Vodacom Durban July
Vodacom Durban July © Gameplan Media
Usually held on the first Saturday in July, the annual Durban July is South Africa's equivalent of the Royal Ascot in the UK. As with the latter, elegance, fine cuisine and high fashion are on hand to complement the superb thoroughbreds. The July is indeed South Africa's premier horseracing event, where the rich and famous go to be seen.
A love of horseracing is by no means required to enjoy this social extravaganza, as there are numerous restaurant facilities, corporate suites and VIP tents in the Greyville Racecourse's Marquee Village. The more glitzy options often sell out months in advance, so it is worth booking early if attendees want special treatment. That said, the many informal restaurant and entertainment areas can be just as much fun.
Venue: Greyville Race Course
Date: TBC 2020