The allure of April: Six events you don’t want to miss

Iron Man South Africa

The 2014 Iron Man South Africa will start off at Hobie Beach in Port Elizabeth and push participants to their limits with a 3.8 km swim, 180.2 km bicycle ride and 42.2 km run. The first participants will begin their swim at 06h30 on 6 April, and the official cut-off for the last team is at midnight. If you are a keen sportsman or simply inspired by seeing others push their bodies to its ultimate potential, this is one event you will not want to miss.

Date: Sunday, 6 April 2014
Venue: Hobie Beach, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

AfrikaBurn

AfrikaBurn allows you to become a resident in Tankwa Town, a community built on the imaginations of those who seek a world where freedom of expression is a given and dreamers are praised for believing they can achieve anything. Bring the wildest facets of your imagination and help build the perfect town with creative decorations and unique costumes. If you are roadtripping to AfrikaBurn, you may want to hire a camper van to add your bit of flair to Tankwa Town.

Date: 28 April – 4 May 2014
Venue: Tankwa Karoo, Northern Cape

Afrika Burn festival

South Yeasters Summer Festival

The annual South Yeasters festival is the magical place where all craft and micro brewing folk gather to taste each other’s beer. With more than 40 brewers showcasing over a thousand beers, this is easily any beer enthusiast’s dream festival.

Date: 6 April 2014
Venue: SAB Newlands Oval, 3 Main Road, Cape Town

Colour Festival

Durban is hosting its own Colour Festival at the Harlequins Sports Club this year and promises to bring an electronic dance music party that supersedes all others. Incorporating the brightest colours and celebrating our rainbow nation, Durban plans to make this a truly memorable event.

Date: 5 April 2014
Venue: Harlequins Sports Club

Colour festival Durban event

Botrivier Barrels & Beards

This is the one wine festival that celebrates the hard labour that goes into making wine. Each year over the harvesting period, winemakers work their fingers to the bone making wines that we as a nation can be proud of. As tradition stands, winemakers do not shave for the duration of the harvest and come together to celebrate their wines together with their post-harvest beards at the Botrivier Barrels and Beards event. If you hire a 4×4, you can tackle the Overberg terrain for an extra bit of adventure over the weekend.

Date: 5 April 2014
Venue: Anysbos Farm, Swartrivier Road, Botrivier

Botrivier barrels and beards event

Ependymoma Day

Ependymoma Day raises awareness of this rare disease that plagues children and adults worldwide. At Lappies Park, hundreds of beautiful butterflies will be simultaneously released to honour those who have suffered or are suffering from the disease. Be a part of this special day and do your part by purchasing a couple of butterflies and releasing them into the Johannesburg skies.

Date: 18 April 2014
Venue: Lappies Park, Concourse Crescent, Lonehill, Johannesburg

butterflies for Ependymoma day

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