The picturesque town of Plettenberg Bay in the Southern Cape has once again been turned into a non-stop party ground for thousands of matriculants. They gathered to celebrate the end of their schooling career by partying.

“It is literally the best time of my whole life. All my friends are here and I’m so happy that matric is done and we going to university and it’s the best time of my life. It’s amazing. It’s the best time with our friends and it’s so well organised. I love it. You can’t not come here, you need to come. It’s a really nice place and I really love it here,” says one matriculant.

Rage 2018 has already exceeded last year’s crowd of 15 000 people. Several new venues have been set up around the coastal town.

“We’ve also created this beach bar as you can see around you. It’s on the central beach parking lot. It operates for seven days and it’s the first time we’ve been able to produce this place so big and so special for the students,” says the Festival Organiser, Ronen Klugman.

Security is a top priority at the venue. The police and private security are keeping a close eye on the youngsters as drug and alcohol abuse remain a concern.

The event, now in its 19th year, contributes over R50 million to the local economy. It ends on Friday.

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