September is approaching and besides Heritage Day that’s around the corner, it only means one other thing: it’s blossom season in South Africa! Even though the weather is still set on winter, it’s officially spring in a few days, and I am super excited to finally hang up my coat and get outside in the sun.
It’s time to stop and smell the flowers. With springtime in full bloom, here are a few ways to make the most of it:
1. Pop in at the Calitzdorp Blossom Festival
This is one for your diary. The annual Blossom Festival will take place on the 1st of September 2018 at De Krans Wines. What better way is there to celebrate the first day of spring? The beautiful peach and apricot blossoms will be a pleasure for your eyes, and you can also take part in the photography competition, boules or the fun walk/run. And while you are there, don’t miss the opportunity to taste their delicious wines.
The De Krans Blossom Festival takes place 1&2 September. For more information and bookings contact Bessie Swanepoel at De Krans on 044 213 3314 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Appreciate the fruit blossoms in Ceres
The Ceres Valley is known for its fruitful soil, and of course where there is fruit, you will find fruit blossoms. This time of the year the orchards are a spectacular showcase of delicate blossoms, making Ceres a great place to visit. Klondyke Cherry Farm is one of the many places in the area where you can feast your eyes on the fruit blossoms while having a fun day out with family and friends. They have apples, pears and cherries.
3. Keep your eyes open for the Elgin Apple Blossoms Festival
Elgin is alive with blossoms as their main export, apples, has come into season. Although the dates for 2018 are still to be released, you can look forward to the second annual Elgin Apple Blossoms Festival coming your way in October. Last year they boasted the very first Apple Blossom Festival, where they showcased the finest spots to see the apple blossoms. This year, you can once again look forward to wine tastings, delicious meals and spectacular picnic spots.
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4. Travel to Limpopo for the Magoebaskloof Spring Festival
If you happen to be in Limpopo between 22 and 30 September, you have no excuse for missing the annual Magoebaskloof Spring Festival. The cherries are just coming into bloom and the crab apple trees are covered in white blossoms dipped in pink. The azaleas also get bragging rights with a glorious pink, red, purple, white and yellow show. The festival provides for everyone, with loads of craft stalls, food stalls, music and family fun.
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Do you have any fun activities planned for this year’s blossom season? We would love to hear about it in the comments section below.