Africa's oldest open water swimming event
Established in 1924 at Redhouse, the 2015 River Mile celebrates its 91st anniversary in Festival style.
FESTIVAL OF ACTIVITY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
The 91st River Mile takes place at Cannonville slipway (Sundays River) on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th Feb.
Festival entry fee before 1pm is just R20 (kids 10u free). Participants wearing their race wrist bands get free entry. After 1pm entry fee will be R50 per person.
Something for the whole family with entertainment, vendors, food stalls, crafters, exhibitors, displays, Rotary Kids Zone and Castle Lite Beer Garden.
HEINZ WINCKLER - LIVE
Our Valentine's Day special sees top SA singer HEINZ WINCKLER performing LIVE at the festival.
Called by some the 'best male vocalist in the country' with a strong, entertaining and very witty stage personality and presence to go with it, Heinz will probably always be known locally as the first winner of South African Idol back in 2002, but he has a number of other significant notches in his belt including: 4th place in World Idol, Disney soundtrack artist, 3 SAMA nominations, 3 People Magazine Crystal Awards, Once In A Lifetime single release, 6 studio albums and 2 Live DVD’s (out of which he achieved Double Platinum), Platinum and Gold status sales.
THE MAGIC OF LARRY SOFFEROn River Mile Sunday prepare to be amazed as Larry Soffer - one of the best magicians in the world - takes to the stage.
Plenty parking with attendants on site in this tranquil village just 30km outside Port Elizabeth. See Festival Program for further information.
VENDORS, STALL & EXHIBITORS
All vendors are required to apply for sites by completing the Vendor Application Form.
The Rotary Club of PE Sunrise hostsa kids zone with entry at just R40 for the day and under the supervision of the Rotarians. Tickets available on the day only with all proceeds going to charity.
EVENT INFORMATION AND FEES
For more specific information on the events and the entry fees see our Event Info Page.
River Mile t-shirts are available for purchase at the cost price of just R60 - see Merchandising section.
PLEASE NO PETS OR ALCOHOL ALLOWED INTO THE FESTIVAL AREA