Three fun Winter festivals to diarise
Cellar Rats Port & Red Wine Festival, Magaliesburg 31 May
Enjoy some of South Africa’s best ports, sherry, dessert wines, potstill brandy & red wine at the Old Mill in Magaliesburg. There will also be delectable warm winter food. Only a 40 minute drive from Johannesburg’s northern suburbs.
Tickets cost R105 for adults and R10 for kids, who will have supervised entertainment throughout the day. Designated drivers get in free. The event starts at 11:00 and ends at 15:00
Dullstroom Winter Festival, Dullstroom 3 – 5 July
Famous for being one of South Africa’s top fly fishing destinations, Dullstroom will take on a festive atmosphere during the first week of July, as some top local artists will descend upon the town to warm everyone up with some toe-tapping tunes.
Apart from the musical element, there will also be a mountain bike race as well as a 10km trail run. Featuring Khan from Parlotones, Southern Gypsy Queen and Robyn Auld to name but a few, there’s a lot to look forward to.
Oppikoppi, Northam 7 – 9 August
South Africa’s quintessential rock festival will be drawing thousands of music fanatics and good time chasers to the dustiness that is Northam in Limpopo. Confirmed artists include Albert Frost, Black Cat Bones, Livingston, Southern Wild, Crystal Park and The Bearded Ladies.
Tickets are going for R750, which includes a festival pass and allows you to pitch a tent in the designated camping areas. However, if you’re after a bit of comfort, you can always opt for one of the fancy tent hotels.