LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE
LIFE AND LEISURE NEWS AND REVIEWS
RISE AND DANCE
There’s no better way to start your day than with a session of grooving, laughing and connecting with others. Secret Sunrise is a global movement that was born in Zambia and aims to unite the world through dance and conscious collaboration. It’s an urban craze in which people gather to celebrate the dawn of a new day. Participants are each given a set of wireless headphones so they can enjoy the soundtrack, let loose and express themselves through movement – all without disturbing the neighbours. This magical morning dance party takes place every fortnight in different venues across SA. Visit: www.secretsunrise.com
EXPERIENCE NEW HEIGHTS
Visit the Graskop Gorge Lift to experience Mpumalanga’s breathtaking beauty from above. Situated on top of a cliff, it boasts views of the Motitsi Waterfall and the lush forest below. You can amble through the impressive walkway, unwind at the restaurant, visit the contemporary African art gallery or shop at the community craft market.
FLOAT YOUR BOAT
Sipping cocktails and soaking up the sun on board a private yacht is the ultimate way to enjoy summer. Yacht Week, a popular event in the Mediterranean where visitors spend a week on a sailboat, mooring and partying at idyllic destinations, has become all the rage. SA’S in-crowd are getting on board with yacht life, with an array of companies offering guests the opportunity to charter their own yacht off the coast of Cape Town. During the summer season, Serenity Cruises allows patrons to choose between a lunchtime or sunset catamaran. Alternatively, you can join the fun on one of its scheduled Sexy Clifton Yacht parties, complete with a DJ, welcome drinks and canapés. Visit: www.serenitycruises.co.za
FOOD FOR LIFE
The moringa tree is the most nutrient-rich plant known to science. It contains more than 90 nutrients, 46 antioxidants and 18 amino acids, offering a host of health benefits. Nutrition company Moringa Wellness has created a range of fruit bars, spreads, drinks, powders and supplements using southern African indigenous natural plant extracts. All the products are 100% natural, with no added sugar or preservatives. Visit: www.moringa-wellness.com
Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and immerse yourself in an authentic cultural experience. Kwazulunatal-based tour company Beyond Zulu Experience offers guests the opportunity to experience a stay at a traditional Zulu homestead, where you can learn how to brew traditional beer, visit local schools, partake in community services or attend traditional ceremonies. In the evenings, you can listen to the elders share folklore or enjoy the traditional dancing. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of the Biyela people, who are directly related to the Zulu royal house. Visit: www.zuluexperience.co.za
COME WINE WITH US
Food and wine pairings are being taken to new heights with Come Wine With Us – gatherings that bring together people from all over SA to enjoy stimulating conversation, amazing wine and fantastic food. These fabulous foodie events aim to showcase revered and emerging South African wine estates and restaurants. Regular events are hosted in Johannesburg,
Cape Town and Pretoria.