HALF MARATHON AND FUN RUN: 22 FEBRUARY 2020

    • HALF MARATHON AND FUN RUN


    • The 21.1.KM half marathon promoted as the Kruger to Phalaborwa Half Marathon, has been identified as one of the highlights of the festival. The Marathon promotes healthy living, mass participation and appeals to all age groups, cultures, colors & creeds. The race attracts professional athletes across the country and neighbouring provinces. Run Walk For Life Club in partnership with the Phalaborwa Road Runners Association are the official organizers and custodians of the sport locally on behalf of ASA.

      The Event incorporates both 10KM Development Race and 5KM Fun Run and is scheduled for the 22nd February 2020. All races starts at the Bollanoto Information Centre on the road to the Kruger Park (opposite Spar), Phalaborwa
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THE FESTIVAL OF THE FIRST FRUIT (KU LUMA NGUVA) – 15 FEBRUARY 2020

    • FESTIVAL OF FIRST FRUIT

    • This is a Heritage Phenomenon performed by Traditional Leaders at the beginning of the Marula Season and no Mukumbi/ Morula/ Vukanyi drinking can take place before the Traditional Leaders have performed the necessary rituals which usually take place in the various Villages during the harvesting period of the first fruit.

      The official ku Luma Nguva/ Go Loma Morula event will take place Valoyi Cultural Centre, Nwamitwa Village, Mopani District on the 15th of February 2020, this will serve as the official traditional launch of the Marula season in Limpopo.
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  2. LIMPOPO MARULA GOLF CHALLENGE 28-29 FEBRUARY 2020


  3. The Marula Festival Golf Challenge is a partner event for the Limpopo Marula Festival. The challenge attracts stakeholders from all over the country and the province and is a highlight on the golfing calendar. The event is hosted at Hans Merensky Golf Estate, one of the notable professional golf courses in the country and a unique tourist attraction in Phalaborwa with a capacity to host up to 240 Golfers in a single tournament. The 2020 Marula Festival Golf Challenge will be a two-day event starting on Friday, 28th till Saturday, 29 February 2020. MEC’s for LEDET and DSAC as well as the host Mayor of Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality will officiate at these two golf days.
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  5. LIMPOPO MARULA FESTIVAL OPEN AIR CONCERTS


  6. This is a melting pot of a variety of genres combined with live performances scheduled as follows: 21st February 2020 is the Dance Movement concert with the 29th of February 2020 being the Jazz and Gospel genres
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  8. FUN FAIR PARK AND ENTERTAINMENT - 21 FEBRUARY – 29 FEBRUARY 2020


  9. This is an entertainment spectacle for both children and adults, the setup offers from flat rides, ferries and other classic carnival rides. All of this takes place at Impala Park Stadium from the 21 – 29 FEBRUARY 2020. This is meant to promote participation of kids at this time of the festivities and further allowing everyone to get a piece of the marula festival vibe.
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  11. LIMPOPO MARULA FESTIVAL EXHIBITION


  12. This event will be used to increase market access and raise awareness on available Marula products, Cultural and tourism products within the region involving enterprises and cooperatives from Limpopo, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North-West, Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana and Zimbabwe. This will present an opportunity to various Marula bi-products manufacturers, emerging tourism products as well as those cultural product owners to exhibit and sell their products during the four days of the Festival. The exhibition is scheduled for the 24th February until 29th February 2020 at the Phalaborwa Weldevy Park. Limpopo Economic Development Agency (LEDA) has been engaged to partner with LEDET in creating market access for emerging entrepreneurs involved in Marula bi-products, arts, Culture and tourism products.
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  14. LIMPOPO CUISINE ALA MARULA DINNER


  15. As part of discovering the greatness in Marula, the annual Cuisine ala Marula will once again celebrate the diversity of The Marula Fruit by showcasing a Menu designed to bring back local favorites and discover new culinary innovations with Celebrity and Local Chefs collaborating to bring you a veritable food extravaganza. Keep an eye on social media for more information.
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  17. LIMPOPO MARULA FESTIVAL OLD LADIES SOCCER TOURNAMENT


  18. As part of the objective to involve all stakeholders within the Limpopo Marula Festival, a decision was made to include the Old Ladies’ soccer commonly known as the” Vakhegula-Vakhegula”. This is a new inclusion on the Limpopo Marula Festival list of activities that has become a national and international brand promoting good health and appealing to the aged.
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