Summer is here and Wakkerstroom has had some very welcome rain but we need more. While the hills are a beautiful green, the earth is still very dry.
Attention to all visitors from Gauteng travelling to Wakkerstroom
The route from Standerton to Volksrust is very bad at the moment with many stop/go’s to impede you
A suggested route is:
From Johannesburg -Get on to the N17 East. Travel to Bethal and turn Right on the R35 to Morgenzon and then to Amersfoort. Turn right on to the N11 to Volksrust. At the first robot on arriving in Volksrust, turn left to Wakkerstroom which is 27 kilometres away.
From Pretoria: Get on to the N17 East by using the R21 or R23. Travel to Bethal and turn Right on the R35 to Morgenzon and then to Amersfoort. Turn right on to the N11 to Volksrust. At the first robot on arriving in Volksrust, turn left to Wakkerstroom which is 27 kilometres away.
On Sunday the 29th of November, more than 785 000 people took to the streets in various countries of the world. The call was for a clean energy future that would help to reduce deadly greenhouse gases and mitigate climate change. Because bird life is so important to Wakkerstroom and the changing weather has particular impact on bird life, Wakkerstroom joined the call and participants formed a bird shape as their gesture of hope that governments will make meaningful change that results in reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
As testament to the changing weather – which long-time Wakkerstroomians claim to be very different from even just a few years ago – a bad storm in November blew over many trees, took roofs off, and knocked over tombstones in the Historical Cemetery, widely acknowledged as being one of the best-kept historical cemeteries in the country. Residents recently got together to help clean the cemetery up.
On Saturday the 12th of December, between 10h00 and 15h00, we host our Annual Christmas Market and Ramble. This promises to be a wonderfully diverse experience. There will be a Wheels with a Difference show in the NG Church grounds; a car boot sale at De Kotzenhof; the Jaar-eind Mark at the Rustic Rose; the official opening of the Adventure Centre; Busking “My Guitar” at the Bistro and more! We hope you will enjoy the event with us.
At 16H00 we hold our Annual Wakkerstroom Natural Heritage Association AGM, and then Mark Anderson, Bird Life SA CEO, will present a talk on “Bird conservation in South Africa: the successes and challenges”. All are welcome to attend.
On the 19th of December, at 18h00, our annual Christmas Carols service will be held at St Joseph’s Catholic church. Attendees bring a plate of food and some drinks to enjoy after the service. This is a well organised event and all are welcome to join.
Do take a peek at all the “Events” list below to see what may lure you to our beautiful village.
If you are looking for a fabulous country experience, clean air, peace and quiet, comfort and a range or restaurants from basic pub food, through the coffee shop range to gourmet meals, then you should come to visit Wakkerstroom. We have it all! Jy kan die perfekte akkommodasie kies en lekker slaap. Loer ‘n bietjie na ons lekker reeks van slaap akkommodasie in Wakkerstroom