Heritage Day falls on a Wednesday this year (2014) and is a South African public holiday that celebrates our country’s diversity, shared cultures and everything that makes us unique. Here in the Lowveld, we have some great ideas on what you can do to celebrate Heritage Day.
Heritage Day falls on a Wednesday this year (2014) and is a South African public holiday that celebrates our country’s diversity, shared cultures and everything that makes us unique. Not only do we get to enjoy a day off work or school, but we get a day to beat the drum about what makes us truly South African. Here in the Lowveld, we have some great ideas on what you can do to celebrate Heritage Day.
Whether you celebrate the 24th of September 2014 as Heritage Day or National Braai Day, one thing we can agree on is that a braai is always a good idea. I braai therefore I am South African has become a trademark amongst our patriotic citizens and we all know how much fun a good braai is. So stock up on the steak, wors, pap and sheba and enjoy a traditional braai on Heritage Day with your friends or family.
Visit Kruger National Park
Get your binoculars and biltong ready and head out to Kruger National Park for a fun day of game viewing in South Africa’s largest national park. That’s not all you will find at Kruger National Park, a number of historic locations and many prehistoric rock art sites attest to the park’s rich cultural heritage. Explore areas you may have never been to before such as Masorini Village, Thulamela Hill, Albasini Ruins and the Stevenson-Hamilton memorial library.
Check out the Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail
The Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail, a 38km self drive exploration trail that runs up the scenic Bulembu pass to Swaziland, is South Africa’s newest tourism landmark initiative that has the world talking and its right here on our doorstep. Why not get a group of friends together and explore these fascinating mountains. After all, the Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains of the Barberton Greenstone Belt are now on the tentative list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site programme.
Take out those old family photo albums
Why not gather the family and dust off those old family photo albums. Take some time to look to the past to see how your personal heritage has shaped how you live today. Learn a few things about your great grandparents and even your great-great grandparents. Ask family members about what they did, where they lived and how these things shaped the development of your family as you know it today.
Visit Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate
A place to build your heritage, Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate is a luxury residential development in the Mpumalanga Lowveld that offers a secure, exclusive and eco-sensitive lifestyle to all families living there. It incorporates a working farm that contributes to the sustainability and long-term investment value for all property owners. Spacious, one hectare stands with breathtaking views are for sale from R895 000. If you’re in the market for a new place to call home, why not visit us on Heritage Day. Contact our agents Dalene Minnaar (082 826 1100) or Marion Ten Cate (082 554 6904).