Top 10 events

1. Kaapse Klopse, Cape Town

The streets of Cape Town come alive on 2 January when the Cape Minstrels celebrate Tweede Nuwe Jaar in style wearing brightly coloured outfits, sporting umbrellas and singing traditional songs. More>>

2. Namaqualand Daisies in Springtime

Namaqualand Daisies is a major event on the Northern Cape’s calendar! In springtime millions of wild daisies sprout after the first rains, a sight to behold. Best time to visit: late August to October. More>>

3. Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts are a fantastic way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Cape Town. The concert venue is within the botanical gardens with concerts every Sunday, running from November to April. More>>

4. Grahamstown National Arts Festival

In July, the student town of Grahamstown comes to live during the National Arts Festival – a celebration of song, dance and creativity. More>>

5. Pick 'n Pay Argus Cycle Tour

Known as one of the most popular cycling races on the planet. ‘The Argus’ takes place in and around the Cape Peninsula and attracts cyclists from all over the globe (March). More>>

6. The Sardine Run

A race of a different kind! Thousands upon thousands of silvery sardines make their way to the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal, followed closely by sharks and dolphins. Best time to visit: June to July. More>> 

7. Joburg Easter Festival

Lots of fun for the whole family – the Joburg Easter Festival is a great place to shop for household goods, there are also live music concerts that shouldn’t be missed. 

8. The Soweto Derby

This yearly clash between Kaiser Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at Soccer City is legendary and soccer fans around the country just love the event. More>>

9. Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees

This fun festival takes place in Oudtshoorn and is a celebration of Afrikaner culture. Great food stalls, music concerts and live performance (April). More>>

10. Knysna Oyster Festival

Us South Africans just love our food festivals and one of the major highlights is the Knysna Oyster Festival along the Garden Route (July). More>>