Gold-panning in Pilgrim's Rest
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1Innibos Kunstefees, Nelspruit
This arts festival features the country’s top music acts, dance and other performing arts, plus local artists. Crafts, food and drink are all part of the big picture. Runs end of June to early July
2Lowveld Show, Nelspruit
Spread over 4 days in late July the Lowveld Show takes place in Mbombela (Nelspruit) with 100s of exhibits, a funfair, musicfest and regional food and drink specialties.
3Alfred Dunhill Championship
Part of the South African Sunshine Tour, this top golfing event takes place over 4 days in December and attracts top international golfers to the prestigious and very challenging Leopard Creek Golf Club adjacent to Kruger Park.
The annual Gold-panning Championships are held in Pilgrim’s Rest during September every year. Great fun for the whole family! Be the first to find a nugget!
5Dullstroom Arts Festival
A 4-day event in December, showcasing the region’s artistic riches with pottery, painting, sketching and sculpting exhibits, as well as music events. Food and drink stalls offer delicious local produce - especially the trout
6Tonteldoos Country Festival
Takes place in April in Dullstroom. There are hot-air balloon rides and Easter egg competitions, mampoer tastings and a beauty competition. Great country fun
7Selati Africycle, Mpumalanga Province
This significant cycle race is staged over 7 days in September and tours much of the province. Cyclists will cover over 700 km during this event and the winner walks away with a big purse.
8Sabie Forest Fair
Takes place in October over 3 days and draws some 12 000 visitors. More of an industry affair frequented by those involved in forestry and related industries
Runs over 3 days in June and is primarily a music and food festival. Enjoy great South African music by top artistes. Face painting and fun activities abound.
Takes place in April and follows a 50km scenic route in the Loskop Dam area with interesting landmarks and challenging up-hills. Great training for the Comrades Marathon