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Causes to support for Mandela Day

Help gift 67 kids a birthday of a lifetime + more causes 

Last updated: Tuesday, 11 July 2023

What does 67 minutes for Mandela mean to you? For us, it’s about having a “DNA-changing impact through Moments of Joy” and doing it with our partners, special communities – and you.

Get involved: Join us and our friends at the Blue Train Park and Two Oceans Aquarium, to gift 67 children a birthday party of a lifetime. Or find four more causes to support below.

Mandela Day 2023. Image: Unsplash/Tobias Reich


Nelson Mandela’s wish was that our kids live free of violence and fear. Our wish at is that they also have lives full of joy – especially on their birthday. A Blue Train Park party for 67 children and their 14 friends and family – play area, jumping castle, train rides, bike tracks, ziplines…all of it. PLUS 2 tickets to the Two Oceans Aquarium. For the 67 birthday boys or girls and parents. All you have to do is nominate a kid to win this fantasy birthday on our Instagram @capetownmag or Facebook page


  • Children 3 to 12 years old
  • 67 winners in total
  • 15 people max per birthday party
  • Giveaway ends on 18 July 2023
  • 10 winners announced daily
  • Prize(s) are non-transferable⁠
  • Blue Train Park ticket valid for the month of birthday
  • Prize must be claimed within 7 days
  • If not claimed in 5 days new winner will be chosen

Beach Road | Mouille Point | Image: Unsplash/Tobias Reich


Sign the family up for the Twilight Run at Reddam House Constantia. Race the 5km route, or take it slow with a jog or walk  (there’s an option to stop at 2,5km). Colourful powder will be thrown over you, so make sure to wear old, white clothes. Food and drinks will be on sale after the run. All profits will be donated to Masicorp and The Guide Dog Association.

Date: Tuesday, 18 July, registration starts at 3.30pm, warm up starts at 4.30pm
Cost: From R67, book via Quicket

Reddam House Constantia | Reddam Avenue | Constantia | @reddamhouseconstantia | Image: Unsplash


Playalot is letting kids play for free this Mandela Day. To get free access to this indoor play park, all you have to do is pre-book and pay for dinner. There’ll be tons of food specials on the day at the Playalot Café: Gourmet pizzas for R67, kiddies chicken strips and chips for R35, Robertson and Castle Lite for R25 and more. 

Date: Tuesday, 18 July; 4pm - 7pm
Cost: From R18; book via Quicket 


Join Secret Sunrise to celebrate the incredible legacy of Nelson Mandela. This silent disco dance experience aims to commemorate the values and ideals Madiba fought for, while enjoying a blend of music, movement and meditation. Wear comfy clothes and bring along water and an open heart and mind. Wireless headphones will be provided. Additional donations to the The UPliftment Programme are welcomed and appreciated.

Date: Saturday, 15 July; 7.30am - 8.30am (arrive at 7.15 am to receive headsets)
Cost: From R50; book via Quicket

St James Grass Patch | St James | @secretsunrise_cpt | Image: Secret Sunrise


Take a selfie with Madiba, Winnie or Archbishop Tutu at The Long March to Freedom exhibition. It features 100 local and global heroes who fought against inequality and discrimination in South Africa. The statues are on a long green lawn and you can walk amongst the replicas of your heroes in life-sized bronze form. Stroll through the lawns and learn more about the people who fought for equality.  You can also take a guided tour while there.

Date: Tuesday to Sunday; 10am - 4.30pm
Cost: R75 (with guided tour); R10 for SA citizens (no guided tour), free for kids 6. Tickets available at the gate.

Century City | Cape Town | @longmarchtofreedom | Image: Long March to Freedom



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