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Chol HaMoed Schedule

Chol HaMoed Schedule

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Sunday, 24 April

20:30pm

Night Activity

Banhoek Hall

Renowned Illusionist Ilan Smith

21:30pm Coffee/Tea & refreshments Tea Room

22:00pm

Feature Film

Mokolo West

 
 
             

CHOL HAMOED 1 – MONDAY, 25 APRIL - ניסן יז

Time

Event

Location

Description

7:00am-10:45am

Breakfast

Matthews Terrace

Better to eat in order to pray than to pray in order to eat!

7:30am-8:30am

Shacharis

Shul

Shul is not the same without u!

8:15am-9:15am

Ladies Yoga Class

Gym

Wake up our bodies, strengthen our minds, and open our hearts! A fun, light hearted and mindful practice.

9:15am

Excursions

Bus leaves from hotel entrance

PRE-BOOK: Take a guided tour of Soweto, Apartheid Museum and Gold Reef City. For more information on these, or for other suggestions, please see ‘Activities’

Murphy’s clubhouse open and kids can make use of activities on offer

(WII, soccer, foozeball, table tennis, jumping castle, jungle gyms)

Select from a variety of activities to do for the day. See our suggestions later in this booklet.

11:00am-12:00pm

Kids Pesach Murphy’s Club House
Treasure Hunt

Find the Afikoman and other hidden treasures

All sports facilities are open. Equipment is available at the fields/courts. Children at Murphy’s Clubhouse

12:00-15:00pm

Buffet Lunch

Matthew’s Terrace

Come and go as you please

14:00pm

Kids Tea Party

Murphy’s
Clubhouse

(juice and various snacks)

15:00-15:55pm

Gumboot Dancing Workshop

Barge Rooftop

Conceived by black miners as an alternative to drumming, gumboot dancing has now become a world-known phenomenon. Dare to resist the rhythm of this engaging tradition.


Delightful for adults and children alike.

16:15-17:00pm

African Drumming Workshop

Barge Rooftop

I

In Africa, drumming has been used for centuries as a form of communication. Try your hand at this ancient art.
Get practiced for Drum Circle night.

17:15pm

Daily Dose of Talmud

Shul/Zorgvliet

A daily shiur offering insight into the rabbinic mind and its logical methodoligies

17:30pm

Mincha/Maariv

Shul

 

18:00pm

Guest Lecture

Shul

Each evening, one of our guest rabbis will share some Pesach inspiration for contemporary life

18:30pm

Dinner

Poolside

 

19:30pm

Night Entertainment

Deck

Jason Da Costa (live singing performance)

20:30pm

Night Activity

Banhoek Hall

Bingo

21:30pm

Feature Film

Mokolo West

 
         

CHOL HAMOED 2 - TUESDAY, 26 APRIL – ניסן יח

Time

Event

Location

Description

7:00am-10:45am

Breakfast

Matthews Terrace

Better to eat in order to pray than to pray in order to eat!

7:30am-8:30am

Shacharis

Shul

 

8:15am-9:15am

Ladies Yoga Class

Gym

Wake up our bodies, strengthen our minds, and open our hearts! A fun, light hearted and mindful practice.

9:00am

Excursions

Bus leaves from hotel entrance

Pre-Book: Trip to Sterkfontein Caves and Cradle of Humankind. For more information on these, or for other suggestions, please see ‘Activities’

Murphy’s clubhouse open and kids can make use of activities on offer

(WII, soccer, foozeball, table tennis, jumping castle, jungle gyms)

Select from a variety of activities to do for the day. See our suggestions later in this booklet.

11:00am-12:00pm

Kids Activity:
Green Fingers

Murphy’s Club House

Children plant their own seedlings, and can take them home

All sports facilities are open. Equipment is available at the fields/courts. Children at Murphy’s Clubhouse.

12:00-15:00pm

Buffet Lunch

Matthew’s Terrace

Come and go as you please

14:00pm-15:00pm

Arts & Crafts
for Kids

Murphy’s Clubhouse

Various arts and crafts including

painting, drawing, colouring…

15:00-15:55pm

Gumboot Dancing Workshop

Barge Rooftop

Conceived by black miners as an alternative to drumming, gumboot dancing has now become a world-known phenomenon. Dare to resist the rhythm of this engaging tradition. Delightful for adults and children alike.

16:15-17:00pm

African Drumming Workshop

Barge Rooftop


In Africa, drumming has been used for centuries as a form of communication. Try your hand at this ancient art. Practice for Drum Circle night.

17:15pm

Daily Dose of Talmud

Shul

A daily shiur offering insight into the rabbinic mind and its logical methodoligies

17:30pm

Mincha/Maariv

Shul

 

18:00pm

Guest Lecture

Shul

Listen to our guest rabbis’ Pesach message

18:30pm

Dinner

Poolside

 

19:30pm

Night Entertainment

Banhoek Hall

Pesach Concert! Our illustrious Chazan, joined by local celebrated Chazzonim, will delight you with popular, traditional, and timeless tunes, and even a sprinkling of Broadway!

21:30pm

Feature Film

Mokolo West

 
           


CHOL HAMOED 3 – WEDNESDAY, 27 APRIL – ניסן יט
*Freedom Day- Public Holiday*

Time

Event

Location

Description

 

7:00am-10:45am

Breakfast

Matthews

Rather eat to pray than pray to eat!

 

7:30am-8:30am

Shacharis

Shul

   

8:15am-9:15am

Ladies Yoga Class

Gym

Wake up the body, strengthen the mind, and open the heart!

 

9:15am

Excursions

Bus leaves from hotel entrance

Pre-Book: Trip to Lesedi Cultural Village and Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve. For more information on these, or for other suggestions, see ‘Activities’ page

 

9:00am-13:00pm

Life Enrichment Workshop with Tamar Dakes

Banhoek Hall

Five Natural Laws of Success: ‘Discover The Ultimate Operating System For An Abundant Life’
See ‘Faculty’ page for more info. Open to all!

 

Murphy’s clubhouse open and kids can make use of activities on offer

(WII, soccer, foozeball, table tennis, jumping castle, jungle gyms)

 

Select from a variety of activities to do for the day. See our suggestions later in this booklet.

 

10:00-11:00am

African
Beadworx 1
for kids

Murphy’s Clubhouse

Bead art is a favourite with locals and international visitors. Its vibrant colours represent the hisca and diversity of our country’s culture. Learn the art of beads and wire fashioning.

 

11:00am-12:00pm

Kids Activity:
Musical Statues

Murphy’s
Clubhouse

Children enjoy a fun game divided into groups. Last kid hiscal wins a prize!

 

Ladies Work Out
First Session
11:45am-12:30pm

Second Session
13:45-14:30pm

Ladies Only
Tazz Fit with Personal Fitness Trainer
Taryn Davis

 

Brought specially to you by Taryn Davis. Warm up cardio and stretches, water sips, cardio standing and cardio on the ball, cool down Yoga stretching and breathing. This helps to relax, destress and receive a great work out all in 30 minutes.

 

12:00-15:00pm

Buffet Lunch

Matthew’s Terrace

Come and go as you please

 

13:15-14:45

FREE YOUR BODY withYossi & Justine Montrose

Banhoek Hall

Health Q&A for better eating and fitness, plus experience what the ball does and how it benefits the body with a movement class showing simple exercises .

 

13:15-14:15pm

African Beadsworx 2
for kids and adults

Murphy’s Clubhose

See above

 

14:45-15:45pm

Book Signing & presentation with Jack Bloom

Banhoek Hall

Hear the fascinating political journey of DA Ligsilator Jack Bloom and get your copy of his new book “30 Night’s in a Shack – a Politician’s Journey” autographed.

 

14:00pm-15:00pm

Instrument Making for Kids

Murphy’s
Clubhouse

Kids, make your own shaker to keep!

 

15:00-15:55pm

Gumboot Dancing Workshop

Barge Rooftop

Conceived by black miners as an alternative to drumming, gumboot dancing has become a world-known phenomenon. Dare to resist the rhythm of this engaging tradition. Delightful for adults and children alike.

 

16:15-17:00pm

African Drumming Workshop

Barge Rooftop

InI

In Africa, drumming has been used for centuries as a form of communication. Try your hand at this ancient art. Practice for Drum Circle night.

 

17:00pm

Political Perspective

Shul/Zorgvliet

DA legislator Jack Bloom discusses “Jews in Politics: Is it Good or Bad?”

17:30pm

Mincha/Maariv

Shul

   

18:00pm

Guest Lecture

Shul

Guest Rabbis’ Pesach Inspiration

 

18:30pm

Dinner

Poolside

   

19:30-21:15pm

Afro-Jewish Performance

Outside

Eveninng of Afro Jewish Music and Interactive Drumming for All

 

21:30pm

Feature Film

Mokolo West

   
             

CHOL HAMOED 4 – THURSDAY, 28 APRIL – ניסן כ

Time

Event

Location

Description

7:00am-10:45am

Breakfast

Matthews Terrace

Better to eat in order to pray than to pray in order to eat!

7:30am-8:30am

Shacharis

Shul

 

8:15am-9:00am

Ladies Yoga

Gym

Wake up the body, strengthen the mind, and open the heart!

9:00am

Excursions

Bus leaves from hotel entrance

Pre-Book: Trip to Parys Water Rafting.

Murphy’s clubhouse open and kids can make use of activities on offer

(WII, soccer, foozeball, table tennis, jumping castle, jungle gyms)

Select from a variety of activities to do for the day. See our suggestions later in this booklet.

11:00am-12:00pm

Kids Activity:
Cookie Decorating

Murphy’s Club House

Children get active preparing Pesachdike Cookies, decorating with various colours of icing and designs

All sports facilities are open. Equipment is available at the fields/courts. Children at Murphy’s Clubhouse

12:00-15:00pm

Buffet Lunch

Matthew’s Terrace

Come and go as you please

14:00pm-15:00pm

Kids Nature Walk

Murphy’s Clubhouse

Kids discover the resort’s flora, fauna andbirdlife while collecting interesting items

Get ready for Yom Tov …Enjoy the saxophonic music as you prepare to embrace the holiday

 

Children’s Entertainment Summary at Murphy’s Club House

Friday 22 April

14h30 – 16h00 Children create a special craft to use at the Seder tonight
18h00 – Children’s Service

 

Shabbos 23 April

The clubhouse will be open for play time over Yom Tov days

9h30 – 11h00 Children’s Service

16h00 – 17h15 Kids Story Hour with Morah Sheshe
17:45 - Children’s Service

 

Sunday 24 April

The clubhouse will be open for play time over festival days

9h30 – 11h00 Children’s Service

16h00 – 17h15 Kids Story Hour with Morah Sheshe

 

Monday 25 April

8h00 Murphy’s clubhouse opens and kids to make use of activities on offer (WII, soccer, foosball, table tennis, jumping castle, jungle gyms)

11h00 – 12h00 Treasure hunt

12h00 – 14h00 Play time!

14h00 – 15h00 Tea party

15h00 – 19h00 Play time!

20h30 – 22h00 Movies

 

Tuesday 26 April

8h00 Murphy’s clubhouse opens and kids to make use of activities on offer (WII, soccer, foosball, table tennis, jumping castle, jungle gyms)

11h00 – 12h00 Green fingers (children to plant their own seedlings to take home and take care of)

12h00 – 14h00 Play time!

14h00 – 15h00 Arts & Crafts
15h00 – 19h00 General activities (WII, soccer, foosball, table tennis, jumping castle, jungle gyms) 20h30 – 22h00 Movies


Wednesday 27 April

8h00 Murphy’s clubhouse opens and kids to make use of activities on offer (WII, soccer, foosball, table tennis, jumping castle, jungle gyms)

10h00 – 11h00 African Beadworx 1

11h00 – 12h00 Musical statues

12h00 – 13h15 Play time!

13h15 – 14h15 African Beadsworx 2 for kids and adults

14h15 – 15h00 Musical instrument creation

15h00 – 19h00 Playtime

20h30 – 22h00 Movies

 

Thursday 28 April

8h00 Murphy’s clubhouse opens and kids to make use of activities on offer (WII, soccer, foosball, table tennis, jumping castle, jungle gyms)

11h00 – 12h00 Cookie decorating

12h00 – 14h00 Play time!

14h00 – 15h00 Nature walk

15h00 – 19h00 Play time!

 

Friday 29 April

The clubhouse will be open for play time over festival days

9h30 – 11h00 Children’s Service

16h00 – 17h15 Kids Story Hour with Morah Sheshe
17:45 - Children’s Service

 

Shabbos 30 April

The clubhouse will be open for play time over festival days

9h30 – 11h00 Children’s Service

16h00 – 17h15 Kids Story Hour with Morah Sheshe and Moshiach’s Seuda for Kids

 

Apart from lazing around at the pool, or in your hotel room, there’s plenty to choose from. The best of both worlds, combining the pleasures of ultimate physical comfort with rich spiritual experience. Try an intellectually stimulating workshop or shiur, and take advantage of the hotels amazing offerings. A round of golf, a pamper at the spa or a riverboat cruise awaits! So whether you have come here to relax, or to spiritually uplift yourself, be sure to make the most of your time with us.

Murphy Clubhouse pulls out all the stops when it comes to keeping the kids happy. So grab your little ones by the hand and bring them along, we’ve got foosball, face painting, table tennis, PlayStation, Wii…need any more convincing?

GREAT TRIPS

Water Sports If its adventure you’re looking for, head on down to the river bank. There are some very cool (pardon the pun) water sports and things to do on the Vaal River. Options include wake-boarding, skiing, tubina, speed boat cruises and, if you are really brave, try out jet-boarding.

Vaal cruises Here’s a heads-up – book in advance or you are going to be left high and dry. Our Vaal River cruises are very popular – simply because how can you beat a meander down the river, drink in hand? We’ve also held some fantastic events on board, so keep that in mind when you are planning your next bash.

Golf at the Country Club If you have come here for the golf, the 18-hole, very well -known Riviera on Vaal Country Club situated adjacent to the hotel is not going to disappoint you. This stunning course is set between the Vaal and Klip Rivers so (guaranteed!) you are going to be blown away by the beautiful scenery. It’s interesting to note that the historic club house was designed by Sir Herbert Baker; a walk around the club house will reveal plenty of interesting history.

For the beginners; a 9-hole Pitch and Putt course is available and the whole family can enjoy a round on this mini golf course. Speak with reception to book your game!

 

Chol HaMoed Day Trips

Please contact us for rates for Chol HaMoed day excursions
departing from hotel in the morning after breakfast and returning in the evening for dinner and night entertainment

SUGGESTED DAY-TRIP

BODYWROLD'S VITAL
Vital is an absolute must-see exhibition for everyone who appreciates a profoundly engaging, thought-provoking and visually striking experience. It tells the story of how our lifestyle choices affect our health and vitality and what happens when we are struck down by specific illnesses or medical conditions. More than 180 anatomical specimens of real human bodies show us how sophisticated, yet fragile, our bodies really are. Vital is one of 11 exhibitions in the trailblazing BODY WORLDS series seen by more than 40 million people in over 100 cities worldwide – including German tennis player Steffi Graff; SA actress Charlize Theron; musician Josh Grobin; and singer Tina Turner, to mention a few.

Visit www.bodyworldsvital.co.za for opening hours, ticket prices and more about the exhibition. You can also find amazing videos of the exhibition on You Tube.

Day 1: Monday, 25 April

Morning

Tour Includes:

1. Transport by Global Transfers entire day.

2. Your Soweto Guide is TK who was born and raised in one of the Soweto Townships.

3. Will be driving past the former house of Nelson Mandela and past the home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

4. Will have an option to go into the Mandela house which is now a museum.

5. Will be driving through Soweto townships and interact with locals.

6. Apartheid Museum

7. Soccer City, which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 World Cup.

8. A drive past the Soweto Campus of Johannesburg University and a stop at the largest Hospital in the World: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

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Afternoon

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Tour Includes:

1. Entry fees to theme park and access to all rides.

2. General admission to Theme Park.

3. Go back in time to the pre- and post-settlement of Johannesburg, from the 1860s to 1950s.

4. See original school buildings, homes and saloons, as well as re-creations of First Nations dwellings.

5. Marvel at antique automobiles from the early 1900s at Gasoline Alley Museum.

6. Enjoy family rides like a carousel and Ferris wheel.

7. Learn about life in the past from costumed interpreters.

8. Underground Mine Tour.

9. Transport by Global Transfers entire day

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Day 2: Tuesday, 26 April

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Tour includes:

1. Entry to both Sterkfontein Caves and Cradle of Humankind

2. Go deep into the Sterkfontein Caves and discover the secrets of our past.

3. Expert guides explain the history of humanity.

4. Moropeng self guided tour highlights include: The Beginning of the world, The path to Humanity, What it means to be human, Development and growth of the brain, Stone Tools, Control and use of Fire, Out of Africa 1 and Out of Africa II.

5. Transport by Global Transfers entire day

Price: R 600 per person R 520 per child under 12

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Afternoon

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Located in the heart of the majestic Magaliesberg Mountains, the Magaliesberg Canopy Tour is a unique eco-adventure that takes you on a journey through the ecology and geology of the second oldest mountain range in the world - estimated to be 2,400 million years old

The Magaliesberg Canopy Tour is a fun outdoor activity for the individual thrill seeker, family getaways, student groups or corporate team building events. Two trained guides accompany each tour ensuring your safety while, at the same time, keeping you entertained with interesting facts about the history of the range and its protected Fauna and Flora

Tour includes:

1. Canopy Tour and entrance

2. Transport by Global Transfers for entire day.

Price: R 1 055 per person

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Day 3: Wednesday, 27 April

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Tour includes:

1. Visit and experience the true idea of a traditional South African culture at Lesedi Cultural Village.

2. Today it features five traditional dwellings, each representing a South African culture: Pedi culture, Zulu culture, Xhosa culture, Basotho culture and Ndebele culture.

3. Each of these families lives here permanently, looking after cows, chickens and tourists, and tours through their homes offer interesting cross-cultural comparisons of the customs and social organisation of the different cultures.

4. a shopping experience of a lifetime awaits every visitor in the vibrant, living Ndebele craft market and Curio shop with its decorative walls and courtyards.

5. Entry fee

6. Transport by Global Transfers entire day

Afternoon

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The Rhino & Lion Game Reserve offers a wealth of wildlife to visitors, showing off wild and beautiful animals species otherwise found only in other far-off regions in Africa.

Tour includes:

  1. Entry Fees into Park
  2. Touch and play with Lion cubs.
  3. Natural Wonder 5 – 10 million years old
  4. Cave Pearls
  5. Formations up to 15m
  6. Rim Stone pool
  7. Stalactites & Stalagmites
  8. Transport by Global Transfers entire day
  9. Price: R 1 150 per person R 1 030 per child under 12

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Day 4: Thursday, 28 April

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Parys Water Rafting: Enjoy 2-3 hours on the Vaal River and you get between 9 and 11 rapids. There are guides that give a full safety briefing before you start your adventure. There will be guides on the water with everybody, at the moment the river is perfect for 1st timers and non-swimmers. It’s about 6km of rafting and there are 2 man inflatables available. This is a fun family activity and an experience that will make lasting memories

Tour Includes:

1. Entry Fee

2. Rafting gear and inflatables

3. Transport by Global Transfers entire day

Price: R 550 per person R 470 per child under 5 years

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