Experience the Elgin Winter Festival this weekend

Winter can leave you feeling rather isolated and numb to the world around you… hibernating at home rather than getting out and about and enjoying life.

So,  despite the weather, this long weekend we’re heading out to explore Elgin as a family and, as luck would have it, the inaugural Elgin Winter Festival will be taking place in the valley over the weekend.

On offer are a host of activities which will be taking place throughout different venues spread across the valley.

Horse riding, wine tasting master classes, mountain bike rides, Women’s day specials, river barging cruises, a literary book festival and live entertainment in the form of Bottomless Coffee Band at the Elgin Railway Market on Saturday night.

Find the full schedule of events at Elgin Winter Festival online

Flow trail (kids pump track) at Trails End

Elgin has always appealed to me on my countless drives over Sir Lowry’s pass and on to the Overberg, but we have just never had the time to stop and spend a while exploring, so I’m really looking forward to an incredible weekend of new discoveries!

I’ve heard amazing things about The Elgin Railway Market and I’m particularly looking forward to spending some time there. It is open for usual trade over the weekend (free entry for all) but The Elgin Wine Tasting Fair will be taking place on the Friday from 6-9pm so we will be taking a turn past that event. (Tickets are R150 per person and can be booked ahead via Quicket)

Natalie and Joris Van Almenkerk

As mentioned above, Bottomless Coffee Band will be playing at the venue on the Saturday (doors open at 6:30pm). Tickets cost R150 per person and are available online at Quicket. https://qkt.io/MoUR8H

I hope to see some of you at the #ElginWinterFest

#HandbagsOfHope: Elgin Grabouw Tourism are are running a charity drive in aid of women over the course of the event and are asking visitors to the festival to bring along unused handbag filled with feminine hygiene products and toiletries and to drop these off at the Elgin Railway Market at a dedicated donation point.

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Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for almost 7 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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