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Future Event Listings 2017 - 2018

Want to know where to take your lekker campervan for an awesome and fun time in 2017 and 2018? Take a look at our event listings for cool ideas of where to go and enjoy yourself. Contact us to add your event listing.

October
Rocking the Daises Music Festival

Date: 30th September - October 2017
Detail: Our favourite month, Rocktober, kicks off with Rocking the Daisies 2017. 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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Hermanus Whale Festival
Date: 30th September - 2nd October 2017
Detail: Every year, southern right whales travel thousands of miles to the Cape south coast to mate and calve in the bays. 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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Whale Watching
Date: October - November 2017
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: 16th - 18th November 2017
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 2017 - March 2018
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 2018. 
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 2017 - March 2018
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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January
Cape Town Minstrel Carnival
Date: 1-2 January 2018
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 South Africa CSA
Date: 6th March - 10th March 2018
Detail: The 2017 Bestmed Tour of Good Hope is a great Western Cape only road tour starting in Paarl taking a thousand riders on a 515km journey through the Cape Winelands. Rent your bikes and rack from Lekker Camper as part of your campervan holiday!
Venue:
Paarl - Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa
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Cape Argus Cycle Tour
Date: 12th March 2018
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.cycletour.co.za

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Cape Epic
Date: 18th March - 25th March 2018
Detail: The Absa Cape Epic is the biggest full-service mountain bike stage race in the world. The 15th edition of the Absa Cape Epic will be as challenging as ever. Local and international mountain bikers will tackle the demanding eight-day adventure through the Western Cape region 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: 23rd March - 24th March 2018
Detail: Cape Town International Jazz takes the stage every year 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

Lamberts Bay Kreeffees - SEE: West Coast Rock Lobster classified 'Endangered', Red Listed by WWF-SASSI
Date: CANCELLED FOR 2017, 2018 details to be announced
Detail: Kreef is Afrikaans for crayfish, and a fees can be both festival and feast. At the Kreeffees, held every March in the West Coast town of Lambert's Bay, you'll feast on fresh crayfish and get festive at rock concerts by some of South Africa's favourite musicians. There's also bungee jumping, aerial displays, a half-marathon, beer tents and more.
Venue:
Lamberts Bay, West Coast, South Africa

www.facebook.com/Kreeffees
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Afrika Burn 2018 Festival
Date: 23rd April - 29th April 2018
Detail: The Karoo desert comes alive for one of the most radical festivals on the calendar. 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!. Drive and camp in the Karoo with a comfy VW campervan to have a lekker nights sleep and cold food and beers at the ready.
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: 24th - 27th May 2018
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: 2nd - 5th June 2018
Detail: The Robertson Wine Valley comes alive with the 13th annual Wacky Wine Festival. Visit the wineries in the area whilst enjoying a festival like eperience with live music, fun events and food pairings. You can camp at Arabella in style with a lekker camper - last year we lay in our campervan sleeping snug and warm whilst other people's tents blew away in the night's wind & rain. It's a must in the Lekker Camper calendar every year!
Venue:
Robertson Wine Valley, Western Cape
https://www.wackywineweekend.com//
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Calitzdorp Port & Wine Festival
Date: 12th - 18th June 2018
Detail: The Klein Karoo town of Calitzdorp is the port-wine capital of South Africa. Its annual port festival, held over a weekend in June, is hosted by the eight wine cellars of Calitzdorp. There's a a historical treasure hunt around the town, local arts and crafts, lifestyle market stalls to suit all tastes, the Port Dance, restaurants, food stalls and and the annual South African boules Championships, plus much more.
Venue:
Calitzdorp , Western Cape
https://www.portwinefestival.co.za/
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July
The Grahamstown National Arts Festival
Date: 30th June - 11th July 2017
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: 25th - 26th July 2017
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 2017
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: 5th - 7th August 2017
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 2017
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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