The annual Innibos Lowveld National Arts Festival is coming back to Mpumalanga from 26 – 29 June 2019. Innibos Kunstefees is a popular local festival that celebrates Afrikaans theatre, literature, visual arts, music, and cabaret in various locations around Nelspruit – just 2 hours from Walkersons Hotel & Spa.
Constantly growing in popularity, Innibos welcomes an increasingly large number of people every year with around 100,000 visitors to the festival last year. This year’s Innibos Festival is also set to host more than 200 performers through its doors including musicians, artists and actors.
What To Expect
The festival itself centres around over 200 stalls selling arts, crafts, and food open to the public. There is also a fantastic restaurant and quaint beer garden providing a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the festivities. Innibos is a proudly family-friendly event that not only has children’s shows but also a well-equipped and fully supervised kid’s entertainment area. In order to make this all as accessible as possible, there will be a shuttle service available to those attending. Also, make sure to keep your eyes peeled as there are always some fantastic competitions happening over the weekend.
Innibos Festival Events
In addition to the main festival, there are also some extra Innibos events taking place over the weekend for the whole family to enjoy.
Join some of South Africa’s top comedians for a laugh-a-minute show presented by Comedy Central. Enjoy authentic English South African stand-up comedy chuckles at Casterbridge Barnyard in White River. Unfortunately, no under 14’s allowed.
When: Friday 28 June and Saturday 29 June 2019 at 19:00.
Duration: 80 minutes
The I’langa Mall Fire and Ice Spectacular promises to deliver and fantastic family experience with something for all ages to enjoy. Partnering with the SA School of Skating expect some of South Africa’s finest skating talents and plenty of familiar sing-along songs
Where: The Ice Rink at I’langa Mall
When: Friday 28 June at 09:00 & 17:00 and Saturday 29 June at 09:00
Duration: 40 minutes
Head down to the Sudwala Caves for a fantastic musical performance by Demi Lee Moore, the first winner of Die Kontrak. Performing alongside her are musical stars André Schwartz, Chris Chameleon and CH2.
Where: Sudwala Caves
When: Friday 28 June at 18:00
Duration: 80 minutes
Board the Innibos Festival Sappi Boeke-Crawl Bus on Thursday 27 June 2019 and travel from stop to stop listening to various writers give readings and talks. This year’s crawl will stop in at Bohemian Groove Cafe, Silver Mist Guest House, and Van Loverren Wines. The first stop features actress and word artist Elsabe Daneel and musician Wilken Calitz presenting old and new poems musically. Next up is award-winning writer Riana Scheepers followed by Waldemar Shultz and Ira Blankenberg presenting some beautiful Afrikaans love poems.
When: Thursday 27 June 2019 at 14:00, 16:00 and 18:00
Tickets for the above events can be purchased from Computicket.
Located between an hour and a half to two hours away from the Innibos Festival action Walkersons Hotel & Spa allows you to enjoy the best of the festival while also having some quiet time on the Estate. With family-sized self-catering cottages as well as hotel rooms, contact us today to book your accommodation! Reservations can be made via our website or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.