Go on, get out there and celebrate South Africa’s natural heritage on Heritage Day!
DISCOVER SIX WAYS TO CELEBRATE HERITAGE DAY WITH THE BEST SOUTH AFRICA HAS TO OFFER. PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN TOGETHER, MADE BETTER WITH MEGAMASTER.
There’s more to Heritage Day than just another day off work. It’s the day to remember why you are proudly South African. The day to celebrate the unique cultures, diversity and natural heritage that we South Africans call our own. So, before you light up that fire to celebrate National Braai Day, get out there and enjoy the abundance of natural heritage your country has on offer. Then, pull out the tongs and get the braai going!
HERE ARE 6 WAYS TO ENJOY THE BEST OF SOUTH AFRICA’S NATURAL HERITAGE.
1. GO FOR A HIKE
No matter which part of the country you live in, there are plenty of walks and hikes to choose from in South Africa. Whether it’s a day’s walk or an overnight trek, hiking through pristine nature is the best way to shed stress and get in touch with yourself. Not only that but being immersed in Mother Nature will remind you why it’s our responsibility as South Africans to take care of it.
2. VISIT ONE OF SA’S HERITAGE SITES
With 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites, South Africa is a global hotspot for natural and cultural treasures. What better way to spend the day than visiting one of these phenomenal sites and learning more about the country in which you live? Whether it’s a picnic on Table Mountain, a historical tour on Robben Island or a hike in the Maloti Drakensberg Park, you won’t be sorry you made an effort.
3. VISIT A NATIONAL PARK
Want to get to know the Big 5 up close and personal? South Africa is home to 20 national parks! There is no excuse not to enjoy what our country prides itself on its wildlife. Also, when you support national parks, you’re contributing to wildlife conservation as a whole. So get the family together and start planning your Heritage Day trip to the bush!
4. GO CAMPING
How about celebrating National Braai Day out of town? Sound like fun? Then start planning your camping trip. Fact is, there is nothing better than gathering around a campfire with friends, stargazing with your loved one or exploring the great outdoors with your kids. So, ditch the traffic and pollution, pack your tent and sleeping bag and head off to your nearest camping spot.
5. PLANT AN INDIGENOUS TREE
If you’re looking for a way to add to South Africa’s natural heritage, how about planting an indigenous tree? Exotic trees encroach on natural areas and deplete the water table for indigenous plants and trees. Planting local trees helps maintain healthy ecosystems and adds to the biodiversity of our country. So, before you burn some exotic wattle to cook your Heritage Day lamb chops make sure you first add a new tree to your garden.
6. DONATE TO A WILDLIFE CAUSE
What would South Africa be without its wildlife? With urban sprawl and other pressures like illegal poaching, many of our most iconic species are facing extinction. As South Africans, it’s our responsibility to help safeguard our wildlife heritage for future generations to come. How about celebrating this Heritage Day by donating to a wildlife cause of your choice?
BONUS! START A FIRE, START A MOVEMENT
This Heritage Day - Start a fire, Start a movement. Celebrate our country's rich natural heritage and help save the Southern white rhino. And stand to win the experience of a lifetime for you and three friends meeting over 300 rhinos face-to-face. Plus, four-nights at Rockwood Conservation’s 5-star luxury lodge
Visit the competition page to find out more. Megamaster Supports Rhino Conservation To Celebrate Heritage Day.
With Megamaster’s Rhino Ball Eco-Firelighters we’re bringing braaiing, and wildlife conservation together, made better. We’re helping South Africans support rhino conservation by partnering with the ground-breaking Rockwood Conservation.
Rockwood is committed to saving the Southern white rhino with its unique approach called “aggressive conservation”. To date, they’ve had the highest success rate growing their rhino population to over 300 happy, healthy rhinos. It’s also where we source our special ingredient. Dung.