What to do this Heritage Day


If you are like most South Africans, you will spend this Friday 24 September inhaling the enticing braai fumes and eating like food is going out of fashion. Visit the bidorbuy Braai & Outdoor Cooking to see just what you need for a perfect South African braai. There may be still time to make a last minute purchase; however, do remember to calculate the delivery time.

Of course, South African Heritage Day is about much more than excellent food.

September 24 is a recently introduced public holiday. The aim of Heritage Day is to recognise and celebrate various aspects of the rich and varied South African culture: sites and monuments of historical importance, language, wild life, food, works of art, and more. Heritage Day promotes the idea that variety is a national asset and an important aspect of South African identity.

Depending of where in South Africa you happen to be, you may want to explore South African heritage by visiting:

  • One of South African national parks (even if you do not quite make it for the free entrance days from 17 to 21 September 2010);
  • The Cradle of Humanity, that testimony that we all, from Alaska to Australia, hail from the Southern tip of Africa (and are therefore South African);
  • Robben Island, the famous heritage site of historical significance, the island is where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned before becoming South Africa’s president in 1994;
  • Ukhahlamba Drakensberg, the magnificent geographic features and the large concentration of rock paintings, made by the San people over 4,000 years ago;
  • The National Treasures art exhibition, showcasing a collection of work from more than 50 artists, open until 26 September 2010 at the Hollard Villa Arcadia, in Parktown, Johannesburg.

Also, remember to include a visit to bidorbuy into your itinerary – after all, www.bidorbuy.co.za is a landmark in its own right, being the first and the biggest South African online marketplace and auction site.