1The Namaqualand Daisies
The arrival of the flowers after the first Spring rains is a major natural "event" for tourism in Namaqualand when visitors arrive from all over the world to view this floral phenomenon.
2Gariep Kunstefees, Kimberley
Hosted in this historic diamond-rush town, the event takes place over four days in September and showcases music, drama, dance and film
A three-day event held in Calvinia during August, the Hantam Vleisvees represents small-town hospitality and traditional music. The vintage car rally is a highlight.
4Apollo Film Festival
This film festival takes place in the village of Victoria West over six days in September. The historic Apollo Theatre provides the perfect location for this visual feast.
A three-day event in Upington during September, the Kalahari Kueierfees draws crowds of over 30 000 people who come for the exhibits, the music, live performances, and sporting events such as a half marathon and strong man competition
A five-day event in Springbok during November, the Namakwa Festival aims to celebrate the local regional and ethnic cultures of the area. There is storytelling, dancing and sporting competitions
7Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon
Run over seven days in August, this marathon covers 250 kilometres of the Greater Kalahari region. Definitely only for serious runners and extreme sports enthusiasts
8Orange River Canoe Marathon
A two day event in March that makes the most of this great river. A major highlight on the Northern Cape’s sporting calendar
This is a 2-day cultural and sporting event held in August. Highlights include beauty pageants, a beer festival, live music concerts and eco challenges
10Kakamas Sultana Kultuur Fees
Taking place over 4 days in March the Kakamas Sultana Kultuur Fees (Festival) showcases music, theatre, food, wine and sporting events