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Every month of the South African Festival year!

Africa FestivalJ A N U A R Y


SPORTS

L’ORMARINS QUEEN’S PLATE

A celebration of art, passion and equestrian excellence, this most prestigious weight-for-age race has been distinguishing itself since the first outing in honor of Queen Victoria in 1861.

South African equine royalty, world-class entertainment (including a selection of vintage cars from the Franschhoek Motor Museum)and fine dining draw the Who’s Who of society.

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♢ WHERE: Kenilworth, Cape Town ♢ WHEN: 10 January 2020♢
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town


CULTURE

CAPE TOWN MINSTREL CARNIVAL

Celebrate the new year in raucous style with the “Kaapse klopse”. With roots reaching back to mardi gras in New Orleans and the Carnevale in Rio de Janeiro this traditional South African festival brings thousands of musicians, singer, dancers and tailors to the streets of Cape Town in a throwback to the one day a year that the slaves and the original District Six community did not have to work. They are an incredible sight in their costumes, umbrellas and a variety of musical instruments as they sing and dance through Cape Town.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHEN: Cape Town♢ WHEN: 2 January 2020♢
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town

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JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL (JOIN) MOZART FESTIVAL – JIMF

The 2020 edition promises another week of fantastic concerts and cultural events. JIMF is not as formal as one would expect from the classics but still combines world-class classical performances with an innovative approach to programming designed to unite music-lovers across age, culture, and language.

Like Mozart himself, JIMF pushes boundaries and bends rules.

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♢ WHERE: Linder Auditorium Johannesburg ♢ WHEN: 25 January to 3 February 2020 ♢
COMBINE WITH: The beginning or the end of a safari that routes through Johannesburg

SPIER LIGHT ART FESTIVAL

Spier Wine Farm offers delicious food and award-winning wine year-round… but the estate transforms into a winter wonderland during the annual light art festival.

Promising a plethora of interactive and impressive light art installations this festival in Cape Town expands our environment into a fourth dimension through the work of local artists.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Spier Wine Farm ♢ WHEN: 8 December 2019 to 19 January 2020 ♢
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town


Festivals Throughout Africa

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CLARENS CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

Amid the Maluti mountains, the picturesque village of Clarens has made quite a name for itself. One a year the best of the South African craft beer contingent converge upon the little town to taste over 50 craft beers and ciders.

Catering to every taste Clarens serves ambers, pales, stouts and ciders with hearty German-style cuisine and live entertainment on the side.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE:  Clarens Village Square Free State ♢ WHEN: 21-22 February 2020 ♢
COMBINE WITH: The beginning or the end of a safari routing through Johannesburg

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SPORTS

SUN MET HORSE RACE

The Grade 1 SUN Met is Africa’s hottest horseracing event. Beloved by all the true hippophiles this is also the African race event that you come to see and be seen.

NEED TO KNOW

♢  WHERE: Cape Town ♢ WHEN: 1 February 2020 ♢
COMBINE WITH: A South African safari that includes Cape Town


MUSIC

ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL SOUTH AFRICA

The world’s premier electronic music festival returns once again to Africa featuring an impressive line up of international DJs. Don’t leave for Africa without your Ultra Music Festival Tickets.

NEED TO KNOW

♢  WHEN & WHERE: 28 February The Ostrich Farm – Cape Town, 29 February Expo Centre, Nasrec – Johannesburg ♢
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town and routes through Johannesburg


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‘OM DIE DAM’ ULTRA MARATHON

A splendidly scenic route that winds its way around Hartbeespoort Dam, the “Om Die Dam” (Around the Dam) race continues to grow every year.

Competitors run to the top of Saartjiesnek to be rewarded with panoramic views.

NEED TO KNOW

♢  WHEN: 14 March 2020 ♢ WHERE: Hartbeespoort ♢
COMBINE WITH: The beginning or the end of a safari routing through Johannesburg

DUSI CANOE MARATHON

The biggest canoeing event in Africa is a major challenge and a popular event. A 120 km race between Pietermaritzburg and Durban the surroundings are spectacular. The event began in 1951 and is completed in three stages.

Stage One This stage is 26 miles (42 km) long and extends from the uMsindusi River through to Dusi Bridge, with 9 miles (15 km) of forced portage.

Stage Two Stage Two of the race is a grueling 28.5 miles (46 km) long and extends from Dusi Bridge to Inanda Dam, with a flatwater paddle across the dam, which is some 7 miles (11 km) long. The confluence of the Mgeni River and the uMsundisi River creates an added challenge during this part of the race.

Stage Three
Starting from Inanda Dam, this stage is 22 miles (36 km) long and ends in Blue Lagoon, in the capital city of the province. It includes a 6 mile (10-km) flatwater paddle across the dam.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Pietermaritzburg ♢  WHEN: 5-7 March 2020 ♢ 
COMBINE WITH:  A safari that takes in Zululand or the Wild Coast


MUSIC

CAPE TOWN CARNIVAL

The community of the Mother City unites in a spectacular celebration of art, music, and dance with performances and stalls, a Carnival parade and legendary after-party. This South African Festival is a magical event that educates and informs the world of the rich culture and history of South Africa.

NEED TO KNOW

♢  WHERE: Cape Town ♢  WHEN: To be confirmed – March 2020 ♢ 
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town

CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL(CTIJF)

A star-studded festival in Cape Town featuring some of the world’s best musicians will celebrate 21 years of annual performance in 2020. Known as the Cape Town North Sea Jazz Festival (due to association with the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands. Come hear the greatest names in jazz and jazz-related music from around the globe.

DTIJF also supports the generation of growing talent through a Sustainable Training and Development program.

NEED TO KNOW

♢  WHERE: Cape Town ♢  WHEN: 27-28 March 2020 ♢ 
COMBINE WITH:  A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town

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CULTURE

KKNK

The Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees has been rocking South Africa annually for two decades. Committed to showcasing South Africa’s heritage and culture through the language of Afrikaans in the small village of Oudsthoorn.

From dancing performances to comedy pieces, venues around town open their doors to the public and everyone can participate in this world of colorful attractions and partake in the excellent Afrikaans food and wine.

NEED TO KNOW

♢  WHERE: Oudtshoorn ♢  WHEN: 24-29 March 2020 ♢ 
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes the Cape


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SPORTS

FOREVER LOSKOP MARATHON

A challenging run that starts in city mist and winds through beautiful open road fringed by cosmos and dotted by legendary uphill battles that reward runners with stunning views. A wonderful run. 

NEED TO KNOW

♢  WHERE: Middelburg ♢ WHEN: To be confirmed – April 2020 ♢
COMBINE WITH: A beginning or end of a Southern African safari that routes through Johannesburg


MUSIC

SPLASHY FEN

This is South Africa’s longest-running and oldest music festival. The African festival has celebrated life, art, music, and people since 1990 and is set within the world heritage site of the Drakensberg.

NEED TO KNOW

♢  WHERE: Underberg ♢  WHEN: 9 – 13 April 2020 ♢
COMBINE WITH: A safari that takes in Zululand or the Wild Coast


CULTURE

AFRIKABURN

South Africa’s answer to Burning Man, this is an expression festival within a completely non-commercial environment. Running on a gift economy every festival-goer must bring their own water and leave no rubbish behind.

NEED TO KNOW

♢  WHERE: Tankwa-Karoo National Park. ♢  WHEN: 27 April to 3 March 2020 ♢
COMBINE WITH: This festival takes place in the middle of South Africa and special arrangements are needed to attend

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THE LADY GREY PASSION PLAY

A unique production by the Lady Grey Arts Academy brings over a hundred speaking actors to the stage and supported by a chorus, choir, troupe of dancers and live visual artists, and is presented over three days during the Easter Weekend. The audience becomes part of the play as they dress up and participate in interactive scenes.

NEED TO KNOW

♢  WHERE: Lady Grey ♢ WHEN: 19 – 21 April 2020 ♢
COMBINE WITH: Lady Grey requires a detour from the usual safari route


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RIEBEEK VALLEY OLIVE FESTIVAL

Do you love olives? The Riebeek Valley Olive Festival is your chance to indulge in the very best cuisine that the Shiraz Valley has on offer. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and history of the Valley

NEED TO KNOW

♢  WHERE: Riebeek Kasteel ♢ WHEN: 2-3 May 2020 ♢
COMBINE WITH: A South African safari that includes Cape Town

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CULTURE

FRANSCHHOEK LITERARY FESTIVAL

Take a little time to discuss Polemics and Politics with authors selected for their exceptional writing and approachability. The festival is preceded by a Book Week for Young Readers.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Franschhoek ♢  WHEN: 5-17 May 2020 ♢
COMBINE WITH: A South African safari that includes Cape Town


Traditional Festivals In AfricaJ U N E


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TASTE THE HELDERBERG

This annual wine show at the NH Lord Charles Hotel in beautiful Somerset West. Gourmet winery restaurants participate and bookings for this popular festival in Cape Town need to be made well in advance.

NEED TO KNOW

♢  WHERE: Somerset West WHEN: To be confirmed – June 2020
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town

CALITZDORP PORT & WINE FESTIVAL

The Port Capital of South Africa is centered at the historic Calitzdorp Railway Station with fine dining, culinary demonstrations, gourmet street food, vintage tractor, and car display, mountain bike racing, and a barn dance.

NEED TO KNOW

♢  WHERE: Calitzdorp ♢  WHEN: To be confirmed – June 2020 ♢
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town

OLD MUTUAL TROPHY WINE SHOW PUBLIC TASTING

The top wines of South Africa are judged at the country’s most prestigious wine competition. Wines are selected from a line up of over 1000 wine entries and judged blind. Wines are available to buy at the tasting.

NEED TO KNOW

♢  WHERE: Foreshore in Cape Town ♢ WHEN: To be confirmed – June 2020 ♢
COMBINE WITH
: A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town

KNYSNA OYSTER FESTIVAL

Welcome to the ‘Best ten days of your winter’ Knysna’s Oyster Festival began as the Knysna Winter Festival in 1983. Today it is a vibrant festival is spread over 10 days of winter and includes adventure activities, a marathon, live music, gold at award-winning estates, murder mystery evenings, live comedy and, of course, incredible food and South African wine. The famous oysters remain the highlight of the event.

NEED TO KNOW

♢  WHERE: Knysna ♢ WHEN: 19-28 June 2020 ♢
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes the Cape

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WACKY WINE WEEKEND

Meander between the estates and sample splendid vintages, meeting knowledgeable winemakers and enjoying tutored tastings in the beautiful Robertson Wine Valley every year. In tandem with the festival, the Breedekloof Wine estates host extra activities including outdoor adventure sports, fine dining, and live music.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Robertson♢ WHEN: 5-7 June 2020 ♢
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town


SPORTS

NAPIER PATAT FESTIVAL

A scenic mountain bike race, a challenging half marathon and in between it all hundreds of stalls serving wine, beer, and local delicacies. Enjoy a plate of ‘soet patat’ (a sweet pumpkin dish) and snoek (smoked fish). The festival also features open gardens and an art ramble and it is exceedingly popular – early booking is advised.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Napier♢ WHEN: To be confirmed – June 2020♢
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town

COMRADES MARATHON

Planet earth’s most storied ultra-marathon is a South African institution. Thousands of brave runners convene to dash between Pietermaritzburg and Durban (with the race alternating direction every year). Originally conceived in memory of the South African soldiers killed during the first world war it has remained a unique test of physical endurance since it began in 1921. The Comrades never fails to celebrate mankind’s spirit over adversity and whether you decide to run the race or support it it is impossible not to get swept up in the glory of it all.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: PietermaritzburgWHEN: 14 June 2020
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that routes into KwaZulu

DURBAN JULY

This is the pinnacle of horse racing on the African continent. Spectators convene at Greyville to watch South Africa’s top thoroughbreds compete for victory.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Greyville Racecourse♢ WHEN: 4 July♢ 

COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that routes through KwaZulu


CULTURE

INNIBOS KUNSTEFEES

Voted South Africa’s most popular music festival this arts festival at the gateway to Kruger Park features theatre, children’s theatre, cabaret, literature, dancing, and drama. Hundreds of arts, crafts, and food stalls are at the core of the festival that usually runs over four days.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Nelspruit ♢ WHEN: 24-27 June
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes the Kruger National Park

DULLSTROOM ARTS FESTIVAL

It might be a slightly incongruous pairing at first glance, but the little village of Dullstroom, best known for its pristine pools filled with large trout is also home to extraordinary cultural talent. From metal and woodworkers to talented musicians and incredible artists the Dullstroom Festival of Art & Culture is a platform to showcase for their local talent and the gorgeous natural heritage of the area. Of course, fine wine and splendid cuisine accompany the festival.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Dullstroom♢ WHEN: 19-21 June 2020
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes the Kruger National Park or routes through Johannesburg

GRAHAMSTOWN NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL

The Grahamstown National Arts Festival is Africa’s largest and most colorful cultural event. Festival goers flock to Grahamstown to witness the latest offerings of the very best of both indigenous and imported talent. The town is consumed by the festival with over 500 shows, an army of temporary traffic wardens and every square foot occupied by one craft or another culinary indulgence.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Grahamstown♢ WHEN: 25 June – 5 July 2020♢
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town


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FOOD

FRANSCHHOEK BASTILLE FESTIVAL

The centuries-old French Huguenot heritage is celebrated in South Africa’s Gourmet Capital.

There is a plethora of wonders, arts, and crafts to see and experience for every member of the family throughout the weekend. Indulge in oysters, sushi, local and French cheeses, charcuterie, hand-made chocolates and salmon trout from the valley, complemented by Franschhoek’s fine wines.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Franschhoek♢ WHEN: 11 – 14 July 2020
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town


CONSERVATION

EXPERIENCE THE SARDINE RUN

It has been called the Greatest Shoal on Earth. As millions of sardines migrate they are followed by hundreds of thousands of dolphins, sharks, whales, and seabirds along the coast.

And spectators may also take advantage of a full program of entertainment including cultural activities and shows.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Pietermaritzburg♢ WHEN:19-30 July 2020♢ 
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes KwaZulu

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South African Traditional FestivalA U G U S T


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KLEIN KAROO KLASSIQUE

A festival of classical music and Klein Karoo cuisine, wines and art. The Klein Karoo potters, painters and other visual artists exhibit their wares and teach workshops. This is an exceptional week.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Oudtshoorn♢ WHEN: To be confirmed – August 2020♢
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town


CONSERVATION

CLANWILLIAM WILDFLOWER SHOW

Flower fanatics may feast on a floral fantasy land filled with wildflowers in the Clanwilliam district and Ramskop Nature Reserve. This show raises public awareness on conservation issues and is supported by a range of musical performances, art, and adventure.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Clanwilliam ♢ WHEN: 21 – 23 August 2020♢
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town

HERMANUS TIMES KALFIEFEES

A variety of festivities and events are planned to engage young and old during the celebration of the arrival of the Southern Right Whales at the Hermanus Times Kalfiefees (Calf Festival).

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Hermanus♢ WHEN: To be confirmed – August 2020♢
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town


CULTURE

REED DANCE

This ancient annual tradition of the Swazi and Zulu people continue to take place centuries after the ceremony known as the Umkhosi woMhlanga, or the Zulu Reed Dance was first performed. In early September at the Enyokeni Royal Palace in Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal thousands of Zulu girls pass a virginity test before being led by their senior princess and proceed to carry the reeds, singing, and dancing in their traditional intricately beaded dress.

After the dance, the King makes a speech and some of the girls will find a suitor (approved by the girl’s father). It is a unique and sacred South African traditional festival that few are lucky enough to attend.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Nongoma ♢ WHEN: 7 September 2020♢
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that routes through KwaZulu

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HERMANUS WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL

A gateway to the award-winning wines of the Overberg this is one of the 10 best wine festivals in South Africa. All the tasting wines are available for purchase at cellar door prices.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Hermanus♢  WHEN: 26, 27 September 2020 ♢
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town

THE FRANSCHHOEK UNCORKED

Discover hidden gems and visit the celebrated farms throughout the famous Valley as participating wineries offer tastings of wine and an eclectic range of charming events from art exhibitions to jazz and blues bands.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Franschhoek ♢  WHEN: To be confirmed – September 2020 ♢ 
COMBINE IT WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town

NEDERBURG WINE AUCTION

When 150 of South Africa’s wines are selected to go under the hammer and represent the majority of the country’s 18 official wine routes oenophiles everywhere take note.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Paarl♢ WHEN:To be confirmed – September 2020♢ 
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town


SPORTS

SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON

A marathon that takes in all the spectacular natural beauty of Cape Town’s mountains and sea, as well as many of the city’s great attractions.

The route is wheelchair-friendly, and the 6 hours 30 minute cut-off time can accommodate the social runner.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Franschhoek♢ WHEN: To be confirmed – July 2020♢ 
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town


MUSIC

MONTAGU MAKITI FESTIVAL

This annual festival in Montagu on the Breede River is perfectly placed to view the fauna and flora of the Western Cape as it converges in an awesome display of utter serenity and beauty.

A family and heritage festival that sprawls throughout the town includes olive tastings, tractor rides, adrenalin activities, and music.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Montagu♢ WHEN: 18 – 20 September 2020♢ 
COMBINE IT WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town

STANDARD BANK JOY OF JAZZ

A premier event in the Johannesburg Jazz calendar, this music festival in South Africa takes place along 6 venues at the Sandton Convention Center.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Sandton♢ WHEN: To be confirmed – September 2020♢
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that routes through Johannesburg


CONSERVATION

HERMANUS WHALE FESTIVAL

The Southern Right Whales return to Walker Bay to herald the arrival of Spring in late September, and they are eagerly awaited and welcomed by thousands of visitors in Hermanus every year. Whale watching is the main attraction, but this unique African eco-marine festival also celebrates other marine life through films, interactive exhibitions, and ocean-themed adventures, accompanied by music, comedy, seafood, and street parades.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Hermanus♢ WHEN: 24 – 27 SEPTEMBER 2020♢ 
COMBINE WITH: A Southern Africa safari including Cape Town or the Garden Route

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DARLING WILDFLOWER SHOW

Over a century or the Darling Wildflower Society work culminates in an annual show celebrating an integral part of the Cape Fynbos Kingdom and over 1200 species of flowers. A great many activities include entertainment, a gourmet food market, and local products.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Darling♢ WHEN: 18 to 20 September 2020♢
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town


CULTURE

CAPE TOWN FRINGE FESTIVAL

Firm favorites and new debuts, 80 shows featuring fresh new theatre, dance and comedy rock Cape Town from the young to the old. Venues are scattered throughout the Mother City.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Cape Town♢ WHEN: To be confirmed – September 2020♢ 
COMBINE IT WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town

VOORKAMERFEST DARLING

The quaint West Coast town of Darling is famous for its spectacle of wildflowers, wonderful wine estates and Evita se Perron (the most famous white woman in South Africa). An innovative cultural event, Voorkamerfest (Front Room Festival) this unique festival sparks a frisson of excitement as performers’ identity remains top secret until they are revealed in one of three front rooms along six routes. Multiple languages, musicians, dancers, actors and performers from all around the planet. There is nothing else like it on earth.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE:  Darling♢ WHEN: To be confirmed – September 2020♢ 
COMBINE IT WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town

KALAHARI DESERT FESTIVAL

An invitation to the community and way of life of the ‡Khomani San. Dramatic dance, music, culture, and history, as well as food, drink, and craft market awaits. This South African traditional festival is filled with much to learn and experience of a diverse culture.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Ashkam♢ WHEN: To be confirmed – September 2020♢
COMBINE IT WITH: A Southern African safari that includes the Kalahari

AARDKLOP NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL

Aardklop National Arts Festival is rich in variety. From huge concerts, at the new festival grounds to an outstanding theatre program, it promises to showcase the best and the latest South African talent.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Potchefstroom♢ WHEN: 22-27 September 2020♢
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Johannesburg

JOBURG ART FAIR

Welcome to the very best showcase of contemporary African art and design. With 23 Galleries and 11 Special Projects, the event is filled with brand new exhibits.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Sandton♢ WHEN: To be confirmed September 2020♢
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Johannesburg


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ROBERTSON WINE ON THE RIVER

If you think you might like enjoying over 300 most excellent wines from 42 different wineries while music, arts, and crafts abound… and more tasting of gourmet cuisine ranging from coffee to nougat await then this is the festival for you.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Robertson♢ WHEN: To be confirmed – October 2020♢
COMBINE IT WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town


SPORTS

CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL

Africa’s biggest and best kite festival attracts over 20,000 enthusiasts including the biggest names in kiting. A full entertainment program runs with the kite-flying and all proceeds go to the Cape Mental Health charity.

NEED TO KNOW 

♢ WHERE: Muizenberg♢ WHEN: To be confirmed – October 2020♢
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town


MUSIC

ROCKING THE DAISIES MUSIC FESTIVAL

A festival full of cutting edge quality music, art, comedy, and premier eco-friendly facilities. This event continues to incorporate environmentally conscious products and elevate innovation ranging from transport initiatives to solar and wind-powered electricity, bio-diesel generators and personal products. It is the most carbon-neutral green event possible.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Darling♢ WHEN: To be confirmed – October 2020♢
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town

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CONSERVATION

BARRYDALE IN BLOOM

A gem lying in wait in the Klein Karoo, Barrydale in the Western Cape is littered with charm, character and historical appeal and surrounded by vineyards, orchards, mountains, and valleys.

When the town throws open its door to all comers gardens, homemade delights and handmade crats are all on show.

Art and wine tastings complete the event.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Barrydale♢ WHEN: To be confirmed – October 2020 ♢
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town 


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CULTURE

HOUT BAY GREEN FAIRE

One of Cape Town’s most popular, sustainable, annual events. The community Faire is powered by Renewable energy and operates with zero-waste.

There is something for everyone here. Highlights include the Planet Warrior’s Children’s Festival featuring the Trash to Treasure Market, the Eco-Fashion show and the Talent Contest.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Hout Bay♢ WHEN:  To be confirmed – November 2020 ♢
COMBINE WITH:  A Southern African safari that includes Cape Town

South African FestivalsImage © Paul Watson – flickr creative commons

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LITCHI FESTIVAL

Salt Rock on the spectacular Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu-Natal continues to host a festival of fresh flavor amid sun, sea, and sand. Beginning on the 15th of December the festival continues until the last litchis have been plucked from their orchards.

NEED TO KNOW

♢ WHERE: Dolphin Coast♢ WHEN: 15-31 December 2020♢
COMBINE WITH: A Southern African safari that routes through KwaZulu Natal

Traditional FestivalsImage © Neha Deshmukh – unsplash.com
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