Spoil yourself, and your family with these must-do’s…

A family fun day

Enjoy a day filled with shopping, dining and fabulous live music in the magnificent Emmarentia Botanical Gardens this autumn. The Linden Market is the perfect place for friends and family to enjoy the outdoors, breathe in some fresh air and marvel over the magnificent blooms in the gardens. All this while sipping a selection of craft beers and bubbly, indulging in a choice of gourmet food options and treats and doing some fab shopping at 130 stalls. You can even attend the yoga event or  ‘date a dog.’  Take along the family, friends and a massive picnic blanket for a fun-filled day outdoors. R20. April 7, 9am – 4pm. 45 Thomas Bowler Street, Emmarentia. Details: www.thelindenmarket.com

Healthy is happy!

Boost your health, happiness, immune system and metabolism by learning to make your very own kombucha. Most of us have tried kombucha by now, or at least heard of it and its incredible health benefits … from increased energy to reduced exhaustion, inflammation and bloating. This fermented drink is filled with hundreds of probiotics and antioxidants, is natural, organic, sugar-free and oh-so moreish! Yes, it’s absolutely delicious. And the best news is that you can now learn to make your own for the entire family in your own kitchen, at the Kommunitea Kombucha Workshop. R375. April 14, 9am – 10.30am. Jackson’s Real Food Market, 300 Bryanston Drive, Sandton. Details: www.kommunitea.co.za

Don’t miss the opportunity to explore one of Jozi’s best-kept secrets this month … The Herb Farm in Midrand. The Autumn Garden Show will allow members of the public to explore these magnificent gardens that are made up entirely of herbal plants – 450 herbal plants in fact – while learning about their healing properties and benefits too. Marvel over the gorgeous gardens for hours, shop for plants or enjoy lunch and refreshing botanical gin on the deck … there’s no better way to enjoy the outdoors in Jozi. R65. April 20 – 22. The Herb Farm, 264 Summit Road (R562), Bridle Park, Midrand. Details: www.herbfarm.co.za

Bid farewell to a fabulous summer in style. H.O.T Day Out will be hosting an über fun (as always), outdoor boutique music festival with top South African acts performing across two stages. Not only will the music be groovy, there’ll be ample cocktails aflow, a beer garden, games and activities that’ll keep guests happy for hours. With artists like Kyle Watson feat. Apple Gule, Brett Aitken and DJ Abby Nurock, you’re sure to be dancing the day (and night) away. PS – be sure to take  your cozzies along for a dip in the river. Tickets from R180. April 27 – 28. Toadbury Hall Country Hotel, Beyers Naudé Dr, Muldersdrift. Details: www.nutickets.co.za

Woosa and take a breather this fortnight

Introducing the first of many, Self Love Sundays … yoga in the bush … #bliss. Take a couple of deep breaths during the 60 minute yoga session, followed by guided meditation, enjoy the surrounding beauty and wildlife and indulge in the delicious vegan brekkie with friends and other like-minded individuals. It’s a perfect way to reset your mind, body and spirit for the week ahead … and a great excuse to get out of the city. R350. April, 22. Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge, Plot 59 Beyers Naudé Drive, Muldersdrift. Details: Facebook- Self Love Sundays.

A much-loved musical … our favourite thing

The Sound of Music, the timeless musical that has enthralled fans since 1959, is gracing the stages of Joburg once again and we can’t wait to sing along to My Favourite Things, Climb Ev’ry Mountain and Do-Re-Mi one more time. With an all South African cast, a magnificent set and some of our favourite songs, this world-renowned musical is sure to be a wonderfully memorable evening at the theatre with friends and family. Tickets from R150. March 31 – April 29. The Teatro, Montecasino, 1 Montecasino Blvd, Fourways. Details: www.tsogosun.com

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