Things to do on Heritage Day

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Things to do on Heritage Day

Solve a murder, enjoy a scenic braai and complete a trail run in stunning vineyards

24 September is Heritage Day in South Africa, a public holiday dedicated to celebrating the rich cultural history of our country. And there’s a lot to celebrate, with an idyllic vineyard trail run, a scenic "bring and braai" picnic and even a murder mystery dinner. Here are 6 ways to enjoy the Heritage Day long weekend. 

We’re turning Heritage Month into a movement, and we want you to join us. The inaugural This is your Heritage Campaign features 10 days of stories about food, heritage, history, local humour and  destinations around the corner. Plus, we’re giving away six getaways, two diamond rings, a gift box with an iPad Pro, and Table Mountain Cable Cards. Join the #HeritageChallenge now.

Join The President Hotel in Bantry Bay for an evening of culture, heritage and inspiration with "The One Who Sings", Zolani Mahola. Executive Chef Jacques Swart has prepared a decadent three-course menu of Duck Parfait, Kalahari Kudu and a sweet Citrus "Melkkos" with a Huguenot Cheese Mousseline with Pot Brood. Each course comes with its own wine pairing as well as an exciting Chef's Surprise. To secure your spot, you can book online via
Date: 24 September
Price: R595pp

4 Alexander Rd, Bantry Bay | 021 434 8111 |

It's not just Heritage Day for the V&A Waterfront, but it's also their 25th anniversary. To celebrate they've got a host of Cape Town's treasured comedians and musicians performing live, online, at The V&A Waterfront's Good Night Fridays. This is the last edition, and it will be a celebration of the beauty, vibrancy and rich fabric of our heritage as showcased by Cape Town born singer, Leah, award-winning entertainer, Alistair Izobell and singer songwriter, Zolani Mahola. Join the celebration for FREE with Good Night Fridays
Date: 25 September
Price: Free

19 Dock Rd | 021 408 7600 |

To celebrate their grand opening Wijnlanden Uitzicht invites you all for a “bring and braai” Heritage Day picnic. To comply with Covid-19 regulations, each family will get their own picnic table kitted out with an umbrella and a braai. All you'll need is your choice of meats, snacks, a braai grid and tongs. For those up for the challenge, you can bring your own potjie. While your meat is cooking, let the kids go wild in the lush open space and giant jumping castle. To secure your table, you can book online via Quicket
Date: 24 September
Price: R50pp

Wijnlanden Uitzicht Venue, Wild Clover Farm, 304, Stellenbosch | 072 446 1417 |

Kick off your Heritage Day celebrations with an idyllic trail run through Neethlingshof Wine Estate. Race along the off-road Jeep Track, dive into the sparkling dam and dash through the award-winning vineyards. You can choose to run at your own pace and your own distance of 5km, 10km or 20km. End the day off with a delicious meal of breakfast buns, coffee, pizza, beers and cold drinks at Neethlingshof's Wine Garden. You can enter the Heritage Day race online via
Date: 24 September
Price: R70-R190

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Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch | +27 21 883 8988 |

Dinners To Die For invites you to take part in a decadent murder mystery dinner where everyone is a suspect. To absolve yourself from the crime, you'll need to help solve the murder of the prominent wine connoisseur Melee Cabernet. All guests will be given a character brief with your background, relationship to the victim and alibi. It will be up to you to find out who of the eight people at your table committed the murder while dining on a mouth-watering meal at Blowfish Restaurant.. To secure your spot at the table, you can book online via Quicket
Date: 24 September
Price: R300

1 Marine Dr, Table View | 083 570 7988 |


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