We’re just about ready to say goodbye to a sweltering summer and welcome autumn when the leaves turn brown, we cool off and slow down. But that doesn’t mean we have to stay at home and wish away the days. Here are a few events that will keep you on your toes all the way into mid-April. Mark your calendars, get your tickets, and get ready to party!
What’s on in March?
- Head to the oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch for the last weekend of the Toyota SU Woordfees from 12 - 15 March where you’ll find entertainment for everyone.
- Howzat! Watch the Proteas playing the gentleman’s game today, 15 and 18 March. Head to the ICC Cricket website for more info.
- We can also look forward to rounds 6 - 9 of Vodacom Super Rugby this month. Click HERE for fixtures and more information.
- Back your boytjies in The Varsity Cup, taking place all the way through March with the final kicking off on 21 April. #RugbyThatRocks
- Headed to headbang central? RAMFest will be catering to all electronic and indie rock fans this weekend, 13 - 14 March. Click HERE for information on the Pretoria show, and HERE for Cape Town information.
- Join in the fun at the Ncera Macadamia Harvest Festival in East London on 14 March for a fun & educational event at this must-visit Agro Tourism Destination.
- Get ready for something epic with the ABSA Cape Epic taking place from 15 - 22 March.
- The Wild Trout Festival will be taking place in Rhodes, Eastern Cape from 17 - 21 March.
- Celebrate classical music and art in the scenic town of Wakkerstroom, for the Wakkerstroom Music Festival in Mpumalanga from 20 - 22 March.
- School’s out! The kids get a break with schools closing from 21 - 30 March.
- Join the first annual Sunnyside Arts Festival from 27 - 31 March in Pretoria for some arty fun.
- Love beer and food trucks? The Home Brew Festival in Port Elizabeth aims to provide just that on 28 March.
- Get ready for a wonderful week in the Klein Karoo for the KKNK in Oudtshoorn from 23 - 29 March.
- Feeling jazzy? The Cape Town International Jazz Festival will be rocking your socks off on the 27th and 28th of March. Get your tickets on Computicket now.
- Switch off those lights and celebrate Earth Hour with us at 20:30 on 28 March.
- Colour us interested for the sixth instalment of the Emalahleni Color Fest in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga on the 28th and 29th of March.
- The Iron Man Africa Championship will put the athletes to the test on 29 March. Head to Port Elizabeth to support these tough guys and girls.
What’s on in April?
- It’s back to school, back to reality on 1 April. (Unfortunately, this is not an April Fool’s joke.)
- Get your green fingers ready from 3 - 5 April for the Autumn Garden Show at The Herb Farm in Midrand.
- Foodies unite for the PicknPay Food and Wine Festival in Cape Town from 3 - 5 April.
- Music in the mountains anyone? Splashy Fen, also known as South Africa's friendliest music festival, celebrates its 31st edition from 9 - 13 April in the Drakensberg region. You better get your tickets today! 2018 and 2019 sold out in no time.
- The long weekend we’ve all been waiting for is almost here. A few days of R&R are on the cards for Easter weekend from 10 - 13 April.
- Easter weekend is also a walking weekend on the Garden Route. The Garden Route Walking Festival takes place from 10 - 13 April. From easy walks that are family-friendly to extreme mountain peaks for the more adventurous. Everyone is welcome.
- Lace up your running shoes for Africa’s biggest event and the world’s most beautiful marathon, the Two Oceans Marathon on 11 April.
- Scifest Africa in Grahamstown takes us to the mid-month mark from 15 - 21 April. The theme “Take root…nurture!” celebrates the International Year of Plant Health as proclaimed by the United Nations.
- Early April also means the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals are underway with matches on 7, 8, 14 and 15 April. And the first leg of the semi-finals caps off the month on 28 and 29 April.
This is just a small, curated list of all the happenings in South Africa mid-March to mid-April. If you have something you’d like to add to our upcoming monthly guides, please let us know on our Facebook page or join our member group and talk to us.