Fun Festivals and Events in South Africa

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Bloemshow

Usually 24 April - 3 May; check for final dates

Town: BLOEMFONTEIN | ... One of the three largest shows in South Africa, approximately 450 exhibitions, 25 food stalls, exciting amusement park and probably one of the best entertainment programmes of all shows... We offer a variety of excellent Accommodation in Bloemfontein. Click on the link below… Read More  |  Book Accommodation

Cape Dairy Experience

Usually 1 - 2 November; check for final dates

Town: SANDRINGHAM (View Map) | ... A Delightful dairy experience filled with family fun! The delights of dairy are manifold and the Cape Dairy Experience promises all city slickers a weekend of wholesome farm fun! Churn your own butter the old fashioned way and learn to make chocolate and Italian cheese in the Woolworths Dairy Pantry… Eat your heart out in the ice cream eating competitions and witness world class dairy animals competing for the honours in the show ring. Bring the kids for an exhilarating country experience: they’ll be able to milk mock-cows and enjoy dog jumping and lots… Read More  |  Book Accommodation

Cape Town International Jazz Festival

Usually 28 - 29 March; check for final dates

Town: CAPE TOWN (CENTRE) | ... The Cape Town International Jazz Festival has grown into a hugely successful international event since its inception in the year 2000.  Melodytrip has ranked this proudly South African event as No.4 in the world, outshining events such as Switzerland’s Montreaux Festival and the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland. The festival’s winning formula of bringing more than 40 International and Local artists to perform over two days on five stages has earned it the status of being the most prestigious event on the African continent. We offer a variety of excellent Accommodation in Central… Read More  |  Book Accommodation

Cape Town International Kite Festival

Usually 2 - 3 November; check for final dates

Town: MUIZENBERG;  CAPE TOWN | ... Get blown away by Africa's biggest kite festival! Hundreds of colourful kites big and small will flutter and swoop about in Cape Town’s sky this year. With kite-making workshops, non-stop kite-flying, craft and food stalls as well as kiddies’ rides and a full programme of entertainment on the Coke Gig Rig, the festival offers fantastic outdoor family fun! Expect to see a diverse array ranging from gorgeous and enormous inflatable numbers floating like clouds to acrobatic stunt kites performing swift and powerful manoeuvres. Every kid young and old will be blown away with the… Read More  |  Book Accommodation

Cellar Rats Wine Festival

Usually 1 September; check for final dates

Town: MAGALIESBERG | ... Taste South Africa's best wines in a tranquil outdoor setting in Magaliesberg. Held every year in September, the Cellar Rats Wine Festival is a day of wine tasting, with picnic baskets for sale and many activities for the kids. Enjoy huge shady trees, lush green grass and an abundance of birdlife on the banks of the picturesque Magalies River. Designated drivers get in for free. We offer a variety of excellent Accommodation in Magaliesberg. Click on the link below… Read More  |  Book Accommodation

Darling Music Experience

Usually 7 - 16 February; check final dates

Town: DARLING | ... Get blown away by globe turning tunes in the vineyards of Darling. The Darling Music Experience, now in its sixth season, will present an exciting program for both lovers of classical and of more popular music. Indulge in the sensory delights of wine tasting, food wine and music pairing. We offer a variety of excellent Accommodation in Darling. Click on the link below… Read More  |  Book Accommodation

Franschhoek Bastille Festival

Usually 13 - 14 July; check for final dates

Town: FRANSCHHOEK | ... South Africa’s Gourmet Capital, will once again celebrate its centuries-old French Huguenot heritage with a wonderful feast of food, wine and entertainment at its annual Bastille Festival.  With lots to see, do and enjoy for the whole family, make a memorable weekend! We offer a variety of excellent Accommodation in Franschhoek. Click on the link below… Read More  |  Book Accommodation

Franschhoek ‘Magic of Bubbles’ Cap Classique and Champagne Festival

Usually 29 Nov - 1 Dec; check for final dates

Town: FRANSCHHOEK | ... The centrepiece of the festival will be a grand marquee on the sprawling lawns surrounding Franschhoek’s famous Huguenot Monument, where Cap Classique and Champagne stalls will be interspersed with restaurants offering delicious delicacies to match.   This social calendar highlight allows visitors the opportunity to experience multilayered gastronomic delights, prepared by some of the country’s best chefs, whose restaurants in the village underpin Franschhoek’s status as one of the world’s great culinary destinations. We offer a variety of excellent Accommodation in Franschhoek. Click on the link below… Read More  |  Book Accommodation

Grahamstown National Arts Festival

Usually 27 June - 7 July; check for final dates

Town: GRAHAMSTOWN | ... Africa's largest and most colourful cultural & arts event We offer a variety of excellent Accommodation in Grahamstown. Click on the link below… Read More  |  Book Accommodation

Hands-on Harvest Festival

Usually 21 - 23 February; check for final dates

Town: ROBERTSON | ... Guests can look forward to: Grape Picking, Bunch Sorting, Stomping your own grapes, Grape vs. Wine Tasting, Harvest Market ,Vineyard Tractor Trips, Must tasting, Brandy blending experience, Wine tasting by Horse Cart and much more. We offer a variety of excellent Accommodation in Robertson. Click on the link below… Read More  |  Book Accommodation

Hermanus Whale Festival

Usually 20 - 24 September; check for final dates

Town: HERMANUS | ... Every year, southern right whales travel thousands of miles to the Cape south coast to mate and calve in the bays. Join the villagers of Hermanus for an entertainment-packed festival, in the town with the best land-based whale watching in the world. We offer a variety of excellent Accommodation in Hermanus. Click on the link below… Read More  |  Book Accommodation

Kamers vol geskenke – Cape Town

Usually 5 - 8 June 2014; check for final dates

Town: CAPE TOWN | ...   KAMERS & CCDI: Trading at the Castle is a collaboration between KAMERS vol Geskenke, well-known creative pop-up event, and the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI), sharing their passion for showcasing and developing local talent and design. A visual feast of creativity, entrepreneurship, music, food and designed wares can be experienced. The Castle of Good Hope will host 110 design exhibitors with a very strong food and wine component. Being recognized as one of the official World Design Capital Cape Town 2014-projects, we have a distinct focus on innovation. The KAMERS team is well… Read More  |  Book Accommodation

Kamers vol geskenke – Cape Winelands/ Stellenbosch

Usually 4 - 9 November; check for final dates

Town: SOMERSET WEST/ STELLENBOSCH | ... The “KAMERS” Festival (better know as “Kamers vol geskenke”) celebrates a decade of women, their stories, dreams and growth through creativity, by providing a visual and creative feast of exceptional handmade & crafted products. A selection of the best originally designed wares, from jewellery to gourmet food products, ceramics, soft furnishings, décor accessories, garden gear, designer clothing and accessories will be available from niche suppliers daily. This is the perfect event to shop for birthday, special anniversary or Christmas gifts or just to buy something really special for your home! The KAMERS team are… Read More  |  Book Accommodation

Kamers vol geskenke – Irene, Pretoria

Usually 2 - 7 December; check for final dates

Town: IRENE, PRETORIA | ... The “KAMERS” Festival (better know as “Kamers vol geskenke”) celebrates a decade of women, their stories, dreams and growth through creativity, by providing a visual and creative feast of exceptional handmade & crafted products. A selection of the best originally designed wares, from jewellery to gourmet food products, ceramics, soft furnishings, décor accessories, garden gear, designer clothing and accessories will be available from niche suppliers daily. This is the perfect event to shop for birthday, special anniversary or Christmas gifts or just to buy something really special for your home! The KAMERS team are well… Read More  |  Book Accommodation

Kamers vol geskenke – Johannesburg

Usually 18 - 21 April; check for final dates

Town: JOHANNESBURG/ BRYANSTON  | ...  The KAMERS team is well known for their innovative sourcing of creative talent and fresh, new product ideas. It is a platform for creative, innovative and upcoming entrepreneurs to showcase unique products that are not easily available in the marketplace. KAMERS is not into the perfectly made or the mass produced, it is about high end true craft, slightly imperfect, timeless and originally designed… that special something that is only found at the shows. During KAMERS 2014 Easter in Johannesburg there will be a strong focus on food, wine, coffee and music, as it is… Read More  |  Book Accommodation

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

Usually 20 November to 8 April; check for final dates

Town: NEWLANDS;  CAPE TOWN | ...Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts are a wonderful way to spend a Sunday evening in Cape Town. All music lovers are catered for in the open-air amphitheatre from, rock, jazz, big band Swing. We offer a variety of excellent Accommodation in Newlands -  Cape Town. Click on the link below… Read More  |  Book Accommodation

Lady Grey Passion Play

Usually 29 - 31 March; check for final dates

Town: LADY GREY | ... This is a unique production on the African Continent and one of the many highlight on the annual calendar of the Lady Grey Arts Academy. The Lady Grey Passion Play includes a cast of 132 speaking characters as well as a chorus, choir, troupe of dancers and live visual artists, and is presented over a period of three days during the Easter Weekend. Audiences attending the various depictions become part of the story by dressing up in costumes of the period and experiencing the scenes in an interactive way... We offer a variety of excellent… Read More  |  Book Accommodation

Oude Libertas Summer Season Concerts

Usually 25 November to 11 March; check for final dates

Town: STELLENBOSCH | ... Music, theatre and dance once again find a perfect setting under Stellenbosch’s southern sky. Set among tall, rustling trees, the famous open-air Oude Libertas Amphitheatre this year hosts a top line-up of performers in a variety of presentations. We offer a variety of excellent Accommodation in Stellenbosch. Click on the link below… Read More  |  Book Accommodation

Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival

Usually 28 June - 7 July; check for final dates

Town: KNYSNA | ... Marketed as the 'Best 10 Days of Your Winter', the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is spread across two weekends that promise constant fun and activities for the whole family. The Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival offers something for everyone with over 100 lifestyle and sporting events for both young and old. The picturesque town of Knysna, which has twice won Engen Town of the Year, will again host of over 65 000 sporting enthusiasts, families, food and wine lovers, and adrenalin junkies from all over South Africa looking for winter holiday fun. The festival… Read More  |  Book Accommodation

Prince Albert Town and Olive Festival

Usually 26 - 27 April; check for final dates

Town: PRINCE ALBERT | ... Come and discover the secrets and warm hospitality of the stress-free Prince Albert! Take part in this annual feast and festivity!  Enjoy games and activities, arts, crafts, unusual shops and amazing collections. This festival also offers children’s theatre, tractor rides, flower displays, fire-dancers and a Miss & Master Olive pageant! Bountiful produce, organic vegetables, homemade bread, olives, olive oil, olive paste, legendary Karoo lamb and an abundance of fresh and dried fruit will be available at this festival. You can also visit Olive Farms in the region and experience olive presses, seeing how olives are… Read More  |  Book Accommodation

Robertson Slow Festival

Usually 9 - 11 August; check for final dates

Town: ROBERTSON | ... At Robertson Slow, one can sample honest, old-fashioned, rural hospitality synonymous with the Robertson Wine Valley’s winemaking community. Relish the slow food and wine that will satiate your senses and revel in the relaxed pace that will replenish you soul. We offer a variety of excellent Accommodation in Robertson. Click on the link below… Read More  |  Book Accommodation

SA Cheese Festival

Usually 26 -28 April; check for final dates

Town: SANDRINGHAM (View Map) | ... A Cheese Lover’s Paradise! Cheese elevates any humble snack to a divine gourmet experience! The immensely popular SA Cheese Festival brings the rich variety of cheese, passionately crafted around the country, together under one roof. Taste the diversity on offer, learn from the cheese gurus and shop and relax at Sandringham Farm... Family and friends will have a great time tasting new products as well as old favourites. Kids can shed their energy in the kiddies corner, on jumping castles, playing with SPCA doggies and milking mock cows. One can also expect to find… Read More  |  Book Accommodation

Sedgefield Slow Festival

Usually 29th – 31st March; check for final dates

Town: SEDGEFIELD | ... It's a festival celebrating the real things in life: Wholesome Goodness, Family, Friends, the Outdoors and great food... The Slow Festival is held over Easter every year and is unique in many ways. Only one of its kind in Africa, it’s a festival celebrating the real things in life: Wholesome Goodness, Family, Friends, Fun, the Outdoors and Great food. There are plenty of activities for the children and indeed the whole family to do. There is entertainment galore, much to see, great competitions to be won and best of all, many deserving charities are supported by… Read More  |  Book Accommodation

Simons Town Penguin Festival

Usually 13 October; check for final dates

Town: SIMONS TOWN;  CAPE TOWN | ... Penguins are such delightful creatures and the Simons Town Penguin Festival is a celebration of this proud little animal.  On Saturday come down to the beach for the annual African penguin Awareness Day beach release, come and watch these little guys waddle back to their natural habitat.  Other activities on the day include live shows, craft stalls and fun rides, all with the aim to raise money for SANCCOB. If the weather is good why not jump into the water and swim around with the penguins? Or take part in the various games… Read More  |  Book Accommodation

Taste of Cape Town Festival

Usually 11 - 14 April; check for final dates

Town: GREEN POINT; CAPE TOWN | ... Join Cape Town’s top chefs & restaurants when they come out to play... This remarkable festival will bring together the city's most acclaimed restaurants and carefully selected exhibitors to attract 20 000 of Cape Town’s most dedicated and sophisticated foodies. The Cape’s top restaurants and chefs will be serving a stunning selection of sample-sized signature dishes to Taste of Cape Town visitors.  This amazing food festival promises to be the culinary event of the year. Taste of Cape Town brings together the city's finest restaurants, award- winning wineries, premium drink brands, niche food… Read More  |  Book Accommodation