If you're a resident or even an annual visitor to Gansbaai, you’ve probably noticed a tortoise or two crossing the road...
As the temperature drops the excitement builds in the Overberg - Stanford Village is hosting a number of great events in the upcoming months to keep you warm! Have a look below:
17 June 2016, 09:00
2 cooking classes and Foraging with Juergen
Hands on in the kitchen, preparations with the Chefs: Salads, Dressings, Vegetable Main Course, Dessert all culminating with Lunch and Wine Pairing at 12:30.
R500 per person.
18 June 2016, 12:00
Annual Penguin Plunge
The grassy bank at the bottom of King Street is the launch area for the penguins. (Shortmarket, King and Quick Streets will be closed from 10:00)
The event is organised by Rotary to raise funds for their soup kitchens which feed the needy in the Stanford area. Are you a chicken or a penguin? Support from the banks and take the plunge like a real penguin. Steaming gluwein will be served to all penguins. All donations will be gratefully accepted. Go on, challenge your friends, and join in this fun tradition in Stanford.
18 June 2016, 11:00 till late
Hops at the Hills
Stanford Hills Tasting Room
Quality craft beer, wine, food and music. Headlined by Louise Carver and Watershed in a Sunset Concert 16:00 - 18:00. Don't miss out on this top-class event.
Day Pass Tickets available for beer fest only, for adults from 11:00 - 16:00 at R80pp (these tickets do not include Louise Carver and Watershed)
Full Tickets: R250 adults, R80 under 18s, and free for under 12s available from www.nutickets.co.za and Stanford Tourism.
Monday, 20 June 2016, 17:30
Full Moon Wandelpad Stroll
Meet at Stanford Tourism for this new monthly Stanford Tourism fundraiser. Stride, jog or stroll. R20 adults, kids free, dogs R10 each. If you are joining the Stanford Striders beforehand, or would like to paddle on the Klein River with the Stanford Canoe Club, please join in the fun, and the excitement of the rising of the full moon. Gluwein and Milo on sale (R30) at the Tourism Office. Funds raised are to generate further tourism-based events in Stanford.
Friday, 24 June 2016, 19:30
Stanford NGKerk Hall
Fancy a few belly laughs for a good cause? Barry Hilton will have you in stitches with his unique style of South African humour. Earlier this year, the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International named Barry Hilton a Paul Harris Fellow in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world. This is Rotary International’s highest award for public service. Tickets for the Stanford show are R100 and can be bought from Stanford Tourism (028 341 0954). All funds raised will go to the Stanford Rotary Club. Bring the whole family and your friends.
NEARBY UPCOMING EVENTS
17 - 19 June 2016
MTB event, village carnival, scarecrow route, live music on the school field and so much more fun.
2 - 3 July 2016, 10:00 - 17:00
Preserving food for tomorrow’s table
2 Day Group Workshop
LOKAL in B'bos
Cost R1 850 pp includes all ingredients, apron, nibbles, prepared drinks, and a fireside lunch. A two day creative group preparation course in a warm workspace exploring techniques of maintaining food for the future months. Smoking, water bath canning, root cellaring, ferments and confits are age old methods we will explore during this hands-on time together. Eat local, keep your roots.
24 - 25 September 2016
Funky Fynbos Festival
The Flower Valley Farm and Conservation Trust, Gansbaai
Welcome to the Funky Fynbos Festival - the festival for the ultimate outdoor enthusiast!