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Make the most of the Heritage Day public holiday at these events – from picnics to a day focused on African-Italian cuisine – in and around Johannesburg.

Celebrate Heritage Day In Joburg

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Heritage Day – sometimes affectionately known as 'national braai day' – is the perfect excuse to wind down and relax.

Celebrate our nation's diversity and culture on 24 September with one of our pick of events to attend in Joburg.

Heritage Day options in Joburg

Heritage Day Picnic 

Quatermain Faircity Hotel is hosting a picnic for Heritage Day, serving up a wide selection of traditional South African foods such as boerewors, chicken satays, pepperdews stuffed with feta and more. A picnic platter menu will be available at the event. 

While away the day at the hotel's gardens, where the main food station will be accompanied by an old-school South African sweet bar where you'll be able to savour old-school classic sweet treats including Chappies, marshmallow mice and more. 

Where: Quatermain Faircity Hotel, 60 West Road, South Morningside, Sandton

When: 24 September 2019, 12pm–4pm

Cost: R295 per person

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African-Italian Art Lunch for Heritage Day 

Café del Sol, located at the Bryanston Shopping Centre, is hosting a unique experience to celeberate Heritage Day. Luyanda Mafanya, a semi fianlist on My Kitchen Rules will be serving up her African-Italian inspired heritage day menu, allowing guests to savour a unique mix of flavours in the private dining room. 

The event will also include a creative twist: the 'Creative Curations Art of Dining' will be showcased and aims to widen attendees' knowledge of contemporary and uncoventional art. This session will be presented by curatedbythembi.There are limited seats for the event; bookings can be made by emailing

Where: Café del Sol Botanico, Bryanston Shopping Centre 

When: 24 September 2019, 1pm–3pm

Cost: R750 per person, includes a three-course meal and wine from Idiom Wines 

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Braai & Beer on Heritage Day 

Celebrate Heritage Day the traditional way with a range of braaied meats and a beer at the Thaba Eco Hotel & Spa in Glenvista.

A buffet of delicious food items will be available, including a choice of salads, braai meat and traditional South African desserts.

Darling Brewery Beer will be on offer for the day as you relax and unwind. 

Bookings for the event are essential; email or call 010-822-1870. 

Where: Thaba Eco Hotel & Spa, Impala Road, Glenvista, Gauteng

When: 24 September 2019, 12.30pm–5pm. 

Cost: R200 per person (includes salads, starch options, three meats and dessert). If more food is ordered, additional prices apply. 

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