As the temperature rises a couple of degrees and the year draws to a close, there are many reason why you’d want to spend more time outside. So if you’re not too broke, or keen on gardening, here are five things to do this weekend.

Cape Town: The Wedding Expo


Whether you’re planning your wedding, dreaming of getting married or want to give the man (or woman) in your life a not-so-subtle nudge, the wedding expo is the place for you. The expo showcases a variety of wedding essentials – from invitation cards to honeymoon destinations – and is an essential one-stop-shop for planning your big day.

Date: 3 – 4 October

For more information:
Take a look at the Wedding Expo’s website, here.

Hermanus: Whale Festival


Now in its 24th year, the Hermanus Whale Festival celebrates the magnificent sea mammal with sight-seeing trips and a variety of family activities.

Date: 2 – 4 October

For more information:
Visit the Hermanus Whale Festival website, here.

Port Elizabeth: Herald Kids and Baby Expo


If you’re in PE, visit the Kids and Baby Expo at the Boardwalk Exhibition Centre in Summerstrand. The expo brings parents and guardians a variety of furniture, décor, activities, crafts for your kids.
Date: 2 – 4 October
For more information:

Johannesburg: Hobby X


Hobby-X is a showcase of hobby and crafts. This weekend it’s coming to Midrand.

Indulge the desire for the unique, the one-off, the authentically created. Discover the Artisan in you! Visit Hobby-X Midrand, this weekend to find all the materials and inspiration you need to create up-to-the-minute, one-of-a-kind, made-with-love, hand-crafted designer pieces. Embrace the resurgence of the handmade that is so in vogue, and have tons of fun too. You can even attend a workshop or two!

Date: 2 – 4 October

For more information:
Visit the Hobby-X website, here.
Check out Hobby-X on Facebook, here.

Johannesburg: rAge expo


A bit of an early heads-up, but the rAge expo kicks off on 09 October. rAge is the largest computer, gaming and technology expo in South Africa, and is the closest equivalent we have to the USA’s E3. rAge also hosts the biggest “BYOC” LAN in South Africa, so if you’re keen on joining, find out more here.
Date: 9 – 11 October
For more information:
Check out the rAge website here,  for tickets and information about the expo.