Welcome back to Wakkerstroom! 

“With the country moving to Level we will be able to resume or markets, a firm favourite with visitors. Our first market since the start of the lock down will be our Heritage Market on Saturday the 26th September. The Village Market will be held on the same day in the gardens adjoining The Barn Eatery and Crow’s Nest. Our events calendar will be updated in due course as we get certainty of confirmed dates.”

The Wakkerstroom Tourism Heritage Market will be our first event since the hard lockdown. The Heritage Market will be held in Badenhorst Street on Saturday the 26th September from 09h00 onwards. For this market there is no charge for stalls so you are welcome to join the party. Space will be allocated on a first come first served basis and please bring everything you may need. There will be no facilities provided such as tables, chairs, gazebos, electricity, etc..

Business members in Badenhorst Street are encouraged to place tables and chairs in the street to help create our usual festival atmosphere.

Given the short notice we won’t be displaying posters but we will be making use of social media to promote the event.

Linda’s monthly Village Market will also be held on the morning of the 26th so please also support that event which is held in the gardens at The Barn Eatery and Crow’s Nest.

All accommodation is fully booked for that weekend so we are expecting a bumper turnout.

All Covid-19 protocols remain in place so please continue to treat the virus as a real risk to everybody and take the necessary precautions.

PLEASE LET YOUR NETWORK KNOW ABOUT THE MARKETS AND WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.

Annual General Meeting

Level 1 also allows us to hold our AGM. At this stage we are looking towards the end of October 2020 but an official notice and agenda will follow.

Appreciation Street Party

We are also looking at holding an appreciation street party. The idea behind the street party is:

  • To thank all those who helped us through the hard lock down.
  • To thank everybody who help put out the great fire of 2020 this past week.
  • To wish a warm welcome to all new residents of Wakkerstroom.
  • To celebrate life.

It will be a bring and braai, late afternoon, weekday affair and everybody is welcome to join.

Please contact me if you would like to assist with the arrangements.

More details will follow in due course.

There are great food experiences to be had from:

  • Bistro (Liz; 072 252 5781)
  • Honeymoon Cheese (Theuns; 017 730 0331)
  • Red Rooster (Denise; 079 508 7300)
  • The Garret (Emma or Sheroo; 062 137 3827)
  • The Mucky Duck (Shane; 074 833 8691)
  • Thyme Out in Wakkerstroom (Jill; 063 945 5816)
  • Village Bakery (Miempie; 073 706 4361)
  • Wakkerstroom Hotel (Nkosi; 073 077 3864)
  • Weaver’s Nest (Carmen; 065 989 0871)

Our accommodation businesses are also open should you wish to enjoy a longer stay and want take advantage of the safety and tranquillity of country life. 

Besides relaxing and perhaps even enjoying working remotely, walking, birding and cycling are as popular as ever.

Keep safe and we hope to see you soon.