There is magic in the air of Wakkerstroom – named as “The Jewel of Mpumalanga” for its dedication to the visitor experience. The summer rains have come late, but they have turned the grassland emerald green, and the cattle, sheep and goats are taking full advantage of the bounty and fattening themselves up after a lean and dry winter.
Be sure to look out for our Wakksterstroom ”Art & Craft Ramble” coming up soon, download the Wakkerstroom Ramble Map and find your magical way to all our inspired contributors. You are are welcome to visit all, just call first and experience a touch of individual creativity; well worth the visit.
The village is one of the safest regions in South Africa in respect to crime, enjoys a rural atmosphere and healthy air which will entice you to visit again and again once you have tried our little town.
Wakkerstroom is internationally known as a prime birding destination and the birds are particularly obliging, making themselves obvious all through the day instead of just early morning, as many of them are water-based. This allows lazy, late mornings before picking up the binoculars and bird books, and you may also be lucky enough to spot our local otters at the Amersfoort Bridge.
There are plenty of self-catering and bed and breakfast establishments to choose from, and many places at which to eat. The town has basic shopping facilities, but no fast food joints! Locally produced meat, vegetables, farm milk and other dairy products and our own bakery ensure that self-catering is uncomplicated, and there are many small businesses specialising in hand-made art and craft, and some fine garments too.
The 4th Wakkerstroom Music Festival will take place on 21st– 23rd March 2014.
The web site enables you to book for your weekend of blissful experiences.