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29 June - 9 July 2017
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Overview
TThe National Arts Festival is an important event on the South African cultural calendar, and the biggest annual celebration of the arts on the African continent. It has become the home for artists from different corners of the creative world. Whether you are a dancer, musician, painter or a mere art lover, the Grahamstown National Arts Festival is where you belong. From theatre to dance, opera to cabaret, fine art to craft art, classical music to jazz, poetry readings to lectures, every art form imaginable is represented in one of the most diverse festivals in the world. For 11 days every year, the Eastern Cape town of Grahamstown transforms from a sleepy haven of academics, students and entrepreneurs into the heart of South Africa’s arts scene.
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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week - Johannesburg

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week - Johannesburg

What started off as a just a fashion show has now become an annual lifestyle event that showcases the best of South African talent. From firm fashion favourites to emerging artists, the shows feature everything from glamorous garments, ready-to-wear pieces, wedding couture and the latest development in menswear. African Fashion International (AFI) was established as part of an unequivocal determination to propel and restore refined African fashion brands on the global stage. Apart from the established names in the business, the annual couture conference affords young designers the opportunity to dazzle audiences with their fresh ideas and share the runway with the elite crew of trendy exhibitors. Aside from checking out the competition, business-savvy fashionistas can also look forward to the much-anticipated conference where speakers give budding designers business advice and tips on how to stay relevant. This event takes place in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Gauteng
R500

Turbine Art Fair

Gauteng
R500
Turbine Art Fair

The Turbine Fair is an annual art fair that seeks to promote new work and talent all while establishing an art audience and collector base. Exhibitors – whether galleries, collectors or dealers – are invited to exhibit contemporary artwork priced below R40 000. The Turbine Art Fair takes place at the iconic Turbine Hall in Newtown. It attracts a diverse crowd of visitors ranging from established collectors to guests who have never purchased art but are interested in finding out more and starting a collection. The fair is a lifestyle event with live music performances, delicious food and drinks as well as entertainment for the whole family. Attendees of this exciting art fair have the opportunity to fulfil both their art-viewing and art-buying needs, while the pop-up cafe and bar caters for their discerning taste buds.

Gauteng
R1147

Standard Bank Joy of Jazz

Gauteng
R1147
Standard Bank Joy of Jazz

The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz is held in Johannesburg each year, and showcases 35 performances on four stages in three days. It’s an initiative that seeks to contribute to social cohesion, economic growth and cultural tourism. The Joy of Jazz Festival presents a diverse range of jazz styles inclusive of the giants of jazz and the upcoming young artists. There is something for everyone in the line-up every year, which is truly inspirational. The show promises to bring audiences some exciting and innovative collaborations this year.

Free State

Macufe

Free State
Macufe

Macufe is a cultural-based festival that showcases a wide range of African arts and culture to the world. It is held in Bloemfontein every year. Macufe, the ten-day Mangaung African Cultural Festival, showcases the cream of African and international talent. It features jazz, gospel, kwaito, hip-hop, R&B, rock and classical music, as well as dance, drama, cabaret, musical theatre, poetry, fine art and traditional arts and crafts. First held in 1997 before an audience of 30 000, Macufe now attracts over 140 000 people from South Africa, Africa and the world. The festival is presented in late September and early October by the Performing Arts Centre of the Free State.

Western Cape

Knysna Terrace Guesthouse

Western Cape
Knysna Terrace Guesthouse

A Very Warm Welcome To Knysna Terrace Boutique Guesthouse In This Beautifully Picturesque Town, In The Heart Of The Famous Garden Route, South Africa.Knysna Terrace Boutique Guesthouse is a family owned and run guesthouse. At our core we hold to heart the stories from ancient Greece, which would caution mortals that any guest should be treated as if potentially a disguised divinity. It is these principles of hospitality toward any stranger who enters our establishment, and the belief of extending generosity and courtesy to our guests, with a warm-hearted and relaxed atmosphere, that makes us passionate about hospitality, but more especially about making your stay with us as memorable as possible. At Knysna Terrace Boutique Guesthouse we aim to stay true to nature and embrace this beautiful town with its forests, mountains and oceans…thus our décor is Mediterranean-themed, which also pays homage to the phenomenal bird-life in our pristine forests, hence the holding company name Pouli (Pooh-lee)—which is a beautiful Greek work for Bird! We would also like to set your mind at ease that all amenities are biodegradable and environmentally friendly, and our famous breakfasts are prepared using fresh, locally sourced ingredients…good for the environment, good for you! So ... to get noisy, long reaches, clashing forks, bumps, spills and friendship are all part of our process. They are the happy (and perhaps noisy) atmosphere us Greeks are well-known for, and we love to have our guests join in on our fun! We do hope that you enjoy this unique hospitable experience that we have to offer…our aim is after all, to make your stay as comfortable and relaxed as it can be, to allow you to unwind and return home with a warm smile when remembering us…and of course, to have you back every time you visit the beautiful town of Knysna!Room Description:We have 5 double-rooms on the first and second floors of our guesthouse. All our rooms are fully en-suite complete with showers, hairdryers, satellite television, wi-fi, refrigerators, king-sized beds and full room amenities. All rooms have balconies with views of the Knysna Lagoon and the famous Knysna Heads. Perfect for enjoying sundowners on lazy holidays. All our rooms are serviced daily.SuitesOne of our 5 double-rooms is an executive suite, which is also equipped with king-sized romantic bath. Family RoomsWe have one family room, which are two double rooms with king-sized beds with an inter-leading sound-proof door. Family rooms are fully en-suite complete with showers, hairdryers, satellite television, wi-fi, refrigerators and full room amenities. These rooms have balconies and views of the Knysna Lagoon and the famous Knysna Heads. Self-Catering FlatletA two-bedroom flatlet with an en-suite bathroom with shower, a private courtyard, braai facility and private entrance. It is perfect for families, and is also pet friendly with a small garden. Flatlet serviced daily. 

Western Cape

Strand Beach Lodge

Western Cape
Strand Beach Lodge

This unique property, located on a secure golf estate, is situated right on the beachfront overlooking False Bay. Situated in Strand, this villa offers seaside living on the edge of the Cape Winelands.The décor in this charming thatch home combines inherited antiques and natural textures for an eclectic blend of classic Cape and rustic romance. Select from a number of living areas, whether in need of peaceful relaxation in solitude or re-connecting with friends and family.The fully equipped kitchen begs for social meal preparation with a living area leading out to the lawn in front. On the other side of the U-shaped villa is a more formal lounge also with doors folding back to allow seamless indoor-outdoor flow. Between these is the dining area with seating for 8.The entire villa is designed in a way that lets the outdoors in, with doors opening on to the lawn or courtyard or swimming pool and easy flow from one to the other. There are patios with dining tables and outdoor furniture on either side of the villa allowing for glorious al fresco meals in true holiday style.There are four bedrooms, three with en-suite bathrooms and one with an open-plan bathroom. Three of the rooms are furnished with Double beds and one has a King-size bed.Cape Town International Airport, the Stellenbosch Winelands, various golf courses and the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront are all in a 30 minute radius.Come and enjoy breathtaking sunsets or sit in front of a crackling fire while sipping some ofthe best wines our country has to offer.

Mpumalanga

Ramandire Bed and Breakfast

Mpumalanga
Ramandire Bed and Breakfast

Ramandire Bed and Breakfast is a boutique accommodation business which caters for all whom prefer intimate settings including venue and laundry services.

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