Family Fun Friday

Here’s a list of fun activities that won’t take a big bite out of your family budget


Cape Town: Fondue Fridays at Eikendal


Eikendal Vineyards extends a warm winter’s welcome with mouthwatering Fondue Fridays added to its many family-friendly attractions.


Every Friday evening enthusiasts can ease into the weekend at Eikendal, where Gruyère and Emmenthal meet superb estate wines, when the wine estate’s restaurant lifts the lid on its version of the traditional Swiss-cheese fondue. Chef Mark Radnay adds sweet satisfaction to this cosy evening with a royal chocolate-tiramisu fondue.


Even if you’re not that fond of fondue, you will not be left out in the cold. Hearty curries and other wholesome taste sensations will also be on offer.


These exclusive Friday evenings are perfect if you want to spend quality yet relaxed time with your partner, family or friends.

Booking for the exclusive Fondue Fridays at Eikendal Restaurant is essential.


For reservations and enquiries contact Eikendal Restaurant:

021 855 5033 / restaurant@eikendal.co.za / www.eikendal.com


Dates & Times:

Now until end August 2013


Eikendal Vineyards, midway between Stellenbosch and Somerset West


Press release issued by Random Hat Communications



Johannesburg: Experience the Joy of a Winter Wonderland


Gold Reef City Theme Park is the hottest spot in town for the winter holidays. It has a range of great specials and fantastic family entertainment.

Gold Reef City is thrilled to be showcasing Winter Wonderland, an ice and snow fantasy land, at the Hippodrome for the duration of the school holidays.


The Winter Wonderland features a high-speed, 28m-long ice slide; 6m-high ice-climbing wall, and more. Don’t miss the opportunity to come and experience real snow at the Hippodrome these holidays!


Visit www.goldreefcity.co.za for more information.


Dates & Times:

Now until 14 July: 10pm to 4:45pm daily


Entrance to Winter Wonderland is included in the Theme Park entry fee, which ranges from R60 to R165

Book online at www.goldreefcity.co.za


Gold Reef City Theme Park


Press release issued by Atmosphere Communications on behalf of Gold Reef City.



Durban: Holiday Fun in Durban


Creative workshops for girls and boys aged four to 13 will be offered daily at Burnedale near Salt Rock, north of Durban, throughout the school holidays. They will be guided through everything from sewing projects to making garden lanterns and framed pictures.

For more information call Michelle on 083 284 9059.


R150 for two hours (includes material)





Take the family to enjoy the fruits of the annual Rainbow Young Performers Project at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. Can You Feel It? is an original musical written and directed by award-winning Durban performers Peter Court and Charon Williams-Ros, with singing and dancing performers selected from local schools.

Book tickets at www.computicket.co.za.


Dates & Times:

Now until 14 July




Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre



Pretoria: Spend a Day in the Outdoors


Mystic Monkeys & Feathers Wildlife Park, with its beautiful gardens, waterfalls and koi dams, is not a zoo in the normal sense of the word.


The park hosts one of South Africa’s largest private primate collections, featuring 38 species in addition to a large number of exotic birds. It is home to the first two Angolan black and white colobus, and bearded saki’s babies born in captivity in the country as well as chimpanzees and white-handed gibbons, two of the Big Five in the ape world.


Day visitors are welcome to enjoy our park’s tranquillity and vastness under the guidance of our well-trained guides, who will give you information about the animals’ behaviour, habitats, breeding and so on.


Dates & Times:

Open 365 days a year from 9am to 4pm


R100 per adult; R50 per child under 13 years


Mystic Monkeys & Feathers Wildlife Park, a mere 45 minutes drive north of Pretoria, near the Carousel




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