Here are low-cost events to take you through January

Walter sisulu national botanical gardensPHOTOs: SUPPLIED
Walter sisulu national botanical gardensPHOTOs: SUPPLIED

So the festivities have come to an end and you’ve hopefully found some time to relax, but you’re most likely too broke to afford outings. Phumlani S Langa gives you low-cost events to take you into the year.



Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

Until February 28, from 8am

R15 to R55 at

The great outdoors never disappoint, and the entrance fee isn’t too hefty. Take your dog or that special someone for a walk. Do the picnic thing while you are at it – the whole family will definitely enjoy the fresh air.



Cowhouse Market


Until January 12, 9am

Free event. Book by emailing

Grab handmade delights to eat, buy some trinkets or perhaps a few gifts for any unfortunate souls whose birthdays are during a month when cash is a bit tight.



Orlando Pirates vs Mamelodi Sundowns

FNB Stadium

January 11, 3pm

R40 at

Watch the two local soccer giants dual it out at the historic venue.



The Saunter in Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal

Until May 31, 7.30am

Free event. For more info, go to

Just the word ‘saunter’ sounds relaxing. But fun walks and runs bring up this mental image of work. It’s the beginning of the year and we’re trying to stroll back into the swing of things.


Cape Town Jazzathon 2020

V&A Waterfront

Until January 12, 1pm

Free event. Go to for more info

It’s the new year, and we hope you can see things more clearly. To help you get a handle on what your ears are exposed to, how does an offering of free local and international jazz sound?


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