South Africa

APRIL 2017

30 MARCH-9 APRIL STARS OF SANDSTONE 2017, FREE STATE

One of SA’s most exciting heritage festivals, this year’s instalment promises to be bigger than ever. With air shows, the children’s railway, classic cars, steam engines and many exhibitors – including the SA Armour Museum – there’s something for everyone.

31 MARCH-9 APRIL LA TRAVIATA, JOBURG THEATRE, GAUTENG

This story of love and sacrifice is Joburg Ballet’s first production of 2017, with wonderful choreography from Veronica Paeper. Verdi’s riveting score has been adapted by Allan Stephenson.

6-7 FNB MPUMALANGA WINE SHOW, NELSPRUIT

This annual event showcases over 200 of SA’s finest wines. Rub shoulders with winemakers and buy wine, olives and other goodies at special show rates.

6-8 WHISKY LIVE, CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE

This luxurious extravaganza is for whisky enthusiasts and those looking to learn more about the world’s finest whiskies. Exhibitors include top producers such as Glenmorangie and Bunnahabhain.

PROPERTY BUYER SHOW, CAPE TOWN

This launch event is targeted at first-time buyers. Visitors can learn about the market, view details of available properties, meet agents, financiers and other industry role players.

14-16 APRIL LUSH FESTIVAL 2,0, CLARENS, FREE STATE

This music and lifestyle event promises fun activities for the whole family. Try hot-air ballooning, trail running, white- water rafting or simply party the day away to the beat of some of SA’s top musicians.

17 PARKLIFE MUSIC & GOURMET STREET FOOD FESTIVAL, CAPE TOWN

This foodie festival brings top local and international musicians to the Green Point Sports Field over the Easter weekend. Australian rock group The Temper Trap will headline this year.

22 BOT RIVER BARRELS & BEARDS SHOWCASE, WESTERN CAPE

The region’s winemakers will showcase their expertise at this event and auction some of the area’s finest wines. Expect the likes of Paardenkloof Estate, Genevieve MCC, Villion Family wines and Maremmana Estate.

22 APRIL ISPS HANDA ART OF POLO CUP, PAARL, WESTERN CAPE

The first of its kind on the continent, this event offers top polo as well as performances from some of the world’s finest classical musicians in the world and a fine dining experience.

27-30 DECOREX, CAPE TOWN

This year’s event is themed “Make Your Space Your Living Dream”. Catch up on the latest trends and colour forecasts in this global standard exhibition.

30 HUSQVARNA CLASSIC MID-ILLOVO MTB CHALLENGE & TRAIL RUN, KWAZULU-NATAL

This rugged, annual event attracts adventure lovers and athletes from across the world. Visitors can also participate in a biathlon, fun rides and the Gwahumbe MTB Family Experience.