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The park manager of Namaqua National Park expects wild flowers to appear in the next few weeks.


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!NABA Food & Wine Festival

The !NABA Food & Wine Festival is the Northern Cape’s first food and wine show to be hosted in Upington. Visitors to the Festival will be treated to multi-layered culinary delights, local and national wines, and live entertainment to showcase the Green Kalahari as one of the world’s premier food and wine destinations.

Date: 1 August 2015
Contact: Sonja Stolper
Mobile: +27 82 4107669+27 (0)82 410 7669+2+27 (0)82 410 76697 (0)82 410 7669

Fraserburg Logan Drama Festival

Each year, between 40 and 50 plays from the top schools around the country are showcased at the Fraserburg Logan Drama Festival, with up to 500 actors on stage during the course of the week, and about 2000 audience members.

The festival provides a showcase for many of the upcoming talent in the theatre world, as well as bringing together writers, directors and actors.

Celebrity judges, warm Karoo welcomes and fabulous drama promises to make this an event not to be missed.

Location: Fraserburg High School

Date: 4-8 Augutst 2015

Contact: Peter

Tel: +27 (0)23 741 1252


Amageza Rallye

The Amageza (Xhosa for 'Crazy') Rallye is a stage race similar in style to the Dakar Rally held in South America.

Started in 2011, the Amageza Rallye is for 2015 a five-day stage race for motorbikes, quads and 'buggies,' also known as  'side by side's'. 

Date: 25 August - 5 September

Contact: Alexander Nel

Tel: +27(0)21 832 0919 / +27 (0)76 273 3233



Gariep Arts Festival

A Festival embracing the concept of a rainbow nation and producing the arts across all cultural and racial boundaries.This festival brings locals and visitors from across South Africa together enjoy a great weekend of fun and entertainment. The festival has many food stalls, arts and crafts, exhibitions, children’s theatre a many local musicians providing great live music.

Date: 27-30 August

Location: Kimberley

Contact: Hanlie Beukes

Tel: +27 (0)53 832-5014


Hantam Meat Festival

The Hantam Meat Festival (better known to locals by its Afrikaans name, the Hantam Vleisfees), is an annual festival aimed at promoting and enhancing the image of Calvinia and the  region at large, local cuisine is a definite must for visitors especially the types of Karoo lamb and dishes that will be on display. 

Date: 28-30 August

Contact: Lizette Lambrechts

Tel: +27 (0)27 341 8219

Mobile: +27 (0)83 355 8155

Fax: +27 (0)27 341 8228



Williston Winter Festival

Touted as the most authentic cultural festival in South Africa, the Williston Winter Festival celebrates the customs and landscape of the Northern Cape's Karoo region.

One of the highlights is the Nama Riel dance, performed by more than 100 'riel dancers'.

Date: 2-5 September

Venue: Williston

Contact: Pieter Naude

Mobile: +27 (0)72 018 7288

Tel: +27 (0)53 391 3659



Opskop Festival

The (Opskopfees) is Kathu’s hallmark event that brings together visitors, locals, businesses, youth, community organisations and media every year, to celebrate quality Afrikaans music, entertainment, arts and crafts, food and beverages, as well as much more.

Date: 11-13 September

Venue: Kathu Sports grounds

Contact: Henri Scott


Kalahari Kuier Festival

Date: 24-26 September 

Location: Upington

Contact: Kalahari Kuier Fees

Tel: +27 (0)54 332 1100










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