Things to do in April 2017 [South Africa]

Things to do in April 2017 [South Africa]

Get out your diaries, here’s our picks of things to do in April

 

Looking for things to do in April? 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.

 

For workshops, obstacle races, trail, festivals and more read on…

 

Gauteng

 

S&S FIXED: Brad Shorkend – We are still human [FREE]

Date: Wednesday, 5 April

Location: Impello, Greenside

This Suits & Sneakers Fixed event is a small talk, led by Brad Shorkend who’ll be discussing human interaction in a digital world. To find out more about Suits & Sneakers click here and to find out about founder, Mark Sham click here.

Find out more here

 

Caralishious Sunset Yoga Fusion

Date: Friday, 7 April

Location: Jacksons Real Food Market Rooftop, Bryanston

Hosted by Cara-Lisa Sham, this energising Yoga Fusion flow class combines cardio, body conditioning, yoga and Pilates into one synergistic workout. If you can’t make this one there’s another one on the 23rd.

Find out more here

 

The Cradle Mountain Trophy

Date: Saturday, 8 April – Sunday, 9 April

Location: Maropeng

This is the 8th edition of this two day MTB event.

Find out more here

 

Alan Robb 32km and 15km

Date: Sunday, 9 April

Location: Germiston

Hosted by the Germiston Callies, this road race is run in honour of Comrades winner Alan Robb. The 15km is relatively flat and the 32km incorporates hills.

Find out more here

 

Old Mutual Joberg2C

Date: Friday, 21 April – Saturday, 29 April

Location: From Heidelberg to Scottburgh

This week long MTB stage race totals 900km of mountain biking and goes through 4 provinces. The 2017 race is fully booked, but you can sign up for 2018.

Find out more here

 

Emperors Palace Classic

Date: Saturday, 22 April – Sunday, 23 April

Location: Emperors Palace

Billed as “the race of dreams”, the event’s offering is stunning and includes both road riders and mountain bikers. The racing starts with the 25km and 50km MTB races on the Saturday, followed by the 48km and 98km road races the following day. There’s also a kids race.

Find out more here

 

Trinity Sports Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon Sprint Series

Date: Sunday, 23 April

Location: Ekurhuleni Municipal Park, Germiston Lake

Trinity Sports Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon Sprint Series has races for every age starting at 8 years old all the way up to seniors.

Find out more here

 

32nd Annual Gandhi Walk

Date: Sunday, 23 April

Location: Ekurhuleni Municipal Park, Germiston Lake

This is a 12km and 6km fun run for health and unity. This year’s run is in honour of Ahmed Kathrada.

Find out more here

 

Bottomless Craft Beer Fest

Date: Sunday, 30 April

Location: Soweto Equestrian Centre, Soweto

If you like beer and people this is the festival for you.

Find out more here

 

Western Cape

 

Creating Water Resilience

Date: Saturday, 8 April

Location: Lithos Wine Farm, Western Cape

This water saving course will teach you how to save rain water, build your own grey water system as well as products that are friendly on the soil and plants in your garden.

Find out more here

 

ITrail Girl 2 Day Run

Date: Saturday, 8 April – Sunday, 9 April

Location: Wilderness, Western Cape

This Women Only Trail Run Event takes place in the Garden Route. It’s strictly woman and girls only and there’s a special category for moms and daughters.

Find out more here

 

Lighthouse to Lighthouse MTB

Date: Saturday, 8 April – Sunday, 9 April

Location: Danger Point Lighthouse, Gansbaai

This race is open to only 250 riders and totals 200km over the 2 days. The route tries to follow the trail that the old wagons used almost a century ago to supply paraffin to the lighthouses.

Find out more here

 

Bootcamp & Yoga Combo

Date: Sunday, 9 April

Location: Wynberg, Western Cape

Led by 3 different fitness instructors this 2 hour event combine bootcamp classes with yoga.

Find out more here

 

Impi Challenge 2017 #1

Date: Saturday, 8 April – Sunday, 9 April

Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape

The popular obstacle race has 3 options depending on your level – a 5km, 10km and 18km.

Find out more here

 

BUCO Cairnbrogie Easter Trail Run

Date: Saturday, 15 April

Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape

All trail routes follow cattle paths, via fynbos filled kloofs and take runners just passed the ocean (you may even spot wales). There are 3 routes – an 18km, 12km and 5km.

Find out more here

 

36ONE MTB Challenge

Date: Saturday, 22 April – Sunday, 23 April

Location: Oudtshoorn, Western Cape

The 36ONE MTB Challenge offers everyone who enjoys cycling a chance to participate in the ultimate single-stage mountain bike race in South Africa.

Find out more here

 

Barrels & Beards Harvest Festival

Date: Saturday, 22 April – Sunday, 23 April

Location: Barton Vineyards, Western Cape

This festival celebrates the new harvest of Bot River wine  and it includes a dinner and wine tasting.

Find out more here

 

Cell C Day of the Races

Date: Sunday, 23 April

Location: Green Point Athletics Stadium, Western Cape

This is a 5km fun run with a BIG difference. It’s brought to you by Reebok is all about fun, friends and fitting it.

Find out more here

 

KwaZulu Natal

 

Dolphin Mile Surf Swim Series #1

Date: Sunday, 9 April

Location: Marine Surf Lifesaving Club, Marine Parade

This is the start of a Dolphin Mile Surf Swim Series events and count as a Midmar seeding event. There’s also a swim on the 23 April.

Find out more here

 

Compendium Sunday Tribune Hill 2 Hill

Date: Saturday, 15 April – Monday, 17 April

Location: Durban Shongweni Club, Outer West Durban

Said to be the Comrades of mountain biking, The Compendium Hill 2 Hill MTB Marathon is the only one-day mountain bike marathon between the cities of Pietermaritzburg and Durban.

There is also a smaller MTB event as well as a trail run on the Monday.

Find out more here

 

Highway Festival Outdoor Events

Date: Sunday, 23 April

Location: Giba Gorge MTB Park, Pinetown

This festival takes place in Giba Gorge Conservancy. There’s trail runs, MTB events as well a full family day – complete with market and craft stalls, music, food and kids activities.

Find out more here

 

Gajiga Run #7

Date: Saturday, 29 April

Location: Newcastle Show Grounds, KZN

The Gajiga Run is a crazy awesome fresh fun-filled 5 km fun run with 7 massive inflatable obstacles on route and is for everybody.

Find out more here

 

Husqvarna Classic Mid-Illovo MTB challenge

Date: Sunday, 30 April

Location: Mid-Illovo Club

This challenge includes MTB races as well as trail runs.

Find out more here

 

Eastern Cape

 

Secret Sunset Let it Rain

Date: Saturday, 8 April

Location: Mount Croix Reservoir, Port Elizabeth

This secret sunrise session celebrates rain and water awareness.

Find out more here

 

Midnight Express

Date: Saturday, 8 April

Location: Steytlerville

This 135km bike event starts at Midnight and takes you through the Karoo. It’s done solo or in teams, within 12 hours.

Find out more here

 

Gajiga Run #6

Date: Sunday, 23 April

Location: Hobie Beach, Port Elizabeth

The Gajiga Run is a crazy awesome fresh fun-filled 5 km fun run with 7 massive inflatable obstacles on route and is for everybody.

Find out more here

 

The Nanaga MTB Race

Date: Sunday, 23 April

Location: Nanaga Farm Stall, Nanaga

This MTB event offers a 50km, 30km, 15km and 5km route.

Find out more here

 

MERRELL Hobbit Trail Run

Date: Saturday, 29 April

Location: Hogsback, Eastern Cape

The Hobbit Trail Runs are staged in the Mystical town of Hogsback, Eastern Cape. The events take you over some of the best trail routes in the Country, taking in magnificent indigenous forests, spectacular mountain peaks and countless waterfalls. Runs range from 5km to 90km in distance.

Find out more here

 
Mpumalanga

 

Buffalo Gorge 2 Day Stage Race

Date: Saturday, 8 April – Sunday, 9 April

Location: Buffalo Gorge Eco Adventure Centre, Mpumalanga

This is a 2 day trail run stage race. There’s varying distances to choose from depending on skill levels. There’s also a kids route of 4km on day 1 and 2km on day 2.

Find out more here

 

Sabie Experience

Date: Saturday, 29 April – Monday, 1 May

Location: The Floreat Hotel Sabie, Mpumalanga

The 2017 edition of this popular MTB stage race is – “Back to Basics: – Affordable Stage Race”. With reduced entry fees and options to add extra features to your entry. There is also the addition of an 18km kids race.

Find out more here

 

Free State

 

Ladder Hiking Weekend

Date: Friday, 7 April – Sunday, 9 April

Location: Holhoek Guest Farm, Eastern Free State

This family friendly hike is a total of 20km split into 13km and 7km. The hike goes through the Witteberg Mountains and includes caves, ladders and ropes.

Find out more here

 

Ashburton Investments National MTB Series

Date: Saturday, 8 April – Sunday, 9 April

Location: Clarens, Free State

The mountain bike trails at Clarens consist of sand road, jeep track, huge rock-trails and single track over some of the most incredible rock landscapes in this country, including a ride on “slick rock” that is not found anywhere else in South Africa. The spectacular routes in and around the town offer picturesque views.

Find out more here

 

North West

 

Oorlogskloof Trail Run

Date: Saturday, 22 April

Location: Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve, Northern Cape

Deep gorges, cliffs, cracks under the mountain, plateaus covered in stands of Cape Sugar bush and large Waboom trees, Hyracidium, as old as 400 000 years, and ancient rock art, are just some of things you can expect to see on this trail run. There’s two distances – a 42km and 16km

Find out more here

 

Limpopo

 

Sudwala Screaming Monster

Date: Saturday, 29 April

Location: Sudwala Caves, Nelspruit

The race starts at the Sudwala Lodge, begins pleasantly only to get tougher and hillier. The highlight is the screaming monster which is a formation that resides in the caves.

Find out more here

 

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Zissy is the co-founder of Nutreats. She likes to make things, do things and wear things.
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