Pop legend Sir Cliff on way to perform in South Africa

Patience Bambalele

Patience Bambalele

UK's rock and pop legend Sir Cliff Richard is set to visit South Africa.

Sir Cliff, as he is famously known, is coming to Mzansi for the second time.

His highly anticipated South African tour begins at Johannesburg's Coca-Cola Dome on March 3. Then he'll appear at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, where he'll give two performances, on March6 and March7.

Born Harry Webb, the rock star has had more top-10 hits than any other British group or solo artist in over five decades. Now 65, he has sold 250million records.

He was the first rock star to be knighted and sold out a record-breaking 32 shows at London's Royal Albert Hall. He is still the best-selling artist to have performed at the Wembley Arena in London.

He has survived 40 years at the top of the pops and has matured into an all-round entertainer. His early records, such as Schoolboy Crush, Move It and Oh Boy, put him in the limelight. For years his records regularly reached the top 10. He is still voted top British male singer of the year.

After years in the music business, he remains an eagerly sought-after entertainer in Europe.

Of the hundreds of rock 'n roll singers and groups with whom he competed for record sales his early days, he is one of the few to have retained their popularity.

Tickets are available from Computicket or at the Kirstenbosch Omnigate ticket office.