Happy Black Friday and Cyber Monday!
Although originated, well established and celebrated mainly in the United States, Black Friday (along with Cyber Monday and other similar initiatives) has gained worldwide fame and prominence, turning into an international phenomenon and a well known event (for shoppers, mainly) across the globe, and even here, in South Africa.
The event’s raise should be attributed to technological and social-economic changes which have influenced deeply the way we live and shop. These changes have maintained electronic consuming and shopping as a legitimate form of commerce. The abundance of offers and opportunities opened for shoppers nowadays all around the world, has made shopping a lot easier and accessible. In addition it has brought to our doorstep many different possibilities offered globally, while opening our world to different events and offering, improving our shopping experience and capabilities.
In other words, the process in which Black Friday has transformed into an event not to be missed by any shopper is quite understandable considering the nature of the event, which includes mainly shopping, shopping and… More shopping (and with good prices).
Let us all celebrate, here, in South Africa, by doing what we love the most – Shopping!
As Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great opportunities to find great deals, lucrative offers and once-in-a-lifetime (or a year…) catches, don’t let yourselves be left behind, and find your family, friends (or selves) a great deal, some of them we have gathered for you right here.
Bored of the city life? Take a breath of fresh air and experience natures majestic creatures at Jabulani Private Game Lodge and Safaris. Enjoy a Lion Tour including a tour on an open game vehicle to all the lion enclosures, a lion cub interaction & game drive through the park, a complimentary bottle of water/light snacks (biscuit/fruit) plus a R20 bonus voucher towards breakfast/lunch.
Price: R149 (Value: R320)
Cape Town Deals
Of all the Mother City’s enjoyments and indulgences, picnics remain a firm South African favourite! The Express Chefs, brought to you by The Atlantic Express Train Restaurant in Sea Point, offers all foodies an innovative Halaal picnic catering concept – serving up a feast of great food and memorable experiences in and around Cape Town!
Price: R199 (Value: R400)
There is nothing quite like a day in the Winelands, and where better to visit than the spectacular Franschhoek for the Cap Classique & Champagne Festival, a celebration of bubbles! This exclusive annual event offers the finest in magical French champagnes and South African Méthode Cap Classiques (MCC) produced by the best in the wine industry. Mingle with the winemakers while indulging in menu’s presented by some of the great culinary names in the Winelands including Bread & Wine, The SalmonBar, Haute Cabrière, Le Franschhoek, L’Ermitage, Restaurant at Grande Provence and Mont Rochelle.
Price: R279 (Value: R400)
Five-dimensional cinema blends visual stimulation with moving seats and a combination of scents, wind, snow, rain, bubbles and more, to completely immerse your senses. Based on three-dimensional visual effects and the special effects of the dynamic chair system, which together with realistic elements, 5D theatre creates an experience that really immerses you into the movie. The elements may include rain, snow, lightning, wind, bubbles and leg sweeps.
No one deserves a bad hair day and if you want to ditch wearing hats while your hair isn’t in perfect condition, step over to Leearts Hair & Beauty. Show off your locks with a Wash, Cut and Blow including a choice between a Half Head of Highlights, Full Colour OR Goldwell Perm from Leearts Hair & Beauty, situated in Umhlanga Ridge. If your hair has seen better days, it’s time to throw out the hats, scarves and caps because your hair is about to get a make-over.
Price: R299 (Value: R750)
Set beside the still waters of the Sand Pan in Benoni, Flamingo’s Nest Guest House offers its guests a peaceful atmosphere amidst a bird-lovers paradise, only a short drive from the city. Flamingo’s Nest was designed with the beauty and tranquillity of its surroundings in mind. The thatched roof and under-floor heated tiles add a cosy atmosphere to the rooms, while guests can enjoy the privacy of their own entrance.
Fill up your empty wall space with beautiful canvas art! This lovely Sunset image will blend in nicely into any room in your home bringing some calm and serenity. The 6 piece canvas art are lightweight and easy to hang as well as giving that modern design touch.
Rhodium is a silvery-white precious metal and a member of the platinum family. It is the material most often used to plate jewellery because of it’s highly-reflective finish, hardness and corrosion resistance. The current trend is towards white gold, so many women are having their yellow gold rings plated in rhodium, which is relatively inexpensive compared to buying new jewellery!
Price: R89 (Value: R199)
The functional Coca-Cola Vending Fridge keeps beverages cold while looking smart on display. Able to hold up to 12 soda cans, the fridge uses thermoelectric cooling allowing the fridge to operate silently. This ultimate collectors item will make sure Groupies has a cool way to store beverages.
Price: R1,999 (Value: R2,999)
Get into the outdoors and get every moment recorded with an HD Sports Action Camera and Accessories. Ideal for shooting sports and while driving the Mini HD camcorder can live upload to a PC and comes with necessary mount accessories.
Price: R699 (Value: R1,299)
Unleash your little one’s creative side and let their imaginations run wild when you sit them down in front of this table top easel with a couple paintbrushes and paints. Monster trucks, flowers, pictures of the family where dad is as tall as a tree, these pictures will be pasted all over your fridge once your kids discover their artistic talent. This easel is not only great for developing your child’s imagination but also for developing their cognitive abilities.
Price: R459 (Value: R699)
Created by Hayley Trindade, Sharon Cheshire – founder of Jeeves and Woofter UK – and expert British Tailor, Michael, the Sewing Basics and Make your Own Designer Doggie Clothes Course from e-Careers is made up of four main dog coat designs that can be customised by the 19 parts and made unique by each designer’s flair. The special mix and match dog coat collection was made and designed for Harrods.