The largest music festival in KwaZulu-Natal, and one of South Africa's most popular, Splashy Fen takes place on a scenic farm in the Drakensberg Mountains every year over Easter weekend in April. The festival has grown over 20 years to welcome more than 10,000 people to see over 70 acts ranging from jazz, folk and blues to rock, electronic, and traditional African music. Splashy Fen Farm is roughly a three-hour drive from Durban, and while there's little accommodation, music enthusiasts create massive tented cities that are an attraction in themselves. The festival is kid-friendly and offers activities like swimming, tubing, hiking, and more to accompany the music. Tickets are available from Computicket.com or at the gate, with the price increasing closer to the event.
Venue: Splashy Fen Farm
Date: 5 - 9 April 2012