Half Marathon and Fun Run: 24 February 2018

    • An activity sponsored by LEDET and organised by Run/Walk For Life Polokwane happens annually during the Marula Festival. With entries from all ages and walks of life, the marathon brings together a culmination of healthy living, happy patrons and proud Limpopo people. And naturally, what woulda race be without prizes. The total prize money adds up to – R70,000, with participants partaking in either the Half-Marathon (21.1km), the 10 km Fun Run or the 5km Fun Run. The race this year takes place on Saturday the 24th of February 2018. For entries online, please visit www.entrytime.com (online entries close on the 17 February 2018). All races starts at the Bollanoto Information Centre on the road to the Kruger Park (opposite Spar), Phalaborwa.

The Festival Of The First Fruit (Ku Luma Nguva) – 27 Jan – 17 Feb

    • • 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 this heritage phenomenon. It takes 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 Ha-Matshila Royal Council which will serve as the official launch of the Marula Month in Limpopo. A calendar indicating all the build-up events and activities will be unveiled to the media on the same date.
  2. Golf Challenge – 2 March – 3 March

  3. Golf as one of the side events for the Limpopo Marula Festival has proved to be attracting the relevant stakeholders and thus enhancing the objectives of the festival. The event will still be conducted at Hans Merensky Golf Estate (one of the notable professional golf courses in the country and a unique tourist attraction in Phalaborwa which has capacity to host up to 240 Golfers in a tournament). The 2018 Marula Festival Golf Challenge will be two-day event on Friday, 2nd March for Corporate and Social golf round on the 3rd March 2018. Honourable MEC’s for LEDET and DSAC as well as the Hon. Mayor of Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality will officiate at these two golf days.
  5. Limpopo Marula Festival Open Air Concert

  6. This is a melting pot of traditional and all genres of music live performances scheduled for the 24th to 25th February 2018 for the Dance Movement concert and the 3rd to 4th March 2018 for Jazz and Gospel concert.
  8. Fun Fair Park and Entertainment - 19 Feb – 4 March

  9. This is an entertainment area for both children and adults. There will be a variety of entertainment machines at Impala Park Stadium from the 19th February until the 4th March 2018. This is meant to promote participation of kids at this festival and enhance the objective of the festival of creating a festival to be enjoyed by all age groups. The Fun fair has always created fun and entertainment as well as to encourage youth to be active.