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South African Events Guide - January 2017

There’s always something happening in South Africa, but it’s not always possible to say when. However, start celebrating the new year in South African style - by visiting the events listed. And not to forget, car rental Cape Town is an option if you don’t have your own transportation to explore the events.

Western Cape

Cape 2 Rio Yacht Race 2017

Image taken from - http://cape2rio2017.com/

Where: Duncan Road, Table Bay Harbour, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
When: 1 January 2017
Website: http://cape2rio2017.com/
Time: 8am - 5pm
Phone: +27 (0) 21 421 1354 / cape2rio2017@rcyc.co.za

Setting off from Table Bay, participants will go from Cape Town South Africa to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in a great tactical race for roughly 20 days.

Cape Town is abuzz with activities for the kick off of the Cape 2 Rio yacht race, and the bay is swamped with eager spectators. Boats set off from the the breakwater at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and follows the coast past Granger Bay and Mouille Point before setting off into the international seas.

Cape Town Motorshow 2017

 

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Where: Grandwest Casino, 1 Jakes Gerwel Drive , Goodwood, Cape Town, South Africa
When: 27-29 January 2017
Website: http://capetownmotorshow.co.za/
Time: 10am - 6pm
Phone: 021 422 1095 / mojitocafe@mweb.co.za
Tickets: R100 per person | R250 special for a family of four | R60 for pensioners and kids 12 - 17yrs | free for children under 12 | tickets will be available at the door - http://online.computicket.com/web/event/cape_town_motor_show/1028595145/

This incredible event will get your engine revving with an impressive array of cars, bikes and trucks. From the vintage classics to modern exotics and big-rigs.

Let your inner-child loose and run uncontrollably through the rows of slender speed machines and screaming engines. Take in the smell of petrol fumes and burning rubber at the drift showcase and other similar exhibits and live auto action at this world-class, family-friendly event.

While the motors purr, there will be live music and food stalls to keep the atmosphere vibrant and your stomach satisfied.

The Sun Met 2017

Photo taken from - http://www.circa.co.za/event/sun-met-2017/

Where: Rosmead Avenue, Kenilworth, Cape Town, 7700
When: 28 January 2017
Website: http://www.sunmet.co.za/?gclid=CLC_56nwltECFeUy0wodTkoNag
Time: 24 hours
Phone: 021 700 1600
Tickets: http://www.sunmet.co.za/?gclid=CLC_56nwltECFeUy0wodTkoNag

Due to the 133 year old race’s rich, fashionable heritage and esteemed legacy, in 2017 The Sun Met will be celebrated with Mumm ‘Decades of Glamour’. However, the event provides a platform for South Africa's top designers to showcase their best work and dazzle the crowds with their latest creations inspired by ‘Decades of Glamour’.

Artscape Theatre: Michael Jackson - History Show

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Where: Artscape Theatre
When: 19-29 January 2017
Website: http://www.artscape.co.za/show/the-michael-jackson-history-show/1234/

Celebrate the life and talent of the King of Pop with the casino-class production that features a live international band, fully choreographed dancers, authentic costumes and brilliant effects. A show not to be missed.

Gauteng

Don Giovanni Mozart

Image taken from - https://artscomments.wordpress.com/2016/11/22/don-giovanni-at-the-met-live-in-hd/

Where: Brooklyn Theatre, Greenlyn Village Centre, Shop 21, Corner Thomas Edison and 13th Street, Menlo Park, Pretoria
When: 18-29 January 2017
Website: www.brooklyntheatre.co.za
Time: 7pm - Wednesday and Friday | 3pm Sunday
Contact: admin@brooklyntheatre.co.za
Tickets: R100 - R330

Directed by Sandra Laubscher, conducted by Jaco van Staden and orchestrated by Willem Vogel. Cast is to be announced.

Emalyth Arts Expo Nine Lives

Photo was taken from - http://metal4africa.com/news/emalyth-arts-expo-nine-lives-submissions-open/

Where: Wolmer Bush Lounge, 20 Dale Ln, Karenpark, 0182 Akasia, Gauteng, South Africa
When: 27-29 January 2017
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/922760741154862/
Time: 3pm
Phone: 072 773 3024 | wolmermusic@gmail.com
Tickets: R200 early birds | R300 at the gate
Note: There are no day passes

Emalyth Arts Expo Nine Lives is back in 2017 to bring you the best in local and underground alternative art, music, food and shopping.

Tsala Jazz - New Year’s Jazz

Photo take from - http://allevents.in/johannesburg/tsala-jazz-new-years-jazz/1150445965074893

Where: 8191, Zone 6 Diepkloof, Soweto, 1804 Johannesburg, South Africa
When: 01-02 January 2017
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1129695880439916/
Time: 10pm
Phone: 076 441 8390 | tsalajazz1@gmail.com

Get to Diepkloof and spend the first day of the year at an amazing jazz session that bring some authentic sounds and a chilled out vibe. There will be great food, live entertainment and even a play area for children.

Kwazulu-Natal

Drak Challenge 2017

Image was taken from - http://www.gameplanmedia.co.za/drak/2017/drak1705.html

Where: 968 R103, Howick, 3291, South Africa | Old Main road, Underberg, 3257, South Africa
When: 21-22 January 2017
Website: http://drak.co.za/
Contact: chair@dark.co.za

The Drak Challenge Canoe Marathon is spanned over 72 kilometers on the Mzimkhulu River.
The event attracts hundreds of paddlers ready to tackle the technical challenges of the alpine rapids and take in the natural beauty of the Southern Drakensberg.

Thrombi Xfest

Photo taken from - http://www.thrombifest.com/

Where: Umzimkulu River near Underberg, Kwazulu Natal
When: 21-22 January 2017
Website: http://www.thrombifest.com/

This is the biggest whitewater kayaking event in South Africa, featuring head to head kayak and SUP racing down class II-IV whitewater. The spectator-friendly venue and superb whitewater makes this one of the premier events on the South African kayaking circuit.

Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga cycle Tour 2017

Image taken from - http://www.hatoere.co.za/index.php/events/2017-events

Host: Loskopdam, a Forever Resort, Middelburg, Mpumalanga
When: 12-17 January 2017
Website: http://www.events.foreversa.co.za/eventinformation/mpumalanga-cycle-tour-2017.html
Contact: 083-411 2480
Time: 9am - 6pm

Cyclists will have to take up the challenge of facing a total climb of 11 514 meters, with Robbers Pass and Kowyn's Pass as the most famous and gruelling mountain climbs. Tackling the Kranspoort Pass on the first stage will set the pace and provide the ideal warm-up for the rest of the tour. The Organisers effectively created an equal ground for cyclists of levels of skill and age to experience the murderous mountain climbs and steep downhills in a safe environment.


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