Great resources to keep you healthy and happy in lockdown

8 April 2020
2 minute read

Don’t let the lockdown get you down! Here’s our handpicked list of free things to do to keep you fit, healthy and happy.


Podcasts are a free and fun way of learning about just about anything that interests you, from history, science and philosophy to cars.

Game drives
The Kruger National Park will be streaming two game drives a day during lockdown. Get spotting!

Theatre online
BBC’s Culture in Quarantine brings theatre performances to your home for you and the kids.

Gallery tours
Four of the world’s most renowned galleries are offering free virtual tours:

For the kids

David Walliams’ Elevenses
Celebrated children’s author David Walliams is releasing a free audio story every day.

Audible is also allowing free streaming of a selection of its kid’s books, from the littlest listeners to the teens.

Free schooling
If you’re worried about your little one falling behind - or just want to keep their brains ticking - they can join live, free lessons taught by experienced teachers. Choose from any grade in the SA school curriculum.

Learn a language
Rosetta Stone has made their language courses for kids free for the next three months.

Keeping busy

Autumn cleaning
It’s not spring, but this could be the perfect time to clean out your drawers and cupboards. KonMari is here to help.

You’ve always wanted to learn a new craft, but never had the time. Keep your hands busy with these free lessons in embroidery, crocheting, baking, photography and more.

Mental health

Take 10 minutes out of each day to calm and clear your mind with guided meditation.

Talk to an expert
If the lockdown is making you feel anxious, uncertain or even depressed, the South African Depression and Anxiety Group chat to a new expert on Facebook each day at 1pm to help you work through these difficult times.

Stay connected
Everyone’s doing it, and so can you. Zoom has made video conferencing super easy, and it’s a great way to connect with friends and family.

Physical Wellness

Learn how to make the most of your pantry staples with these delicious meals.

PE with Joe
An overnight sensation, over 1 million people are tuning in daily to Joe’s workout session. Get moving!

Home yoga
Yoga with Adrienne is a 20 minute session to help start - or end - your day right.

Whether you choose to find your abs, clean out the linen cupboard or take up a new hobby, there’s plenty to help keep you grounded and committed to flattening the curve and staying home!

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