Things to do in February
WHAT ARE WE READING...
PJ POWERS: HERE I AM
This is the memoir of PJ Powers (Thandeka – as she is known to Soweto crowds in South Africa), one of our most iconic musicians. Penelope Jane Dunlop is a South African musician who has recorded 15 albums and is well known for her UK chart hit "World in Union" (with Ladysmith Black Mambazo) in 1995. The book is set in the turbulent backdrop of South Africa’s recent political history and is an intimate and funny story of the life and times of this country’s most recognisable and enduring performers. It covers her life story from the time she became famous to the time she was struggling with an alcohol addiction near death experience. This is a must-read for those of you that want to learn more about South African culture and history during and after the Apartheid years.
For more information, visit Penguin Books.
THE CROC CITY CROCODILE AND REPTILE PARK
This is one of the most exciting places to visit in South Africa, with thrilling activities, exotic animals and delicious food on offer for the whole family. It is located just five minutes from Fourways and is an amazing place to learn more about crocodiles and other reptiles. Here you will be able to hold a baby crocodile, touch exotic snakes and get "up close and personal" with a tarantula all in one day! There is also a zip-line tour which consists of two cable sections which enable you to glide over the crocodile enclosures. Who wouldn’t want to strap up, hop on and zip over a pond of hungry Nile crocodiles, while all your friends look on in amazement and one hundred crocodiles watch from below?
For more information, visit http://croccity.co.za
FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD ...
THE HAZEL FOOD MARKET
If you are looking for fresh produce and home-grown products, then this market is the place to be. Here you’ll find fresh fruit and vegetables, delicious cakes and sweets, various types of breads, ready-to-eat meals, frothy cappuccinos, mouth-watering milkshakes, deli-style products and much, much more! The market is open every Saturday from 8am to 2pm in Menlo Park, in the heart of Pretoria’s old East. The aim of the Hazel Food Market is to provide a variety of fresh products straight from the producer in a convenient and authentic way.
For more information, visit http://wp.hazelfoodmarket.co.za.