Things to do in December 2017 [South Africa]

Things to do in December 2017 [South Africa]

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

 

Looking for things to do in December? We’ve selected our best picks of ways to get outside, move or learn something new. If you’re looking for endurance races, specifically qualifying races for Comrades, Two Oceans and Cycle Tour Click here.

 

Gauteng

 

Secret Sunset JHB Vol 6

Date: Thursday, 7 December

Location: The Wanderers Club, Illovo

It’s the last Secret Sunset event of the year in Joburg.

Find out more here

 

Secret Sunrise Pretoria

Date: Saturday, 9 December

Location: Menlyn Maine Central Square

Secret Sunrise is an early morning interactive dance session with headsets. It is a fun, energetic, mindful celebration that combines yoga, meditation, make believe and dancing.

Find out more here

 

Wild Afric’s the last one

Date: Saturday, 9 December

Location: Lion and Safari Park

This is an exclusive trail run and guided walk.

Find out more here

 

Beer and Yoga

Date: Saturday, 9 December

Location: Jacksons Real food Market, Bryanston

This yoga class combines vinyasa style yoga with beer drinking.

Find out more here

 

Yoga and Christmas Lights

Date: Saturday, 9 December

Location: The Space Yoga and Fitness Studio

Enjoy an evening of yoga surrounded by Christmas lights and candles – Followed by vegetarian tapas and wine while lounging under the stars.

Find out more here

 

Silent Disco Yoga  

Date: Sunday, 10 December

Location: The Pirates Club, Greenside

This is a vinyasa flow yoga class.

Find out more here

 

The Powerade Day of Reconciliation MTB 2017 Cycle

Date: Friday, 16 December

Location: Midvaal Raceway, Meyerton

Choose between a 30km, 10km or short 5km.

Find out more here

 

33rd Annual Wobblers and Wigglers Hat Race

Date: Friday, 16 December

Location: Greenside

The road run that finishes out the Joburg racing calendar. There’s prizes for the best hat.

Find out more here

 

Western Cape

 

Twilight Run and Ride

Date: Wednesday, 6 December

Location: Anura Wine Estate

This fun ride for the whole family. Riders dress up in a Christmas theme with red themed outfits and even lights on their bikes. There will also be a trail run on offer.

Find out more here

 

Abstracted Art Crawl

Date: Saturday, 9 December

Location: Woodstock

Led by art commentator and consultant Mary Corrigall, the art crawl will start with a talk over coffee followed by visits to various local art studios.

Find out more here

 

Race2Nowhere MTB  

Date: Saturday, 9 December

Location: McGregor Wine Estate

The 1-DAY McGregor Wines Race2Nowhere is your chance to come and explore the beautiful (and challenging) trails of McGregor that forms part of the annual Ride2Nowhere, 3 Day Stage Race.

Find out more here

 

Healthy & Cool Market Day 

Date: Saturday, 9 December

Location: Noordhoek

This is a baby friendly market at the tranquil Sacred Mountain Lodge in Noordhoek. You’ll be able to access local products and services that are kind to the environment and your children’s health and wellbeing. There’s also kids and adult activities like massages, manis and more.

Find out more here

 

Paint and Sip

Date: Tuesday, 12 December

Location: Durbanville, Cape town

This event combines food and art. You’ll get a canvas, paint, brushes, a professional art lesson, a meal and a glass of wine to sip on while creating a piece of art to take home.  All proceeds raised help Call 2 Care (NPO) transform vulnerable communities in need.

Find out more here

 

Adventure Racing and Trail Running Talk [Free]

Date: Tuesday, 12 December

Location: Somerset West

Meet and listen to some of SA’s top adventure and thrill seeking athletes share their stories on epic adventures. Speakers include: Timothy Venn Fey, Linda Doke & Leo Rust.

Find out more here

 

Lomond Triathlon 

Date: Saturday, 16 December

Location: Gansbaai

Large dam, beautiful views, stunning routes between fynbos valleys is the setting for the very first Lomond Trail Run

Find out more here

 

Women’s Self-Defense and Yoga Workshop

Date: Sunday, 17 December

Location: Cape Town City Centre

TrailFitSA will be hosting an introductory Self-Defense class to equip ladies with valuable skills & knowledge to protect themselves in times of danger. It’s an hour long course followed by an hour long yoga class.

Find out more here

 

4th Street presents: Babylon #HelloSummer Picnic experience

Date: Sunday, 17 December

Location: Stellenbosch

It’s an outdoor picnic experience in the winelands complete with pools, wine and entertainment

Find out more here

 

Kids Holiday Workshops with Veld and Sea

Date: Monday, 18 December – Thursday, 22 December

Location: Cape Peninsula, Cape Town

This is a kid’s camp which aims to connect kids back to nature with plant inspired arts and crafts, foraging and harvesting ingredients for cooking and tasting, stories, nature walks, yoga and allowing lots of time for playing.

Find out more here

 

Cape Agulhas Classic Trail Run

Date: Friday, 22 December

Location: Western Cape

There are three distances to choose from – 7km, 15km and 25km

Find out more here

 

March for the Penguins

Date: Thursday, 21 December

Location: Van Dyks Bay

This is a 5km fun run in aid of the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary. Come dressed in black and white.

Find out more here

 

Yoga By Candleight

Date: Friday, 22 December

Location: Life Retreat Studio, Lourensveld Estate

Enjoy the Lourensford Market, before which you can immerse your senses in gentle movement & candlelight, followed by a blissful relaxation.

Find out more here

 

Hermanus Craft Beer Festival

Date: Friday, 22 December

Location: Hermanus

This festival will feature beer, food trucks, music and kids entertainment.

Find out more here

 

Windpomp Sjerrie Challenge

Date: Saturday, 23 December

Location: Stilbaai

This MTB consist of two distances a 50km and 100km.

Find out more here

 

Cape Agulhas MTB Classic

Date: Friday, 29 December

Location: Struis Baai

Enjoy the Agulhas region on your mountain bike during the Cape Agulhas MTB Classic, the main event of the week. For the MTB you will have four distances on offer with the routes crossing various terrains of tar, beach and off-road trails

Find out more here

 

KwaZulu Natal

 

Secret Saturday Celebrate

Date: Saturday, 9 December

Location: Durban Beachfront

It’s the final Secret session of 2017 in November.

Find out more here

 

Midmar Mile Seeding Event 

Date: Sunday, 10 December

Location: Marine Parade

The last chance to get in a Midmar Mile seeding time for 2017.

Find out more here

 

Ultra-Glow UV 5k Night Run #2             

Date: Saturday, 16 December

Location: Ladysmith

This is a family 5k run. Each runner will receive 2 Containers of UV Body paint with more paint and Glow Accessories being supplied at the run

Find out more here

 

Umdoni Forest Trail Run        

Date: Sunday, 17 December

Location: Umdoni Golf Club

Choose between a 6km and 12km run through the coastal forest, beach and rocky single track,

Find out more here

 

Umhlanga Tourism Summer Festival Trail Run/Walk 

Date: Sunday, 17 December

Location: Sibaya Casino

Choose between a 18km, 12km and 6km trail run. The terrain predominantly consists of sugar cane paths and gravel roads with plenty of scenic vantage points. Expect a few low river crossings.

Find out more here

 

Secret Sunset Christmas Time 

Date: Friday, 22 December

Location: Umhlanga

An early sunset dance session, secret sunset style.

Find out more here

 

 

Eastern Cape

 

Bestmed and the Wild Coast Sun MTB

Date: Saturday, 9 December

Location: Wild Coast Sun

A day of mountain-biking with a variety of distances and routes which will stimulate every kind of mountain-biking juice flowing in your veins.

Route options on offer are 40km and 20km as well as a 2km option for kids and 200 metre fun event for toddlers.

Find out more here

 

Drommedaris Holiday Fun Run

Date: Sunday, 17 December

Location: Jeffreys Bay

A 5km and 10km fun run.

Find out more here

 

The Dolphin Challenge

Date: Sunday, 17 December

Location: Jeffreys Bay

Choose to ride or run the beach.

Find out more here

 

The Anything That Floats

Date: Wednesday, 27 December

Location: Kenton on Sea

You will float from Bells Cove to the beach in Kenton on Sea. There will be free facilities to blow up floating devices at the starting point. CANSA will also be there ensuring all floaters are sunsafe and covered in suncreen. A percentage of our proceeds will be donated to CANSA.

Find out more here

 

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