Spring Festival 2014
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Spring Festival 2014

Join us from 20 – 28 September 2014 to celebrate the joys of Spring! The Japanese flowering cherries are just coming into bloom and the crab apple trees are covered in delicate pink and white blossoms while the azaleas provide a backdrop of glorious pink, red, purple, white, mauve and yellow. Once again, the Spring Festival will be welcoming visitors from all over the country with a wide selection of craft stalls, food stalls, music events and family fun. Read More

Classical Music at the Spring Festival
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Classical Music at the Spring Festival

Posted by: on Aug 22, 2014 | No Comments

We are very pleased to welcome Richard Cock back to Haenertsburg for the Spring Festival. He is a world renowned conductor who manages to delight and entertain crowds with his lively mix of classical and contemporary music. There will be two concerts during the Festival – one on Friday the 19th September in Haenertsburg and one on Tuesday 23 September at Stanford Lake College. 

Beer Fest at the Spring Festival
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Beer Fest at the Spring Festival

Posted by: on Aug 22, 2014 | No Comments

Join us for our first ever Spring Festival Beer Fest on Friday, 19 September 2014. The Haenertsburg Village Hall will be turned into a German beer hall with a Bavarian Oompah band, eisbein, big mugs of good beer, German food and good cheer. The activities will start at about 19:30 after the Richard Cock concert.

Spring Flower Walks in Haenertsburg Grassland
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Spring Flower Walks in Haenertsburg Grassland

Posted by: on Aug 21, 2014 | No Comments

Have a wonderful hour-long grassland experience! Come and walk with the local botanical expert Sylvie Kremer-Kohne and explore the Haenertsburg Grasslands, home to an amazing 630 species of indigenous plants. With the approach of spring, many of these plants will grace the grasslands with their colourful flowers.

FroHGs!
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FroHGs!

Posted by: on Aug 20, 2014 | No Comments

FROGS are vital indicators of environmental health because they can inhale toxins through their skin, and if their habitat is polluted, they start to die.

Haenertsburg’s FROHGs are just as important to one of the most unique and varied biomes in the whole country! FROHG – which stands for the Friends of the Haenertsburg Grasslands – are a hard-working group of volunteers dedicated to conserving the critically endangered Montane grasslands surrounding Haenertsburg and the Wolkberg Wilderness area. Here, in Limpopo, we have this wonderful, but vulnerable heritage, which FROHG, together with LEDET, is doing its best to protect and have declared a Provincial Nature Reserve. To find out more, visit www.haenertsburg.co.za/FrOHG/

The Gardens that Box Grew
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The Gardens that Box Grew

Posted by: on Apr 30, 2014 | No Comments

Without Sheila (Box) Thompson’s love of plants and interest in cultivating interesting species, we would probably not be celebrating spring in Magoebaskloof.

We all love and enjoy the beauty of Cheerio Gardens in spring – breathtaking azaleas in a myriad colours, Japanese flowering cherry trees covered in clouds of blossom, streams and dams, gentle walks.

Daughter of local pioneers, Box early developed an interest in rare and indigenous plants. During WWII she was posted to the SA Signal Corps and continued to collect indigenous plants wherever she was based and bring them back to plant on the family farm

Spring Festival 2014
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Spring Festival 2014

Posted by: on Apr 16, 2014 | One Comment

Join us from 20 – 28 September 2014 to celebrate the joys of Spring! The Japanese flowering cherries are just coming into bloom and the crab apple trees are covered in delicate pink and white blossoms while the azaleas provide a backdrop of glorious pink, red, purple, white, mauve and yellow. Once again, the Spring Festival will be welcoming visitors from all over the country with a wide selection of craft stalls, food stalls, music events and family fun. Read More

History of the Festival
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History of the Festival

Posted by: on Aug 27, 2013 | No Comments

A spring garden filled with flowering cherries and azaleas was created by Box (Sheila) Thompson. The formidable, chairlady of the then Garden Club, Jackie Jackson, with the help of her garden club members opened the garden to the public; they served tea and some local handcraft was available for sale. The proceeds were then put to good use and garden cottages for senior citizens were built in Haenertsburg. These small beginnings inspired other locals and the Spring Fair was then opened in 1985. Read More

Forestry Competition
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Forestry Competition

Posted by: on Aug 12, 2013 | No Comments

The Forestry Competition is a great event which traditionally forms part of the Spring Festival. Here you will be able to see local forestry teams chop, saw, heave and spin their way to glory!