In line with the programmes of advancing South Coast to be the Tourist Destination of Choice the Ray Nkonyeni Municipality in partnership with Eyadini Events will hosts the inaugural South Coast Beach Picnic on 03 February 2018.

Whilst the South Coast Beach Picnic will be bringing together the people of South Coast to celebrate the end of the festive season it is also aimed at putting the local area in the map for tourists as such events do attract people from outside the locality. The South Coach Beach Picnic, which is planned to be an annual event, will bring together families to celebrate in music festival which will feature acts from artists and celebrities that they have never had the opportunity to see performing live. The picnic will not only be about entertainment but will also provide for job opportunities and local business since some services will be rendered by local people. It will also provide a platform for local artists to showcase their talent.

In empowering the local talent, like musicians, DJs, Composers, Entertainment Business Owners and event organisers, the programme will kick-start with the workshop equipping locals and those interested empowering them with skills on how to make a living from the entertainment industry also teaching them on how to make themselves viable brands in this highly contested industry. In doing so, the workshop will deal with critical topics linked to the entertainment such as the following:

  • Music licensing and selling music
  • PR and Marketing
  • Understanding Radio
  • Event organising
  • Live Music and Africa ancient sounds
  • Djing
All those who are interested to attend this workshop are encouraged to book their seats through sending an e-mail to and entrance is free of charge and it will be on Friday 02 February 2018 starting at 09h00.

On the 3rd of February 2018 the main event, the South Coast Beach Picnic will also be held at St. Michaels Beach Front starting at 12h00 up to midnight will feature national recognized and local artists from different genres. Amongst those are Mafikizolo, Cassper Nyovest, Sjava, Igcokama Elisha, Dj Oskido, Dj Tira, Tipcee, Cndo, Distruction Boyz, Babes Wodumo, Dj Sox, our very own Naima Kay, Professor, Dj 101, Dj Mdix, Character, Phuzekhemisi and many more nationally acclaimed artists. This event which will incorporate family fun games like gaming stations for children, digital games, jumping castles and sporting activities such as beach soccer and volleyball. Entrance to this event is also free except that those who will be charged are those who want VIP treatment and those wanting to enter with cooler boxes.

Ray Nkonyeni Municipality is pleased to learn that by 26 January 2018 almost 80% of local accommodation establishments were booked for this particular weekend which attest to the belief that such events do boost the local economy which is mostly dependent on tourism. Local people are also encouraged to support this event.

For more information contact:
Simon M April
Senior Manager: Mayoralty and Communications
Ray Nkonyeni Municipality
+27 72 057 5387 /