Get out and enjo won­der­ful holid


Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODDRINKING - JBJ RE­PORTERS

SCHOOLS close on Fri­day and it’s the start of a long sum­mer hol­i­day. We have put to­gether a guide to keep ’Beans busy and en­ter­tained dur­ing the hol­i­days. OUT­DOORS

Africa’s first to­bog­gan track is now open in Bel­lville at Cool Run­nings To­bog­gan Fam­ily Park. This ad­ven­ture sport is cur­rently pop­u­lar around the world right now. The park of­fers a sum­mer ver­sion of the win­ter sport but on steel in­stead of snow.

A to­bog­gan is a sled that you ride down a 1.25km-long twist­ing, snaky half-pipe of steel. It is suit­able for all ages, even eight-yearolds can go it alone, while un­der­eights sit on a two-seater with an adult. The park is op­po­site the Bel- lville Velo­drome, in Tyger­val­ley.

It is open Tues­days to Fri­days from 11am-6pm and on week­ends from 9am-6pm.

The track is closed dur­ing rainy weather. Tick­ets cost R65 for three rides, R120 for four and R180 for six.

Ta­ble Moun­tain, re­cently voted one of the New 7Won­ders of Na­ture, of­fers loads of fun and cool things to do on the moun­tain top. From De­cem­ber 10 to Jan­uary 15, chil­dren vis­it­ing the ca­ble­way will re­ceive a 20- page ac­tiv­ity book filled with games. There are trea­sure hunts too. Fa­ther Christ­mas and his help­ful Christ­mas Fairy will also be there be­tween 11am and 1pm daily from De­cem­ber 24 to De­cem­ber 25. Tick­ets for adults cost R97.50 and chil­dren R47.50

Car­ols by can­dle­light will be held at Kirsten­bosch from De­cem­ber 15 to 18. It is or­gan­ised by the Ro­tary Club of Kirsten­bosch. The con­certs start at 8pm each night and gates open at 5pm. Tick­ets are only avail­able at Pick n Pay. For more in­for­ma­tion call 0800 11 22 88 or 083 270 9286. THE­ATRE

En­ter­tainer Pe­dro The Mu­sic Man will star in the show The Mer­maid from Zanz­ibar at the Kalk Bay The­atre from De­cem­ber 20 un­til Jan­uary 7. It is suit­able for chil­dren aged four to 10. Shows are at 11am. Tick­ets cost R50. To book visit

The Jun­gle The­atre Com­pany will be per­form­ing Meta­mor­pho­sis, a street the­atre pro­duc­tion, at the Grass Ter­race on Muizen­berg Main Beach this week on Thurs­day and Fri­day at 4pm and then next

GO!: A day out for the fam­ily is to try out Africa’s first to­bog­gan track in Bel­lville.

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