By Otsile Kadiege
Msinga Driftkhana is an annual motorsport event which is hosted in the rural area of Msinga, KwaZulu-Natal by founder Smanga Mabaso. Now in its 12th anniversary, the popular motorsport event has evolved into a project that has significant impact in domestic tourism, arts development, job creation, economic participation, youth development and elite sport promoter in rural areas. Msinga Driftkhana has directly given opportunities and financially benefited local artists & creatives, local traders, local accommodation establishments and local transport industries among others.
The main attraction is of course car spinning and drifting. Organizers have confirmed the introduction of show and shine exhibitions. Volkswagen Polo and Minibus Taxi drivers are encouraged to attend and showcase their vehicles. The most well-looked after and cleanest Polo and taxi will each receive a cash prize of R3 000 with the runner up and cars in the final podium spot each driving away with R2 000 and R1 000 respectively.
Between the show & shine and spinning, patrons will be treated to performances from various traditional women led traditional music and dance groups, amabhinca and traditional dance (indlamu) groups.
The day will conclude with a Music Festival at the same venue featuring Dladla Mshunqisi and other well-known and local artists. On the 24th September, the weekend will close with a picnic at Merthley Lake in Greytown from 10 am. The family fun day will have jumping castles, live entertainment, boat rides, camping, and quad bike rides.
Tickets are now available through Computicket as follows:
Main event: R200 (adults), VIP – R800, VVIP – R1 600, Kids – R100 (u/12)
Picnic at the lake – R100, R50 (kids)
Weekend pass – R250, R100 (u/12)
Suites (main event) – R35 000
Accommodates 20 persons and comes with meals (lunch and dinner), champagne, soft drinks, parking, snacks, permission to stock own beverages and food. Limited accommodation is available at Siqalo Court and camp site with flush-able ablution facilities and water. For reservations call: 033 493 0918
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