Fun activities at Jikeleza

The 17th annual Wild Coast Jikeleza Festival came to a close over the weekend after a week-long hosting of fun activities at Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve.

The festival day was jam-packed with family fun  activities with various stalls of arts and craft stalls.

Entertainment included the Lilyfontein drum majorettes, who gave an energetic performance to the enthusiastic crowd, led by coaches Amy Bezuidenhout and Calista Stanton.

XHOSA CULTURE: The Mama Tofu dancers entertaining the crowd on Saturday at festival day at Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve. Picture: AMANDA NANO

Mama Tofu dancers also took part in the festival. These dancers from Moooiplaas form part of the Ngxingxolo Cultural Village.

Festival chairperson Jennifer Woods said route members pulled together and put out three trail fun-run events, a surf competition, a sand castle building competition, music events, and the regular festival activities compacted into one jam- packed day.

“The entertainment and music was fantastic and the involvement from various charities – Rotoract, Greensleeves, Acacia Tree School – was a great hit in the kids area,” Woods said

“Thank you to all who contributed to the week, especially to Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve for the use of their venue and their hard work. And biggest thank you to all who attended!”

During the course of the day, festival-goers could enjoy a free 20- minute game drive which gave them a peek at what the reserve had to offer. Some were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Stacey, an ostrich on the reserve.

Woods added a special thank-you to “all who contributed to the week, Inkwenkwezi for the use of their venue, and all who attended the festival”.

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