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September Spring Festival 2009, Celebrate the great outdoors!

Published: 23 September 2009
Kingsriver Estate celebrates Mother Nature on, Saturday the 26th September.

Join us for a full day of outdoor fun for all ages! 


For the Adventurous

Walk with the Wanderer 10h00 (3 hours walk, suitable for all ages)

Dr Andrew Baxter, renowned archaeologist and expert in paleoecology and environmental change, as well as being chairman of the Cape Leopard Trust, leads a hike through the Koningsrivier Kloof past ancient Bushman caves and a stone-age workshop wedged into the prehistoric rock face of this exceptionally beautiful water-eroded terrain. Along the way, you will follow rock pools to the waterfalls, spot the pair of Black or Fish Eagles and hear their cries which have echoed in this crevasse since time immemorial. Followed by a fascinating talk and slide presentation about predators in the area. (15h00) 
For the Curious

Join local legends, geologist Mike Kamstra and bird expert, Colin Burden on the Kleinberg Trail 10h30 (2 hrs walk, suitable for all ages)

Pick up you snackpack at the guesthouse and after a fun tractor ride to the foot of the mountains, this 2 hour gentle walk will lead you along the top of the Kleinberg, with a breathtaking view over the quaint village of McGregor. High altitude and rugged terrain give birth to extraordinary succulent life where only bird calls break the suffocating silence and curious insects scuttle from your path, as Mike and Colin point out fascinating minerals, fauna and flora along the way. 

For the Kids

Supervised team nature treasure hunt for the U-12’s 11h00 (1 hr)

Each clue will lead you to the next piece of natural treasure which you need to bring back to the point of departure, which will give you access to the next clue!

This is the fun way to learn about your environment,

with final discussion by experts on each ‘treasure’ retrieved.

Kiddies burgers and refreshments available and prizes for winning teams! 
For the Talented (or those who wannabe!)

Landscape watercolour lessons by Mulberry Studio 11h30

With mountain and landscape views that rival no other and in the peace and serenity offered only by these, learn the techniques that make this wonderful art look easy! Kids spring flower painting competition with prizes. 
For the Creative

11h30 Open up a whole new world!

Bring your digital camera and finally learn how to use it to its fullest potential!

Slide presentation and ‘how to’ by well-known photographer Laresa Perlman of

Through The Lens Studio, followed by a practical walkabout

in the magnificent surrounds, learning the different skills of landscape and macro photography.  
For the closet viticulturist

11h00 Learn to make your own wine with winemaker Ruud de Clercq, who will take you through the full process of winemaking from the vine to your table.

You may even decide to ‘adopt’ a vine and put into practice what you have learned. 

R80 per adult, R40 per kid

Tickets available at the guesthouse 

[email protected] Tel: 023 625 1040