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Events 2018

Dusi Marathon

Dusi Canoe Marathon

The Dusi Canoe Marathon is a yearly canoe/kayak race that runs from Pietermaritzburg to Durban every February, and has been lauded as one of the world's most prestigious canoe races. The race has been going for over 60 years, since 1951, and now...  see full details

Harris Tweed performing at Splashy Fen

Splashy Fen

The largest music festival in KwaZulu-Natal, and one of South Africa's most popular, Splashy Fen takes place on a scenic farm in the Drakensberg Mountains every year over Easter weekend in April. The festival has grown over 20 years to welcome more than...  see full details

Comrades Marathon

Comrades Marathon

The world's greatest ultra-marathon, the Comrades is a gruelling test over 56 miles (90km) between Durban and Pietermaritzburg every year. The race alternates between the uphill run from Durban and the downhill from Pietermaritzburg, and is a real test of physical endurance. The winners usually...  see full details

Vodacom Durban July

Vodacom Durban July

Usually held on the first Saturday of every July, the annual Durban July is South Africa's equivalent of the Royal Ascot in the UK, with superb thoroughbreds, but also high fashion, fine cuisine and elegance. It is the premier horseracing event in the...  see full details

A sardine catch, South Africa

The Sardine Run

Every year along the shores stretching from the Cape to Kwazulu-Natal, millions of sardines migrate from the cold waters heading to the subtropical temperatures in an awesome underwater spectacle. Comparable only to the Wildebeest land migration in the Serengeti, this is a truly extraordinary...  see full details