How To Survive The End-Of-Year Madness

Christmas is officially less than a month away, and I’m sure you’ve noticed that everyone around you is a little short-tempered, grumpy, agitated… Heck, you may even be one of those people. That’s because classic end-of-year madness has hit with full force, my friend. There’s really no escaping it, because there’s just way too much to do, and so little time. All you can do is try to survive.

But, how do you survive end-of-year madness? Here are a few solutions, and you can do them all using your ENTERTAINER app (so you can save some cash dollah):


#1 EAT

Food is the answer to every single problem in life. From the big, to the small – there’s nothing a good burger, scoop of ice cream, or bowl of pasta can’t fix. Amen.

Joburg & Pretoria: Tiger’s MilkPaul’s Homemade Ice Cream, Nonna’s Italian

Cape Town: HudsonsSoyogiBasilico

Durban: Keg & TroutSugarliciousCasa Bella


Because you probably need to punch something. On a daily basis. Or, if you’re a bigger person than I am and violence isn’t your thing, find your zen and inner peace instead.

Joburg & Pretoria: TopBoxHotpod Yoga

Cape Town: 360 Specialized TrainingWild Thing

Durban: Health and Fitness SolutionsHot Yoga


They call it retail “therapy” for a reason. And let’s not argue with anyone, ok? There’s already enough of that at this time of year.

P.S. Speaking of shopping, you should really go check out our ENTERTAINER 2019 Early Bird special ?

Joburg & Pretoria: Cellucity, Hard Rock Cafe Menlyn, The Good Oaks

Cape Town: Nebulia RioStellenbosch Brewing Co.PhotoBLOX

Durban: Hip and FreshZimbali Pro ShopTotal Skin Solutions


Listen, you don’t have to spend every second with the people you hate right now. Use your downtime to focus on yourself and relax.

Joburg & Pretoria: PlacecolLife Day SpaGlo Laser & Beauty

Cape Town: Life Day SpaHello GorgeousMilk & Honey Beauty Salon

Durban: Buff Beauty ParlourHello Hunny, La Vita Spa


Ok, so this may seem random, but from an outsider’s perspective it’ll look like you have your life together, even though you’re falling apart and ready to burst at any moment. Fake it ’til you make it.

Joburg & Pretoria: Carwash Worx

Cape Town: Top Wash

Durban: 031 Car Wash

BONUS: DRINK COFFEE (and lots of it)

I don’t need to explain this one, do I? Coffee plays an essential role in helping you through the end-of-year madness.

Joburg & Pretoria: StarbucksTilt Coffee

Cape Town: Roxy All DayTribe Coffee

Durban: StarbucksLove Coffee

I’ve given you everything I can, grasshopper. Now it’s up to you to use these tools, and survive the end-of-year-madness. Good luck.