Dundee July Is Here, Bigger and Better


The organisers of the Dundee July Rural Horse Riding event taking place this week end (Friday 14th – Saturday 15th July), have promised a much improved and better event in all aspects of the annual showpiece.

Starting with the Friday activations, the street parade will now take the form of a fully-fledged Carnival. For the first time this year, the event will no longer be confined to the traditional main street through the town of Dundee, ending at the Endumeni Municipality Offices. It will now be a daylong event, starting with activations at Majuba Park, heading to Sibongile’s Freedom Park, where a lot of festivities are lined up, including performances by local and leading artists.

The official Dundee July pre and after parties will be hosted by Village Events at Jobes Nite Life, Glencoe. Tickets are available at Computicket.

On race day, visitors can expect an action packed day full of fun, horse racing, fashion, red carpet activations and entertainment.


The safety and security of all patrons attending the race is of paramount importance to the organisers.

For this reason, much attention has been paid to securing event. The number of security personnel, including guards, police and traffic officers has been greatly increased in line with the growth of the event.

Pre-screening posts have been introduced ahead of the main entrance. The security will be tight including during the evening music event and the public and visitors are urged to co-operate with the security staff at all times.


A free park and ride system will be enforced to overcome congestion of the roads around the venue, in particular the “Orange Groove Road”. Only permit holders will be allowed into the venue. The public and patrons of the hospitality marquees are urged to utilize the Park and Ride system which has been put together with the local taxi association.

The Park and Ride will be at Foch Street. Security guards will watch over the vehicles.

Public vehicles will not be allowed into the venue event during the Evening Music Extravaganza.

In addition, commuters will also have a free taxi service taking them from the rank in town to and from the venue. The service is schedule to run from 8am on Saturday till the next morning.


Only vendors with permits will be allowed to sell their goods including fast foods inside the venue. Those without permits need not even come as they will be removed by security even if they are outside the gates.

Public selling and consumption of alcohol is strictly forbidden and will only be permitted in designated areas. Only hospitality marquees with proper licensing are allowed to serve alcohol.


The Department of Sport Recreation would like to show appreciation to the following sponsors:

Amathole Funerals and Village Events: R300 000;

Ithala Bank: R100 000

KZN Gaming and Betting: R75 000

Orange Grove Dairy: R50 000.

Hollywood Bets: R50 000

Other partners: Umzinyathi District Municipality, Endumeni Municipality, Rural Horse Riding Association, KZN Department of Arts and Culture, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Coastal Horse Care Unit, KZN Fashion Council, Gold Circle, Ukhozi FM and Isolezwe.


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