatively, vino aficionados can stock up on their favourites varietals or add to their collection at the ‘Wine Village’. If you’re looking for a quiet, relaxing session, enjoy a cup of coffee at the ‘Chill Zone’.
The show will be taking place from 23-25 September 2017
Magoebaskloof Spring Festival 2017
Each year, the sleepy town of Haenertsburg comes abuzz with activity with their annual spring festival.
Hortculturalists from all over the Limpopo Province flock to Haenertsburg to marvel over a myriad of colourful flower displays. Veritable highlights include the orchid exhibition, where visitors are privy to varietals of different colours and sizes. Alternatively, stroll through the Cheerio Gardens, a haven known for its Japanese flowers, cherry blossoms, azaleas and crab apples.
If you’re looking for homemade, quality fashions, you’re bound to find something you like at the clothing market. Alternatively, if you like your hand lotions and bath salts, handmade soaps and organic lotions are also available for purchasing.The 2017 Magoebaskloof Spring Festival runs from 23 September- 1 October 2017 at the prestigious Magoebaskloof Hotel.
National Braai Day
In line with Heritage Day, unofficially called National Braai Day, GardenShop Broadacres celebrates South Africa’s heritage while hosting a mini-grill experience with Chef Vaaitjie: Tommy Dickson.
Vaaitjie, from the popular “Toks and Tjops“ talk show on Kyknet. has more than 15 years’ experience. Showcasing his barbecuing skills utilising Weber grills and accessories, the demonstration portrays different methods of grilling – direct and indirect, setting up the braai, and the preparation of an array of recipes compiled by Chef Vaaitjie himself.
Venue: GardenShop Broadacres, Broadacres Lifestyle Centre, Cedar Rd, Broadacres
The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation
founded as the Parktown and Westcliff Heritage Trust in 1985, is a non-profit organisation dedicated the exploration, documentation, protection and restoration of Johannesburg’s heritage. The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation’s Programmes include:
Exploration –The Foundation runs a tour programme exploring the diverse and rich history of Johannesburg and surrounds. Tours take place almost every weekend of the year, and are led by volunteer tour leaders that are experts in their fields.
Research- The Foundation’s Research Centre contains a treasure trove of artefacts, including valuation rolls, heritage impact assessments and historic photos. Through a grant from the National Lottery, the Research Centre archives are in the process of being digitised.