What’s On in the Garden Route?


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


Friday 4th

  • 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.
  • Lianie May will be performing at the Mossel Bay Civic Centre from 7pm till 10pm. Tickets are available at Computicket at R100, for more information, check out their Facebook page.


Saturday 5th

  • Popular local band Cloud 9 takes to the stage for an unforgettable evening at the Lakeside Lodge and Spa from 3pm. Be sure to book your tickets here for this annual sold-out event. Local beer as well as street-style food will also be on offer to purchase on the day. For more information, check out their Facebook page.
  • 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 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
  • The George Park Run takes place every Saturday at 8am at the Botanical Gardens. It’s free! But please register before your first run. Only ever register with park run once. Website: www.parkrun.co.za


Saturday 5th

  • The Hakerville Saturday Village Market will be taking place from 8am till 12pm. 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. Situated on the N2 halfway between Knysna & Plett.


Friday 4th

  • 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.

Saturday 5th

  • The Leisure Isle Festival will be taking place at Kingsway Park from 9am till 5pm, and on Sunday from 10am till 2pm. There will be many different stalls and markets available over the weekend. Come and mingle amongst beautiful things and do your Christmas shopping at leisure, all proceeds go to our six local charities. For more information, check out their Facebook page.


Friday 4th

  • 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.

Saturday 5th

  • The Toast-ies Fairy Party will be taking place at the Clover Café from 11am till 1pm. At Toast-ies they understand that having a bunch of excited children at a party means that you will already have your hands full. So leave the fuss of planning and running the party to their team of experts. For more information, check out their Facebook page.

Sunday 6th  

  • The Airport Road Community Celebration will be taking place at the Cairnbrogie Estates from 11am till 6pm. As most of you know, we have been waiting a very long time for the Airport Road of Plettenberg Bay to be tarred. To commemorate this special day, the community have put together an event to thank the Henra team for their hard work and put aside a day to honour this special occasion and celebrate it in true Plettenberg style and spirit! We invite you all to participate in this celebration! For more information, check out their Facebook page.


Saturday 5th

  • 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.


Friday 4th

  • 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