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The beautiful valley at the foot of the Houw Hoek Pass not only holds the quaint village of Botrivier but also a variety of great events. From challenging outdoor events to festive community get-togethers, this town has it all. Remember to keep an eye on the following events happening in Botrivier during the year.
Botrivier Challenge (28 – 29 October 2016)
Join a weekend of action-packed challenges. Starting on the Friday with a neon night run/walk and going all the way through to the Saturday Trail run. This event is the main fundraiser for the Botrivier Education Foundation and all proceeds go to helping students enter and succeed in tertiary education. Come run, ride or walk!
Barrels & Beards
Barrels & Beards consists of three special events: kicking off with laid back get-together at Honingklip Brewery on Friday the night easing into a not-to-be-missed Best of Bot vs International Tasting at Goedvertrouw on Saturday morning. The weekend then culminates with the main event, The Baard Paartie on Saturday evening at Baard-ton (Barton) Vineyards.
Botrivier Spring Festival/ Weekend
Also known as the Drink Yourself Pink Festival, this weekend celebrates anything and everything Spring. This is the perfect event for nature-lovers, wine lovers and families looking for that great outing. Join Botrivier in celebrating the natural beauty and fruits of the valley along with great acti8vities and a showcase of local artists.
If you’re only stopping by for a quick visit then why not stop by the Salandra Country Market. Taking place every Sunday, this market offers a variety of great food and local drinks, arts and crafts, good music and entertainment for the kids.