Waterfall celebrates this festive season with a range of exciting outdoor events to usher in summer
09 December 2020. Let Waterfall entertain you, this festive season. If variety is the spice of life, we’re turning up the heat. Whatever your flavour of entertainment, we’ve got it all.
Why not eat your way around the world in Waterfall? Whether you’re a fine-dining foodie or a family looking for lunch and entertainment for the kids, you’re spoilt for choice! With 60 restaurants for you to feast at, you’ll find what you’re craving at Waterfall—no matter what your taste! Check out the Eat your Heart Out page on www.waterfall.co.za to search for your favourite cuisine.
It’s official Sunday Funday is back in full effect!
The ever-popular Waterfall Market officially reopened in the first week of November and as usual, visitors can expect an afternoon filled with live music from local musicians, mouth-watering artisanal delights, refreshing cocktails and the chance to purchase quality crafts from the many stalls.
Waterfall has become a popular hotspot for premium lifestyle experiences, and the market is an extension of that. It provides a platform for many local entrepreneurs to sell their goods, and for local artists to share their creative vision, whether it be through music, movement or the visual arts.
Waterfall Market is located in Waterfall Park and will be open every Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:00. Follow them on Facebook to get updates on festive trading days.
Take a swing at it!
Work on your swing, or practise pitching or putting. Whatever your pleasure, World of Golf, the biggest golf practice facility in the southern hemisphere, is waiting for you at Waterfall. With a mashie course designed by Gary Player, 12 different practice areas and 190 hitting bays, it even features a Gary Player Golf Experience teaching academy. If golf is your game, this is where you need to be. And even if it isn’t, the fitness centre, Nike retail outlet, spa, kiddies play area, family restaurant and conference facilities make for a great day out.
Not quite ready to tee off yet? Don’t worry, Waterfall Wilds has a rather challenging 9-hole 3-par putt-putt course for you to enjoy with the family. Anyone older than six can join in the fun, any day of the week, from 10:00 to 18:00. This is a hole-in-one idea for any occasion!
The thrill is on!
If you’re a thrill-seeker or driving enthusiast, then you’ll love Waterfall’s BMW xDrive Park. Located next to Waterfall Park, the 51 000m2 BMW xDrive Park features 1,3 kilometres of off-road track, designed to showcase the BMW xDrive system. The park features 12 off-road modules, the perfect way for you to put a BMW X vehicle – and your own driving skills – to the test. Come and experience the thrill of driving across rocks, logs, water, soft sand and more… if you dare!
“This park has been designed especially for our BMW fanatics who were looking for an adventure that can be enjoyed by the whole family or friends. It offers enthusiasts the chance to test their mettle over adverse terrain, while having a chance to enjoy the very best in modern off-road driving technology. Waterfall is the perfect location for our park, and we welcome everyone to our xDrive experience,” says, Gennaro Bonafede, Manager of the BMW Driving Experience. For more information, please visit: www.bmw.co.za/xdrivepark
Bond with ponies and horses at Waterfall’s local horse riding facility that offers tailored packages for the whole family—even for little ones as young as two! Situated in Waterfall Equestrian Estate, the Waterfall Equestrian Centre offers lessons in the basics, dressage and show jumping, as well as outrides in the breath-taking surroundings of the Waterfall Equestrian Estate. You can even book a pony party, a romantic outride, or a photo shoot. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/WECridingschool/
#Artoftheday with Novartis and Chris Valentine
The Novartis staircase just got a major makeover, thanks to local artist, Chris Valentine who just unveiled his latest ‘mural’, located on Magwa Crescent.
The vibrant staircase is bound to stop you dead in your tracks and is the perfect backdrop for your impromptu photoshoot, while you wait on the gautrain bus. While you are at it, why not enter the Waterfall City selfie competition, which will be running from now until 31 January 2021. Simply take a selfie anywhere in the City, tag the Waterfall Instagram page and stand a chance to win a R500 voucher!
What if it rains or you’re just not an outdoorsy person? Waterfall’s got you covered.
Race around the most exciting go-karting track in Gauteng at Kyalami Indoor Karting at Mall of Africa or catch the latest blockbuster on the silver screen. Alternatively you can bounce out all your extra energy at BOUNCE Waterfall’s massive indoor trampoline park at the Lifestyle Centre. Take your pick!
And if the kids are driving you crazy, why not get crafty? Create Shop Play is a one-stop arts & crafts centre at Waterfall Wilds, offering ceramic painting, mosaicking, canvas painting and more cool crafty activities for all ages. With access via Nostimo, and space for up to 40 people, the whole family can enjoy a creative morning followed by a Greek lunch—you can even host an arty party here!
BIG BIG FESTIVE-Brought to you by Mall of Africa and Studio Universal
Mall of Africa in partnership with Studio Universal is ready to SUPERSIZE your Festive Season. Between 23 November to 1 January, find one of the BIG BIG Gifts at Mall of Africa and stand a chance to win one of 8 x R5000 Mall of Africa Gift Vouchers. To enter, simply snap a pic with one of the BIG BIG Gift Boxes and tag @_themallofafrica #bigBIGFestiveStudio.
For more information, please visit Studio Universal.
It’s a Wrap
Tis the season to be giving, and Mall of Africa will be donating the proceeds from their gift wrapping service to the Mfudumalo Foundation, to help upgrade their library.
Summer Feast- Tastes and Sounds of Africa
The producers of the Handmade Contemporary Fair, in partnership with Mall of Africa and Gauteng Tourism will be bringing the highly-anticipated Summer Feast the magnificent rolling green lawns of the Mall of Africa’s newly-opened parkland, from Friday 18 December to Sunday 20 December.
This three-day feast showcases Africa’s finest foods – from the palaces of the Niger Delta to the bustling streets of Mamelodi; from Mbege on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, the craft gins of Gauteng, silky wines of the Cape and the craft beers of Limpopo. All while revelling in sounds from some of Africa’s musical giants such as Elaine, Langa Mavuso, and Amanda Black. Tickets cost R180, with free entrance for children under 12. Rest assured that COVID-19 compliant-protocols will be observed and there is a limit of 2500 visitors per day.
The Attacq Foundation is hosting a virtual hike on 12 December, to help raise funds for 500 pairs of school shoes for kids at Phuthumani Primary School in Tembisa and Dr Knack Primary School in Alexander. Participants are asked to make a minimum donation of R50, and can register here
Wonderful new offerings at Mall of Africa
. The Mall also recently welcomed popular food chain Mochachos; Shazmin’s Petite Patisserie, which offers a true bespoke confectionary experience; unisex clothing store, Corridor 7; premium ice-cream store, Paul’s Homemade Ice-cream; men’s casual gear store, Lime Man; a Gap clothing store; healthy food restaurant, Kauai; as well as the stationary shop, Yokico.
Gary Rom Man salon is schedule to open its doors later in December, this promises to be the ultimate grooming experience.
Waterfall is the ultimate destination for all your entertainment needs this summer, and after months of idling indoors during the lockdown, it’s time to embrace outdoor summer adventures again. What could be better than unwinding on a sunny day outdoors at Waterfall? For more information go to www.waterfall.co.za