Welcome to the Wakkerstroom web site.
We’ve had a busy start to 2015 what with the highly successful music bursary competition coupled with the 5th annual Wakkerstroom Music Festival both held in March this year. We’ve also been the stars of a 12 page editorial spread with adverts in the magazine “Country Life” also in March. Easter saw an Easter Market held in the main street organised by some of the businesses in the dorp and the annual Fibre Fair was held in April.
The Arts Ramble and the Mountain Challenge are still in the early planning stages. Further information is available elsewhere on this site.
The period 11-26 July will be Christmas in Wakkerstroom and eateries will have Christmas items on their menus. Some eateries have a special night for Christmas (25th July) as well. Others will just have the Christmas items on their menus throughout the period.
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!