Spring Festival 2017
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Spring Festival 2017

Join us from Saturday 23 September – 01 October 2017 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. The Haenertsburg Village Spring Fair will run from 22 September to 25 September. Time: 9am – 5pm. Read More

Festival Programme 2017
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Festival Programme 2017

Posted by: on Sep 5, 2017 | No Comments

This year we have a Spring Festival packed with great activities for the whole family and lots of great opportunities to experience everything Spring has to offer! Here is an outline of the events planned for each day as well as some ideas of where to shop.

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Heritage Day Braai at Magoebaskloof Hotel

Posted by: on Aug 31, 2017 | No Comments

Magoebaskloof Hotel will be having a Heritage day Braai on 24 September. Tons of fun for everyone! Contact the hotel for more information 015 276 5400.

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

Posted by: on Aug 22, 2017 | 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.

Exciting Stalls Coming to the Village!
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Exciting Stalls Coming to the Village!

Posted by: on Aug 21, 2017 | No Comments

We have some exciting stalls coming to the Village during the Spring Festival including Limpopo’s first ever range of craft gin, artisanal cheese from Klippiesveld and some great and unique art from local artists. Be sure to pop into the Village from 22 – 25 September, 9am – 5pm. The stall will be located in the Haenertsburg Village Hall, the gardens and the area around the hall. Read more

Spring Festival 2017
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Spring Festival 2017

Posted by: on Aug 8, 2017 | One Comment

Join us from Saturday 23 September – 01 October 2017 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. The Haenertsburg Village Spring Fair will run from 22 September to 25 September. Time: 9am – 5pm. Read More

Classical Music this Spring!
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Classical Music this Spring!

Posted by: on Aug 1, 2017 | 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 on Sunday 17 September at Haenertsburg Christian Church and Sunday 24 September at Barnyard Theatre, Stanford Lake College. Bookings are essential.

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

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