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Current and upcoming events in South Africa

Leopard Crawl MTB and Trail Run Challenge

Date: 2019-02-02

Time: 06:00

Location: Wesbank Primary School, Park Road, Oudtshoorn

February 2019 | Western Cape

<span class='p-name'>Leopard Crawl MTB and Trail Run Challenge</span>
Description: The annual Leopard Crawl MTB and Trail Run Challenge in Oudtshoorn is a phenomenal one day event, welcoming the whole family as well as all fitness levels. This well organized event is known for its spectacular scenery and excellent water points. The MTB events form part of the Eden XCM Series, giving riders the opportunity […]

Up The Creek Music Festival Swellendam

Start date: 2019-02-07

End date: 2019-02-10

February 2019 | Western Cape

<span class='p-name'>Up The Creek Music Festival Swellendam</span>
Description: Every year, around 3 000 like-minded people gather in a stunning location just outside Swellendam for a 4-day festival of music, nature and celebration. Up The Creek, perched on the banks of the Breede River, is South Africa’s second longest-running music festival – and arguably it’s most unique. This intimate outdoor event – about a […]

Bieliemieliefees Reitz

Start date: 2019-02-14

End date: 2019-02-17

Location: Reitz Show Grounds

February 2019 | Free State

<span class='p-name'>Bieliemieliefees Reitz</span>
Description: Die Fees met Gees!!! Cell: 087 358 8503 E-mail: [email protected] Last edited: 2018-12-02 Online accommodation booking platform for Reitz

Clarens Craft Beer Festival

Start date: 2019-02-22

End date: 2019-02-23

Location: 326 Market Street East, Clarens, Free State, South Africa.

February 2019 | Free State

<span class='p-name'>Clarens Craft Beer Festival</span>
Description: This is craft beer country. Nestled in the foothills of the majestic Maluti Mountains lies the beautiful village of Clarens, one of SA’s most sought after travel destinations. For one weekend a year Clarens plays host to over 8000 thirsty travellers and 24 select Craft Brewers in a celebration of the flavours and the passion of […]

The Giant Pumpkin Festival & Cycle Race Heidelberg

Start date: 2019-03-08

End date: 2019-03-09

Location: Heidelberg Showground Heidelberg, Western Cape, South Africa

March 2019 | Western Cape

<span class='p-name'>The Giant Pumpkin Festival & Cycle Race Heidelberg</span>
Description: The Giant Pumpkin Festival in Heidelberg, WC, has been happening for the past 6 years and keeps increasing in popularity. In 2016 a Mountain Bike Race was added and because of it’s success – we are repeating this in 2018 – Bigger and Better! The festival will celebrate, as usual, the Largest Pumpkins in South […]

Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK)

Start date: 2019-03-21

End date: 2019-03-27

March 2019 | Western Cape

<span class='p-name'>Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK)</span>
South African festival for the performing and visual arts, which is presented annually during the March/April school holidays in the town of Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo region, the target market of the festival is all persons who speak and understand the Afrikaans language.

Buffalo Rally

Start date: 2019-04-12

End date: 2019-04-14

Location: ATKV Resort, Hartenbos.

April 2019 | Western Cape

<span class='p-name'>Buffalo Rally</span>
Description: In March 1969, a group of Nomads went camping at Silversands near Robertson over the Easter weekend and it was here that the idea of the Buffalo Rally originated. Over a campfire the plan for a national Motorcycle Rally was discussed. The refusal by the Port Elizabeth City Council to permit the Nomads Club the use […]

The Wilderness Festival

Start date: 2019-04-12

End date: 2019-04-14

Location: The Wilderness Hotel.

April 2019 | Western Cape

<span class='p-name'>The Wilderness Festival</span>
Description: Following the success of the 2017 and 2018 Wilderness festival which grew from a small festival in 2016, the picturesque village of Wilderness along the N2 in The Garden Route, has proven to be an excellent venue for The Wilderness Festival. The Wilderness Hotel will once again house the main venue with food and liquor […]

Splashy Fen Music Festival Underberg

Start date: 2019-04-18

End date: 2019-04-22

Location: Bushman's Nek Road, Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

April 2019 | KwaZulu-Natal

<span class='p-name'>Splashy Fen Music Festival Underberg</span>
Description: Established in 1990, Splashy Fen Music Festival has something for everyone; in fact there’s nothing else in SA quite like it! For more than two decades, the annual Splashy Fen Music Festival has seen thousands of people heading off to the mountains every Easter to enjoy a long weekend of live music against a backdrop […]

Two Oceans Marathon

Date: 2019-04-20

Location: At the bottom of Dean Street, Newlands, opposite SA Breweries.

April 2019 | Western Cape

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon (OMTOM) takes place over the Easter Weekend every year, and sees over 30 000 runners from all walks of life participate in the 56km Ultra Marathon, Half Marathon, Trail Runs or series of Fun Runs.

South African Cheese Festival

Start date: 2019-04-26

End date: 2019-04-28

Location: Sundringham Estate, Stellenbosch

April 2019 | Western Cape

Description: Agri-Expo is the proud owner and organizer of the South African Cheese Festival, presented annually as a showcase for dairy in general and cheese in particular in South Africa. The award-winning SA Cheese Festival, the biggest outdoor culinary event in Southern Africa, takes place over three days, from Friday, 26 April to Sunday, 28 […]

Riebeek Valley Olive Festival

Start date: 2019-05-04

End date: 2019-05-05

May 2019 | Western Cape

In celebration of a good olive harvest, twin Swartland towns Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West host the popular annual Riebeek Valley Olive Festival. Nestled snuggly at the foot of the Kasteelberg mountain, the valley, known for its array of fine produce, comes alive and opens its doors to the outside world. Experience an abundance of […]

Franschhoek Literary Festival

Start date: 2019-05-17

End date: 2019-05-19

Location: Various locations in Franschhoek.

May 2019 | Western Cape

<span class='p-name'>Franschhoek Literary Festival</span>
Description: A Celebration of books and writers. The Franschhoek Literary Festival (FLF) is a non-profit organisation established in 2007 with the objectives of: Bringing together a broad cross-section of mostly South African writers and a few popular international authors. Inspiring, delighting, informing and challenging audiences. Raising funds for local community and school libraries and training and placing assistant school […]

National Arts Festival Grahamstown

Start date: 2019-06-27

End date: 2019-07-07

Location: 1820 Settlers Monument, Fort Selwyn Drive, Grahamstown.

Eastern Cape | July 2019 | June 2019

<span class='p-name'>National Arts Festival Grahamstown</span>
Description: The National Arts Festival is an important event on the South African cultural calendar, and the biggest annual celebration of the arts on the African continent. The Festival traces its origins to back to 1974 when the 1820 Settlers National Monument was officially opened. Conceived as a living memorial to the 1820 British settlers, and built […]

Kirkwood Wildsfees

Start date: 2019-06-28

End date: 2019-06-30

Eastern Cape | June 2019

<span class='p-name'>Kirkwood Wildsfees</span>
Description: The next prestigious Kirkwood Wildsfees Auction will be held at the Majogi bomas on Friday, June 28, 2019. The Wildsfees auction is the only place to buy disease-free Cape buffalo directly from SANParks. The Kirkwood Wildsfees is a unique community-owned and managed festival which was established in 2002 in order to grow tourism in the […]

Klein Karoo Klassique

Start date: 2019-08-08

End date: 2019-08-11

August 2019 | Western Cape

<span class='p-name'>Klein Karoo Klassique</span>
Visit Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo in August for the Klein Karoo Klassique – a festival of classical music and Klein Karoo cuisine, wine and art. Make a date with delicious Klein Karoo cuisine paired with regional wines and complimented by the classical sounds of a string quartet, a piano duo (piano & cello) two […]

Swartlandskou Moorreesburg

Start date: 2019-09-11

End date: 2019-09-14

September 2019 | Western Cape

<span class='p-name'>Swartlandskou Moorreesburg</span>
Type: Agricultural Show Contact: Jacques Bester or Hannes Fullard Cell: 083 660 7166 / 082 820 4958 E-mail: [email protected] Last edited: 2018-11-19 Online accommodation booking platform for Moorreesburg

The Hilton Arts Festival

Start date: 2019-09-13

End date: 2019-09-15

Location: Hilton College, KwaZulu Natal.

KwaZulu-Natal | September 2019

<span class='p-name'>The Hilton Arts Festival</span>
Description: The Hilton Arts Festival is the largest theatrical event of its kind in KwaZulu-Natal. Established in 1993, the Festival aims to bring the pick of south Africa’s high quality performing art to KwaZulu Natal. This primary aim is enhanced by all other aspects of the festival: art exhibitions, quality craft, food and drink, live music. […]

Franschhoek Uncorked Festival

Start date: 2019-09-14

End date: 2019-09-15

September 2019 | Western Cape

<span class='p-name'>Franschhoek Uncorked Festival</span>
Pack away the Winter blues and embrace Spring in all its finery at this year’s Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, which takes place over the weekend of 14 and 15 September. The perfect opportunity to explore one of South Africa’s premier wine destinations as you uncover a plethora of experiences at the participating Franschhoek Vignerons. Travel from one estate […]

Hermanus Whale Festival

Start date: 2019-09-27

End date: 2019-09-29

September 2019 | Western Cape

<span class='p-name'>Hermanus Whale Festival</span>
Description: Only eco-marine festival in South Africa. Known for the best land-based whale watching in the world, Hermanus is just the right place to pay homage to the magnificent Southern Right Whales. And there’s no better time to spot this magnificent mammal than in September which is peak whale-watching season in this coastal village. The town […]

Fish River Canoe Marathon

Start date: 2019-09-27

End date: 2019-09-28

Location: Grassridge Dam

Eastern Cape | September 2019

<span class='p-name'>Fish River Canoe Marathon</span>
Description: The Fish is a two day marathon, with an AR rating from Canoeing South Africa. In order to enter this race, you need to fulfill the CSA requirements for competency and proficiency. The total distance of the marathon is 81,8 km. The race starts at Grassridge Dam. The First Day ends 45,8km downstream – 1km below Knutsford […]

To Hell & Back Extreme MTB Tour

Start date: 2019-11-16

End date: 2019-11-17

Location: Entrance Gate of De Hoek Holiday Resort.

November 2019 | Western Cape

<span class='p-name'>To Hell & Back Extreme MTB Tour</span>
Description: This race proudly is the first MTB stage race in South Africa. The views while riding on these historic roads are extraordinary, jaw dropping and nail biting all in one. It is known as the longest mountain pass in South Africa. The overnight stop in The Hell means everybody stays together, which makes for a […]

Current and upcoming events in South Africa, easy Travellers online Guide for South Africa
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