Get out and get some fresh air.
With the easing up of lockdown regulations, more options have become available for you to start moving around and to get out of the house.
While taking a break from the couch may be vital to sustain optimal wellbeing it’s also crucial as usual to keep up with social distancing, wearing a mask and sanitising.
Check out some of the fun options available for a fun day out.
Lace up those trainers and get some exercise on a fun hike perfect for families and friends.
If you’re in the Mother City, head up Lion’s Head for an early morning trek or an afternoon hike guaranteed to be magical.
Residents in Johannesburg can make a day of
it and head to Modderfontein Reserve which is open for
hiking, cycling and running from Tuesday to Sunday, 6am to 6pm.
Get your caffeine fix
As the lockdown levels have come down, many looked forward to getting their cuppa from their favourite hub.
Visit your favourite spot for a pick-me-up, a reprieve from the confines of your home or the luxury of revisiting pre-Covid memories.
Markets are a big thing and exist in virtually all neighbourhoods across South Africa. Go out and get some fresh produce or some of your favourite foods from a market near you.
Mojo Market in Sea Point have opened their facilities for sit-down meals and trade from Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm to 8pm.
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HEY MOJO FAMILY! ?? We would like to share some very positive news with the restaurant community and hospitality industry. ?? ?? Acutely aware and sensitive to the challenges that so many are facing and in full support of efforts to relax restrictions, we feel it necessary to share that close to 1 000 people supported @theMojoMarket yesterday. ?? . . . Numbers were spread throughout the day and at no time did it feel crowded. This is a positive sign for all and a real indicator of a shift in consumer behaviour. . . . While a few vendors have not yet returned, the majority came back on July 1st. Most are attempting to grow their deliveries but we are pleased to see a positive uptake in foot traffic and sit down meal purchases. ?? . . . Mojo has very strict hygiene protocols in place with social distancing measures enforced. We would like to thank our loyal customers, vendors and staff for their incredible support! ?? ???? #MojoMarket #HeartOfSeaPoint #CapeTown . . . Mojo is open Tuesdays - Sundays ; 12h00 - 20h00 30 Regent Rd, Sea Point.
Oranjezicht City Farm Market is another perfect way to spend a weekend morning and is open again so pop around for some of their locally sourced produce and delicious treats.
With many places still closed, options are limited for kids. Nurseries are open, however, and offer an escape for families and an opportunity to explore what’s on offer.
Visit your local nursery to see which plants are in season or get some herbs for a fabulous kitchen grow box.
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If you've just planted seeds, it's important to keep a close eye on things. Without a bit of care and attention, the seeds may not germinate and grow into healthy plants. ?? ? ? A few tips:? - Keep seeds moist until they germinate. ? - After germination, reduce watering to encourage deep root development.? - Protect young seedlings from birds with protective netting.? - Ward off snails by surrounding seedlings with crushed eggshells.? - If you sow your seeds too thickly (particularly smaller seeds), wait until the seedlings are about 7cm high before you thin them out.? ? Happy gardening!? ? _? _? ? #seeds #gardening #vegetablegarden #gardener #growyourownfood
Feel the sand between your toes
Visit your nearest beach or dam for some fresh air and a little sunshine.
Lockdown may have left you feeling lethargic and listless and some time spent in the sun may be just what’s called for.
Being near water is perfect for a family who loves to feel the sand beneath their feet or enjoy ice cream from a local vendor.