South Africa

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2-4 THE BLU BOLLYWOOD EXPERIENCE, JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG

The celebration offers a glimpse into all things Bollywood. Attendees can check out the best in fashion, as well as fascinating performances of music, comedy and more.

3-4 FRANSCHHOEK CAP CLASSIQUE & CHAMPAGNE FESTIVAL, WESTERN CAPE

The theme of this year’s edition is “Black and White With Floral Flair”. The festival promises glitz, glamour and fabulous Méthode Cap Classique to keep the fun going.

3-4 PENNYPINCHERS’ ORIGIN OF TRAILS, STELLENBOSCH, WESTERN CAPE

This exciting mountain biking challenge is now in its fourth year. The trails take riders on an adventure that tests their skills, while the beauty of the event’s backdrop more than makes up for aching muscles.

8-9 SCIENCE FORUM SA, PRETORIA, GAUTENG

Themed “Ignite Conversations About Science”, this annual event will see renowned cientists and enthusiasts from all over the world gathering to watch fascinating presentations and hear talks in an array of scientific fields.

8-13 THE 2016 DOLPHINS BY STARLIGHT CHRISTMAS SHOW SPECTACULAR,

DURBAN, KWAZULU-NATAL

Now in its 12th year, this event fuses an array of disciplines and cultures, offering great entertainment. Expect performances of pantsula, hip-hop and contemporary dance. 

10 ULTRA-TRAIL CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE

This is one of the most exciting events for local and visiting outdoor-lovers. It involves 35km, 65km and 100km trail-running races over sections of Table Mountain, the Constantia winelands and the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

 10-11 CHRISTMAS IN THE BERG, CATHKIN PARK, WINTERTON, DRAKENSBERG, MPUMALANGA

A concert of Christmas carols, traditional songs and other works by the world-famous Drakensberg Boys’ Choir. There’ll all also be a range of arts, crafts and delicious cuisine for the whole family to enjoy.

16-17 MONTAGU EPIC SUMMER FESTIVAL, WESTERN CAPE

An event for the entire family, who can watch live music performances and enjoy waterslide activies, peruse fashion and savour mouthwatering food in potjiekos competitions.

16-18 GABRIËLSKLOOF’S FAVOURITE THINGS MARKET, OVERBERG, WESTERN CAPE

This festival showcases a plethora of local arts and crafts and the best food and wine the region has to offer. Wares will include luxury alpaca wool items, jewellery, oysters and other delicacies.

29 DEC-2 JAN SOULTRI NYE FESTIVAL, BARBERTON, MPUMALANGA

An ideal way to escape city life for a while and enjoy the natural surroundings, while watching performances by local musicians and DJs. The event includes a host of stalls selling arts, crafts and food. looking to escape the city life as well as attendees who are nature lovers.

31 NIEU-BETHESDA FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS, EASTERN CAPE

Held in the Bethesda Art Centre, the festival is a New Year’s celebration that includes a myriad of lanterns and candles. There’ll be lantern-making activities, live music performances and braaiing a-plenty, as well as dancing under the stunning Karoo night sky.