Won’t it be entrancing, enjoying music away from the city rush and noise in the arms of nature? Music is soothing to quite a lot of us, and if such a setting is added to it, it is no less than a celebration. So, to celebrate music and nature together, head to the Silver Mountain Music Festival 2020 in Grootvadersbosch in South Africa. It is an event that would create lifetime memories for you. So, what are you waiting for? Read on, to know more about the Silver Mountain Music Festival events.
About Silver Mountain Music Festival 2020
This is an annually held music festival in South Africa. Held at Grootvadersbosch, it gives one an amazing chance to experience the country life. The country’s famous musicians play here at this music festival which is organized by the renowned musician Richard Cock, and people from far and near come to enjoy a festival brimming with fun, joy, and music. Other than entertainment, one can get a closer look into the culture of the country. The lush green environs add to the beautiful setting and ambiance of the Silver Mountain Music Festival and celebrations.
Dates: 11th June – 16th June
Location: Grootvadersbosch Valley
Things To Do At Grootvadersbosch
Other than enjoying music, the valley experience is totally magical as one gets to enjoy nature and explore it through trekking, hiking, and more.
1. Grootvadersbosch – Enjoy The Country Life
Grootvadersbosch valley in South Africa is beautiful countryside. One can stay at the farm and experience the countryside during the Silver Mountain music festival. It would be an amazing contrast, away from the rush of the city. One can enjoy a perfect getaway to nature. Unwind and relax as you soak in beautiful vistas of the countryside. Eat the local produce and relish the simple yet tasty food.
Location: Grootvadersbosch valley, South Africa
2. Grootvadersbosch Conservancy – Mountain Biking
For all the adventure lovers, the weekend in South Africa would be truly thrilling. One can go mountain biking across the Grootvadersbosch Conservancy. There are a couple of routes ranging from 15 km – 45 km. Wander into nature on your bikes and explore the lush green regions of Grootvadersbosch. You can also enjoy the silver views of the Langeberg Mountains ahead. Head to Marloth which is near Swellendam, as you explore various bike trails.
Tip: Bring your own bike and you can hire a guide at the GVB conservancy!
Location: Grootvadersbosch Conservancy, Strawberry Hill Farm Grootvadersbosch, Heidelberg, WC, 6665, South Africa
3. Duiwenhoks River – Go Hiking
If you do not have a bike, fret not. You can always explore this beautiful region on foot. The locals can guide you about the walking trails and you can head out enjoying the land and the views on foot. You can also cover the biking trails. Other than that, one can hike to the Duiwenhoks River and the mountains covered by fynbos. Cross the radiant Redwoods on your way which lies along the Redwood Road.
Location: Duiwenhoks River, Western Cape, South Africa
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4. Swellendam – Explore The Old Town
If you are not much of an outdoor activities person like biking and hiking, you can enjoy a day off at Swellendam, one of South Africa’s oldest towns. One can visit the Drostdy Museum there, buy souvenirs at the local gift shops, and explore art galleries in this town. You can also head to a spa in town for a relaxing massage!
Location: Swellendam, South Africa
Places To Stay In Grootvadersbosch
There are a lot of accommodation options here. So, book your stay in advance and celebrate Silver Mountain Music Festival without worrying about your stay.
1. Schoone Oordt Country House
This is quite a picturesque country house nestled on the lush green fields. The Langeberg Mountain surrounds it and offers picture postcard vistas. The property is ideal for a romantic getaway and offers total comfort and luxury. The suites are designed tastefully and the staff is hospitable. The breakfast menu is extensive and one can also enjoy dinner at the restaurant at the property itself.
Location: 1 Swellengrebel Street, 6740 Swellendam, South Africa
2. Strawberry Hill Farm
The Strawberry Hill Farm borders the Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve and makes for a perfect option to stay if you are in South Africa to celebrate Silver Mountain Music Festival. The place offers stunning mountain views and barbecue facilities. The rooms are spic and span and the staff is welcoming. One can also enjoy a multitude of activities here like biking and hiking as the property is surrounded by 120 km of nature trails. Enjoy your stay at the Strawberry Hill Farm.
Location: Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve, 6665 Heidelberg, South Africa
Silver Mountain Music Programme
Friday, 11 June: Pick on a real lavender farm, and get to learn about this intriguing flower in hues of purple. Get to talk on the mysteries of soil, and forests with naturalists that includes a light meal with locally produced Stone House Cheese, paired with Sijnn Low Profile Chenin Blanc. End your day at the Schoone Oordt Country House by attending a concert.
Timings: 10:30 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday, 12 June: Start your day at sharp 9 am at the Grootvadersbosch and Fleckvieh farm, learn how to create perfect dairy herd. Head to the Skeiding guest house and enjoy a farm picnic with an incredible display of sheepdog. Enjoy an eclectic programme of music and the magic of orchestra. End your day at the Strawberry Hill Farm by hiking into the indigenous forests of Grootvaderbosch. Wander through the meandering forests with local experts.
Timings: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Now that you know all about the magical valley of Grootvadersbosch, nestled between Heidelberg and Swellendam, book yourself a vacation to South Africa to experience the magic for yourself. Silver Mountain Music Festival is a long weekend full of tasty food, soothing music, and extravagant nature. Relax in nature’s lap and enjoy a couple of days off from your busy schedules. Just make sure you get your hands on the Silver Mountain Music Festival tickets well in time.
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