Heritage Day – this is a very special day in our calendar as it’s a reminder of the shared history we have that ties us together.  It is a day when we need to stop, think to take a minute to be grateful for and appreciate our beautiful country.  Heritage Day is also known as National Braai Day.

Here are a few of our favourite ideas for celebrating Heritage Day with your family and friends.

  1. Explore Your Family Heritage

Heritage Day is all about coming together and celebrating culture and a shared past. This makes Heritage Day a great time to get together with your family (and friends) and delve into your family heritage.

  1. Visit Heritage Sites – Local is Lekker

With 9 official World Heritage Sites in South Africa, and many amazing cultural and natural sites, exploring the rich heritage of our nation this Heritage Day is a must!

Here are a few of favourite Gauteng Heritage Sites include The Mandela House, Constitution Hall, Soweto Theatre and The Cradle of Humankind, to name a few.

  1. Learn a New Word

South Africa is diverse and has 11 national languages, so why not use Heritage Day to learn a new word or phrase.  Learning how to greet people and make basic conversation is an ideal way to celebrate our Rainbow Nation’s diversity this Heritage Month!

How to say ‘hello’ in all 11 of SA’s official languages

  • English – Hello!
  • Afrikaans – Hallo
  • isiNdebele – Lotjhani!
  • isiXhosa – Molo!
  • isiZulu – Sawubona!
  • Sepedi – Dumela!
  • Setswana – Dumela!
  • Sesotho – Dumela!
  • Xitsonga – Avuxeni!
  • siSwati – Sawubona!
  • Tshivenda – Ndaa!
  1. Eat South African

Whether you’re enjoining a braaibredieumngqusho or bobotie, feasting on some traditional South African dishes is another great way to celebrate your Heritage Day.

  1. Live Out uBuntu

We should aspire to live out uBuntu every month, Heritage Day reminds about shared humanity.  Let’s show kindness and warmth to all South Africans as well as all the visitors exploring our beautiful country.  Use this time to not only celebrate

How will you be celebrating Heritage Day?

How are you planning on celebrating your South African heritage this Heritage Day?  We will be at Glenburn Lodge & Spa for their “Taste of South Africa” Outdoor Food Event to experience a taste of South Africa through various cultural food stalls held in our luscious garden with live music.  There will be different staions of food to taste & experience with food stations such as South African Braai Station, Greek Spit Braai Station, Cape Malay Potjie Station, Indian, German, Pedia & Zulu Stations this is going to be the better place to be on Heritage Day.

Price per person of R190-00 includes the entire cultural food experience (excluding beverages).

Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting them

on Tel : 011 668 1600 |


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