Top Events in South Africa

Top SA events not to miss

Discover the beauty of our magnificent country by planning a few mini holidays around some of South Africa's top events.

Book yourself a flight and car hire, call your mates or surprise your partner and get inspired with these Proudly South African world-class events.

  • Dance Umbrella

    1. Dance Umbrella

    Make your way to Johannesburg from the 23 February to 5 March and get inspired by a stellar line-up of dance performances. The 2017 edition of the Dance Umbrella is set to impress with performances from over 50 young up-and-coming, and established choreographers from Johannesburg, Cape Town, Mpumalanga, KZN, Mozambique and Madagascar.

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  • Soweto Wine Festival

    2. Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival

    From 3-5 March 2017, pack your bags for an adventure in Soweto. The Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival, now in its 12th year, breaks all conventions. It epitomises innovation in tourism and transcends stereotypes. It is about great South African food, wine, travel destinations and lifestyle - brought alive in Soweto.

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  • Turbine Art Fair

    3. Turbine Art Fair

    Jo'burg is where you'll need to be from 13-16 July 2017. Taking place at the iconic Turbine Hall in Newtown, the Turbine Arts Fair attracts a diverse group of visitors ranging from established collectors to guests looking to start a collection. The fourth edition of the Turbine Arts Fair is set to impress with an assortment of contemporary artworks, live music performances, delicious food and drinks offerings, and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

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  • Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

    4. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

    From 23-25 March 2017, the Mother City comes alive with style. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, hosted by African Fashion International, is South Africa's leading fashion event. It showcases top local and continental designers, with previous headline designers including Gavin Rajah, David Tlale, Kluk CGDT and Marianne Fassler.

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  • Cape Town International Jazz Festival

    5. Cape Town International Jazz Festival

    The Cape Town International Jazz Festival, the largest music event in sub-Saharan Africa, is aptly coined "Africa's grandest gathering." In its 18th year running, the festival attracts a large audience of local and international jazz lovers. Renowned for delivering a star studded line-up of both local and international jazz artists, the festival boasts 5 stages with over 40 artists performing. Some of the artists performing at the 2017 festival include Envouge, Darren English, Jonas Gwangwa and Judith Sephuma.

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  • South African Cheese Festival

    6. South African Cheese Festival

    From 28-30 April, make your way through the the lush Cape winelands in the Cape to discover the secrets of cheese. Hosted in the lush vineyards of Stellenbosch, the South African Cheese Festival is one of the best outdoor culinary festivals in Southern Africa. Cheese lovers can sample of a variety of different cheeses from specialty, hand-made boutique cheeses to everyday cheeses. Enjoy demonstrations and workshops from world famous celebrity chefs

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  • Wacky Wine Weekend

    7. Wacky Wine Weekend

    Take a long weekend and enjoy the wonders of the Western Cape from 1-4 June 2017. Hosted by the Robertson Valley, the Wacky Wine Weekend showcases over 40 wineries over four days. Enjoy master wine-tastings, wine and food pairing experiences, educational wine presentations and private tastings with Robertson Valley's most esteemed winemakers. At each of the venues there is something for the whole family to enjoy from fun-filled outdoor adventures, live music, and entertainment activities for the kids.

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  • Splashy Fen

    8. Splashy Fen

    From 13-16 April 2017, join thousands of music fans to enjoy over 100 international acts at this re-imagined 27-year-old festival in Underberg. Hosted in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Splashy Fen is a three-day musical spectacular which takes place on the foothills of the spectacular Drakensburg Mountains. The festival remains an integral part of the South African music industry and boasts camping, food stalls and music - the perfect mix for a reviving outdoor weekend away with family and friends.

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  • Vodacom Durban July

    9. Vodacom Durban July

    If you haven't yet attended Africa's biggest horse racing extravaganza, call your local designer and make a date for 2 July 2017 and head Durban! Attracting nearly 56 000 people, the Vodacom Durban July is the ultimate playground for fashionistas, designers and couturiers to show off their designs and latest fashion. With live performances and exclusive marquees, this annual event remains top of the social calendar.

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  • Grahamstown Arts Festival

    10. National Arts Festival

    From the 29 June to 9 July 2017, make tracks to the Eastern Cape. The National Arts Festival in Grahamstown is the biggest celebration of arts in Africa and one of the most important events on the cultural calendar. The 11-day festival offers over 600 shows ranging from comedy, drama, dance and jazz to opera, theatre and. Other highlights include lectures, workshops, a craft fair, and children's art festival.

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