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The Blythedale Event Bowl is one of the most breath-taking event venues in South Africa, with 180 degree sea views over the Indian Ocean, where regular sightings of dolphins and whales are an every-day occasion. This unique venue provides a number of incredible opportunities for event organisers, all less than 50 minutes north of Durban.

The Bowl has a seating capacity of 3000 in the grassed bowl and can hold a further 1500 “VIPs” on the hospitality deck, where marquees, bars and kitchen facilities can be erected, all with magnificent sea views and less than 100 metres from the beach. Included on the hospitality deck is an amazing glass-sided coffee shop with 200 square metres of shaded wooden-decking. The car park with a capacity for over 1000 cars, is conveniently located just a very short walk from the bowl.

For weekend events the bowl also offers facilities for up to 4000 campers all set in beautiful forests. The camp sites will offer showers and ablution facilities as well as braai areas and pop-up shops.

There are multi-functional options for event organisers: they can either use the main amphitheatre with its capacity of 5000 for smaller events or the car park which can itself be used as a bowl for events of up to 20 000 people. Car Parks 2 and 3 with a capacity of 7000 cars will be used to service larger events. For conference organisers and wedding planners the Bowl offers a number of exciting and unique options. These vary from hosting conferences on the hospitality deck for over 1200 people in auditorium style, to more formal events in banquet style for 800 guests, all with a variety of different themes and superb sea views. It also provides incredible venue options for weddings and offers a variety of exciting beach locations for the ceremonies and the deck for the receptions.

The Bowl also offers unparalleled facilities for lifestyle events; having already hosted over 5000 fans at the Toyota Warriors in August.

This new facility, with access to over 60 kilometres of mountain bike trails as well as 30 kilometres of trails for runners is a mecca for the sports enthusiast.

An exciting addition planned for next year is the construction of a 4 x 4 technical course as well as the creation of over 10 kilometres of 4 x 4 trails within the Estate. Discussions will soon be underway with top 4 x 4 manufacturers and further announcements will be made soon.

A resort swimming pool is also planned for next year, which will have a pool bar and a sandy beach – a magnificent place to host a beach party!

Looking to the future, a number of events have already either been confirmed for next year or are in an advanced planning stage namely:

The i-Heart Market – North will host their first market day on Saturday 25th November starting at 9am and ending at 3pm. The Blythedale Sports and Lifestyle Festival is planned for the weekend of 19th and 20th May next year. The “Super Naweek Musiek en Familie Fees” hosted by Kurt Darren is planned for the 22 to 24 June and includes music, family activities and camping. And popular demand sees the return of the Toyota Warriors on the 14th and 15th July where camping facilities will be available for the competitors.

The Blythedale Bowl is truly an amazingly unique venue where great memories will be made. For more information on this incredible venue contact Brenda Kayton at: or visit the website at

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