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South Africa 2014 events

SpiritFest 2014

Date :
14 March 2014 - 16 March 2016

This family-friendly yoga, dance and music festival encourages attendees to ......

This family-friendly yoga, dance and music festival encourages attendees to experience the profound nourishment of the self that they are capable of creating. Live music accompanies chanting and opportunities to practise yoga abound. Hikes, kayaking and art installations are also available at the fest.

Venue:
Mountain Shadows

Address:
Keerweder Road, Paarl, South Africa

Event cost:
Adults - R450, Kids 11-16 R150, Kids 10 & under R40,

Category:
Other

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National Arts Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2014 - July 2014

This 11-day festival aims to celebrate artistic innovation and excellence a ......

This 11-day festival aims to celebrate artistic innovation and excellence and showcase new work. Virtually all art forms are represented – crafts, student theatre, jazz, street theatre and children's arts have been added to established categories like opera and drama. Book fairs, workshops and demonstrations are also in the line-up.

Venue:
Grahamstown.

Address:
1820 Settlers Monument, Fort Selwyn Drive, Grahamstown, South Africa

Event cost:
Average ticket price is R55.

Website:

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Oppikoppi festival

Date (To be confirmed):
August 2014

One for die-hard music fans who don’t mind a little mud with their melodi ......

One for die-hard music fans who don’t mind a little mud with their melodies. Bands of varying fame and varying talent perform on seven different stages, representing a wide range of genres. Most people camp since it happens on a farm, so comfy accommodation is scarce, but camaraderie is abundant.

Venue:
Oppikoppi Farm, Northam, Limpopo

Address:
Oppikoppi Farm, Northam, Limpopo, South Africa

Event cost:
Tickets from R700.

Category:
Music

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Cherry Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
November 2014

The self-proclaimed cherry capital of the world, the country town of Fickbu ......

The self-proclaimed cherry capital of the world, the country town of Fickburg comes alive for the annual Cherry Festival. Eclectic events include a pip-spitting competition, a horse-shoeing demonstration, skydivers, photography workshops, concerts, tours of the area, a beer tent, and mountain biking, golfing and cup cake decorating competitions.

Venue:
Various venues throughout Ficksburg.

Address:
Ficksburg, South Africa

Event cost:
R40 to R60 depending on the day.

Category:
Food & Drink

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South Africa 2015 events

Cape Argus Cycle Tour

Date (To be confirmed):
March 2015

This gruelling 108-km (67-mile) race is billed as the world's largest timed ......

This gruelling 108-km (67-mile) race is billed as the world's largest timed cycling race and attracts at least 35,000 entrants. The pack heads out from the city centre around the Cape Peninsula. The event attracts Tour de France greats as well people cycling in rhino suits to support anti-poaching charities.

Venue:
Route starts in Cape Town.

Address:
Cape Town., South Africa

Event cost:
Free to watch, South Africans R330 to enter, international entries R550.

Category:
Sport

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Klein Karoo National Arts Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
March 2015 - April 2015

Klein Karoo Arts Festival is an Afrikaans arts and culture festival in the ......

Klein Karoo Arts Festival is an Afrikaans arts and culture festival in the Karoo town of Oudtshoorn. New Afrikaans dramas often debut here, and there’s a strong programme of classical music including choirs. Art displays, arts lectures and discussions about the productions and exhibitions on show let everyone have their say.

Venue:
Various venues in Oudtshoorn, Western Cape.

Address:
Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Event cost:
Varies.

Category:
Art & Literature

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Ironman

Date (To be confirmed):
April 2015

A gruelling athletic mix of swimming biking and running takes place each ye ......

A gruelling athletic mix of swimming biking and running takes place each year as a qualifying event for the overall Ironman finals held in Hawaii. Competitors must swim 3.86 km (2.4 miles), cycle 180.25 km (112 miles) and run 42.2 km (26.2 miles) without a break. The 2012 Ironman South Africa drew 1,744 entrants from 35 nations.

Venue:
Nelson Mandela Bay (formerly Port Elizabeth).

Address:
Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Event cost:
Free to watch, R4,000 to compete.

Category:
Entertainment

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