South African Coloured culture - the Cape Minstrels
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1Kaapse Klopse, Cape Town
The streets of Cape Town come alive on 2 January when the Cape Minstrels celebrate Tweede Nuwe Jaar in style wearing brightly coloured outfits, sporting umbrellas and singing traditional songs.
2Namaqualand Daisies in Springtime
Namaqualand Daisies is a major event on the Northern Cape’s calendar! In springtime millions of wild daisies sprout after the first rains, a sight to behold.
This ultra-marathon that takes place between Durban and Pietermaritzburg has become known as the ‘greatest race on earth’. Great spectator value!
4Grahamstown National Arts Festival
In July, the student town of Grahamstown comes to live during the National Arts Festival – a celebration of song, dance and creativity.
5Pick 'n Pay Argus Cycle Tour
Known as one of the most popular cycling races on the planet. ‘The Argus’ takes place in and around the Cape Peninsula and attracts cyclists from all over the globe.
6The Sardine Run
A race of a different kind! Thousands upon thousands of silvery sardines make their way to the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal, followed closely by sharks and dolphins.
7Joburg Easter Festival
Lots of fun for the whole family – the Joburg Easter Festival is a great place to shop for household goods, there are also live music concerts that shouldn’t be missed.
8The Soweto Derby
This yearly clash between Kaiser Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at Soccer City is legendary and soccer fans around the country just love the event.
9Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees
This fun festival takes place in Oudtshoorn and is a celebration of Afrikaner culture. Great food stalls, music concerts and live performance.
10Knysna Oyster Festival
Us South Africans just love our food festivals and one of the major highlights is the Knysna Oyster Festival along the Garden Route (March).