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Area (sq km): 1,221,040
Population: 44,344,136
Nationality: South African
Local Name: South Africa
Language: IsiZulu,
Time Zone: +2 GMT
Currency: 1 rand = 100 cents
Capital: Pretoria
Dialling Code: +27
Electricity: 220V/50Hz
Internet Code: .za
Religion: Zion Christian,
Climate: Mediterranean,
Government: Republic
Inoculations: Yellow Fever
Driving: Left
Int'l License: Required
Banking: M-F 8.30-15.30
Major Airports: Cape Town(CPT),
Nelspruit-Kruger (MQP),

OBZ Festival from Cape Town accommodation

OBZ Festival, OBZfestival, takes place in the Observatory suburb nearby Cape Town accommodation. The atmosphere is distinctly Bohemian and always loads of fun. Bars and restaurants all over Observatory and mainly on Lower Main Road have parties, plus there is a street fair, amusement for the children and the OBZlive stage blasts music from midday to midnight.


OBZ Festival

OBZ Festival, once a one day event and now a weekend event, has evolved into a summer event in Cape Town not to be missed when you rent Cape Town accommodation and villas in South Africa. The event usually occurs on the first weekend of December so plan ahead and get prepared.

The weekend activities run the gamut and provide a great time for all. Kids will love OBZkidz. This part of the party for the children has face painting, games and contests. OBZchill features acoustic acts and stretch tents for you to relax.


Within this carnival environment are comedic shows, street theatre and handicraft markets. The main event, most agree, takes place at OBZlive. OBZlive is a stage set up on Lower Main Road where local, national and international acts put on performances to entertain the massive crowds. Here you can enjoy afro beats, rock, pop, ska and reggae. All over the streets food and drink stalls are set to keep you satiated.

Satisfy your appetite for amazing and energetic music festivals at OBZ Festival when you plan a holiday to South Africa and book Cape Town accommodation online with

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