Events in October

Have you ever wondered which events in October to visit or what to do and see when living in South Africa? Here are some of the best festivals and events in October in South Africa.

In our listing below we have included the most popular South African events for all provinces. These events are listed with links to event organisers so you can get more information and find out where to buy tickets.

Enjoy these great South African festivals and if you like this page, please spread the word and share with your family and friends.

What's on in South Africa?
October 2017

Hermanus Whale Festival

29 September - 1 October 2017

Hermanus/Western Cape

Whale Festival. Annual enviro-arts festival with entertainment for the whole family. More.

29 September - 8 October 2017

Mangaung (Bloemfontein)/Free State

Macufe Arts Festival. Mangaung African Culture Festival with international performers. More info

Aardklop Festival

2 - 8 October 2017

Potchefstroom/North West

Aardklop National Arts Festival. Visual arts and theatre Festival. More info

Cape Town Buskers Festival

5 - 8 October 2017

Cape Town/Western Cape 

First International Cape Town Buskers' Festival. At the V&A WaterfrontMore.

5 - 8 October 2017

Darling/Western Cape 

Rocking the Daisies. South Africa's premier eco-friedly music festival on Kloof Wine Estate. More.

14 - 15 October 2017 

Centurion/Gauteng

Pinotage & Biltong Festival in Centurion's Leriba Hotel. More info

20 - 22 October 2017

Robertson/Western Cape

Robertson Wine on the River. Family Entertainment in the Winelands. More info

Mangaung Rose Festival

20 - 22 October 2017

Mangaung (Bloemfontein)/Free State

Mangaung Rose Festival. Visit the City of Roses' and its open gardens. More info

20 - 23 October 2017 

Bedford/Eastern Cape

Bedford Garden Festival. Visit the many open gardens and join the festivities. More info

22 October 2017

Durban/KwaZulu Natal

Amashova Classic Cycle Race. Watch the 106km long cycle race with shorter races and fun races. More info

28 - 29 October 2017

Cape Town/Western Cape

International Kite Festival in Muizenberg. More info


For more events in and around Cape Town this October, click here.

Great South Africa Shows and Exhibition
Events in October 2017

There are many exhibitions and shows that cater not only for trade visitors but also are open to the public. The events listed below provide great insights for all living in South Africa.

20 - 22 October 2017

Cape Town/Western Cape

Cape Town International Boat Show is the only one of its kind on the African continent. More info

25 - 27 October 2017

Johannesburg/Gauteng

RMB Winex at the Sandton Convention Centre. More info

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Disclaimer: This events listing is for information purposes only. You should contact the event organiser to confirm any dates in advance.

Image Credits for Events in October: Image by various events organisers. Other images by SATourism, Shutterstock and own images.


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