Every year, the Silver Mountain Music Festival brings South Africa’s top musical talents together.
The event is organised by world-renowned musician and conductor, Richard Cock. And this year, he is joined by friends such as baritone, Tim Moloi, soprano Lauren Dasappa, pianist Sulayman Human, soprano Cecilia Rangwanasha, and many more.
Aside from the wonderful musicians, the Silver Mountain Music Festival also brings experts in conservation and the environment together.
Meet the Bionerds team and Prof Coert Geldenhuys, as they introduce you to the creatures of the secretive Grootvaderbosch forest. And walk in critically endangered Renosterveld – of which only small patches remain in the world today (with a special Renosterveld corridor found in the Grootvadersbosch Conservancy).
It’s the aim of the festival team to reach the children of the Grootvaderbosch Valley.
This year, we reach out to the rural community of Heidelberg. We bring music to these youngsters, through musical workshops.
And of course encourage their love for the outdoors and activities, through cycling and nature talks.
Our speakers also include founders of innovative products – all from the area.
There are so many great products unique to the valley. You can connect with these leaders through many of our talks. Meet the team from Eureka Mills. Become a dairy farmer for a day. Meet the wild Cape Buffalo of Grootvadersbosch. And discover the genetic ancestry of the people of the southern Cape.