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 Bongani Kubeka, Pianist Rocco de Villiers, Violinist Lucia Scott, Percussionist Ronan Skillen, Oboist John Rojas, Bassist Shaun Johannes and many more.
Aside from the wonderful musicians, the Silver Mountain Music Festival also brings experts in conservation and the environment together.
Meet naturalsts, including, Prof Coert Geldenhuys, Keir Lynch, Les Minter, Jeanne Gouws, Francis Steyn and Jannie Groenewald as they introduce you (by day and night) to the creatures of the secretive Grootvaderbosch forest. Wander through a purple explosion of lavender and watch a national sheep dog champion at work.
It’s the aim of the festival team to reach the children of the Grootvaderbosch Valley.
Each year, we reach out to rural communities. 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 Stonehouse Cheese at the Rotterdam Hotel. Taste flagship wines from Sijnn Wines. Become a dairy farmer for a day. Gaze at the night sky. Sip locally brewed clock peaks coffee. And learn about our future by wandering into our Stone Age Past.