By Marley

The annual Sabie Tube Race is a well loved charitable event that takes place in the small town of Sabie, Mpumalanga. On the escarpment of the Drakensberg, forests and waterfalls, home to the world-famous Sabie Brewing Company. This small town bursts from it seem when the tubers come in their forms.

When we attended the race in 2019 it was very wet and I don’t mean the river alone. It was pouring with rain, mud baths were taken and you partied like a wet smurf. But it didn’t stop tubers as they raced down the Sabie river. This year, with all the rainfall we have received thus far in our summer rainfall, the Sabie river will be strong and wide and amazing. This year’s event theme is “Neon Party” and there is a competition running during the Saturday – best dressed wins a cool prize. It’s pretty cool, if you win you got to share some with us…wink wink.

We are excited about their line up and it’s truly one that you will not want to miss. Artists like Jack Parow, Early B, Van Pletzen, Die Heuwels Fantasties and more. Local bands like Dare to Believe and Coenie Naude will be sure to get your evenings started.

If sleeping in a tent is not your thing, that’s fine – Sabie has a range of different accommodations available – bed and breakfast, self catering and more. The venue, Castle Rock Caravan Park is small and beautiful.

If you live in the Lowveld then this event is perfect because it’s not too far or too close. The area is beautiful this time of year and we kinda still in that holiday mode. Visit the Sabie Tube Race website to book your tickets, get more information on how to register for the race and much more.

Marley is the founder and owner of Small Town Music. Born and bred in Nelspruit aka Nelsparta. Marley loves music (rock being a firm favourite), tattoos, festivals, animals and South Africa. Self-taught photographer and writer.