The Prince Albert Olive Festival 2013 and upcoming events

When looking for events in Prince Albert, be sure not to miss out on the Prince Albert Olive Festival, which has an abundance of activities and stalls to keep you and your family entertained. There is the Craft Market in the markie, which includes woodwork, local crafts, pottery, photography, colour therapy, locally made hats, forged metalwork and beautiful jewelry. Then there are the scrumptious food stalls which includes delectable preserves, jams, figs, rusks and of course lots of olives.

Entertainment at the Prince Albert Olive Festival that will particularly excite the men is the Beer Tent and the Marquee Tent with a full bar. And something more for the ladies is the Tea Garden at Seven Arches. There is also the Food garden at Koggelmander, Bostea Verandah at Karoo Looms, the Gays Guernsey Dairy and finally the African Relish Products Court, which has delicious Bistro style food and has stalls filled with gorgeous local products. So don’t miss out on this fantastic event.

When: 16:00 Friday 26th April – 12:00 Sunday 28th April 2013

Where: Prince Albert


Accommodation: Accommodation in Prince Albert

Groot kokkedoor has started on KykNET

Although this isn’t an event per se, it is still something to look forward to. For 13 episodes the country’s best cooks will compete in Prince Albert to become the Groot Kokkedoor. They will be cooking delicious home-style traditional Karoo dishes with a modern twist. And waiting at the end there is big cash, cookbooks and lots of other prizes.

TV channel: Kyknet

When: Thursdays -20:00; Fridays – 15:00; Saturdays – 16:30; Sundays -22:30; Mondays – 09:30.


Spirit of Africa Trophy 2013

4X4 skills will be tested to the maximum at the ‘Spirit of Africa Trophy’ this year. This 4×4 event was specially created for drivers who want to test their own skills against the toughest African conditions and other serious 4×4 teams. It is one of the toughest 4×4 events around.
Renowned racing driver Sarel van der Merwe, host of the Spirit of Africa Trophy, chose the Volkswagen Amarok as the official vehicle of the event. It’s a testament to his impeccable off-road credentials that he selected the toughest 4X4 to tackle the toughest 4X4 challenge around.

When: 25 April to 12 June 2013

Where: Kondowe Nature Reserve, Tzaneen, Limpopo

Cost: Entry Fee -R 6 400 per team for weekend groups and R 5 000 per team for mid-week groups


AfricaBurn 2013

AfrikaBurn is a spectacular event and the result of the creative expression of participants who gather once a year in the Tankwa Karoo to create a temporary city of art, theme camps, costume, music and performance.

The theme for AfrikaBurn 2013 is ‘Archetypes’ and the result will be nothing short of spectacular: a gathering of self-reliant, expressive people who create themed camps, mutant vehicles, colourful costumes and fantastic music.

When: 1 May to 6 May 2013

Where: Tankwa karoo


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Pink Loerie Mardi Gras 2013

The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras offers four days of non-stop entertainment for Gay people as well as for everybody that wants to enjoy fabulous entertainment, massive partying or just having tons of cheerful fun and laughter.

This event in Knysna is getting bigger, better and a bit more outrageous every year. The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras is a unique experience not to be missed.

When: 1 May to 5 May 2013

Where: Knysna


Accommodation: Accommodation in Knysna

Riebeek Valley Olive Festival

For a wonderful weekend of Olive and Wine tasting, where you get to visit eight different venues including: Mont Abora, Kloovenburg, The Olive Boutique, Riebeek Cellars, Het Vlok Kasteel, Pulpit Rock, Allesverloren and the Olive Emporium situated on the Square in Riebeek Kasteel. For a weekend ticket you will receive a complimentary wine tasting glass, free entertainment, wine and olive tasting at each venue as well as a free shuttle service. Now this is an event worth attending.

When: 3- 5 May 2013; Weekend Pass: 18:00 – 22:00 Friday, 10:00 – 18:00 Saturday, 10:00 – 16:00 Sunday.

Where: Various venues, Riebeek Kasteel

Cost: weekend ticket – R100


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