KwaZulu Natal Events

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Explore our KwaZulu Natal Events and Festivals Calendar to see which popular festivals or events are taking place during your planned visit to KwaZulu Natal. From sporting events to food and wine fairs, KwaZulu Natal is host to a multitude of festivals that take place all year round. Make your holiday in KwaZulu Natal a trip to remember by attending a local event or festival.

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Event and festival details can change. All event information is published in good faith as supplied by the organisers. Please check with the organisers that the event is happening before making your travel arrangements.

Dusi Canoe Marathon

Where? Pietermaritzburg
When? 17-18 February 2018

Every year, the world’s top canoeists and teams come together to tackle the exciting Dusi Canoe Marathon, which continues to be the biggest event of its kind ...

NWJ Bridal & Beauty Experience

Where? Durban Central
When? 02-04 March 2018

NWJ Bridal & Beauty Experience is one of South Africa’s most popular exhibitions for bridal and events services. Plan your schedule around the Durban ...

Decorex Durban

Where? Durban
When? 21-25 March 2018

From 21 to 25 March, Durban will be hosting the premier décor, design and lifestyle exhibition in KwaZulu-Natal, Decorex Durban 2018. This event is about ...

Splashy Fen Music Festival

Where? Himeville, Underberg District, Drakensberg
When? 29 March to 01 April 2018

SA's Oldest Music Festival is back with a bang. New ideas, new acts, value for money and the good old Splashy vibe that brings people back year after ...


Where? Durban Central, KwaZulu Natal
When? 08-10 May 2018

Indaba is one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar and one of the top three ‘must visit’ events of its kind on the global calendar. ...

Giant's Cup Trail Run

Where? Bergville
When? 18-19 May 2018

The Giant’s Cup Trail Run is not only an exciting sporting event, but also one of the most scenic, pretty events in South Africa. It takes place in the Maloti ...

East Coast Radio Big Walk

Where? Durban, KwaZulu Natal
When? 20 May 2018

Dates for 2018 to be confirmed >> The East Coast Radio Big Walk has seen enormous growth and improvement over the last few years and has become one of the ...

The Royal Show

Where? Pietermaritzburg
When? 25 May to 03 June 2018

This is the biggest event in KwaZulu Natal and the Pietermaritzburg Royal Show attracts visitors from far and wide. The show has hundreds of craft and home ...

Karkloof Classic MTB

Where? Karkloof
When? 26-27 May 2018

The Sappi Karkloof MTB Festival, takes place in the beautiful Karkloof Valley. This is one of the biggest events of its kind in South Africa and attracts some ...

Cars in the Park

Where? Pietermaritzburg
When? 27 May 2018

For the past 42 years, car enthusiasts from all over South Africa have flocked to the annual Cars in the Park event. This event is all about celebrating the ...

Bonitas Comrades Expo

Where? Durban
When? 07-09 June 2018

The Bonitas Comrades Expo is one of the most sophisticated and popular sports goods expo’s in the country and draws thousands of visitors both participating in ...

Comrades Marathon

Where? Pietermaritzburg
When? 10 June 2018

The Comrades Marathon: The world’s greatest ultra-marathon, 89 kilometres long, the Comrades is a South African institution, internationally recognised for the ...

East Coast Radio House & Garden Show

Where? Durban
When? 30 June to 08 July 2018

The East Coast Radio House & Garden Show brings over 350 exhibitors together for 10 days at the Durban Exhibition Centre. It’s a one-of-a-kind home and garden ...

Durban July

Where? Durban
When? 07 July 2018

The excitement of Durban July Day surpasses that of any other event on the African continent. 56,000 people are expected at Greyville to witness South Africa’s ...

Experience the Sardine Run

Where? Durban
When? 19-30 July 2018

The Greatest Shoal on Earth, as it has been named, sees thousands of visitors flock to the KwaZulu Natal east coast to witness the annual migration of millions ...

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