With the warmer days fast approaching, Lowvelders as well as those who are visiting the area, can start looking forward to spending more time outdoors and more time socialising. Although August is well-known for having a false spring followed by more cold days, the chill is most certainly starting to leave us and there are plenty of events happening this month to get involved in. 

12 August – GBV Marathon & the CANSA Fundraiser 

South Africa celebrates Women’s Month in August and there are going to be a few events in the area that will put the spotlight on Gender Based Violence while also giving guests in the town a reason to get out there and get some fresh air. The main event will be the GBV Marathon which is going to take place at Mbombela Stadium on the 12th of August. It will give everyone a good opportunity to get together and raise funds for charities while also raising awareness about the issue. The event will begin at 6:30 am. 

Another event that will take place this month in aid of charity is the CANSA fundraising Safari High Tea. The event will take place at the beautiful Magnolia Restaurant and Cafe in White River, and it will start at 11 am. 

19 August – The Penryn Festival 

The Penryn Festival is one that is on the event calendars of most Lowvelders. This annual event attracts loads of attention and it promises to be a day full of fun activities for the whole family. There will be a tea garden, loads of market stalls, things for children to do, and a beer garden. The tickets to get in will cost R180 for adults and R120 for children. There is limited parking available so park and ride facilities will be available in Nelspruit and White River. 

31 August to 2 September – Mpumalanga Show  

There is a lot of excitement around the upcoming Mpumalanga Show. And since it is happening at the end of the month and over the Spring weekend, attending is actually a great way to kick off the new season. At the Mpumalanga Show, there will be all sorts of things on display, including agricultural vendors, companies working in forestry, wildlife vendors and so many more. The event takes place over 3 days and is well worth the time. 

Although the town is developed and rather urbanised, locals are still very much attached to their natural surrounds. And at the Mpumalanga Show, guests can reconnect with their agricultural roots and enjoy getting back to nature.

If you are headed to Nelspruit this month, be sure to book your accommodation in Nelspruit as soon as you can. Here at Rock View Lodge, we have a selection of self-catering options for you to choose from and all of them will provide you with a really comfortable stay. Our location just outside of town makes it easy to take part in some of the things to do in the area, while getting to also enjoy the rustic peace and quiet that comes from staying well away from the night time city noise. 

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