If you’re a local Saffa, you know all about music festivals in South Africa.

If you’re an international traveler, South Africa comes highly recommend for a holiday. With its diverse landscapes, great weather, tasty food, beautiful beaches and world-renowned musicians and artists, there’s no reason not to visit!

While you are at it, make sure to check out a music festival in Cape Town, Durban, the Garden Route or Johannesburg.

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Music Festival Calendar in South Africa

Below are upcoming electronic music festivals including techno, house music, psytrance, progressive and more across South Africa including Cape Town, Johannesburg, Garden Route and Durban.

february

31jan(jan 31)11:00 am02feb(feb 2)3:00 pmOrigin Festival 2020Continent:AfricaCountry:South AfricaCity:Cape Town Performer: DJ Tristan, Avalon, Killerwatts, DJ Tsubi, Noir, Oliver Koletzki, Niko Schwind, Dirty Doering

01feb1:00 pm02(feb 2)1:00 amToybox: 8Bit ArcadeContinent:AfricaCountry:South AfricaCity:Cape Town

06feb(feb 6)1:00 pm09(feb 9)1:00 pmJägermeister presents Up The Creek 2020Country:South AfricaCity:Cape Town

08feb(feb 8)1:00 pm09(feb 9)1:00 pmCape Town Electronic Music Festival 2020Continent:AfricaCountry:South AfricaCity:Cape Town

14feb(feb 14)1:00 pm16(feb 16)1:00 pmEquinox Experience 2020Continent:AfricaCountry:South AfricaCity:Cape Town

15feb(feb 15)12:00 pm16(feb 16)12:00 amEden a State of HappinessContinent:AfricaCountry:South AfricaCity:Cape Town

15feb(feb 15)2:00 pm16(feb 16)2:00 amFuture Frequency Festival JHBContinent:AfricaCountry:South AfricaCity:Johannesburg

28feb(feb 28)1:00 pm29(feb 29)4:00 amUltra Music Festival 2020Continent:AfricaCountry:South AfricaCity:Cape Town

29feb01marSexy Groovy LoveContinent:AfricaCountry:South AfricaCity:Cape Town

29feb01marLighthouse Festival 2020Continent:AfricaCountry:South AfricaCity:Cape Town

29feb01marAlien Safari Masqued Ball 2020Continent:AfricaCountry:South AfricaCity:Cape Town Performer: Filterheads, Zzbing, Legohead

29feb01marDreamcode: BlazedContinent:AfricaCountry:South AfricaCity:Johannesburg Performer: Blazy

march

07mar(mar 7)1:00 pm08(mar 8)1:00 amLove & Light MarchContinent:AfricaCountry:South AfricaCity:Cape Town

13mar(mar 13)12:00 pm15(mar 15)7:00 pmBazique Festival 2020Continent:AfricaCountry:South AfricaCity:Cape Town

21mar(mar 21)1:00 pm22(mar 22)4:00 pmOrganik Love Project 2020Continent:AfricaCountry:South AfricaCity:Cape Town

26mar(mar 26)1:00 pm29(mar 29)4:00 pmRetreat Yourself 2020Continent:AfricaCountry:South AfricaCity:Cape Town

28mar(mar 28)1:00 pm29(mar 29)1:30 amGet RealContinent:AfricaCountry:South AfricaCity:Cape Town

28mar(mar 28)1:00 pm29(mar 29)1:00 pmFuture Frequency Festival 2020Continent:AfricaCountry:South AfricaCity:Cape Town

april

04apr(apr 4)1:00 pm05(apr 5)1:00 amInto The Wild | The WoodlandsContinent:AfricaCountry:South AfricaCity:Cape Town

10apr(apr 10)1:00 am13(apr 13)1:00 amVortex Parallel Universe 2020Continent:AfricaCountry:South AfricaCity:Cape Town

27apr(apr 27)1:00 pm04may(may 4)1:00 pmAfrikaBurn 2020Continent:AfricaCountry:South AfricaCity:Cape Town

may

01may1:00 pm03(may 3)1:00 pmEcho Gatherings: Valley of SpiritsContinent:AfricaCountry:South AfricaCity:George Performer: Chrizzlix, Kliment

september

12sep(sep 12)12:00 pm13(sep 13)2:00 amPsymedia | 10 Year Anniversary Outdoor PartyContinent:AfricaCountry:South Africa

december

10dec(dec 10)1:00 pm14(dec 14)1:00 pmVortex Open Source 2020Continent:AfricaCountry:South AfricaCity:Cape Town

30dec(dec 30)1:00 pm02jan(jan 2)1:00 pmModem Festival South AfricaContinent:AfricaCountry:South AfricaCity:Cape Town

Tips For Visiting South Africa

What are the official languages of South Africa?

South Africa has 11 official languages including Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, SiSwati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu.

What electricity Socket is used in South Africa?

230V 50Hz Electricity. Outlets are European Type C Plug and South African Type M Plug. A Universal Travel Adaptor is recommended for convenience.

What currency is used in South Africa?

South African Rand (ZAR)

When is the best time to visit South Africa?

South Africa is a year-round destination due to its varying regional climates. If you’re keen on attending psytrance festivals in Cape Town, summer begins in November and lasts until the end of February, although you can find festivals year-round.

Is Bolt (formerly Taxify) available in South Africa?

Yes, Bolt is available. Click here to claim your free ride.

Is Uber available in South Africa?

Yes, Uber is available.

Who is the best mobile telephone carrier in South Africa?

MTN or Vodacom

Who is the best airline for domestic flights in South Africa?

Kulula or Mango

Which is the best airport in South Africa?

The largest airport is O. R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg although you might want to head to Cape Town International Airport in Cape Town for psytrance festivals.