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Winter To Do List

Lisa Prosser

Posted on June 04 2019

Winter is not in danger of winning any popularity contests amongst sun-loving Joburgers. So when winter hits the highveld and shocks us out of our cozy, amiable summer-haze we are understandably less than impressed!

Perhaps we need to try harder to get the most out of winter. Unfortunately the black sheep of the seasons won't land comfortably in our laps like summer does with balmy afternoon braais and warm, glowing sunsets. Winter's memorable moments need to to be fetched and held onto tightly.

Here are a few tips to survive winter but the number one rule is:


You will emerge from winter grumpy and hungry. Rather get out and about and explore this fabulous city. Jozi is alive with activities and events...



victoria yards

Make the most of our sunny days and the incredible artisanal food on offer. These Markets could take you to new, unchartered territories and will help you appreciate the rich, bustling cultural landscape of Jozi.

Market on Main pop-up at 44 Stanley (7 June)

First Sunday at Victoria Yards (7 July & 4 August)

Linden Market (13 July)



Plan something different for Father's Day. Drive out to The Cradle of Humankind and enjoy the beautiful surroundings whilst listening to live music.

Nirox Sculture Park - Honour the Fathers Music Concert (16 June)



yoga in the park

Recharge your body and kickstart your week ahead with some outdoor yoga.

Yoga in the Park (9, 16, 23 June)


hike the wilds

Preserved green space in an urban area offering hiking paths, whimsical animal art and city views. It is nature on your doorstep and it is open everyday.

Hike the Wilds



turbine art fair

Make use of this quieter time to do the things you've always wanted to. Be it learning to play golf, going to art exhibitions, taking more photographs or just spending more quality time with family and friends. These kind of things will enrich your life and make winter more bearable.

Turbine Art Fair (11 - 14 July)



Plan get-togethers at home and try to include a fun element like a games evening or a Christmas in July Party.

Christmas in July (26 July)

Picnics in the Sky (Every Sunday 11am - 2pm)


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