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CAPULET NEWS:

  1. Capulet proudly accommodated the international TREK Mountain Bike team (riders and support staff) for the 2 week duration of the World Championships event held in Pietermaritzburg in March - for the second consecutive year.
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January
Dusi Canoe Marathon, one of the toughest canoe events in the world that stretches over 120km. The event which begins at Camps Drift near Pietermaritzburg is paddled through two river systems, the Umsindusi and the Umgeni and ends at the Blue Lagoon.
February
Midmar Mile in Pietermaritzburg, the Worlds Largest Open Water Swimming Event
March
Splashy Fen Music Festival in Drakensberg, the longest-running music festival in the country which brings thousands of people together for what has become the ‘ultimate outdoor experience
May
Tourism Indaba is one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar and one of the top three ‘must visit’ events of its kind on the global calendar
 
The Royal Show  in Pietermaritzburg, an Exposition for Agriculture, Commerce & Industry.
 
The Kamberg Trout Festival is hosted annually by the Kamberg Farmers (Kamberg Valley Association) Bells Whisky, and Wildfly.Teams of six anglers fish the beautiful waters of the Kamberg Valley.
June
Comrades Marathon in Pietermaritzburg, the world’s greatest ultra-marathon, 90km. Run between the capital of Kwazulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg, and the coastal city of Durban. This event attracts runners from all around the world.

The annual sardine run - a unique and unexplained phenomenon of millions of sardines traveling up the east coast of South Africa occurring between May to July
July
Mr Price Pro in Durban, one of the world’s longest running international surfing competitions.
 
Sibaya Yearling Sale in Durban, a prestigious Yearling sale of some 200 year-old race horses being sold on site.

Vodacom Durban July in Durban, South Africa’s greatest horse racing event which attracts some 56 000 people.

Midlands Meander Creative Festival in Natal Midlands. This event encourages creativity with a variety of experts in art, craft, writing, drama, culinary art, sharing their experiences and expertise.

The Uprising Festival in Durban. This event forecasts comedy, chaos, mayhem and pure African flavor, all day madness with Durban’s finest musical players mixing it up with the heavy weights of South African underground music.

The Hluhluwe Rhino Classic in Hluhluwe, the third race of the Zini River Big 5 Mountain Bike Series and starts at the Hluhluwe Hotel.

BMW International Polo Series in Durban, against a touring international team, is played in July/August each year.

SA Women's Arts Festival in Durban, this is a showcase for the impact women make on the lives of South Africans.
September
Nedbank Eastern Bridal Fair in Durban, exhibitors will include: Fashion Stores; Jewellers; Beauticians; Decorators; Artists; Printers, Hair Stylists; Florists; Caterers; Luggage; Equipment Rentals; Lighting & Sound pro's; Wedding Services; Photography & Video; Travel & Tour; Law Firms; Medical Practitioners
 
Mont-Aux-Sources Challenge in Drakenberg, A 50km solo trail run that takes place at Mont-Aux-Sources.
October
Pick 'n Pay AmaShovaShova National Classic Bike Race in Pietermaritzburg, one of the oldest classic cycling races in South Africa. The race starts at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall and follows the same route as the Comrades Marathon, finishing at the Suncoast Casino.
 
The annual Garden & Leisure Show, sponsored by the Sunday Tribune newspaper, is held at the Royal Showgrounds in the garden city of Pietermaritzburg. First held in 1974, it is the biggest horticultural and leisure industry expo in the country.
December
Carols by Candlelight with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra in Durban, Tickets are on sale two weeks before a concert through the Information Centre in the Durban Botanic Gardens.