Things to do in August 2017 [South Africa]

Things to do in August 2017 [South Africa]

Get out your diaries, here’s our picks of what to do in August

 

Looking for things to do in August? We’ve selected our best picks of ways to get outside, move or learn something new.

 

Gauteng

 

Keto Talk Series [FREE]

Date: Wednesday, 2 August

Location: Sandton

This free talk is hosted by Keto Nutrition and looks at whether reducing sugar can improve performance.

Find out more here

 

Impello presents Ignite 3: John Sanei Editio

Date: Thursday, 3 August

Location: Hyde Park, Johannesburg

Ignite is a brand new monthly learning event created to help raise funds to incubate small businesses in South Africa. The second event will have author and entrepreneur John Sanei giving a talk entitled “Conscious Capitalism” about demonstrating that it’s increasingly possible – and inevitable – to be both sustainable and profitable.

Find out more here

 

Budokon: Mixed Movement Workshop

Date: Saturday, 5 August

Location: Virgin Active, Waterfall, Waterfall Estate, Midrand

This Budokon Workshop aims to help you gain muscular strength, cardiovascular stamina, and joint mobility. The style was originally created as a conditioning practice for professional athletes and martial artists.

With their combined experience and enthusiasm Jim and Dave will demonstrate and teach you the fundamentals of the Budokon way.

Find out more here

 

Footsteps to Inspire 5/10km Trail Run

Date: Sunday, 6 August at 8.30am

Location: Danielrust Game Farm, Cradle of Humankind

Join Claire McFarlane for a Sunday trail run in the Cradle of Humankind. She’ll be starting the Africa leg of her worldwide run which is doing incredible things in raising awareness for rape victims and giving them a voice. Entries are R80 and proceeds go to helping rape victims.

Email info@activeexplosive.co.za or call Benita on 083 536 7042 for details

 

Jump City Challenge JHB

Date: Tuesday, 8 August

Location: Gold Reef City

This inner city obstacle course race goes through 22 obstacles over 9km. This one is set in Gold Reef City Theme park and features the Apartheid Museum, Rat Race, Abyss, Raging Rapids, Cliff Hanger and more.

Find out more here

 

PopUp Gym

Date: Wednesday, 9 August

Location: The Maslow, Sandton

This Women’s Day, PopUpGym will be Feeding The Woman’s Mind, Body & Soul with a special breakfast event at the exquisite Sun International Maslow Hotel in Sandton. The line-up includes workouts, breakfast and, talks to help you start Woman’s Day the healthiest way possible.

Find out more here

 

Total Sports Women’s Race Johannesburg

Date: Wednesday, 9 August

Location: Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown

The popular Totalsports Women’s Race takes place on Woman’s Day. Choose between a 5km or 10km and instead of a medal, all finishers receive commemorative bracelets.

Find out more here

 

Take a Girl Child to a Hike

Date: Wednesday, 9 August

Location: Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve, Pretoria

This is a 6km hike only for girls between the ages of 12-16 years. Following the hike there will be a talk on body image, social media and confidence.

Find out more here

 

Yoga and Horses Day Retreat

Date: Wednesday, 9 August

Location: Sun Valley, Kyalami

This one day yoga retreat begins with a yoga session and follows with spending time with horses and leading them though obstacle courses. There is also a vegan lunch after.

Find out more here

 

Fourways Farmers Market – Woman’s Market

Date: Wednesday, 9 August

Location: Fourways Farmers Market.

The Fourways Farmers Market is hosting a woman’s day market featuring award winning vendors and a full musical line up.

Find out more here

 

Women’s Health Fit Night Out

Date: Saturday, 12 August

Location: Montecasino, Johannesburg

The Women’s Health Fit Night Out features 5 different workouts including a high-intensity warm-up, yoga, dance fitness and Pound Fit.

Find out more here

 

Mindful Runner Running Form Clinic

Date: Saturday, 12 August

Location: City Rock, Randburg

These running form clinics are aimed at getting you running in the best possible form to take advantage of the body you have. It looks at posture, form, cadence and, gravity to improve your running and reduce injuries

Find out more here

 

Magaliesberg Challenge 2017

Date: Saturday, 12 August

Location: Van Gaalen Cheese Farm

This Trail run features 4 different distances from 12km all the way up to 50km. The 50km trail run is a UTMB qualifier.

Find out more here

 

Slow-Mag Beat Your Slump Run

Date: Sunday, 13 August

Location: Pirates Running Club, Greenside

A 10km or 5km run to make you push your limits and beat the slump. There’s also an inflatable obstacle course.

Find out more here

 

Yin Yoga 4 men with Nigel

Date: Tuesday, 15 August

Location: Meyerspark, Pretoria

This is a men’s only yoga class focusing on the Yin style of yoga which is a slow restorative practice.

Find out more here

 

FundEx 2017

Date: Thursday, 17 August

Location: Riversands Incubation Hub, Midrand

This full day event centers around how entrepreneurs can best capitalize on funding opportunities. Individuals from government and banks will be sharing their knowledge and there will be one-on-one sessions with them.

Find out more here

 

Gajiga Run Night Run

Date: Saturday, 19 August

Location: JHB Zoo

This is a night run in the Joburg Zoo and entries include early tickets to the Zoo.

Find out more here

 

Merrell Spring Run

Date: Saturday, 26 August

Location: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Roodepoort

This spring run goes through the lush Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens. There’s a 6km 12km, 20km as well as a 2km kids trail.

Find out more here

 

Western Cape

 

NAMAQUA Daisy Challenge MTB & Trail Run

Date: Saturday, 5 August

Location: Die Keldery, Spruitdrift Cellar, Western Cape

This is the 7th year of the Namaqua challenge which includes a variety of trail and MTB events suited to all levels of fitness.

Find out more here

 

RCS SOX Trail Run

Date: Saturday, 5 August – Monday, 7 August

Location: Wilderness, Western Cape

The SOX 3 Day Trail run is known as the most Diverse 3 Day Trail run In South Africa and take place in an area called the Garden Route. 90% of the event takes place on South Africa National Park’s protected property.

Find out more here

 

Total Sports Women’s Race Cape Town

Date: Wednesday, 9 August

Location: Grand Parade, Cape Town

The popular Totalsports Women’s Race takes place on Woman’s Day. Choose between a 5km or 10km and instead of a medal, all finishers receive commemorative bracelets.

Find out more here

 

Woman’s Day Nia Jam

Date: Wednesday, 9 August

Location: Nia Studio, Cape Town

This Nia jam will include Nia teachers from around Cape Town and Hong Kong. Nia focuses on breathing techniques.

Find out more here

 

Budokon Weekend with Dave Gardner

Date: Friday, 11 August – Sunday, 13 August

Location: Jim Harrington Yoga

This 3-day workshop includes various classes on Budokon Yoga which can be booked alone or as an entire weekend. It is taught by Dave Gardner.

Find out more here

 

Soap Making Workshop

Date: Saturday, 12 August

Location: Bio-Harmonic Permaculture, Somerset West

If you want to learn how to make your own beauty products, this workshop is a great start. You’ll learn how to make basic coconut oil soap, mocha coffee bars, clay charcoal and tea tree soap and more.

Find out more here

 

Banhoek Duo & Trail Challenge

Date: Saturday, 12 August

Location: Boschendal Wine Estate

Nestled in the beautiful Banhoek valley just outside of Stellenbosch, Boschendal boasts some of the best single track in the Western Cape. Athletes can choose to tackle a 10 or 25km trail run, or opt for the Duo Challenge (run, mountain bike, run). Duo athletes can choose to challenge the event solo or as a team, and will have the option of either a short or long distance.

Find out more here

 

Getting More from your Yoga Practice

Date: Saturday, 12 August

Location: ELC Studio, Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West

Presented by Fran Siebrits, this class goes through yoga basics like class formats, breathing, incorporating yoga into your everyday life and self-care to make your yoga practice more meaningful.

Find out more here

 

Fallen Angels Fast & Flat Farm Run

Date: Saturday, 19 August

Location: Melkbosstrand

This is a fast and flat trail run that runs through the old historic farm of VAATJIE. Choose between 15km or a family friendly 5km run.

Find out more here

 

Absolute Beginners Ashtanga Yoga Weekend Workshop

Date: Saturday, 26 August

Location: Stellenbosch, Cape Town

If you are curious about starting a yoga practice, or you have gone to a few classes and felt a bit lost, this Workshop is the answer. Join Celeste Meyer for an Introduction to all the basics you need to know to safely and confidently embark on a yoga journey.

Find out more here

 

Hop and Vine Festival

Date: Saturday, 26 August

Location: Constantia, Cape Town

This festival showcases local wine, MCC, craft beer, cider, spirits and liquers. There will also be food and live music.

Find out more here

 

Change of Season Trail Run

Date: Sunday, 27 August

Location: Uitkyk Wine Estate, on R44 about 10 km from Stellenbosch

The Simonsberg trail system is one of the most spectacular in the Cape. The climbs are rewarded with single-track on various terrain and views of the winelands.   There is a reason this farm is called Uitkyk! Wild flowers start blooming on the routes too. There are 3 distances – 15km, 11.5km and 7km

Find out more here

 

KwaZulu Natal

 

Secret Sunday Takes Flight

Date: Sunday, 6 August

Location: TBA

It’s the first Secret Sunrise in Durban and this early morning dance session celebrates a beautiful sunrise and is brought to you by No Danger Diaries.

Find out more here

 

Illovo Eston MTB Challenge

Date: Sunday, 6 August

Location: Eston Farmers Club, Eston

The race involves both trail running and MTB options with distances to suit every level of fitness. There is also a family ride option with discounts for 4 or more entries.

Find out more here

 

Dolphin Mile Surf Swim Series #8

Date: Sunday, 6 August

Location: Marine Surf Lifesaving Club, Marine Parade

It’s #8 in this swim series and acts as a seeding event for Midmar

Find out more here

 

Rhide4Rhinos

Date: Saturday, 12 August

Location: Zulu Falls

This event is hosted to raise funds for the rhinos of the Weenen Game Reserve. There are both trail run options as well as MTB.

Find out more here

 

Muddy Puppy & Mud Challenge Giba Gorge

Date: Saturday, 12 August

Location: OCT Giba Gorge, Clifton Canyon, Pinetown

Muddy Puppy is a 4km obstacle course fun run or walk for you and your dog. It consists of obstacles with crawling, climbing, jumping, slipping, sliding, wagging, barking and lots and lots of mud.

Find out more here

 

Dargle Trail Festival

Date: Sunday, 13 August

Location: Lions River Club, Dargle

This is a full days event packed  with a variety of trail running, mountain biking, and horse trail events to suit everyone.

Find out more here

 

GABRAN 3 Day Cycle

Date: Friday, 18 August – Sunday, 20 August

Location: ATKV Drakensville

This is an untimed ride from Drakensberg to Hillcrest over 3 days. The Gabran has raised R385 000 for The Cows and CHOC over the last three years and they intend to raise even more this year.

Find out more here

 

aQuelle Tour de Krantz MTB Classic

Date: Saturday, 19 August

Location: Harburg, KZN

This is a regular feature on the ROAG Series calendar and features a 45km and 25km track. There is also a 10km and 5km trail run. In addition to the event, participants can enjoy the beer garden, ‘Kaffeestube’, farmers market and a craft market

Find out more here

 

Mandela Day Marathon MTB Dash

Date: Saturday, 26 August

Location: Mandela Capture Site, Howick

Choose between a 42km MTB classic, 21km MTB intermediate or 10km fun ride.

Find out more here

 

Eastern Cape

 

Spar Oak Cottage Mountain Drive Half-Marathon

Date: Saturday, 12 August

Location: Rhodes University Prospect Field, Grahamstown

This half marathon runs on both tar and gravel.

Find out more here

 

The Daily Dispatch Cycle Tour

Date: Sunday. 27 August

Location: Buffalo City, Eastern Cape

This road race is one of Buffalo City’s premier events and one of the only that has full road closure and caters for all levels of ability. It is also a seeding event for the Cycle Tour.

Find out more here

 

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