Dullstroom Winter Festival

The Dullstroom Winter Festival is set to heat up the Mpumalanga highlands on the weekend of 3 to 5 July 2015. Each year, the cosy town of Dullstroom comes alive with the vibrancy of this mid-year event – which has become increasingly popular across South Africa.

Without a doubt, the most anticipated facet of the festival is the music, with a host of local South African artists in the line-up including aKING, Naas Veld and BARK.

Blue Crane RestaurantSoulful duo Smook and the Three Beans will get the weekend off to an awesome start, with a performance at The Royal Coachman Restaurant on Friday night. Given their popularity, booking for this event is essential, so contact the restaurant on 082 453 1925 to secure your spot.

Saturday’s Village Green Concert in the Park is truly a Dullstroom Winter Festival stand-out, with artists such as bluesy trio BARK, duo Josie Field and Laurie Levine, and wave-maker, singer- songwriter Naas Veld on hand to keep the crowd entertained and on their feet. Following their success at the South African Music Awards (winning Best Rock Album) rock-band aKING will round-up the concert with an expectantly energetic and outstanding performance.

Dullstroom Winter FestivalWhat’s more, there will be a number of craft, food and drink stalls available all day to satisfy the masses.

So far, the musical line-up for the weekend is as follows:

Friday 3 July – The Royal Coachman

Smook and 3 Beans               20:30

Saturday 4 July – Village Green

Naas Veld                               13:00
BARK                                     14:00
Laurie Levine & Josie Field    15:00
aKING                                     16:00

Sunday 5 July – Papa Luca’s

Al Stander                               11:30

More vigorous activities on offer at the Dullstroom Winter Festival include a mountain bike race, and the choice between a 5km and 10km trail run.

Times to keep in mind for these events, are:

Mountain Biking – Dunkeld Estate

27km                                   08:00
8km                                     08:20

Trail Run – Dunkeld Estate

10km                                   13:00
5 km                                    13:00

In true festive spirit, many local Dullstroom restaurants and hotels will offer major discounts and specials throughout the course of the festival. Similarly, make sure to keep your eye out for art exhibitions, whiskey tours and cheese, beer, chocolate, coffee AND wine tastings.

DullstroomThe Dullstroom Winter Festival accommodates not only adults, but kids as well, with family-centred activities such as sand art, painting, horse rides, mosaic making and flea markets. Individual events will also feature child care facilities, to keep the youngsters safe and entertained.

With a horde of exciting, diverse activities on offer, to chase away the winter blues, make your way down to Dullstroom for the festival of a lifetime.

Book your tickets, here.

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