The much-anticipated heritage long weekend is on the horizon and in Hessequa we look forward to a jam-packed weekend of trail running, classical music, markets and authentic local experiences.
HESSEQUA HARMONIE FESTIVAL – HEIDELBERG
This festival takes place from 19-23 September 2023 in the picturesque town of Heidelberg, along the N2. The highlights for Friday, 22 September 2023 includes a book breakfast with Anchien Troskie and Elsabé Daneel and VIA Cook and Classic with Herman Lensing and Lynelle Kenned.
Saturday, 23 September 2023 sees performances by Gertjie Besselsen and Niel Rademan at the Dasjesdrift Venue and a picnic with Corneil Muller, Zanne Stapelberg, Minette du Toit-Pearce, Niël Rademan, Gertjie Besselsen, Elna van der Merwe and Lucas Heinen.
The full programme can be accessed on https://www.hessequaharmonie.co.za/program
STILBAAI HERITAGE FESTIVAL
The Stilbaai Heritage Festival takes place from 23 September 2023 and hosted at the Palinggat Homestead. The event will host a variety of local stalls with food, art and crafts. The Stilbaai Tourism Office will also accommodate visitors wanting to feed tame eels, visit the Stilbaai Museum of Archaeology and browse through the local art and craft shop.
The full list of stalls can be enquired about via the Stilbaai Tourism Bureau on 028 754 2602.
THE HESSEQUA HERITAGE TRAIL RUN
The annual Hessequa Heritage Trail Run takes place on Saturday, 23 September 2023. The main route (16 kilometers) takes runners from Jongensfontein to Stilbaai via a scenic and challenging coastal route. The 5 kilometer route is more family orientated, but just a scenic and allows participants to view some of the regions best Fynbos.
The Hessequa Heritage Trail Run finish line is at the Palinggat Homestead, where the Stilbaai Tourism Bureau will be hosting their Heritage Festival.
Event entries can be done through the website https://mystilbaai.co.za/hessequa-heritage-trail-run/enter/
A TASTE OF HESSEQUA
Hessequa – The Explorer’s Garden Route is home to some of the best wine, craft spirit, cheese and olives in the country. This heritage weekend we encourage visitors to get a taste of Hessequa by visiting the local experiences.