For the second consecutive year and owing to persistent uncertainty as to the progression of Covid-19, it remains improbable that any South African event catering for large groups will be permitted prior to October 2021.

Accordingly, and in defence to all committed and potential participants, it has, with regret, been decided to cancel the 2021 Royal Show in its entirety.

The Royal Agricultural Society acknowledges with appreciation persons and organisations who have already devoted time and resources in preparing for this year’s event, which regrettably is ‘not to be’. – Press release, Royal Agricultural Society of Natal