After months of worry over the coronavirus, South Africa is making headway against Covid-19 and there’s no better way to celebrate than enjoying outdoor activities in the sun with these hot-ticket items.
Johannesburg, 12 October 2021 – President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement to take the country to lockdown alert level 2 could not have come at a better time.
With spring now upon us, South Africans can look forward to warmer days and spending more time outdoors with friends and family.
There is further cause for celebration as the arrival of the season coincides with some great sporting events like the Rugby Championship and the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, so there really is no excuse for not inviting friends over to watch the game and enjoy a braai, particularly since liquor outlets are now once more open from Monday to Friday.
South Africa’s vaccination programme is also gaining momentum, with more than 7-million people now inoculated and incentives like vaccination passports that will allow access to public events expected to swell that number exponentially. The dream of achieving herd immunity against Covid-19 is drawing closer.
In this spirit of hope and renewal, many South Africans will want to give their outdoor entertainment areas and braai stations a makeover since many days will be spent here in the weeks and months ahead. That means people will need to look for the best deals early, as items will sell out quickly.
No better deals can be found than in the online space – and South Africans know it.
The arrival of the pandemic in 2020 grew online consumerism in ways not even the most liberal commentators would have imagined.
Online Retail in South Africa 2021, a study conducted by World Wide Worx with the support of Mastercard, Standard Bank and Platinum Seed, showed that the total growth for online retail in South Africa in 2020 came to 66%, bringing the total of online retail in South Africa to R30,2-billion.
“The most astonishing aspect of this total is that it is more than double the R14,1-billion reached in 2018, in just two years,” World Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck says of the report
South Africans are now very much in the habit of the digital economy, so lifestyle purchases to make this spring and summer ones remember will almost certainly be made in the online space as well.
Internet auction and online marketplace bidorbuy have identified a number of hot-ticket items on its platform that South Africa’s sun worshippers and braai lovers should not be without this season.
“But remember,” says bidorbuy CEO Craig Lubbe, “these are hot commodities in more ways than one, so shop early if you don’t want to miss out.”
No backyard is complete without the star of the show, the trusty braai. This sturdy mild steel beast, which is sold brand new, has everything you need and can easily be rolled to where it is most convenient for the cook. The braai is usually dispatched within a few days.
Indoor or outdoor, these elegantly designed plastic stools are perfect for whiling away the day reading, watching sport or catching up with friends after months of not seeing each other. The seating requires no assembly and is extremely lightweight, so setting it up is super easy.
The only shade that should be thrown at a festive garden gathering is by this adjustable and rotative umbrella which is guaranteed to cool you off on those hot summer days. Boasting a powder-coated steel frame, supporting ribs and a cross-base design, this durable brolly will guard against those UV rays every time.
Braais are not just for the adults, and in fact, no warm day is complete without the sound of children’s laughter. This perfect splash pool will give them hours of fun. Of course, the blow-up pool can also be used to keep drinks cool for large party events.
Your outdoor living areas need to be cooled during hot days, and this product has a wide scope of application: wetting and descaling, air humidification, chemical treatments, chemical spraying, liquid spraying and tole glazing to name a few. Perfect for gardens, balconies, hanging baskets and greenhouses.
To get toned for spring and summer, this power rack is ideal for doing free weight exercises within a small space. This exercise rack has a wall-mounting fixture and space-saving foldable design for compact storage. A fully retractable squat rack that is made from a heavy-gauge square steel frame includes two J-Hooks, 2 Safety Bars and a pull-up bar.
Warm days have a “look”, and Dragon trees are it. Best of all, they are shapely, low maintenance and known air purifiers. A Dragon tree will be sure to win high praise from visitors to your home.
Hailing from South America, Bolivia and Argentina, this compact epiphytic cactus brings an exotic feel to any home with its bright orange flowers and orange or pink waxy fruits. Another big talking point on the décor front.
Spring is the perfect time for gardening, as well as broadening your horizons. The SOW Delicious seed slabs allow you to do both. Each brick of these soil chocolate slabs is embedded with open-pollinated heirloom seeds. The non-GMO seeds will grow into your selected choice of either vegetables, fruit, or herbs.
Complete with ergonomic soft rubber handles, eyelets in the handles for hanging and storing tools and powder-coated, those with green fingers need to look no further than this garden toolset.
Rounding off a meal of braaibroodjies, meat and pap with ice cream is about as South African as it gets. But why buy ice-cream tubs from the store when you can make your own? The fully automatic Casa Gelat ice-cream maker will give you delicious home-made ice cream in 60 minutes
Lockdown has not only kept us indoors but driven us to a lot of comfort eating. Now that the time has come to head poolside, it’s time to shed those extra kilograms. These resistance bands, which have been proved to yield the same results as free weights, help activate and tone muscles while building strength along the way.
Entertaining will be a big part of the days and nights that lie ahead, and the One-Touch Cooking with The Milex Air Fryer Oven with Rotisserie is a new cooking sensation. It is a full oven multi-cooker that gives you all of the crisp, juicy, delicious, healthier benefits of oil-free air frying and cooking. This state-of-the-art air fryer includes a wonderful rotisserie function truly making this an all-in-one appliance.
The perfect martini requires the perfect gin. Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla is made with bittersweet Seville oranges to deliver a fruity and zesty taste, balanced with the four classic London Dry botanicals. Not for sale to those under 18.
Spring and summer burst with fruity flavours, so take them with you wherever you go. When fully charged, you’ll be ready to use the portable juice blender up 12 times, and when it runs out of power you can easily get back to blending by charging it up with the use of a power bank or even your mobile phone.
Perfect for poolside fun or a trip to the beach, these 70 x 150 Mykonos beach towels are packaged in a convenient drawstring bag for your convenience.
The kitchen is calling you to create something that would leave even Gordon Ramsay speechless. And who better to guide you through the process than the Queen of the Kitchen herself, Nigella Lawson, in Cook, Eat, Repeat, a delicious and delightful combination of recipes intertwined with narrative essays about food.
Even the biggest sun babies need to cool down after a while, and this 4-blade fan with adjustable tilt and height and three speeds will do the job like nobody’s business.
It’s a go for exploring the country after so many months of harder lockdown. This three- to the four-person tent is water and tear-resistant and boasts level-5 wind resistance. You’ll never feel more secure against the elements.
Just as we have to continue to guard against the effects of the virus, so we have to protect ourselves against those harmful UV rays. This sunscreen, which is suitable for the whole family, is made from organic Shea butter, coconut oil, non-nano zinc oxide, beeswax, jojoba oil and locally harvested essential oils. It is waterproof and has a balm consistency making it perfect for those long summer days in the sun.