26 Events in KwaZulu Natal

Explore our KwaZulu Natal Events and Festivals Calendar to see which popular festivals or events are taking place during your planned visit to in KwaZulu Natal. From sporting events to food and wine fairs, in 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. Consider staying overnight or making a weekend of it, with our great selection of accommodation and hotels.

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Outdoor Events / Annual Festivals

Litchi Festival

Where? Salt Rock
When? 15-31 December 2019

The annual Litchi Festival is once again set to rock the spectacular Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Although the focus here is often on the sun, sea, and sand, ...

Sporting Events

Drak Challenge

Where? Drakensberg
When? 1-2 February 2020

January 2020 sees the 26th N3TC Drak Challenge Canoe Marathon, and the athletes and their spectators can barely wait for the excitement that this event promises. It ...

Sporting Events

Midmar Mile

Where? Howick
When? 8-9 February 2020

The Midmar Mile held at the Midmar Dam north of Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu Natal. The Midmar Mile is the world's largest open water swimming event. The Midmar Mile ...

Wedding Expos

NWJ Bridal & Beauty Experience

Where? Durban Central
When? 1-3 March 2020

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

Outdoor Events / Sporting Events

Dusi Canoe Marathon

Where? Pietermaritzburg
When? 5-7 March 2020

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 in all ...

Exhibitions & Conferences

Decorex Durban

Where? Durban
When? 20-22 March 2020

Durban will be hosting the premier décor, design and lifestyle exhibition in KwaZulu-Natal, Decorex Durban 2018. This event is about celebrating innovative designs ...

Annual Festivals / Music Festivals / Outdoor Events

Splashy Fen Music Festival

Where? Himeville, Underberg District, Drakensberg
When? 9-13 April 2020

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 ...

Entertainment / Annual Festivals / Outdoor Events

Cars in the Park

Where? Pietermaritzburg
When? 3 May 2020

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 ...

Exhibitions & Conferences / Travel & Tourism

Indaba

Where? Durban Central, KwaZulu Natal
When? 7-10 May 2020

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 ...

Outdoor Events / Sporting Events

Giant's Cup Trail Run

Where? Bergville
When? 15-16 May 2020

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 ...

Outdoor Events / Sporting Events

East Coast Radio Big Walk

Where? Durban, KwaZulu Natal
When? 19 May 2020

Dates 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 biggest family fun ...

Agricultural Shows / Annual Festivals / Exhibitions & Conferences

The Royal Show

Where? Pietermaritzburg
When? 24 May to 2 June 2020

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 industry ...

Annual Festivals / Outdoor Events / Sporting Events

Karkloof Classic MTB

Where? Karkloof
When? 1-2 June 2020

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 of ...

Exhibitions & Conferences / Sporting Events

Bonitas Comrades Expo

Where? Durban
When? 11-14 June 2020

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 the ...

Sporting Events

Comrades Marathon

Where? Pietermaritzburg
When? 14 June 2020

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

KwaZulu Natal as a destination

Tourist regions

Battlefields, Dolphin Coast, Drakensberg, Durban, Elephant Coast, Natal Midlands, South Coast, Umhlanga Coast, Valley of 1000 Hills, Zululand

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