Events OnThe North Coast

The iBeach Xperience offers great South African music on the beach, at the Dokodweni Lagoon in Mandeni – definitely an event to diarise. For all you adrenalin junkies, the Ballito Pro surfing event is a must, featuring free music concerts and a lifestyle festival. KwaDukuza comes to life at the annual King Shaka Day celebration, providing the perfect backdrop for learning a bit of zulu culture and heritage. Also take in the splendour and festivity of numerous Kavady festivals held in April each year in Shakaskraal, Tinley Manor, Stanger and Darnall, a great opportunity to take in Indian Culture.

The North Coast is jam-packed with events throughout the year, so squeeze every drop of fun out of your visit. If adventure is your game, there’s a long list of thrilling activities to get your blood racing. Or if it’s a relaxing holiday you’re after, tidal pools and cultural attractions will keep you entertained.

JANUARY
• Summer Beach Festival, Willard & Salt Rock Beach
MARCH – APRIL
• Tugela River Raft Race, Mandeni
• Easter Beach Festival, Willard & Salt Rock Beach
• Soap Box Derby, Ballito
JUNE – JULY
• Ballito Pro, Willard Beach Ballito

SEPTEMBER
• King Shaka Day Celebration, KwaDukuza
• Dolphin Coast Ultra Walk, Ballito
NOVEMBER
• Dolphin Coast Christmas Fair, Collisheen Estate Ballito
• Lions Fun Car Rally, Ballito
DECEMBER – JANUARY
• Matric Rage, Ballito
• Dolphin Coast Summer Festival, Ballito & Blythedale
• iBeach Xplosion, Dokodweni Lagoon
• New Year’s Eve Street Party, Ballito