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Nov 122012

Calendar of Events in South Africa for November 2012

Below is news about what’s on during November 2012 in South Africa; what’s happening in the Southern Hemisphere night sky (Astrologically). Gholfing, Biking, Angling, Photographic, and other events, as well as Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, and so on.  In future this will probably be broken up into 4 separate calendars for Orange Free State, Kwazulu Natal, Cape, and Transvaal.  Click on this link to  → Send me your event details

What’s in the stars this November 2012

What’s happening in the Southern Night Sky this month

Stargazers Deep space Atlas by Wayne MitchellNovember 2012 presents all five visible planets, although only Jupiter and Venus are clearly visible all month long. Mars appears but briefly after sunset, and the planets Mercury and Saturn before sunrise.  See the conjunction of Venus and the ringed planet Saturn on the morning of November 26. The moon eclipses Jupiter on the 2nd of  November 2012, on the 29th November 2012, and again on the 26th December.  On 11 November 2012, Leonid Meteor Shower and a total solar eclipse on the 14th of November between 5:00 – 6:00 depending on your location. See November 2012 night sky in South Africa  with the different astro bodies  and other planets, or have a look here night sky November 2012. Another great site is Kwathabeng for solar and lunar activity.

Click on the image  or link to buy Stargazers Deep Space Atlas

Activity Diary for November 2012

1-2 November

FNB Whisky Live Festival


R185 p.p.

2-4 November 2012

Bonnievale Bonanza Outdoor Family Festival

Bonnievale High School

R100 – weekend

Call 082 921 4463

Parys Dome Adventure Festival

Meteorite Crater, Free State

R80 p.p.

Tel  056 811 4000

Christmas at Rust de Winter

Land Rovers Owner’s Club (LROC)

contact Ilse Bklasa 0861 572 672

X-en-Triek Toere

Oos Vrystaat Avontuurtoer Johannesburg-Bloemfontein

Skakel Conrad Cronje 082 446 3818 of of

3 November 2012

Laborie Lazy Day Market

Laborie Wine Farm,

contact 021 807 3390

Eastern Cape Regional Motocross

Port Elizabeth

Northern Regions Junior Offroad


KZN Hare Scramble Motorcycle Championship

GOC Echo 4×4 Centre XCIC

Diamond Trailers, Fochville

3-4 November 2012

International Kite Festival – Muizenberg

R20 p.p.

contact 021 447 9040

MSA National Supermoto Event


9 November

Photographic Safari

Cheetah Plains, Sabi Sand Game Reserve

contact 013 751 3270 or 086 116 4566 or

9-10 November 2012

Buffelspoort Kersmark

Nederduits Hervormde Kerk Buffelspoort

tel: Rialize van Rensburg 083 469 4359

10 November 2012

Mount Grace Fine Produce farmers Market


R100 p.p.

tel: 014 577 5600

Mc Carthy 4X4 club members christmas Party

contact: Anthonie Coetzee  at

Nissan and Datsun owners converging on Krugersdorp

Krugersdorp Game Reserve

Contact: Nico Pienaar at 083 419 0010 or nico@

KZN Regional Offroad Bikes and Quads Adventure


Family Fun  day at the Ou Trekpad 4X4 Trail

annual AAWDC Cape Interclub Family Fun Day at Melkbosstrand

contact: 082 491 7667

Western Cape Junior Offroad Championship


10-11 November 2012

Getaway Photographic Bootcamp

Kirstenbisch Bitanical Gardens, Cape Town

R1650 p.p incl lunch

Tel 021 530 3215,

14-18 November 2012

Rallye Raid Roof

Maluti Mountains, Lesotho

15-17 November 2012

Cherry Festival – Ficksburg

Ficksburg Showgrounds

R40 – R60 p.p

contact 051 933 6486

15-18 November 2012

Bierfest (Beer Festival) – Durban

Suncoast casino, Marine Parade

R70 p.p.

contact 074 1938 160

16-18 November 2012

Road hog Motorbike Rally – Hartebeespoort

Zanandi Club, Hartbeespoort

R150 – R180 p.p. includes campsite and token

contact 083 453 1476

17 November 2012

GOC Echo 4×4 centre XCIC

Year end function

17-18 November 2012

Dirtopia, Mountain Bike race – Stellenbosch

Delheim farm

R50 – R100 p.p.

contact 021 884 4752

Skydive for Rhinos Event

Skydive Rustenburg

contact Mike Rumble (African Conservation Trust volunteer) at 082 926 3591 or

to be an ambassador contact   or register at

22 November – 1 December 2012

Platinum Kersmark

Rustenburg Christmas Street Market

Ria van Wyk 014 533 3439

24 November 2012

Open your heart at Rhino Park

Mc Carthy 4X4 club charity project at Vita Nova Centre

Contact: Anthonie Coetzee at

Border Regional Enduro

ELMCC Enduro

25 November 2012

Toy Run Charity Motorbike Rally

Toyrun website for starting and ending places in your area; Gauteng, Cape Town, etc.

26 November 2012

Eastern Province Regional Enduro


30 November 2012

Mapoglilly Festival – Roossenekal

Mapochs gholfclub

R60 p.p.

contact 013 273 7123

1 December 2012

Travel and Wildlife Photography

Kelway Hotel, Humewood, Port Elizabeth

Christmas Craft Markets Boksburg

Bokkie Park
072 713 3332

8 December

Eastern Cape Regional Motocross

Port Elizabeth fun day

10 December 2012

Namib Desert Run

tel 011 782 5521

15 December

Travel and Wildlife Photography

Kwazulu Natal – contact Lynette 021 530 3215 at Getaway or e-mail:


Fishing-, Angling- Calendar; Hengel-, Visvang- Kalender November 2012

2-3 November

Onze Rust Hengelkompetisie

Krugersdrift dam, Bloemfontein

R120 p.p.

contact Jaco Richards 082 465 4177

3 November 2012

Handhawer/MG Baits/Pesci 4 Species Fishing Bonanza

Draaifontein, Vaal dam

R100 p.p.

Enquiries: Laerskool Handhawer 016 421 3967 or Vincent 076 740 5548

3-4 November 2012

Bank Angling Overnight Fishing Competition

Docrats Angling Club, Chelmsford Dam

R200 p.p.

Shane Singh 083 564 4904

10 November 2012

Carp Competition

Hervormde Kerk Bronkhorstspruit

Vlookop dam op Groblersdal pad net buite Bronkhorstspriut

R120 p.p.

Navrae: Manie 083 271 6939

10-11 November 2012

Klipfontein 3 spesie visvang Kompetisie

Vryheid Ligtegerei Bootklub

R150 p.p.

Navrae: Phillip 083 220 9101

23-24 November 2012

Gesinshengel Deurnag Derby

vanaf Plettenbergbaai to Stilbaai (Jongensfontein) aangebied deur Sedgefield Laerskool

R40 p.p.

Navrae: Riaan 044 343 1688 of 072 239 3286

23-25 November 2012

Musselcracker Angling Club – Aliwal N orth, Go Big 2 in 1

Sterkwater, Rouxville

R250 p.p.

Dimitri 083 642 5164

24 November 2012

Sterling Moddervis Bonanza


Skakel: Theunis 073 161 6341

24-25 November 2012

Hamburg Bonanza

Hamburg River

R200 p.p..

Contact Spoorie 082 947 6321

30 November – 2 December 2012

Adrenalin Vaaldam Bonanza

phone Chris Schutte 082 440 5398


Gholf Days and Competitions

6 November 2012

Swing for Charity Gholf Day

Blue Valley Golf and Country Club

R300 per team

RSVP Jacolien Ackerman – or 083 635 7023

 29 November – 2 December

Nedbank Gholf Challenge (NGC) at Sun City

Book your ticket at Computicket or Sun City

30 November

Christmas Nigh Market, Stellenboesch

Oude Libertas Stellenbosch

contact: 021 886 8514 contact: or check:

30 November – 23 December 2012

Canon SA Expo, Johannesburg

Sandton convention centre

Magic of Bubbles, Franschhoek

Champagne Festival at Franschhoek Hugenot Monument


Other interesting things you may want to look out for in November

The rare Gordonsbay Puncushion  (Speldekussing) Leucospermum bolusii flowers from November till December, found only on the mountain in Gordonsbay.


Specials and Competitions

Meerendal Boutique Hotel competition

Meerendal Wine Estate

tel: 021 975 1655

 Holiday Specials

Lory Park Zoo School Holiday Programme

R150 p.child incl lunch

011 315 7307

Table Mountain Sunset Special

R102.50 p.p. R50 p.child


Coming up or check out

Adventure Guide of South Africa–  go to their websites for more info

Land Rover Expedition

Cruiser Club saamtrek


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