It’s out with the old and in with the new as we step into Spring. Here are our picks of September highlights that will have you relaxed, rejuvenated and entertained.
Sandton is now home to The Catalyst Hotel, a stylish 206-bedroom apartment hotel with a well-equipped gym, full-service Sanctuary Spa, and a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant Kashew.
Where: 100 Pretoria Avenue, Wierda Valley, Sandton
Cost: R595 per room including breakfast | 40-minute Hot Stone Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage for only R250 per person at Sanctuary Spa | Valid until end of September
A family fun day with giant inflatables, giant water slides, 1 x 50g colour powder, and a variety of jumping castles. Families can bring along white T-shirts, umbrellas, gazebos, folding chairs, picnic blankets, cooler boxes, picnic baskets and meat to braai.
Where: Ubuntu Kraal
When: 11 September
Cost: R90 | Under 12 years old R80
Thrashers provides a fully accommodating venue for skateboarding, BMX, rollerblading, aggressive skating, inline hockey, roller derby and grass hockey. They offer private skateboarding and rollerblading lessons on Saturdays during opening hours.
Where: Garsfontein, Pretoria
When: Monday to Sunday, 9am to 8pm
Cost: R50 for participants, R25 for spectators. R300 for a once-off lesson, R800 for 4 private lessons
Jasmyn Crafters Market and Village, nestled between the Magaliesberg and situated close to the Hartbeespoort Dam, offers a wide selection of fresh farm produce, antiques and goods made by hand.
Where: 1 Jan Smuts Meerhof, Ifafi, Hartbeespoort
When: Monday to Sunday, 8am to 5pm
the rooftop bar in Joburg host a special event each Friday this month. A bottomless bubbly is also running between 4pm and 6pm. YFM’s YTKO DJs are completing your experience with vibey DJ sets throughout the evening.
Where: Rooftop Bar & Terrace at Radisson RED Rosebank
When: Every Friday this month
Greensleeves hosts a four-course in their medieval-themed venue with songs, stories, and enactments by the Baron and his Minstrels. All the waiters and waitresses are in full character as Whenches and Leckeys, and they play the trumpets too.
Where: Sterkfontein, Krugersdorp
When: Monday to Sunday
Cost: From R525
MyFloat is a float centre giving people access to the benefits of sensory deprivation floating therapy in a calm and inviting environment. Sensory deprivation floating is one of the newest and most effective ways to reduce stress, accelerate healing and recovery, and enhance relaxation.
Where: MyFloat, Inside myGym, Greenstone Shopping Centre
When: Monday to Friday 6am to 7pm | Saturday to Sunday 8am to 4pm
Cost: 30 min R349 | 60 min R549
Settle into the super fancy surrounds, and prepare to indulge in a decadent mix of sweet and savoury treats like strawberry custard choux, gourmet quiches and pastries, and our personal fave—baked bittersweet dark chocolate tart with raspberry and cocao nibs.
Where: The Palazzo, Montecasino Boulevard
When: Monday to Sunday 2pm to 5pm
Cost: R340 per person
Dinner Time Stories brings a two-hour-long immersive culinary dining experience, using innovative 3D projection-mapping technology to animate ‘Le Petit Chef’ – a 58-mm-tall animated character, who appears to be cooking guests’ meals on their plates.
Where: Blueberry Hill Hotel, Honeydew
When: Thursday to Sunday at 6pm
Cost: From R1170
Joburg Places brings a unique perspective on the possibilities of urban farming with this tour highlighting regenerative initiatives and food creation efforts within the concrete jungle of Jozi.
Where: Town Treasures, 110 Fox Street (between Rissik & Joubert Streets), Marshalltown
When: Thursday to Sunday at 6pm
Cost: R400 | R80 for bus ticket