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5 Budget Heritage Day Activities

5 Budget Heritage Day Activities

This article was first published on 19 September 2017 and was updated by Leigh Hermon on 19 September 2018.

South Africans will soon be celebrating Heritage Day with a variety of festivals, activities, shows and fiestas. Problem is, it’s one day before payday for some of us, so you might be interested in these low cost Heritage Day activities.

1. The Muddy Puppy Spring Challenge

The Muddy Puppy Spring Challenge is exactly what it says – a ticket to run or walk in the mud with your four-legged best friend. It’s perfect for nature-loving canines and part of the proceeds will go towards the local charities.

Cost: R150 per pair online and R180 at the door.

When: Sunday 23 September from 7am to 12pm

Where: The Big Red Barn, Olifantsfontein

muddy puppy spring challenge

2. Afrofest

It’s a festival, but not as you know it. It celebrates indigenous African art, music, crafts and food at 11 different venues across Cape Town from 22 to 24 September. (Pssst! And some of the events on the programme are free.)

View the trailer below to see what’s in store.


3. Visit a market

We’ve put together a collection of markets for just about everywhere in the country, so take a look and see what markets are near you.


4. Pack a picnic

It looks we’re in for some stellar weather on Monday, so why not head outside for a picnic with the family? We’ve got a list of great Cape Town picnic spots as well as 11 of the best picnic spots in and around Gauteng to help you decide on where to go.

Top picnic spots in Gauteng


5. Constitution Hill Museum Free for All

Constitution Hill will once again be opening its doors to the public, free of charge for Heritage Day. The offer applies to general admission and self-guided tours at the venue.

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