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Future Event Listings 2019-20

Want to know where to take your lekker campervan for an awesome and fun time in 2019 and 2020? Take a look at our event listings for cool ideas of where to go and enjoy yourself. Contact us to add your event listing.


January
Cape Town Minstrel Carnival
Date: 1-2 January 2020
Detail: There’s something about the luminous multi-coloured satin suits and frenetic banjo-strumming of the Cape Minstrels that puts Capetonians in the party mood. The tradition has roots in the practices associated with slavery, when 2 January was given as a holiday to the slaves. Today singers and musicians still march through the streets of the Mother City (usually along Wale Street) complete with face paint, twirling parasols and some infectious beats, while ringing in the tweede nuwejaar (second new year)
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March
Tour of Good Hope - Cycling
Date: March 2020 (exact dates to be announced)
Detail: The 2020 Takealot Tour of Good Hope is a great Western Cape only road tour starting in the Paarl Valley taking a thousand riders on a 490km journey through the Cape Winelands over 5 days.. Rent your bikes from Lekker Camper as part of your campervan holiday!
Venue:
Paarl - Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa
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Cape Town Cycle Tour
Date: 8th March 2020
Detail: Each year over 40,000 keen cyclists from hither and thither converge to partake in this epic 109km pedal. The scenic circular route starts in the City Centre, and snakes its way through the Southern Peninsula and past the Atlantic Coast before coming to an end in Green Point. Rent your bikes and rack from Lekker Camper as part of your campervan holiday!
Venue:
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
www.capetowncycletour.com

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Absa Cape Epic
Date: 15th March - 22nd March 2020
Detail: The Absa Cape Epic is the biggest full-service mountain bike stage race in the world. and continues to be as challenging as ever. Local and international mountain bikers will tackle the demanding 8 day adventure through the Western Cape in South Africa. The course and conditions the riders must conquer truly push the body and equipment to the absolute limit.
Venue:
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
https://www.cape-epic.com/

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Cape Town Jazz Festival

Date: 27th March - 29th March 2020
Detail: Cape Town International Jazz Festival takes the stage for its 21st festival on the last weekend in March. It's a two-day festival featuring some 40 international and African acts performing on five stages to an audience of 15 000. The jazz is accompanied by photographic and other exhibitions.
Venue:
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

www.capetownjazzfest.com
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April

Afrika Burn 2020 Participative Festival
Date: April / May 2020 (exact dates to be announced)
Detail: AfrikaBurn is the spectacular result of the creative expression of participants who gather once a year in the Tankwa Karoo to create a temporary city of art, theme camps, costume, music and performance! Escape the harsh Karoo and noisy AB madness with a comfortable wind & rain resistant VW Campervan from Lekker Camper.
Venue:
The Tankwa Karoo National Park, The Middle of Nowhere, South Africa

www.afrikaburn.com
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May
The Knysna Pink Loerie

Date: 30th May - 1st June 2019
Detail: Celebrate gay pride in the Garden Route's Queen city. Book your lekker campervan.
Venue:
Knysna, Garden Route, Western Cape

www.pinkloerie.co.za
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June
Wacky Wine Weekend Festival
Date: 7th - 9th June 2019
Detail: The Robertson Wine Valley comes alive with the 16th annual Wacky Wine Festival. Visit the wineries in the area whilst enjoying a festival like eperience with live music, fun events and food pairings. Camping here on the vineyards with a VW campervan is a must in the Lekker Camper calendar every year!
Venue:
Robertson Wine Valley, Western Cape

https://www.wackywineweekend.com//
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June
Calitzdorp Port & Wine Festival
Date: 15th - 17th June 2019
Detail: The Klein Karoo town of Calitzdorp is the port-wine capital of South Africa. During this special weekend the own celbrates the arrival of Winter.. There's a a historical treasure hunt around the town, local arts and crafts, lifestyle market stalls to suit all tastes, , restaurants, food stalls plus much more.
Venue:
Calitzdorp , Western Cape

https://www.calitzdorpwinterfestival.co.za/
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July
The Grahamstown National Arts Festival
Date: 27th June - 7th July 2019
Detail: The Grahamstown National Arts Festival, held in late June or early July every year, is South Africa's oldest, biggest and best-known arts festival. The 10-day event offers culture hounds every indulgence of theatre, music, song, dance, film and a whole lot more. If there's one South African festival you have to attend, this is it.
Venue:
Grahamstown, South Africa

www.nationalartsfestival.co.za
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Breedekloof Soetes & Soup Festival
Date: 20th - 21st July 2019
Detail: Warm up this Winter at a festival with homemade soups, award winning dessert and red wines. Book your lekker campervan.
Venue:
Breedekloof Wine Valley , Western Cape

www.breedekloof.com
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Tame the Tubes at Jeffreys Bay - Surfing Mecca, South Africa
Date: June - August 2019
Detail: Head the Campervan Kombi anywhere between Jeffreys Bay and Port Edward for excellent, uncrowded surf and meet some of the friendliest locals of the country at the home of the Billabong Pro.
Venue: Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape

www.lekkercamper.co.za/campers.htm
tel:0027 (0)76 592 3989

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August

Robertson Slow Festival

Date: 9th - 11th August 2018
Detail: Look forward to dinners at the homes of winemaking families, cooking traditional Robertson Country Fare such as Waterblommetjie Bredie, "melktert", venison and Karoo Lamb. Wine will be central to the weekend and you will have ample opportunity to meet with winemakers to taste and discuss their wines.
Book a lekker campervan to camp under the stars in this beautiful region.
Venue:
Robertson Wine Valley , Western Cape

www.robertsonslow.com
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September
Go Flower Power on the West Coast 
Date: September - October 2019
Detail: Don't miss this famous annual magical carpet of colourful blooms. The West Coast comes alive with amazing flowers for miles to see during this time. Hike the flower fields and take your Lekker Camper VW campervan to get to all the best spots. 
Book a lekker campervan to camp with the flowers in this beautiful region. 
Venue: 
West Coast, South Africa 
www.lekkercamper.co.za
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Hermanus Whale Festival
Date: 27th - 29th September 2019
Detail: Join the villagers of Hermanus for an entertainment- packed festival, in the town with the best land-based whale watching in the world.
Book a lekker campervan to camp under the stars in this beautiful region.
Venue:
Hermanus, Western Cape
www.whalefestival.co.za
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October
Rocking the Daises Music Festival

Date: 4th -6th October 2019
Detail: Our favourite month, Rocktober, kicks off with Rocking the Daisies 2019. This year expect a bigger festival and campsite area (and a special cool campervan zone), more killer artists on over seven stages, a wider choice of food stalls and plenty of interactive brand activations and installations around the festival.
Book a lekker campervan to camp at the festival in true glamping fest style. Don't forget to buy your campervan pass too!
Venue:
Cloof Wine Estate, Darling, Western Cape
www.rockingthedaisies.com
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Whale Watching
Date: October - November 2019
Detail: Every year, southern right whales travel thousands of miles to the Cape south coast to mate and calve in the bays. It is an awesome experience to watch these magnificient mammals in the water and what better a way to do it than in a lekker camper.
Book a lekker campervan to go whale watching along the south coast.
Venue:
Port Elizabeth to Hermanus to Cape Town, Western Cape and onwards to Elands Bay and to Lamberts Bay, West Coast
www.whaleroute.com
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November
Ficksburg Cherry & Jazz Festival

Date: 21st - 23rd November 2018
Detail: One of the oldest festivals in South Africa - first held in 1969 - the Ficksburg Cherry Festival now attracts around 20 000 visitors to this small eastern Free State town every November. The scenery is magnificent, and the festival offers cherry and asparagus tastings, tours, picnics, music, and the Miss Cherry Blossom and Miss Cherry Pip competitions.
Venue:
Ficksburg, Eastern Free State, South Africa
www.cherryfestival.co.za/
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Paul Cluver Summer Festival
Date: November 2019 - March 2020
Detail: Detail: Support the Thembalitsha Foundation and enjoy top tunes, theatre, comedy and cinema in the Elgin Valley wine estate’s magical forest amphitheatre until March 2020. 
Venue:
Elgin, Western Cape, South Africa
www.cluver.com/index.php/summer-festival-program
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December
Spier Summer Arts Festival
Date: December 2019 - March 2020
Detail: In the lush winelands of the Western Cape, at the amphitheatre on the Spier Estate, the annual Spier Summer Festival offers four months of music, opera, dance, stand-up comedy and theatre. First held in 1995, the festival runs from December to March.
Venue:
Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
www.spierarts.co.za
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