Customer Events Calendar 2019

Cape Union Mart is always trying to help fellow explorers reach their dreams, and with that in mind, we host a series of FREE customer based events with a variety of partners, topics, and speakers. Talks include refreshments and discounted shopping.   

These events range in topic, with one common goal, to extend the knowledge to our adventurers.
This space is updated regularly, so keep an eye out and be sure not to miss them.

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Can Aardvark Take the Heat?

Date: Thursday 18 July
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue: Cape Union Mart, Eastgate Adventure Centre
RSVP here 

The distinctive-looking aardvark is a bucket-list tick for nature lovers, but in future sightings may become rarer than ever. Join us for a presentation by Dr Robyn Hetem of Wits University to learn how climate change is putting these animals under pressure. Find out more about the secretive life of this specialist digger and the challenges they face.

Cape Union Mart and Wild Magazine have partnered to bring you talks on the great outdoors and conservation issues. Talks include refreshments and discounted shopping at Cape Union Mart.

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Survivor Kids' Events 

 

Cape Town Kids Event - Survivor Skills 101

Date: Saturday 27 July 2019
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am (Survivor Skills), 11.00am - 12.00pm (Climbing wall open)
Venue: Cape Union Mart, Canal Walk Adventure Centre
City: Cape Town
RSVP here 

Ever wondered what you would do if you were a castaway on a deserted island? Us too! Come and join Nico Panagio from the MNET series, Survivor SA and SCOUTS at Cape Union Mart to learn how to protect yourself from the elements. We'll teach you some tricks to survive in the wild as well as what K-Way gear will keep you warm and dry. Stay afterwards for a chance to gear up and tackle our in-store climbing wall. *This event is geared towards kids aged 7 years old and up.

As Survivor SA's official gear sponsor, Cape Union Mart have partnered with Scouts to bring you this fun, educational event for kids and teens of Cubs and Scouts-going age. Entry is free of charge and includes snack packs for the kids and discounted shopping at Cape Union Mart. Book now to secure your seats.

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Joburg Kids Event - Survivor Skills 101

Date: Saturday 27 July 2019
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am (Survivor Skills), 11.00am - 12.00pm (Bouldering wall open)
Venue: Cape Union Mart, Eastgate Adventure Centre
City: Joburg
RSVP here

Ever wondered what you would do if you were a castaway on a deserted island? Us too! Come and join SCOUTS at Cape Union Mart to learn how to protect yourself from the elements. We'll teach you some tricks to survive in the wild as well as what K-Way gear will keep you warm and dry. Stay afterwards for a chance to gear up and tackle our in-store bouldering wall. *This event is geared towards kids aged 7 years old and up.

As Survivor SA's official gear sponsor, Cape Union Mart have partnered with Scouts to bring you this fun, educational event for kids and teens of Cubs and Scouts-going age. Entry is free of charge and includes snack packs for the kids and discounted shopping at Cape Union Mart. Book now to secure your seats.

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Durban Kids Event - Survivor Skills 101

Date: Saturday 27 July 2019
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Venue: Cape Union Mart, Pavilion
City: Cape Town
RSVP here

Ever wondered what you would do if you were a castaway on a deserted island? Us too! Join SCOUTS at Cape Union Mart to learn how to protect yourself from the elements. We'll teach you some tricks to survive in the wild as well as what K-Way gear will keep you warm and dry. *This event is geared towards kids aged 7 years old and up.

As Survivor SA's official gear sponsor, Cape Union Mart have partnered with Scouts to bring you this fun, educational event for kids and teens of Cubs and Scouts-going age. Entry is free of charge and includes snack packs for the kids and discounted shopping at Cape Union Mart. Book now to secure your seats.

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Hiking Dates 

River Trail Circuit Hike

Date: Sunday 7 July 2019
Time: 09:00 - 12:00
Venue: Silvermine West
RSVP: Contact hike leader Mark Hawthorne on 076 671 5586 or email [email protected] to make a booking.

The circuit route starts at Silvermine dam and is a relatively easy walk through the fynbos. We return via the River Walk path which meanders its way back to the dam along the river course. This is a Grade 2A hike - a moderate walk with no exposure to heights Entrance fee or Wild Card applies. Bookings close Friday 18.00. No Smoking allowed Wear loose, light clothing and sturdy walking shoes. Bring along a warm jacket, rain gear and a sun hat. Remember to carry at least 2 litres of water and some high energy snacks.

Contact hike leader Mark Hawthorne on 076 671 5586 or email [email protected] to make a booking.

Cape Union Mart and Come Hike Hiking Club have partnered to bring you regular hikes in the Western Cape. Come Hike will manage all logistics and bookings. Please tag @capeunionmart with the hashtag #ExploreEvents if you post any photos from the hike to social media.

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Chapman's Peak Trail Hike 

Date: Sunday 7 July 2019
Time: 08:30 - 12:30
Venue: Noordhoek / Hout Bay
RSVP: Contact hike leader Mark Hawthorne on 076 671 5586 or email [email protected] to make a booking.

This is a beautiful hike at an easy pace to the summit of Chapmans Peak at just 600m above sea level, with fabulous fynbos and stupendous views over Hout Bay and Noordhoek Beach. This is a Grade 2A hike - a moderate walk with no exposure to heights Meet on the Noordhoek side of the toll gate, near the main viewpoint. Toll fee or Pass can be obtained if travelling back through Hout Bay afterwards. Bookings close Friday 18.00. No smoking allowed. Wear loose, light clothing and sturdy walking shoes. Bring along a warm jacket, rain gear and a sun hat. Remember to carry at least 2 litres of water and some high energy snacks.

Contact hike leader Mark Hawthorne on 076 671 5586 or email [email protected] to make a booking.

Cape Union Mart and Come Hike Hiking Club have partnered to bring you regular hikes in the Western Cape. Come Hike will manage all logistics and bookings. Please tag @capeunionmart with the hashtag #ExploreEvents if you post any photos from the hike to social media.

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Swartboskloof / Sosyskloof Circuit Hike 

Date: Sunday 21 July 2019
Time: 08:00 - 12:00
Venue: Jonkershoek
RSVP: Contact hike leader Trevor Rennison on 082 926 6007 or email t[email protected] to make a booking.

This hike is proof that hiking in Jonkershoek doesn’t have to be a full day ordeal. A lovely half-day circular hike that has it all. Great views, waterfalls, rivers, forest, fynbos, gentle gradients and easy walking on good paths. This is a Grade 3B hike - a strenuous route with mild exposure to heights. Entrance fee or Wild Card applies. Bookings close Friday 18.00. No Smoking allowed. Wear loose, light clothing and sturdy walking shoes. Bring along a warm jacket, rain gear and a sun hat. Remember to carry at least 2 litres of water and some high energy snacks.

Contact hike leader Trevor Rennison on 082 926 6007 or email [email protected] to make a booking.

Cape Union Mart and Come Hike Hiking Club have partnered to bring you regular hikes in the Western Cape. Come Hike will manage all logistics and bookings. Please tag @capeunionmart with the hashtag #ExploreEvents if you post any photos from the hike to social media.

 

 

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