Things to do in May 2018 [South Africa]

Things to do in May 2018 [South Africa]

Get out your diaries, here’s our picks of what to do this May

 

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

 

Gauteng

 

Tuck it! silent barre Winter Warm up

Date: Saturday, 5 May

Location: Impello, Greenside

Tuck It! silent barre classes focus on isometric strength training. A combination of postures inspired by many exercise disciplines including dance, yoga and Pilates will work the entire body from top to toe. With the Silent Disco headphones you’ll be completely emerged in the Tuck It! experience. It’s all about you.

Find out more here

 

Kiddies Photo Walk – Johannesburg Zoo 

Date: Sunday, 6 May

Location: Johannesburg Zoo

This is a guided photo walk uniquely tailored to kids’ interests, skills and attention spans.

Photo guides will show your kids the ideal angles, colours, lighting and composition, in child-friendly language and interaction.

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The Happy Wanderers Night Run 10 and 5km Trail Run  

Date: Wednesday, 9 May

Location: Wanderers Club, Illovo

A midweek night trail run.

Find out more here

 

Mothersday (Re)Treat 

Date: Saturday, 12 May

Location: Vivere Country House, Pretoria

Treat your mom to a lovely morning consisting of a 3km / 5km run or walk on the beautiful game farm of Vivere Country House just outside Pretoria. Afterwards nurture the body & mind with a 60-minute Yoga flow and Meditation followed by a delicious bubbly breakfast & a 15 minute hands / feet massage.

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37th Commemorative Jackie Meckler Race  

Date: Saturday, 12 May

Location: Pretoria Military Sportsground, Thaba Tshwane

There’s a 25km, 10km and 5km on offer. You can get entries on the race day.

Find out more here

 

Pirates 21 – The Reverse Route

Date: Sunday, 13 May

Location: Pirates Running Club, Greenside

A Pirates Road Running Club training run and FUNDRAISER in aid of our development runners. If you’ve done the Pirates Half, this is the same run in the reverse.

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FRESH TRAILS #8 Rietvlei Zoo Farm

Date: Sunday, 13 May

Location: Rietvlei Zoo Far, Johannesburg South

The 10km and 5km trail runs take place at Rietvlei Zoo Farm. The farm boasts the most tranquil settings, surrounded by natural wetlands, large willow and oak trees, natural forests and rivers.

Find out more here

 

Jill Manson Mother’s Day Floral Demo @ GardenShop Bryanst 

Date: Sunday, 13 May

Location: GardenShop Bryanston

Enjoy a special Mother’s Day event at GardenShop Bryanston. Explore floral design styles from the shores of Holland, Paris and Italy as Jill works her magic to create 3 beautiful arrangements using seasonal blooms in the most sensational way.

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Sky High Yoga Session 2

Date: Friday, 18 May

Location: Thirteen The Venu and Bar, Johannesburg

Producer/DJ Justin Miller  will be on the decks playing some radical tunes before, during and after the yoga session so expect a yoga class that will get you in the mood to dance. There will be an open bar on the evening so stick around, interact and enjoy the views of Jozi!

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RAC 10km Road Race

Date: Sunday, 20 May

Location: Old Parktonian Club, Randburg

A great 10km to test your speed.

Find out more here

 

The Color Run Benoni

Date: Sunday, 20 May

Location: Benoni Northerns Sports Club, Benoni

The happiest and most colourful 5km run on the planet happens in Benoni this month.

Find out more here

 

Wild Africa Ale Trail

Date: Saturday, 26 May

Location: Glen Afric

This is an exclusive trail run in a Private Nature Preserve. There’s a 15km, 12km, 8km and 5km route.

Find out more here

 

Ride The Rail MTB stage race

Date: Sunday, 27 May – Sunday, 3 June

Location: Johannesburg Park Station, Rissik Street

Over seven days, riders will journey from Jozi to the Cape, and along the way you will stop at specially selected destinations. The plan is to let you ride like a local, with local organisers sharing some of the best routes, knowledge, culture and hospitality.

Find out more here

 

Western Cape

 

 

Sisterhood Saturdays: Yoga and Meditation for women 

Date: Saturday, 5 May

Location: Arderne Gardens, Claremont

Sisterhood Saturdays is a movement of bringing women from all walks of life together to laugh, talk, meditate, breathe and move.

Find out more here

 

Applewood Harvest Festival & TruCape Trail Running Challenge

Date: Saturday, 5 May

Location: Applewood Preparatory School, Elgin

The morning starts with an 11km trail run followed by a 5km fun run. There’s also a market and loads of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Find out more here

 

Yo Glow

Date: Sunday, 10 May

Location: Owl & The Wolf Holistic Fitness

This Workshop will consist of a fun Vinyasa flow sequence accompanied by an entertaining upbeat playlist, body paint and visual mapping.

Find out more here

 

Plant the Rain – Urban Rainwater Harvesting

Date: Saturday, 12 May

Location: Claremont, Cape Town

This is a participatory and practical workshop where you’ll leave equipped with everything you need to implement rainwater harvesting in your own life.

Find out more here

 

Edunova Trail Relay 

Date: Saturday, 12 May

Location: Somerbosch Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

Each member of a 4-person team runs 3 loops: 1km, 3km,5km. Once each team member has completed their 3 loops they will have run 9km in total.

Find out more here

 

VWS Trail Challenge 

Date: Sunday, 13 May

Location: Groot Constantia, Cape Town

VWS Trail Challenge 2018 is designed to test the mettle of avid trail runners and causal runners (and walkers) alike. The challenge offers runners a chance to do two routes: 20km or 10km, with the race start and finish located in Deer Park, Vredehoek.

Find out more here

 

Secret Sunrise – Yoga Edition

Date: Monday, 14 May

Location: Cape Town City Bowl

Start your week with an early morning secret sunrise yoga session.

Find out more here

 

Mountain Safety Workshop with Cape Union Mart

Date: Thursday, 17 May

Location: Cape Union Mart, Canal Walk

This is an informative panel discussion with some of Cape Town’s heroes who have a passion for keeping our trails safe. You’ll learn some practical safety tips about how to avoid crime on a climb and hear about what is already being done behind the scenes to secure your safety

Find out more here

 

Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge  

Date: Saturday, 19 May

Location: Jonkershoek Mountains, Western Cape

The unrivalled alpine-like landscape of the Jonkershoek mountains makes this the most spectacular big mountain run in the Western Cape. There are 3 distances to choose from, 11km, 24km and 38km.

Find out more here

 

The Cape Town Clean Up 

Date: Saturday, 19 May

Location: Cape Town City Hall, Grand Parade

The Cape Town Clean Up will educate thousands of residents across the city of Cape Town about the impact of litter in our communities and environment while empowering people to make a difference by keeping our community and city clean. Every participant will receive bags and gloves which will be donated by PETCO, the South African PET Plastic Recycling Company.

Find out more here

 

FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN 

Date: Sunday, 20 May

Location: Woodbridge Island, Milnerton, Cape Town

This 12km road run is a flat route that takes runners through a working harbour and into a quiet city centre for a scintillating, fast and furious finish. There’s no cut off time.

Find out more here

 

Weskustoer 2018 

Date: Tuesday, 22 May -Saturday, 26 May

Location: Riebeek Valley Hotel, Riebeek West

You’ll cover 440km and climb 3000m over 4 days, starting in the Swartland and heading through the fishing villages.

Find out more here

 

Run for Life 2018 Presented by Cape Multisport Club

Date: Sunday, 27 May

Location: Willowbridge Shopping Centre

This is a self-supported trail run with a 3 hour cut off time.

Find out more here

 

Lifestyle Challenge

Date: Sunday, 27 May

Location: D’Aria Wine Estate

You have two options to this challenge, run a trail run with obstacles or skip the obstacles for just the trail run

Find out more here

 

Eastern Cape

 

Secret Sunrise East London

Date: Saturday, 5 May

Location: East London

This is the inaugural Secret Sunrise in East London. It’s described as a gathering of like-minded individuals who challenge themselves to experience new levels of radical self-expression, movement, love, connection and joy

Find out more here

 

KwaZulu Natal

 

Secret Sunrise May Yoga Event

Date: Friday, 3 May

Location: Durban

Enjoy a secret sunrise yoga session before heading off to work.

Find out more here

 

Zingela Trail Run 

Date: Saturday, 4 May

Location: Zingela, KZN

Zingela Trail Events offers a two day stage race for Mountain Bikers and Trail Runners. Choose to ride or run, or both.

Find out more here

 

Durban North CPF Fun Nite Run/Walk 

Date: Friday, 11 May

Location: Crusaders Sports Club, Durban North

Choose between a 5km and 10km run. There’s also entertainment.

Find out more here

 

Dolphin Mile Surf Swim Series #3 

Date: Sunday, 20 May

Location: Marine Surf Lifesaving Club, Marine Parade

There’s a mile and 2 mile swim option.

Find out more here

 

Sappi Karkloof Classic Trail Festival 

Date: Saturday, 26 May – Sunday, 27 May

Location: Karkloof Country Club, Howick

There are 5 different MTB distances and 3 trail distances to choose over this 2 day race weekend.

Find out more here

 

Mpumalanga

  

Pam Golding Wildlife Estate Trail Run Series

Date: Sunday, 6 May

Location: Zandspruit Bush and Aero Estate

Part of the Pam Golding Wildlife Estate Trail Run Series, the Zandspruit trail run is the second on the list. Set in the exclusive Zandspruit Bush and Aero Estate, you can enjoy the company of African fauna whilst walking or running.  You will most likely get to spot various species of game with animals like Giraffe, Kudu, and Zebra a plenty.

Find out more here

 

Selati Half Marathon

Date: Saturday, 12 May

Location: Malalane Rugby Club Next To Malalane Kruger Gate

Choose between a 21km, 10km and 5km and 2km fun run.

Find out more here

 

Free State

  

Imperani MTB Challenge

Date: Saturday, 26 May

Location: Golf Club, Fickburg

This MTB challenge offers a 60km, 40km, 25km, 15km, 8km and 2km MTB options.

Find out more here

 

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