Fun, Flowers, Freedom and a Festival! ‘Where is this happening?’, you ask.
Clanwilliam, of course!

Famous for its magnificent flowers and friendly residents, Clanwilliam is abundant with inspiration and creativity this year. Located up the west coast of South Africa, in the Cederberg region, and just 2 and a half hours’ drive from Cape Town, the town of Clanwilliam is on everyone’s bucket list of places to visit.

The community of Clanwilliam decided that it’s time for people to bloom! Combining the exquisite and abundant flower season with a fun and memorable experience in and around the town, Clanwilliam opens its arms to visitors from near and far for the ‘Clanwilliam Wildflower Festival’. Creative planning and using guidelines for covid-19 to ensure everyone feels safe and comfortable, means that the festival is outdoors and in the fresh and open air.

Taking place from the 27th August to the 5th September 2021, the ‘Clanwilliam Wildflower Festival’ offers a myriad of exciting and memorable experiences.

On both Saturdays (the 28th & 4th), the quaint Main Street will showcase exciting food stalls, an open-garden art exhibition and craft tables, as well as entertainment by the renowned Riel Dance Group and the fabulous local Steel Band. A meet & greet of famous local authors will inspire the creative book enthusiasts, and other fascinating tables will highlight the many talents of this lovely community.

For the duration of the Festival, the rest of the town and its abundance of restaurants, shops, tourist sights, tours, floral and outdoor experiences are ready to welcome all visitors for an inspiring and unforgettable visit.

Be one of the first in the world to try the ‘Clanwilliam Cocktail’ – simply the most delicious cocktail drink ever – developed exclusively here in Clanwilliam using ingredients grown locally, and launched at the Wildflower Festival. For those who would prefer a non-alcoholic variety, the ‘Clanwilliam Mocktail’ offers the same tantalising taste.

Wildflower Festival visitors also stand the chance of winning a ‘Blooming Amazing Basket’. Two beautiful baskets have been filled to the brim with local produce and goodies, as well as vouchers for a full set of nails, and will be handed to the winners of the lucky draw taking place on each of the Saturdays.

The world famous Wildflowers are in full bloom, and all around Clanwilliam and the Namaqualand area the exquisite fields are blanketed with incredible carpets of flowers in all colours of the rainbow. This year the flowers are the most abundant they have ever been, and driving out to see the flowers is an essential part of your visit to Clanwilliam and the Wildflower Festival.

To make sure your visit to Clanwilliam is complete, expert Tour Guides are ready and available to show you everything that this town and its surrounds have to offer. From short tours to longer drives, rock art visits, flower visits, as well as guided wine tours; there is something for everyone.
The Clanwilliam Tourism Office says accommodation is filling up fast, and the townsfolk are really looking forward to welcoming visitors from far and wide to this wonderful place.

It really is time for people to bloom. It starts in Clanwilliam!

Book your visit to the ‘Clanwilliam Wildflower Festival’ by contacting:

Clanwilliam Tourism Office: 027 482 2024 | |
Accommodation Bookings: 067 088 6969 |

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EcoBrick Training Workshop

All the schools have come on board and are very enthusiastic and excited to launch the 1 month Ecobrick Making challenge for September, with lots of prizes to be had for our youth participating in saving non-recyclable plastic from landfill.
Please identify Mentors within your networks who would benefit from the EcoBrick training and take advantage of this opportunity, which normally comes at a cost.
Please collect all your 2 litre bottles and non-recyclable plastic to contribute to the project and keep your waste out of the landfills
If possible, host a Collection Bin at your business for your staff to participate.
The ultimate goal is to get this knowledge into the right hands through education and training and employment organisation.

For the next phase, we are needing to employ:
A minimum of Two EcoChangeMakers to train on ecobricks and educate and collect EcoBrick (incentivized) from door to door in Khayelitsha for the next 3 months;
10 EcoChangemakers in the Youth category (18-34yrs of age) to make EcoBrick Building their job for the next 3 months.
Please remember that ChangemakersHub is a section 18 certified Non-profit Public Benefits Organisation and can issue Section 18a certificates for any donation over R1000.

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