A major agricultural show is expected to greet 250,000 visitors in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province this weekend.

Families and animal lovers alike are advised to fit in a trip to the Royal Show during their South African summer holiday.

Starting on Friday (May 27th), the ten-day festival features a wide range of attractions, including live music concerts, chainsaw racing, show jumping, fireworks displays and animal shows.

Celebrating its 160th anniversary, the highly popular event expects to draw around a quarter of a million visitors to the KwaZulu-Natal Showground, including many overseas guests on flights to South Africa.

Hosted by the Royal Agricultural Society, The Royal, as it is referred to by the locals, will include a wide range of wildlife, ranging from race horses to birds and livestock.

The event kicks off with a full military tattoo, and other highlights will include a 90-minute display of rally and stunt driving.

Day tickets are available for 45 rand (£4) for adults and 25 rand for concessions, while children under six years old can see the show for free.

Written by Anthony Nicholson

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