11 May – 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela day
Today’s a day for warm and fuzzy. It’s 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela day … when R100 000 worth of wool (sponsored by The South African Gold Coin Exchange & The Scoin Shop) will be reimagined as part of the massive Rainbow Nation Blanket of Hope initiative. It’s an annual event but an ongoing effort for an incredible cause … the knitting doesn’t stop! So if you can knit or crochet, get hold of one of the 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day national ambassadors, who will pave the way for anyone wanting to become a KnitWit.
14 May – World Whisky Day @ Ghost Mountain Inn
We can’t think of a better way to celebrate World Whisky Day than by spending the night at Ghost Mountain Inn with an exclusive Scotch Whisky tasting included! The event’s Master of Ceremonies will be none other than Valentine Maseko, a knowledgeable whisky enthusiast and brand ambassador for Africa’s first whisky-dedicated retailer, Whisky Brother. The evening will focus on the key whisky-producing regions in Scotland, with six special tastings. The one-night package includes accommodation, whisky tasting, dinner and breakfast and rates start from R1,595 per person sharing. You can also book additional nights and receive a complimentary room upgrade! Details: 035 573 1025, [email protected] (participants must be 18+).
27 May – Beats In The Bush
The very popular boho-safari themed Beats In The Bush boutique safari music festival is once again taking place at Bayala Safari Lodge in Hluhluwe from 27 to 29 May. The festival, which includes live performances by some of SA’s top artists (Goodluck, Plush, Will Linley, Sean Kock and more…) is curated by GoodLuck’s Get Lucky Summer Team. The weekend package is R7250 per person sharing and includes 2 nights luxury accommodation at Bayala, weekend music festival pass, two Big 5 game drives, breakfast and dinner daily, yoga and guided nature walks and your conservation levy. Details and bookings via Our African Footprints. Call Brett at 083 798 3310 or email: [email protected]