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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.

Show Details

Dates & Times of Show

Opening Time

09h00 daily

Closing Times
Friday, 27 May – 18h00
Saturday, 28 May – 19h30
Sunday 29May to Friday, 03 June – 18h00
Saturday, 4 June – 19h30
Sunday, 5 June – 18h00



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 have an exciting Entertainment program for the 2016 Royal Show. Click here to view…



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2016 Royal Show Latest News

  • Zero to Hero Bike Busters

    Daredevil stunt brothers JC and Daniel De Bruin are back again to wow the crowds with their thrilling stunts. Born to ride, these brothers will keep spectators on the edge of their seats when they push the limits performing some first-of-a-kind stunts at the Zero......

  • Mercury Festival of Fine Living

    This popular celebration of food, wine and home décor is back! Brought to you once again by The Mercury, the Festival of Fine Living is a hall entirely dedicated to dining, leisure and lifestyle, and runs from the 27 May to the 5 June at......

  • SA Boerperd KZN Regional Champs

    Throughout its history, the Royal Show has played an active role in promoting the equestrian disciplines, and provides the general public with a chance to see some of the country’s finest horses and riders in action. This year, the Royal Show will host the KwaZulu-Natal......

  • Getting our Ducks in a Row?

    Or not, as the case may be! In fact, we’re letting our yellow rubber ducks swim free down the Royal Show stream…and it’s all in the name of a good cause! Be a part of the Royal Duck Dash! Sponsor a duck for just R10......

  • It’s a Real Dog Show…

    And we wouldn’t have it any other way! Once again, the Royal Show plays host to man’s best friend, with two days of dog agility trials – a real tail-wagging event which never fails to delight the crowds!   What are Dog Agility Trials? Originally......

  • Kom geniet n middag van Afrikaanse musiek by die Royal Landbou Skou

    Die jaarlikse RSG konsert het n genotvolle instelling geword, en hierdie jaar is dit beter en groter as vorige jare.  Maak seker dat julle dit nie misloop nie!  Gebruik hierdie geleentheid om van ons beroemste kusntenaars persoonlik te ontmoet. Waar en wanneer gebeur dit? Tydens......

  • Just When You Thought it was Safe to go Back into the Water…

    A fascinating new attraction at the 2016 Royal Show – educational shark demonstrations, including shark dissections, by the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board. Leading shark research organisation The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board is a one-of-a-kind-organisation, and is mandated to be a global leader in bather protection against sharks,......

  • How Much Do You Love the Royal Show?

    The Pietermaritzburg Royal Show is one of KwaZulu-Natal’s best-loved events, drawing visitors from all over the province, and indeed, the country! It’s also South African’s oldest agricultural show, and the largest mixed-agricultural show on the continent. Over the years, our annual entertainment programme has afforded......

  • We need YOU to Get #RoyalShow2016 Trending!

    We love social media just as much as you do…so much, in fact, that we’d like nothing more than to see #RoyalShow2016 all over social media channels when we kick off the 166th Pietermaritzburg Royal Show on the 27th May. But to do that, we......

  • Enjoy a Live Symphony with the KZNPO

    With an enticing theme of Morning Melodies, the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra (KZNPO) will present a superb rendition of many of the worlds loveliest and popular classic melodies. Now in its fifth year, the Royal Symphony Concert, is presented by The Royal Show, in association with......

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