Thursday 15 June 2017
Classical Ensemble with Samson Diamond and members of the Odeion String Quartet | 7pm |Schoone Oordt, Swellendam DIRECTIONS HERE
Enjoy an elegant evening of light classical delights in the magnificent surroundings of the Schoone Oordt Country House. Programme includes String Trios by Beethoven and Kodaly.
R160 with cash bar. Adults only.
Schoone Oordt, one of the best restaurants in Swellendam, is offering a spectacular 5-course Chef's Table dinner with wine pairing. To be hosted in their intimate dinning room beore the concert and limited to 10 guests. The dinner will begin at 5 for 5:30 and is R650 a head. Contact Schoone Oordt for reservations.
Friday 16 June 2017
A Celebration of Youth | 9am | Heidelberg
A full day of youth celebration and activities with a focus on the rural community of Heidelberg. Richard Cock will work with the local schools, running musical workshops to inspire the youth. These will be presented by member of the Odeion String Quartet and Magda de Vries (Marimba and percussion specialist). This will be combined with other youth focused activities, including a fun ride at the Grootvadersbosch Conservancy mountain bike track in Heidelberg.
Guided walk with the local community | 10:30am | Suurbraak The conservancy has recently trained 12 hiking guides from the local community who have unique insights into living and working in this remote, beautiful valley. Enjoy a fascinating wander around the scenic village of Suurbraak and the surrounding mountains. R60 a person R30 kids (under 14). Minimum 4 people per tour. contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Milk Tasting and Cheese Factory Tours | 1:30pm | Fleckvieh Guestfarm & Langeberg Kaas MEET AT Langeberg Kaas. Experience life on a real dairy farm and learn some special secrets about the magical goodness of milk and how it becomes cheese. Includes milk and cheese tasting. R60 adults R30 kids (under 14).
FULL Legends of Grootvadersbosch: Nature Talk and walk with renowned conservationist, Chris Martens | 4:30pm | MEET at Strawberry Hill Farm A sunset walk and talk with renowned conservationist and local legend, Chris Martens. Talk will discuss migratory birds and another phenomenal natural wonders of the area. R60 adults R30 kids (under 14).
Food available to purchase after the walk to enjoy with your Saggy Stone Beer.
Movie Legends Concert with Richard Cock and Samson Diamond | 7:00pm | Strawberry Hill Farm
The walk and talk will be followed by a concert of favourite movie themes, for Violin and Piano, performed by Samson Diamond and Grethe Nöthling. This concert received ‘rave reviews’ at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown last year. The concert includes such favourites as Il Postino, Ladies in Lavender, Schindler’s List and Fiddler on the Roof. Includes a glass of Saggy Stone beer. R160 adults R100 kids (under 14).
Saturday 17 June 2017
Sunrise Coffee and Eureka Mill Rusks | 8:30am | Honeywood farm Join local coffee roaster Bert Pienaar from Clocks Peak Coffee Roasters for a fascinating insight into the wonders of coffee. Includes coffee tasting and Eureka Mill Rusks. R60 adults R30 kids (under 14).
Morning Marimba | 9:30am | Honeywood farm Join Magda de Vries for a morning Marimba concert. Her concert will include a selection of different music genres including some classical and more contemporary. Enjoy the ‘Flight of the Bumble Bee’ and other well known pieces after a delicious local coffee blend and before a fascinating tour on the honey farm. R100 Adults R60 kids (under 14).
The Wonder of Bees | 10:30am | Honeywood farm with renowned Beekeeper, John Moodie at Honeywood Farm, followed by a local tea and cake. Learn about bees and bee keeping in a fabulous setting on this beautiful family farm. R60 adults R30 kids (under 14).
R180 to attend all three of the events at Honeywood, R80 for kids (under 14)
Depending on numbers lunch can be arranged through Honeywood which can be enjoyed before the afternoon concert and walk.
FULL Forest Conservation Walk meet at strawberry hill farm DIRECTIONS HERE
Enjoy a guided forest walk with renowned forest ecologist Prof Coert Geldenhuys. Learn how invasive alien trees can be used to regenerate forests. R60. R30 kids (under 14). Includes an indigenous tree from our nursery to plant or take home.
Depending on numbers lunch can be arranged through Honeywood which can be enjoyed before the afternoon concert. R60 Adults and R35 kids. Contact Honeywood Farm for details.
Richard Cock and Silver Mountain Festival Orchestra | 3:00pm | Skeiding Guest Farm | Taste some Rooiberg wine, SaggyStone Beer or Clocks Peak Coffee and soak up the atmosphere, while the sun sets on silver mountains. A magical musical experience in a farm shed in the mountains. The concert will feature South African stars, such as Nicholas Nicolaidis (Tenor) and Magda de Vries (Marimba). The Programme will include songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, as well as favourite instrumental music by Vivaldi and some surprises. The afternoon includes the sale/tastings of local farm produce and cuisine. Concert: R160 adults R100 kids (Below 5 are free).
Sunday 18 June 2017
Guided walk with the local community | 11am | Heidelberg, Meet at Dorothea's
The conservancy has recently trained 12 hiking guides from the local community who have unique insights into living and working in this remote, beautiful valley. Enjoy a fascinating wander around the historic town of Suurbraak and the surrounding hills. R60 a person R30 kids (under 14). Minimum 4 people per tour. Contact email@example.com to book.
Heidelberg Rejoice: Church Choral Concert with Richard Cock and Ricardo Januarie | 3pm -5pm | Heidelberg Congregational Church DIRECTIONS HERE
Musical selections performed by the Silver Mountain Music Festival Orchestra and the Heidelberg Rejoice Choir. Music from the heart speaks to the soul. A community celebrating the Life of Christ by singing hymns of praise and worship. Last year this emotional event brought the audience to their feet and tears to the eyes of many who attended. Do not miss this powerful experience.