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Things to do in May 2017 [South Africa]

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Things to do in May 2017 [South Africa]

  • Get out your diaries, here are our picks for what to do in May
Things to do in May 2017 [South Africa]

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

 

Gauteng

 

Glacier Cradle Traverse

Date: Thursday, 4 May – Sunday, 7 May

Location: The Cradle, Avianto, and Muldersdrift

This 3-day stage race includes never-before ridden areas in the Cradle of Humankind, Muldersdrift, as well as tracks in adjacent estates and conservancies. Entries include everything from race fees, to accommodation, food, medical back-up and more.

Find out more here

 

Wings for Life World Run

Date: Sunday, 7 May

Location: Pretoria

The annual Wings for Life World Run takes places this Sunday in Pretoria. It’ll happen at the same time at various locations worldwide. There’s no finish line, your race stops when the catcher car catches you and all entry fees go towards research for Spinal Cord injuries. Click here for Ryan Sande’s tips for tackling this unique race.

Find out more here

 

Fun Fit Class for Mamas

Date: Saturday, 13 May

Location: 27 Boxes, Melville

This fun event is targeted at mothers and includes fitness activities, healthy snacks, massages and tips by health and wellness practitioners. R50 from you ticket goes towards helping a child in need.

Find out more here

 

Hiking Trotters: Celebrating Mothers

Date: Saturday, 13 May

Location: Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve, Moreleta park

This is a 6km hike followed by a breakfast to celebrate mothers. It’s an easy hike but you need to provide your own water and snacks.

Find out more here

 

Rooftop Sculpt and Tone with Caralishious 

Date: Sunday, 14 May

Location: Jackson’s Real Food Market, Bryanston

This is a fun and energizing Sculpt and Tone class that combines powerful cardio, body conditioning, functional training, yoga and pilates exercises into one synergistic workout. It’s the perfect way to build up strength and stamina while toning your muscles.

Find out more here

 

Impi Challenge Day Night Series

Date: Friday, 19 May

Location: Germiston Golf Club

This is part of the new Day Night Series from Impi which consists of a tough 5km obstacle race. There are 6 events in total and you can compete against the leader board to win the series.

Find out more here

 

Van Gaalen Trail Run

Date: Saturday, 20 May

Location: Van Gaalen’s, Skeerpoort

The Van Gaalens Trail Run offers plenty of single track and many different landscapes. There’s 4 distances, 35km, 20km, 12km and 6km.

Find out more here

 

Suits and Sneakers 5

Date: Thursday, 25 May

Location: Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton

Suits and Sneakers is similar to TED Talks. There will be four speakers on this particular night who present excellent content with an emphasis on masterful storytelling. Each speaker has between 20-30 minutes to share an impactful mentality. The guest speakers are:

Michael Jordaan (former CEO of FNB), Rich Mulholland (founder of Missing Link), Anele Mdoda (94.7fm radio presenter) and IN-Q (National Poetry Slam Champion & multi-platinum winning songwriter from the USA)

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Hollard Jozi JUMA

Date: Sunday, 28 May

Location: Marks Park, Emmarentia

The Hollard JOZI URBAN MTB ADVENTURE has two separate routes in 2017; a 54km & 22km urban ride through the heart of the biggest urban forest in the World, our city Johannesburg. There’s also a 1km kiddies race.

Find out more here

 

Western Cape

 

Zero Waste Home Night

Date: Friday, 5 May

Location: Two Oceans Aquarium

Bea Johnson and her family generate a quart-size jar of waste per year. This talk features Bea’s tips on how to simplify your life by adopting a new approach to consumerism and conscious living. There will also be other local waste-minimisation experts talking.

Find out more here

 

Secret Sunrise Work It

Date: Saturday, 6 May

Location: Majik Forest, Western Cape

The first Secret Sunrise of May celebrates workers day.

Find out more here

 

Make it Ferment – Culturing Gut Health

Date: Sunday, 7 May

Location: Joshua Tree Organics, Claremont

This is a course in fermentation which includes the basics, apple cider vinegar, sourdough, Kombucha, Kefir, Kimchi, Sauerkraut and effective micro-organisms. It’s a hands-on course and you get cultures to make the above foods.

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Mom and Child(ren) Health and Yoga Retreats

Date: Friday, 12 May

Location: Stanford, Western Cape

This is a 3-day yoga retreat for moms and kids. It’s educational and entertaining. The weekend includes healthy meals, snacks, nature walks, yoga sessions, movies, holistic body treatments, childcare, and relaxation.

Find out more here

 

The Slave Route Challenge

Date: Sunday, 14 May

Location: Grand Parade, Cape Town

This event traces the ‘slave route’ and honours those who built Cape Town.

There’s a 21km and 10km route which passes heritage sites like the whipping post where slaves were whipped, the hurling swing pump where slaves had to pump water for their masters, the company bell that rang to call slaves, gallows hill where slaves were executed, the Castle where slaves were imprisoned and tortured and the slave tree plaque where slaves were sold.

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For the love of REAL food – Workshop

Date: Wednesday, 17 May

Location: Vredenberg Estate, Somerset West

This workshop will teach you how to make the following foods from scratch – traditional Sour Dough bread, traditional Bircher Muesli, Lemonade and Raw Chocolate.

Find out more here

 

Trail Running Clinic with Edunova

Date: Thursday, 18 May

Location: Somerbosch wine Farm, R44, Western Cape

Two of South Africa’s top trail runners, Landie and Christiaan Greyling will host this trail clinic. They will share all the tricks of the trade on how to tackle the simplest and the most challenging trails. There’s also a practical part of the evening where you will be outside, learning how to tackle certain trails. The evening ends with a dinner and Q&A session

Find out more here

 

Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge 2017

Date: Saturday, 20 May

Location: Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, Jonkershoek Road, Stellenbosch

This trail running mountain challenge consists of an 11km, 24km and 38km. It’s a tough but beautiful route.

Find out more here

 

FNB CAPE TOWN 12 ONERUN

Date: Sunday, 21 May

Location: Cape Town

The FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN celebrates everything Cape Town – the vibe, the beautiful city, and the people. It’s a fast-paced 12km that follows the coastline through the Harbour, past key city landmarks, including Cape Town Harbour, Grand Parade and the V&A waterfront, before finishing at the Portside building in the heart of Cape Town.

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Bench2Bench

Date: Saturday, 27 May

Location: Le Sueur Avenue, Constantia

The Bench2Bench is a memorial fun run and walk that began in 2008, in honour and memory of Denis Nixon.

Find out more here

 

Change of Season Trail Run

Date: Sunday, 28 May

Location: L’Avenir Estate, on the R44

This is a fast course between the vineyards with great views and beautiful Wineland scenery. The long routes also use the neighbouring farm of Nooitgedacht terrain, so you’ll get some single track in the forest, jeep track through the vineyards and orchards.

Find out more here

 

KwaZulu-Natal

 

Kloof CPF Nite Run / Walk

Date: Friday, 5 May

Location: Kloof Senior Primary School, Durban

This 10km and 5km walk and run is a fundraising imitative for the Kloof Policing Forum.

Find out more here

 

Ingeli Sky Marathon

Date: Saturday, 6 May

Location: Ingeli Forest Lodge

The Ingeli Sky Marathon is one of the 9 sanctioned South African SkyRunning Series. It’s a challenging mix of forest single track, climbing mountain paths, dirt jeep track and cut grass paths. The route is designed to pass through the most scenic parts of the area including waterfalls, streams and amazing views.  In addition to the 42km run, there’s a 21km, 10km, and 5km trail.

Find out more here

  

Forest Hike and Yoga

Date: Sunday, 7 May

Location: Giba Gorge, Pinetown, Durban

A morning hike followed by yoga.

Find out more here

 

Dolphin Mile Surf Swim Series #3 

Date: Sunday, 7 May

Location: Marine Surf Lifesaving Club, Marine Parade

This is an official Midmar Mile Seeding event, there is also another swim on the 21 May.

Find out more here

 

 

BELL Big 5 Series # 1 – Zini River Estate Buffalo MTB Race

Date: Sunday, 14 May

Location: Mtunzini Country Club

The Zini River Estate Buffalo MTB Race takes place in the small coastal village of Mtunzini providing the perfect weekend getaway for the family. With the race offering a 10km untimed fun ride, 25km and 50km options there really is something for everyone. All of the routes include a loop in the beautiful Zini River Estate which is home to various antelope as well as an abundance of birdlife and offers great views of the Mlalazi Estuary.

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Wild Coast Outride

Date: Saturday, 27 May

Location: Wild Coast Casino, Port Edward

This is not a race, this is an MTB Adventure Outride Loop from Port Edward to Nyameni. This adventure will provide exceptional riding, breath-taking views, awesome single track and good laughs along the route. This 38km ride is a great introduction into riding the Wild Coast.

Find out more here

 

Sappi Karkloof Classic Trail Festival

Date: Saturday, 27 May – Sunday, 28 May

Location: Karkloof Country Club, Howick

The Karkloof Classic Trail Festival is one of the most established MTB events in South Africa. Karkloof is the most progressive mountain biking destination in South Africa and now offers those same great trails to runners as well who have the choice of 3 trail and MTB events over the weekend.

Find out more here

 

Eastern Cape

 

Karoo Moon Trail Run

Date: Friday, 5 May – Sunday 7 May

Location: Bucklands Guest Farm – Karoo

The Karoo Moon is a two-day trail run following farm tracks and sheep and kudu footpaths along the Groot River and the Paardenberg Mountain. The first day is a 20km route and the second 12km.

Find out more here

 

Pam Golding Belmont Valley Challenge

Date: Sunday, 14 May

Location: The Belmont Golf Club, Grahamstown

The Belmont Valley Mountain Bike Challenge offers 3 mountain bike distances: 15km Adventure, 40km Challenge, and a 60km Race. All routes are guaranteed to include hills, cows, mud, some fences, sand, valley bushveld, a railway line, lots of single track and of course a golf course.

Find out more here


Mpumalanga

 

My Spar Forest 2 Falls MTB

Date: Saturday, 6 May

Location: Graskop Town

This MTB offers three distances – 75km, 34km, and a short 15km fun ride. There will also be food stalls and a bike wash available.

Find out more here

 

[email protected] Stage Race

Date: Friday, 12 May – Sunday, 14 May

Location: Verlorenkloof Estate, District Lydenburg

This 3-day stage race offers three different distances and offers accommodation, food as well as on route support.

Find out more here

 

Trail and Trout Stage Race

Date: Friday, 18 May – Sunday, 20 May

Location: start: Ezemvelo Nature Reserve, Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng – ends in Mpumalanga

This stage race offers 3 days of blissful mountain biking on lovely country roads that will take you to the waving and mystical landscapes of the highlands meander.

Find out more here

 

Secret Sunrise African Plains

Date: Saturday, 13 May

Location: Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate, White River

It’s the second edition of Secret Sunrise in Nelspruit.

Find out more here

 

North West

 

Adventure Lisa’s Forest Run

Date: Saturday, 20 May

Location: Old Imperial Inn, Venterskroon

Adventure Lisa’s Forest Run is the highlight of the racing calendar for many trail runners! The Vredefort Dome, where Forest Run is held is a UNESCO World Heritage site. There’s 3 distances – 46km, 30km, and 16km. If you need convincing, read Chris’s race report here

Find out more here

 

Limpopo

 

 

Sondela Bela Bela Cycle Challenge

Date: Saturday, 20 May – Sunday, 21 May

Location: Sondela Nature Reserve

The Sondela Bela Bela Challenge comprises of both a road race and an MTB event. The Road Challenge will take place on and the MTB Experience on Sunday.

The event will raise funds for some of the local charity organizations in Bela Bela. There will also be Kiddies Rides on Saturday and Sunday as well as entertainment.

Find out more here

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