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Events October 8th, 2015

With its fly fishing season drawing to a close, Eikendal Estate is casting a fresh spin on family entertainment in the Stellenbosch Winelands with its inaugural Fish Out Feast, which invites young and old to share in its last day of fishing on Sunday, 8 November.

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

“This open day of fishing at Eikendal will see experienced anglers and amateurs joining us at the water’s edge to help us clear out our dam for the season. It is the perfect opportunity for enthusiasts to reel in that big whopper, or just to come and learn more about this ever-popular pastime,” explains Philip Meyer who runs the fly fishing operation at this esteemed wine estate and will be sharing some tips and techniques on the day.

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing


After an exhilarating morning at the dam, gleaming amidst prized vineyards on this beautiful wine farm, guests will be treated to a languid fish braai on the shaded lawn where foot-stomping vibes by Newton & Co will add to a relaxed atmosphere. READ MORE

Mass Ride Out at Africa Bike Week

Courtesy howtorideamotorcycle.blogspot.com

I have always wanted to own a motorbike ever since I was about 17 and many of my friends started getting their first 50cc motorbikes. Sadly the dream hasn’t materialised yet but maybe there is still time. Of course if I did own a motorbike the next ambition would be to own a Harley Davidson and ride it at one of the big motorbike events like the Africa Bike Week in Margate, KwaZulu-Natal. Did you know that Harley Davidson will be 110 years old in 2013 – wow!

Africa Bike Week takes place between 26th April and 29th April 2013 and has a massive following with over 25,000 bikes attending in 2012. Can you imagine that many bikes in one place at one time – awesome! Even if you don’t own a motorbike it’s still a great event to come to. The whole coastal road is set aside with vendors stalls and marquees selling every type of motorbike merchandise you can think of.

The whole of Margate, on the KZN South Coast, is virtually transformed into Harley City even the local Margate Hotel has a makeover and becomes the Harley Davidson Hotel. The Margate and South Coast Tourism team really step up for this event ensuring the whole town embraces the event putting up flags, banners and even creating bike-only roads. READ MORE

The Vodacom Durban July has to be one of the tourist highlights on the horse-racing calendar attracting thouHorse racing in Durbansands of both local and international visitors every year. The Durban July in 2013 (6th July 2013 – date to be confirmed) will be the 117th year of this popular annual event held at the famous Greyville Racecourse in Durban.

In addition to the premier horse-racing the event showcases some of the best fashion designers from all over South Africa.  In front of a tough panel of judges young designers parade their latest creations before being whittled down to a final where the designers are then interviewed. The winner wins the coveted Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award.

Tickets for this highlight in the social calendar, normally held on the first Saturday in July, sell out early and you are well advised to book your flights into Durban early as these too sell out. As well as the Durban July there is often a key local rugby game on the same weekend which results in huge demand for guest houses and bed & breakfast accommodation in Durban. READ MORE

Bathurst OxBraai

Events November 16th, 2012

South African’s enjoy a good braai and the Bathurst OxBraai has to be the event for any young South African especially those in the Eastern Cape. This annual event attracts thousands of young people for an all day celebration that goes on all night as well.


The OxBraai takes place at the Bathurst Showgrounds just outside the small village of Bathurst in the Eastern Cape. Entry to the event costs R100 per person and if you are bringing a car which many people do then there is an additional charge of R100 per car. In 2012 the vent takes place on the 28th December with the gates opening at 10h00.

This huge event which started in the early 1980’s now attracts over 10,000 people. This is a safe event to go to with police and paramedics on duty to ensure that no-one gets into too much trouble or harm and is well looked after if they do. Please remember do not bring any glass bottles to this event. READ MORE

Rocking4Rhinos concert at Franklyn ParkROCKING FOR RHINOS FESTIVAL & CONCERT 2012

In January 2012 a small group of individuals formed Rocking for Rhinos in response to the escalating problem of rhino poaching across South Africa. So shocked by the increasing numbers of rhinos that were being killed by poachers and the apparent lack of response by government the group got together to set up Ricking for Rhinos to spread awareness of the problem and to apply pressure at a political level to force change. READ MORE