100% Phola Picnic returns

2018-08-28 06:00

NOW in its third 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 (September 1), Heritage and Tourism month. The rural setting of the 1 000 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 visit our city, Durban has more than just the beach, stadium, uShaka Marine World, Mhlanga, etc. The Valley of 1 000 hills offers a unique visitor experience for the whole family.

Venues like the Inanda Dam and Resort, as well as 1000 Thrills (Isithumba ), Makaranga, Phezulu Safari Park, etc are easily within reach and are 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 tourist to visit 1 000 Hills and, more specifically, Inanda Dam and Resort to experience a 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, a braai area, and jungle gym, but we will also have an entertainment stage where top local and household artists and DJs will perform.

Tickets went on sale from the first of July, 2018.

Tickets will open at R50 early bird and will be sold at ticket outlets 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 will be allowed before 5pm and gazebos, braai stands and camp chairs will also be allowed.

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

Any additional information or queries can be directed to Sakhile Xulu (072 390 7278) or via e-mail on sxulu@me.com — Supplied.

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