Why Visit

Welcome to the great outdoors

South Africa’s Biggest Outdoor & Lifestyle Expo


Well, if you’re here, we already know each other quite a bit. You may be on the verge of cancelling on your nephew’s wedding, or that work function that you previously didn’t have a valid excuse for. If all that you are looking for is that little extra seasoning to pull you through, you’ve come to the right place! 

We know you don’t like reading, so we’ll keep it short and sweet. If you’re looking for an exciting day out for the whole family, we’ve got you covered – from 450 top-quality exhibitions, to live entertainment, and all you need to escape the hustle and bustle of Gauteng’s city life, it’s time to kick off your shoes at Outdoor X.

What makes Outdoor X different, you may ask. Well, besides hosting 6 unique divisions to suit every lifestyle and interest, we host our expo on a beautiful farm venue where you can easily forget you’re just around the corner of the Jacaranda City. Instead of being confined within the walls of an exhibition centre, Outdoor X sets itself apart by allowing you to be immersed in the great outdoors, the warm winter sun, and rolling lawns with a view of the Rietvlei Nature Reserve.

If by now you aren’t already convinced, why are you still reading this? In any case, we’ll sweeten the deal by mentioning a tasting experience in our wine garden, woodfired pizza, a fun and interactive play park for the children, and of course, your favourite artists performing. Oh, we’ve done that already? Excellent!

Join The Fun!

We hope you’re still here, or maybe you’re already texting your best friend what the plans for the weekend are. Whatever it may be, remember to spread the word, save the date, and we’ll see you there!



Idlewild Country Estate is a magnificent venue with a unique, newly built chapel overlooking the Rietvlei Nature Reserve. Idlewild Country Estate is situated on a farm between Johannesburg and Pretoria, only 30 kilometers from O.R. Tambo International Airport. The venue has rolling lawns where Blesbuck roam freely. Our Country Style design gives you that feeling of tranquility & peace.

Frequently asked questions

About XPO 2024

Read through our frequently asked questions. If you dont find the answer you need here, visit our contacts page and reach out to our team for more information.
Where do I buy tickets?
Tickets can be bought at the entrance.
While tickets can only be purchased at the gate, we have numerous sales points to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for everyone.
How much do tickets cost?
Friday Adults – R100

Saturday Adults – R150
Sunday Adults – R150
Children 13 Years and Younger - FREE
Please Note: No Weekend Passes

What are the expo times?
Friday 31 May 11h00 – 17h00

Saturday 1 June 09h00 – 17h30
Sunday 2 June 09h00 – 16h00

Which items are prohibited?
No food, alcohol or cooler boxes will be allowed into the venue.
Do I need to bring my own chairs?
Outdoor X allows for ample seating and resting areas. Should you still wish to bring your own, you are welcome.
Event Programme
Full Programme Download is available below
Who will exhibit?
Full Exhibitors list is available below
Can I bring my dog?
Is the venue wheelchair friendly?
Yes. There is also dedicated parking available.
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Join us at XPO 2024

31 May – 2 June