“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 the opportunity for everyone from all ages to get involved and enjoy the great outdoors. These events truly speak of the ethos of the school, namely:

Lilyfontein Tomato Trot and Cycle – established 1995

Takes place on the first weekend in February each year.  This event caters for running and cycling enthusiasts and is a Border Athletics and a Cycling South Africa sanctioned event.  The fun 5km route has become very popular over the years. This event attracts over 2250 participants and 2500 spectators.


Lilyfontein Founders Day – established 1905

Takes place 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.  Lilyfontein celebrates its history and respects its traditions.

Lilyfontein Funduro – established 2010

Takes place on the first weekend in June each year.  Lilyfontein Funduro provides 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.


Lilyfontein 7-a-sider Rugby & Netball – established 1994

Takes place in August each year.  Lilyfontein 7-a-side Rugby and Netball tournament attracts numerous participation from surrounding schools from 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 very entertaining to watch. Teams from u11, u13, u16 and firsts participate.

Lilyfontien Adventure Race – established 2000

Takes place over the first weekend in September each year.  This event caters for adventure seekers that enjoy working in teams and enjoy cycling, kloofing, paddling, running, orienteering etc. This event attracts over 120 teams of 4 and 800 spectators.

Latest News & Events

Open Day 4 March 2020

Open Day 4 March 2020

Lilyfontein School invites you to our OPEN DAY on the 4 March. We would love to showcase our school to any prospective learner and parents. Please take note of the times for the different grades on...

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Funduro 2020

Funduro 2020

RACE DETAILS: Race Director: Martin Harmse Contact cell: 082 441 3137 Email Address:   Location: Lilyfontein School GPS 32°52'21.40"S 27°59'52.97"E CATEGORY START TIME (not in...

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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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