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There are many reasons Gold Reef City Theme Park has just added the Pretoria News Readers’ Choice Best Amusement Theme Park Award to its long list of consumer awards. Where else will you find 18 thrilling theme park rides, 13 additional interactive attractions and now 10 more thrilling dedicated children’s rides (opening 1 April), which means 23 rides to keep the smiles on kids’ faces all day? Add to that the 4D Theatre experience, a full-on trampoline park, plus so much more. And here’s the best part, these priceless moments of joy, laughter, fear and adrenaline cost just R200 per person. This is a new one-price-fits-all, super-value, book-online-only experience, right on your doorstep. Whether you’re upside down on the Anaconda, hitting the trampolines, taking ye olde selfie in the Gold Rush era at Memories, getting another shot of adrenalin twirling on the High Flying Maverick, or taking it easy (sort of) in a 4D theatre experience, Gold Reef City Theme Park is taking care of visitors’ safety by enforcing strict Covid-19 protocols. Tickets will no longer be available at the gate from April 1. Bookings can now be made online bit.ly/GRC-TP. For operating days and hours, visit their website.
The Mother of all Eating (… and the looting continues!) is a must see. Contemporary and highly creative theatre directors Khayelihle Dom Gumede and Phala Ookeditse Phala tackle 30-year-old timeless play The Mother of All Eating written by prolific playwright Zakes Mda, which runs at the Market Theatre as part of the 45-year celebration until April 11. Mda’s satirical masterpiece set in Maseru, Lesotho (and first performed at the Sechaba Hall of the Victoria Hotel in Maseru in 1992), explores the debilitating culture of corruption and greed known as ‘eating’. A culture which has become synonymous with corrupt state officials who enrich themselves by abusing government funds. Age recommendation 13. Showtimes are Tuesday to Saturday at 6pm and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are R90 for shows Tuesdays to Thursdays. R150 for Saturdays and R130 for Sundays. To make block bookings, contact Anthony Ezeoke 011 832 1641ext 203 or 083 246 4950. • Photograph: Thandile Zwelibanzi
Unleash the creative you and book for stained glass workshop in the tranquil settings of Henley on Klip. Workshops last for about three to four hours and you will complete a suncatcher, which is yours to keep. All tools and material, as well as instructions, are provided. Workshops are aimed at people who want to try their hand at the art before they commit to buying the equipment and, of course, at those who want to have an afternoon of fun with friends. Contact Sue Webber, 071 873 6317, [email protected] or visit suewebbersglass.com
Make a day trip out of it and pop around to The Antiques & Collectables / Arts & Crafts market on April 11 where you can browse and buy from over a 100 stalls that sell all kinds of antiques and collectables, including toys, books, war medals, coins, cameras, ornaments, stamps. The arts and Crafts sections consists of 80 stalls with vendors selling all manner of handmade items (including but not limited to) items such as vellie shoes, handbags, hats and belts, boerseep, artworks, iron arts and crafts, wooden toys and much more. Covid-19 protocols apply. Details: Interested in booking a stall or simply need more information, 010 590 8003.
The Simply Fresh Organic Market is the place to be on the last Sunday of every month at Mall of the South. Pop around on April 25 and get all your favourites. Organic farmy goodness and the new Cyrus Farm Deli, gut friendly artisan breads, Foodink nibbles by celebrity chef Gerhard … all you need for a Sunday picnic. Hand crafted and unique gifts by local entrepreneurs, natural plant and body products, essential oils, gemstones and so much more. See you there at Mall of the South, Entrance 9 upper level (old Doppio next to Rocomamas) from 9am to 3pm. Details: [email protected]
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