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FNB Dance Umbrella

Celebrating contemporary choreography and dance in South Africa, this event is a firm favourite among young artists.

Date: 31 March 2019 - 07 April 2019
Venue: Various venues including The Dance Factory in Newtown

With entrance fee.

The Rand Show

The largest consumer trade fair in South Africa and usually held around Easter, this show encompasses home furnishings, architecture, design, science, technology, gardening, animal shows, competitions and adventure rides.


Date: 19 April 2019 - 28 April 2019
Venue: Expo Center Johannesburg



A themed interior decoration, design and lifestyle exhibition.

Date: 07 August 2019 - 11 August 2019
Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre


Joy of Jazz

The oldest jazz festival in South Africa, this cultural event takes place once a year at the Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg.


Date: 26 September 2019 - 28 September 2019
Venue: Sandton Convention Center


Gauteng Getaway Show

Dedicated to travellers and adventurers, this event showcases many exhibits including travel destinations, caravans, camping equipment and adventure accessories. There is also a Travel & Taste theatre feature, great wine and food, as well as a live music stage.

Date: 04 October 2019 - 06 October 2019
Venue: Ticketpro Dome, Olievenhout Avenue, Johannesburg-North Riding.


RMB WineX – Wine festival

From Sauvignon Blanc to Pinotage, this festival boasts many wines available for tasting. The event also features fine brandy, quality glassware and artisanal olives.

Date: 30 October 2019 - 01 November 2019
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre


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Featured Hotels


The Palazzo Montecasino

This extravagant Johannesburg hotel is part of the Montecasino gambling, leisure, entertainment and shopping complex in Fourways, just 30 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport. Styled like an Italian palace, its luxurious accommodation overlooks lush, landscaped Tuscan gardens. All rooms have one king-size or two double beds, custom air-conditioning, internet point, hairdryer and refreshments. There is also a fully equipped fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool, plus the 1,900-seater Montecasino Theatre.

The Westcliff

This claims to be Johannesburg's most luxurious hotel and with unique features such as the city's best sunset and moonrise viewing spot, it probably is. It clings to a steep mountainside, with breathtaking views of the Magaliesberg Mountains and of elephants in the zoo below. The rooms and suites are individually furnished; most also feature charming terraces, balconies or private courtyards. Facilities include a magnificent hilltop heated swimming pool. The Westcliff is conveniently near upmarket shopping districts and golf courses.

Faircity Quatermain Hotel

The epitome of gracious living and a home-from-home atmosphere, The Quatermain, located in the upmarket suburb of Morningside, provides a convenient and tranquil base close to Sandton and Johannesburg. Set in manicured indigenous gardens with oak trees and swimming pool, The Quatermain offers Zimbabwean teak furniture and queen- or king-size beds in all 114 rooms.

Sunnyside Park Hotel

Built in 1895 as a gracious country residence, the Sunnyside Park Hotel is a National Monument. Set in glorious English gardens, it retains its original magnificent balustrade, wood panelling, historic fireplace and glittering chandeliers, but has been extensively refurbished to provide modern touches. Located just off the M1 freeway in exclusive Parktown, it is a few minutes' drive to the Killarney Mall, Rosebank and Sandton City and 30 minutes to the airport. Its restaurant, Milners, is all starched linen and quiet elegance with a British bent in food, tempered to suit all tastes.

StayEasy Eastgate

This ultra-modern hotel in Johannesburg fits into the budget bracket but is surprisingly well equipped, with air-conditioning, a swimming pool and secure parking. Situated 15 minutes' drive from OR Tambo International Airport and 10 minutes' walk from the Eastgate Shopping and entertainment complex (10 cinemas), it's just off the start of the N12/R24 freeways, within easy reach of Sandton, Pretoria, Durban and Kruger National Park. Continental breakfast is available in the lobby and guests can order meals delivered from local restaurants.

Indaba Hotel

Set in a 30 hectare (74 acre) country estate featuring indigenous flora and fauna, the white-walled, thatched buildings of this well-equipped hotel are minutes from the N1 highway. There are 210 very reasonably priced en-suite, air-conditioned bedrooms, three popular restaurants, a swimming pool, tennis courts, volleyball, outdoor chess, a beauty therapist and a jogging track.