Here you can find out what is happening at each of the participating venues and when as well as how to get there.
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Friday 18h30-20h00 – Arboretum Night Meander with Hobbiton (bring your own torch). Donations to Hobbiton. Contact Nell 076 353 2284 or just pitch.
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Saturday 06h00-08h00 – Parrot Watching with the Cape Parrot Project
Contact Kate 072 077 0214 (More Information)
Saturday 16h00-17h00 – Dryland sledding talk and run with the Hogsback huskies by Gerald Goosen. Opportunity to try bike/ cart sledding for yourself – all proceeds to go to Hogs Life for rescue dogs. Free Entrance and spectators welcome. If you want to try bicycle or cart huskie sledding for yourself: R100 pp donation to the Hogs Life Animal Sanctuary.  (More information
Sunday 09h00-10h00 – Dryland sledding Repeat event

Arminel Hotel

Friday 12h00-16h00 – Terrace Lunch
Friday 18h00-22h00 – Switching on of the Celebration Tree followed by dinner. R220 pp (Walk-in)
Saturday 09h00-12h00 – Tea & Snow Scones. Free entrance. (Walk-in)
Saturday 12h00-16h00 – Terrace Lunch. Free entrance. (Walk-in)
Saturday 18h30-22h30 – Cheese & Port evening followed by a dinner dance
R250 pp. (Walk-in)
Sunday 12h00-16h00 – Terrace Lunch. Free entrance. (Walk-in)

Away with the Fairies

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11h00 -15h00 – Craft beer and Pizza. Free entrance.
Friday 18h00-24h00 – Braai and live music. Cost R125 Meat and R100 Vegan. Free entrance and Walk-ins welcome.
Saturday 18h00-24h00 – Potjie and live music. R125 Meat, R100 Vegan
Walk-ins welcome. Free entrance.

Butterfly’s Bistro

Fun at Butterfly's Bistro

Friday 09h00-17h00, – Breakfast, Sweet Treats Handmade Coffee, Hot Chocolate Light Meals, Wood-Fired Pizza, Craft Beer & Gin on Tap, Gluhwein Vegan & Vegetarian friendly. (More Information)
Saturday and Sunday 9h00-12h00 – Cape Parrot Project stall. Free entrance. Walk-ins welcome. (More information)
Saturday 09h00-17h00 and Sunday 09h00-14h00 – Breakfast, Sweet Treats Handmade Coffee, Hot Chocolate Light Meals, Wood-Fired Pizza, Craft Beer & Gin on Tap, Gluhwein Vegan & Vegetarian friendly. Local Craft market  and Food stalls, traditional dancing:

  • Clothing and accessories
  • Fridge magnets and Hogsback mugs
  • Pickles, preserves and spices
  • Headbands, hats and gloves
  • Handmade dolls
  • Mountain Creek natural beauty products
  • Woodwork
  • Upcycled jackets
  • Smoked trout
  • Gift shop goodies and Jewellery
  • Pancakes
  • Salami, cheese
  • Samp and Beans
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Vegan and vegetarian food and snacks from the Bliss Corner
  • Pottery and Paintings

Saturday 10h30-11h30 – Traditional and gumboot dancing by the Bold Point community. Donations please! Walk-ins welcome.

Crabbush Soccer Field

Saturday 10h00-11h30 – SAPS demonstrations: K9 Unit; Riot Unit; Helicopter. Free entrance (Walk-in)

Essential Amathole

Essential Amathola workshop

Saturday 13h00-16h30 – Basics of Essential Oils Workshop.
Cost R200 pp (R100 deposit to secure a attendance). Booking essential. Contact Ian 082 374 4296 (More information)

Gallery Square and Info Centre

Our #snowhunt19 village wide scavenger hunt

Friday and Saturday 07h00 to 17h00, Sunday 07h00 to 15h00 – Festival breakfast, light meals and pizza.
Friday and Saturday 09h00 to 17h00 and Sunday 09h00 – 14h00 Festival Information and Scavenger hunt entries.
Friday 10h00-14h00 -Mountain Hog Challenge Practice Run presented by Black Feather Clan (Archery; Stabbing Board; Hammer & Nail; Pouch Toss; Log Hold; Fire Start and Armour Jump). Cost R20 per challenge. Walk-ins welcome. (More information)
Saturday 10h00-16h30 (full challenge course)
Younger than 18 years old -> 14h00 (cut-off & prize)
18 and older – 16h00 (cut-off & prize) Cost R100 pp. Walk-ins welcome
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Happy Hogs

Friday 19h00-23h00 – Dinner and live music with Simon Shaw
Saturday 19h00-23h00 – Mongolian grill and live music with Simon Shaw
Free entrance. Walk-ins Welcome.
Restaurant will be open all day with our usual menu.

What is on at Happy Hogs??

Hogsback Bowling Club

Saturday 14h00-16h30 – Hogsback Bowling Club Snow bowls, Port & Scones
R50 pp Everybody welcome.

Hogsback Inn

Friday 18h00-23h00 – Karaoke, Rum & Rib Special with DJ Warren G.
Free entrance. Walk-ins welcome  (More information)
Saturday 10h00-11h00 – To the Northern Lights – A Photographic Journey with Roddy Fox. R20 pp Walk-ins welcome. (More Information)
Saturday 11h00-12h00 – History of Hogsback & Stories of Amathole Heritage with Trevor Webster. Donations to Jikani. Walk-ins welcome.
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Saturday 15h00-16h00 – Wildlife Sessions 2019 – Four speed talks from Hogsback researchers and guides on Cape Parrots (Cassie), Birding in Hogsback (Graham), Samangoes (Greg) and Baboons (Maria). Talks aim to be factual, fascinating and crammed with high quality photographs.
Free entrance and Walk-ins welcome. (More information)
Saturday 18h00-23h00 – Sheep in a Barrel dinner followed by an 80s music evening with DJ Warren G. Cost R150 pp. Booking essential. Contact Belinda
045 962 1006
Sunday 13h00-15h00 – Sunday Celebration Roast lunch. Cost R189 pp. Booking essential. Contact Belinda 045 962 1006

Jikani- Children’s festival

For more information about the #kiddiefestival, see here (More information)
Friday 16h00-19h00 – Puppet play and Movie Night (The Man Who Planted Trees) with food and popcorn. Cost R50 adults R20 Kids. Booking essential
Contact Terry Lee 071 408 0524.
Saturday 10h00-11h00 – Morning activation activity (running game for + 7 years’ old involving counting) and warm up followed by a 30 min yoga session for children. Cost R20 pp.
Saturday 11h00-11h15 – Singing performance by the pupils of Crabbush School Cost donations
Saturday 11h15-12h00 – Treasure hunt for children Cost: R30pp
Saturday 12h00-13h00 – Musical nature Cost R30pp
Saturday 14h00-15h00 – Puppet show Cost R20 adults, R10 Kids
Saturday 15h00-15h45 – Dog training demonstration. Donations welcome
Saturday 16h00-16h30 – Tree planting activity. Free. Donations welcome
Saturday 16h30-17h00 – Closing story meditation Cost R10
Sunday 10h00-11h00 – Story art (Being creative with nature) Cost: R30
Sunday 11h00 – 12h00 – Story Book reading. Donations welcome

Kings Lodge Hotel

Friday and Saturday 07h30-19h00 – Massage therapy with Mikki and her team from Simple Sense. Bookings essential: Contact Mikki
0767217956 (More Information)
Friday 20h00-22h00 – Dinner (oxtail and lamb shank evening) & Live Music with Niven & Lara (More Information)
Saturday 08h00-10h00 – Champagne breakfast. Cost R95 pp. walk-ins welcome
Saturday 12h30-13h30 – 8th Annual Chill Dip – Swim a length in the freezing polar pool and earn the T-Shirt! Spectators welcome! Entries for participants R60 pp. (More information)
Saturday 14h00-16h30 – Growing Cannabis Outdoors Workshop. Cost R150 pp. Booking essential. Contact Jo 076 158 6722 (More information)
Saturday 19h00-24h00 – Gala dinner with live music with Kerry Hiles
Cost R240 pp (13 years old +), R100 pp (7-12 years old), R50 pp (3-6 years old). Booking essential. Contact Debbie 076 512 2073  (More Information)
Sunday 08h00-12h00 – All morning breakfast Cost R95 pp. Walk-ins welcome


Saturday 18h00-19h30 – Stargazing with Miss Shanti. R40 pp. Booking essential Contact Miss Shanti 076 946 7247 (More information)

Mirrors Gallery

Friday– Sunday Crystal shop open for sales
Saturday 13h30-16h30 – Working with Crystals – During this ±3-hour workshop you will learn how to get your joy back using a crystal grid. It  includes crystals and materials and is facilitated by Suneya Rising. Cost R350 pp. (More information).
Sunday 09h00-12h00 Working with Crystals workshop Repeat.


Saturday 11h00-12h30 – Aromatic Journey with Lyn de la Motte at 8 Tor Doone Lane Cost R150 pp. Booking essential. Contact Lyn 0832313704 . (More Information)

Old Visitors Information Centre Hall

Friday and Saturday 09h00-16h00, Sunday 09h00-12h00 – Hunterstoun University of Fort Hare Land Stories and Future Stories Film Festival. Film starting every hour on the hour. Free Entrance. Walk-ins Welcome.
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St Patrick on the Hill Chapel

All weekend- Chapel and prayer trail is open all weekend.
Sunday 10h00-11h00 – Morning Snow Celebration Service. All welcome

The Edge

Friday 17h00-21h00 – ‘Vries jou gat af’ night market & art exhibition & crafters & gourmet food stalls, Glühwein, chocolate and churros)
Free entrance. Walk-ins welcome. (More information)
Friday 18h00-21h00 – Free Port and Muscadel tasting.  (More information)
Saturday 08h00-09h30 – Parkrun. 5km walk/run. All welcome. Remember your parkrun barcodes or register at
Saturday 10h00-17h00 – Art exhibition & crafters + Free port and Muscadel tasting + Country restaurant & pub + Gourmet food stalls, glühwein, chocolate & churros + All day Labyrinth walking & view site. Free entrance
Walk-ins welcome.  (More information)
Sunday 09h00-15h00 – Art exhibition & crafters + Country restaurant & pub + All day Labyrinth walking and view site. Free entrance. Walk-ins welcome
Sunday 10h00-15h00 – Free Port and Muscadel tasting. Free entrance  (More information)

The Hog & Hornbill

All weekend – Pub food and crafters
Saturday 18h30-22h30 – Kettie & Klip – Music performance. Entrance is free but booking is essential. Contact Lana 073 600 4644. (More Information)

The Lighthouse

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10h00-20h30 – Street kitchen (ribs & chips, boerewors rolls, curry & rice). Home-made candles, candle-dipping for the children, free candy floss and various gifts for sale. Free entrance. Walk-ins welcome

The Rose Theatre @Starways

Saturday 18h00-19h00 – An evening of stories, songs & poems around the fireside with Gwyneth, Trevor and Silke including wine & snacks and Starways’ Rose Theatre. Booking essential R50 pp. Contact Gwyneth
082 928 5770  (More Information)

The rose theatre @starways will be hosting a storytelling event around the fireside.

The Touraco Table

Friday 19h00-22h00 – Dinner & Chamber Music with cellist Cameron Cordell. Cost R350 pp all inclusive. Booking essential. Contact Angus
082 923 6053. (More information)
Saturday 16h30-21h30 – Concert & Dinner – Music performance by Annari Breed. (Concert 16h30 for 17h00 to 18h15 & Dinner 18h30 to 21h30) Cost R350 pp all inclusive Booking essential. Contact Angus 082 923 6053.
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The Touraco Table

Waterfall Cathedral

Friday 12h00-16h00, Saturday 9h00-16h00, Sunday 9h00-13h00 Waterfall Cathedral welcomes you to wander through their Magical Forest & visit their Barn Venue. Your “Hogdollar” Ticket (R10) allows you to explore the waterfall & forest, or for R50 it includes delectable cakes and a drink of your choice (tea/coffee/soft drink). Small pop-up meals & bar available in the Barn.  (More Information)

Waterfall Cathedral barn After party

Sunday 18h00-late – After party for Hogsbackians and guests. Free entrance, but booking essential. Contact Leigh 0832936187
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