Come Do The Funky On The 21 & 22 September 2019!

Sat, 21/09/2019, 09H00 - Sun, 22/09/2019, 15H00

Spring has sprung, flowers are blooming, birds are happily singing, and outdoor enthusiasts everywhere are gearing up for a brand-new season in the great outdoors. Dust off your mountain bike (MTB), grab your trail running shoes, put your festival hat on and load the family into the car. It’s time to make your way to the funkiest festival in the Overberg... the Funky Fynbos Festival! This two-day festival is held at two of Gansbaai’s most iconic venues. The first venue is the Gansbaai Harbour, where you will find the Funky Fynbos Market, live entertainment, kiddies entertainment, Gansbaai Health & Active’s Relay spinning challenge, “kaskar” races, a Fynbos Expo, Mr & Ms Fynbos, Funky Tyre Flip, Cooking With Fynbos and a kaleidoscope of artisanal food, craft beer and local wine stalls. The second venue is the Lomond Wine Estate where sporting events such as cycling, trail running and canoe races can be found, as well as more kiddie’s entertainment. Contestants can register for headline MTB and trail running events either online, via phone call, at the registration pizza night at Lomond on the 20th of September or on the day of the event. Additionally, Wine tasting, craft beer and artisanal food can be enjoyed on the vineyard. There is something for everyone at Funky Fynbos Festival so bring the whole family down to Gansbaai for two days of funk-filled-fun!!!

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Preliminary Program of Events 2019

Preliminary Program of Events 2019

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Saturday, 21st of September

Lomond Wine Estate

08H00

  • Funky Lomond Dirt Fondo 50km

08H15

  • Funky Lomond Trail Run 16km

08H30 

  • Registration for Lomond Canoe Marathon

09H00

  • 26km Funky Lomond Dirt Fondo
  • Food &Wine Stalls Open
  • Music 
  • Kids Entertainment 

09H15

  • 5km Funky Lomond Trail Run

10H00

  • Lomond Canoe Marathon

12H00

  • Rugby World Cup Screening

14H00

  • Lucky Prize Giving 

Gansbaai Harbour

08H00

  • Late Registration for Health and Active Spinning Relay Challenge 

08H30

  • Funky Optog

09H00

  • Fynbos Display & Show opens
  • Funky Tyre Flip
  • Food and craft stalls open
  • Music and entertainment
  • Funky Relay Spinning Challenge
  • Kiddies Entertainment 

10H00

  • Wine & Craft Beer Tent opens 

11H30

  • Mr & Ms Funky Fynbos

13H00

  • Cooking With Fynbos Slot 1 

14H00

  • Funky KasKar Race 

16H00

  • Cooking With Fynbos Slot 2

16h30

  • Local & Upcoming Artists Live Performances 

18H00

  • NOWBand Live Performance 

19H00

  • Anza & NOW Band Live Performance

20H00

  • Anton & Band Live Performance 

21H00

  • Funky Fynbos Festival Day 1 Ends
Sunday, 22nd September

Lomond Wine Estate

09H30

  • Funky Yoga @ Lomond

11H00

  • Sauvignon Blanc Launch

Gansbaai Harbour

09H00

  • Fynbos Show Opens
  • Food, Wine & Craft Stalls Open
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Gospel Hour
  • Kids Entertainment

15H00

  • Funky Fynbos Festival Day 2 Ends

NOTE: This program is subject to change as we confirm upcoming activities

Gansbaai Harbour Funky Festival

Gansbaai Harbour Funky Festival

Set in the Old Harbour, funky festival goers can once again enjoy a vibey and atmospheric festival experience. Down at the iconic Gansbaai Harbour you will find live entertainment by famous and up-and-coming artists, a beautiful fynbos expo, artisanal food and craft stalls, a craft wine and beer tent and kiddies entertainment. The morning will start off with the Health & Active Spinning Relay and Funky Tyre Flip, and as the day progresses, you can join some of the locals by battling it out in “kaskar” races, watching a famous local chef cook with Fynbos and witness as Mr & Ms Fynbos get crowned.
Want to set up a stall at the Gansbaai Harbour Funky Festival? CLICK HERE, fill in the form and email your completed form to funkyfynbosfestival@gmail.com to register your funky stall today!
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Funky KasKar Race

Funky KasKar Race 

Event information: 

Date: 21 September 2019 
Time: Race starts at 14:00
Where: Gansbaai Harbour, participators to meet with organiser at 13:30
Entrance Fee: R100 per team (4 members)
Categories: "Primary School" & "High School and Older”
Kart: your own or rent one from the organizer


 
If mountain biking and trail running is not quite your speed then grab three friends and enter the Funky Fynbos Festival’s, Funky KasKar Race! This awesome event will have its own specially made karting track with wacky obstacles, sure to put every member of your team through their paces. 
 
There will be two race categories. The first is the “Primary School” and the second category is“High School & Older”. Contestants are welcome to bring their own tricked-out karts or are welcome to rent one from the event organizers. 

Rules: 

  • The drivers must wear a helmet and participants must wear closed shoes. 
  • "Pushers" should be able to stop the car, if the car has no brake system.
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For more information contact Jacques Van Lill on 076 646 6568 or visit their event page HERE

Funky Tyre Flip

Funky Tyre Flip

Be witness to what could possibly be a new world record! At 09:00 sharp in the Gansbaai Harbour, Pieter Potgieter will attempt to break the world record for the most flips of a 75-kilogram tyre in five hours in aid of the Overstrand Hospice

Pieter already holds the world records for: 

  • Fastest Time to Flip a 75-kilogram Tyre 2.5 km
  • Fastest Time to Flip a 75-kilogram Tyre 4 km
  • Most 75-kilogram tyre flips in 1 hour
  • Most 75-kilogram tyre flips in 3 hours
  • Most 75-kilogram tyre flips in 4 hours
  • Most 75-kilogram tyre flips in 8 hours
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The purpose of this event is to raise funds for Overstrand Hospice so that they can continue to provide free palliative care to patients and support their families. Help Pieter raise funds for Overstrand Hospice, by making a donation at the collection points where the event takes place or sponsor this event.

If you wish to make a donation or would like to know more contact Suzette Botha on 028 312 4679.

Mr & Ms Funky Fynbos

Mr & Ms Funky Fynbos

Event Information:

Date: 21 September 2019
Time: 11:30
Place: Gansbaai Harbour
Entry Fee: R40 per entry
Age: 3 - 18 
Entries & Enquiries: 072 282 4400

Think you’ve got what it takes to be crowned the funkiest person in the greater Gansbaai area? If your answer is “Yeah!” then enter the Mr & Ms Funky Fynbos Competition presented by Visions styl'n chic.  

The event is open to all residents of the greater Gansbaai area (Gansbaai to Baardskerdersbos) between the ages of 3-18 years of age. All the proceeds of the event will go towards aiding the Michelle Marais Study Centre. 

For more information contact Melody on 072 282 4400

Cooking With Fynbos

Cooking With Fynbos

Event Information:

Date: 21 September 2019
Time Slots: 13:00 & 16:00
Where: Fynbos Shed - Gansbaai Harbour
Entries & Enquiries: 028 384 149 & glenda@gansbaaitourism.co.za

Come join us at the Fynbos Shed and watch a famous local chef cook up a funky storm with fynbos and fynbos inspired ingredients. Who knows, you might feel inspired to experiment with your own fynbos inspired dishes. 


More information will follow soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions contact Glenada Kitley at 028 384 149 or glenda@gansbaaitourism.co.za.

Craft Beer and Local Wine

Craft Beer and Local Wine

Strandveld:

Nestled between Elim and Cape Agulhas, and just 9km from the sea, lies the secluded Strandveld Vineyards.

This wind-swept winery derives its name from the belt of land which spans the tempestuous tip of Africa’s southernmost coastline. At almost 35 degrees below the equator, this part of our fair Cape is characterised by severe winds, billowing mist and below average temperatures. A unique combination of maritime climate, alternating sites and diverse soil types work together to create the terroir which distinguishes the wines of Strandveld Vineyards.

It was in 1488 that Bartholomeu Diaz and his team of Portuguese sailors first laid eyes on this corner of the continent. Centuries later similarly intrepid explorers, in their infinite wisdom, realised the potential such a richness of environment could produce. Inspired by these individuals, it was in 2001 that a group of enthusiastic wine lovers turned to the original navigation maps to seek out potential new vineyard sites equally undeterred by the fierce storms and blustering gales that now give rise to the characteristic grapes and consequently distinctive Strandveld Vineyards wines.

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Black Oystercatcher:

The Human Family has farmed successfully on the Moddervlei farm, where the Black Oystercatcher winery and restaurant are housed, for generations. The farm is situated between the small towns of Elim, Bredasdorp and Agulhas, in the Overberg region in South Africa. In 1998, Dirk and his family decided to live their dream – by planting vineyards on the property.

Today Black Oystercatcher Wines has an extensive range of wines that range from their well balanced Sauvignon blanc to their full-bodied cabernet Merlot. Additionally they also have their own Fraser’s Folly craft beers.

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Walker Bay Wines:

Walker Bay Vineyards is a beautiful country estate is situated near the heritage town of Stanford, in the shadow of the Klein Rivier mountains, bordering the cold Atlantic Ocean. There is a unique mix of different soil types on the farm including decomposed granite, shale and outcrops of limestone. Additionally, the cool climate terroir allows our grapes a long ripening period for the production of concentrated, yet balanced wines that have true sense of place.

Their wine list includes award-winning wines such as their Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot reds as well as their food-friendly Limestone Sauvignon Blanc and more.

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Hermanuspietersfontein:
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Quench your thirst for expertly crafted wines with Hermanuspietersfontein Wines, one of the town’s resident winemakers, at the Funky Fynbos Festival! 

Hermanuspietersfontein is a well-known wine cellar in the Walker Bay wine region producing Wines of Origin Sondagskloof. Hermanuspietersfontein produces two Sauvignon Blancs (Kaalvoet Meisie and Platter 5 star Kat met die Houtbeen), White blend (Stertswaai), two Bordeaux varietal blends (Kleinboet, and Die Arnoldus), Rhône varietal blend (Die Martha), Single varietal Shiraz (Skoonma), Merlot (Posmeester) and Cabernet Franc (Swartskaap). Additionally, they also offer a wine club for the serious Hermanuspietersfontein Fans.

Giant Periwinkle:

Their wine is true to the terroir and surrounds of the beloved area it is grown from, each one with individual characteristics and personalities, adding a little extra to the flavour of life.

Their wine list ranges from beautifully balanced dry whites to vibrant and firm reds.

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Fraser’s Folly:

CRAFTING DISTINCT, SMALL BATCH BEERS WITH SERIOUS PERSONALITY.

That’s why we started Fraser’s Folly Brewing Company. To craft unique, sought-after beers. It’s craft beer for the discerning beer drinker, for those looking to dodge the mainstream maelstrom. You won’t find us everywhere – on purpose. We choose to work with real beer enthusiasts, those who love craft beer as much as we do.
 
WHAT’S THEIR SECRET?
They hand-select only natural ingredients; goods tested over generations. They’re wholesome and unprocessed, and lay the foundation for quality beer. Then there’s our cool, fresh, natural spring water – the heart of our beer.

And finally, their craft beers are blended with imagination, craftsmanship and originality. Sure, they love brewing the easy-drinking ales. But they have just as much fun getting spunky, innovative and inspired in the brewery. It’s big personality – in every small batch.

Birkenhead Brewery:

Founded in 1998, the Birkenhead Brewery started as one of the first craft breweries in South Africa. Initially based on the sinking of the Birkenhead Ship along our coastline, their beers are inspirited by the ferocious power of South African landscapes and the charismatic characters that are found here. They now produce five different craft brews with additional special brews as and when inspiration strikes. All of their beers are filtered and pasteurised, with a 9-month shelf life. At the Birkenhead Brewery they pride ourselves on creativity and quality, with each beer lovingly crafted, mostly by moonlight, in-house by our small team of expert brewers.

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DarlingHoney:

Not a wine or beer fan? Not a problem DarlingHoney will be at the Funky Fynbos Festival! DarlingHoney's Honey Liqueur, Spiced Liqueur and HoneyGin are masterfully distilled using only the purest raw fynbos honey from our farm Rietfontein in Darling.

Honey Liqueur

A base spirit is distilled from mead (honey wine). Water from the farm and a judicious amount of honey is infused with the spirit to provide a unique fynbos honey flavour. 

Spiced Liqueur

DarlingHoney’s Spiced Liqueur is made from a range of spices steeped in a spirit until the exotic spice’s flavours have permeated the spirit. To cap it off water from the farm and a judicious amount of honey is infused with the liqueur to provide a unique fynbos honey essence. 

Honey Gin

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A base spirit is distilled from a mead (honey wine) which is then redistilled with honey, herbs and classic juniper mix using a combination of steeping and vapour infusion. To cap it off water from the farm and a judicious amount of honey is infused, to provide a unique fynbos honey flavour.

Health and Active Spinning Relay Challenge

Health and Active Spinning Relay Challenge 

Event information:

Date: 21 September 2019
Place: Gansbaai Harbour
Time: 09h00 to 12h00 (Duration 180min/3hours) 

Entry fee: R500 per bike (four people per team/bike)
Walk-ins: R85 per 30min or R500 for 3 hours as an individual

Get your entry form at Health and Active Gansbaai to ensure your bike! 

R50 Discount for entrants who book and pay for their bike before the 7th of September 

We at Health and Active are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Spinning Relay challenge at the Funky Fynbos this year. The minimum age for entries is 14 years and older. The relay will consist of a 3-hour continuous cycle challenge on a stationary spinning bike. The public or businesses can Rent a bike for R500 and may form groups of a maximum of four individuals to take part in this relay, you can decide how long each person cycles and how many people are in a group, the only two rules are; (1) All bikes must be in use by one of the team members at all times. (2) Maximum of 4 people per group.
The Relay Challenge will be hosted at the Gansbaai Harbour and will start promptly at 09h00 and will finish at 12h00. We will be available for late entries from 08h00 to 08h45 am and we do encourage people to join in groups to make the most of this challenge and dress up as a group to promote your company or just for fun.
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16 bikes are available, 5 of which have a maximum weight limit of 130kg and 11 with a maximum weight limit of 110kg. There will also be bikes available for walk-ins (people not part of groups) that can be rented for R85 per 30-minute slot, you can cycle for as long as you like, paying for each 30-minutes spinning stint, it all depends on how long you are willing to cycle.

Every team member will each receive a Health and Active hamper upon completion of the challenge.
There will be group instructors, leading the challenge, as well as a live DJ ensuring a great vibe and funky beat to keep you motivated. There will be various supplements for sale and massage treatments for those who cramp up. Additionally, we will be running a special on the 21st of September where if you sign up as a Health and Active Gym Member, you will receive the month of October FREE od Charge.
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A percentage of our proceedings will be donated to BARC, Gansbaai's local animal welfare shelter. 

For enquiries and entries please phone Pieta Botes at Health and Active at 072 938 2820 or send Pieta an email at pieta@healthandactive.co.za

Please note:

  • Entrants between the ages of 14 and 17 years old must have written and signed consent from a parent or guardian (this form can be obtained from us via Email).
  • Rates given are subject to change 
Lomond Wine Estate

Lomond Wine Estate

Funky Lomond Dirt Fondo

Date: 21 September 2019

Registration: Register for your choice of race event either on the 20th of September at the Lomond Pizza Night from 15:00 - 19:00 or on the day of your event at 06:30

50km Starting Time: 8 am - R150 per entry

26km Starting Time: 9 am - R50 per entry

Fully supported 26 km and 50 km timed MTB ride through the Fynbos-covered mountains along the famous Klipspringer trail network.

For More Information Contact: info@lomond.co.za

Funky Lomond Trail Run

Date: 21 September 2019

Registration: Register for your choice of race event either on the 20th of September at the Lomond Pizza Night from 15:00 - 19:00 or on the day of your event at 06:30

5km Time: 09:15 am at R50 per entry

16km Time: 08:15 am at R150 per entry

Fully supported 5km and 16km timed trail run through the vineyards and into the Fynbos.

For More Information Contact: info@lomond.co.za

Rugby World Cup Screening

Date: 21 September 2019

Time: 12 pm

The opening of the rugby world cup will be broadcast on the estate with the picturesque Lomond Dam as a backdrop.

For More Information Contact: info@lomond.co.za

Sauvignon Blanc Launch

Date: 22 September 2019

Time: 11 am

Join winemaker Hannes Meyer in the new cellar for a vertical Sauvignon Blanc tasting and compare each year's Vintage Sauvignon Blanc of Gansbaai's local winery - Lomond!

Stay tuned for more information!

 Funky Yoga @ Lomond

Date: 22 September 2019

Time: 09:30 am

Enjoy a morning of Yoga on the banks of the Lomond Dam with Health and Active Gansbaai. More information to follow.

For More Information Contact: 028 388 0095

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The first of the funky venues is inland at Lomond Wine Estate. Canoe races, live music and entertainment, family fun day activities such as running and cycling and a screening of the Rugby World Cup will all be held on the picturesque wine farm. Lomond Wine Estate will serve as the scenic backdrop for the tasting of local wines and craft beers. Moreover, Lomond Wine Estate will host the highly praised Gansbaai Academia Marimba Band to add that extra bit of funk to the festivities.

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Lomond Canoe Marathon

Lomond Canoe Marathon

Event Information:

Date: 21 September 2019
Registration: 08:30
Starting Time: 10:00
Entries & Enquiries: rodger@trikes.co.za

All the paddling action will be on the beautiful Lomond Dam with a fantastic marathon course laid out in clean, clear water! The new canoe course is set for marathon distances and will be raced in three classes! Each lap is 4km long with a short final lap of 1.4km. The open event will be raced over 5+1 laps for a total distance of 21.4km. Next up is a 3+1 lap race to test paddlers over 13.4km and finally, paddlers just looking to chill on the water can lap it up over 1 plus a sausage for 5.4km! There will be a short portage between laps.

There will also be a short course featuring the famous funky hat dress up and run portage for Guppy paddlers and their fab supporters! 

For more information contact Rodge on rodger@trikes.co.za
 

Funky Prizes

Funky Prizes

Every year the Funky Fynbos Festival has bigger and better prizes than the year before it. Race participants and casual festival-goers stand the chance to win their share of amazing cash prizes and a wide variety of other prizes, all generously donated by some of Gansbaai's Funky'est businesses.
If you want to be one of 2019's lucky Funky Fynbos Festival winners, make sure you're at the Gansbaai Harbour and Lomond Wine Estate on the 21st and 22nd of September!
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If you want to donate your very own funky prize to the Funky Fynbos Festival contact Doulene Els at doulene@gansbaaitourism.co.za to become one of our Funky Sponsors and learn more on how that can benefit you!

Walker Bay Conservancy

Walker Bay Conservancy 

The Cape Floral Kingdom represents less than one percent of the world’s floral kingdoms but is by far the most diverse with 70% of the Cape Fynbos only being found in the Cape. The Walker Bay Conservancy was formulated by a group of local landowners who were concerned at the rate of which their beautiful and diverse lands were being affected by fires, alien vegetation and industrial and residential development. To date, there are 26 members that form the Walker Bay Conservancy who together seek to protect and promote the conservation of indigenous plants and wild animals in the area.
In partnership with the Funky Fynbos Festival, Walker Bay Conservancy has opened up its proverbial doors again and is allowing all the trail running and mountain biking races to take place across their various pristinely well-kept farmlands.    
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Contact Us

Contact Us

Want to set up your own Funky Fynbos Festival stall?

  • Complete the application form HERE and email it to funkyfynbosfestival@gmail.com.

For any further enquiries please contact:

  • Gansbaai Tourism: 028 384 1439
  • Email: funkyfynbosfestival@gmail.com
Funky Sponsors 2019

Funky Sponsors 2019

The organizers of this year’s festival would like to acknowledge all the efforts and contributions made by the sponsors and supporters of the Funky Fynbos Festival and the greater Gansbaai community. A heartfelt thank you goes out to all the sponsors, supporters and volunteers of the Funky Fynbos Festival 2019.

Here is a list of this year’s Funky Fynbos Festival sponsors and supporters:
Want to become a Funky Sponsor?

The Funky Fynbos Festival gets bigger and better every year! This is all thanks to their wonderful sponsors who continue to support the funkiest festival in the land. If you wish to become one of these sponsors, contact Gansbaai Tourism directly.

  • Contact Gansbaai Tourism on: 028 384 1439
  • Or email funkyfynbosfestival@gmail.com 
Funky Fynbos Festival Results 2018

Funky Fynbos Festival Results 2018

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For a full list of the Funky Fynbos Festival 2018 MTB and Trail Running results CLICK HERE.

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