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Heritage Day September 2015

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Heritage Day is the national holiday for South Africans to celebrate their heritage and for all the foreigners to join them in this celebration. Many South Africans take (or the lucky ones get) the Friday off as well and make it an awesome 4 day weekend. Some fly to visit their family, others stay home. We, at GrabaFlight, will most likely all end up together having a big braai.

So what else can you do during this long weekend? Whats happening in the big cities that’s worth a visit, or even taking a plane.

Cape Town:

  • DHL Stormers vs. Steval Pumas Grab a ticket for the Stormers game happening at the Newlands stadium on the 26th of September.
  • Ajax Cape Town vs. the Kaizer Chiefs All about soccer? Check out this top fixture, make sure you get your tickets quick before they sell out.
  • Franschhoek Uncorked Enjoy some wine tasting? You’ll get all your favorite SA wines right here at the Franschhoek Uncorked festival.
  • Shimmy Beach Club’s Heritage Day Market! In the CBD? Hungry? Check out the Shimmy Beach Club market on Heritage Day. All the local flavors and bites!
  • Boschendal Heritage Day Farm Feast Drive over to Boschendal Farm for a delicious day of food, wine and live music.

Durban:

  • Heritage Day Concert by Philharmonic Orchestra Into classic music? Check out the special Heritage Day concert by the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Durban Street Food Festival Yum! We sure love street food here, and we get plenty of it in CPT. However if you are in Durbs, check out this great festival.
  • Shongweni Farmers and Craft Market Another one for the tummy, and the eyes. Get good food and a good bargain at the Farmers & Craft market.
  • The Garden Show Check out the all new Garden Show with Tanya Visser as the host. Not to miss for the garden lovers.
  • White Mountain Festival Not so much a classic music fan but more into folk? Then you must head over to the White Mountain Festival during the long weekend.

Johannesburg:

  • Joy of Jazz 2015 If jazz is your thing, then you definitely don’t want to miss out on a spectacular event that will be taking place at the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel!
  • Pharrell Williams Concert One of the hottest acts globally is hitting Joburg on the 24th of September, on Heritage Day! Make sure you get your tickets fast.
  • Taste of Joburg Taste of Joburg is back from Thursdays the 24th to Sunday 27th September at Montecasino. Chefs from a few of Joburg’s top restaurants will be creating an array of spectacular dishes, including their signature dishes.
  • Sexpo 2015 Are you a little naughty? Sexpo is back to tease your sexual appetite with the kinkiest and filthiest exhibition of sex on the continent.
  • Jomo Cosmos vs. Mamelodi Sundowns Check out this great National First Division fixture happening at Olen Park.

The National Braai Day Anthem


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Love Asian Food? Grab a flight to Cape Town!

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There are many reasons to visit Cape Town. One of them is definitely ASIAN FOOD. The city has some of the best Asian food outlets on the African continent. All the reason to grab a flight to the Mother City this weekend for some delicious sushi, dim sum or noodles.

We can vouch for the restaurants below (yes, all of them) as we love Asian food here at the GrabaFlight offices.

#1 … Kitima Restaurant

Probably the best Asian restaurant on the continent. Has a great setting in Hout Bay with friendly staff and menu with a lot of delicious treats and courses to choose from. Expect to spend about R300 to R350 for 2 people. The one down side is that you have to book well in advance. If you are lucky (and willing to wait and be patient) you might be able to snatch a table that was cancelled.

#2 … Willoughby & Co

A must visit restaurant when you are at the Waterfront for some shopping. Located in the mall and quite low key in its appearance (read, looks like a food court), however don’t be fooled. Willoughby serves one of the best sushi’s in town. And that’s something, with so many sushi places popping up. You have to be ready to spend at least R300 for 2 people and you might have to stand in a long line waiting for a table .

#3 … Nuri Sushi Factory

Relatively new in the CBD of Cape Town, but already a permanent spot in our hearts! Probably the best quality vs. price combination in South Africa. You are able to eat a very very good meal for around R200 for 2 people. The sushi big and over the top, and comes in many unique combinations that you normally don’t get from your average sushi restaurant. The service is quick which makes it a good place to grab your lunch while on the go.

#4 … South China Dim Sum Bar

Are you all about the Dim Sum? Well then we’ve got a spot for you to try. The South China Dim Sum Bar located in Long Street, smack in the middle of the CBD. A great place to go if you are doing some shopping in town or if you simply bar hopping and really hungry! The restaurant serves outstanding Dim Sum for a good price. You will spend about R150 for 2 people.

#5 … Saigon

We can’t always stuff ourselves with sushi, so every now and then we mix things up and go for some food from Saigon (spring rolls please!). With some lovely noodle or rice dishes, the perfect setting for a nice get together with friends or an evening out with your partner. Prices are roughly R300 for 2 people. You can find Saigon up Kloof Street in Gardens.