Out of Town

Redelinghuys – Lavender Festival

Lavender Festival Redelinghuys 1 September 2012

Clive Maasch

For those that have travelled up the N7 towards Piketberg and swung a sho’t left on the R366 you would know exactly where this quaint little Sandveld town lies. Redelinghuys was originally part of the farm Wittedrift.  Sir George Napier handed it over on 31 December 1841 to a Mr. Hendrik Koetzee, who passed away in 1848. Thereafter a Mr. J.N.L. Redelinghuys bought the farm and offered the Church a piece of the land on the farm as a gift.

Redelinghuys is a small dorpie and is most commonly known for their ground roots – Yup Folks, it is potato paradise! Some of the Cape’s best root veg are sourced right there and celebrated annually with a potato festival!

The next “BIG” thing to popping out of the Redelinghuys soil is the Lavender Festival now in it’s 5th year the Festival starts this Friday the 1st of September, kicking it off is a concert under the starts featuring local musicians and performers. Keeping fit while frolicking through the lavender fields on Saturday you can take part in one of the two fun-runs one 12km, the other 5km, followed by lunch and a lazy afternoon, or walks for those with the energy. Saturday evening will see another concert featuring some awesome Cape Town artists. On Sunday you can opt to relax on the lawns or take a stroll up to Diepkloof – an archaeological site of international interest and significance – led by renowned archaeologist, John Parkington.

For more info including tickets and accomodation check out the website

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