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2014 Events in South Africa

J&B Met

February 2015 TBA

One of the most prestigious and anticipated events on Cape Town's social calendar,…

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Namaqualand Daisies

August to October 2014

As featured on the BBC's Planet Earth series, every year the usually…

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Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

November 2014 to April 2015

Bring family and friends every Sunday afternoon to relax on the lawns with a…

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Cape Town Minstrel Carnival

January 2015 TBA

Every New Year, thousands of minstrels take to the streets of Cape Town in a…

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Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour

March 2015 TBA

The Argus is the largest timed sporting event on earth, attracting more than…

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Absa Cape Epic

15 - 22 March 2015

The Absa Cape Epic has established itself as a prestigious international sporting…

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Cape Town International Jazz Festival

March 2015 TBA

Ranked as one of the five best jazz festivals around the world, the Cape Town…

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Splashy Fen

April 2015 TBA

The largest music festival in KwaZulu-Natal, and one of South Africa's most popular,…

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Cape Gourmet Festival

Good Food & Wine Show: 29 May to 1 June 2014

Widely acknowledged as South Africa's premier food, wine, travel and lifestyle…

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Comrades Marathon

1 June 2014

The world's greatest ultra-marathon, the Comrades is a gruelling test over 56…

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Grahamstown National Arts Festival

3 - 13 July 2014

The annual Grahamstown National Arts Festival is one of the most important cultural…

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Vodacom Durban July

5 July 2014

Usually held on the first Saturday of every July, the annual Durban July is South…

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Durban International Film Festival

17 - 27 July 2014

The Durban International Film Festival, South Africa's oldest running film festival,…

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Hermanus Whale Festival

3 - 6 October 2014

Celebrating the Southern Right Whale, the annual Hermanus Whale Festival is an…

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