No longer are we partying in dingy clubs that pretend to be all fancy shmancy. No longer is the party starting at 10pm and ending at 3am. No longer do we wake up with the Sunday blues exacerbated by a paralysing hangover. What we do now is party all day, get home just in time to drink at least 2 litres of water, gorge on some greasy takeaways and feel a little more refreshed the morning after. That is why GROUND, based in Muldersdrift is the place to party and party hard without the self-hating repercussions.
In a Nutshell GROUND started 3 years ago with the vision of bringing the Cape Town look and vibe to Jozi. Bordering the Cradle of Humankind sits this charming and unique venue. Surrounded by a world heritage site, Ground is part of an evolution which produced humankind miraculously and beautifully. The foundation of GROUND was built around its natural beauty and vegetation. Enhanced by locally imported vines from Cape Town, lawn from Magalies and trees from all over the country. The entire farm is a blank canvas, from the shed, to the pecan nut plantation, wattle forest, and a 600 vine vineyard. Something for everyone and every occasion. GROUND started as an outdoor festival/ picnic space to escape the big bad city and has grown from strength to strength. Converting an old Tobacco shed into a stylish, glass venue called The Tobacco Shed ( so meta). Not only is this the best venue for the hippy in all of us but take my word for it, this will be my wedding venue… Now all I need is a groom.
Some of the countries biggest events have been held at GROUND including Sexy, Groovy, Love ; Off The Ground ; Lets call it Brunch ; Braai with you Brew Heritage day and now the latest to join the ranks is Xmas in July. A unique party that takes place on the 1st of July is catering for everyone. Mango Groove ( a personal favourite), Rubber Duc, Majozi, Bad Peters and more will be the tunes that gets your soul grooving. This event is all about bringing the Christmas spirit and gees without the responsibility of having to see the whole family and being on your best behaviour around a Christmas dinner. Come, get drunk and be merry in your best Christmas gear. This is a dress up party so you all better be dressed to the nines! There will be food trucks, some lifestyle vendors and a glorious playground to get lost in while soaking up the winter sun, sipping on the finest G&T’s and enjoying this unique space in all its glory.
I hope to see you all there!