6 great reasons to visit the Gauteng Getaway Show!


The Gauteng Getaway Show is back at the Ticketpro Dome this weekend (4 to 6 October), delivering more than just a jam-packed travel and lifestyle expo. It’s also a fun outing for the whole family and offers enthusiasts edutainment galore. Here’s why you shouldn’t miss it!

Fun for the whole family

Worried that the kids will be bored as you drag them from stand to stand to plan your next holiday? Don’t. With a kiddies and toddlers play area and a variety of adventure stations for kids of all ages, they’ll be begging to stay longer. Virtual reality pods, wacky wheels rides, a parachute ride and putt putt will provide hours of entertainment and excitement for the young and young-at-heart.

Extreme makeover of a bakkie into the ultimate 4×4

Witness a vehicular facelift of epic proportions as the winner of a prize valued at R177 000 has his 2018 Ford Ranger transformed into a custom-built road trip vehicle. Taking place live over the three days of the show, and involving the modification of everything from suspension to tyres, this is an overland enthusiast’s dream come true. Dad will love it!

Live music, beer tent, food trucks and market

Make a day of it! Enjoy free entertainment and a variety of tastes to satisfy your cravings, including an SAB beer tent with live bands throughout the day and food trucks such as Strip Cheese, the Grill Cherrie, Stuff Churro and more. There’s also a market for some retail therapy, offering Qualito Craft Distillery, Rowdy, Spirit Collection and Scampi Braai, to name a few.

Photography workshop

If you’re a photography enthusiast, you’ll really enjoy honing your photography skills with a wildlife photography workshop by Michael Tucker and a landscape photography workshop by Robbie Aspeling, brought to you by Big Five Photography. Attend one for R150 or both for R250 and you get free entry into the Getaway Show. Each session lasts two hours. The first with Michael will take place at 9:30am and the second with Robbie at 1pm, on both Saturday and Sunday. Seats are limited. Book your spot here now, or on Quicket.

Over 150 travel and adventure stands

The Gauteng Getaway Show is renowned for providing travel inspiration, particularly for those in search of adventure on the African continent. This year will be no different with 150 exhibitors providing a one-stop-shop of travel destinations, accommodation, outdoor gear, 4×4 products and accessories, motor homes, caravans and trailers, camping equipment and adventure operators. This is the perfect place to plan your December holiday or making the adventure you’ve been dreaming about a reality in 2020.

Win, win, win!

Your ticket into the Getaway Show automatically entitles you to enter a variety of competitions with the chance to win amazing travel prizes. The two major competitions are a one-week stay in Mauritius for two people, valued at R40 000 sponsored by Getaway Travel. The second is a trip to Madagascar for two people for seven nights worth R56 500, with flights sponsored by Airlink. There’s also a Spin & Win, with the chance to win Cango Wildlife Ranch tours, a Tentco trolley, logbook devices and much more.

Important info

  • When: 4 to 6 October
  • Where: Ticketpro Dome
  • Time: Show times are from 10am to 8pm on Friday; 9am to 6pm on Saturday and 9am to 4pm on Sunday.
  • Cost: Tickets are R80 for adults, R40 for scholars and pensioners, and free entry for kids 12 and under. A weekend pass will cost R120

Visit getaway.co.za for more info. 

Win tickets to the Gauteng Getaway Show!

We’re giving away 10 sets of family tickets (2 adults and 2 children) to the Gauteng Getaway Show this weekend! To enter, simply fill in the form below. Entries close 3 October 2019 at 2pm.

This competition is now closed.

Terms and Conditions

This competition is open to Gauteng residents only. The prize does not include travel expenses. Pictures are only a representation. By signing up for this competition, you agree to receive the Living and Loving weekly newsletter. The winners will be chosen randomly from the entries of individuals that submitted their details on the competition form. Entries open to South African residents only. Competitions are not open to employees of CTP Caxton, sponsors, their immediate families and agencies. The promoter’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into. We reserve the right to forward contact details of entrants to competition sponsors. Prizes are not transferrable and can’t be exchanged for cash. There are no costs associated with redeeming prizes. Winner will be notified by telephone, email or post. All prize values are correct at time of publication. Prizes awarded are the responsibility of the competition sponsors. Winners must be willing to be photographed for possible publication in Living and Loving free of any fee. Caxton Magazines, its employees, directors, representatives or agents will not be liable for any loss or damages incurred, and Caxton Magazines shall not be liable for any loss of whatsoever nature and however arising. Prizes are valid for one year from date of issue they appear in and cannot be re-issued should they expire or re-sent if they are returned.

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