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The Sun Grandwest Motorshow is one of the biggest motorshows held in Cape Town. The showcase is a made up of the latest bikes, concept cars, trucks as well as food and family entertainment. This incredible event will get your engine revving with an impressive array of cars, bikes and trucks – from the vintage classics to modern exotics and big-rigs. Let your inner-child loose and run amok through the rows of slender speed machines and screaming engines. This year, you can expect a classic car section, an outdoor 4x4 area, a drifting zone, a bike zone and plenty of amazing engines to ogle. The organisers have arranged for drivers from SA and all over the world to come and show off their awesome tricks and quirks, making this a very unique opportunity for motor enthusiasts. This is a world-class, family-friendly event with live music and food stalls to keep the atmosphere vibrant and your stomach satisfied.
South Africa’s winemakers are coming to the UK and they’re bringing their hottest wines with them. Not only are they packing their best wines, there’s an unmistakable vibe, only found in the Rainbow Nation, that will be arriving on UK shores with them. The South African Wine Festival gives you the opportunity to be part of this vibe, meet charismatic, fun filled winemakers, explore, sample and celebrate the best South African wines, food and culture available throughout the UK from 1st – 7th September 2019.
England will tour to South Africa this winter, which means the Barmy Army won't be far behind celebrating 25 years of the army! A fantastic country to tour, epic cricket grounds and stunning scenery. With fully escorted tours available, South Africa is guaranteed to be a cricket tour to remember. Fixture Date Location Two-day Tour Match Tues 17 - Wed 18 Dec Willowmoore Park, Benoni Three-day Tour Match Fri 20 - Sun 22 Dec Willowmoore Park, Benoni 1st Test Match Thu 26 - Mon 30 Dec SuperSport Park, Centurion 2nd Test Match Fri 3 - Tue 7 Jan PPC Newlands, Cape Town 3rd Test Match Thu 16 - Mon 20 Jan St George's Park, Port Elizabeth 4th Test Match Fri 24 - Tue 28 Jan Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg One-day Warm Up Fri 31 Jan Eurolux Boland Park, Paarl One-day Warm Up Sat 1 Feb Eurolux Boland Park, Paarl 1st ODI Tue 4 Feb PPC Newlands, Cape Town 2nd ODI Fri 7 Feb Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban 3rd ODI Sun 9 Feb Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 1st T20 Wed 12 Feb Buffalo Park, East London 2nd T20 Fri 14 Feb Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban 3rd T20 Sun 16 Feb SuperSport Park, Centurion Read more here
The Knysna Oyster Festival is the perfect combination of sport, food and family time. It consists of fun sports challenges, live entertainment, food and wine stalls. The festival offers a diverse programme of sport, gourmet offerings and family activities, and attracts more than 50 000 visitors to Knysna every year. The varied programme caters for all ages and interests. The BIG5 Sport Challenge is most certainly one of South Africa’s most scenic multi-disciplinary competitions, and it includes cycling, running, trail running, swimming and paddling. The Momentum Weekend Argus Knysna Cycle Tour, as well as the Cape Times Knysna Forest Marathon and Half Marathon are two of the most popular events on the cycle and running calendars. Combine these with the iconic Featherbed Trail Run, the Momentum Health Oatwell, as well as a multiple events featuring oysters, wine and great food, and this is definitely one of the best options for your midyear break.
With no jetlag, a great year-round climate (particularly during school holidays), the strength of the pound against the South African Rand giving families fantastic value for money and an incredible abundance of nature and wildlife, South Africa is an ideal destination for families. To mark the royal visit, here are some of the top family activities in Cape Town and beyond.
The AmaXhosa are part of three nations known as Nguni that are found in South Africa. The other two are AmaSwazi and AmaZulu. The AmaXhosa settled in the Eastern Cape and over time spread to the Western Cape.
If calamity were to strike humanity, and archaeologists of a distant future were to enquire about how we lived, they would draw upon our architecture to paint a picture of who we were.
Mining in South Africa has been a contentious issue since 15-year-old Erasmus Stephanus Jacobs discovered South Africa’s first diamond, the Eureka, in Hopetown in 1867.