Durban July, chic fashion & style meets equestrian

Some call it the Durban July, others call it the July Fever,  whatever your preferred name, it doesn’t change the rage and excitement the durbanites are feeling right now -Durban July, chic fashion & style meets equestrian. Perhaps not only the durbanites, but also for many of the fashion and horse fanatics around South Africa. This is a perfect chance for fashionistas to express their fashion senses while the equestrian revel in horse races and horse parades, above all,  entertainment, food and drink will also make people jolly and merry.

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Durban July,  is a South African Thoroughbred horse race held annually on the first Saturday of July since 1897 at Greyville Racecourse in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. This year, taking place on the 1st of July, the theme of the event is ” The Colour of Magic” which is red, and there is loads to look forward too.  Most South African celebrities will be on the scene, looking to be seen and a host of the country’s musicians including AKA, Mafikizolo, Glen Lewis and many more will be making their appearances. A fashion show ramp will also be there and a host of South African fashion designers will be looking to get their designs spotted. If you are fashion fad, you will not want to miss a catwalk or two by the beautiful models on the ramp.

The first race will begin just after 11 am, so make you get you bets placed in time. All participating horses will also be on show alongside music and all sorts of entertainment. DurbanJulyhorses

Visit http://www.durbanjuly.info/index.php for more information. If you are going to be in Durban, you know where to find you Durban accommodation. Stay tuned for more exciting blog about the ins and outs of South Africa.

Photo credits: Sowetan LIVE

 

Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival 2017

There is never an event that rivals the Oyster Festival in Knysna and days are starting to be counted. Knysna is one of the top oyster cultivating town on the Garden Route where oyster cultivation dates back to 1949. That’s good enough a reason to indulge in 10 days of such joyous celebrations. Despite the recent devastating fires in the town, the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival 2017 is going ahead as planned and it is set to delight.

This year’s event will take place from the 7th to the 16th of July. The annual event, as any other year will bring families, sport lovers and  foodies together to celebrate what is best described as ” the best 10 days in winter“. Why couldn’t it be when an estimate of 200 000 oysters are consumed over this 10-day period?

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The events will feature several activities for every attendee to enjoy. From The  Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour,  The BIG 5 Challenge, The Pezula Golf Tournament to the Oyster Rapid Chess Tournament.  For kids, the BIG5 Junior Challenge, the Simola Little Phantom Kids Adventure Run, the  Fun Fair and the The Momentum Health Kiddies Area will keep the little ones occupied well – enough.  Foodies will especially enjoy the  Pick n Pay Seafood Wednesday – back by public demand, were top restaurants will showcase the best of their culinary skills of seafood. The Pick n Pay SASSI Fish Braai, Oyster Shucking and Eating Competitions will also be a great amusement. There will be more activities to enjoy and you sure will find a few suited for you.

The festival will also be a perfect opportunity to explore Knysna at its best. Whether you are new to the town or not, it won’t harm to pay the Knysna Heads a visit,  Garden Route National park, Thesens Wharf and many other attractions Knysna has to offer.

For information on the festival visit http://www.oysterfestival.co.za 

Call : +27 (0) 44 382 5510

Email: headoyster@oysterfestival.co.za

If you decide on visiting Knysna during this festive time,  look nor further that Venues4Africa.com to find your accommodation.

Stay tuned for more exciting blog about the ins and outs of South Africa. This week, we are are proud to announce: Fijnbosch @ Jacobs Bay,  luxury self-catering holiday apartments in Jacobs Bay, West Coast ,1-on-Ross, 3 lovely, bright cottages in Grahamstown and Boutique Villa Guest House, a luxury manor house in Somerset West, who have just joined our growing Venues4Africa Family.