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27 May – 5 June 2016

Welcome to the Royal Show!

The Royal Show is Africa’s largest mixed agricultural show, and also boasts an extensive entertainment programme and a broad mix of public-interest exhibits.

You are invited to submit your application for exhibition space at the 2016 Royal Show, from 27 May to 5 June.

Please note: as the Ukhozi FM concert will not be taking place in 2016, the Royal Show will be fully operational for the 10 days of the Show, giving exhibitors an additional day of trading.

Download Royal Show Exhibitor Application Form Here

Please read the notes on page 2 before completing the form.

On completion, please return page one only.

Please note:

  • The Society is only able to consider fully completed application forms.
  • Whilst we will endeavor to meet specific requirements, this cannot be guaranteed.
  • Submission of the application does not constitute a binding agreement.
  • Every effort will be made to acknowledge and respond to your application within 14 working days of receipt.

Should you have any queries, please contact our office on 033 345 6274 or email

Application forms can be returned to:

Fax: 086 530 0679 or 033 394 3540
Mail: PO Box 12158, Dorpspruit, 3206
Delivery: The Admin Office, Royal Showgrounds, Howick Road, Pietermaritzburg

Show Details

Dates of Show

Friday, 27 May to Sunday, 5 June 2016;


Public parking (controlled by Voortrekker High School) is available:

  1. in the grounds of the Voortrekker High School off Howick Road beyond the Members’ parking area every day of the show,
  2. on Wednesday, 1 and Thursday, 2 June for buses only at Townhill Hospital; access off Hyslop Road.

Car Watch will be in attendance.

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We are currently working on an exciting Entertainment program for the 2016 Royal Show.



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