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Things to do in July 2017 [South Africa]

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Things to do in July 2017 [South Africa]

Zissy Lewin
  • Get out your diaries, here’s our picks of what to do in July
Things to do in July 2017 [South Africa]

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




Art-jamming Melrose Arch Holiday Programme

Date: Monday, 3 July – Friday, 21 July

Location: Melrose Arch, Johannesburg

The Art-jamming holiday program offers two 2 hour workshops a day focusing on art, music and movement.

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Impello presents Ignite 1: Ran Neu-Ner Edition

Date: Tuesday, 4 July

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 first event will have entrepreneur Ran Neu Ner giving a talk labeled, “Kill The Dog” – about effective leadership for high-level individuals.

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Baby Wearing Dance Classes

Date: Thursday, 6 July

Location: Thrupps Centre, Illovo, Johannesburg

A dance class you can do while holding your baby. New moms get in a good workout and time to socialize while babies get stimulation. There’s also a class on the 13th if you can’t make this one.

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SweatCamp Session

Date: Saturday, 8 July

Location: GOG Lifestyle Park, Johannesburg

SweatCamp is one-hour body based training sessions followed by refreshments and snacks.

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GRIT Self Defence Workshop for women

Date: Saturday, 8 July

Location: Bryanston, Johannesburg

The GRIT workout for ladies is designed to be fun and a bit of a workout.

You will leave this session feeling empowered, with practical techniques and an expanded awareness of how to be safe

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Northgate Shopping Centre 10km and 50km

Date: Sunday, 9 July

Location: Northgate Shopping Centre, Northriding

This is a popular road race that’s one lap and mostly flat, allowing for a winter PB.

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Gajiga Run

Date: Saturday, 15 July

Location: Big Red Barn

This is a 5km fun run which includes 7 inflatable obstacles for a race experience unlike any other.

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THUHC Super Hero’s 1 Hike

Date: Sunday, 16 July

Location: Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens

This is a Superhero themed hike around the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens. If you bring some pet food with you, it will be donated to pet shelters.

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Belly Dance Class [FREE]

Date: Thursday, 20 July

Location: Randburg, Johannesburg

If you’ve ever wanted to try belly dancing, this is your chance to try out a class for free.

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702 Walk the Talk

Date: Sunday, 23 July

Location: Marks Park Sports Club

The annual 702 Walk the Talk takes place this month. Entries are capped at 50 000 and there are park and ride facilities.

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Chillout Challenge

Date: Friday, 28 July

Location: Rivonia Road, Sandton

Enter a team of 6 swimmers/players, name your team and take the plunge to see how many lengths your team can swim and how many goals you can put at the back of the water polo net.

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Date: Saturday, 29 July

Location: Emperors Palace, Kempton Park

FitFest brings you the latest trends in the International Fitness Industry. You’ll be able to experience 7 new and different fitness classes.

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GautengTrail Clinic  

Date: Saturday, 29 July – Sunday. 30 July

Location: Walter Sisulu Botanic Gardens

This is a two-day trail clinic featuring an interactive program with 3 coaches. The aim is to improve your running and entry includes food, goodie bags, foot assessment and prize draws.

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Western Cape


Art-jamming V&A Waterfront Holiday Programme

Date: Monday, 3 July – Friday, 21 July

Location: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

The Art-jamming holiday program offers two 2 hour workshops a day focusing on art, music, and movement.

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July school holiday creative workshops for 8-14 year olds

Date: Monday, 3 July – Friday, 21 July

Location: Pinelands, Cape Town

Limited to just 6 kids per session, this holiday creative workshop is run by professional artist Karyn Reynolds. It’s held in a sunny studio with a beautiful gardens, giving your child a chance to explore their creativity.

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Knysna Oyster Festival

Date: Friday, 7 July – Sunday, 16 July

Location: Knysna

The Knysna Oyster Festival is set to go despite the devastating fires. It’s a great time to head to Knysna and support the local businesses. There are lots to do for the entire family, including the Big 5 Sports Challenge.

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Moyo Kirstenbosch Budgetarian Dinner Buffet

Date: Friday, 7 July

Location: Newlands, Cape Town

Every Friday evening this month, Moyo is hosting a dinner buffet, budgetarian style. It’s a great way to enjoy a gourmet meal out without a huge price tag.

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Urban foraging and cooking in Cape Town

Date: Saturday, 8 July

Location: Walmer Estate, Cape Town

Spend 6 hours with expert forager Charlie Standing, and discover all of Cape Town’s wild growing edible treasures. The day starts with a talk on foraging and how to know where to look and what to look for. After foraging for ingredients you then get to turn them into a 3-course feast.

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Keep it Clean – Soap Making Workshop

Date: Saturday, 8 July

Location: Claremont, Cape Town

If you’ve ever wanted to make your own soap, this is the workshop to go to. You’ll learn the basics plus get to make your own soap you can take home.

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PopUp Pilates at Auto Atlantic BMW [FREE]

Date: Monday, 10 July – 28 July

Location: Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town

From the 10th – 28th July, every weekday you can pop into the Auto Atlantic BMW for a free one-hour Pilates class.

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Knysna Trail Clinic  

Date: Thursday, 13 July

Location: Simola Estate, Knysna

This one-day trail clinic features 6 speakers who will share advice and tips to improve your running. It’s hosted by Trail Magazine and includes lunch and chances to win.

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Secret Sunrise Southern Peninsula

Date: Saturday, 15 July

Location: Noordhoek Common, Cape Town

Start your morning with an hour-long electric dance session, secret sunrise style.

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Salomon Bastille Day Trail Run

Date: Saturday, 15 July

Location: Franschhoek Mountains

A trail run that usually sells out you can choose between 50km, 35km, 25km and 15km. After your run, you can join the Bastille festival.

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Winter Tots Circus Camp

Date: Monday, 17 July – Friday, 21 July

Location: Zip Zap Circus, Cape Town CBD

Zip Zap Circus Camp is designed to introduce children to circus techniques through games and play in a safe space where students can experience new adventures, different circus techniques and receive encouragement in a non-competitive, nurturing environment.

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Cape Winter Trail Series

Date: Sunday, 23 July

Location: Paul Culver Estate

The Cape Town Trail Series kicks off this month and continues every Sunday until 12 August.

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Stellenbosch MTB Challenge

Date: Sunday, 30 July

Location: De Hoop Nature Reserve

This is one of South Africa’s largest one-day mountain bike events. It is renowned for its challenging and picturesque Wineland routes. There are a number of routes to choose from depending on your level – starting with a 15km kids fun ride all the way up to a 75km invitation only race.

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KwaZulu Natal


What The Health – Durban Premier

Date: Friday, 7 July

Location: Berea, Durban

The Fry Family Food Co. along with Paragon Fitness invites you to the South African premiere of What The Health – the much-anticipated follow-up to the award-winning movie Cowspiracy.

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The iSimangaliso Trail Challenge

Date: Friday, 7 July – Sunday. 9 July

Location: iSimangliso Wetland Park, KZN

This is the inaugural iSimangaliso trail challenge takes place in South Africa’s first Heritage site – the iSimangliso Wetland Park. It’s a three stage trail run consisting of a 6km, 37km and 38km stage.

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PopUpGym Suncoast

Date: Saturday, 8 July

Location: Marine Parade, Durban

The PopUp Gym is coming to Durban for the first time. You’ll be able to enjoy a fusion of aerobics, dance routines, yoga and boxing, all soundtracked to unique ‘silent disco’ wireless headphones during the workout session. Monique Human will also be joining Letshego and Khethiwe to lead the kid’s program.

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Mandela Day Yoga and Beach Clean Up [FREE]

Date: Sunday, 16 July

Location: Snell Parade, Durban

Join hands with KZN Beach Cleanup and Just Breathe Yoga on Sunday the 16th of July 2017 to celebrate Mandela Day in a massive beach clean-up.

Afterward kick back with Mags for a free yoga session on the lawn at Bike and Bean. Your bag of trash is your entrance fee.

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Totalsports Women’s Race

Date: Sunday, 16 July

Location: Kings Park Athletic Track

The Durban edition of this popular race series is this month and offers both a 10km and 5km option.

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Dolphin Mile Swim Series #7

Date: Sunday, 23 July

Location: Marine Surf Lifesaving Club, Marine Parade

It’s #7 in this swim series and acts as a seeding event for Midmar

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Imfolozi MTB Challenge

Date: Saturday, 29 July

Location: Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve

This is a grueling 55km mountain bike challenge that runs its course through the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, home of the Big Five and the African Wild Dog.

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Eastern Cape


MERRELL Winter Night Run presented by Black Diamond

Date: Wednesday, 5 July

Location: Norm Hudlin Trails, Port Elizabeth

This is a midweek 5km and 8km trail run. Come dressed as bright and colorful as you want to stand a chance to win.

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Winter Wellness Weekend

Date: Friday, 7 July – Sunday, 9 July

Location: Sunday’s River Valley, Eastern Cape

This weekend is focused on growth, reflection, and yoga. However, participants have enough space to take time out and explore the surrounding areas themselves.

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2017 Endurade JBayX 3-stage Trail Run

Date: Saturday, 22 July – Sunday. 23 July

Location: Jeffrey’s Bay, Eastern Cape

The J-BayX is unique in concept, entailing 3 individual 20Km Trail Runs, all starting 12-hours apart, showcasing the best of the Jeffrey’s Bay area. The total distance covered will be just over 60km and will surely test the ‘mettle’ & endurance of all participants

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PE Trail Series 1of 4

Date: Sunday. 23 July

Location: Sacramento Nature Reserve

This is the first of the 4 races in the Eastern Cape edition of the Trail Series. This trail offers a 5km and 10km route with some challenging beach areas and technical boulders.

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Mozma’s Trading 21k, 10k & 5k

Date: Saturday, 15 July

Location: White River Rugby Club

This is a difficult out and back race run half on tar and half on a dirt road.

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