Fun on cards at Jikeleza

THE annual Wild Coast Jikeleza Festival takes place on August 17 at Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve and runs until August 25.

The festival is being organised as a week-long event rather than a weekend-only occasion after a significant growth in attendance.

Festival chairperson Jennifer Woods said the festival, currently in its 17th year, was one of their biggest marketing tools.

WHOLESOME FUN: Last year’s Wild Coast Jikeleza Festival at Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Picture: SUPPLIED

“Our decision to make the festival a full week of activities is based on not only on creating a change, but also to showcase more of the route and the amazing establishments we have to offer,” Woods said.

The weekend programme will kick-off with an open-air cinema and night market, a family picnic and games. There is also a mountain bike trail, a surf contest and a sandcastle building competition.

Woods said festival-goers could also expect a lot of fun and excitement at the Table 58 night run.

“We’ll have our regular closing-off weekend at Inkwenkwezi with a full day of activities, craft stalls and the game drives,” she said.

She said there would be a fantastic musical headliner by Durban musician Majozi as well as an after-party to wind down the festival.

“The after-party is something new and we’ve managed to secure Ard Matthews of Just Jinger fame to entertain the crowd,” Woods said.

For more information as well as a festival programme, please visit the Wild Coast Jikeleza Route Facebook page or call the visitor info centre on 043-737-0005.

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