Events in September

Have you ever wondered which are the best events in September and what to do and see when living in South Africa? Did you know that September is Heritage Month in South Africa?

Monday 24 September is celebrated nationwide as Heritage Day, so it is a public holiday.  Many South Africans will use the long weekend for exploring the country and visiting family and friends. Also most local schools break up for a one-week holiday over this time. 

Read more about Heritage Day and public holidays in South Africa.

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What's on in September in South Africa in 2018?

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

1 September 2018

Williston/Northern Cape 

Enjoy the many festivities of the Williston Winter Festival - from 30 August 2018. More info.

1 - 2 September 2018

Soweto/Gauteng

Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival. More info

31 August - 27 September 2018

Johannesburg/Gauteng

Arts Alive Festival. International Arts and Culture Festival. More info

5 - 9 September 2018

Cape Town/Western Cape

Open Book Festival at various venues. More info.

7 - 9 September 2018

Johannesburg/Gauteng

South African Book Fair in Newtown. More info.

10 - 14 September 2018 

countrywide

SA National Parks Week. Dates vary according to various Sanparks see more info.

Hilton Arts Festival

14 - 16 September 2018

Hilton/KwaZulu-Natal

Hilton Arts Festival. More info. 

17 - 24 September 2018

countrywide

Cape Nature Access Week with free entry to parks. More info.

22 - 24 September 2018

Cape Town/Western Cape

Afrofest 2018. More info.

22 - 30 September 2018

Cape Town/Western Cape

Magoebaskloof Spring festival. More info.

24 September 2018 

countrywide

Heritage Day Public Holiday. Most museums offer free entry on public holidays. More info.

White Mountain Festival 2017

27 - 30 September 2018

Central Drakensberg/KwaZulu-Natal

White Mountain Acoustic Festival. More info.

27 - 29 September 2018

Upington/Northern Cape

Annual Kalahari Kuierfees. More info.

28 - 30 September 2018

Hermanus/Western Cape

The only eco-marine festival! Hermanus Whale Festival. More info.

Until end of September 2018

Northern Cape and Western Cape

See the amazing flower carpets and visit the wildflower festivals this spring. Read more.


More great events for Cape Town and the Western Cape here.


Great South Africa Shows and Exhibition
Events in September

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

14 - 16 September 2018

Johannesburg/Gauteng

Getaway Show at the Coca-Cola Dome. More info.

29 - 30 September 2018

Johannesburg/Gauteng

The Wedding Expo Show at Carnival City Sun Park. More info.


For more September events in Cape Town

please go to our special page on ExpatCapeTown.


Or go back to our Events Calendar 2018


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