Here’s What You Should Be Getting Up To In April

Kirsten Curtis |

You have 150 hours of free time this month. Kick some ass

Cheese is proof that not all heroes wear capes. To experience the true life-saving benefits of cheddar and chevre alike, take a pilgrimage to the SA Cheese Festival in Stellies. Sample the best smoked, cured and aged varieties while learning how to pair dairy with the right vino. Tickets at 28-30 APR


Hang Up The Cape
Need a break from saving the world? Hit pause at Splashy Fen Music Festival, in Underberg in KZN – an antidote to the hustle and bustle of everyday office life. Catch The Temper Trap, and leave with a deep understanding of what it means to take it easy. 13-16 APR


Secret Serum
The kryptonite of any urban-dwelling hero is that quality plonk is usually reserved for folks willing to trek off to the countryside. However, the caped crusaders at Tuning the Vine are bringing vino into the inner-city of Joburg, giving you a chance to sample some of the best wines in the country. All you’ll need is a wristband, a curious palate and an iron liver. Just tag in a designated driver or Uber for the ride home. 6 APR


Heroic Feats
There’s nothing quite as motivating as staring down the barrel of one of SA’s toughest races. First step: sign up to The Toyota Warrior Race #3. Second step: lie in the foetal position and question all your life choices. Final step: start training your ass off. The obstacle course race, which takes place on Van Gallens Cheese Farm in Hartbeespoort, crams a series of exponentially more torturous obstacles into your choice of 5km, 10km or 15km routes. Just remember: you’ll feel like a friggin’ hero when you cross the finish line. 22-23 APR



A hero needs an arch nemesis. This 620km adventure race definitely counts. The Durban Dash Down will take you from Joburg to Durban – and you have 60 hours to cycle, on tar and trail, to the line. Bonus: you’ll have to fend for yourself from start to finish. 27-29 APR


MH is playing…
Mass Effect Andromeda is an all-out space-capade featuring a giant open world full of aliens to chase down, gun down and, occasionally, talk to.
Or, how you’ll spend whatever’s left of those 150 hours. Available Now on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.


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