With Heritage Day approaching on the 24th of September, it will provide Capetonians with the chance to unwind, spend time with their loved ones and celebrate being South African.

As the day is synonymous with ‘National Braai Day’, lounging by the pool or even just kicking back a cold one with friends, we have compiled a list of events to celebrate our national diversity this coming Heritage day.

Here are 5 Heritage day events 

1.Beerhouse – Braai-off

There is no better way to celebrate Heritage Day than with an epic braai experience, head to Beerhouse and watch the braai and beer masters, Piet Marais and Murray Slater, alongside Greg and Carl from Beer Country. The masters will serve up three courses of canapes paired with Drifter brewing company and Lakeside Brewing Co. beer.

Tickets cost R250 per person and can be purchased at Quickticket .

The event is from 12.30 – 16.30pm

Address: 223 Long Street, Cape Town

Contact: 021 424 3370

Website: www.beerhouse.co.za

 

2. Delvera FALKE Full Moon Hike 

Enjoy a night under the stars and set a blanket out at Klapmutskop with a 9,75-kilometer walk. Attendees will hike through the greater Simonsberg Conservancy and Yellow wood forest. The walk will start at the Trail Centre at Delvera Farm and it is advised to begin the trek before 4.30pm to ensure that you reach the final destination on time.

Tickets can be purchased from Dirtopia and it is essential to book.  Tickets cost R100 per adult and R50 per child.

Address: Dirtopia Trail Centre, Delvera Farm, R44 between Klapmuts and Stellenbosch

Contact: 021 884 4752

Website: www.dirtopia.co.za

3. Farm feast at Boschendal Estate

Experience a full harvest table at the Boschedal Estate on Heritage Day. The food is served in long-table style, to encourage guest to get to know one another and provide a sense of community. Sit under the oak trees and enjoy the cool and fresh breeze while you feast away.

Live music will be available on the day along with pony rides for the kids at an additional cost. There is an array of entertainment for the children, from face painting to puppet shows.

Tickets for the three-course meal include a welcome glass of bubbly and are R550 per adult and R350 for children under the age of 10. Starting at 12.00 and going on until 5pm – guests are welcome to sit back and relax at the Boschendal Estate.

Address:  Boschendal Estate Pniel Road Groot Drakenstein

Contact: 021 870 4274

Website: www.boschendal.com

 

4. Heritage Day Party 

Party into the public holiday at the Heritage Square event in partnership with HQ, Roast &Co., Cape Heritage Hotel with the open courtyard transformed into a hot spot for a good evening ahead.

Live performances by a diverse range of local musicians will be on offer, from Goodluck, Strange Loving to Crazy White Boy. Local DJs will take the stage to provide some good tunes, such as DJ’s Chris De Vos, Anthea Scholtz, Funky G and more.

The day will also include face painters, dancers, percussionists and much more.

Tickets cost R120 per person and can be purchased at NuTicktets.

The event starts at 4pm till late.

Address: 100 Shortmarket Street , Cape Town., 8001 Cape Town, Western Cape

Contact: 021 424 6373

Website: www.hq.nutickets.co.za/9237

 

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HERITAGE DAY PARTY at HERITAGE SQUARE! On 23 September 2018, we celebrate both the history and the future of this beautiful country, and we are doing it in style. Heritage Square is on lock for said celebration, with @hqcapetown, @roastandco, @capeheritage Hotel and The Courtyard being transformed into a space for a South African-style soirée. The line up is a mix of key local artists, bringing a diverse range of Proudly South African musical flair. We have a four-way headline ensemble for the day, which includes South African favourites @crazywhiteboydj; internationally acclaimed @goodlucklive, who will be performing a DJ set with live instruments and vocals; hit songwriter @applegule who is making waves in the music scene; as well as Cape Town’s gem @strangelovingza! These artists will be supported by DJs @christheforce, @antheascholtz, @funky_g, @leytonlee and @gioricca, who will create a musical setting with something for everybody. Expect African face painters, dancers, percussionists, live artists and many more local additions to this Heritage Day event to make it something fresh for Cape Town. For online @nutickets_ at R120, to book a table for dinner, bottle service table bookings, or a room at the @capeheritage Hotel upstairs please visit the event on Facebook! LINE UP! The Courtyard: 4-6pm: Anthea Scholtz 6-8pm: Funky G x Felix on Bongo 8-9pm: APPLE GULE (LIVE) 9-10pm: CRAZY WHITE BOY (LIVE) 10-11pm: GOODLUCK (LIVE) 11-12am: Chris De Vos HQ Lounge: 9-11pm: Gio Ricca 11-1am: STRANGE LOVING 1am-late: Leyton Lee #HQ #RoastAndCo #CapeHeritageHotel #HeritageDayParty #HeritageSquare #CrazyWhiteBoy #GoodluckLive #AppleGule #StrangeLoving #Music #Party #Nightlife #BreeStreet #CapeTown

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5. Lanzerac Hotel and Spa 

In celebration of Heritage day and the relaunch of Lanzerac hotel and spa, the Lanzerac estate will host a special dining experience, showcasing a widely unique range of dishes.

Patrons will be welcomed with a bubbly glass of Lanzerac MCC and canapés while they explore the winelands and newly renovated areas. The day will host an artisanal gin pop up bar at the estate, guests can sit outside in the gardens and relax with a gin or Lanzerac wine in hand.  There will be live music performed at the event such as CODA’S Africans saxophonist who will perform jazz tunes.

Tickets cost R650 per adult and R325 per child over the age of 6 years. It is inclusive of all food and drinks served at the event.

Address: No. 1 Lanzerac Road, 7600 Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Contact:021 887 1132

Website: www.lanzerac.co.za

6. Heritage Day Radisson Blu 

Wine and dine at the Radisson Blu located at the Waterfront this coming Heritage Day. The hotel offers a three-course braai buffet with live music on offer and a beautiful view of the ocean.

The braai buffet is South African inspired and there will be a variety of salads on offer, braai broodtjies and a wide array of braai meats such as boerewors, lamb chops, venison, chicken and line fish.

A dessert buffet will be provided to enjoy the day off on a sweet note. The buffet costs R395 per adult and children under five are welcome to the buffet free of charge.

Pensioners and children aged from 5-12 years will be charged R197.50 per person.

Each meal is accompanied with a Castle lite and if you book a table for four you receive a bucket of 8 Castel Lites.

The event begins at 12.30pm.

Address: 100 Beach Rd, Granger Bay, Cape Town,

Contact: 021 441 3000

Website: www.radissonblu.com/en/hotel-capetown

 

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24 September is National Heritage Day, a public holiday in South Africa. South Africans also celebrate the day as National Braai Day, a day where all South Africans unite around fires, share our heritage and wave our flag. Spend your Heritage day in Tru Blu Style while soaking up the South African flavours of live music, ocean views and a three course braai buffet. Enjoy a braai inspired buffet, offering a variety of salads, delicious braai broodtjies and a wide selection of meats such as boerewors, lamb chops, venison, chicken and line fish. Finish off with our dessert buffet. R395 per person Tickets include a castle lite. Book a table of 4 and receive a bucket of 8 castle lites. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL T +27 (0)21 441 3000 [email protected].com Children under 5 years eat with our compliments. Pensioners and children 5-12 years receive a 50% discount. #RadissonBluHotelWaterfront #Beer #Braai #HeritageDay #OceanViews #Tobagos #lovecapetown #BraaiDay #foodie

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Heritage Month is filled with different specials and freebies, head to local museums for free on the day or spend the time outdoors visiting the national parks and reserves.

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Ishani Chetty

Ishani is a vegetarian who is passionate about social issues, the environment and current affairs.