Different areas to live in.

When choosing a house one of the things that one questions is where they want there house to be. On this blog we talk about living by the sea, in the city and on a farm. So if you are still indecisive about where you want to live, this blog could help you answer that.

The Sea

There are many benefits when it comes to living by the sea and these include:

  • A good nights sleep. Don’t you just hate it when you can’t sleep, especially when you have work the next day. Okay you may be asking why does living by the sea allow for a peaceful sleep. Well, the air at the coast is different because it is charged with negative ions. Now that allows for the body to absorb oxygen more easily. What does this mean? Well it makes the serotonin equalize causing you to have a more peaceful sleep.
  • The sun. Our bodies need the sun. The sun causes our bodies to naturally generate vitamin D. What is so great about vitamin D? It’s a vitamin that improves our immune system and strengthens our bones. This does not mean you should be exposed to too much sun light though, too much of anything isn’t good.
  • Seafood. Okay not just seafood but FRESH seafood. It can be difficult finding a place that sells fresh seafood. Well, if you live by the sea you are surrounded by restaurants that have delicious seafood.
  • Your family will love visiting. Your place will be the home to go to when your family goes on holiday. Welcome to being the most favourite aunt/ sister/ brother to visit.

Unfortunately there comes disadvantages too..

  • It is more expensive.
  • The air by the coast can cause damage to your cars body over a long period of time.
  • Stuff in your home that has steel will be very likely to rust due to the air.

Looking To move to the sea?

Great! We have listed some awesome places to stay at in CPT and DBN.

Cape Town

  1. Atlantic Seaboard. This area is located at the western side of Table Mountain. Nearly all of the houses in this area have breathtaking views of the sea. It is known to be one of the most popular places to stay at in South Africa.
  2. Blouberg Coast. This area is situated around the edge of Table Bay, you can just imagine how beautiful this area must be. There is also a wide range of available housing so you are almost guaranteed to find a house.  Schools are only 5kms away from the are
  3. Hout Bay. This place lies to the south west area of Cape Town. In this area there is safe beaches, lots of walking trials, horse riding and LOTS more activities.
  4. False Bay. There are many water activities that you can take part in that doesn’t require you to travel far.  This is more of a holiday home area because amenities aren’t close by.

Durban

  1. Umhlanga. This is a very popular area for both tourists and the locals. It is an amazing place to relax and have fun while overlooking the beautiful beach.  Umhlanga is situated on the east coast of South Africa. There is very popular and up-market shopping centers in the area. This is the place to be.
  2. Amanzimtoti is located south of Durban. Amanzimtoti is known for its warm climate and lots of beaches. If you love wildlife then this is the place for you because Amanzimtoti is home to wildlife such as Cape clawless otters, blue duiker and spotted ground-thrush.

 

In The City

You not sure if you want to live in the city or not? Well there are some amazing advantages:

  • You are close to shops. This is definitely an amazing advantage because many people don’t want to travel far to go to a shop or out for friends. If this is you, living in the city is perfect.
  • Jobs. If you have ever lived in a small town you probably know there aren’t many job opportunities in the area. Most of the jobs are in built up areas and that is why if you live in a city that is built up you wont have to travel far to work and back.
  • Diversity. Living in the city allows you to meet lots of people with different cultures. The diversity of people, food and neighborhoods is awe inspiring. The city allows all of this.
  • Schools. Being in a city gives you a wide variety of schools to choose from. You don’t have to settle for a school just because its the only one in the area.
  • Always something to do. Living in a small town gives you limited opportunities on where to go and what to do on the weekend. Living in a city leaves you with limitless opportunities. There is always something to do! (Art galleries, night markets, movies, parties, events, etc…)

The disadvantages:

  • Unfortunately it isn’t the quietest of places. At night you won’t hear the sound of the crickets chirping but rather cars driving.
  • When going to work the traffic will be worse in cities because it is higher populated area.
  • Cost of living is higher in cities as compared to quieter areas.
  • Usually when living in a city pollution is part of the deal.
  • There is always more crime in the cities as compared to quieter areas.

If you are interested in living in the city we have listed some awesome places to look out for!

Gauteng

  1. Sandton is a thriving and exciting area to stay in. If you are looking for a place to stay in where there is always something to do then Sandton is the place for you.
  2. Pretoria . If you don’t know yet the Mall Of Africa has opened up and its near Pretoria. Its the biggest mall in South Africa and is an iconic hub.
  3. Johannesburg is a vibrant and rich city! Its a city that is full of diversity. It is one of a kind.

Cape Town

  1. Simons Town. This area is a town that is home tot he South African Navy. It is located by False Bay. This is not only a town but also a place that is near the beach, two in one! You can just walk down the road and you will see penguins waddling to the sea. This is definitely a popular area to live in.
  2. Camps bay. This area is home to many popular restaurants and the beautiful blue sea. Victoria road is the road that is full with restaurants, pubs, out of the ordinary shops and the beautiful sea. This is a very popular place to stay at.
  3. Clifton. Clifton is known for its beautiful beaches and warm weather. If you choose to live in Clifton you won’t only be near amenities but also will be overlooking a beautiful blue sea with yachts sailing. It is a mix between the busy and quiet life.
  4. Sea Point. This is the urban hub that is located on the edge of the Atlantic. This place is the hub of pubs, music clubs, coffee shops, restaurants and a lovely beach to walk along. What more could you ask for?

Durban

  1. Musgrave. This is known to be one of the popular suburbs in Durban. The demand for houses in Musgrave are high, this proves that it is a very popular place to stay. With looking at statistics majority of buyers and sellers are aged under 35. This shows that it is the hub for the youngsters.
  2. Morningside. This is definitely known to be another popular area to stay in. There is no specific age group of buyers because it is widely spread. So both the youngsters and those more advanced in life can feel comfortable living here. There is great schools in the area so there is no need to worry about the children’s education.
  3. Durban North. This is known to be a popular area for young families. There is also excellent schools in this area. There is also beautiful family homes in this area and that is probably why people aged between 36-49 are loving this area.

On The Farm

Living on a farm allows for peace and tranquility. Many people lean more towards this way of living rather than the hustle and bustle of the city.

Advantages:

  • Peace & Quiet.
  • Lower crime rate.
  • Fresh air.
  • Less pollution.
  • More greenery.
  • More space.

Disadvantages:

  • You have to travel far to get to big shopping centers.
  • Good colleges and universities usually aren’t found in the area.
  • You have to drive far to get access to amenities.
  • Not many jobs in the country side.

The farm live doesn’t suit everyone’s lifestyle but if you are interested we have listed some popular farm areas to live in.

Gauteng

  1. Henley On Klip is located the south of Johannesburg.  It is a beautiful and tranquil area to stay in. There isn’t many shops in the area but you do have your basic shops so you don’t need to drive out far. Malls are located around 20 km’s away. There is a mall that many people travel to called Three Rivers Mall. The Glen and Mall Of The South is a 30-35 km drive from Henley. It is a close drive to get onto the R59 so you aren’t far from a highway.
  2. Monaghan Farm is north of Lanseria Airport. This area lies between Johannesburg and Thswane. It is 1 260 acres in size. There is a shopping mall that is only 17km away from the farm. This farm has country club amenities such as gym, pool, tennis & squash courts, business center, a restaurant and an excellent equestrian center. This is an amazing choice in farm living.

Cape Town

  1. Wynberg is a southern suburb of Cape Town. There is a Wynberg Boys High School in the area. It’s the second oldest school in South Africa. There is also a Wynberg Girls High School located in the area. There is a park, Open-Air theater and a church in the area.
  2. Constantia is 15 km away from the center of Cape Town. It is known as one of the most prestigious suburbs in South Africa. There is a valley that lies east of the Constantiaberg mountain. There are a number of schools in the area such as: Norman Henshilwood High School, American International School of Cape TownHerzlia Constantia, Constantia Primary School, Constantia Waldorf School, Reddam House and The Cape Academy of Maths, Science and Technology. It has good schools and it isn’t far away from the center of Cape Town. You get the best of both worlds.

Durban

  1. Botha’s Hill is a small town located outside Hillcrest. This village is the gateway to the Valley Of A Thousand Hills. This is a beautiful area that is filled with tranquility. Anybody could easily fall inlove with this area. It is only 37 km away from the center of Durban.
  2. Hillcrest is an independent town that is located in the outer west area of Durban. There is a public school called Hillcrest Primary school and a high school. There is also another primary school called Winston Park. There are private schools too called Highbury Preparatory School and Hillcrest Christian Academy .

Now that you have a better understanding of the disadvantages and advantages you can make a decision. We hope that this blog has helped you make up your mind. Happy house hunting!

 

 

 

 

 

When Purchasing Your First Home…

Purchasing your first home can be a very scary experience and even more so when it’s your first time. If you follow these steps the process will be smooth and a lot easier.

Step 1

Get your deposit, transfer and registration costs ready. If this means saving up 3 months before than do it. Over the last few years banks have changed their home loan policies. Now only if you are a first time buyer and meet certain requirements will you get a home loan. You can no longer receive a a loan that is equivalent to 108% of the property’s value. With that in mind, make sure that you plan properly.

Step 2

Are you selling your current house to buy another one? If so we recommend that you put your house on the market first.  Make sure to get advice and do research on how much the property’s sell for in your area so that you can get a round about figure on how much you can sell your house for.

Step 3

Set up a budget so that you can see how much you can afford to pay for a monthly home loan.

Step 4

Get a copy of your credit record and go over that before you send an application for a home loan. This way you can see if there are errors and sort it out. If there are things you haven’t paid off that will make your name look bad, tell the bank why because if it is something that was unexpected like being retrenched then they can see it wont happen again.

Step 5

Go to the bank and ask to speak to a home loan consultant. This way the consultant can assist you in seeing what you can afford and what the best option is for  you.

Step 6

Before you sign that contract to buy the house, make sure you read and understand it all. If you don’t fully understand something ask someone who will.

Step 7

When buying a house you need to also take into account the hidden costs. What do we mean by that? Well there is more to buying a home than just the amount you have to pay to get it. Be aware of these hidden costs: Utility fees, rates, taxes, levies, monthly home loan installments and how the interest rate can affect you.

Step 8

Before you make an offer to purchase do research on the area and see what other houses in that area are selling for. This way you can get an estimated figure on how much you can offer rather than just spit balling and maybe paying way more than what you should.

We have also compiled some tips to help you newbies when it comes to buying a house.

  1. Take photos when you go to look at a house. This way when you need to make a final decision you don’t need to try and remember what the places look like. You can go through your pictures, this will make the decision easier and you wont get confused when trying to remember what house had what.
  2. Check if the house is close to amenities. This way you can decide if this house is suitable for you and your travels.
  3. Make sure to take other expenses into account as well. This could be any repair work that the house may need.
  4. If you are still stuck in-between choosing houses ask if you can go and visit them a second time just to help you make your decision.

movethisStuff wishes you all the best with your house hunting!

Tips&advice on purchasing your new home

Buying a home is a big decision that someone has to make somewhere in their life. We can’t live with our parents our whole life right?

So here are a few tips for you.

When viewing a house there are a few things that you need to look out for.
  1. Is there dampness anywhere? This includes watermarked walls and ceilings and flaky plaster. Make sure to keep an eye out for this because this can be costly.
  2. Which way does the house face? The last thing that you want is a house that is dark and hardly gets any light. Don’t be afraid to take out your compass to see if the house is north or south facing. This could potentially be your house and you don’t want it to be a dark and cold one now do you? For more information on the direction that your house should face check out this link!
  3. Are the rooms big enough? The sellers sometime try and make the room appear bigger by placing small furniture in the room. Don’t be fooled and see if your furniture would fit in the room.
  4. Is the plumbing okay? Do your rounds in the house and open the taps and flush the toliets, make sure the pressure is fine and make sure water does run. Plumbing can make a big hole in your wallet.
  5. Is the neighbourhood okay? Don’t be fooled by just driving through the neighbourhood once. Drive through the area maybe  3 times a week and at different times so that you can get a real feel for it.
  6. Do you know where all the amenities are? Make sure you know where the schools, hospitals, shops, doctors and dentists are located. This will give you an understanding on how convenient the area is for you.
  7. Is the house on a busy road? Make sure to keep an eye out to see if the house is located on a busy road because this could cause traffic delay when going to work and taking the kids to school.
  8. Are the carpets in good condition? Make sure to see if the carpets are in good condition, if not you will have to budget for getting them replaced.
  9. Are there any water leaks? Check in the cabinets under the sink to see if there is any water leaks or damage.
  10. Do the lights turn on? Turn on all the light switches in the house to make sure that it all works because the last thing you want is to only realize the evening you move in that you wont be having any light and its not because of load-shedding.

Now that you know what to look out for when viewing a house, lets move on to the next big thing.

Insurance

When you start moving stuff into your new house slowly will it be covered if anything had to happen? Well we have the answer for you. Insurance policies usually cover both the old and the new home for 30 days. Day 1 starts when you move your first box. REMEMBER that you do need to tell your insurance that you are moving, at least 30 days before. However, give them a call and make sure that they do cover both houses just in case.

Mortgage Bonds

For most people getting a mortgage bond is unavoidable. This is why you need to make sure that you choose the right one.  Shopping around and seeing where there is value for money is essential. Don’t just jump into it.

Things to consider:

  1. The level of service. Look at how high the interest rates are on the mortgage bonds. Also see how their customer service is because if it is bad, how can they help you? Query if anyone will be assisting you through the process, you may need help.
  2. Is there a fast turnaround time? If you find a house that you love, the last thing that you want is someone to get it before you. Call providers and find out how fast there turnaround time is.
  3. Is there individualised attention? If you don’t meet the requirements of the provider they will deny you. If you choose a provider that gives individualised attention by matching your risk profile with your mortgage bond.

When selling a house you need a few things…

Compliance certificates
  1. Electrical Certificate. Having a electrical certificate is compulsory when you are selling your house. You get this by having your house inspected before it is sold. With this inspection they check  distribution boards, wiring, earthing,bonding of all metal components, wall sockets, light switches and the isolators of fixed appliances.
  2. Electrical Fence System Compliance Certificate. If you have installed electric fencing you will need to get this certificate too.
  3. Certificate of Compliance of Water Installation. If the house you are selling is situated in Cape Town’s municipal area, you will need this certificate. The need for this certificate came into effect in 2010.
  4. Gas Certificate of Conformity. If your house has is fitted with gas appliances then you need this certificate. This regulation came into effect on 1 October 2009.

Now that you have some tips and advice, we wish you all the best with your sale and the buying of your new home!

May the roof above us never fall in and may we good companions beneath it never fall out.
~Irish Blessing

 

 

 

 

 

 

No idea what to do this weekend?

This is the last weekend of the month of July so we recommend going out and making the most of it! If you not sure where to go don’t worry. We have got you covered!

JHB

Arts&Culture Lovers Gather Around!

Events that are still running from our previous blogs:

  1. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat… This is an event that takes place at Montecasino, we all know where that is. It retells the Bibical story of Joseph and his coat of many colours. This takes place from 29 April until the 7th of August at the Theatre of Marcellus. Follow this link to book! Tickets only cost R180.
  2. Amadeus Rocks… If you loved Roll Over Beethoven you will certainly love this. This is an event where both classical and rock music collide. Be there to watch Amadeus come back to life who has been giving a chance to rock and roll! This event runs from Tue 12 July – Sun 28 August. To book follow this link! Ticket Costs R180 pp.
  3. Body Worlds Vital Exhibition… This is a new exhibition that showcases all the wonders of the body. If you come to this exhibition you will get a detailed look at the human body. You will get to see what happens to the body when human diseases strike and how it functions. It is an event not to be missed. This takes place from Tue 1 March – Sun 31 July. To book follow this link! Ticket Costs: Adults R120 pp Weekdays, Adults R160 Weekends and public holidays. Children R100 pp.
  4. Sibusiso Bheka, Tshepiso Mazibuko & Lindokuhle Sobekwa – Free From My Happiness… This is a showcase that shows the work of 3 young South African photographers. These three young men grew up in a township called Thokoza. These photographers tell the story of how it is to grow up in a township. This event takes places from Sun 15 May – Sun 14 August. Entrance is FREE.

Events we haven’t listed:

  1. Richardt Strydom – Bleek… Not sure what this event is about? Well Bleek interrogates the performance of white masculinity from different points of view through photographic series and audio visual works. This event runs from Sun 15 May – Sun 14 August at Johannesburg Art Gallery. Entrance is FREE. Email TinyM@joburg.org.za for more info.

Music Lovers Gather Around!

Events that are still running from our previous blogs:

  1. 90’s Mania… Calling all those who were born in the 90’s, this is one not to be missed. A total 90’s mania party! This takes place from the Tue 12 July – Sun 28 August. Make sure to SAVE THE DATE! This takes place at the Barnyard Theatre in Rivonia.Follow this link to book! Tickets range between R120 – R180.
  2. Filly Fridays… This event runs every Friday because every Friday is known as Filly Friday. At this event there are live bands, filly girls, beer pong and LOADS of prizes to be won!  For more info contact 0763861191. Entrance is FREE. This takes place at Keg and Filly Sunninghill.
  3. Beautiful Barbra – a tribute to Barbra Streisand… Cat Simoni & Johan Laas well be doing a performance of songs that shares Barbra Streisand’s story. This is going to be a magical performance. This takes place from Mon 18 – Sat 30 July at Auto & General Theatre on the Square. Call 011 883 8606 for more info.

Events we haven’t listed:

  1. Gangs of Ballet – Unplugged… Gangs of Ballet’s music appeals to those who are musically-minded and those who are just looking to have fun while listening to music. These artists are not only talented but also have the knowledge when it comes to music because they have studied it at University level. This takes place at Rumours Lounge.  To book follow this link. Tickets cost R80.
  2. Sifiso Khanyile – Live In Concert… Make sure you are at the Joburg Theatre to see the talented singer and song writer fill up the room with his amazing singing talent. This only takes place on Fri 29 July. To book follow this link! Ticket Costs R120.

Lifestyle Lovers Gather Around!

Events that are still running from our previous blogs:

  1. Pic Nic New Town… This event takes place every Saturday at Newtown Junction. If you come to this event you can be expectant of seeing beautiful urban lawns, have shade, fun kiddy activities, cocktails, beer and 50 local designer shops. Entrance is FREE. Call 011 492 0105 for more info.

Events we haven’t listed:

  1. Parkrun – Delta Park… This is a 5km run at Delta Park. You don’t need to be an athlete to join, run for enjoyment and fun with family and friends. This event only takes place on the 30th of July so make sure you leave the date available. Entrance is FREE. For more info click this link!
  2. The East Rand Wedding Show… Are you getting married or know of someone who is? Come to this event and meet the top wedding industry specialists. This all will help you get ideas and find suppliers. Have that perfect wedding. This event runs from Sat 30 – Sun 31 July at   Centre Court at Emperors Palace. To book follow this link! Ticket Costs R100.

Market Lovers Gather Around!

Events that are still running from our previous blogs:

  1. Walkerville Farmers Market… Walkerville is located in the south of JHB, it is Gauteng’s best kept secret. It is a place of tranquility and amazing views of nature. Be sure to pop into this market this weekend where stalls will be selling farm-fresh produce and hand-crafted goods. Entrance is FREE. For more info email info@wfmarket.co.za.
  2. Harties Market… This is one of our faviroute places to go! It is located at the foot of Magalies Mountain in Hartebeespoort. The vendors will be selling mouth-watering food and artistic arts & crafts. Be there on the 30th of July. Entrance is FREE. Email annelien@hartiesmark.co.za for more info.
  3. Neighbourgoods Market… This is definetly a fan faviroute. This is the creative hub of Johannesburg. If you go there be sure to view the eye-catching 15-story wall mural by the well known artist Eduardo Villa. This market takes place every Saturday whether the sun is shining or the sky is crying. Entrance is FREE. Email info@neighbourgoodsmarket.co.za for more info.

Events we haven’t listed:

  1. Rainhill Farmers Market… At this market there is usually 60 or more stalls there, LOTS to choose from. Tea lovers we have good news for you! There is a Olde Worlde Tea room for you! Be here on the 30th of July. Entrance fee is R2. Email thehartleys@intekom.co.za for more info.
  2. Bunny Park Craft Market… With over 100 stalls here you can choose from many distinctive goods. What might be for sale? These are some of the goods: Aromatherapy soaps and candles, knives, metalwork, embroidery, handmade jewellery and wonderful accessories, home-bakes, plants, decoupage, pet accessories, fabric painting, craft kits, toys, etc. are some of the goods on offer. Be here on the 30th of July. Entrance is FREE. Email info@craftsinthepark.co.za for more info.
CPT

Arts&Culture Lovers Gather Around!

Events that are still running from our previous blogs:

  1. Colour Complex… Pirre le Riche will be preforming at Salon 91. Be there as he explains what it is like to be an Afrikaner in post-apartheid. He will be telling this story through his art. This will take place from the 29th of June up unil the 30th of July. Entrance is FREE. Email info@salon91art.co.za for more info.
  2. I Love You, You`re Perfect, Now Change… This event take on the truths and the myths of something called a relationship. What exactly about a relationship? Well it is about dating, waiting for marriage, the in-laws, newborns as well as the nightmare that trips in a family car may hold. This is an event that will be sure to knock your socks off. SAVE THE DATE Wed 20 July – Sat 6 August. To book follow this link! Ticket costs between R125 – R250.

Events we haven’t listed:

  1. Solo Studios… This is a collaboration between artists, art curators and galleries. This event provides the opportunity for art lovers,  buyers and collectors to visit the artists in their studios. This is an opportunity not to be missed. Be here on the Fri 29 July. To book follow this link! Ticket costs R275.
  2. Nature’s Best Photography Africa 2016 Exhibition… The images that won The Natures Best Photography Africa 2016 will be showcased at Iziko South African Museum. Be here on the 22 June – 25 September to view gorgeous images. For more info email merle@merlefalkeninc.co.za . Tickets cost between R15 – R30.
  3. My Fair Lady… This is also known as the perfect musical. My Fair Lady is victorious based on Shaw`s play and Pascal`s movie ‘Pygmalion’. Make sure you are here for a magical performance. This event runs from Sat 16 July – Sun 7 August. To book follow this link! Ticket costs between R150 – R325.

Music Lovers Gather Around!

Events that are still running from our previous blogs:

  1. 1 Hit Wonders… To all those artists who only had a one hit song, you deserve a tribute! I mean if your song left people singing it in the shower, at work or wherever for that matter, you deserve to be remembered. This takes place from Tue 12 July – Sun 28 August at the Barnyard Theatre. Follow this link to book! Tickets cost between R100 – R140.

Events we haven’t listed:

  1. Red Tape Riot… Do you absolutely love Indie music? Us too! Red Tape Riot is then the place for you to be this weekend! A five piece Indie band is what we now call Red Tape Riot. Make sure you come to watch them on the 30th of July! Follow this link to book! Tickets cost R80.

Lifestyle Lovers Gather Around!

Events that are still running from our previous blogs:

  1. Snow World…  The snow park will be open from the 1st of May until the 31st of July. This is for people of ALL ages. It includes fun filled snow and ice activities. Be there and enjoy a day out with friends and family! Follow this link to book! Tickets only cost between R50-R140.
  2. Table Mountain Cableway… Ahhh, one of the most loved things to do for locals and tourists. Why not take a trip and have your breath taken away by a views that can never get old. Follow this link to book! Tickets only cost between R60-R240.

Events we haven’t listed:

  1. Franschhoek Mystery Weekends… Suprise, relaxation and pure satisfaction… If those three things stand out to you then you need to book now! Be swept off of your feet with a Franschhoek Mystery Weekend on the Fri 29 – Sat 30 July. Tickets cost R1950. For more info email office@franschhoek.org.za .

Market Lovers Gather Around!

Events that are still running from our previous blogs:

  1. V&A Food Market… This market offers scrumptious fresh food, as well as produce. V&A is Africa’s hottest venue, we are sure you will absolutely love it! Can’t make it this weekend? No problem! They are open 7 days a week. Email info@waterfrontmarket.co.za for more info. Entrance is FREE!
  2. Blue Bird Garage Food and Goods Market…This market is located i the heart of Muizenberg. In the gorgeous advanced in years warehouse you will find foods that will leave your mouth watering and goods that you can’t help but buy. This market runs every Friday between 4pm until 10pm. Entrance is FREE! Email bluebirdgarage@gmail.com for more info.
  3. Bay Harbour Market… This event is basically a wonderland filled with art, crafts, fashion, decor, music and delicious food! What more could a person want? Be here on the 22nd of July, don’t miss out. Entrance is FREE! Email info@bayharbour.co.za for more info.

Events we haven’t listed:

  1. Century City Night Market… This popular night market will be open on the 29th of July. There will be delicious food for the whole family to enjoy. There will also be wine and bar tents for the adults to enjoy. There is something for everyone. Be sure to be here. Entrance is FREE. Email naturalgoodsmarket@gmail.com for more info.
DBN

Arts&Culture Lovers Gather Around!

Events that are still running from our previous blogs:

  1. Earth-Water-Clay… The African culture is what needs to be held dear to all South Africans. At the Earth-Water-Clay festival African clay pots will be on display from the room to the ceiling. We must embrace where we come from. To experience this be at Phansi Museum. This event runs from the 14th of May up until the 30th of July at Phansi Museum. Email admin@phansi.com for more info. Entrance is FREE!
  2. ‘Out of the Blue’ art exhibition… Four very popular artists have travelled from far to be here in Durban to display there amazing art. This will be worth your while. This runs from Tue 16 February – Wed 30 November. Email info@longmynd.co.za for more info.
  3. Taking Pause… This is an art exhibition that is open on the 16 June – Sat 16 July at Longmynd Art Gallery. This also includes sculptures by Carl Roberts and Peter Wink. Call 0837882417 for more info. Entrance is FREE.

Events we haven’t listed:

  1. Crochet extravaganza exhibition… This is crochet work done by Bongiwe and Kholeka Buthelezi. Bongiwe is a domestic worker but at night she follows her passion and crochet’s. Be here to see her passion shine through her work. Make a plan to be at   Woza Moya Gallery on one of these dates Sat 18 June – Mon 18 July. Email wozamoya@hillaids.org.za for more info. Entrance is FREE.
  2.  Sibusiso Duma and more… This is an exhibition of paintings by the talented Sibusiso Duma and other talented artists. Make sure you are at ArtSPACE Durban on Sat 4 – Thu 23 June . Entrance is FREE. Email info@artspace-durban.com for more info.

Music Lovers Gather Around!

Events that are still running from our previous blogs:

  1. 1 hit wonders… To all those artists who only had a one hit song, you deserve a tribute! I mean if your song left people singing it in the shower, at work or wherever for that matter, you deserve to be remembered. Gather around at the Barnyard Theatre in Gateway from the 31st of May up until the 10th of July to celebrate the one hit wonders!  Follow this link to book! Tickets only cost between R110 – R155.

Lifestyle Lovers Gather Around!

Events that are still running from our previous blogs:

  1. Parkrun… This is a 5km run at North Beach. You don’t need to be an athlete to join, run for enjoyment and fun with family and friends. This event only takes place on the 16th of July so make sure you leave the date available. You not able to make it to North Beach? That is okay. There is also the same parkrun taking place at Grey Goose, Balito and Shongweni.  For more info email http://www.parkrun.co.za/thousandhills/ . Entrance is FREE.

Events we haven’t listed:

  1. Project Launch My Brand Fashion Show & Miss Durban West Extravaganza… This event is inspired by The Great Gatsby Affair & Miss Durban West Grand Finale. If you want to be entertained make sure you are here. If you do decide to come to this event you will be in awe with a night of Glitz & Glamour that holds great entertainment for all to enjoy. Be here at Sibaya Casino on the 30th July.Follow this link to book! Tickets only cost  R400.

Market Lovers Gather Around!

There are no new market events running that we haven’t listed before but if you still haven’t been to this event, you are missing out…

  1. Greyville Car Boot & 2nd Hand Clothing Market… This is Durban’s biggest weekly Flea Market.  Are you looking for bicycles, beds, belts, boots, bric-a-brac & books to curtains, cosmetics, plants or tools? Well then this is the place to be.  Entrance is FREE for buyers. For sellers, stalls cost R70 each. Email etiquette@intekom.co.za for more info.

Have a great weekend filled with lots of fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s your plans for the weekend?

There is so much that is happening this weekend, do you know about it? If not, your in luck! Here at movethisStuff we have listed where to be in JHB, DBN and CPT this weekend!

JHB

Arts&Culture Lovers Gather Around!

  1. Wits Theatre’s 969 Festival… Be here for the celebration for the 13th birthday celebration of Wits Theatre. There will be a showcase of work from all over South Africa, as well as International productions for both the USA and the UK. Make sure you are here. This event runs from 13 -24 July. To book follow this link! Ticket cost between R50 – R100.
  2. Amadeus Rocks… If you loved Roll Over Beethoven you will certainly love this. This is an event where both classical and rock music collide. Be there to watch Amadeus come back to life who has been giving a chance to rock and roll! This event runs from Tue 12 July – Sun 28 August. To book follow this link! Ticket Costs R180 pp.
  3. Sibusiso Bheka, Tshepiso Mazibuko & Lindokuhle Sobekwa – Free From My Happiness… This is a showcase that shows the work of 3 young South African photographers. These three young men grew up in a township called Thokoza. These photographers tell the story of how it is to grow up in a township. This event takes places from Sun 15 May – Sun 14 August. Entrance is FREE.

Music Lovers Gather Around!

  1. Beautiful Barbra – a tribute to Barbra Streisand… Cat Simoni & Johan Laas well be doing a performance of songs that shares Barbra Streisand’s story. This is going to be a magical performance. This takes place from Mon 18 – Sat 30 July at Auto & General Theatre on the Square. Call 011 883 8606 for more info.
  2. Legends of RnB, The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston Special Guest Regina Belle… Is your faviroute or one of your favrioute genres RnB? Well then make sure that are at The Teatro at Montecasino to enjoy music from the legends of RnB. RnB lovers make sure you leave one of these dates open: Thu 21 – Sat 23 July. To book follow this link! Ticket Costs between R400 – R860.
  3. Filly Fridays… This event runs every Friday because every Friday is known as Filly Friday. At this event there are live bands, filly girls, beer pong and LOADS of prizes to be won! For more info contact 0763861191. Entrance is FREE. This takes place at Keg and Filly Sunninghill.

Lifestyle Lovers Gather Around!

  1. Parkrun… This is a 5km run at Albert’s farm. You don’t need to be an athlete to join, run for enjoyment and fun with family and friends. This event only takes place on the 23rd of July so make sure you leave the date available. You not able to make it to Albert’s farm? That is okay. There is also the same parkrun taking place at Lonehill, Roodepoort and Golden Harvest. For more info email www.parkrun.co.za/albertsfarm . Entrance is FREE.
  2. Pic Nic New Town… This event takes place every Saturday at Newtown Junction. If you come to this event you can be expectant of seeing beautiful urban lawns, have shade, fun kiddy activities, cocktails, beer and 50 local designer shops. For more info email www.newtownjunction.com . Entrance is FREE. Call 011 492 0105 for more info.

Market Lovers Gather Around!

Some of the other markets listed on last weeks blog are still running. Here is a recap…

  1. Walkerville Farmers Market… Walkerville is located in the south of JHB, it is Gauteng’s best kept secret. It is a place of tranquility and amazing views of nature. Be sure to pop into this market on the 23rd of July where stalls will be selling farm-fresh produce and hand-crafted goods.  Entrance is FREE. For more info email info@wfmarket.co.za.
  2. Jozi Real Food Market… This one wasn’t listed last week so be sure to make a turn past here. Be here to experience South Africa’s gourmet talent that would very easily be a rival for European markets. Be here on the 23rd of July. Entrance is FREE.
  3. B&B Hillfox Market… There are many people who come to this market, are you one of them?  Well if you are then you know that there are over 250 stalls that have great bargains and amazing products. If you have never been here, we suggest you make a plan to sometime and experience it all for yourself. Entrance is FREE.
CPT

Arts&Culture Lovers Gather Around!

  1. I Love You, You`re Perfect, Now Change… This event take on the truths and the myths of something called a relationship. What exactly about a relationship? Well it is about dating, waiting for marriage, the in-laws, newborns as well as the nightmare that trips in a family car may hold. This is an event that will be sure to knock your socks off. SAVE THE DATE Wed 20 July – Sat 6 August. To book follow this link! Ticket costs between R125 – R250.
  2. Michaela Rinaldi timeless art pieces – Riebeek Kasteel… Do you love art? Well then this is the place to be! Explore art in a peaceful environment. Michaela Rinaldi will be showcasing her art works that are featured in her current collection as well as some art from her older collections. Don’t miss out art lovers. This event runs from Thu 22 October – Sat 31 December. Email amy@klprsa.com for more info. Entrance is FREE.
  3. Colour Complex… Pirre le Riche will be preforming at Salon 91. Be there as he explains what it is like to be an Afrikaner in post-apartheid. He will be telling this story through his art. This will take place from the 29th of June up unil the 30th of July. Entrance is FREE. Email info@salon91art.co.za for more info.

Music Lovers Gather Around!

  1. 1 Hit Wonders… To all those artists who only had a one hit song, you deserve a tribute! I mean if your song left people singing it in the shower, at work or wherever for that matter, you deserve to be remembered. This takes place from Tue 12 July – Sun 28 August at the Barnyard Theatre. Follow this link to book! Tickets cost between R100 – R140.
  2. Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival… On the 22nd and 23rd of July 22 African artists will be performing at Baxter Concert Hall. Some songs will tell the journey of these artists. Are you dying to know what the line up is? Well here you have it: Ard Matthews, Arno Carstens, Tony Cox, Steve Newman, Andre De Villiers, Josie Field, James Stewart, Robin Auld, Tim Parr, Heather Mac, Wendy Oldfield, Gerald Clark, MacStanley, Laurie Levine, Digby and the Lullaby, Farryl Purkiss, Lionel Bastos, Claire Phillips, Andrew James, Jasmine Minter, Jennifer Eaves and Sonik Citizen. This is going to be an AMAZING event!!  Follow this link to book! Tickets cost between R195 – R235.

Lifestyle Lovers Gather Around!

  1. Soetes & Soup 2016… With this winter weather, soup will do just amazingly!!  This is a fun-filled event where you can enjoy complimentary cups of delicious soup that will be sure to warm you up! Enjoy live entertainment , soup and wine pairing, farmers market and MUCH more at   Breedekloof!! Be here on the 22nd of July. Follow this link to book! Tickets cost betweenR60 – R120.
  2. Keeping it Classic… South American dishes and classic rum cocktails from around the world will all be here for you to experience. This event will only run until the 23rd of July so if you haven’t made a turn past here yet, do it before it’s too late. Tickets only cost R100-R400 pp. Call 0214220909 for more info.
  3. Snow World…  The snow park will be open from the 1st of May until the 31st of July. This is for people of ALL ages. It includes fun filled snow and ice activities. Be there and enjoy a day out with friends and family! Follow this link to book! Tickets only cost between R50-R140.

Market Lovers Gather Around!

  1. Bay Harbour Market… This event is basically a wonderland filled with art, crafts, fashion, decor, music and delicious food! What more could a person want? Be here on the 22nd of July, don’t miss out. Entrance is FREE! Email info@bayharbour.co.za for more info.
  2. V&A Food Market… This market offers scrumptious fresh food, as well as produce. V&A is Africa’s hottest venue, we are sure you will absolutely love it! Can’t make it this weekend? No problem! They are open 7 days a week. Email info@waterfrontmarket.co.za for more info. Entrance is FREE!
  3. Blue Bird Garage Food and Goods Market…This market is located i the heart of Muizenberg. In the gorgeous advanced in years warehouse you will find foods that will leave your mouth watering and goods that you can’t help but buy. This market runs every Friday between 4pm until 10pm. Entrance is FREE! Email bluebirdgarage@gmail.com for more info.
DBN

Arts&Culture Lovers Gather Around!

  1. Sweetie Darling… This is a romantic comedy that tells a story about a man that goes all out to prove himself. He finds himself, love and spiritual growth. This performance will take place from Tue 19 – Sun 24 July at The Playhouse Company. Follow this link to book! Tickets only cost between R50-R85.
  2. Earth-Water-Clay… The African culture is what needs to be held dear to all South Africans. At the Earth-Water-Clay festival African clay pots will be on display from the room to the ceiling. We must embrace where we come from. To experience this be at Phansi Museum. This event runs from the 14th of May up until the 30th of July. Email admin@phansi.com for more info. Entrance is FREE!
  3. ‘Out of the Blue’ art exhibition… Four very popular artists have travelled from far to be here in Durban to display there amazing art. This will be worth your while. This runs from Tue 16 February – Wed 30 November. Email info@longmynd.co.za for more info.

Music Lovers Gather Around!

  1. Six Of The Best… Are you a fan of Bon Jovi, Freddie Mercury, Meat Loaf, Billy Joel, Cher and Pink? Well be here then! This is an event that celebrates these great 6 pop icons! It takes place from the 31st of May till the 10th of July at the Barnyard Theatre at Emperors Palace. This showed last weekend in JHB and now its turn for you Durban! Follow this link to book! Tickets only cost between R70 – R155.

Lifestyle Lovers Gather Around!

  1. Revving up for the Duma Rally – Biking in the Berg!… You in the mood to experience some adrenaline while being in awe with your view? Then definitely don’t miss out on this event! It runs from Fri 22 – Sun 24 July. For more info email meganw@goodersons.co.za. Cost: R2495 – R3390

Market Lovers Gather Around!

  1. Greyville Car Boot & 2nd Hand Clothing Market… This is Durban’s biggest weekly Flea Market.  Are you looking for bicycles, beds, belts, boots, bric-a-brac & books to curtains, cosmetics, plants or tools? Well then this is the place to be. For more info email Greyville Car Boot & 2nd Hand Clothing Market. Entrance is FREE for buyers. For sellers, stalls cost R70 each. Email etiquette@intekom.co.za for more info.

movethisStuff wishes you a wonderful weekend!

What’s hot & happening this weekend?

We all have those weekends where all we want to do is go out but sometimes we just aren’t sure where to exactly go? Sound familiar? This is where we can help, we have listed some hot & happening events taking place this weekend!

JHB

Arts & Culture Lovers Gather Around!

  1. Body Worlds Vital Exhibition… This is a new exhibition that showcases all the wonders of the body. If you come to this exhibition you will get a detailed look at the human body. You will get to see what happens to the body when human diseases strike and how it functions. It is an event not to be missed. This takes place from Tue 1 March – Sun 31 July at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre. To book follow this link! Ticket Costs: Adults R120 pp Weekdays, Adults R160 Weekends and public holidays. Children R100 pp.
  2. Amadeus Rocks… If you loved Roll Over Beethoven you will certainly love this. This is an event where both classical and rock music collide. Be at Barnyard Theatre | Emperors Palace to watch Amadeus come back to life who has been giving a chance to rock and roll! This event runs from Tue 12 July – Sun 28 August.To book follow this link! Ticket Costs R180 pp.

Music Lovers Gather Around!

Some musical events listed on last weeks blog will still be running. Here is a quick recap…

  1. 90’s Mania… Calling all those who were born in the 90’s, this is one not to be missed. A total 90’s mania party! This takes place from the Tue 12 July – Sun 28 August. Make sure to SAVE THE DATE! This takes place at the Barnyard Theatre in Rivonia. Follow this link to book! Tickets range between R120 – R180.
  2. Johnny Clegg… This will be a concert not to be missed. This magical artist will be performing an unforgettable show this July. This event runs from Fri 15 – Sat 16 July . Follow this link to book! Tickets range between R285 – R410.

Lifestyle Lovers Gather Around!

  1. Coffee & Chocolate 2016… Yum, that sounds like just what we need for this winter weather. Be here to have sample tastes of the coffee and chocolate and if you like it, buy it! Make sure you make at least one of these dates available: 14 JULY- 17 JULY 2016. Follow this link to book! Tickets range between R120 – R150.
  2. Dino Expo… You still haven’t made a turn past Eastgate to see this amazing event? The children and you will LOVE it! It is running from the 8th of July until the 10th. Follow this link to book! Tickets range between R100 – R120.

Market Lovers Gather Around!

Some of the other markets listed on last weeks blog are still running. Here is a recap…

  1. Walkerville Farmers Market… Walkerville is located in the south of JHB, it is Gauteng’s best kept secret. It is a place of tranquility and amazing views of nature. Be sure to pop into this market on the 9th of July where stalls will be selling farm-fresh produce and hand-crafted goods. Entrance is FREE.
  2. Harties Market… This is one of our faviroute places to go! It is located at the foot of Magalies Mountain in Hartebeespoort. The vendors will be selling mouth-watering food and artistic arts & crafts. Be there on the 9th of July. Entrance is FREE. Email annelien@hartiesmark.co.za for more info.
  3. Jozi Real Food Market… This one wasn’t listed last week so be sure to make a turn past here. Be here to experience South Africa’s gourmet talent that would very easily be a rival for European markets. Be here on the 16th of July.  Entrance is FREE.

CPT

Arts & Culture Lovers Gather Around!

  1. Untiled 2.99… The winter collection is being released. There will be new work by their current artists but also work from new artists.If you enjoy art be sure to be here on one of these dates Thu 2 June – Fri 22 July at 99 Loop Gallery. Entrance is FREE.
  2. The Inconvenience of Wings… The very talented Lara Foot’s latest play will be live. It is a play that puts bi-polar disorders and friendships in the spotlight.This performance will run from Tue 12 July – Sat 13 August at Baxter Theatre Centre. Follow this link to book! Tickets range between R130 – R150.
  3. Colour Complex… Pirre le Riche will be preforming at Salon 91. Be there as he explains what it is like to be an Afrikaner in post-apartheid. He will be telling this story through his art. This will take place from the 29th of June up unil the 30th of July. Entrance is FREE. Email info@salon91art.co.za for more info.

Music Lovers Gather Around!

  1. 1 Hit Wonders… To all those artists who only had a one hit song, you deserve a tribute! I mean if your song left people singing it in the shower, at work or wherever for that matter, you deserve to be remembered. This takes place from Tue 12 July – Sun 28 August at Barnyard Theatre | Cape Town. Follow this link to book! Tickets cost between R100 – R140.
  2. Ian Von Memetry… South Africa’s keyboard killer will be preforming Theatre on the Bay on the 29th of June until the 17th of July. Tickets only cost R100-R180. Follow this link to book!

Lifestyle Lovers Gather Around!

  1. Keeping it Classic… South American dishes and classic rum cocktails from around the world will all be here for you to experience. Be sure to make a turn past here anytime from 13th June until the 23rd July. Tickets only cost R100-R400 pp. Call 0214220909 for more info.
  2. Snow World…  The snow park will be open from the 1st of May until the 31st of July. This is for people of ALL ages. It includes fun filled snow and ice activities. Be there and enjoy a day out with friends and family! Follow this link to book! Tickets only cost between R50-R140.

Market Lovers Gather Around!

The same events we posted last week are running still. Here is a recap…

  1. V&A Food Market… This market offers scrumptious fresh food, as well as produce. V&A is Africa’s hottest venue, we are sure you will absolutely love it! Can’t make it this weekend? No problem! They are open 7 days a week. Email info@waterfrontmarket.co.za for more info. Entrance is FREE!
  2. Blue Bird Garage Food and Goods Market…This market is located i the heart of Muizenberg. In the gorgeous advanced in years warehouse you will find foods that will leave your mouth watering and goods that you can’t help but buy. This market runs every Friday between 4pm until 10pm. Entrance is FREE! Email bluebirdgarage@gmail.com for more info.

DBN

Arts &  Culture Lovers Gather Around!

  1. Taking Pause… This is an art exhibition that is open on the 16 June – Sat 16 July at Longmynd Art Gallery.This also includes sculptures by Carl Roberts and Peter Wink. Call 0837882417 for more info. Entrance is FREE.
  2. Little Red Riding Hood… Kids absolutely loved this… and the parents too! That is why they could not allow for the show to just die there. On the 28th of June to the 26th of July they will be having a performance at the Rhumbelow Theatre. Be sure to pick a date and make sure you are there. Follow this link to book! Tickets only cost R70.
  3. Earth-Water-Clay… The African culture is what needs to be held dear to all South Africans. At the Earth-Water-Clay festival African clay pots will be on display from the room to the ceiling. We must embrace where we come from. To experience this be at Phansi Museum. This event runs from the 14th of May up until the 30th of July. Email admin@phansi.com for more info. Entrance is FREE!

Music Lovers Gather Around!

  1. Six Of The Best… Are you a fan of Bon Jovi, Freddie Mercury, Meat Loaf, Billy Joel, Cher and Pink? Well be here then! This is an event that celebrates these great 6 pop icons! It takes place from the 31st of May till the 10th of July at the Barnyard Theatre at Emperors Palace. This showed last weekend in JHB and now its turn for you Durban!  Follow this link to book! Tickets only cost between R70 – R155.

Lifestyle Lovers Gather Around!

  1. Parkrun… This is a 5km run at North Beach. You don’t need to be an athlete to join, run for enjoyment and fun with family and friends. This event only takes place on the 16th of July so make sure you leave the date available. You not able to make it to North Beach? That is okay. There is also the same parkrun taking place at Grey Goose, Balito and Shongweni. For more info email http://www.parkrun.co.za/thousandhills/ . Entrance is FREE.

Market Lovers Gather Around!

  1. Essenwoord Craft Market… What’s better than spending your Saturday at a market? Pull through here to experience craft, art, collectables and treasures. This event takes place every Saturday so there is no need to be bumbed about it if you can’t make it this Saturday. Entrance is FREE. Email info@essenwoodmarket.com for more info.
  2. Bangladesh Market… Be here to view a vibrant and colourful Bangladesh market. This has become a very popular place for friends and family to enjoy a day out. This also takes place every Saturday. Entrance is FREE. Call 031 307 7595 for more info.

 

 

Where to be this weekend?

Not sure what to do this weekend? We have the answer whether you live in JHB, CPT or DBN.

JHB

Arts & Culture Lovers Gather Around!

  1. Gateway to space event… Sounds pretty awesome right? Well this event runs from the 1st June till the 31st July at the Sandton Convention Centre.  Follow this link to book! Tickets only cost R180.
  2. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat… This is an event that takes place at Montecasino, we all know where that is. It retells the Bibical story of Joseph and his coat of many colours. This takes place from 29th April until the 7th of August at the Theatre of Marcellus. Follow this link to book! Tickets cost between R100 – R350.
  3. Dora’s pirate adventure… This is one for the kids! The kids will LOVE you for it. Come on who isn’t a Dora fan? This takes place until the 12th of July at Theatre of Marcellus. Follow this link to book! Tickets range between R250 – R505.

Music Lovers Gather Around!

  1. 90’s Mania… Calling all those who were born in the 90’s, this is one not to be missed. A total 90’s mania party! This takes place from the 30th of May until the 10th of July. Make sure to SAVE THE DATE! Follow this link to book! Tickets range between R120 – R180.
  2. Singles Winter Warm-up… This is not just an ordinary music event there are some fun activities too! It takes place at The Living Room on Friday 8th July 18:00 – 21:30. Cost: R150 each, ONE DAY ONLY so make sure you are there! Interested? We thought so! For more information…                                                                                                            Contact Singles Events Johannesburg t  0833605533   e  singleseventsjhb@gmail.com
  3. Six Of The Best… Are you a fan of Bon Jovi, Freddie Mercury, Meat Loaf, Billy Joel, Cher and Pink? This is an event that celebrates these great 6 pop icons! It takes place from the 31st of May till the 10th of July at the Barnyard Theatre at Emperors Palace. Follow this link to book! Tickets range between R120 – R180.

Lifestyle Lovers Gather Around!

  1. Dino Expo… You still haven’t made a turn past Eastgate to see this amazing event? Both you and the kids will love this! It’s running from the 8th of July until the 10th. Follow this link to book! Tickets range between R100 – R120.
  2. Rugby… Calling all the Lions and Southern Kings fans! Be at Emirates Airline Park for this event and watch the Lions and Southern Kings battle it out! Time to bring out those rugby jerseys and face paint! Follow this link to book! Tickets range between R40 – R120.

Market Lovers Gather Around!

  1. Walkerville Farmers Market… Walkerville is located in the South of JHB, it’s  Gauteng’s best kept secret. Its a very tranquil place with amazing views of nature. Be sure to pop into this market on the 9th of July where stalls will be selling farm-fresh produce and hand-crafted goods. Entrance is FREE.
  2. Harties Market… This is one of our faviroute places to go! It is located at the foot of Magalies Mountain in Hartebeespoort. The vendors will be selling mouth-watering food and artistic arts & crafts. Be there on the 9th of July. Entrance is FREE. Email annelien@hartiesmark.co.za for more info.
  3. Neighbourgoods Market… This is definetly a fan faviroute. This is the creative hub of Johannesburg. If you go there be sure to view the eye-catching 15-story wall mural by the well known artist Eduardo Villa. This market takes place every Saturday whether the sun is shining or the sky is crying. Entrance is FREE. Email info@neighbourgoodsmarket.co.za for more info.

JHB is known for its lovely city lights and warm atmosphere. Why not embrace the city more by trying out new things to do?

CPT

Arts&Culture Lovers Gather Around!

  1. Colour Complex… Pirre le Riche will be preforming at Salon 91. Be there as he explains what it is like to be an Afrikaner in post-apartheid. He will be telling this story through his art. This will take place from the 29th of June up unil the 30th of July. Entrance is FREE. Email info@salon91art.co.za for more info.
  2. Juanita Oosthuizen… The lady which is known for her delicate and carefully constructed 3D paper will be doing a solo exhibition on the 14th of June up until the 13th of July at the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery. Entrance is FREE. For more info email rustenvrede@telkomsa.net .
  3. Pulp… The one who won the Blue Couch award will be live at The Rosebank Theatre! You do not want to miss out! Follow this link to book! Tickets are R100.

Music Lovers Gather Around!

  1. Jesse Clegg… He will be at Cafe Roux performing on the 8th of July, do not miss it! It will be one to remember.Follow this link to book! Tickets only cost R100-R180. Tickets only cost R140.
  2. Ian Von Memetry… South Africa’s keyboard killer will be preforming Theatre on the Bay on the 29th of June until the 17th of July.Follow this link to book! Tickets only cost between R100-R180.

Lifestyle Lovers Gather Around!

  1. Snow World…  The snow park will be open from the 1st of May until the 31st of July at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World. This is for people of ALL ages. It includes fun filled snow and ice activities. Be there and enjoy a day out with friends and family! Follow this link to book! Tickets only cost between R50-R140.
  2. Table Mountain Cableway… Ahhh, one of the most loved things to do for locals and tourists. Why not take a trip and have your breath taken away by a views that can never get old. Follow this link to book! Tickets only cost between R60-R240.

Market Lovers Gather Around!

  1. V&A Food Market… This market offers scrumptious fresh food, as well as produce. V&A is Africa’s hottest venue, we are sure you will absolutely love it! Can’t make it this weekend? No problem! They are open 7 days a week. Email info@waterfrontmarket.co.za for more info. Entrance is FREE!
  2. Blue Bird Garage Food and Goods Market…This market is located i the heart of Muizenberg. In the gorgeous advanced in years warehouse you will find foods that will leave your mouth watering and goods that you can’t help but buy. This market runs every Friday between 4pm until 10pm. Entrance is FREE!

Cape Town has so much to offer for anyone… There is always something to do!

DBN

Arts&Culture Lovers Gather Around!

  1. Little Red Riding Hood… Kids absolutely loved this… and the parents too! That is why they could not allow for the show to just die there. On the 28th of June to the 26th of July they will be having a performance at the Rhumbelow Theatre. Be sure to pick a date and make sure you are there. Follow this link to book! Tickets only cost R70.
  2. Earth-Water-Clay… The African culture is what needs to be held dear to all South Africans. At the Earth-Water-Clay festival African clay pots will be on display from the room to the ceiling. We must embrace where we come from. To experience this be at Phansi Museum. This event runs from the 14th of May up until the 30th of July. Email admin@phansi.com for more info. Entrance is FREE!

Music Lovers Gather Around!

  1. 1 hit wonders… To all those artists who only had a one hit song, you deserve a tribute! I mean if your song left people singing it in the shower, at work or wherever for that matter, you deserve to be remembered. Gather around at the Barnyard Theatre in Gateway from the 31st of May up until the 10th of July to celebrate the one hit wonders! Follow this link to book! Tickets only cost between R110 – R155.

Lifestyle Lovers Gather Around!

  1. Jump City Challenge… The name alone sounds pretty fun right? This is Durban’s popular and faviroute night adventure. Don’t worry they have made it suitable for any fitness level. Let the lights be dimmed and the city of Durban come alive! Join in at uShaka Marine World on the 8th of July. You will enjoy it!   Follow this link to book! Tickets only cost R240.
  2. Center for Rehabilitation of Wildlife… THE BOOKINGS HAVE OPENED! Time for your little wildlife warriors to join in and have some fun! It runs from the 27th of June up until the 15th of July. It is a full day programme and has all sorts of activities for the little warriors to join in on! Call Nompilo  031-4621127 to find out more. Tickets cost R120 per child for the day and R500 per week.

Market Lovers Gather Around!

  1. The Stables Market… This is a lovely environment for your family and your pets are welcome too! This is a big market and when we say that we mean it is an International Market. The stalls will be from a wide geographical area from Indian, German, Chinese and South Africa. Make a stop here to have a unique shopping experience. This Market runs on the 8th of July. Entrance is FREE. Contact info@stableslifestylemarket.co.za for more info.

There is more to Durban than just its warm sea. Spread your wings and see what else there is to do.