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Lowveld Events Guide 2020

By Focus Online Team on January 23, 2020

You’re planning for the year ahead and interested to see what’s happening in the Lowveld region this year. We know that as a visitor to the area it can be difficult to find out all the and the hot and happening events. With that in mind, we’ve compiled the ultimate 2020 Lowveld Event Guide. Ready? Let’s get started!

lekkerland carnival

Lekkerland Carnival


Date: 27 – 28 March 2020
Venue: Dullstroom

Although not technically in the Lowveld, Lekkerland Carnival is such a popular event we think it’s worth the 2-hour drive to Dullstroom.

Lekkerland combines live music, comedy acts, dance groups, stilt-walkers and jugglers as well as a large selection of stalls, carnival food and a bar. One of our favourite things about this festival is that it’s family-friendly.

White River Carnival


Date: 3 – 4 April
Venue: Laerskool Witrivier

Step right up for the White River Carnival taking place from 3-4 April 2020! This is undoubtedly going to be a fun-filled family event with a variety of entertainment and food, and even an auction.

For those of you who love to stay active, there’s also going to be a 5km glow run – it doesn’t matter if you walk or run as it’s just for fun.

Keep an eye on the official Facebook Page for updates!

mpumalanga wine show

Mpumalanga Wine Show


Date: 3 – 4 April 2020
Venue: Emnotweni, Nelspruit

Calling all wine enthusiasts!

The 11th annual Mpumalanga Wine Show is set to take place on 3 and 4 April 2020 in Nelspruit and will include over 250 of South Africa’s best wines. If a sophisticated evening of wine tasting amidst like-minded people sounds right up your alley, be sure to buy a ticket before they all run out.

For more information, call 011 482 5936.

lowveld gin festival

Lowveld Gin Festival


Date: 25 April 2020
Venue: Elmswood, Nelspruit
Email: info@lowveldginfest.co.za
Phone: 076 674 5536

After its successful inauguration in 2018, the Gin Festival is set to return for its third consecutive year on 25 April 2020. The fantastic festival features some of South Africa’s most exciting local and international distillers. For more information, read our latest blog on the 2020 Gin Festival.

For more event info: www.facebook.com/lowveldginfest

lowveld markets

BFM at Casterbridge


Date: First Saturday of the month
Venue: Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre in White River
Info: info@bfm2015.co.za

Located at Casterbeidge Lifestyle Centre, the BFM Market takes places on the first Saturday of every month in White River from February onwards.

BFM is a community based market, aimed at supporting small growers and producers to showcase what wonderful products and talent we have on our doorstep.

For the next market go to their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BFMCasterbridge/

Hazyview festival

Hazyview Festival


Date: 16 May 2020
Venue: TBC

On 16 May 2020, Hazyview Mpumalanga will be putting on its very own Festival featuring performances from the now world-renown Ndlovu Youth Choir who reached the final in 2019’s American’s Got Talent. In addition to this awe-inspiring act, there will be food trucks, a beer tent, a farmers corner showcasing local produce and some kids entertainment.

Book tickets online.

lowveld air show

Lowveld Air Show


Date: 16 May 2020
Venue: Nelspruit Airport

Competing for your attention on 16 May 2020 is the Lowveld Airshow at Nelspruit Airport which is fun for the whole family. Expect some daring dives, skilful tandem flying and a host of other entertainment. Keep an eye on their Facebook Page for updates.

innibos 2020

Innibos Festival


Date: 24-27 June 2020
Venue: Nelspruit
Exhibitors enquiries: alison@innibos.co.za
Performances/artists: adelene@innibos.co.za
Website: www.innibos.co.za

One of the most popular events of the entire year, Innibos Kunstefees takes place between 24-27 June 2020. We are excited to see this year’s lineup of live music, theatre performances, literature and artists present their talents at this annual family event.

In addition, approximately 200 arts and crafts and food stalls as well as beer gardens and a designated children’s area. As Innibos attracts over 100,000 visitors each year, we recommend purchasing tickets tout suite!

Vodacom Hippo Hollow MTB Challenge


Date: June 2020
Venue: Hippo Hollow Country Estate

Mark your calendar and join us for an action-packed getaway at the Vodacom Hippo Hollow Challenge. Explore spectacular scenery along the Sabie River during the annual Vodacom Hippo Hollow MTB Challenge held at Elephant Whispers in Hazyview.

The annual race is characterised by lush, unspoilt surroundings with single tracks along the Sabie River giving way to indigenous forests and macadamia plantations, offering views that make this race one not to miss. Last year, the riders even passed through the restaurant at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, giving breakfast goers the opportunity to cheer the cyclists on.

The 2019 Vodacom Hippo Hollow CHallenge has 4 cycling events – a 60km, 40km, 19km and an 8km distance. Runners will also be able to enjoy 4km or 8km trail routes.

lowveld show

Lowveld Mac & Trade Show


Date: 25 July 2020
Venue: 6 Liebenburg Street, Nelspruit

The Lowveld Macadamia Festival is a celebration of the industry, role players, consumers and all stakeholders in the value chain of Macadamias in South Africa.

Performances by The Kiffness and Matthew Gold plus a selection of food trucks, vendors, beer tents and kids entertainment – what more could you want? If this sounds right up your alley, reserve 25 July 2020 from 10:00am. Purchase your tickets here.

Mpumalanga Show


Dates: 26 – 29 August 2020
Venue: Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Enquiries: www.mpumalangashow.com

The Mpumalanga Show takes place annually at the Mbombela Stadium in Mbombela, Mpumalanga. The focus of the show is agriculture, wildlife, forestry, mining and tourism.

Now you know what’s happening in the Lowveld in 2020, we’re sure your next step is to look up accommodation. Conveniently located with comfortable rooms, on-site restaurants and exciting activities not far away, Hippo Hollow Hotel is an ideal option for your trip to the lowveld. Visit our website to make a booking or simply email our team at reservations@hippohollow.co.za.

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