Events

J&B Met

The Sun Met

Formerly known as the J&B Met, the Sun Met is the premier horseracing event in South Africa, with over R1.5-million in prize money on the table. It's also one of the most prestigious and anticipated events on Cape Town's social calendar, where entertainment, sophistication...  see full details



Kirstenbosch Summer Concert

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

The Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts are idyllic experiences set beneath the gorgeous expanse of the mountains. With a picnic and a glass of wine, audiences can listen to a mixed selection of classical and contemporary music. The gardens themselves provide one of the most...  see full details



Flowers bloom in Nanaqualand

Namaqualand Daisies

Every year, the arid and desolate Namaqualand region of South Africa explodes into colour with the blossoming of the Namaqualand Daisies. A vibrant and diverse array of spring wildflowers blooms from the earth, bewitching the landscape to resemble an impressionist painting. The wildflowers make their...  see full details



Hermanus

Hermanus Whale Festival

The annual Hermanus Whale Festival is an enviro-arts festival, celebrating local arts and crafts, the southern right whale, and the environment in equal measure. The event is immensely popular, now attracting about 100,000 visitors. The festival offers arts and crafts, theatre, live music, a...  see full details



Comrades Marathon

Comrades Marathon

The Comrades is the world's greatest ultra-marathon. The gruelling, annual race covers over 56 miles (90km), and alternates between the uphill run from Durban and the downhill from Pietermaritzburg. It is a real test of physical endurance. The winners usually take about...  see full details



Offroad biking

Absa Cape Epic

The Absa Cape Epic has established itself as a prestigious international sporting event, attracting a competitive field of riders eager to compete against the best or simply to finish the gruelling eight-day off-road race. The event has become the largest full service mountain bike...  see full details



Cape Argus Cycle Tour

Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour

The Argus is the largest timed sporting event on earth, attracting more than 35,000 cyclists from around the world. The spectacle is watched by thousands who line the 67-mile (108km) route, which follows some of the Cape's most spectacular coastal scenery. The race is...  see full details



Vodacom Durban July

Vodacom Durban July

Usually held on the first Saturday in July, the annual Durban July is South Africa's equivalent of the Royal Ascot in the UK. As with the latter, elegance, fine cuisine and high fashion are on hand to complement the superb thoroughbreds. The July...  see full details



Grahamstown, South Africa

Grahamstown National Arts Festival

The Grahamstown National Arts Festival is one of the most important cultural events on the South African calendar. It's also Africa's biggest annual celebration of the arts, attracting more than 50,000 people. Many art forms are represented in over 500 shows, from street theatre,...  see full details



Cape Town International Jazz Festival

Cape Town International Jazz Festival

Ranked as one of the best jazz festivals in the world, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) is a must for jazz fanatics visiting the Mother City. Hosting about 40 African and international artists, the CTIJF is an awe inspiring musical jam...  see full details



Harris Tweed performing at Splashy Fen

Splashy Fen

The largest music festival in KwaZulu-Natal, and one of South Africa's most popular, Splashy Fen takes place on a scenic farm in the Drakensberg Mountains every year over Easter weekend in April. The festival has grown over 20 years to welcome more than 10,000 people...  see full details