Despite the unfortunate cancellation of Sedgefield’s Slow Festival, visitors and residents of the Garden Route can still look forward to an exciting family orientated festival, the Wilderness Festival over the Easter period, April 13 – 15.
The festival, endorsed by Outeniqua Tourism Association and presented by Wild Info, will once again be hosted by one of the Garden Route’s oldest and much-loved hotels, the Wilderness Hotel. Steeped in tradition with old-style charm while featuring modern facilities this hotel lends itself perfectly for this festival. The hotel, situated just off the N2 and opposite the Wilderness Village Green, makes it the perfect venue.
Festival organiser, Garden Route businessman and entrepreneur, Jacques Pratt explained: “This fun-filled festival is now in its third year and has enjoyed substantial growth since the inaugural 2016 start. This year families, fitness fanatics and the youth will once again find something extraordinary with which to keep them entertained.”
The festival’s Kids Zone will keep children occupied with activities such pedal cars, jumping castles and paintball target shooting to name but a few.
Knowing that the children are safe, entertained and cared for, leaves parents free to enjoy the myriad of musicians who will be offering over 25 hours of live entertainment throughout the festival. Several wine estates will be offering festival-goers the convenience of tasting their fruits of their vines. Their wines will further be available for purchase at cellar-door prices.
For the more adventurous, the festival offers the opportunity to taste why the all South African drinks, Witblitz (distilled from grapes) and Mampoer (distilled from fruit) made the list of the World’s Most Intoxication Drinks. Distillers of these iconic brews will be on hand to explain how they distil their specific brand.
No festival would be complete without local culinary delights and the Wilderness Festival will be offering several food stalls to keep its guest satisfied and enthralled.
The sporting segment of the festival is currently being finalised and the public are advised to keep their eye on the media or the Wilderness Festival Facebook page for the final sporting programme of this festival.
“The Garden Route is arguably one of South Africa’s most beautiful areas, and is fast becoming known for its exemplary cuisine. So why not experience some of what the area has to offer using the Wilderness Festival as the starting point,” concluded Pratt.
For further information pertaining or to enquire about an opportunity to become a stall holder, or event coordinator contact the festival organisers on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wildfestival.co.za.