10 reasons to get excited for the 2017 Gauteng Getaway show

Posted by Welcome Lishivha on 15 September 2017

The 2017 Gauteng Getaway Show, in association with Mahindra, is around the corner and promises to be an even more spectacular event filled with fun, food, good company with lots of prizes to be won and specials on offer!

The Gauteng Getaway Show is a fantastic excuse to be out and about with family and friends. From adventure to chilling, beer to wine, outdoor camping gear to market-shopping, there’s something for everyone. Here are 10 reasons why we are excited for this year’s Gauteng Getaway Show from 23 to 25 September 2017.


1. Volleyball

There will be volleyball matches amongst South Africa’s best volleyball pros for your entertainment.

There will also be slots where the public can play against each other – challenge your friends to a sunny match.

A game of volleyball at the Gauteng Getaway Show.


2. Travel and Taste Theatre

The travel and taste theatre offers an opportunity to meet famous chefs and get top tips from their cooking sessions (plus plenty of opportunities to taste the food and ask questions). Expect everything from delicious whiskey tastings by Jack Daniels, Barista coffee experiences, GoPro presentations, plus unusual underwater adventures. This year, we’ll also have Deputy Editor, Tyson Jopson, on the stand sharing his best photo tips and top photography from Getaway assignments.


3. The delicious food

Engine 69, the Bohemian Pizza Truck and Pitmasters are some of the food trucks that will be offering some delicious delicacies for the day – for maximum indulgence and pleasure, you are encouraged to bring an empty stomach. The Deli area and various exhibitor stands will offer other artisanal foods too.

Bring an empty stomach for all the delicious snacks on offer.


4. Shopping

Seize the opportunity to shop at the craft fantastic market and deli. Expect nuts, fudge, leather bags, sauces and pestos, clothes and on-trend accessories. Plus, we can promise there will be plenty of great deals on camping gear, caravans and experts on-call with the best travel packages and products around.

Showcasing over 350 exhibits including travel destinations, accommodation, outdoor gear, 4×4 products and accessories, motor homes, caravans and trailers, camping equipment and adventure operators, there is, without doubt, something for everyone.


5. Spend time with family & friends

The Getaway Show is a great excuse to get out and about with family and friends to celebrate the heritage and cultural diversity of South Africa. Take advantage of the great activities on offer and get tickets for everyone at just R80 a person, they will love you for it!


6. Let the kids have their own fun too

There will be plenty of fun for children as well. Have you heard about the Junior Getaway Braai Off? If you have budding campfire chefs, enter the kids into our Junior Braai Off. Both kids and folks get amazing prizes, like a R1000 Toy Shop voucher, a three-person tent worth R1350 from Outdoor Warehouse and much more!

Some of the other best activities include parachute rockets, a paintball shooting tunnel and pedal go-karts. Enjoy the show while guarantee that the kids will also have a great time.


7. Braai with us on Heritage Day at the Getaway Braai Off

Thanks to Outdoor Warehouse, Charka, Food Lover’s Market and Mabalingwe Game Reserve we’ve got great fun in store for this Braai Day.

Entries for the popular braai competition with prizes worth R20000 up for grabs are open. All you have to do to enter this fantastic competition is post a picture of your best braai moment right on our competition page with the hashtag #getawaybraaioff, and tell us whether you’re entering for the Getaway Braai Off Junior, which takes place on Sunday 24 September or Getaway Braai Off Potjiekos Competition, which takes place on Monday 25 September.

Read more about the #GetawayBraaiOff here.



8. Live music and Adventure Area

Thrill seekers are going to love the climbing wall and laser shooting in the Adventure Area. However, amidst all the activity of the show there is also be the chance to chill out. Head to the beer tent and enjoy some great live music from local acts.

​This is also the first time that we are partnering with Waterworld at the Getaway Show. There’ll be plenty of awesome boats, marine engines and water toys to browse this year. Canoe and Kayak World will also have a large range of the latest kayaks and canoes on display too.


9. Enter more competitions

There will be plenty of competitions on the day from gear to accommodation and holiday giveaways! We have some of the best prizes lined up like this all-inclusive package to Ibo Island Lodge in Mozambique, but there’s way more on offer like a R20000 Cape Union Mart voucher and amazing bush escapes.

Read more about this incredible competition here.

Win an amazing beach getaway here at Ibo Island in Mozambique, when you visit the 2017 Gauteng Getaway Show.


Enter to win this competition by joining us at 2017 Gauteng Getaway Show.


10. Getaway Wildlife Photography Workshop

Above all else, the Getaway Show aims to inspire. Join the Getaway Wildlife and Landscape Photography workshop for just R150. This popular one-day wildlife and landscape photography essentials workshop is presented by Big 5 Photos and includes entry to the Gauteng Getaway Show 2017.


Details for the 2017 Gauteng Getaway Show

Venue: Ticketpro Dome, here’s the map.
Dates: Saturday 23 September – Monday 25 September 2017.
Times: 9am – 6pm.
Buy Tickets: R80 per person and R40 for pensioners and children under 12 enter for free.

For further details visit the Gauteng Getaway Show website. Be sure to tag us in your social media posts at the event so we can share them – see you at the #getawayshow2017! 


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