The Festival Of The Geese (“Fees van die Ganse”): Held from 25 to 27 June 2010 in Gansbaai. In June every year, this annual festival attracts more than 10,000 visitors. The Festival of the Geese celebrates the origins of Gansbaai, and remembers the wild geese that flocked to the freshwater spring located in the present day harbour. The winter fynbos wildflower show is one of the highlights of the festival. The Gansbaai family festival features a live music, a procession early on Saturday morning through the streets of Gansbaai with the famous “Kaapse Klopse”, boat trips to Dyer Island, a 4×4 adventure up Franskraal mountain, golf competition, several food and craft stalls, local soccer teams competing and a walk through the Masakhane community. There’s truly something for everybody in the family. For more information phone 028 3841439.
Christmas in Winter: In South Africa we never get a taste of a winter Christmas. Well, you could get a taste if you head to Tulbagh for Christmas in Winter. This event is staged on the 26th and 27th of June 2010. The small town will be decorated with Christmas lights and trees and traditional Christmas dinners will be served at Tulbagh’s restaurants. Arts and crafts will be on sale, jazz bands will be playing to entertain visitors and a ‘Rock with Santa’ party will also be held. Also be on the lookout for cheese, wine and olive tasting sessions throughout the Tulbagh valley on the same weekend. For more information phone Tulbagh Tourism on 023-2301348/75.
If you’re looking for something to do, check out the other posts in our Events section on the Junk Mail blog.