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Posted on: Friday, 10 February 2012

Weekly Events Round Up (13-19 Feb 2012)

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Strawberries & Champagne

Strawberries & Champagne

Love is in the air this week with Valentine’s Day on Tuesday. Valentine’s Day tends to put a bit of pressure on people to come up with an idea for the perfect date so we’ve decided to help you out with a couple of romantic, and fun things to do this week.

We also have a variety of other events and activities in South Africa that you can take part in and attend to keep you entertained – from sporting events to bridal shows.

Whatever you might be looking for we are here to help you with suggestions of what you can do to keep yourselves entertained so diarise the following events and enjoy one of the most romantic days of the year.

Events in Gauteng:

Beeld Holiday Show

Beeld Holiday Show

You can extend your Valentine’s Day celebrations to Friday 17 February 2012 by heading to Duncan Yard in Hatfield, Pretoria for a Strawberries & Champagne Evening where you can stroll down cobble stone pathways as you indulge in nature’s juiciest strawberries and sparkling wine.

Also Duncan Yard will be holding a University Book Sale on Wednesday 15 February 2012 giving students a platform to get rid of old text books and fellow students to obtain second hand text books.

If you want to get new ideas for where you would like to go for your holidays this year we suggest you visit the Beeld Holiday Show at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 February 2012. The show exhibits various holiday activities from camping to overseas travel destinations.

Expo4Brides

Expo4Brides

To keep with the love theme brides-to-be can attend the Expo4Brides from Saturday 18 to Sunday 19 February 2012 at the Tshwane Event Centre in Pretoria. With more than 120 specialists in the bridal business exhibiting their products and services you are sure to find all you need to create your romantic Wedding day.

For anyone looking for sporting events in Gauteng this week – check out the Tuks Half Marathon and 10km run to be held in the suburb of Hatfield in Pretoria Accommodation on Saturday 18 February 2012 or you could also head to Midrand on Sunday 19 February 2012 for the Makhulu Swim at the Leisure Lakes dam, exciting events for both spectator and competitors.

… see more events and fest­ivals at Gauteng Events

Events in the Eastern Cape

Surfers Challenge

Surfers Challenge

It’s a sporting week in the East Cape starting with the Wild Coast Ultra trail running event taking place from Port St John to East-London held over 6 days from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 February 2012. So if you are looking for a challenge combined with pristine picturesque scenery look no further. Contact Dave Gassner on +27 (0)76 817-9058 or +27 (0)21 785-5911 for more information.

Surfers, athletes, walkers and paddlers will be heading to the Eastern Cape shoreline on Saturday 18 February 2012 for the Discovery Surfers Challenge. This marathon starts from Yellow Sands at the Kwelera River mouth and finishes at Nahoon Beach in East London. Come and enjoy this challenge as once you don your shoes for your first surfers marathon you are usually hooked!

The Spar Redhouse River Mile on Sunday 19 February 2012 is Africa’s oldest open water swimming event, started in 1924 and has become a must do event in South Africa! So bring a picnic and head to Cannonville Village to make a day of it on the banks of the Sundays River.

… see more events and fest­ivals at Eastern Cape Events

Events in the Western Cape:

Ultimate X

Ultimate X

What a perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Saturday 18 February 2012 at the Can-Sir Valentine’s Charity Dance in Rondebosch East where this fundraising and awareness event’s proceeds will be used to reach those cancer survivors who are in impoverished areas and you can help make a difference. Contact Bianca on +27 (0)72 136-9071 for more information.

For those interested in exhilarating death-defying stunts and dare-devil twists head to the Gateway Canal at the VA Waterfront on Saturday 18 February to experience South Africa’s only and largest extreme sports event Ultimate X! Contact +27 (0)83 655-3176 or +27 (0)21 462-4156 for more information.

… see more events and fest­ivals at Western Cape Events

Events in KwaZulu Natal:

Dusi Canoe Marathon

Dusi Canoe Marathon

Canoeing enthusiast will be heading to Pietermaitzburg from Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 February 2012 for the Dusi Canoe Marathon which takes place on the Msunduzi River, more commonly known as the Dusi / Duzi river. The race paddles down from Pietermaritzburg and ends 3 days later in Durbs. This 3 day event is sure to be exciting and challenging for all paddlers.

… see more events and fest­ivals at KwaZulu Natal Events

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