Think ‘Royal Ascot meets African elegance’, when it comes to the Vodacom Durban July. One of the most anticipated events on the South African calendar, this event is a thoroughbred horse race held annually on the first Saturday of July, at Greyville Racecourse in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, since 1897.
The ‘VDJ’, as it is popularly referred to, attracts lovers and enthusiasts of the sport, celebrities, industry leaders and influencers from all around South Africa. This year, the theme of the event was ‘stars of Africa’, who were no doubt in full view – inluding Bonang Matheba, Cassper Nyovest, Boity Thulo, Minnie Dlamini and several others.
As always, the best thing about a horse-racing event is the (actual) main event: the fashion. Here’s a list of our favourite looks, from celebrity guests who didn’t come to horse around.