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Things to do in March 2018 [South Africa]

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Things to do in March 2018 [South Africa]

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

Looking for things to do in March? 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 Click here.

 

Gauteng

 

Suits & Sneakers: Introduction to Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies with Ran Neu-Ner

Date: Thursday, 1 March

Location: BMW Joburg City Auto, Johannesburg

 

This is an event if you’re interested in understanding of how blockchain and cryptocurrencies work. Ran Neu-Ner will be taking you through the basics and technicalities involved in blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

Find out more here

 

Food Truck Fridays

Date: Friday, 2 March

Location: Wanderer’s Club

 

If you’re a fan of food trucks this monthly pop up showcase of food trucks from across the country is for you.

Find out more here

 

Medihelp Sunrise Monster 

Date: Saturday, 3 March

Location: Groenkloof, Pretoria

 

There is a 32km, 10km and 5km on offer. It’s called the sunrise monster as it starts at sunrise and makes runners run through a tough and undulating course. Race Day entries will be available.

Find out more here

 

Planet Fitness Workout Party 

Date: Saturday, 3 March

Location: Nelson Mandela Square

 

This is an outdoor fitness party which includes a full program of workouts from yoga to Zumba to Bollywood fusion.

Find out more here

 

 Origin Coffee Cupping JHB

Date: Saturday, 3 March

Location: Origin Coffee Shop, Maboneng

 

An event for coffee lovers, you’ll learn how to taste coffee like the pros and the different origins and characteristics of coffee.

Find out more here

 

THUHC Hike 36

Date: Sunday, 4 March

Location: Modderfontein Reserve

 

This is an easy and scenic 5km hike around the river in the Modderfontein Reserve.

Find out more here

 

Raspberry Picking Day 

Date: Sunday, 4 March

Location: The Field Berry Farm, De Deur

 

Enjoy a morning of raspberry picking and a demonstration of how to make your own raspberry jam.

Find out more here

 

Owl Night Run  

Date: Wednesday, 7 March

Location: Irene Country Club, Centurion

 

There’s a 10km and 5km route. A headlamp is mandatory.

Find out more here

 

Go Health Inspire Fitness 

Date: Saturday, 10 March

Location: GO Health Club, Sandton

 

This event consists of a range of heart-pumping 45-minute structured GO Cycle, GO Box and Yoga classes for all types of gym goers and fitness trend setters looking for exciting new ways to exercise and meet like-minded people.

Find out more here

 

Fitreat Breathe

Date: Saturday, 10 March

Location: Muldersdrift

 

This is a women’s only event which includes a nourishing breakfast, yoga, lunch, movement workshops and more.

Find out more here

 

FRESH TRAILS #7 Fort Klapperkop 

Date: Sunday, 11 March

Location: Fort Klapperkop, Pretoria

 

There are 3 distances to choose from in this trail run. It’s a circular route that starts and ends in Fort Klapperkop, the third fort erected just before the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer War. The route winds around the top of Klapperkop, to give you the bird’s eye view of the city. There will also be food stalls, refreshments, exhibitors and entertainers.

Find out more here

 

Secret Sunrise PTA Wild West 

Date: Sunday, 11 March

Location: Vegan SA Fair Market, Pretoria

 

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

 

Swim4Life 3km and 1000m 

Date: Sunday, 18 March

Location: East Rand Speed Boat Club, Benoni

 

This is the last open water swim race of the season for Gauteng.

Find out more here

 

The Tornado Trail  

Date: Sunday, 18 March

Location:  nt’Shonalanga

 

Choose between 4 distances- 21km, 15km, 10km and 5km.

Find out more here

 

Superwomen Run 

Date: Saturday, 24 March

Location:  Randburg

 

Hosted by the women’s running club Catch Me If You Can, this run is a fun 5km or 8km route for women only.

Find out more here

 

Merrell Autumn Night Run powered by Black Diamond 

Date: Tuesday, 27 March

Location:  Delta Café, Delta Park

 

A fun night run through Delta Park.

Find out more here

 

Western Cape

 

Two Oceans Aquarium SEA Team Movie Night

Date: Friday, 2 March

Location: Two Oceans Aquarium

 

This event is being held in aid of Shark Spotters and the Little Optimist Trust. There will be a viewing of the documentary ‘Optimist’, about Greg Bertish, his daring journey on a very small boat, and the bacteria that nearly killed him three times! There will be a Q&A with Greg after the screening.

Find out more here

 

Yohga – a mindful movement and eating event 

Date: Saturday, 3 March

Location: Pipe Track, Table Mountain

 

This is a morning event centred around mindful movement and high vibrational food. The flow class will be taught by Juli Grant and a plant-based feast and mindful eating talk created for you by Melissa Delport.

Find out more here

 

Yoga For Golfers

Date: Monday, 5 March

Location: Life Retreat Studio, Somerset West

 

A class that connects the benefits of yoga to golfing and how it can help you.

Find out more here

 

Constantia Village K-Way 15km Road Race and 15km League Walk

Date: Saturday, 10 March

Location: Constantia

 

Hosted by K-Way VOB, the route for the annual 15km Road Race and League walk shows off the splendour of some of the most scenic routes of the city.

Find out more here

 

Cape Town World Naked Bike Ride 2018 

Date: Saturday, 10 March

Location: Zonnebloem, Cape Town

 

The World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is an international clothing-optional bike ride in which participants plan, meet and ride together en masse on human-powered transport (the vast majority on bicycles, but some on skateboards and inline skates), to “deliver a vision of a cleaner, safer, body-positive world.”

Find out more here

 

Fifty Shades Greywater – Reusing Waste Water 

Date: Saturday, 10 March

Location: Surrey, Cape Town

 

This is a participatory and practical workshop where you’ll be taught how to implement a grey water system to handle kitchen and bathroom sink, laundry and shower water, plus more.

Find out more here

 

Greenpop Reforest Fest Family Weekend   

Date: Friday, 16 March – Sunday, 18 March

Location: Platbos Forest

 

This weekend festival brings the whole family back to nature. You’ll camp out under the stars, meet people and eat around the campfires. There’s also a host of activities including tree-planting, educational activities and workshops including guided forest walks, yoga, informative talks, arts and crafts and puppet shows. Their Friends Weekend will be from 23-25 March

Find out more here

 

Harvest Trail Run 

Date: Sunday, 18 March

Location: Morgenhof Wine Estate Simonsberg Conservancy, Stellenbosch

 

The first FALKE series trail run for the year, this trail run goes through Morgenhof. Morgenhof is one of the oldest estates with beautiful peacocks roaming the estate and incredible views of the Winelands.

Find out more here

 

Coastal Forage 

Date: Sunday, 18 March

Location: Veld and Sea, Cape Town

 

This course will introduce you to some of our local edible seaweeds, explore the magical world of rock pools, meet like-minded people, learn how to sustainably harvest and prepare your macro-algae and shellfish, make various recipes together that will end in a feast.

Find out more here

 

Tyger Run/Walk 

Date: Wednesday, 21 March

Location: Tyger Valley Shopping Centre

 

If you like to start public holidays with some exercise you can choose between a 21km, 10km and 5km run.

Find out more here

 

Human Rights Day fun run & music festival 

Date: Wednesday, 21 March

Location: Stellenbrau Brewery, Stellenbosch

 

A 5km fun run followed by an ice cold beer.

Find out more here

 

The Giant Pumpkin Festival

Date: Friday, 23 March – Saturday, 24 March

Location: Heidelberg, Western Cape

 

The festival will celebrate, the Largest Pumpkins in South Africa and also host a Golf Day, Running Race, MTB race and an Ox Braai with Live Music and dance.

Find out more here

 

SPAR Women’s Challenge 2018 

Date: Sunday, 25 March

Location: Bellville Velodrome

 

This is part of the SPAR women’s series which involves 10km runs around the country.

Find out more here

 

Full Moon Hike

Date: Friday, 30 March – Saturday 31 March

Location: Delvera Farm, Stellenbosch

 

Brought to you by Dirtopia and FLAKE, this full moon hike is a chilled 9,75km hike on a marked circle route through the vineyards, traversing the majestic Yellow Wood forest to the top of Klapmutskop in the heart of the Greater Simonsberg Conservancy.

Find out more here

 

Eastern Cape

 

Secret Sunrise Flower Power

Date: Saturday, 3 March

Location: Hobie Beach, Port Elisabeth

 

Join this group fitness and music class outside for an early morning wakeup.

Find out more here

 

KwaZulu Natal

 

Secret Saturday Heart Leads the Way

Date: Saturday, 3 March

Location: Durban

 

It’s an early morning dance session brought to you by Secret Sunrise Durban.

Find out more here

 

aQuellé Epworth Mudman

Date: Sunday, 4 March

Location: Albert Falls Dam

 

This is part of the Mudman series which involves a swim, run and cycle. There’s also another Mudman race taking place on the 18th of March at Midmar.

Find out more here

 

CHOC Neon 5km Trail Run/Walk 

Date: Friday, 16 March

Location: Giba Gorge MTB Park

 

This is a 5km night run in aide of CHOC.

Find out more here

 

Route Six 2 Two Trails 

Date: Saturday, 24 March – Sunday, 25 March

Location: Oaksprings Farm, Mooi River

 

The big events are the MTB and trail runs. Aside from that there will also be skeet shooting and beach volleyball.

Find out more here

 

Ulintaba Extreme Mtb & Road Race 

Date: Saturday, 31 March – Sunday, 1 April

Location: Vulintaba Country Estate & Hotel

 

There is the MTB races on Saturday, and the road races on Sunday. Aside from the races there will be beer tents, live entertainment, kids activities, golf, stalls and more.

Find out more here

 

Limpopo

 

Ballet in the Bush

Date: Saturday, 10 March

Location: Legend Golf & Safari Resort

 

The world first Ballet in the Bush is back for its fourth year at Legend Golf & Safari Resort. International ballet dancers will be gracing the stage and raising funds for The Rhino Orphanage & the Training Teachers in Townships Program.

Find out more here

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