“People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously.
This is how character is built.”

Eleanor Roosevelt




Lilyfontein Events

Lilyfontein school proudly hosts fundraising and sporting events for the local and regional community each year.  These events cater for all fitness and skill levels.  Lilyfontein encourages participation and provides an opportunity for everyone from all ages to get involved and enjoy the great outdoors. These events truly speak of the ethos of the school.


lilyfontein Tomato Trot & Cycle – 16 March 2024

Established in 1995, the annual Tomato Trot & Cycle is well-known and well-loved, perhaps because every athlete is rewarded with a bag of farm fresh tomatoes?!

Every member of our school is expected to participate or volunteer on the day as the TROT is Lilyfontein School’s biggest fundraiser. The various routes begin and end on our beautiful country campus with some extending out onto neighbouring farms. 

Spread the word and bring your friends and family for a day out in Tomato Country.   

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Lilyfontein Founders Day
– 10 May 2024 (est. 1905)

Established in 1905, our school celebrates its Birthday in May each year.  This weekend celebration is a culmination of a formal Founders Day assembly, the honouring of our past pupils, a derby day of sport, an art collaboration, ECO displays, adventure displays, a games day and plenty of delicious food.  Our entire Lilyfontein community takes time to celebrate our fine school’s history and respect its traditions.


Lilyfontein Funduro
– 8 JUne 2024

Established in 2010, this event takes place annually over the first weekend in June.  The Lilyfontein Funduro is an opportunity for motorbike and quad biker riders to spend a day doing what they love in an informal fun environment that is suitable for the whole family. This event attracts 400 participants and 600 spectators.

The Lilyfontein Funduro is well supported by the local Enduro community. Read more below. 


Lilyfontein 7-a-side Rugby & Netball – 16 & 17 AuG 2024

First played in 1994, this event traditionally takes place in August each year.  The Lilyfontein 7-a-Side Rugby and Netball tournament attracts numerous participation from surrounding schools in the Buffalo City area.  This fast-paced action-packed event ensures that there is sport on every rugby field and netball court.  It is run like a well-oiled machine and is very entertaining to watch. 

Lilyfontein Adventure Race – 7 SEPTEMBER 2024
(est. 2000)

First hosted in 2000, the Lilyfontein Adventure Race is always held on the first Saturday in September.  This event caters for adventure seekers that enjoy working in teams and enjoy cycling, kloofing, paddling, running, orienteering and more. This event attracts over 120 teams of 4 and 800 spectators. 

Click the link below to find out more and enter your team. 


Contact Us

Location: Farm 564, Brakfontein, East London 5259

Telephone: +27 (0)43 737 4258


School Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8am - 4pm | Fri: 8am - 3pm

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