5 Events You’d Be Crazy To Miss Out On This Summer

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Cally Silberbauer |

Summer is finally here! And with so many events popping up, it’s hard to know what to look at next. Worry not, dear reader, here are some fun alternative ways to stay active this summer… Hand-picked by yours truly.

Summer Event No 1: Afterdark Invasion: Zombie Edition

Do you have plans for Halloween? If you do, cancel them. If you don’t, put this event on your calendar… because who doesn’t want to do an Obstacle Course Race. At night. While dodging zombies who are hungry for brains.

Yes, you heard right: this is what’s going down on the 27th October at D’vine Estate in Paarl. It’s your usual zombies versus humans, but with an OCR twist. Race 6km of treacherous terrain featuring manmade and natural obstacles. But be sure to look out for the zombies lingering in the shadows because they’re out to get you!

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You’ll be carrying a flag belt and each flag represents a vital organ. You will only complete the race if you manage to cross the finish line with at least one of your vital organs (flags). Pick your side, whether it’s human or zombie. And be sure to stick around for the Afterparty.

Hungry for brains? Click here to find out more. 

Summer Event No 2: The African Centurion Robben Island Walk

It’s been said that you can only truly know someone by walking a mile in their shoes. Join this 100-mile (160km) walk and get to really know your fellow South Africans, as well as the man himself, Madiba. This year, Nelson Mandela would have been 100, and what better way to celebrate him than by taking part in the African Centurion.

The event takes place on Robben Island on the 20th and 21st October. The aim: to bring people together and to get to know one other by walking 100 miles. You will have 24 hours to complete this and can do so in teams or as a solo entry.

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This is the last year the walk will be taking place on Robben Island, so it truly is a momentous occasion. Join in the spirit of Ubuntu. Ten percent of all sponsorship raised will be going to the Mandela Rhodes Foundation.

Feeling inspired? Click here to enter. 

Summer Event No 3: Glencairn Retreats: Yoga, Meditation And Pilates

If life has been getting a little too crazy to handle, then this is the event for you. Take a break from the chaos and embrace the spectacular beauty of the Drakensberg. This is a weekend to regain your inner strength and reconnect with yourself. All levels of yogis are welcome, so bring a friend or come solo. The aim: to learn and grow together and leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

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The entry package includes accommodation in the tented Glencairn Village, plus meals (fully veggie or vegan) and, of course, all the incredible classes. There are also marked trails for running or walking should you feel like exploring.

Want to find your zen? Click here for more. 

Summer Event No 4: Muddy Princess Joburg

If you’re looking at getting into Obstacle Course Racing, but you’re a little intimidated, this is the perfect event for you. Muddy Princess is a woman-only event taking place on the 3rd of November. What’s more, it’s not a competition, it’s just for fun. Women of all fitness levels are welcome. Enter as a team or by yourself. Everyone is in it together, so there will be plenty of support en route. Come and get muddy while you crawl, climb and run your way to the finish.

Feel like getting muddy, princess? Get your entry here

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Summer Event No 5: Women’s Health LIVE! Festival Of Wellness

So I’ve been saving the best until last because this is definitely the event of the summer. If you haven’t heard about the Women’s Health LIVE! festival yet, then say hello to the Coachella of wellness. On the 10th and 11th of November there is literally nowhere else to be but at The Wanders, Joburg. Enjoy a mix of movement classes held by some of your faves from Fit Night Out, plus all the tips and tricks you need to make 2019 your best year yet. Chat with Women’s Health cover stars and check out all the amazing local designs at the most Insta-worthy market.

There will be a masterclass with Mapule, a yoga ballet class with the Cara Collective, animal flow with Inge Bezuidenhout and so much more. Three stages, 50 speakers, 28 brands and only one place to be – make sure you’re there.

Ready to get fezzy? Get your tickets here.

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