Top 10 Things To Do On Heritage Day 2014


Heritage Day is just around the corner, and if you haven’t yet decided what you’re going to do on National Braai Day next week Wednesday, 24 September 2014, then be sure to check out my list of Top Things To Do, all in the name of celebrating our Rainbow Nation!

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Please note: the info in this article was correct at the time of writing

Heritage Day at Stonehaven

This Heritage Day, be sure to head to Stonehaven to celebrate National Braai Day on the banks of the Vaal River! You will be able to savour the many different flavours of South Africa in the form of Cape Malay, Afrikaans, Zulu, English, Indian and Chinese cuisine from their a la carte menu, or enjoy what will be placed on the Heritage Day Braai, including boerewors, chicken and rump steak. There will also be loads of fun activities to keep the little ones busy! The a la carte menu costs R135 per person, and the Heritage Day Braai is R125 per person. Booking is essential, so reserve your table now!

For more info, visit their website.

The Forum Company

Kick start the Heritage Day celebrations on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 at the notorious 1920s Heritage building, Turbine Hall. Guests can party the night away and enjoy a divine selection of open-fire tapas-style food, drinks and live and jiving jazz music at the Miriam Makeba Street outdoor venue. Entrance to the Turbine Hall is R75 per person, and food and drink will be available for purchase at the venue throughout the evening. There is also underground parking available. Booking is essential, so be sure to book your spot now by calling Hazel on (011) 492 3888 or email via

underground@theforum.co.za, or at Quickets.

For more info, visit their website.

The Warm Up Jozi Heritage Day Rooftop Party

The Warm Up Jozi Heritage Day Rooftop Party in Maboneng is just the place to be if you are looking for a great way to spend your Heritage Day! This party is an initiative to make citizens of the city aware of the reurbanisation of Joburg by celebrating it through good music with sounds from their resident DJs, Phat Jack, 2lani the Warrior and Brian Blaq, great food and premium drinks. Cost is R100 per person and tickets are available via Webtickets.

For more info, visit their website.

The Colour Run at Emmarentia

Get out your running shoes, rally up your friends and family, and head down to Emmarentia Dam for the 5km Colour Run on Wednesday, 24 September 2014! There will be loads of fun to keep you entertained on the day! Run or walk the 5km route which will take between 1 to 2 hours to complete, and then end off by entering the festival zone where you can enjoy hot tunes from well-known DJs, local acts, best dressed competitions, food and drink and loads more! Cost is R220 per solo runner and R200 per person in a team of four. Tickets can be purchased from their website.

For more info, visit their website.

Shifty Heritage Music Festival

If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate Heritage Day next Wednesday, then be sure to book your spot at the Shifty Heritage Music Festival. Taking place at Bassline from 11:00 and 20:30, you’ll catch an exciting line-up of local musical talent celebrating the diversity of the Shifty records catalogue over the last thirty years. The lineup includes live acts from Matthew van der Want, Urban Creep, Tony Cox, The Geniuses, Simba Morri and many more! Ticket prices start from R150 per person and can be purchased from their website.

For more info, visit their website.

One Heart Music Festival at Sacred Heart College

The One Heart Music Festival at Sacred Heart College is the perfect Heritage celebration for both young and old. From 14:00 families and friends can take in the Legends of Jazz with live performances from Sipho Hotstix Mabuse, Paul Hanmer, Judith Sephuma, Simpiwe Dana and the Sacred College Choir. The festival will also include Marist Has Talent, and a National Brai Day challenge. And, after the music festival, there will be a U-Party available for your teens, which will be hosted by Mi Casa and DJ Rikay! Tickets cost R150 per person and are available at Webtickets.

For more info, visit their website.

Heritage Day Bus Tour – Soweto

If you are looking to do something special in the name of celebrating your South African heritage, then be sure to book yourself a tour around Soweto with Joburg Heritage! During your five hour long trip, you will visit spots beyond the popular tourist hotspots, such as the magnificent Soweto Theatre in Jabulani, the Credo Muthwa Village and James Mpanza Sofasonke’s house in Orlando East. Cost per person is R250, and the tour will begin start at the Sunnyside Park Hotel at 08:00. Book your spot now!

For more info, visit their website.

Heritage Day Good Food Festival

There will be plenty to see, do and taste at the Heritage Day Good Food Festival at the Bryanston Organic & Natural Market! On Wednesday, 24 September 2014 from 09:00 to 15:00, savour and indulge in an array of delicious aromas and tastes as their food stalls will be offering tempting tasters for you to try out. Also, be sure not to miss out on guest speakers such as Mara Smith from Yogibeer , Antonia De Luca from Leafy Greens Café and nutritional consulting pharmacist, Jane MacKenzie. Kids will have a whale of a time taking part in the kiddies activities available throughout the day, from sand art, ceramic and t-shirt painting to candle making and wool felting!

For more info, visit their website.

Parkview Literary Festival

On Heritage Day, the Parkview Residents’ Association is hosting ParkWords, a Parkview Literary Festival that will include a number of informal literary talks and debates on themes such as journalism, Joburg, our heritage, food, life, politics and education in SA. A number of authors and literary professionals will be hosting these discussions, including Anton Harber, Kate Sidley, Justice Malala, Mandy Collins and many more. There will also be a one-hour Heritage walk tour through Parkview and fun activities to keep the little ones busy.

For more info, visit their website.

Celebrate Heritage Day at Yeesh!

Celebrate Heritage Day as a family at Yeesh! in Bryanston on Wednesday, 24 September 2014. There will be a great selection of delicious South African food from boerewors rolls and casseroles with pap, to bunny chow, milk tarts and samoosas. There will also be plenty of fun activities to keep the little ones entertained, including dress-up photoshoots where you could win fab prizes (be sure to dress yourself and your child in your traditional heritage clothing), interesting games and a treasure hunt!

For more info, visit their website.

By Kim Brown
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