Dance with the Daisies in the early spring. Fall into step on the Nama Riel at the Williston Winter Festival. Drink in the magic of the Northern Cape.
!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
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
Tel: +27 (0)23 741 1252
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
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
Contact: Pieter Naude
Mobile: +27 (0)72 018 7288
Tel: +27 (0)53 391 3659
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
Contact: Kalahari Kuier Fees
Tel: +27 (0)54 332 1100
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