Family Fun Friday

No plans for the weekend yet? Not to worry. We’ve got some great family-friendly outings lined up for you


Pretoria: Participate in the Zoo Fun Run/Walk


Feeling energetic? Take part in the Friends of the Zoo Fun Run/Walk, a 5km circuit around the tranquil setting of the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa.

This event is hosted every third Saturday of the month. No bookings or registration is necessary.


Entrance is at 6am and starting time is at 6.30am

Cost:  Non-members: R40 per adult and R25 for children under 12 | Members: R30 per adult and R25 for children under 12


The cost also covers a beautiful medal. Refreshments will be sold at the finish line.

(Please note: no card payments.)

For more information, contact 012 328 3265 or info@friendsofthezoo.co.za

Source: www.nzg.ac.za



Cape Town: Celebrate International Museum Day at the Cape Town Diamond Museum


The Cape Town Diamond Museum is the only museum of its kind in the Mother City and the first to pay homage to the extraordinary story of the South African diamond industry.


Visitors are encouraged to come and celebrate International Museum Day from Friday the 17th until Sunday the 19th of May at Cape Town Diamond Museum for a first-hand experience of South Africa’s significant contribution to the international diamond industry.

The museum showcases exact replicas of some of the world’s most famous diamonds, including the Cullinan Diamond, Hope Diamond and Taylor-Burton Diamond.


Open 7 days a week from 9am to 9pm

Cost: R50 per adult. Free for children under 14.

For more information, please visit www.capetowndiamondmuseum.org or call 021 421 2488 for booking.



Durban: The KZN Young Performers concert


Take the family to enjoy the province’s most promising musicians and vocalists in action with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Naum Rousine in KZN Young Performers at The Playhouse Company Drama Theatre on Saturday 18 May at 7.30pm. They range from University of KwaZulu-Natal soprano Theresa Mbatha, 25, singing Mozart, to baritone Hluma Luzipo, 18, of Crawford North Coast singing Fiddler on the Roof, and clarinettist Emil Loubser of Kearsney College, 14, playing Krommer. Pianist Ewan Slabber, 16, of Glenwood High School ends the evening with Shostakovich’s exciting Piano Concerto No 1.

Cost: R50 per adult and R35 for students. 

Book your tickets at Computicket.



Johannesburg: 30 Seconds Tournament


Want to have a blast whilst raising funds for some pretty awesome kids? The Protea Sports Club is hosting a 30 Seconds Tournament!


This is how it works:

100 teams play each other in the first round with the top 50 teams progressing to round two. Thereafter, teams will be eliminated on a knockout basis. The prize? An advanced driving course for each team member!


So here’s what you need to do: 

1) Form a team of three.

2) Come up with a team name that begins with “It’s All Fun And Games Until…” Prizes will be awarded for the best team name.

3) Pay the entrance fee of R100 per person.



Sunday 19 May

Starts at 10am

Spectators are welcome. Bring your picnic baskets and popcorn and watch people unravel.


Click here for further details on bookings and more, or send an e-mail to redineo.scholarship@gmail.com.

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