• Shopping

    A charming and enjoyable experience with a rich variety to choose from. Make sure you relax for lunch somewhere on your shopping outing.

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  • Things to See and Do

    Activities include birding, biking, fishing, horse riding, hiking and more...

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  • Events

    The Wakkerstroom Music Festival, annual event in March (keep a look out for the dates), Parties, Christmas Celebration Dinners and happening in Wakkies!

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  • Find Accommodation

    Choose from a variety of accommodation to suit your needs and give you access the beauty of Wakkerstroom.

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  • Birder's Paradise

    The village of Wakkerstroom has developed significantly because of the rapidly growing interest in birds and birding and the fact that Wakkerstroom is one of the best places to see the grassland biome specials...

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Welcome to the Wakkerstroom web site.

We are enjoying wonderful Summer rains, with glowing green hills all around the village and wildflowers in bloom everywhere.

 On 13 December we had our annual Christmas Country Fair, with more than 60 stall holders.  This event brings people into the village and is helpful for the accommodation industry and other businesses in town.  Some of the stalls were quieter than usual, but this may be a reflection of the financial situation.  Most people were very satisfied with the Fair, and asked to come back to subsequent such events.

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.

The Christmas holiday season is always fairly quiet with most residents being visited by families.  The restaurants are offering Christmas meals – on Christmas Eve at Grasslands Cottage Restaurant, and on Christmas Day at the Bistro and the Oude Stasie.  Please look around to see what the Garrett, Birdsong and Snowys are offering over the long weekend and be sure to book so that you are assured of a place for meals over this busy period.  The Bistro is having a party on New Year’s Eve and you can get the details from Lizzie or Paul.

We are looking forward to 2015 with some anticipation.  The Music Festival takes place in March, and there are many other events and occasions to keep an eye on over the next few months.  Please feel free to contact the Information Center if you need any further details, or just keep an eye on this website.

The WTA committee wishes all visitors to the site a Blessed Christmas and a safe and peaceful holiday season.

Kate Turkington – Author, Travel Writer and Travel Correspondent Talk Radio 702/Cape Talk had this to say about our quaint village

 We look forward to again giving you a warm Wakkerstroom welcome to our little paradise in the mountains.