Things to do in November 2017 [South Africa]

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

Get out your diaries, here’s our picks of what to do in November 2017

 

Looking for things to do in November? 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

 

TEDxLytteltonWomen 2017 – WOMANOMICS

Date: Thursday, 2 November

Location: LemonJack Theatre, Raslouw Centurion

 

TEDxLytteltonWomen is an annually organized TEDWomen event curated under license from TED. The theme of this event is WOMANOMICS, positioning women as the BRIDGE to unlocking Africa’s potential. During 3 sessions, 10 speakers will speak to this theme.

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Wild Dog Night Run

Date: Friday, 3 November

Location: The Pretoria Zoo

 

End your week with a 4km and 8km run or walk around the Pretoria Zoo.

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PopUpGym Sandton City Rooftop

Date: Saturday, 4 November

Location: Sandton City Rooftop

 

The first ever PopUp Gym Rooftop workout includes a jam packed line up. The line up includes Yoga with Caralicious, Aerobics with Inge, a workout by Queen Fitnass, and Gumboot dancing.  Every participant will also get VIP access to the Two Icons Tour

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Suits and Sneakers 6

Date: Thursday, 16 November

Location: Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre, Hyde Park

 

The Suits & Sneakers main events are similar to TED Talks. This event will feature three speakers, each talking for 30 minutes. There are both free tickets and VIP tickets.

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Women in Tech for Good Breakfast

Date: Friday, 17 November

Location: 44 Stanley Avenue

 

This is a breakfast to celebrate global Entrepreneurship Week and the fact that there are incredible women doing incredible things in the technology and social impact spaces. You will be able to hear from South Africa’s leading female technologists and entrepreneurs.

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Yoga & Make your own dreamcatcher

Date: Friday, 17 November

Location: The Space Yoga & Fitness Studio, Pretoria

 

This evening starts with as invigorating vinyasa flow class followed by a short 10 minute meditation.

Once you are relaxed, Vera from VB creations will lead the arts and crafts class by helping and showing you how to create your own stunning DREAMCATCHER.

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24th Tom Jenkins Challenge

Date: Saturday, 18 November

Location: Pretoria Union Buildings

 

This road race consists of a 21km and 10km.

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GINovation Trail Run

Date: Saturday, 25 November

Location: Lion and Safari Park

 

This is a two-hour event consisting of 5 different distance options. At the end there will be a Gin tasting and each participant gets a beautiful gin glass, and tasters.

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The 49th Muller Potgieter Road Race

Date: Saturday, 25 November

Location: Military Sport Club, Hendrik Potgieter Road, Thaba Tshwane

 

There is a 21km, 10km and 5km fun run on offer. The time limit is 3 hours.

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Gin and Tonic Festival

Date: Sunday, 26 November

Location: The Neighbourgoods Market

 

With over 20 distillers showcasing their craft, the line-up will include industry favourites as well as exciting new entrants to the ever-bubbling gin scene, making this the benchmark Gin and Tonic festival for the country’s gin lovers.

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RAC Tough One 32km

Date: Sunday, 26 November

Location: Old Parktonian Club, Randburg

 

This is one of the toughest road races in the Gauteng calendar consisting of 32km of tough hills. Save your legs for the second half which is tougher. There’s also a fun 5km.

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Land Rover Midrand Rover Run

Date: Sunday, 26 November

Location: Central Park Trails, Modderfontein

 

This scenic trail run consists of Hard Pack Single Track, Jeep Track and Savvanah Grass. There are 3 options: a 30km, 13km and 5km run. All finishers receive a special Land Rover Finisher Medal.

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Western Cape

 

TEDxStellenboschWomen

Date: Friday, 3 November

Location: Pulp Cinema, Neelsie Student Centre, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch

 

TEDxStellenboschWomen is organizes by the TEDxStellenbosch team and brings to you ideas worth sharing from within and around the community.

The event will include a Live streaming session from the TEDWomen conference as well as live speakers, under the theme “Bridges”.

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Falke Full Moon Hike

Date: Saturday, 4 November

Location: Delvera Farm, Stellenbosch

 

This is a relaxed  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.

A spectacular sunset with stunning views of the winelands and even Table Mountain awaits at the top, while participants can enjoy light snacks on top of Klapmutskop while watch the full moon rise.

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Veld and Sea Coastal Foraging

Date: Saturday, 4 November

Location: Beach + the Veld and Sea Classroom in Cape Point

 

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

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Cape Town Swim and Run

Date: Saturday, 4 November

Location: Milnerton Lighthouse

 

Swim and Run 2 of the best beaches in Cape Town, in this event that offers various distances for different abilities. There’s also another swim and run on the 26th at Camps Bay.

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Wine Walk to Warwick

Date: Sunday 5 November

Location: Delvera Farm, Stellenbosch

 

This is a monthly event which consists of walking to different vineyards to taste wine. This is a relaxed event with lots of socializing and so that you can enjoy the vineyards, wineland scenery and Stellenbosch outdoors

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Hike and Yoga

Date: Sunday 5 November

Location: Giba George

 

You can choose to do both a vinyasa yoga class followed by a hike or only the hike

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Grinder MTB Challenge

 

Date: Saturday, 11 November

Location: Welgelegen 4X4 Farm, Stellenbosch

 

This is a 6 hours of MTB lap riding. Each lap is 6km and you do as many as you can within 6 hours.

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Delheim Outdoor Weekend

Date: Saturday, 11 November  – Sunday, 12 November

Location: Delheim Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

 

This two day event offers trail running on the first day and MTB on the second day.

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Women’s self defense and Yoga workshop

Date: Sunday, 12 November

Location: 58th avenue, Wynberg, Cape Town

 

This is a one-hour introductory self-defence course for women, giving them valuable skills to be able to protect themselves. It will be followed by a yoga class.

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The Colour Run

Date: Saturday, 18 November

Location: Green Point, Cape Town

 

This is touted as the happiest 5km on the planet; which includes running through paint stations which colour you in a rainbow.

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Impi Challenge #4 CT

Date: Saturday, 18 November – Sunday, 19 November

Location: Wiesenhof

 

This is an obstacle course trail run set in natural surroundings. There are four distance options – 1km, 5km, 10km and 18km

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Pilates Pop Up Class at Modern Heirloom

Date: Saturday, 25 November

Location: Overgaauw Wine Estate; Vlottenburg

 

An outdoor pilates session you can enjoy in between shopping.

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Plett Wine and Bubbly Festival

Date: Saturday, 25 November – Sunday, 26 November

Location: Central Beach, Plett

 

Enjoy more than 30 different wines from 9 local producers in Plett. Eat local and drink local, and drink local bubblies. Great news for food and wine lovers along the Garden Route and beyond

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FALKE Blooming Trail Run

Date: Sunday, 26 November

Location: L’Avenir Farm

 

This beautiful & famous wine estate near Stellenbosch is the perfect host for a 6km and 11km Trail Run, with great views and scenery. Run between the vineyards with fun single track and jeep track sections of various terrain.

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KwaZulu Natal

 

Ultra Glow 5k Night Run

Date: Saturday, 4 November

Location: Ladysmith Country Club, Ladysmith

 

This is a fun 5km night run and you get a 2 free containers of UV paint and more paint/glow accessories to dress up. There’s also an after party.

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Gooderson Monks Cowl MTB & Trail Running Challenge      

Date: Saturday, 4 November – Sunday, 5 November

Location: Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort

 

Run or Cycle along single track and farm roads through the beautiful grasslands and wooded areas. Expect to come across bridges and dams along the route. The trail run is on Saturday, followed by the MTB on Sunday.

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South Coast Series #4

Date: Sunday, 12 November

Location: Lake Eland Nature Reserve

 

Powered by the Burry Stander Foundation, this cycling race offers 3 routes to choose from. All offer excellent and picturesque cycling to be enjoyed as you cycle along single track and gravel roads in the Lake Eland Nature Reserve.

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Secret Sunrise Yoga

Date: Tuesday, 14 November

Location: Durban

 

This is a silent yoga sunrise session in the secret sunrise fashion.

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Tafta Trail Run

Date: Sunday, 19 November

Location: Virginia Preparatory School

 

Ideal for the fit and not so fit, young and old. This is a fun run and will not be timed. The route is predominantly single track through the pristine Virgina Nature Bush Trails with stream crossings. Choose between 4km and 8km.

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Ocean Heroes Swim

Date: Sunday, 19 November

Location: North Beach, Durban

 

This is a 1.5km swim. There will be two routes – one for good weather conditions and the second for windy weather.

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Esjay 10km Run

Date: Saturday, 25 November

Location: Giba George

 

This is a 10km run which includes bridges, single track and rivers. There will be children’s entertainment as well.

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Eston Xmas Classic

Date: Sunday, 26 November

Location: Virginia Trails Farm

 

The event caters for the whole family, with mountain bike (40km, 20km and 10km) and trail runs (18km and 8km) available for both competitive and social participants. There is also a 6km Big Farm Walk.

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Mpumalanga

 

Elandskoof Trout Run

Date: Saturday, 25 November

Location: Elandsoof Trout Farm, Dulstroom

 

Choose between three distances, a 21km, 10km and 4.9km.

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Mankele Challenge Final  MTB

Date: Saturday, 25 November

Location: Mankele Mountain Biking

 

There are four route distances – 65km, 34km, 22km and an easy 15km.

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Free State

 

Medihelp Cherry MTB Challenge

Date: Saturday, 18 November

Location: Ficksburg Golf Club Park

 

This popular race takes riders through some of the best single tracks in the country. The race also provides you with lots of diversity between jeep track and single tracks, a lot of climbing, superfast downhills and challenging technical sections along the river.

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