November is here and what better way to start with the rugby World Cup finals? (Come on Boks!) But rugby aside you will find plenty going on this month. To give you some ideas, we have created a list of just a few of the things you and your neighbours can get involved in this month.
Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts
Enjoy some of South Africa’s best live music while the sun slips behind the mountain on the lawns at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Perfect for both family and friends, make the most of the evening with a picnic and a bottle of wine.
When: November until end March
Line Up: https://insideguide.co.za/cape-town/kirstenbosch-concerts/
Tickets: available for all concerts at any time from www.webtickets.co.za. (Tickets will be available from Kirstenbosch, only if not sold out online, from the Tuesday before each concert.)
Cape Town Festival of Beer
The Southern Hemisphere’s biggest beer festival is to be hosted again this year by Hamkilton’s Rugby Club in Green Point Cape Town. There will be over 60 breweries showcasing more than 200 deliciously crafted beers and ciders, including some limited edition beers brewed just for the festival. As well beer, expect live music, food stalls and live sports on big screens.
When: 29 November – 1 December
Where: Green Point, Cape Town
Cost: R99 – R150
More info: https://www.capetownfestivalofbeer.co.za
Cap Classique and Champagne Festival
If you like MCC, champagne, and gourmet food then this is the event for you. Made all the more better against the beautiful backdrop of Franschhoek Valley.
When: 30 November – 1 December
Where: Franschhoek Valley
Cost: R250 – R495
More info: https://www.franschhoekmcc.co.za
Nappy Fun Run 2019
The annual 5km Nappy Fun Run invites all to run, walk, wheel or stroll at the Johannesburg Zoo on National Children’s Day. Their 2019 goal is to raise money for at least 55 000 nappies to supply to children with disabilities around the country.
When: 2nd November, 7.30am | Registration from 6.30am
Where: Johannesburg Zoo, Jan Smuts Ave & Upper Park Dr, Parkview, Johannesburg
Cost: R100 | R60 for children, includes zoo entry and a goodie bag
More info: http://www.nappyrun.org.za
10th Soweto Comedy Picnic Festival
Soweto Comedy Picnic Festival is celebrating its 10th birthday with a comedy picnic. Line up includes Mashabela Galane, Tall Ass Mo, Salesman, Dillan Oliphant, Joey Rasdien, Trevor Gumbi, Eugene Khoza, Stop Nonsons, Kedibone Mulaudzi, Khanyisa Bunu and other comedians from Botswana.
Where: Maponya Mall, 2127 Chris Hani Rd, Klipspruit, Soweto
When: 30 November, 2pm
Cost: R10 – R1000
More info: https://whatsoninjoburg.com/post/soweto-comedy-picnic-festival/
Public Wine Fair Joburg
Enjoy South African artisan wine in an approachable and unpretentious way at the annual Public Wine Fair. This is a wine-tasting event for younger, creative people, who are looking for a relaxed atmosphere.
When: 16th November, 12pm to 5pm
Where: Victoria Yards, 16 Viljoen St, Lorentzville
More info: https://publik.co.za
Large on the Lawn
Enjoy relaxing music with your friends, family and a picnic whilst listening to the likes of Jeremy Loops, Matthew Mole, Sons Of The East and many more.
When: 30th November, 10am-7.30pm
Where: Marks Park, Judith Rd, Emmarentia
Cost: R195 Adults | R125 U18s | Free for children U6
More info: https://largeonthelawn.co.za
Indwe Africa Family Trail Run/Walk & Craft Market
Join Indwe Africa and the community of Amanzimtoti to celebrate the value of Children in our society. Expect entertainment, games, stalls, music and good food.
When: 2nd November, 9am – 3pm
Where: Toti Rugby Club
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/toti-rugby-club/indwe-africa-trail-runwalk-craft-market/327765671511071/
Ice Skating Sessions
Whether it is a skate session, a Friday or Saturday night disco or a birthday party, spend quality time with friends and family at the Durban Ice Arena.
When: 1st November to 10th November
Where: Durban Ice Arena
More info: https://www.durbanicearena.co.za
KZN Philharmonic Orchestra Christmas Carols
Come listen to the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra play a selection of Christmas Carols in the St Elizabeth’s Anglican Church in Westville with various soloists. The Rooted Cafe will be open for coffee, tea, beverages and cakes.
When: 28th November 6pm, 29th November 6pm, 30th November 3pm
Where: Elizabeth’s Anglican Church, 45 Salisbury Avenue , Westville
More info and tickets: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/88138-kzn-philharmonic-orchestra-christmas-carols/#/schedules
Don’t Blink – Tedx Pretoria
The short-talk phenomenon returns to Pretoria in November for a full day of thought-provoking, powerful talks. This year’s theme is Don’t Blink. The future is here – close your eyes for a second and you’ll miss it. Tickets include lunch and a goodie bag
When: 19th November
Where: Brooklyn Theatre
More info and tickets: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/82667-tedxpretoria-2019/#/seats
Crafters Fair Christmas
This fair brings together crafters from all over South Africa to exhibit and sell their handmade products including jewellery, clothing, gifts, toys, decor items and deli goods. And what better place to pick up a gift for a family member, a friends or a neighbour?
When: 30th October to 9th November, 9am – 6pm (closed on Sundays)
Where: Market Morelata Park
Cost: free entry.
More info: http://www.craftersfair.co.za/christmas-markets/
Tshwane Food Fest
Celebrating the diverse cultures and interests of the city, the festival promises a variety of food, dance, song, games and festivities.
When: 2nd November, 11am – 11pm
Where: Pretoria National Botanical Garden
Cost: R100 – R800
More info: https://tshwanefoodfest.co.za
Have a happy November everyone! And don’t forget to share your photos and stories of what you get up to this month by tagging @OurHood on Facebook or Instagram!
The OurHood Team 🙂
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