Media Release

June 2018

MAGALIES ROCKS THE CRADLE WEEKEND FESTIVAL – 72 hours to relax : explore : experience!

Adventure-seekers, intrepid travellers, foodies and families are in for a 72-hour treat every last weekend in August as the annual Magalies Rocks the Cradle Weekend Festival weaves its magic! Set against the backdrop of the breath-taking natural beauty of the Magalies mountain range, the three-day weekend festival will be home to visitors who will be spoilt for choice on 24: 25: 26 August 2018! Combining diverse cultural experiences, cuisine, music and entertainment, the festival makes the less-than-an-hour’s drive from Johannesburg, Pretoria and Rustenburg, the perfect day trip or weekend outing.

There is something for each member of the family, including over 100 events at more than 50 venues over the 3 days. Visitors can spend the weekend in one of the many accommodation options available throughout the area or self drive to the different venues of their choice, at their leisure. They can also make use of the two central parking areas and utilise the hop-on, hop-off bus/taxi circular route option.

There are special offers and freebies, tastings and treats to enjoy. Leisurely browse the markets for handcrafted goodies or amp up the adrenaline with action-packed outdoor activities. Treat the little ones to the special kidz activities or fun and safe child-minding facilities. Indulge your taste buds with wine pairing, an Italian ice-cream factory visit, craft beer tasting, tea gardens and coffee shops. Sit back and chill with live music and picnics. Learn something new at the various workshops on offer or at talks on nature and local history. A visit to the Alpacca farm will be a highlight of your trip. Local hotels, lodges, spas and restaurants are offering incredible specials for visitors to enjoy an entire weekend of relaxation and exploration.

Designed to create awareness of what Magalies and surrounds have to offer as part of the internationally acclaimed Cradle of Humankind and Magaliesberg Biosphere, the weekend festival is an initiative of the Magalies Business Forum (MBF).

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You can email or call 073 673 8283 for any enquiries.

Magalies Rocks the Cradle weekend festival – 72 hours to relax: explore: experience!

Magalies Rocks the Cradle Festival

72 hours : Relax : Explore : Experience!



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