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Grahamstown National Arts Festival

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Grahamstown National Arts Festival

The National Arts Festival is an important event on the South African cultural calendar, and the biggest annual celebration of the arts on the African continent. It has become the home for artists from different corners of the creative world. Whether you are a dancer, musician, painter or a mere art lover, the Grahamstown National Arts Festival is where you belong. From theatre to dance, opera to cabaret, fine art to craft art, classical music to jazz, poetry readings to lectures, every art form imaginable is represented in one of the most diverse festivals in the world. For 11 days every year, the Eastern Cape town of Grahamstown transforms from a sleepy haven of academics, students and entrepreneurs into the heart of South Africa’s arts scene.

The 2017 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown

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The 2017 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown

This is an ultra-marathon of approximately 89km that is held in KZN. It is an annual event that takes place during the second quarter of the year and is one of the oldest annual events in South Africa, as the first race took place in 1921. Run between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg, the race alternates between an “up” and “down” run, from the coast inland and vice versa. Many call it the world's greatest ultra-marathon, and one of the reasons this fabled South African marathon has the title is because of the wealth of legends in its history.

Best Beaches to escape to in South Africa

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Best Beaches to escape to in South Africa

Here are some of the best beaches to escape to these holidays.

Travel Light – Affordable escapes for under R400

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Travel Light – Affordable escapes for under R400

Travel is a truly enriching experience, one that doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. In fact we believe that every person should make time for adventures that don’t break the bank.

Enchanted Mountain – Hogsback

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Enchanted Mountain – Hogsback

The little town of Hogsback has become an arts and crafts colony, a photographer’s preferred location, a nature lover’s haunt and a honeymoon couple’s top choice of romantic hideaways in the Eastern Cape.

Mountain biking and the Owl Route

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Mountain biking and the Owl Route

The Owl Route is a 50km U-shaped dirt road in the Eastern Cape province, best explored by bicycle.

Extreme landscape, extreme adventure – Baviaanskloof

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Extreme landscape, extreme adventure – Baviaanskloof

Extreme landscape, extreme adventure – Baviaanskloof

Take a stroll down Route 67 and explore Port Elizabeth’s rich heritage.

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Take a stroll down Route 67 and explore Port Elizabeth’s rich heritage.

Port Elizabeth's urban-based Route 67 is one of the most exciting and creative of South Africa's inner-city developments.

Take an unforgettable road trip in the Great Karoo

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Take an unforgettable road trip in the Great Karoo

Spanning nearly 400 000km2 in the geographic midriff of South Africa, the Great Karoo must be one of the quietest places on Earth.

Get your board out and surf the world’s best at Jefferys Bay

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Get your board out and surf the world’s best at Jefferys Bay

Hitch a ride on some of the most spectacular waves the world has ever seen

South Africa and its jazz scene

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South Africa and its jazz scene

Jazz fans from around the world appreciate the skill and vibrant talent of South African jazz musicians.

Trail running adventures the SA way

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Trail running adventures the SA way

Trail running and Mountain Biking in South Africa is extremely popular, and a growing sport for many South Africans and visitors alike.

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