2008 News Archive - Holidays - Royal Show approaches

01 05 2007

The Royal Show is one of South Africa's oldest and most venerated festivals and attracts over a quarter of a million people every year.

Known as the "the Royal" by many, the show runs from May 25th to June 3rd and is a cornucopia of exotic sights and sounds.

Some of the finest crafts from around the KwaZulu-Natal region are displayed in the 13 different exhibition halls, which have 350 stalls between them.

Also included in the show are orchestral concerts, show-jumping, fireworks and a display of vintage tractors which won't fail to impress even the most jaded visitor.

Since being established in 1851 the Royal Show has functioned as a gathering place for friends, families, tourists and farmers.

Called the garden province, Kwazulu-Natal is one of the most beautiful areas of southern Africa.

With a hilly interior and a coast that boasts beautiful unspoiled beaches, the area has become a magnet for tourists.

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