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South Africa Annual Events and Festivals in South Africa / The Rainbow Nation has a mind-boggling diversity of treats in store for the adventurous visitor. Wildlife, diving, whale watching, vineyard-visiting, lounging on the beach and Christmas in the blazing sunshine.

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Franschhoek Bastille Festival

Western Cape / Cape Town

Overnight? Western Cape / Cape Town
From open-air music concerts at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and exhibitions at the Cape Town ICC, to country festivals celebrating its abundant natural resources, the Western Cape with its many varied regions, offers a host of ...

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Knysna Oyster Festival

Garden Route

Overnight? Garden Route accommodation
The scenic, unrivalled beauty of the Garden Route serves as inspiration for a wide variety of festivals and sporting events, including the annual and ever-popular Knysna Oyster Festival, the Summer Fun Festival in Mossel Bay and ...

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Grahamstown National Arts Festival

Eastern Cape

Overnight? Eastern Cape / Port Elizabeth
Perhaps the most famous of the annual events which take place in the Eastern Cape is the Grahamstown National Arts Festival, but there are many more on offer to delight the traveller. Jeffreys Bay, renowned for its surf breaks, is host to the Billabong Pro ...

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Durban July

KwaZulu Natal / Durban

Overnight? KwaZulu Natal / Durban
A multitude of sporting events take place annually in KwaZulu Natal, including the Midmar Mile, the Dusi Canoe Marathon and the Comrades Marathon (to name but a few), but KwaZulu Natal with its abundant wildlife and spectacular coastline has ...

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Joburg Art Fair

Gauteng / Johannesburg

Overnight? Gauteng / Johannesburg
You'll be spoiled for choice in Johannesburg. This vibrant metropolis has a faster pace and this is all the more apparent when you consider the number of exhibitions, fairs, expos and festivals available. From food and wine, to documentaries and ...

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Dullstroom Winter Festival


Overnight? Mpumalanga / Nelspruit
Mpumalanga is one of South Africa's top tourist destinations, largely due to its natural attractions (wildlife, panoramic mountain passes, waterfalls and forests) and this province is home to a number of outdoor events, which take advantage of these ...

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Magoebaskloof Mountain Bike Classic

Limpopo Province

Overnight? Limpopo accommodation
Agricultural and industrial shows, bushveld and game festivals, marathons traversing scenic and challenging terrain and the Tour De Kruger Mountain Biking Event take centre stage in South Africa’s northernmost province, which borders Mozambique, ...

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Nedbank Golf Challenge

North West Province

Overnight? North West Province
The North West Province is home to one of South Africa's most visited tourist attractions, Sun City, which is host to the annual Nedbank Golf Challenge. The province boasts an enviable setting in the western Magaliesberg and there's always plenty ...

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Vredefort Dome Festival

The Free State

Overnight? Free State / Bloemfontein
The Free State, with it's wide open spaces and a landscape which Nelson Mandela famously described as gladdening his heart, is the setting for many annual sporting events. Bloemfontein hosts many festivals throughout the year, including the much ...

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The Northern Cape

Overnight? Northern Cape accommodation
The Northern Cape is renowned for its warm hospitality and this is never more apparant than when joining some of the local festivals. Consider the Hantam Vleisfees in Calvinia (try a potjie or traditional braai) or visit Kimberley during the Gariep Kunstefees ...

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