They say that the third time is the charm, and although the past two Wilderness Festivals in the Garden Route have proven to be a massive success, the event continues to grow each year and we have no doubt that 2019 will be another fantastic event! Starting out with a focus on cheese and wine, this popular event has since embraced a more inclusive arrangement to include something for everyone over the course of two days over an autumn weekend in April.
As a community project that celebrates the Garden Route’s beloved Wilderness and welcomes visitors of all ages, the upcoming Wilderness Festival is perfect for families, while offering a variation of attractions over the course of two days, taking place from 12 – 14 April 2019. Come hungry, thirsty, wide awake, ready for adventures and eager to enjoy some of the activities set up for this event – one thing is for certain, it will be far from boring and will have you creating some of your favourite holiday memories yet.
The chosen location for the Investec Wilderness Festival will again be the stunning Wilderness Hotel, situated just a short walk from the beachfront, with beautiful outdoor areas and a wonderfully relaxing ambiance. An assortment of foods and drinks will be available and some of the Garden Route’s best wines and craft beers will be the perfect accompaniment to live music performances planned for this week-end long event. Promising over 25 hours of captivating live music performances, this event will again feature the talented international artist Jesse Jordan, as well as local artist Shaza Greeff, who wowed the crowds with her breathtaking performance in 2018. The event’s line-up includes performances by Michael Schell, Liezl van Eeden, And the Riddle and TBC.
What events can you look forward to at this year’s Wilderness Festival? In addition to tempting cuisines, wine tasting, GINSMITH handcrafted gins and Lancewood Cheese indulgences, as well as enjoying the serenades of awesome live musicians, the festival will be hosting The Investgold Two Lagoons, starting with a 5km fun run and also offering 10km and 30km running challenges – remember that you can’t enter into any of these runs on the day so be sure to buy your tickets online and pack your running gear on the day. For families with children, a fun filled kid zone will ensure little ones are kept entertained throughout the event.
Why not try something different? This dynamic event will also welcome Bobina to share their unique drink variations – Bobina are based in the Garden Route’s town of George and are creators of colourful liquors, tasty witblits, peach and pear mampoer and a special Bobina brandy and will be serving these drinks at the event. Wine lovers will be delighted by the selection offered by Du Toitskloof Wines and Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar on both days of the event – entry tickets include a wine glass for tastings.
Of course, the destination of Wilderness alone entices visitors, both local and from afar, to make a holiday booking and look forward to an unforgettable vacation stay. Lengthy beaches, the picturesque Touw River Lagoon as well as the famous Kaaimans River and the surrounding Outeniqua Mountains all add to the natural beauty of the coastal haven, while attractions range from the famous Map of Africa viewpoint, the Timberlake Organic Farm Village and the Wilderness National Park.
Book Your Tickets
You can decide on either day or weekend passes when booking your ticket to the Investgold Wilderness Festival. Taking place from Friday, 12 April to Sunday, 14 April. This festival is the perfect way to start your Easter holidays. Click here to book your tickets.
Accommodation in Wilderness and the Garden Route
Find your perfect Wilderness holiday accommodation by checking in with our team at Hello Garden Route – your friendly experts in Garden Route Accommodation. From beachfront guesthouses and 5 star villas along the coast to cozy self-catering cottages and trendy self-catering apartments, we have something for you!
We can also assist with additional services to add to your holiday experience, such as tours & transfers and car rental. Make sure your Garden Route family holiday will be the best one yet, don’t miss out on this exciting upcoming event!
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