What’s it about? – Up and coming Ramble details
Known as the “Jewel of Mpumalanga”, the village of Wakkerstroom is home to many artists and craftspeople, both professional and amateur. From the 16th to the 19th of June, these artists, along with many national figures, will be showing their work. In addition, there will be purveyors of art and craft supplies selling their wares and kits, demonstrations of various techniques, competitions for both children and adults and the opportunity to attend training courses at both the beginner and advanced levels.
Skills that will be on display include glass art, painting, sculpting, pewter work, woodwork, beadwork, fabric painting, spinning, weaving, needlecrafts and other hand crafts.
Most venues will be within easy walking distance of the centre of town, with a few being a short drive away. Entrance to all venues will be free to visitors, although attendance at demonstrations, talks and training courses may be subject to a fee.
In June, visitors can enjoy the sunny winter landscape during the day, and cuddle up in front of cozy fires in the evenings. Famous for its bird life, this charming little village is just a three-hour drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, and five hours from Durban. It is safe, beautiful and unpolluted, and draws day trippers from the nearby towns of Standerton, Secunda, Ermelo, Bethal, Middleburg, Piet Retief, Paul Pietersburg, Vryheid, Luneburg, Volksrust, Vrede, Amersfoort, Utrecht, Memel, Dundee, Ladysmith, Glencoe and Newcastle.