ATKV Oesfees

Celebrate Human Rights Day weekend and the end of the Franschhoek harvest with a foot-tapping good time at this annual festival at the Solms-Delta wine estate


Looking for things to do with the kids on Human Rights Day weekend in the Franschhoek Winelands? Look no further! Enjoy some old-school rustic, farm-style foods, traditional Afrikaans entertainment and fine wines at the 2015 ATKV Oesfees at Solms-Delta Wine Estate on Saturday, 21 March 2015.

Brought to you by the Afrikaanse Taal-en Kultuurvereniging (Afrikaans Language and Culture Association), better known as the ATKV, this family- and kid-friendly yearly harvest fair pays homage to the rural Boland culture, good ol’ fashioned kaapsekos and the rhythms of the region with hot traditional musical acts and more. In addition to merely providing guests a chance to indulge in the bounty reaped from Franschhoek’s fields, the celebration also gives thanks to those – the farm workers – who make the harvest possible.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE 2015 ATKV OESFEES AT SOLMS-DELTA WINE ESTATE

TOE-TAPPING TUNES AND DANCING:  This fun-filled family outing features a line-up bound to keep heads bopping. Musicians on the bill include the likes of Idols alumni and pop rock musician Elvis Blue, singer and actor extraordinaire Emo Adams, Afrikaans legend Koos Kombuis and Radio Kalahari Band, to mention a few. Not just about the tunes, this time around audiences can witness locals perfoming the age-old traditional Khoi-San ikhapara dance in the annual ATKV Rieldans competition. Based on the courtship rituals of animals and filled with quick movements, this high-energy performance features fancy footwork and is all about wooing and lovemaking.

HEARTY FARE & TOP-NOTCH WINES: What better to complement this rural music festival than soul-satisfying home-cooked food from the ATKV Oesfees kitchen. Tuck into foods your grandmother cooked, or if you’re not from the Cape, sample authentic kaapsekos favourites like snoek and sweet potato and waterblommetjie bredie, as well as treats such as samoosas and koeksisters. Apart from the delicious grub on offer, festival-goers can pair their meals with a glass or three of Solms-Delta’s delicious range of wines.

SOMETHING FOR THE KIDS: Little ones will be kept busy at the Bashews Kidz Zone, where children, under the supervision of the qualified staff from Kidz at Heart, can pick and choose from the range of fun-filled things to do. The kiddies area offers a host games and activities including arts, crafts, balloon modeling, face painting, and even croquet on the lawn. Do note that the children’s area is strictly supervised, parents must personally sign their tots in and both parent and child will receive matching armbands; no child will be allowed to leave this area without their mom or dad.

LINE-UP FOR THE 2015 ATKV OESFEES AT SOLMS-DELTA WINE ESTATE

  • Elvis Blue
  • Emo Adams
  • Radio Kalahari Band
  • Hot Water
  • Koos Kombuis
  • Tribal Echo
  • Hannes Coetzee
  • And more to be announced!

TICKETS FOR THE 2015 ATKV OESFEES AT SOLMS-DELTA WINE ESTATE

Tickets can be pre-booked at the Solms-Delta Farm office, online via Plankton.mobi or at the gate on the day and costs are as follows:

PRE-PAID TICKETS

Adults

R120p/p

Children between the ages of 2 and 12 years

R35p/p (includes access to Bashews Kidz Zone)

Children younger than 2 years of age

FREE

AT THE GATE ON THE DAY

Adults

R150p/p

Children between the ages of 2 and 12 years

R35p/p

Children younger than 2 years of age

FREE

For more information and to book, contact +27 (0) 21 874 3937 or info@solms-delta.co.za.

Gates open at 9am, the music starts at 10am and the festival ends at 9pm.

 

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