Welcome to the Wakkerstroom web site.
2015 is off to a busy start with the planning under way for several major events in the busy summer season. The music bursary competition and Wakkerstroom Music Festival (www.wmfestival.co.za) are due to take place on the 20th to 22nd of March. During March we also have a spread of editorial and advertising (about 12 pages) in Country Life. Keep a look out for it! Easter weekend is the first weekend in April, when the town is always full, and the Natural Fibre Fair will take towards the end of April. The Arts Ramble and the Mountain Challenge are still in the early planning stages. Further information is available elsewhere on this site.
We have several new families in town, some of them young and energetic and we wish them well in our quiet, safe little village. We also welcome those who have recently come here to retire, and live the good life in Wakkerstroom. A new couple coming to live in Wakkerstroom first saw the village in the movie, Vrou soek Boer, fell in love the the on-screen image, and came and bought property.
A recent birding weekend brought more than 50 serious birders into the region, and the WTA produced welcome-packs with little gifts and information about the town. We are confident that this sort of activity promotes our village in a very positive light.
Come and visit Wakkerstroom for a fabulous country experience, clean air, safety and security, comfort and a whole range or restaurants from basic pub food, through the coffee shop range to gourmet restaurants. We have it all!