What’s On

Matatiele has some very interesting and exciting Annual events that bring people and communities together to showcase their skills and talent available in the area, keep them in your calendar not to miss out.


Matat2Pont is an annual 3 day marquee event, which begins in Matatiele where riders ride through some challenging sections of the mountainous region of the Eastern Cape, through Kokstad southern KZN, passing some undulating hills, valleys and river crossings towards Harding, and finally passing over the infamous floating bridge at The Pont in Port Edward. The event attracts thousands of riders, spectators and live broadcast viewers on social media.

The Mehloding Heritage Event

The Mehloding Hiking Trail and Freedom Challenge Heritage event This annual event that takes place in September and celebrates the people of Matatiele’s culture and heritage through horse riding and traditional dance. The Freedom Challenge is a partner of the event which focuses on youth development, thus the event includes a cycle race.


Gaining a reputation as the hardest one day enduro in Africa, RAMASGATE focuses on giving riders unrivalled Lesotho and East Griqualand riding terrain and designed to harness the fellowship across all off road riding facets with a dash of East Griqualand hospitality aimed to create an off road riding weekend like no other.

IMBIZO Lifestyle Market®

Imbizo was first introduced to the residents of Matatiele in April 2018, the market of this kind is not available in Matatiele and surrounding towns therefore it was welcomed by residents with great pleasure.

  • Create a flea market environment with entertainment and business networking.
  • Closing the gap between different stake holders amongst the community.
  • Promote tourism and economic development through tourism and entertainment as well as attracting investors.