Regional events for the Drakensberg and Natal Midlands.

Regional Events Calendar for the Natal Midlands and the Drakensberg

Links to Drakensberg and Natal Midlands Events

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Month: January

Dusi Open Day

PIETERMARITZBURG - Enquiries - Dusi Secretary Tel: (033) 394 9994.

Racing Fiesta

PIETERMARITZBURG - Scottsville Racecourse. For Details Contact Jill Streicher - Tel : (033) 345 3405.

Chamber Of Commerce Carnival

DURBAN - City Hall. Enquiries - Tel: (031) 701 9918.

Clover Classic 100 Cycle Race

PIETERMARITZBURG - Howick Falls. 6.30am. Enquiries - Jowetts Cycles Tel: (033) 394 1424 (Ingrid).

Combined Steam Train & Cycling Outing

PIETERMARITZBURG - Train Journey From Hilton To Balgowan & Cycle Back To Hilton. Mountain Backpackers Club. Contact - Lawerence Bates Tel : (031) 266 3970.

Month: February

Natal Carbineers Raceday

PIETERMARITZBURG - Scottsville Racecourse. Enquiries Tel: (033) 345 3405.

Dusi Non Stop

PIETERMARITZBURG - Marathon - Camps Drift To Durban. 5am. Contact - Nigel Tatham Tel: (033) 345 3601.

Midmar Mile Swim

HOWICK - Midmar Dam. Enquiries - Tel: (033) 386 7830 (8.30 - 12.30 Weekdays Only).

World Flower Show

DURBAN - ICC, Durban. Enquiries - Tel: (031) 765 2745.

Ladysmith Athletics Club: Night Race

PIETERMARITZBURG - Ladysmith CBD. Enquiries - Tel: (036) 637 5767.

Bonsai Exhibition

DURBAN - Unisa, Cnr. Old Fort Road And Stanger Street. Enquiries - Tel: (031) 301 5172.

Evening Of Songs Series

DURBAN - Play House. Enquiries - Tel: (031) 369 9446.

Annual Port Shepstone Bullslingers Umzimkulu Tube Race

SOUTH COAST - Port Shepstone. Annual Race. Enquiries - Tel: (039)

Polly Shorts 10km Challenge PIETERMARITZBURG - Start 7am Polly Shorts Shopping Centre. Information - Doug Couperthwaite Tel: (033) 392 4804.

Super 12 Rugby

DURBAN - Kings Park Stadium. Enquiries - Tel: (031) 3088400.

Month: March

Schepps Bridge Challenge

PIETERMARITZBURG - Scottsville Racecourse. Contact - Organiser Di Adrian Tel: (031) 266 3440.

Kay Makan / Community Chest Raceday

PIETERMARITZBURG - Scottsville Racecourse. Enquiries - Tel: (033) 345 3405.

Durban Festival Of The Sea

DURBAN - Enquiries - Tel: (031) 332 1029.

Postnet Maritzburg Marathon

PIETERMARITZBURG - Start 5am Drill Hall. Information - John Hall Tel: (033) 342 3284 Cell: 082 491 7679.

Umgeni Water Marathon

PIETERMARITZBURG - Midmar Dam - 6am. Information - Bruce Scott Cell: 082 771 1483.

Arthur Cresswell Bergville To Ladysmith Marathon

PIETERMARITZBURG - Bergville, Ladysmith. Enquiries - Tel: (036) 12 5767.

Lions Miss Beauty Pagent

PIETERMARITZBURG - Ladysmith Town Hall, Enquiries - Tel: (036) 637 2231.

PCCI Technology Fair

PIETERMARITZBURG - Royal Showgrounds. Enquiries - Tel: (033) 345 2747.

South African Traditional Music Festival

PIETERMARITZBURG - Ladysmith, Ladysmith Town Hall. Enquiries - Tel: (036) 631 0421.

Easter Affair

DURBAN - North Beach. Enquiries - Tel: (031) 332 0110.

Duzi Canoe Marathon

Month: April

Splashy Fenn

PIETERMARITZBURG - Bushmansnek. Four days filled with live music, arts, crafts and clean fesh air… E-Mail: bartf@saol.com

KZN Stakes / Rag Raceday

PIETERMARITZBURG - Scottsville Racecourse. Enquiries - Tel: (033) 345 3405.

Midlands Meander Marathon (42,2km)

PIETERMARITZBURG - Nottingham Road Primary School. Contact - Linda Wolhunter Tel: (033) 343 0050.

Arthur Cresswell Bergville - Ladysmith (52km)

PIETERMARITZBURG - Bergville Farmers Hall. Contact - Heather Teasdale Tel: (036) 637 5767.

Annual Firewalking Ceremony

PIETERMARITZBURG - Longmarket Street Temple. 4pm. Enquiries Tel: (033) 342 5430.

Byerly Turk Plate / PCCI Raceday

PIETERMARITZBURG - Scottsville Racecourse. Enquiries - Tel: (033) 345 3405.

Choo Choo Challenge Cycle Race

PIETERMARITZBURG - Hilton. Contact - The Hilton Round Table Or Grant Tel: (033) 343 1865.

Month: May

Royal Agricultural Show

PIETERMARITZBURG - Showgrounds. For More Information - Royal Agricultural Society Office Tel: (033) 345 6274.

Gold Rush Raceday

PIETERMARITZBURG - Scottsville Racecourse. Enquiries - Tel: (033) 345 3405.

Ladies Day

PIETERMARITZBURG - Scottsville Racecourse. Enquiries - Tel: (033) 345 3405.

Dundee Agricultural Show

PIETERMARITZBURG - Dundee, Dundee Show Grounds. Enquiries - Tel: (034) 18 1601.

Cars In the park

PIETERMARITZBURG - Alexandra Park. For Further Information Contact - The Vintage Sports Car Club - Magaret Grabb Tel: (033) 343 1198

Ladysmith Show

PIETERMARITZBURG - Ladysmith. Sports Complex, Dry Road. Annual Fair With Exhibits, Flea Markets And Other Items On Sale. Enquiries - Tel: (036) 637 2992.

National Creative Arts Youth Festival

DURBAN - ICC. City Hall, Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre And University Of Natal. Enquiries - Tel: (031) 209 2060.

National Zulu Dance Competition

PIETERMARITZBURG - Estcourt, Wagendrift Dam, Zulu Dancing Competition. Enquiries - Tel: (036) 352 4688.

Royal Show

PIETERMARITZBURG - Royal Showgrounds. Enquiries - Tel: (033) 345 6274.

Drakensberg Challenge

GIANTS CASTLE - Giants Castle Mountain bike race 

Month: June

Natal Witness Bridal Awards

PIETERMARITZBURG - The Natal Witness Office. Enquiries - Tel: (033) 355 1111.

NBS House & Garden Show

DURBAN - 29th June - 8th July Durban Exhibition Centre. Enquiries - Tel: (031) 202 7622.

GVK Art In The Park

PIETERMARITZBURG - Alexandra Park. Contact - PMB Tourism Tel: (033) 345 1348.

Comrades Marathon

16th June Pietermaritzburg to Durban.

Sardine Run

DURBAN - Durban Coast. Winter Migration Of Sardines Run Along The Coast Line Not Senn Anywhere Else In The World.

The Grahamstown Festival

DURBAN - Durban High School, Is A Platform For Visual And Performing Artists Showing The People Of KZN What They Are Taking To Grahamstown. Enquiries - Tel: (031) 202 9093.

Youth Day

DURBAN - 16th June Enquiries - Tel: (031) 682 2455.

Winter Yearling Sales

Newmarket Stables. Tel: (031) 561 4151

Fathers' Day

17th June Fathers' Day

Run/Walk for Wildlife

17th June Gold Circle Scottsville Race Course Tel: (031) 467 0447 / 083 452 3465

Golf: Zululand Champs

24th June Richards Bay Tel: (035) 202 7636

Horse Racing

24th June Scottsville Racecourse, Pietermaritzburg Tel: (033) 345 3405

Golf: KZN Handicap Club Event

30th June At clubs. Tel: (031) 202 7636

Month: July

Thukela Handicap

PIETERMARITZBURG - Scottsville Racecourse. For Further Details - Tel: (033) 345 3405.

Scottsville Stakes

PIETERMARITZBURG - Scottsville Racecourse. For Further Details - Tel: (033) 345 3405.

NBS House And Garden Show

DURBAN - Durban Exhibition Centre. Enquiries - Tel: (031) 202 7622.

Darley Arabian Stakes

PIETERMARITZBURG - Scottsville Racecourse. Enquiries - Tel: (033) 345 3405.

National Biking

PIETERMARITZBURG - KZN Mountain Bike Association. Contact - Tony Keytel Tel: (033) 330 4748.

Eskom 10km Road Race

PIETERMARITZBURG - Start 8am Scottsville Primary. Enquiries - Tel: (033) 307 7917.

The Longest Day 100km Road Race

PIETERMARITZBURG - Start 7am Collegians Club. Information - Brian Swart - Tel: (033) 386 7024.

Horse Racing: Rothmans July Handicap

DURBAN - Greyville Race Course. Held On The First Saturday Of July - A Showcase Of Racing And Fashion. Enquiries - Tel: (031) 309 4545.

Annual Biltong Festival

PIETERMARITZBURG - Dundee. Enquiries - Tel: (034) 212 2121.

Month: August

Natal Witness Garden Show

PIETERMARITZBURG - Royal Showgrounds. Enquiries - The Natal Witness Tel: (033) 355 1111.

Capital Climb

PIETERMARITZBURG - Start City Hall (8am). Distance 15km. Contact - Tim Morrison Tel: (031) 332 4830.

The Bushmans Adventure

PIETERMARITZBURG - Estcourt, Giants Castle To Weenen. Enquiries - Tel: (036) 352 6109.

SA Polocrosse Club Championships

PIETERMARITZBURG - Estcourt, Matamo Polocrosse Grounds. Enquiries - Tel: (036) 333 5493.

Hilton Drama Festival

PIETERMARITZBURG - Hilton College Theatre. Enquiries - Natal Witness Tel: (033) 355 1111

Month: September

Greytown Muden Race

PIETERMARITZBURG - Enquiries - Tel: (034) 311 3122.

Vintage & Steam 

Hilton Arts Festival

Month: October

Diwali "Hindu Festival Of Lights"

PIETERMARITZBURG - Contact - Vanessa Hefer Tel: (033) 337 3537.

Varsity College Marathon

PIETERMARITZBURG - Start 6am Varsity College. Information - Dean Spooner - Tel: (033) 342 8111.

Spartan Marathon

PIETERMARITZBURG - Start 5am. Details Rajan Naidoo - Cell: 082 824 7849.

Maritzburg MTB Classic

PIETERMARITZBURG - Worlds View. KZN Mountain Bike Association. Contact - M Fourie Tel: (033) 343 3178.

Month: November

Greytown Classic

PIETERMARITZBURG - Greytown. Enquiries - Tel: (033) 413 2604.

Race Of The Decade

PIETERMARITZBURG - Start 7am Drill Hall. Info - John Hall - Tel: (033) 342 3284.

Month: December

Othukela Ngoma Zulu Dance Competition

PIETERMARITZBURG - Estcourt, Wagendrift. Enquiries - Tel: (036) 352 4688.

The Natal Witness Shop Till You Drop

PIETERMARITZBURG - Timber Street Market. Information - Tel: (033) 396 2807.

Toys For Joy

PIETERMARITZBURG - Mass Bike Run. Start 8.30am - Motorcycle Centre. End Alexandra High School. Information - Irene Tel: (033) 386 7516

Macs Bizarre Bizaar

PIETERMARITZBURG - 173 Alexandra Road. Midlands Arts & Crafts Society. Enquiries - Tel: (033) 386 6500.

Echo Ngezandla Zethu

PIETERMARITZBURG - Arts & Crafts Bizaar. Enquiries - Tatham Art Gallery Tel: (033) 342 1807.

Hospice Tree Lighting Ceremony

PIETERMARITZBURG - Hospice House, 200 Swartkop Road. Enquiries - Tel: (033) 344 1560.

Maritzburg Fantasia

PIETERMARITZBURG - Alexandra Park. Parks & Recreation Department. Enquiries - Tel: (033) 342 3186.

Hilton Classic

PIETERMARITZBURG - Hilton. KZN Mountain Bike Association. Contact - Tony Keytel Tel: (033) 330 4748.

 

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