What To Get Up To In Jozi During Durban July


We hate FOMO at the best of times, but it always seems a little worse over the Durban July weekend. If you can’t make it to the races this year, the good news is that there are still some spectacular events you can attend in Joburg. We’ve got you covered!

Durban July

July In Jozi Presented By World Sports Betting At Turffontein Racecourse

Guess what? It’s already that time of the year again for the uber-glam Vodacom Durban July. There’ll be loads of celebs, fabulous fashion and epic parties – we’re so excited! Oh, but wait… there’s just one thing stopping us… it’s in Durban! Who needs to go all the way to Durban to enjoy Durban July, when you can have your own little Durban July right here in Jozi? Turffontein Racecourse has you covered with their spin on Durban July – July in Jozi. Join in for the glitz and glamour coming your way. Gather your friends and dress up for an afternoon of horses, good food and loads of fun. Contact 011 681 1508, tickets are R 50 – R 10 000 per person and are available at Webtickets. 

Address: Turffontein Racecourse, 14 Turf Club Street, Turffontein, Johannesburg.

Juli In Jozi

The South African Lipizzaners’ Sunday Performances

Date: Happening every Sunday at 10:30.

With all that fabulous fashion on display, it’s easy to forget that the Durban July is actually about the horses. So, if you’re looking for a more intimate horse experience, the Lipizzaners’ performances will get you up close and personal with the beautiful beasts. In a nod to the Durban July, come enjoy a Sunday morning in the country watching the magnificent white Lipizzaner stallions, meeting the riders, visiting the courtyard and even feeding the horses! Also pop into the Lipizzaner retail shop for branded clothing, DVDs, postcards and other memorabilia. Contact 079 716 4792, for further information. Tickets cost R180 per person, get yours here! 

Address: 1 Dahlia Road, Kyalami, Johannesburg.


Lipizzaners and the Viennese Opera Children’s Choir

Date: 10 July 2018 at 19:00.

For one special performance only, the renowned Viennese Opera Children’s Choir, Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen, will be singing with the SA Lipizzaners. This is going to be an incredible treat for music lovers. Contact 079 716 4792. Tickets cost R 150 per person, get yours here!

Address: 1 Dahlia Road, Kyalami, Johannesburg.

Where To Buy Fascinators and Hats In Jozi

What’s a Durban July vibe without some dramatic hats? You know, the bigger the better? Take notes as we’ve hooked you up with a couple of stores to buy hats and fascinators from. You can thank us later!


1. Swan Hats

Simple, unique or totally out-there, every hat here is the true definition of style. If you’re looking to impress and turn some heads, this is just the place to go. Visit their website here to find your perfect head accessory.

Contact: 011 833 1257

Address: 21 Mint Road, Fordsburg, Johannesburg.

2.  Hat City

We’re not joking when we say this is a hat haven with every kind of hat you can think of. Nail your July in Jozi look with the perfect piece from Hat City and you might even have your friends believing you were actually in Durbs!

Contact:  011 833 7735

Address: 204 Main Reef Road, Fordsburg, Johannesburg. 

3. Simon and Mary

Now, we would be amiss if we only hooked the ladies up, so we’ve included Simon and Mary, as they cater for men as well. Super stylish and beautifully crafted, these hats are a great investment that will allow you to slay away! Click here to see what they have available.


Address: 18 Lower Germiston Road, Heriotdale, Johannesburg.

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