Citizen Reporter
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22 Sep 2021
10:04 am

Heritage Day: 11 great things to do over the long weekend

Citizen Reporter

Spend your day with your loved ones at one of these events celebrating Heritage Day and South Africa's diverse cultures.

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Heritage Day is a public holiday which encourages South Africans to celebrate the South Africa’s rich roots and diverse cultures.

People usually spend the day at home cooking their favourite proudly South African meals and braaing for their families.

But if you want to do something different this year, then grab the family and head to one of these events that are taking place over the long weekend.

Remember to follow the correct Covid-10 protocols at all times.

Sun City Resort

R556, Sun City, 0316

Time: From 7am to 9.30pm

Cost: Free for hotel guests

For Sun City guests staying at the resort over the long weekend from Friday, 24 September to Sunday, 26 September, they have the unique opportunity to experience the diversity of our heritage with an array of live entertainment that will be on show at various locations across the resort.

To celebrate the Setswana heritage, the Segaetsho Cultural Dancers will conduct welcome performances across the property for everyone to enjoy.

Krone x WhatIfTheWorld Gallery

Twee Jonge Gezellen wine estate, Twee Jonge Gezellen Estate Road, Tulbagh

Date: 25 September to 28 September 2021

Time: Monday to Saturday, from 10am – 4pm

Cost: Entrance to the exhibition itself is free. Pre-booking for the walkabouts is required, as participants will be served a glass of Krone Cap Classique. Book here via email:

This intriguing and provocative presentation of 60 diverse works from 40 young artists – all of whom are under the age of 40 – will be installed across seven indoor and outdoor sites at the historic Twee Jonge Gezellen Estate, the home of Krone Cap Classique, in Tulbagh.

High tea with a children’s book reading at the table bay

The Table Bay V&A Waterfront

Date: Saturday 25 September 2021

Time: 4pm to 5.30pm

Cost: R320 per person for high tea. Children’s book reading at no additional cost.

Join author Marc Hoberman as he relates the adventures of Oscar and Friends as part of the Table Bay Hotel’s efforts to encourage literacy, with International Literacy Day marked on September 8.

The children’s book reading accompanies a high tea at the Table Bay Hotel, one of South Africa’s iconic tourism venues, with unsurpassed views of Table Mountain.

Experience Avondale Wine Estate this long weekend

Klein Drakenstein Road, Lustigan Rd, 7646

Avondale trail run

Date: Thursday, 24 September 2021

The inaugural Avondale Trail Run will be held this Heritage Day. With two different options (15km or 5km), runners will get to experience the breath-taking beauty of Avondale and the Paarl Valley.

Avondale picnics

Choose from one of six private picnic spots with breath-taking views or be seated in the shade of the oak trees next to a stream. The picnic includes a picnic basket filled to the brim with delectable treats from FABER restaurant and OCHRA Deli. Booking essential (48 hours prior). R 250 per person.

ALSO READ: 15 Delicious Heritage Day recipe ideas that will impress

Avondale equestrian ‘bring and ride’ center

Out rides are open to the public and take place on the beautiful Avondale 300ha estate. You will have the opportunity to explore the rivers, dams, farm roads, vineyard paths, trails and mountain tracks.

Celebrate Heritage Month at Lanzerac

1 Lanzerac Rd, Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch, 7600

In addition to our colourful cultural heritage, South Africans also share a proud passion for wine. The Lanzerac Heritage Range was specifically introduced to embrace the wine heritage of South Africa, offering a selection of our finest cultivars to add to your Heritage Day celebrations this year.

“We invite all South Africans to join us for a month of celebration with delicious cuisine and our signature wines at Lanzerac,” says Lanzerac general manager, Emile Langenhoven.

  • Friday dinners (10, 17, 24 September) R995 per couple.
  • Saturday dinners (11, 18, 25 September) Wine pairing excluded: R560 per person (R1120 per couple) and wine pairing included: R895 pp (R1790 per couple).

Tickets to the dinners on Friday evenings are only available via a flash sale which takes place every Friday. The first 10 vouchers sold will receive a complimentary wine pairing. To purchase the tickets, please contact

Meet at The Maslow this Heritage Day

The Lawns, Maslow Hotel, Sandton, corner Grayston Drive & Rivonia Road

Date: Friday, 24 September 2021

Cost: : R350 per person and R170 for kids

This Heritage Day, you and friends or family can celebrate in true South African style with braai on the Lawns of The Maslow Hotel in Sandton on Friday, 24 September 2021.

For bookings, please call (010) 226-4815 or email

Tickets also available at the door.

Heritage Day Food Marker

3rd Street, 2191 Chartwell, South Africa

Date: 24 September 2021

Time: 9am to 6pm

Join us this Heritage Day for some fun, delicious food, and relaxed vibes with your family and friends. Vendor enquiries and table bookings: WhatsApp: 071-434-1214.

Family picnic and fun day at Rietvlei Zoo Farm

101 Swartkoppies Rd, 2190 Johannesburg, South Africa

Date: 24 September 2021

Time: 7am

Cost: R40 per person

Celebrate Heritage Day with families and friends, especially kids. Let loose and enjoy the nature, finding peace after a long winter season. Games and rides for the little ones will also be available. Bring your picnic basket and join in on the family fun.