100% Phola Picnic

2018-05-29 06:01

NOW in its 3rd year, 100% Phola Picnic returns on Saturday, September 1 at Inanda Dam and Resort.

Central to this coming event is the celebration of Spring Day (1 September), Heritage and Tourism month. The rural setting of the 1000 Hills is of paramount importance in highlighting the overall current strategy by Durban Tourism in that Durban has more.

As event directors of 100% Phola Picnic, we could not agree more with this statement, as to those who visit our city, Durban has more than just the beach, stadium, Ushaka Marine World, Mhlanga, etc. The Valley of the 1000 hills offers a unique visitor experience for the whole family.

Venues like the Inanda Dam Resort, as well as 1000 Thrills (Isithumba), Makaranga, Phezulu Safari, etc. are easily within reach great outdoor lifestyle experiences. They offer great opportunities to interact with nature, accommodation and much much more.

September being both heritage and tourism month, 100% Phola Picnic offers a unique platform to promote the local heritage, which is vastly the Zulu culture as well others that are prevalent in the area. The tourism aspect comes in the form of the great deal of promotion that the event receives which aims to drive both local and domestic tourists to visit 1000 Hills and more specifically Inanda Dam & Resort to experience the 100% Phola Picnic.

Entertainment for the event will not just be limited to what the venue can offer, which is fishing, canoeing, hiking trails, camping, braai area, jungle gym, but we will also have an entertainment stage where top local and household name artists and DJs will perform. A full artist line-up will be announce in a media briefing in July.

Tickets will also be sold from the first of July. Tickets will open at R50 early bird and will be sold at the ticket outlet and at the gate. Local vendors will also be allocated an area to sell locally made products, including apparel, arts and crafts, food and beverages.

The event will be a picnic during the day and end off as a music festival in the afternoon.

Parking, toilets, cash bar, food stalls, VIP lounge, security, etc. is being arranged to ensure a comfortable and safe experience for all those attending the event.

Camping gear, like tents, cooler boxes with cans and plastic container beverages are allowed before 5 pm, gazebos, braai stands & camp chairs will also be allowed.

Accommodation and boat rides can be booked directly with Inanda Dam & Resort.

For additional information, queries can be directed to Sakhile Xulu at 072 390 7278 or via e-mail at sxulu@me.com — Supplied.

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