What’s On in the Garden Route: 12 - 14 October

BY JESICA SLABBERT - OCTOBER 9, 2018

Explore our Garden Route events calendar to see what events are taking place this weekend in the Garden Route.

MOSSEL BAY

Friday 12th

  • Quiz night is happening at the Santos Express Train Lodge! Join in on every Friday night at 7pm for a fun filled evening! Bring your team of 2-6 pals, put on your thinking caps and join in the silliness! Entry fee is R10 per person, book a table in advance to avoid disappointment. Cash and other prizes to be won. Physical Address: Santos Express Train Lodge, Munro Rd, Santos Beach, Mossel Bay. Telephone: 044 691 1995, Mobile No: 083 900 7797, Email: [email protected] Website: www.santosexpress.co.za.
  • Oldies but Goldies, A Trip Down memory Lane at the ReedValley stage in Mossel Bay. The show comprises singers James Marais and Monique Cassells, as well as MC, comedian and performer, Fanie Schoeman, and pays tribute to the golden era of music from the ’50s to the ’80s. Get your tickets today, as they are sure to sell out quickly! Tickets are available online at R150 each. Doors will open at 6:30pm. For more information contact 044 698 1022.

Saturday 13th

  • The Hartenbos parkrun is a free 5km run/walk at Kleingeluk, Oudtshoorn road (R328). Grandparents, parents and children are welcome. Every Saturday at 8am regardless of the weather.


HAKERVILLE

Saturday 13th

  • The Hakerville Village Market will be taking place from 8am till 12pm on the N2 halfway between Knysna & Plett. Mouth-watering breakfast and a broad selection of delicious foods and drinks. Interesting and creative crafts. Gentle music and all the ingredients for a most relaxing morning. Ample parking.


GEORGE

Friday 12th

  • The Milkwood Village Night Market: Quaff your favourite wine, nibble aged cheeses and munch kebabs straight off the coals while listening to live music. Milkwood Village is an all-year-round meeting place with a lovely vibe. Every Friday from 4pm till 9pm.


Saturday 13th

  • The Market Lane Crafts and Food Market takes place at Donnerail Square, Behind Market Street, in George every Saturday from 8:30am till 2pm. For enquiries, contact Bes at 083 701 5352.
  • The Berg en Dal Hiking Club meets up every Saturday during the summer months in the parking area (Kerkstraat) of the NG Kerk, Courtenay Street to hike distances that vary from about 8 to 20 kilometres. They welcome anyone who has a love for nature and is reasonably active to join for an invigorating time walking in the beautiful environment that is the Garden Route. 
  • The George Park Run takes place every Saturday from 8am at the Botanical Gardens. It is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock. It’s free! But please register before your first run. Only ever register with park run once. For more information check out their website or email info@botanicalgarden.org.za  
  • The Outeniqua Farmers’ Market takes place from 8am, and is a five-hectare site which is home to nearly 80 food and craft stalls offering produce and goods created by local farmers and skilled craft people. The Market is located opposite the Garden Route Mall on the N2, and takes place every Saturday. You can expect some great stalls, including honey, cheese, fish, chocolate, cakes and other delicious foods. Click here for more information: www.outeniquafarmersmarket.co.za


KNYSNA

Friday 12th

  • The Knysna Friday Night Market will be taking place at Knysna Montessori School (off Welbedacht Road) from 4pm till 8pm. Enjoy a wide variety of food. Bar available. For more information, call 044 382-5316.

OUDTSHOORN

Saturday 13th

  • Oudtshoorn Parkrun: It is a 5km run - you against the clock. Every Saturday at 8:00am. The event takes place at the Surval Boutique Olive Estate, R328, Cango Caves / Buffelsdrift Road, Oudtshoorn, 6625. What does it cost to join in? Nothing - it's free! But please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. It is entirely organised by volunteers - email oudtshoornhelpers@parkrun.com to help.


PLETTENBERG BAY

Friday 12th

  • The Plett Ski Boat Club will be hosting a Fishy Friday’s event throughout the day. Enjoy the Catch of the day and Chips at R59 per person; add a bottle of Porcupine Sauvignon Blanc for R50 – All Day Special.


SEDGEFIELD

Saturday 13th

  • The Wild Oats Market is an exciting and significant landmark in the heart of South Africa’s garden route; this multiple award-winning WILD OATS Community Farmers' Market is located on the outskirts of the tiny coastal town of Sedgefield, adjacent to the beautiful Swartvlei lake-lagoon and takes place from 8am till noon.


WILDERNESS

Friday 12th

  • Start the weekend right at a festive village market ‘under milkwood’ from 4pm. Quaff your favourite wine, nibble aged cheeses and munch kebabs straight off the coals while listening to live music. Milkwood Village is an all-year-round meeting place with a lovely vibe. Mosey around the arts, crafts and unique clothing stalls, eat yummy food, slake your thirst with a pint at one of the pubs and just enjoy the vibrant magical atmosphere beneath the old White Milkwood trees.


If you are hosting any kind of event within the Garden Route, please email me on [email protected]  and we can publish it in this article as well as on our ‘Events’ section on Home Food and Travel.

Contact Franchisee Liandé Barnard
Garden Route contact number 084 571 8659
Garden Route email address liande@homefoodandtravel.co.za