Spring Festival 2015
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Spring Festival 2015

Join us from 19 – 27 September 2015 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

Spring Festival 2015
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Spring Festival 2015

Posted by: on Jun 16, 2015 | One Comment

Join us from 19 – 27 September 2015 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

Festival Programme 2014
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Festival Programme 2014

Posted by: on Sep 12, 2014 | 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.

Photographic Workshops and Competition
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Photographic Workshops and Competition

Posted by: on Sep 11, 2014 | No Comments


Polokwane photographer Alma Whitehead is offering inspirational photo workshops during the Spring Festival. They will be held on September 20, 24 and 27 at Cheerio Gardens with  a one-night workshop on September 27 at Magoebaskloof Hotel.

Forestry Competition
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Forestry Competition

Posted by: on Sep 3, 2014 | 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! Join us in Haenertsburg behind the Village Hall for the festivities!

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. 

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

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