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Top Gear Festival South Africa 2012 – Everything You Need To Know

Updated: February 22, 2012

Good news! The horrendous highveld rains has not deterred the British and they will be back in SA for Top Gear Festival 2012. Although they have changed the venue slightly – Durban will be the host city. Which is great news for me, I haven’t been there in ages.

The iconic Moses Mabida Stadium will host Top Gear Live’s first ever stadium performance, to their single biggest crowd ever. A street circuit will be created around the streets of Durban and the People’s Park and Stadium Precinct will be packed with show cars and displays from across the motoring spectrum. I’m so excited I’m starting to sound like a press release, so let’s just leave them to it.

I have all the details here, just click below. There we go.

“We travel all over the world with Top Gear Live events and, wherever we are, we always say the audiences are amazing. But South Africa is different because when we say it there, we really mean it. That’s why I can’t wait to share our Top Gear Festival with the friendliest, most enthusiastic people on the planet”. – Jeremy Clarkson

Full Details of the Top Gear Festival Durban 2012

WEBSITE: www.topgearfestival.co.za

DATES: Saturday 16th June – Sunday 17th June 2012

HOST CITY: Top Gear Festival will this year be taking place in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal for the first time.  Top Gear Live events have been showcased in South Africa in both Johannesburg and Cape Town in recent years along with 15 other leading Cities around the world. Now, as a result of a partnership with the Province of KwaZulu-Natal and the City of Durban, the event will be hosted by ‘the warmest place to be’.

HOST VENUE: The Moses Mabhida Stadium, Street Circuit and People’s Park will play host to the Top Gear Festival in Durban.

PRESENTERS: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May along with a stellar line-up of ‘friends of Top Gear’.

DESCRIPTION: Top Gear Festival offers an interactive experience for the visitor.  Over and above the Live Stadium Show, which features all three presenters, visitors will also enjoy a huge variety of other exciting outdoor features situated around the stadium. Drag racing, local motor racing content, historic racing, drifting and 4×4 off-roading will be key activities taking place around the site. Throughout the day there will be a full timetable of special appearances by legendary drivers and personalities synonymous with motorsport as they participate and commentate on a number of special Top gear challenges.

FESTIVAL TIMES: 10am – 8pm on Saturday 16th June 2012
11am – 8pm on Sunday 17th June 2012

STADIUM SHOW TIMES: 2 Stadium Shows per day (4 Stadium Shows in total)
Saturday 16th June 2012 – 14h30 and 20h30
Sunday 17th June 2012 – 14h30 and 19h30

TICKETS: To purchase your tickets visit www.iTickets.co.za or call: 086 1000 291
For more information or queries e-mail: info@itickets.co.za

Ticket Type Price   Ticket Information
Platinum R995 *Stadium Show – Lower Level seating. Right in front of the action and un-disputably the Best Seats in the building.* Access to the festival – experience the festival which includes exhibition stands with leaders in the automotive industry, Manufacture experiences and the extreme Street Circuit.

* Stadium backstage tour  – get up close and personal with the cars

* Grandstand seating – where you get to watch the morning or afternoon street races in platinum status style.

* Recharge with pre-show   snacks and drinks in a special Platinum Ticket Holders area.

* Gift of DVD

* Fast Track entry – No queuing

* Reserved Parking

Gold R495 * Stadium Show – Lower Level seating – Great seating close to the action* Access to the festival– experience the festival which includes exhibition stands with leaders in the automotive industry, Manufacture experiences and the extreme Street Circuit.


Silver R395 * Stadium Show- Middle Level seating* Access to the festival- experience the festival which includes exhibition stands with leaders in the automotive industry, Manufacture experiences and the extreme Street Circuit.
Bronze R250 * Stadium Show- Upper Level seating*Access to the festival experience the festival which included exhibition stands with leaders in the automotive industry, Manufacture experiences and the extreme Street Circuit.
Family Silver R1400Gold R1750 * Certain amount available per show
Contact Info To reserve and purchase your ticketsVisit www.itickets.co.za or call on 086 1000 291

For more information or queries: email info@itickets.co.za

TRAVEL PACKAGES: Travel packages are available and range from luxury coach packages to flight packages which include travel, accommodation on a B&B basis in a Southern Sun 3* Hotel as well as a Silver Class ticket to Top Gear Festival.  For more information on travel packages available, go to www.topgearfestival.co.za



  1. Jean

    February 22, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Hi,I’m so excited to have this opportunity to witness this Show LIVE.Just one question,will we be able to take photo with the 3 awesome presenters?


    ciro Reply:

    Hey Jean, I doubt there will be a photo opportunity, sorry about that. Unless you’re media accredited but even then its hard to get photos with all of the presenters.


  2. gavin

    February 23, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    please could you advise procedure on how to get involved as a supplier/service provider to the event. in particular a supplier of garage equipment and workshop tools.


    Ciro Reply:

    @gavin, I got this off of their website:

    Interested in Exhibiting?
    Phone +27741 746 530


  3. Grant

    February 26, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    why wont they be coming to Jo’burg???(JHB) this year And if they are coming ??does any one know the dates plz..plz let me know as soon as possible


    ciro Reply:

    Sorry Grant! No JHB show this year. Blame the thundershowers. Better get your ticket to Durbs soon. But hey, what a great reason to visit Durbs!


  4. Dirk

    March 6, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Why only Durbs? Not to be rude, but SA is massive and the only way to see them was at JHB for me and the girl. Would be a great weekend to go… Thanx for bringing it to SA.


    ciro Reply:

    Sorry about that Dirk. For the last few years I’ve been saying, Why only Joburg! I suppose its best to just turn it into a holiday if you can.


  5. Marietjie

    May 3, 2012 at 10:34 am


    Are they coming to Cape Town this year????


  6. kay

    May 27, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Hi,I would jus like 2 knw,is ther parking provided else we’re do we park


  7. Koos van der Merwe

    June 4, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    We are currently still in Mozambique. Would definitely have loved to see the show but unfortunately we will not be able to make it. What I would like, is to get in contact with any of the presenters of Topgear, because I have discovered a 1966 Honda Coupe S600, of which I cannot get any information anywhere on the Internet.


  8. Stefan

    June 4, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Is it necessary to book a parking ticket or will there be available on the day?


  9. wesley

    June 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Does one ticket allow you to attend the show on saturday and sunday? I know you can only attend one stadium show.


  10. imraan

    June 14, 2012 at 4:15 am

    Hi I would jus like to know if all of the four shows are the same meaning same cars featured etc if there’s any difference pls let me know thanks


  11. Dominique

    June 15, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Will any part of the show be broadcasted live on tv?


  12. Isaac Griffin

    February 18, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    I have a issue with the article, where can i contact the writer?


  13. Mason Powell

    March 11, 2015 at 11:56 am

    great use of terminology in the post, it really did help when i
    was reading


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