The Spring Festival sees the opening of the Mountain Café – a new addition to Haenertsburg’s burgeoning food scene. This family run restaurant will focus on seasonal ingredients to produce farm fresh cuisine with a modern twist. Only a few minutes from Haenertsburg, Blueberry Heights Organic Farm, long known for its berry picking, will be home to this elegant farm café.
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.
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 Wednesday 21 September at Haenertsburg Christian Church and Sunday 25 September at Barnyard Theatre, Stanford Lake College as well as a special Children’s Concert on Monday 26 September at Thusanang.
Visit Wegraakbosch Organic Farm during the Spring Festival for cheese tours and more!
Cheese tours daily at 10am while cheese making in progress. Farm tours can be given at any time, booking essential. Platters served in a farm atmosphere. Our farm is open and we are also selling at the Magoebaskloof Hotel Market and at the Roadstall below Lekwar on the R71 below Haenertsburg
Set within 4,2 hectares (10 acres) of cultivated fruit and vegetables, the large garden at Kuhestan is at the heart of the farm. It was inspired by the concept of the unity of humankind, beautifully captured in this quotation: “Ye are all fruits of one tree, the leaves of one branch, the flowers of one garden.”
Join us from Saturday 24 September – 02 October 2016 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
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
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