CapeTownMagazine.com

Things to do on Heritage Day

For Moments of Joy. Follow our social channels
for useful news, daily local champions
 
+27(0)72 350 2062
Ideas Cartel, The Old Foundry, 1 Sand Hill Road, Green Point
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
excitement@capetownmagazine.com
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

Things to do on Heritage Day

Dance to swing, master the potjie, chill at a pool party, join a fun run

Last updated: Tuesday, 20 September 2022

The 24th of September is not only a day to gather around a braai with friends and family, it’s also a day to celebrate the diversity of South African culture and heritage. You can dance to Soweto swing, listen to jazz, enter a potjie contest or join these 5 other Heritage Day events.

OUR SELECTION FOR HERITAGE DAY 2022

GET JAZZY WITH TOWNSHIP SWING MUSIC

Celebrate the heritage of South African jazz with Sophiatown swing, a style of historical jazz that drew all sorts of people together (which made the apartheid government fume). The popular Pebble Shakers will play some of the greats, including cove songs by Miriam Makeba, Dolly Rathebe, Spokes Mashiyane, The Manhattan Brothers, Kippie Moeketsi, Hugh Masekela and others. Find this gig at Truth Coffee Roasting in Buitenkant Street.

Good to know: Cape Town Swing will introduce you to simple dance moves.
Time: Saturday, 24 September, 7pm - 11pm
Cost: R200, book here


36 Buitenkant Street | Cape Town City Centre | @capetownswing | Image: Cape Town Swing

FEAST YOUR WAY THROUGH AFRICA

Gold Restaurant is an experiential delight from the moment you step in: Malian puppets greet you, you'll hear traditional African drums and music, and taste food from across the continent. The whole space is designed to take you on a sensory journey into the colours, creativity and artistry of Africa, from Cape Town to Cairo. The 14-course meals are for sharing, and you’ll learn about the country of origin, cooking techniques and spices of each dish. 

Good to know: You can participate in a djembe drumming session every evening before dinner.
Time: Monday to Sunday, from 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Cost: Djembe drumming R120 pp, and R435 pp for 14-course meal; book online


15 Bennett Street | Green Point | 021 421 4653 | @goldrestaurantcapetown | Image: Gold Restaurant

GET ACTIVE IN A FUN RUN THIS HERITAGE DAY

Get your running shoes out and start stretching because The DLK Group Nantes AC Unity Race sees the return of the Nantes AC road race. It’s the 6th annual race and there are options:There’s a 10km for those who want to push themselves, or if you prefer a more relaxed and fun run, you can join the 5km race. There will be lots of prizes on offer. 

Good to know: Race Card collection is on the 23 September, Vangate Mall Sports Complex, Vangate Mall.
Time: 24 September; from 7am
Cost: R50 - R130, enter here


Vangate Mall Sports Complex | Vangate Mall | 082 747 8095 | @nantesathleticclub | Image: Nantes Athletic Club
 

CELEBRATE LOCAL CULTURE, MUSIC + FOOD

Join a celebration of South Africa’s diverse cultures featuring food, music and endless fun. Kick off the day with a 5km or 10km fun run. Then explore traditional food stalls and !Khwa ttu homemade herbal tea, Darling Brew craft beer and wine tastings. There’s a kids zone with face-painting, arts-and-crafts activities, plus live traditional music and interactive drumming. Join tractor rides and tour the world-class interactive Heritage Centre. Dress to impress in your cultural outfit of choice - you could be the lucky winner of a weekend at !Khwa Ttu.

Good to know: The !Khwa ttu centre is in the Cape Floral Kingdom, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Time: Saturday, 24 September 2022
Price: R100 (adults), R50 (kids 6-12year), Free (kids under 6)


R27 West Coast Road | Yzerfontein | 022 492 2998 | info@kwattu.org | @khwattu | Image: Alexandra Bester

KICK BACK AT A POOL PARTY

Throw on your summer shorts or bikini, pack a towel and sunscreen and arrive early for a day of great music and spring vibes. In true Strolla style, it is hosting a spring pool party for the launch of its newly renovated restaurant and Heineken Deck. Sip bespoke Jaegermeister and Fitch & Leedes cocktails or order a bucket of Heineken, and dance and splash in the gorgeous pool.

Good to know: No under 21’s.
Time: Saturday, 24 September, 12pm
Cost: From R100 for tickets to R2 500 for VIP tables, get your tickets here.     

Read more in our feature about Strolla.                  


Strolla | 313 Beach Road | Sea Point | 021 433 1757 | @strolla | Image: Strolla


JOIN A BRAAI INNIE WESKUS

Looking for something in the West Coast? The Blue Bay Lodge is running a 3-day long celebration, starting on Friday with a burger and cocktail special as well as a jumping castle for the kids. On Saturday you can have a roosterkoek on the fire with plenty more drink specials. They will also be playing the Springboks rugby match in the evening. To end off the weekend, there's a Sunday lunch special. If you've already booked in for the weekend - you can enjoy this all for free.

Good to know: All guests who booked direct and are staying 2 or more nights in the Lodge rooms or Poolside suits can join for free.
Time: Friday to Sunday, 23-25 September


48 Gracillaria Crescent | Blouwaterbaai | Saldanha | 022 714 1177 | @bluebaylodge | Image: Blue Bay Lodge 

TAKE THE KIDS TO A MARKET

Bring the whole family, little ones especially, to the Valley Heritage Day Market. It’s at Valley Pre-Primary and the Denis Goldberg Foundation in Hout Bay. There’ll be  3 magic shows, face painting, jumping castles and plenty of yummy treats. The market will feature a youth entrepreneurs corner, and all children under 12 are invited to showcase their wares, goods or skills. There'll be a food court where local artists and vendors will sell Proudly South African goods.

Good to know: There's a competition to design a public holiday calendar; people aged 6 to 30 who attend school, live or work in Hout Bay can enter
Time: Saturday, 24 September 2022, 9am - 2pm
Cost: Free entry 


Valley Pre-Primary | Hout Bay | 064  976 9513 | @valleypreprimary | Image: Valley Pre-Primary


BE THE NEXT POTJIE MASTER

Become the next king or queen of the pot (or just taste the delicious creations) at The Charity Book NPC Potjiekos Competition. During the day you can cook, sip wine, chat or just be a part of the day's festivities. Celebrity guests Jenny Morris, Scott Parker and Ray van der Zande will be judging the creations. The afternoon's showcase brings you a variety of acts by local artists. All entrants will receive a free boerewors roll and will be able to purchase the potjiekos made. Proceeds go towards the charity.

Good to know: The PlayShed alongside the venue is suitable for children of ages up to 8 and supervised children are welcome to join their play area at special rates.
Time: Saturday, 24 September; 10am - 10pm (General entry access opens at 2pm)
Cost: R120, book here


Oude Molen Tavern | Alexandra Road | Pinelands | 0824139716 | Image: The Charity Book

By Sarah Jarvis

--- 

MORE WAYS TO CELEBRATE HERITAGE DAY 

Get office drinks delivered to your door ice cold, in an hour.
Experience a bottle store with a difference, it delivers cold within an hour.
Discover why you should be a tourist in your own town.
Find more things to keep you busy this week(end).
Take pictures with your heroes from the past
Uncover South African secrets at these exhibits.
Plan more free and cheap things to do.

---

Loved discovering this?  Make sure you get our popular weekly newsletter.Follow and like us on TwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagramPinterest for updates.

Cape Town Events Calendar
September 2022
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30

Rare Gallery First ThursdaysA 2-storey artistic experience with ...

Limited edition Bearbricks, couture from Off-White + body ink at Rare Gallery

Fancy Franks ladies nightGirls night out at this Sunset Beach ...

Sip on gin cocktails and free tequila this girls night at Fancy Franks

Fairtrade giveawayTake a quiz, win coffee + tea for a ...

Life isn’t fair. But you can be (and win). It takes 2 minutes

The Galileo Kirstenbosch picnicWhat’s on at The Galileo Open Air ...

The Galileo screens at the famous botanical garden every Wednesday to Friday

Drumstruck performersDrumstruck at Silvermist! African drum ...

Drumstruck is back from Broadway and playing for a limited run in Cape Town

Elvis BrewElvis Blue’s “lekka” padstal on ...

Elvis Brew in George has the closest viewing deck for large aircraft in SA

Sweet River Brewery ingredientsBook out this distillery for your next ...

Make your own at Distillers Union + get beer and pizza at Sweet River Brewery

HintHunt escape planGet over the midweek hump with a ...

Launch a torpedo, escape prison, solve a murder – all in your lunch hour

Taj Jiva SpaJiva Spa Special: 3 massages x 30 mins ...

Select 3 treatments from 7 options, from head massage to deluxe pedicure

Bombay BrasserieBombay Brasserie offers sumptuous ...

Taste 7 unique dishes (+ a surprise) at Taj Cape Town’s signature eatery

Blue Train ParkKids Party Idea: Take a ride on the ...

BOOK Now and let the outdoor adventure begin!

scootours-teambuilding-cape-town Ride Monster wheels in the Winelands ...

Scootours' Flow Trail is an adrenaline rush with berms, rollers, and a bush tunnel

Breathwork Africa foundation3+ ways to get your breath back and ...

Classes, courses, retreats on conscious breathing run by the trainers leading the global ...

The Blue Room interiorLive jazz at The Blue Room

Dine, drink cocktails while top local muzos jam at this moody new bar

Taj kids bedHere’s an unbeatable deal: Kids stay ...

You’ll get 2 interleading rooms, 1 harbour + canal cruise and royal treatment

Oasis Association Claremont coffee shopDo Good

3 ways to support Oasis: shop, donate or take your recycling there

Leopard's Leap FamilyLeopards Leap serves succulent ...

Family-style lunches are its speciality, plus there’s a big lawn for kids to play on

White Shark Cage Diving - BoatSpectacular rates on shark-cage diving ...

Where conservation meets adventure. FREE Buff + ask for current CapeTownMag specials

Ficks CocktailsFicks: the best sundowner pinchos bar ...

Pair wine, cocktails and mocktails with pinchos and a spectacular sea view

La Motte Tasting RoomVirtual and on-site wine tastings at ...

Or do this specialised La Motte wine-tasting virtually

Klein Roosboom tasting caveTaste wine in a cave

Boutique winery with 6 six cosy tasting nooks. Plus platters, picnics + trails

Irma Stern Museum artHere’s what’s on at the Irma Stern ...

Celebrate 50 years with art workshops, walkabouts and discussions

Canto Wines champagne + macarons tasting3 unusual pairings at this Durbanville ...

From MCC to tonic tastings: there’s something at Canto for the whole family

GiveawaysTravel Tips