Things to do and places to visit during the July Vac
Finally vac is here. The hours grafting for exams has had its toll on you. Tired, yet relieved, you can finally just sit back and relax. However it won’t be long until boredom sets in and the walls of your room feel like they are closing in around you. Either that, or you find all the late night study sessions and munchies runs have chomped your bank account.
Student Village has done some looking for you, and has a list of places and things you can do this vac, that will relax you, stimulate your brain and save you a whole bundle of cash.
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm
Admission: R40 for students and guided tours are an additional R5.
It never hurts to take a journey back into the past. Doing so teaches and reminds us of who we are and where we came from. The Aprtheid Musuem is one such place where you can get a glimpse into the time and turmoils your parents went through. A trip there will show you how much the country has changed and how lucky we are to be living in a democratic country.
Another option for you is to simply get outdoors with a group of mates. Arrange s game of soccer in the park, start running or learn how to fly a kite.
These are cheap ideas and have great benefits in terms of you bonding with your friends and getting some exercise at the same time. Getting outside for whatever reason is a proven cure for depression.
A posh wharf turned shopping area with upscale stores, cafés, restaurants, and bars. Stroll along the docks and past the Table Bay Hotel or stop at the enclosed handicrafts market. Don't miss a photo op at Nobel Square, where bronze statues of four of the country's Nobel Peace Prize winners, including Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, stand side-by-side next to the V&A hotel.
Hike back down the mountain on the Skeleton Gorge or Nursery Ravine path to enter Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden from the back of the property. At 1,300 acres (528 hectares), Kirstenbosch is one of the largest botanical gardens in the world, and it is home almost exclusively to native South African species. This is a goodplace to see fynbos, the native scrubland vegetation, and the protea, the country's national flower. Pack a picnic dinner to eat on the expansive lawn.
Open Monday to Saturday from 8:30 am to 4pm.
This is Durban’s evocative and graphic apartheid museum and includes an interesting beer brewing and distribution exhibit. Also, its free.
You shouldn't miss visiting Africa's largest marine theme park –. The park is themed with tasteful African imagery and sets the scene for loads of fun and adventure. uShaka has a wealth of activities to keep you enthralled, from entertainment at Sea World, to shopping in uShaka Village Walk retail village, an assortment of restaurants offering delectable cuisine, to fun in the sun on the water slides of Wet 'n Wild or just simply lazing about sunbathing on uShaka Beach.