Events in Kwazulu Natal – April / May 2011

Splashy Fen Music Festival 2011: This is the longest-running music festival in South Africa (established in 1990). Each year Splashy Fen brings thousands of people together for what has become the ‘ultimate outdoor experience’. This festival is scheduled for the Easter Weekend (21 – 25 April 2011) in the Underberg in KwaZulu-Natal. This event offers a multi-genre line-up of some of the country’s hottest acts, all the outdoor activities one could wish for, as well as arts and crafts, a wide assortment of food and drink outlets, children’s entertainment, camping facilities and a tent hotel. The focus of the music in the early years was folk and light folk rock, as well as black music styles such as mbaqanga and iscathamiya. In the past few years the focus has broadened to include mainstream and alternative rock and pop, including some of the country’s most popular current acts. Only genuine original music is played at Splashy Fen, and this has played a part in creating a fusion of styles and cultures and a feeling of shared co-existence between previously disparate artists. Wrestlerish, Isochronous, Valiant Swart, Karen Zoid, Boo!, Dan Patlansky and various others are part of this year’s line-up. For more information, visit

Royal Drakensberg Mountain Bike Challenge: This event is held on the 14th of May 2011 at the Alpine Heath Resort in Bergville, Kwazulu Natal. There are races for all fitness and experience levels at this challenge in Bergville. On Saturday registration is from 7 AM to 9 AM (trail run registration closes at 8 AM). Beginners can take part in the 10 km race that begins at 10 AM (R50 a person), intermediates in the 20km race beginning at 09:45 AM (R90 a person). If you are fit and ready you can enter yourself in the 40 km Classic which begins at 09:30 AM (R130 a person). If mountain biking is not your thing and you prefer a good trail run you can take part in the 15 km race beginning at 08:30 AM (R50 a person) or the 15 km Night Run (R50 a person). Registration for the Night Run takes place at 17:30 and the race will begin at 18:00. The night ride is followed by a bring and braai at the Adventure Centre. Salad and rolls are provided. Bring along your own meat and drinks. For more info phone Chris on 072 3861344.

If you are looking to attend an upcoming event, you might also want to check out the Event Tickets category on the Junk Mail website.

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