Maropeng gets ready to rock with the inaugural Cradle Festival

  • April 13, 2011

																		Maropeng is going to come alive with lots of fun outdoor and entertainment activities during the inaugural Cradle festival

Knysna has the Oyster Festival, Grahamstown the National Arts Festival and Hermanus has the Whale Festival, now Gauteng joins the ranks of the country’s best festivals with the inaugural Cradle Festival.

From 6 to 15 May 2011 the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (COH WHS) will be buzzing with activity as the first annual Cradle Festival kicks off at the Maropeng Visitor Centre.

We’ll be doing it highveld style so no matter what your interest there is something to keep you entertained with sports activities, live entertainment, a dedicated kid’s area, food emporiums and a beer tent you are guaranteed to enjoy a fun day out in the COH WHS.

For cycling enthusiast there are two cycling challenges which will take you through some of the area’s finest scenery.

While runners in training for the Comrades Marathon can participate in a fun run/walk or if you are looking for something a little different try the trail run.

In you prefer something a little less energetic then you can enjoy a range of South Africa’s finest musicians who will be performing. On Saturday 7 May 2011 Zak van Niekerk and Dozi will take to the stage while on Sunday 8 May you can enjoy Diederik, ADAM, Amor Vittone and the Musikale Mani Dancers.

Saturday 14 May 2011 will see a fantastic line-up of DJs spinning the decks and on 15 May 2011 Idols stars Jamie-Lee Sexton and Bianca le Grange will be performing.

In addition to this live entertainment there will be a Miss Cradle beauty pageant, fly-fishing competitions, potjie cook-offs and a market selling locally produced goods.

We have also put together a fun programme for the kids, complete with obstacle courses designed by Clamber Club and even a mountain bike ride for budding cyclists.

Tickets cost R50 for adults and R25 for children and if you would like to visit the Maropeng Visitor Centre while you are there festival goers will enjoy a discounted rate of R92 for adults and R52 for kids.

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