Top 10: Events

South African Coloured culture - the famous Cape Minstrels Cape Town's minstrel carnival

1 Kaapse 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. more

2 Namaqualand daisies in spring

The annual blooming of 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. more

3 Comrades Marathon

This ultra-marathon that takes place between Durban and Pietermaritzburg has become known as the ‘greatest race on earth’. Great spectator value! more

4 Grahamstown 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. more

5 Pick '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. more

6 The 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. more

7 Dusi Canoe Marathon

This multi-day canoe race between Pietermaritzburg and Durban is billed as the toughest in the world. more

8 The 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. more

9 Klein 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. more

10 Knysna Oyster Festival

We South Africans just love our food festivals and one of the major highlights is the Knysna Oyster Festival along the Garden Route (March). more