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Things to do in January 2018 [South Africa]

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Things to do in January 2018 [South Africa]

Zissy Lewin
  • Get out your diaries, here’s our picks of what to do this January
Things to do in January 2018 [South Africa]

Looking for things to do in January? 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.




Varsity Kudus 15km

Date: Sunday, 7 January

Location: Wits University


This is the first road race of the year and signals a new year of running.

Find out more here


Redhub 2018 series for Triathletes

Date: Sunday, 7 January

Location: Cradle Moon Lodge


This offers both triathlon events and duathlon events both for casual athletes and those who want to push themselves.

Find out more here


First Aid and CPR course

Date: Saturday, 13 January

Location: The play factory, Bosburg


You can earn Discovery Vitality points for this course.

Find out more here


Greyling Trail Workshop – Johannesburg

Date: Wednesday, 17 January

Location: The Pirates Club, Greenside


Husband and wife trail running superstars Christian and Landie Greyling are hosting trail running workshops where they’ll be dishing tips on nutrition, gear and training. There is also an event in Centurion the following evening.

Find out more here


43rd Year Of The PwC George Claassen Memorial Road Race  

Date: Saturday, 20 January

Location: Farie Glen


There is a 21km, 10km and 5km which run through the peaceful suburbs of Faerie Glen.

Find out more here


Smuts Trail Run  

Date: Sunday, 21 January

Location: Irene


There are 4 distances to choose from, each varying in difficulty.

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Garbie 15km and 32km Run  

Date: Sunday, 21 January

Location: Springs


There is a 15km and 32km, the 32km is a double of the 15km which is fast and flat.

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Bennies Mile Swim

Date: Sunday, 21 January

Location: Germiston


This is an open water swim – choose to swim a mile or 800m.

Find out more here



Once in a full moon Beercycle  

Date: Wednesday, 31 January

Location: Germiston


Every full moon, Chinos hosts a great night ride under the full moon that will start and end at Beerhaus Bavaria.

The slowest riders are paced to the “playground” where the racers can go have fun and push themselves while the rest of us sit and enjoy a well-deserved pitstop. The pitstop will have a surprise for everyone.

Find out more here


Western Cape


Sunlit Souls – Yoga, Electronic Music & Wine Festival

Date: Saturday,6 January

Location: Constantia Nek


This is a yoga, Electronic Music & Wine festival nestled on the very top of Constantia Nek, where a hidden sanctuary lies and a 10 hour feel good, Summer festival will unfold.

Find out more here


Winelands Yogathlon

Date: Sunday,7 January

Location: Delvera Farm, R44, Stellenbosch


This Yogathlon starts out with a 7km or 12.5km run, followed by a 45 minute yoga session and ends off with some meditation.

Find out more here


Trail Running for Beginners

Date: Wednesday,10 January

Location: Canal Walk


An informative evening that will give you all you need to know about trail running etiquette with K-Way Athlete Wesley Sweetnamas. The evening wraps up with a panel of experienced trail runners who will chat about beginner running groups

Find out more here


Sunset Yoga, Champagne & Canapés

Date: Friday, 12 January

Location: Llandudno Beach


End the week with a sunset Vinyasa Yoga flow with a 180 degree ocean view

Find out more here


Healing with Crystals and Gems  

Date: Saturday, 20 January

Location: Life Retreat Studio, Lourensford Wine Estate


Crystals are having their moment and this workshop will teach you everything you need to know about crystals, chakras and you’ll leave with your very own crystals to use.

Find out more here


Cape Summer Trail Series 1

Date: Sunday, 21 January

Location: Lebanon Forest, Elgin Valley


This is the first race in the four-part summer trail series in the Western Cape. You can do just one or all four, which take place in different locations. There’s also a run on the 30th of January.

Find out more here


Ride and Run at Dirtopia

Date: Sunday, 21 January

Location: Delvera Farm, Stellenbosch


This is a 20km MTB and 7.5km run through the vineyards with plenty views.

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Transbreede Ultra  

Date: Saturday, 27 January

Location: Du Toitskloof Wines


The route will comprise of trails in Rawsonville, Slanghoek Valley and Bainskloof. The route will traverse over great single tracks, vineyard roads and mountainous areas.


Find out more here


KwaZulu Natal


PDAC 25km Run & Walk

Date: Sunday, 28 January

Location: Pinetown


It’s a 25km run and there will be coffee and tea for all participants.

Find out more here




Hormone Reset Diet Masterclass

Date: Saturday, 20 January

Location: Nelspruit


This masterclass will show you how to reset and balance your 7 metabolic hormones so that you feel energised, shed a few kilos and learn how to stabilise your hormones through nutrition, movement and a healthy mindset.

Find out more here

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