Innibos Arts Festival
2 – 5 July
An arts festival, a 6 weekend wine tasting, something for the action lovers and a Christmas in July - we've got it all covered.
As usual, this family orientated festival, which attracts more than 100 000 visitors every year, will be abuzz with entertainment. With spectacular concerts held every evening and a wide variety of entertainment options, including cabaret, children’s theatre and an entertainment area, Innibos looks set to be the one festival you do make it to this year. You can also look forward to hundreds of art, craft and food stalls, beer gardens, a movie venue and so much more. This year’s Innibos Festival will highlight the talents of more than 300 performers, actors and singers. See you there!
Vaal River Meander Wine Route
12 July – 17 August
Wine lovers can look forward to six weeks of weekend wine tasting at more than twenty carefully selected venues, located in and around the banks of the Vaal River. Fancy sipping wine on the patio of a 5-star hotel overlooking the River, or perhaps sitting in front of a roaring fireplace in a cosy River Pub? The venues on the Vaal River Meander Wine Route are diverse, fun and interesting and cater for a wide range of tastes. The best part is that the Vaal River Wine Meander has a record number of ways in which you can enjoy this winter wine feast - be it by luxury cruiser, vintage car, bus, limousine or house boat.
Apart from wide selection of great South African wines on offer, there’s a ton of family fun to be had. You and your loved ones can enjoy game drives, river cruises, ten pin bowling and a fun afternoon at water world. For the adults, you can try your hand with Lady Luck at Emerald Casino or enjoy a round of golf at the Riviera at Vaal Country Club. Make weekend (or two!) out of it and enjoy a jampacked weekend of wine tasting fun.
Gravity Adventure Festival
16 – 18 August
Attracting outdoor sport and adventure enthusiasts from across the country, the Gravity Adventure festival is an action packed weekend for participants and spectators alike. Showcasing a range of disciplines, including a Night Run, Kayak & Croc Races, Trail Runs, Mountain Biking, Swimming, Climbing and Adventure Races, there will be plenty to see and do. All adult and kids events will start and finish within close distance of the main hub, where good food, cappuccinos, a Friday night Film Festival, Live Bands, DJs and a well-stocked bar will ensure that even the non-outdoor exercise enthusiasts are kept well entertained.
Dullstroom Winter Festival
5 & 6 July
The quaint village of Dullstroom plays host to the annual Winter Festival, historically themed as ‘Christmas in July’. This event, that takes place in the traditional fly-fishing village en route between Gauteng and the Kruger National Park, is a must for family holiday-makers, because of its activity-rich programme in the heart of the cold winter. This year offers a range of activities including family sporting events, art exhibitions and Christmas-themed restaurant evenings. Adults can look forward to Whisky, chocolate, cheese, beer and wine tastings while the kids will be catered for with great enterainment. Live music shows will also be held at selected venues around town. The Dullstroom Winter Festival is the very best way to beat those Winter blues!