24 Hours under water? The Two Oceans Aquarium ready to test human endurance in diving marathon

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Ever wanted to be a mermaid? These students from the University of Cape Town's Underwater Club will get the chance to do just that with a 24-hour diving marathon. 

Hosted by the Two Oceans Aquarium, the Diver24 Marathon will test their endurance - and their lungs - to extreme levels. Their attempt will be visible throughout the exhibits, making friends with the fishes and trying not to piss off the sharks.

Non-divers can come join in on the action with a special night event at the aquarium which will involve experts talking about diving, trying on scuba gear and watching short films about the art of the dive. All ticket sales will be donated to charity. 

When: 7 March 2020 from 18:30

Where: Two Oceans Aquarium  

Tickets: You can buy tickets on Quicket - adults are R185, children between 4-13 are R90, and children from 14-17, SA students and pensioners are R140.

Learn more about it here 

Other March Madness

From wellness retreats to comedy festivals to diving marathons, March is the month to unwind and recharge your body and mind. Indulge, take every opportunity and enjoy a few belly-laughs. 

Here are some of the best events to attend in South Africa this March: 

Cape Town International Comedy Festival

Don't miss over a doze international artists from the comedy capitals of the world joining South Africa's funniest peeps for SA's biggest chuckle fest.

When: 1 March 

Where: Artscape Theatre

 Randfontein Show Food & Music Festival

West Rand's biggest Food & Music Festival with 100's of stalls, great music, food & entertainment for the whole family. 

When: 5 – 8 March 

Where: Greenhills Stadium, Randfontein 

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The March Obs-fficial Thrift Fest

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From second-hand, to hand-made to good food, coffee and silver rings - this is the ultimate Cape Town thrifting opportunity for savvy shoppers!

When: 7 March 2020

Where: Observatory Community Centre 

Cape Town Cycle Tour

With the 42nd running of its world-famous cycling tour as its crescendo, the Cape Town Cycle Tour Lifecycle Week is an eight-day celebration of all things cycling. 

When: 8 March

Where: Cape Town Stadium Precinct 

Bazique

The 2020 edition of the festival will feature 9 international DJs and 60 local live bands and DJs, delightfully spliced with performance art, spectacular installations, art-cars, art-boats, pop ups and a smorgasbord of the unexpected. 

When: 13 – 15 March

Where: Elgin Grabouw Country Club

Decorex Durban

Don't miss Africa's biggest décor, design and lifestyle exhibition in Durban - be prepared to be inspired. 

When: 19 - 22 March 

Where: Durban Exhibition Centre, Durban

Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK)

This long-standing Afrikaans language arts festival takes place yearly in the South African town of Oudtshoorn. The festival includes both the visual and the performing arts.

When: 24 – 29 March

Where: Oudtshoorn

Retreat Yourself 2020

Expand your mind, unravel your body and let your soul dance for over 4 days of complete freedom, indulging your every whim. 

When: 26 - 29 March

Where: Elandskloof Farm Cottages, Theewaterskloof 

Cape Town International Jazz Festival

This annual jazz festival takes place in the electric Mother City, bringing some of the continent's best jazz artists together for a show like now other. 

When: 27 – 28 March 

Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)

Corona Sunsets Festival Cape Town and Joburg

Not to be confused with the 'coronavirus', this is the kind of corona you want to interact with. Don't miss an epic event that promises you lots of sensational moments, good music and a stellar sunset in all its glory.

When: 28 March 2020

Where: The Bungalow Clifton & Oval Field, Johannesburg

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