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What's on in South Africa

A quick pick to gigs, events and festivals happening across South Africa over the next 30 days

"I guess sometimes the greatest memories are made in the most unlikely of places, further proof that spontaneity is more rewarding than a meticulously planned life," - J.A. Redmerski:

Click on the provinces below to see the events happening near you:
    • Gauteng
    • North West
    • Western Cape
    • Eastern Cape
    • Mpumalanga
    • KwaZulu-Natal
    • Free State
    • Limpopo
    • Northern Cape


WHAT'S ON: GAUTENG


LYFAO - Larf Your Faarkin Ass Off

Date: Saturday, 16 March 2019

LYFAO - Larf Your Faarkin Ass Off

Tickle your funny bone with a dynamic line-up of super talented comics. LYFAO to the likes of Harhan East, Donovan Goliath, Muthu Murugan, Mel Miller and Karou Charou.

  • Time: 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm
  • Location: Marlboro Community Centre, 51 Zinnia Drive, Sandton
  • Price: Early Bird Adult - R120 | General ADM Adult - R150

Get more info and book here

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Prime Circle at Platteland

Date: Saturday, 23 March 2019

Prime Circle at Platteland

Make a date with your partner, friends or family to enjoy a night out with South African rock royalty, Prime Circle LIVE at Platteland.

  • Time: 6 pm to midnight
  • Location: Platteland, 270 Witch-Hazel Avenue, Eco Boulevard, Centurion
  • Price: Presold Tickets - R100 | Balcony Lounge - R200

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OnePlan Muddy Puppy

Date: Sunday, 31 March 2019

OnePlan Muddy Puppy

A 2.4km obstacle course fun-run/walk for you and your furry friend, Muddy Puppy entails crawling, climbing, jumping, slipping, sliding and lots of barking fun.

  • Time: 7 am to 12 pm
  • Location: The Wedge, Muldersdrift Road, Krugersdorp
  • Price: Handler Entry Fee - R160 pp in advance, R200 on the day | Dogs - Free | Kids u12 - Free

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WHAT'S ON: NORTH WEST


Life Market

Date: Every Saturday

The Life Market

The Life Market in Potchefstroom is a lovely local market where you will find fresh, interesting and unique foods as well as decor and clothing.

  • Time: 9 am to 2 pm
  • Location: Corner of Wolmarans and Piet Bosman Street, Potchefstroom
  • Price: Free Entry

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UTL-X Action

Date: Friday, 15 March, to Sunday, 17 March 2019

UTL-X Action

Africa's Elite Action Sport Festival is back for another year at Sun City! Featuring skateboarding, BMXing, Surfing and Freestyle Motorcross, this festival is an adrenaline junkie's dream.

  • Location: The Athlete's Playground, Sun City Resort
  • Price: R100

For more information on UTL-X Action click here

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Battle of the Giants

Date: Thursday, 28 March to Sunday, 31 March 2019

Battle of the Giants

SABOD (South Africa Body of Dance) and Sun International will be hosting this year's Battle of the Giants All Styles DanceSport Festival. Attracting over 1000 dancers to compete in over 20 different dance styles, this is an event not to be missed.

  • Time: Whole day event from 9 am
  • Location: Sun City Resort
  • Price: R140

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WHAT'S ON: WESTERN CAPE


Bazique

Date: Friday, 15 March to Sunday, 17 March 2019

Bazique

This 3-day music festival is South Africa's most original, large-scale festival of the performing arts. Set in a surreal lakeside venue, the 2019 festival will include 8 international DJ's and 60 local live bands, art installations, silent discos and a whole lot of the unexpected.

  • Time: Gates open at 11 am on Friday, music finishes at 7 pm on Sunday
  • Location: Elgin Grabouw Country Club, 26 Worcester Street, Grabouw
  • Price: R650

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Cape Town Jazz Festival

Date: Friday, 29 March 2019 and Saturday, 30 March 2019

Cape Town Jazz Festival

The largest jazz festival on the African Continent, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival is renowned for delivering a star-studded line up.

  • Location: Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)
  • Price: Weekend Pass R1290 | Day Pass R850

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Pinotage & Biltong Festival 2019

Date: Saturday, 13 April, to Sunday, 14 April 2019

Pinotage & Biltong Festival 2019

With a mix of Pinotage, biltong, live music, gourmet eats and a scenic wine farm, the 2019 Pinotage and Biltong Festival promises the most beautiful, taste-bud pleasing weekend.

  • Time: 11 am to 5 pm
  • Location: Perdeberg Cellar, Windmeul, Paarl
  • Price: Online Tickets - R230 pp | On the Day - R270 pp | VIP Tickets - R500 pp

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WHAT'S ON: EASTERN CAPE


Arno Carstens Live @ The Music Kitchen

Date: Saturday, 16 March 2019

Arno Carstens Live @ The Music Kitchen

Award winning singer/songwriter, Arno Carstens, will be performing live at one of Port Elizabeth's premier live music spots, The Music Kitchen. With a bonfire, a laid-back setting and home-style comfort food, this promises to be an evening to remember.

  • Time: 6 pm to 10.30 pm
  • Location: The Music Kitchen, 69 Mangold Street, Port Elizabeth
  • Price: R150

Get more info here

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Horse Riding @ Addo Elephant National Park

Date: Every day

Horse Riding @ Addo Elephant National Park

Go on a game drive with a difference. The Addo Horse Trails take riders from the main camp and through the stunning Nyathi area of the park, home to the Big 5.

  • Time: Morning Ride - 8.30 am | Afternoon Ride - 2 pm
  • Location: Addo Elephant National Park, R335 Paterson Road, Addo
  • Price: Morning Ride - R535 pp | Afternoon Ride - R575 pp

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Bathurst Agricultural Show

Date: Friday, 5 April to Sunday, 7 April 2019

Bathurst Agricultural Show

Returning for its 111th year, The Bathurst Agricultural Show celebrates local farmers, home industrialists, crafters, artists and more. The show features heavy duty farm equipment, arts and crafts, livestock, local produce, equestrian events, a funfair and entertainment for the whole family.

  • Time: 7 am until late
  • Location: Bathurst Agricultural Society, Showground Road, Bathurst
  • Price: Adults - R60 pp | Children - R20 pp

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WHAT'S ON: MPUMALANGA


Wakkerstroom Music Festival

Date: Wednesday, 20 March to Sunday, 24 March 2019

Wakkerstroom Music Festival

The Wakkerstroom Music Festival is aimed at promoting classical music in South Africa. The festival offers a wide variety of concerts in almost all music genres and features over 50 performances by more than 120 artists.

  • Location: Wakkerstroom, Mpumalalnga
  • Price: From R100 pp
  • For more info on the Wakkerstroom Music Festival, click here

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    Louise Carver & Ard Matthews

    Date: Friday, 29 March 2019

    Louise Carver & Ard Matthews

    Fans of Louise Carver and Ard Matthews won't want to miss this collaboration. Two of South Africa's most talented artists, along with acoustic accompaniment, will entertain fans with their hit songs.

    • Time: 6 pm to 10 pm
    • Location: The Barnyard White River, Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre, White River
    • Price: R250 pp

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    The Family Market at Halls Gateway

    Date: First Saturday of every month

    The Family Market at Halls Gateway

    With a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere, The Family Market boasts a variety stalls and shops for everyone to enjoy - offering everything from tasty treats and meals to arts, crafts and furniture.

    • Location: Halls Gateway, Nelspruit
    • Price: Free Entry

    Find out more here

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    WHAT'S ON: KWAZULU-NATAL


    The St Patrick's Day Fun Bus

    Date: Saturday, 16 March 2019

    The St Patrick's Day Fun Bus

    The annual Irish Pub Crawl is back! Get your Irish A-game on, hop on the party bus and be part of an epic pub crawl, visiting Durban's finest Irish pubs. Remember, dressing up is compulsory.

    • Time: 3 pm to 10 pm
    • Location: O'bryan's Glenwood, 131 Helen Joseph Road, Glenwood
    • Price: R150 pp

    For more info on the St Patrick's Day Fun Bus, click here

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    Crimson House & The Black Cat Bones

    Date: Thursday, 21 March 2019

    Crimson House & The Black Cat Bones

    See two of South Africa's finest bands, The Crimson House and The Black Cat Bones, performing LIVE for one night only at the Northwood Crusaders Sports Club.

    • Time: 5 pm to 11 pm
    • Location: Northwood Crusaders Sports Club, 10 Ranleigh Crescent, Durban North
    • Price: Online - R120 pp | At the Door - R150 pp

    For more info and to book, click here

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    CraftFest

    Date: Thursday, 21 March 2019

    CraftFest

    The Shongweni Farmers Market are once again hosting their annual CraftFest - a festival of craft beer, gin, cider and wine, gourmet food and exclusive lifestyle crafts, as well as great music, live performances and a dedicated kids' zone.

    • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
    • Location: Shongweni Farmers Market, MR551, Shongweni
    • Price - Adults: Pre-sale - R120 pp | At the door - R130 pp
    • Price - Children: 12 to 17 years - R60 pp | Under 12 years - Free

    For more info on the CraftFest, click here

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    WHAT'S ON: FREE STATE


    Come Alive Fun Festival

    Date: Saturday, 16 March 2019

    Come Alive Fun Festival

    Celebrate diversity at the annual Come Alive Fun Festival in Bethlehem. This Hawaiian themed event is a celebration of music with a great line-up of local artists, DJ's, comedy and fashion.

    • Time: 2 pm until late
    • Location: Take 2 Chesanyama, Bakenpark, Bethlehem
    • Price: Presale - R60 | At the Gate - R80 | VIP Tickets - R250

    Get more info here

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    Parys Wine Event 2019

    Date: Saturday, 23 March 2019

    Parys Wine Event 2019

    On arrival, you will be given a wine glass, wristband and a map showing you the way to an amazing wine tasting experience - taste wines from 19 different wineries and more than 60 different wines while roaming the streets of Parys.

    • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
    • Location: The Garden, 8 Middel Street, Parys
    • Price: Wine Tasting - R120 pp | Tasting with Breakfast - R160 pp

    For more info and bookings, click here

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    Free State Organic Food and Wine Show

    Date: Sunday, 31 March 2019

    Free State Organic Food & Wine Show

    The second annual Organic Food & Wine Show in Bloemfontein serves up a variety of food stalls, a selection of more than 50 wines, food and wine talks, live music performances and much more.

    • Time: Friday, 5 pm to 10 pm | Saturday, 10 am to 3pm
    • Location: Urth, 2147 Edenvale, Kenneth Kaunda, Bloemfontein
    • Price: Day 1 (Friday) - R200 pp | Day 2 (Saturday) - R180 pp | 2-day Pass - R300

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    WHAT'S ON: LIMPOPO


    Wine & Gin Tasting

    Date: By booking

    Wine & Gin Tasting

    The Venue is the place-to-be in Hoedspruit. Their Boutique Wine or Craft Gin tastings, presented by qualified experts, accompanied by delicious snacks are a must for a relaxing afternoon out with friends and family.

    • Location: The Venue, Bosveld Centre, Portion 24 Welverdiend Farm, Hoedspruit
    • Price: Gin Tasting - R180 pp | Wine Tasting - From R160 pp

    Get more info and book here

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    Ebenezer Mile Swim

    Date: Saturday, 16 March 2019

    Ebenezer Mile Swim

    Every year in mid-March the air at the Mountain Yacht Club, Ebenezer Dam, is filled with excitement and adrenaline as hundreds of eager swimmers take to the water to stake their claim in the Ebenezer Mile & 3000m Swim.

    • Time: 8 am
    • Location: Mountain Yacht Club, Ebenezer Dam, Haenertsburg
    • Price: Presold Tickets - R100 | Balcony Lounge - R200

    For more information, click here

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    Magoebaskloof Getaway Hiking Trail

    Date: Wednesday, 20 March to Sunday, 24 March 2019

    Magoebaskloof Getaway Hiking Trail

    The 2-hour Magoebaskloof Hiking Trail will take you through spectacular natural forest, past stunning waterfalls and offers picturesque views. Book now to enjoy this little slice of heaven in Limpopo.

    • Time: Bookings only
    • Location: Magoebaskloof Getaway, Magoebaskloof, Haenertsburg
    • Price: On request

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    WHAT'S ON: NORTHERN CAPE


    Hiking Augrabies Falls National Park

    Date: Daily

    Hiking Augrabies Falls National Park

    The self-guided, 5km Dassie Hiking Trail at Augrabies Falls National park starts at the park's main camp and takes hikers on a circular route along a gorge with spectacular views to Arrow Point, through the Potholes section and on to Moonrock section for the most fantastic views of the park.

    • Time: 7 am to 6 pm
    • Location: Augrabies Falls National Park, Augrabies
    • Price: On request

    Get more info here

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    Kimberley Town & Country Market

    Date: Saturday, 23 March 2019

    Kimberley Town & Country Market

    The Kimberley Town & Country Market adheres to the theme of "made, sewn, baked and grown" goods; all food, beverages, arts and crafts sold adhere to one or more of these criteria. The market offers artisan cheeses and breads, specialty baked treats, fresh produce, and crafts of every colour, size and shape.

    • Time: 9 am to 2 pm
    • Location: Queen's Park, Park Road, Kimberley
    • Price: Free

    For more info on the Kimberley Town & Country market, Click here

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