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From time to time the sleepy village of Magaliesburg has various events and festivals, ranging from bike rallies, wine festivals, peach festivals, carrot festivals, and this weekend is the BILTONG FESTIVAL. Apparently there will be 1.3 tonnes of biltong!

Go here for more info http://www.baiebiltong.co.za/

I'll keep this thread alive and post some of the other wierd stuff that happens around here (yes,yes, we're all a bunch of yokels, its a field trip to the human zoo!)
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Re: What's happening in Magaliesburg?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2009, 07:06:51 am »
(yes,yes, we're all a bunch of yokels, its a trip to the human zoo!)

Hey! - Watchit !

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Re: What's happening in Magaliesburg?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2009, 08:01:09 am »
By the Hervormde Kerk Magaliesburg nogal, with a "Mej Biltongfees kompetisie"  and a "Biertuin"  ;D ;D ;D
R120/kg for biltong might be a good reason to take the trip!  :thumleft:
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Re: What's happening in Magaliesburg?
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2009, 04:48:53 pm »
Last weekend was the Cellar Rats wine festival which I missed, but was by all accounts a good one. They have the festival twice a year, mainly to market wines to the accomodation establishments, but that means that you can get sloshed on expensive wine for cheap! Will post that one in time next time.

http://www.cellarrats.co.za/springfestival.htm

Next up is the Magaliesburg Great Escape festival, 19th to 24th September. There's a whole bunch of stuff happening, but unfortunately some advertising types have got hold of it and put together an incomprehensible website, full of big words that make no sense. See if anyone can figure it out :

www.magfest.co.za

If you don't like food, but prefer 'Cuisine' then

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The Magaliesberg Country Classic Festival serves as a unique opportunity for the many fine dining restaurants and venues of the Magaliesberg to showcase their extraordinary culinary expertise. A few examples of what will be on offer include:

Delightful smalls from the awesome Mount Grace www.mountgrace.co.za
Oysters and Champagne with Forum Harmoni www.forumhomini.com
Chocolate and Champagne at Maropeng with delightful teasers for children www.maropeng.co.za
Extraordinary pasta combinations from the De Hoek Country Guest House www.dehoek.co.za
Mouthwatering lamb cooked on open flame spits by Valley Lodge www.valleylodge.co.za
A Prawn and wine pairing from Budmarsh Private Lodge www.budmarsh.co.za
A deli selection from the elegant Italian country restaurant Casalinga www.casalinga.co.za

These showcase cuisine areas will be complemented by cocktails and beverages from the gorgeously stylish baristas from Barcode.

Picnic Baskets:

Picnic Baskets can be ordered in advance from Kirsten Ferriman catering. For information and orders please contact Ilze on 073 257 8178 or email info@magfest.co.za.

Below is an example of the baskets available:
‘CHIC’ PICNIC BASKET
4 people

* Cheese platter:
Selection of cheeses served with preserves, ginger biscuits, melba toast & sesame crackers.

* Antipasto platters:
Selection of Italian meats, chargrilled vegetables, marinated mozzarella balls, olives and sun-dried tomatoes.

* Selection of home-made pates and dips served with fresh baguette.

* Roast lamb pitas served with fresh tzatziki & roasted tomatoes.

* Decadent chocolate nut brownies served with strawberries.

* Fresh fruit juice
And more Wine Tasting & Beer Tasting:
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The tasting space will open at 11h00 and close at 16h00 on the 24th of September 2008. Tickets cost R150 and include entry to the festival and the tasting area. Bookings at computicket – www.computicket.co.za

The Magaliesberg Country Classic Festival provides an opportunity for wine lovers to explore the latest additions to the green or organic stable of wines and to discover what makes these wines different.

In addition, a variety of other South African wineries will showcase and sell their wines in the wine and beer tasting arena while a select group of home brewers will exhibit their wares for true beer aficionados.

Copies of ‘The Cape Winelands in Style’ will be up for grabs at the festival. To order your copy for the discounted price of R129.95 (excl VAT) e-mail: tracy@africageographic.com
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Re: What's happening in Magaliesburg?
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2009, 09:57:27 am »
Bump...............

This Thursday 24th is when most of the stuff is happening for the Magalies festival. The venue is Bekker School, off of the Hekpoort road. Wine and beer tasting, a rodeo show (!) plus a whole bunch of other stuff. R100 entry for adults, kids under 12 free.

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Re: What's happening in Magaliesburg?
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2009, 10:37:28 am »
A friend of mine has opened a booking agency for activities around and about Magaliesburg and the Cradle of Humankind.
If you are interested in any of the activites below, call Natalie on 076 125 7771 or email gnats.codd@gmail.com and she will arrange everything for you, or go to www.ultimatexperience.co.za

Adventure Activities

Hot-air ballooning
Canopy tours
Horse riding
4x4 Courses and tracks
Game drives
Nature trails
Microlighting
Gliding
Flyfishing
Hunting
Target shooting
Paintball
Bridge swings
Abseiling
Birdwatching

Esoteric

Spa Treatments
Reiki healing
Labyrinth walks
Massage
Hot stone treatments
Flotation tanks
Rock pools
Crystals and Jewelery
Animal encounters
Shamanic healing
Scio treatments
Therapeutic interaction

Cultural

Maropeng
Sterkfontein caves
Living Museum
San rock art and petroglyphs
Boer war sites
Iron age ruins
Gold panning
Mine tours
Are galleries

Children's activities

Horse rides
Craft classes
Underground boat ride
Pools
Guided game drives
Holiday programmes
Educational Trips
Birthday parties
Animal interaction
Kids restaurant
Kids camping
Super tube
Fishing

Etc etc.
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Re: What's happening in Magaliesburg?
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2009, 10:38:47 am »
Enjoy it....sounds ab fab....or is that to hippie? ;D
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Re: What's happening in Magaliesburg?
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2009, 10:41:17 am »
Watch it china, or I'll set a shaman on you...   :laughing4:

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Re: What's happening in Magaliesburg?
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2009, 10:42:13 am »
Birdwatching = Hippie stuff?  ???
I would put it under Adventure... sometimes one has to do some serious adventure type hiking to find that elusive bird that keeps evading your attempt to log it. :thumleft:
 

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Re: What's happening in Magaliesburg?
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2009, 10:44:03 am »
Birdwatching = Hippie stuff?  ???
I would put it under Adventure... sometimes one has to do some serious adventure type hiking to find that elusive bird that keeps evading your attempt to log it. :thumleft:
Not to mention lugging an unwieldy pellet gun around to collect species...
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Re: What's happening in Magaliesburg?
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2009, 10:45:48 am »
Hey DB9, spent a night at the Dream Lodge on Tuesday - great thunder storm :thumleft:
 

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Re: What's happening in Magaliesburg?
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2009, 10:48:28 am »
OK OK, 'Hippie Crap' is now 'Esoteric' and bird watching is now hard core adventure!

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Hey DB9, spent a night at the Dream Lodge on Tuesday - great thunder storm


Great, hopw you enjoyed it. I got home after you arrived, and left quite early in the morning, otherwise I would have come to say hello but I didn't want to come and disturb whatever it was you were doing.  ;D  ::)
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Re: What's happening in Magaliesburg?
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2009, 11:29:32 am »
OK OK, 'Hippie Crap' is now 'Esoteric' and bird watching is now hard core adventure!

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Hey DB9, spent a night at the Dream Lodge on Tuesday - great thunder storm


Great, hopw you enjoyed it. I got home after you arrived, and left quite early in the morning, otherwise I would have come to say hello but I didn't want to come and disturb whatever it was you were doing.  ;D  ::)

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Re: What's happening in Magaliesburg?
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2009, 01:10:45 pm »
Ja, we should wait until a big thunderstorm, and then have a bosberaad, just for fun!

Did you take any pics of that thunderstorm? It looked quite awesome with the full moon coming up in the east, and a thunderstorm in front of the sunset in the west.

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Re: What's happening in Magaliesburg?
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2009, 02:10:12 pm »
Ja, we should wait until a big thunderstorm, and then have a bosberaad, just for fun!

Did you take any pics of that thunderstorm? It looked quite awesome with the full moon coming up in the east, and a thunderstorm in front of the sunset in the west.

We did, but with cellphone, will try and get them - agree on bosberaad, lots of fun and games getting up there >:D
 

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Re: What's happening in Magaliesburg?
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2009, 02:36:10 pm »
OK OK, 'Hippie Crap' is now 'Esoteric' and bird watching is now hard core adventure!
:imaposer: Much better!
I am going to have to toss a coin someday to see if it will be Tulies place or Dream Lodge that we visit first...
 

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Re: What's happening in Magaliesburg?
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2010, 09:41:52 am »
Cellar Rats
2010 Port & Sherry Festival   

Saturday 29 May 2010

13h00 - 16h00

    
incorporating the
Kaapzicht South African National Glühwein Making Championship

   
The Cellar Rats Port & Sherry Festival will be held in Magaliesberg at “The Old Mill”, on the banks of the picturesque Magalies River, approx. 35 minutes from Jhb’s Northern Suburbs.

 


Wine tasting - R80.00

Children's Entrance Fee - R10.00
Supervised children's activities will be available

"Winter" food will be on sale

Enter the Kaapzicht National Gluhwein Competition

Designated drivers get in FREE

Download Directions & Info

 



   
Enjoy South Africa’s best ports, sherries, potstill brandies and dessert wines around a warm bonfire!

   



Relax and enjoy yourself in the great outdoors!


Download Directions & Info
 
The Port & Sherry Festival boasts over 100 ports, sherries, potstill brandies and dessert wines available for tasting.
            
 

The Port & Sherry Festival is held in aid of the Woodland School and Happy Acres in Magaliesberg. It is an outdoor festival and is held on a large country estate in the countryside of Magaliesberg, approximately 40 minutes drive from Johannesburg. It is very pretty with lots of lawn, trees to sit under and a river to stroll along.

Our emphasis is on tasting South Africa's best ports, sherries, potstill brandies and dessert wines in a tranquil outdoor setting. This is a family festival, with supervised entertainment for children whilst the parents relax and enjoy the wines in the countryside.

It is a relaxing, fun family day and you can enjoy wine as it was meant to be enjoyed! Relax and enjoy the great outdoors! Jumping Castles & Supervised Entertainment for children will be available.

Designated Drivers
At our inaugural festival in 2001, Cellar Rats Wine Club introduced the policy that Designated Drivers get in free. To our knowledge we are still the only wine festival who offers this to our patrons.

Please Note
In support of the school fundraising, we regret no cooler boxes, picnic baskets or braais will be allowed in - Refreshments & food will be on sale. Blankets, chairs & sun umbrellas are welcome.

Accommodation
Should festival goers wish to stay in Magaliesburg on the Saturday and / or Sunday evenings, The Valley Lodge, which is conveniently situated very close to the festival and who supports our "don't drink and drive" initiative has offered a 50% discount on accommodation for the duration of the weekend for those going to the Wine Festival. For further information contact Mary on 014 577 1301/5 and she will discuss the prices and rooming options.

 

DIRECTIONS: Download Directions & Info
From Johannesburg Northern Suburbs
1. Take Beyers Naude (ex-DF Malan) north past Honeydew.
2. Take the N14 highway (extension of R28), towards Krugersdorp
3. At traffic lights turn RIGHT onto the N14.
4. Follow N14 for 10km until T-junction (opp. Oak Tree Garage).
5. Turn RIGHT and follow for +/- 800m and then take LEFT FORK to Ventersdorp / Tarlton (also the N14). Do NOT go straight on the Hekpoort Road.
6. Follow N14 for 10km until 4-way stop.
7. Turn right at 4-way stop onto R24.
8. Follow R24 for 12km (you’ll pass Orient Butchery on right hand side and Corriloch Fish Farm on left hand side).
9. Look for “PARKING” signs on right hand side of road as you go through sharp bend (opposite Happy Acres).
10. Turn right into PARKING. Park and follow directions to CELLAR RATS SPRING WINE FESTIVAL
11. GPS Coordinates: S26° 00.485’ , E27° 33.913’

From Pretoria
1. Take R28 towards Krugersdorp (This becomes the N14). Follow from Step 3 above.

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Re: What's happening in Magaliesburg?
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2010, 09:43:54 am »
This is still a few months away, but is another alcohol related event!


Cellar Rats
2010 Spring
Wine Festival

   
Sunday 05 Sep 2010

11h00 - 15h00   

 
    
    
Once again the Cellar Rats Spring Wine Festival will be held in Magaliesberg at “The Old Mill”, on the banks of the picturesque Magalies River, approx. 35 minutes from Jhb’s Northern Suburbs.

 


Above: Over 1200 wine tasters, 250 designated drivers & 250 kids attended the 2008 annual Spring Wine Festival, and there was plenty of room for more!
Wine tasting

Kiddies Entertainment
Jumping Castles & Supervised activities

Picnic Baskets & food

 

Designated drivers & children not making use of the kiddies entertainment get in FREE   
 



   
Take pleasure in tasting South Africa’s best wines in a tranquil outdoor setting.

 Enjoy wine as it is meant to be enjoyed!

    



Relax and enjoy huge shady trees, lush green grass and an abundance of birdlife, while your kids have fun in the great outdoors!




 
The Spring Wine Festival boasts over 100 wine producers participating and more than 500 wines available for tasting.
     


The Spring Wine Festival is held in aid of the Woodland Preparatory School in Magaliesberg. It is an outdoor festival and is held on a large country estate in the countryside of Magaliesberg, approximately 40 minutes drive from Johannesburg. It is very pretty with lots of lawn, trees to sit under and a river to stroll along.

Our emphasis is on tasting South Africa's best wines in a tranquil outdoor setting. To this end, more than 80 wine producers will present in excess of 480 wines for the adult tasters enjoyment. This is a family festival, with supervised entertainment for children whilst the parents relax and enjoy the wines in the countryside.

It is a relaxing, fun family day and you can enjoy wine as it was meant to be enjoyed! Relax and enjoy huge shady trees, lush green grass and an abundance of birdlife, while your kids have fun in the great outdoors! Jumping Castles & Supervised Entertainment for children will be available.

Designated Drivers
At our inaugural festival in 2001, Cellar Rats Wine Club introduced the policy that Designated Drivers get in free. To our knowledge we are still the only wine festival who offers this to our patrons.

Disabled Visitors
Drop off facility for disabled at main entrance by prior arrangement - contact festival@CellarRats.co.za

Please Note
In support of the school fundraising, we regret no cooler boxes, picnic baskets or braais will be allowed in - Refreshments & food will be on sale. Blankets, chairs & sun umbrellas are welcome.

Accommodation
Should festival goers wish to stay in Magaliesburg on the Saturday and / or Sunday evenings, The Valley Lodge, which is conveniently situated very close to the festival and who supports our "don't drink and drive" initiative has offered a 50% discount on accommodation for the duration of the weekend for those going to the Wine Festival. For further information contact Desre on 014 577 1301/5 and she will discuss the prices and rooming options.

 

DIRECTIONS:
From Johannesburg Northern Suburbs
1. Take Beyers Naude (ex-DF Malan) north past Honeydew.
2. Take the N14 highway (extension of R28), towards Krugersdorp
3. At traffic lights turn RIGHT onto the N14.
4. Follow N14 for 10km until T-junction (opp. Oak Tree Garage).
5. Turn RIGHT and follow for +/- 800m and then take LEFT FORK to Ventersdorp / Tarlton (also the N14). Do NOT go straight on the Hekpoort Road.
6. Follow N14 for 10km until 4-way stop.
7. Turn right at 4-way stop onto R24.
8. Follow R24 for 12km (you’ll pass Orient Butchery on right hand side and Corriloch Fish Farm on left hand side).
9. Look for “PARKING” signs on right hand side of road as you go through sharp bend (opposite Happy Acres).
10. Turn right into PARKING. Park and follow directions to CELLAR RATS SPRING WINE FESTIVAL
11. GPS Coordinates: S26° 00.485’ , E27° 33.913’

From Pretoria
1. Take R28 towards Krugersdorp (This becomes the N14). Follow from Step 3 above.



 


What people have said about previous Cellar Rats' Spring Wine Festivals:

WOW !!!! What a wonderful Spring Wine Festival !!! Thanks so much - Had a stunning day - Daphne & Ken
Thanks to everyone involved in organising and running this year’s Spring Wine Festival, it was brilliant! This event is definitely one that’s growing and becoming part of the wine calendar. At the rate it’s going, and growing, a bigger venue is gonna be needed! -Thanks again - Tim & Jules
This has become an annual event not to be missed. Well done. Cheers, Dave Moss (The Berrio, Joubert-Tradauw, Tamboerskloof)
I did enjoy the day so much and was very impressed with the whole day - My first time, but if possible definitaly not the last time. From Cornel Douglas (Overhex Wines)
Thank you for inviting me , it is such a beautiful venue.
Xxx J-Luc (MC Square)
A thank you to the Cellar Rats committee and team that made the Wine Festival such a success. It was a pleasure being there and thanks for all the hard work in arranging the day and we appreciate the opportunity. Keep up the good work! Heather (Five Oceans)
Once again thank you for a well organised event. Hope that you have recovered after so much work! Tamara (Meridian Wine merchants)
Just wanted to thank and congratulate all of you on a very fine day. It went off very well and the weather was great. Kind regards, Martin Meinert (Meinert Wines)
I have had very good feedback. Congratulations. The only festival that seems to get better every year and that the exhibitors can also enjoy. Thanks, Cathy (Villiera)
Hi There Jeanette, Terry and all at Cellar Rats. To those who worked so hard again this year – thank you so much. A great day, well organized and much appreciated. Again this year it was a great pleasure to work with such a dedicated, helpful and friendly bunch of people. Well done! Kind regards Cheryl (Graham Beck Wines)
Thanks to you all for organising a great day, we certainly enjoyed it and feel that we really benefit from being there. We had a great response and easily finished our twelve bottle allocation of bubbly (and I poured as frugally as I could!) plus other wines. We need more country/family orientated festivals like this. See you next year.Regards, Mark Harrison (Klein Constantia and Villiera)
A big thank you to you and your team for another great show. Again it was well organised and well attended, and the weather performed particularly well. Please reserve the same spot for us next year - folks actually came looking for us there. Thanks again, Roger, Dawn, Craig and Marlene (Savingnac de Versailles Pot Still Brandies)
Thanks for organizing the landing area, although we were only there for a short while your guys were great in directing us. The event was fantastic and would have loved to stay longer. Kind regards, Steve Maresch, The Local Grill Restaurant
On behalf of the Porterville Winery I wish to thank you and your hardworking team for a wonderful day on Sunday. Nothing was too much bother and everyone was very helpful. This was the first time we have participated in this event and thank you for accommodating us. The event was very well organized and supported and a good platform to introduce Porterville Winery to the Gauteng public. If possible, we would be very interested in presenting our wines to the club at some future date in your calendar. Again, thank you for your assistance -  Kind regards - Graham Sandilands
This year was my first time at the spring festival and I enjoyed it immensely. I will definitely be coming again - Lara de Matos
It really was a great day! - Amanda
Sunday was a very good day at the Spring Wine Festival! - David Langman
What a day - it was fabulous. Definitely won't miss the next one - will promise to plan our holiday around this event in future ! - Claire G
A HUGE thank you to you and the whole Cellar Rats team that made the Wine Festival such a huge success on Sunday! It was a pleasure being there and you will surely see Waterford again next year. Thanks for all your hard work in arranging the day and we appreciate the opportunity. Keep up the good work! - Eunéne S (Waterford)
Thank you for a very enjoyable festival on Sunday. It really was a very pleasant way of spending the day. - Mark T
Jeanette and the team, well done for an awesome wine festival. Hope you did well and plenty of ammo! Congratulations to all. Bon Cap were very happy with their launch and I am looking forward to seeing how people react to the organic wine. - Dave M
It was a fantastic day. I think this is quite an achievement. Well Done! - Carmen & Chris
On behalf of all the Distell wines which attended yesterday's show, a BIG thank you for a really lovely day out and a well organised show. - Liz
Thanks for a SUPERB day - it was great fun. - Ken & Daphne
Well - all I can say is bravo! I am still on a high today (& it's not from the red wine!!). As you are masters at event management, we are most fortunate in having people like you to put together the Cellar Rats Spring Wine Festival. Thank you for a wonderful day!
- Gail M
To all involved WELL DONE & Thank You for a wonderful day. - Mike P
Did you get <a pic of> the Madonna with the big boobies ? - Paul R
Again this year I write a special note of thanks to you and your team for all the effort and hard work that you guys put into making the Cellar Rats Spring Wine Festival the success that it was. It was fun to be part of the whole sunny scene and our Graham Beck Wines did well. What was also great to see were the new faces that kept on coming up to our table – not to mention the committee members who were sooooo good at making sure that we all were well and truly looked after. Well done to you all - Cheryl L (Graham Beck Wines)
Cheers & nice to have been part of such a success. It's going to be a hard act to follow!
- Chris C
Thank you for a lovely day yesterday, where I am sure everyone had a lot of fun, and you couldn't ask for a sunnier day. Everything was well organized and the team really put in a great effort and thanks for all the help carrying and lugging our stock around
- Rita (Swartland)
Thanks to the committee who put in a huge amount of work and staged a brilliant event yesterday. Everything went like clockwork. Not a queue to speak of anywhere. Good food, great wine, music, lots of fun for everyone - Tim & Jules J
Well done to the committee and the "farm folk" for putting together a superb day - Rudi H

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Re: What's happening in Magaliesburg?
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2010, 09:34:44 pm »
Cellar Rats
2010 Port & Sherry Festival   

Saturday 29 May 2010

13h00 - 16h00

    
incorporating the
Kaapzicht South African National Glühwein Making Championship

   
The Cellar Rats Port & Sherry Festival will be held in Magaliesberg at “The Old Mill”, on the banks of the picturesque Magalies River, approx. 35 minutes from Jhb’s Northern Suburbs.

 


Wine tasting - R80.00

Children's Entrance Fee - R10.00
Supervised children's activities will be available

"Winter" food will be on sale

Enter the Kaapzicht National Gluhwein Competition

Designated drivers get in FREE

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Enjoy South Africa’s best ports, sherries, potstill brandies and dessert wines around a warm bonfire!

   



Relax and enjoy yourself in the great outdoors!


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The Port & Sherry Festival boasts over 100 ports, sherries, potstill brandies and dessert wines available for tasting.
            
 

The Port & Sherry Festival is held in aid of the Woodland School and Happy Acres in Magaliesberg. It is an outdoor festival and is held on a large country estate in the countryside of Magaliesberg, approximately 40 minutes drive from Johannesburg. It is very pretty with lots of lawn, trees to sit under and a river to stroll along.

Our emphasis is on tasting South Africa's best ports, sherries, potstill brandies and dessert wines in a tranquil outdoor setting. This is a family festival, with supervised entertainment for children whilst the parents relax and enjoy the wines in the countryside.

It is a relaxing, fun family day and you can enjoy wine as it was meant to be enjoyed! Relax and enjoy the great outdoors! Jumping Castles & Supervised Entertainment for children will be available.

Designated Drivers
At our inaugural festival in 2001, Cellar Rats Wine Club introduced the policy that Designated Drivers get in free. To our knowledge we are still the only wine festival who offers this to our patrons.

Please Note
In support of the school fundraising, we regret no cooler boxes, picnic baskets or braais will be allowed in - Refreshments & food will be on sale. Blankets, chairs & sun umbrellas are welcome.

Accommodation
Should festival goers wish to stay in Magaliesburg on the Saturday and / or Sunday evenings, The Valley Lodge, which is conveniently situated very close to the festival and who supports our "don't drink and drive" initiative has offered a 50% discount on accommodation for the duration of the weekend for those going to the Wine Festival. For further information contact Mary on 014 577 1301/5 and she will discuss the prices and rooming options.

 

DIRECTIONS: Download Directions & Info
From Johannesburg Northern Suburbs
1. Take Beyers Naude (ex-DF Malan) north past Honeydew.
2. Take the N14 highway (extension of R28), towards Krugersdorp
3. At traffic lights turn RIGHT onto the N14.
4. Follow N14 for 10km until T-junction (opp. Oak Tree Garage).
5. Turn RIGHT and follow for +/- 800m and then take LEFT FORK to Ventersdorp / Tarlton (also the N14). Do NOT go straight on the Hekpoort Road.
6. Follow N14 for 10km until 4-way stop.
7. Turn right at 4-way stop onto R24.
8. Follow R24 for 12km (you’ll pass Orient Butchery on right hand side and Corriloch Fish Farm on left hand side).
9. Look for “PARKING” signs on right hand side of road as you go through sharp bend (opposite Happy Acres).
10. Turn right into PARKING. Park and follow directions to CELLAR RATS SPRING WINE FESTIVAL
11. GPS Coordinates: S26° 00.485’ , E27° 33.913’



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Re: What's happening in Magaliesburg?
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2010, 06:08:40 pm »
I used to be in the boarding school there - Bekker