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Tourism Month 2014

 Tourism Month 2014

Introduction 

Tourism Month is an annual celebration held in September to focus on the importance of tourism to the economy of South Africa.

The Department of Tourism leads the celebrations with a number of events.

The National Department of Tourism will be celebrating the 2014 Tourism Month with the theme ‘’Tourism Transforming Lives’’, as identified by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

The theme for the 2014 Tourism Month highlights the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value to the country.

World Tourism Day (WTD) 2014 is globally being held under the theme Tourism and Community Development - focusing on the ability of tourism to empower people and provide them with skills to achieve change in their local communities.  However, South African Tourism (SAT) has modified the global theme to make it more applicable to the South African market. The South African theme for Tourism Month is “Tourism, Transforming Lives”.

Tourism Month is celebrated annually, and is aimed at encouraging South Africans to travel their country and get a better understanding of the fun, affordable and exciting attractions available to them on their own doorstep.

“Tourism Transforming Lives” gives us an opportunity to highlight the positive impact of tourism for ordinary citizens in contributing to:​ 

  • Economic contribution of the sector
  • Job creation in tourism and poverty alleviation and its relation to the National Development Plan
  • Growth of the destination, Investment in infrastructure and the implications of this on domestic tourism and ultimately the economy
  • The Sho’t Left marketing campaigns for Local travellers. 

Tourism South Africa has more information on tourism in South Africa. 

Tourism authorities in the provinces 

Related links 


​​Tourism Month Programme of Events - 2014
​​26 August 2014 Media launch
​Theme: Tourism - Transforming Lives​
Programme Director: Leanne Manas​
Venue:​ The Canteen Restaurant - Arts on Main, Maboneng​
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​2 September 2014 Public Lecture​
Theme:​ ​Sustainable Tourism in Democratic South Africa transorming lives
​Programme Director: ​Ms Taubie Motlhabane (UNISA)
Venue:​ ​UNISA Kgorong auditorium
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​26 September 2014 Business Breakfast and Welcome Dinner
​Theme: ​Tourism Transforming Lives (focus on SMME's and their role in growing tourism)
​Programme Director: ​Director General Mr K Makhubela
​Venue: ​Protea Hotel, Upington
​Venue for gala: ​Naftali, Kanoneiland (25km outside Upington)
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​27 September 2014 World Tourism Day Celebrations
​Theme: ​Tourism and Community Development
​Sub-theme: ​Tourism Transforming Lives
​Event description: ​​​The National Department of Tourism in partnership with the Northern Cape Department of Finance Economic Development and Tourism and the Northern Cape Tourism Authority hereby invites you to the World Tourism Day Celebrations hosted as follows:"
Time: 09:00 Tour to the Pan
16:30 - 18:00 Formal program
RSVP by the 22 September 2014 to
Ms.Christelle Du Plessis,  Tel: 053 830 4879, Fax: 086 594 3222, Email: cduplessis@ncpg.gov.za
or
Marian Thomas, Tel: 053 832 2657, Fax: 086 594 3222, Email: marian@experiencenortherncape.com
​Venue: Hakskeenpan, Northern Cape (-26° 49' 31.07", +20° 12' 28.72")
​Programme Director: ​TBC
  

​​Tourism Month Events Calendar ​​
Western Cape Province Events ​
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​​Event Name: Cape Floral Kingdom Expo​
​Event description: Mega Park. The Cape Floral Kingdom Expo is an initiative of passionate stakeholders in the world renowned Cape Floral Kingdom, embracing the total biodiversity and endemism of the Fynbos, Renosterveld, Fynbos thicket, Afromontane forest and Succulent Karoo (of the Little Karoo) of the Western Cape Province. Contact: +27 (0)28 424 1716 / www.capefloralkingdom.co.za net for more information.
​Location: ​Mega Park, Bredasdorp
​City: Bredasdorp​
​Date: 28-31 August 2014​
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Event Name: ​​Wine Whales and Music
Event description: ​Spectacular whale viewing with fabulous wines, and incredible music. Join us on our famous weekend with Malané Hofmeyr-Burger on flute, Peta Ann Holdcroft on cello, Marjan Vonk on viola and Irina Tsonif and Ivo Ivanov on violin for a musical weekend with wines from the Overberg region, and sign up for a chocolate workshop with chocolatier, Richard von Geusau. Contact: +27 (0) 21 422 4522 / info@dehoopcollection.co.za for more information
Location: ​De Hoop Collections
City: Bredasdorp - De Hoop Nature Reserve​
Date:​ 5 September @ 14h00 - 7 September @10h00​
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​Event Name: Agri Mega Week
​Event description Agri Mega Week 2014 takes place form Wednesday, 17 to Saturday, 20 September 2014 at Mega Park, Bredasdorp in the beautiful Overberg region. The theme for Agri Mega Week 2014 is Focus on Africa, and various Africa - representatives are expected. Contact: +27 (0)28 424 1716 / www.agrimega.co.za net for more information.
​Location: Mega Park, Bredasdorp​
​City: Bredasdorp​
​Date: 17-20 September 2014
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​Event Name: Heritage Day at De Hoop
Event description:​ ​Join us for a Heritage Day Celebration with a cook off competition, some old fashioned boeresport, and some artisan beer and cider tasting!  Contact: +27 (0) 21 422 4522 / info@dehoopcollection.co.za for more information
​Location: De Hoop Collections​
​City: Bredasdorp - De Hoop Nature Reserve​
​Date: 24 September 2014​
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​Event Name: Dance of Light Photography
​Event description: The talented Nicole and Eric Palmer will help you discover the many facets of the beautiful De Hoop Nature Reserve through a lens! Contact: +27 (0) 21 422 4522 / info@dehoopcollection.co.za for more information
​Location: De Hoop Collections​
​City: Bredasdorp - De Hoop Nature Reserve​
​Date: 29 September @ 14h00 - 3 October 10h00​
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​Eastern Cape Province Events ​​​
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​​Event Name: Arts Journey
Event description: ​The Arts Journey represents the "Creative Collective" of Nelson Mandela Bay. It was established to collectively market the extensive Arts Venues and creative talent found in Nelson Mandela Bay in which now forms part of the National Arts Festival. Contact: +27 (0)72 379 5933 for more information
Location: ​Centrall Hill
​City: Port Elizabeth​
Date: ​1 September 2014
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Event Name: Fairview Racecourse Horseracing
Event description: ​Port Elizabeth has two major horseracing racecourses, namely Arlington and Fairview, which is managed and maintained by Phumelela East Cape. Racing takes place at either course every Friday afternoon.
Contact: +27 (0)41 372 1859 for more information (Karin Le Roux ).
Location: ​-
City: ​Port Elizabeth
Date: ​ 5, 8, 12 , 19 and 26 September 2014​
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Event Name: Lilizela Awards
Event description: ​Setting the standard for global excellence, rewarding those who strive for perfection and spurring arrivals growth and destination competitiveness, the 2014 edition of the Lilizela Awards is taking place in September. Contact: +27 (0)43 705 4400 for more information (Keketso Kostile).
Location: Port Elizabeth
City: Port Elizabeth
Date:​ ​9 September 2014
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Event Name: Momentum STI Umngazi Pondo Pedal MTB Adventure
Event description: ​The Momentum STI Umngazi Pondo Pedal ADVENTURE means Adventure for the whole family. Situated in the lush, indigenous surroundings of the breathtaking Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape, award winning Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa offers the opportunity of cycling along one of the most beautiful, unspoilt coastlines of the South African coast. Go to www.pondopedal.com
Location: ​20 kilometres south of Port St Johns, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape
City: ​Umngazi River Mouth, 20 kilometres south of Port St Johns
Date: ​10-14 September 2014
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Event Name: ​Baviaanskloof Trail Run
Event description: ​Run with legends - Baviaanskloof Trail Run is a 40km single day trail run held in the wilderness area of the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve. The route, entirely on track and rough trail, takes runners over some of southern Africa's most inhospitable and rugged terrain, through area inhabited by two of Africa's most feared dangerous game, the Black Rhino and the Cape Buffalo. This unique event is hosted by Eastern Cape Parks. Become a legend of the Baviaanskloof. This single day event starts and finishes at Geelhoutbos on the western side of the Baviaanskloof and covers a distance of approximately. Contact: +27 Evie on +27 (0)41 581-6307.
Location: ​Baviaanskloof
City: ​Port Elizabeth
Date: ​13 September 2014
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Event Name: 2014 Urban Run
Event description: ​Nelson Mandela Bay Urban Run is a free running inspired multi-disciplinary foot race. Zports introduced the Urban Run concept to Nelson Mandela Bay as a charity event and a means to bring people back to the city CBD to witness the urban renewal which has transformed our historic city in recent years. The event offers a challenging, yet exciting, way to get to know the city whilst pushing every participant’s endurance to the limit, all in a festival atmosphere for participants and spectators alike. Contact: +27 (0)41 484 7860 for more information (Michael Zoetmulder)
Location: ​Central
City: Port Elizabeth 
Date: 20-21 September 2014
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Event Name: Mountain Bikers
Event description: ​The hills between Plett and Pe will come alive between the 13th and 16th Sept when this year’s Isuzu Trucks PE PLETT tackles a brand new route. Contact: +27 (0)41 581 5335 for more information (Landi).
Location: ​Plett
City: ​Port Elizabeth
Date: ​13-16 September 2014
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Event Name: Spring Festival
Event description: ​Celebrate Spring with the Hogsback Garden Club and visit their beautiful gardens. There are a wide variety of exotic plants such as rhododenrons, azaleas, irises, and trees such as Japanese Cherry, Japanese Maples, Tulip Tree, and Dogwoods. There are also indigenous forest trails to explore and waterfalls to discover. Contact: +27 45 962 1174 for more information.
Location: ​Hogsback 
City: ​Hogsback 
Date: ​24 September 2014
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Event Name: Port St Francis Calamari Classic Festival
Event description: ​For 17 years golfers and bowlers have been participating in the annual Calamari Classic in St Francis Bay. Since last year the sporting program has been extended with a two day doubles squash tournament and includes a sports day at Port St Francis. Contact:  Amanda on +27 (0)42 294-0121 for more information.
Location: ​Port St Francis Bay
City: ​Port St Francis
Date: ​25-27 September 2014
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Event Name: Camdeboo Rally
Event description: ​Come and join us for a rally week to remember with the Harley-Davidson Club of Cape Town. The rally will take place in the town of Graaff Reinet. There will be warm hospitality, rock ‘n roll, fantastic outrides, the journey and most all, the freedom.
Location: ​Town Hall and Angel Park
City: ​Graaff Reinet
Date: ​26-27 September 2014
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Event Name: Northern Arts Festival
Event description: ​The annual Northern Arts Festival will be staged at Port Elizabeth’s Van Der Kemps Kloof, located in Bethelsdorp. Bethelsdorp is in the heart of Port Elizabeth and has a unique and colourful history that somehow has been lost through the years. Contact:  +27 (0)41 481-2301 for more information.​
Location: ​-
City: ​Port Elizabeth
Date: ​27-29 September 2014
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Event Name: Mini vs Maxi
Event description: ​The Mini vs. Maxi Tourism Month initiative over the past three years was hugely successful, receiving significant social media coverage (with over 10 000 people following the Mini vs. The initiative was also showcased on Kingfisher FM by the local DJ hosted.  Based on this and the very positive response from vehicle, venue, accommodation and activity sponsors another such initiative for Tourism Month 2014 is highly recommended This year the aim is to involve some national tourism role players (SAT, Provincial Agencies, SATSA etc.) in the challenge and the route will take the teams through the Eastern Cape and will also include a community based initiative One of the selection criteria for the participants is their online following as they will be required to blog, tweet and update their Facebook followers on Eastern Cape attractions and their experiences thereof. The reasoning is that the bigger the following, the bigger the exposure for the province. Contact: +27 (0)43 705 4400 for more information  (Susan Wilson)​.
Location: ​Central
City: ​East London
Date:​ ​September 2014
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Event Name: Steve Biko
Event description: ​Aligned to promoting experiences linked to the Adventure Province brand in line with the brand pillar of Culture and Heritage the ECPTA will promote an experience by offering complimentary day tours to local citizens in the Buffalo City area and surrounds. Tourism sites that are not well known will be highlighted and the ECPTA will increase awareness through a firsthand guided experience.  Front line staff from accommodation establishment reception areas will be invited to enjoy a Steve Biko experience.  This in turn will equip these staff with the knowledge of an experience that they can promote to their guests which can be promoted either as a guided tour or as a self-drive option. Contact: +27 (0)43 705 4400 for more information (Susan Wilson).
Location: East London
City: East London
Date:​ September 2014
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Event Name: Culture and Heritage Awareness Campaign
Event description: ​The Cultural and Heritage sites in the Eastern Cape  are not widely recognized and many of the attractions are unknown to the people of the Eastern Cape in terms of tourism opportunities The ECPTA seeks to create an awareness as to what tourism site exist and what tours encompassing these sites are available.  The ECPTA will identify ten key sites or tours to profile on the ECPTA website and social media platforms.  The ECPTA will also share links to these sites with Local Government. Contact: +27 (0)43 705 4400 for more information (Susan Wilson).
Location: East London
City: East London
Date:​ September 2014
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Mpumalanga Province Events ​
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Event Name: Num Num Race
Event description: ​The Num-Num 2-5 days Trail is situated three hours drive away from Johanesburg,in the Mpumalanga Highveld between Machadodorp and Badplaas. For more info please contact francis@thenum-numtrail.co.za, www.thenum-numtrai l.co.za, 013 256 9263, 082 889 6757.
Location: Machadodorp​
City: ​Machadodorp
Date:​ ​2 August 2014
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Event Name: 60s party
​Event description: ​The annual music festival with the 60’s theme that takes place in Nelspruit. The Sixties Party was conceptualized by a group of young people from Mafikeng in 1998. It began as a costume party attended by revelers dressed in 60s attire and has since evolved to a large-scale, weekend-long event (removed ‘to’) showcasing extreme retro fashion and music. For more informatiom contact: Sam Sekgota sam@molite.co.za
Location: ​Nelspruit
City: ​Nelspruit
Date:​ ​25-28 September 2014
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​Event Name: Selati AfriCycle
Event description: ​Enjoy 7 days of exciting road racing visiting 6 communities en route over 700kms with the longest stage of 140km and climbing from 380m to over 2,000m. Contact: AfriCycle Tours, Email: info@africycletours.co.za, Phone: 0824424988, Twitter:  @AfriCycleTours
Location: ​Sabie
City: ​Sabie
Date:​​ ​September 2014
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Event Name: 2nd Annual Biker Charity Run 2014
Event description: ​Metro FM has partnered with Ziyaphenduka Promotions to host a biker’s charity run in Mpumalanga. The charity drive is geared and intended to benefit 27 charities within the Mpumalanga province, these will be charities valuably contributing to our societies in numerous forms ranging from orphanages, hospices, animal protection programs and feeding schemes and related sodalities. For more information contact Bruce Kgapane at +2782 701 4314 or email: bruce@ziyaphenduka.co.za
Location: ​Nelspruit
City: Nelspruit​
Date:​​​ 5-6 December​ 2014
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 Gauteng Province Events​
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Event Name: Mr. Kgalema Motlanthe Footprints Imprinting Ceremony – Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, Maropeng
Event description: ​As part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site’s (COH WHS) Heads of State and Nobel Prize Winner Footprints Strategy, the site will host former President Mr. Kgalema Montlanthe for the imprinting and permanent installation of his footprint at the COH WHS Visitor Centre. Contact: Thabo Mokhele +27 (0)82 440 3060; mokhelet@gauteng.net
Location: ​Gauteng
City: ​Hekpoort
Date:​​​ ​28 August 2014
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Event Name: Malapa Site Fossil Excavation Infrastructure Launch Event
Event description: ​Post the discovery of the world-renowned Sediba fossils in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site at the Malapa fossil site government (COH WHS Management Authority) invested into world-class infrastructure to protect the remaining fossils, allow for continued excavation of the site and to create a high-end and largely niche-market targeted site. Contact: Adrian Amod +27 (0)84 321 3024; adrian@gauteng.net
Location: ​Gauteng
City: Hekpoort
Date:​​​ ​29 August 2014
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Event Name: Gauteng Getaway Show
Event description: ​The launch of the mobile VIC.  The mobi VIC will be used to encourage locals and visitors to experience the diversity of attractions and experiences that make up Gauteng.   Many visitors are not within reach of fixed location VICs or do not have the means and/or time to visit a VIC in preparation of a holiday trip.  As a result they are not exposed to the many travel opportunities on offer in Gauteng. Contact: Kgomotso Phoofolo +27 (0)82 928 5700 for more information.
Location: ​The Dome
City: ​Johannesburg
Date:​​​ ​29-31 August 2014
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Event Name: Moretele Tribute Jazz
Event description: ​This is a major annual live music event taking place in Tshwane, Mamelodi at Moretele park. The music event pays tribute to South Africa’s legendary musicians and industry luminaries. Contact: Kgomotso Phoofolo,  +27 (0)82 928 5700, e-mail Kgomotso@gauteng.net  or Mputle Dikobe +27 (0) 11 085 2171, e-mail mputle@gauteng.net for more information
Location: ​Moretele Park, Mamelodi in Pretoria
City: ​Tshwane
Date:​​​ ​30 August 2014
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Event Name: Soweto Wine Festival
Event description: ​The festival provides a platform for brands to come to life and offer value to the thousands of stylish visitors that make this their annual event on the calendar. Contact: Kgomotso Phoofolo +27 (0)82 928 5700 or Mputle Dikobe +27 (0) 11 085 2171, e-mail mputle@gauteng.net for more information.
Location: ​Soweto Campus, University of Johannesburg
City: ​Soweto
Date:​​​ ​4-6 September 2014
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Event Name: Standard Bank Joy of Jazz
Event description: ​The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz is recognized as one the country’s foremost jazz event and Gauteng’s most prestigious festival that unites the cream of South African musicians with the best that the world has to offer. Focusing on a variety of jazz styles, the festival has been able to attract over 24 178 jazzaphiles to Gauteng. Contact: Kgomotso Phoofolo +27 (0)82 928 5700  or Mputle Dikobe +27 (0) 11 085 2171, e-mail mputle@gauteng.net for more information.
Location: ​Sandton Convention Centre 
City: ​Johannesburg
Date:​​​ ​25-26 September 2014
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Event Name: Tribe One Dinokeng Festival
Event description: ​Tribeone Dinokeng Festival is a 3 day festival music festival to promote local arts and culture and provide unparalleled platforms towards showcasing and preserving South Africa’s history and heritage. Contact: Mputle Dikobe +27 (0) 11 085 2171, e-mail mputle@gauteng.net for more information.
Location: ​Cullinan Town
City: ​Tshwane
Date:​​​ ​26-28 September 2014
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Event Name: National Lilizela Award​
Event description: ​The Award ceremony is aimed to identify and reward tourism businesses and individuals who work passionately with pride to enhance the country’s global destination competitiveness. The Award ceremony is aimed to identify and reward tourism businesses and individuals who work passionately with pride to enhance the country’s global destination competitiveness. The following categories are recognised: Invelo Awards, Lilizela, Lilizela Eteya, Universal Accessibility, Minisster’s Award, Visitor Experince of the year, Tourist Guides, B-BBEE. Contact: Matthew Sathekge +27 (0)11 085 2471 e-mail matthew@gauteng.net​
Location: ​-
City: ​-
Date:​​​ ​27 September 2014
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Event Name: Dinokasi Arts and Craft Project Launch Event
Event description: ​After a long training and mentoring programme, and setting up of a co-operative the Dinokeng Project will launch the Dinokeng Arts and Craft shop which will operate within the Dinokeng Game Reserve – Gauteng’s growing and very first and only free-roaming Big Five Game Reserve. Contact: Mmberegeni Mashige +27 (0)82 921 3882; mmberegen@gauteng.net
Location: ​Gauteng
City: ​Hammanskraal
Date:​​​ ​September 2014
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Event Name: Constitution Hill Vega Bursary Gifting Cocktail Event
Event description: ​In partnership with Gauteng Tourism the Constitution Hill (ConHill) briefed the Vega School of Brand Leadership to develop conduct research and develop a Brand Strategy for ConHill, one Joburg’s iconic Heritage Sites and home of the Constitution Court. The Event will see the gifting of a R50 000 bursary to a top-performing historically disadvantaged Vega student that formed part of the groups developing the Brand Strategy for the old infamous Number Four Prison. Contact: Mmberegeni Mashige +27 (0)82 921 3882; mmberegen@gauteng.net
Location: ​Gauteng
City: ​Johannesburg
Date:​​​ ​September 2014
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Event Name: Sho’t left campaign
Event description: ​Roll out of Sho’t left campaign that will include ATL implementation , Social Media and Communications once concept is finalised. Contact: Kgomotso Phoofolo +27 (0)82 928 5700.
Location: ​UJ
City: ​Johannesburg
Date:​​​ ​1 October - 31 December 2014
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Event Name: Gauteng National Stokvels and Societies Day
Event description: ​The Stokvel opportunity will be used to introduce Sho’t Left to a market that has a high level of available cash and are actively looking for opportunities to invest for their members. The event will be arranged by SAT and will take place at the Thokoza stadium in Soweto. The plan is to promote the event to 25 000 people for a 3 day period that the stokvel group already has as part of their database. The first day will target the low LSM’s which include the youth, the second day will be the family stokvels and last day will be high end LSM’s. Gauteng Tourism will put together packages that will be relevant to all the target markets and participate. Contact: Kgomotso Phoofolo +27 (0)82 928 5700, e-mail kgomotso@gauteng.net
Location: ​Gauteng
City: ​Gauteng
Date:​​​ 17-19 October 2014
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Event Name: Eastern Cape Mall Activations
Event description: ​Malls remain an ideal intercept points for consumer and Gauteng tourism will be joining SAT as part of activating at identified malls in the Eastern Cape. The activations will activate Sho’t Left and communicate the fun of travelling. Contact: Kgomotso Phoofolo +27 (0)82 928 5700, e-mail kgomotso@gauteng.net
Location: ​-
City: ​-
Province: Eastern Cape​
​Date: October - November​
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Event Name: Toll Gates Promotion
Event description: ​Together with SAT, Gauteng Tourism will run a gate promotion at major toll gates. The plan is to partner with products that will sponsor give-aways (discounted redeemable vouchers to motorist who are transiting at all the toll gates). The objective of this promotion will be to encourage motorists and their families to explore Gauteng and also convert VFR travellers into participating in tourist activities. Contact: Kgomotso Phoofolo +27 (0)82 928 5700, e-mail kgomotso@gauteng.net
Location: ​Gauteng
City: ​Gauteng
Date: ​December 2014
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​KwaZulu-Natal Province Events ​
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Event Name: Drakensberg Boys Choir
Event description: ​The Drakensberg Boys Choir performs in the Ken Mackenzie auditorium on the school’s campus. Concerts are held at 3.30pm on Wednesdays. For bookings phone 036 468 1012, or email bookings@dbchoir.co.za. Contact person: 036 468 1012 administration@dbchoir.co.za
Location: ​Winterton
City: ​Winterton
Date: ​3, 10, 17 September 2014
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Event Name: Surfing: Women Challenge
Event description: ​Surfing South Africa is the recognized governing body for the sport of surfing in South Africa and is a member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), which, along with Sport and Recreation South Africa, (SRSA), controls all sport in South Africa. Contact person: 082 454 1149 or info@surfingsouthafrica.co.za
Location: ​Durban Beachfront
City: ​Durban
Date: ​6-7 September 2014
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Event Name: Lilizela Tourism Awards
Event description: ​The Lilizela Tourism Awards were launched in 2013 by the former South African Minister of Tourism, Mr Marthinus van Schalkwyk. The aim of the awards is to recognize and celebrate tourism businesses for tourism excellence, contribution to South Africa’s global competitiveness, growing tourism’s contribution towards GDP and job creation. Contact person: Vikki@zulu.org.za, 031-366 7500
Location: ​Durban
City: ​Durban
Date: ​12 September 2014
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Event Name: Balele 4x4 Experience
Event description: ​Utrecht town in NKZN celebrates its 160th year, during 2014. As part of the September celebrations, we are hosting a 4x4 – weekend on the 12th – 14th of September. Come and enjoy this event in the Balele Mountain range, surrounding Utrecht.
Location: ​Nagenoeg Farm, Utrecht, KZN
City: ​Utrecht
Date: ​12, 13, 14 September 2014
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Event Name: ​Sunday Tribune Jeep Hill to Hill
Event description: ​The Sunday Tribune Hill2Hill MTB Marathon includes a 45km marathon and the full 100km marathon and the 15km Fun Ride which will take place at Shongweni starting and ending at the Polo Club. Contact person: Andrew Taylor 083 447 0697
Location: ​Shongweni Polo Club Hillcrest
City: ​Durba
Date: ​13-14 September 2014
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Event Name: Ballito Street Heroes 2014
Event description: ​In September 2014 will see Ballito once again transform into a motoring Mecca, as the host sponsor KwaDukuza Municipality welcomes back the high-revving, wheel-spinning Ballito Street Heroes event. Contact: info@streetheroes.co.za, entries@streetheroes.co.za, expo@streetheroes.co.za
Location: ​Ballito
City: ​Durban
Date: ​13-14 September 2014
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Event Name: South Coast Tourism Awards
Event description: ​This is one annual calendar event of the year not to be missed Celebrating excellence and commitment, dedication, passion and progressive thinking, these awards will also shine a light on those who work relentlessly and often as volunteers in the name of growing tourism - setting the south coast of KZN as the true paradise of the Zulu Kingdom - 365 day a year most sought after, diverse destination. Contact person: Nikki Tilley 039 6827944
Location: ​Margate Hotel
City: ​Margate
Date: ​17 September 2014
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Event Name: The Witness Hilton Arts Festival
Event description: ​The Witness Hilton Arts Festival is the largest theatrical event of its kind in KwaZulu-Natal. Staged over a three day period on the idyllic campus of Hilton College near the picturesque village of Hilton, just 50 minutes inland of Durban and a mere five minute drive from Pietermaritzburg, the bustling capital of KwaZulu-Natal. Contact person: 033 383 0127 or festival@hiltoncollege.com
Location: ​Hilton College, near Pietermaritzburg
City: ​Pietermaritzburg
Date: ​18-21 September 2014
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Event Name: Adam Tas Optrede
Event description: ​The well-known artist Adam Tas will be performing at Bergsig School hall in Utrecht on 19 September 2014. This is part of the town’s 160th anniversary celebrations. Contact Riana Homann on 082 926 0480 for information.
Location: ​NG Kerk Utrecht
City: ​Utrecht
Date: ​19 September 2014
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Event Name: Durban Business Fair
Event description: ​The Durban Business Fair is the premier and comprehensive business exhibition proudly hosted by eThekwini Municipality. The success of the Fair has resulted in its extension to the townships, rural areas, and secondary central business district. The Fair is one of various innovative programmes hosted by the City’s Business Support, Tourism and Markets Unit to ensure that SMMEs remain an active part of the City’s economy. Contact: 031-311 4500
Location: ​Durban Exhibition Centre
City: ​Durban
Date: ​19-21 September 2014
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Event Name: Balele Braaidaag
Event description: ​Die balele braaidag is ‘n feesdag wat die begin van ons 160jr bestaan van ons dorp vier. Dit val dan ook saam met die SA braaidag wat die ou erfenis dag vervang. Kontak Gerhard 0829242379 vir meer informasie.
Location: ​Utrecht Hoërskool
City: ​Utrecht
Date: ​24 September 2014
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Event Name: Spillers Wharf Heritage Festival
Event description: ​The Spiller's Wharf Heritage Festival 2014 will take place on the 24th, 26th, 27th and 28th of September. It takes place at Spiller's Wharf on the banks of the Mzimkhulu River, and will be a festival of food, culture, music, dance and boating that celebrates the heritage of the South Coast. Contact person: Guy Spiller - 0828822187 guyspy@netactive.co.za
Location: ​Spillers Wharf
City: ​Port Shepstone
Date: ​24, 26, 27, 28 September 2014
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Event Name: Sharks vs EP Kings
Event description: ​The Rugby match starts at 14:00. Contact person: 031 308 8400 or Computicket
Location: ​Growthpoint Kings Park Stadium
City: ​Durban
Date: ​27 September 2014
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Event Name: Port Shepstone Lighthouse Festival
Event description: ​The programme will include beach sports events such as aerobics, a fun run/walk, volleyball, five-a-side-soccer and a tug of war with teams representing their particular heritage. The beachfront will also have various stalls selling food, clothing and traditional goods. Contact person: Jean 082 372 8369
Location: ​Port Shepstone Beach Front
City: ​Port Shepstone
Date: ​27 September 2014
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Event Name: ​Road Running: Ethekwini Township to Township Marathon
Event description: ​The Marathon starts from uMlazi at King Zwelithini Stadium at 05:00 in the morning, to KwaMashu Township, Princess Magogo Stadium. The Township 2 Township Marathon is organised in partnership with athletics clubs in these townships and therefore provides commercial benefit to these host the athletic clubs; namely the KwaMashu, uMlazi and Spar Chesterville Athletics Clubs. Contact Person: Sabelo Bhodoza 073 212 7470
Location: ​King Zwelithini Stadium- uMlazi
City: ​Durban
Date: ​28 September 2014
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Event Name: The Reed Dance
Event description: ​The Reed Dance is an annual event that takes place in September in His Majesty Zulu King’s royal residence at eNyokeni Palace, KwaNongoma, KwaZulu-Natal.
Location: ​eNyokeni Palace
City: ​Nongoma
Date: ​September (date not yet confirmed)
 
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