This Thursday will bring the last full moon of the decade and you absolutely cannot miss this one. Participate in one of these fun activities that will showcase the full moon in all its glory.
Take it easy with a yoga session to ring in the full moon. Here is your chance to reflect and reconnect with nature while the full moon rises. Full Moon Yoga offers monthly events during the summer combining yoga and nature. The 75-minute yoga session will include various yoga styles like Vinyasa, Kundalini, Yin and Hatha Yoga and some meditation that will leave you feeling centered, happy and connected.
The session is open to people of all yoga levels. You will need a mat, water and warm clothes.
Where: Table Mountain Kloof Nek Parking, Tafelberg Road
How much: R150 adult and R90 kids. You can pay upon entry or book your ticket via Quicket here.
Take a trip up Table Mountain while appreciating the beauty of the moon. Outdoor, off-road event & trail construction company Dirtopia is teaming up with footwear specialist Falke South Africa to bring the Delvera Falke Full Moon Hike. Enjoy magnificent views of the Cape Peninsula with a leisurely 9,75km hike on a marked route through the Stellenbosch winelands.
Where: Dirtopia Trail Centre, Delvera Farm, R44 between Klapmuts and Stellenbosch
When: 5.30pm arrival, hike starts at 7pm – 9.30pm
How much: R100pp & R50 for children under 10yrs (includes the permit, marked route & map, and an optional shuttle)
Picnic & Concert:
Witness the full moon in style on the moonlit Rhone Rose Garden lawn at Boschendal while enjoying a live performance from the Nomadic Orchestra. Purchase a delicious picnic basket featuring food made from Boschendal’s natural farm produce like delicate pates, freshly baked bread, salads, coronation chicken, a selection of cold meats, homemade preserves and dessert.
Where: Rhone Rose Garden Picnic, Boschendal Estate, 7680 Franschhoek
When: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
How much: Double basket R825, single basket R460, kids under 10yrs pay R150 (Bookings 021 870 4273/4 or [email protected] )
Moonlight Critical Mass:
Take to the streets on wheels with the Cape Town Moonlight Critical Mass bicycle ride. Travel along the promenade to the Sea Point pool pavilion and back, through The V&A Waterfront and up Long street, returning via the fan walk while the glow of the full moon lights your way.
Where: Green Point Circle
When: 8pm – 11pm
Beach Qi-Gong & Meditation
Qi-Gong is a centuries-old system of coordinated body-posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for the purposes of health, spirituality, and martial-arts training. Led by Cape Town Surf Yoga instructor Richard Stoltz, participants will be taught how to harness the full moon energy during this session.
Where: Cape Town Surf Yoga, 13 York Rd, Muizenberg, 7945 Cape Town, Western Cape
How much: R100 (Phone 021-788-1771 or email [email protected])
If you’re not one for large groups, why not plan your own mission with a few friends? Sometimes the best place to see the moon is on the beach. Grab a few friends and head out to your favourite beach like Clifton Fourth or Camps Bay beach and pack a picnic blanket and basket to camp out under the stars. This is a great bonding experience, and also allows you to reflect on the upcoming decade in peace.
You could also take a drive and park along Boyes Drive or Tafelberg Road for a beautiful spot to watch the supermoon. Pack some snacks, a blanket and head out with that special someone to enjoy this meaningful experience.