February in George

7 February
Nina’s Cafe Gin & Tapas Pairing Evening
Hosted by Phantom Gin and Nina’s Cafe
Make sure to book a table by calling Nina’s Cafe on: 0662372413

A five-course tapas and gin pairing featuring local South African craft gins.

We will be presenting Phantom Gin along with the other local craft gins selected for the other courses.

8 February
You are invited to our 6th annual Night Run!

Friday | 8 February 2019 | 6:30pm – Botanical Gardens

You can choose between:

  1. 10km forest run – Bring your torches!
  2. 5km fun forest run/walk – Our most popular family race.
  3. 3km road run/walk – Ideal for parents with prams & small kids.

Medals to the first 2000 participants! INVITE your friends & family!!
Dogs on leads are welcome too.

We’re planning to have lots of fun activities for kids, food stalls, good coffee, great music & an awesome photo booth!!
Bring your whole FAMILY & all your friends!!

Register online
Download entry form
Watch our 2018 video

We hope to see you at the happiest race of 2019!

9 February
George Old Car Show proudly driven by Oakhurst Insurance Company

Its almost that time of the year again, where we welcome back all the old car enthusiast who are passionate about the continued preservation of the South African transport industry and its history, with special focus on historical vintage and veteran motor vehicles, motorcycles and motorized farming equipment dating back to yesteryear.

The George Old Car Show will relocate from its longstanding venue at PW Botha College in York Street to Glenwood House in the east of town. At the media launch at the King George Protea Hotel on 2 November, it was announced that the PW Botha College school grounds will for the very last time be jam-packed with vintage and classic cars on 9 and 10 February 2019.
So, if you own an old motor vehicle, motor cycle, motorized tractor or piece of farm equipment or are simply an enthusiast of these types of vehicles, come and join us. We would like to extend an open invitation to you and your family members to share with us our passion for all things vintage, veteran or just simply old!
Everyone is welcome so please feel free to contact us at any time.

14 February
Valentines Day Screening: Under the Tuscan Sun – Hosted by Garden Route Botanical Garden
Join us for a romantic picnic and movie evening at the Garden Route Botanical Garden .
Bring your own picnic blanket, and own food is welcome
Cost will be R30.00 per a person.

14 February
Wilderness Art Festival 2019 – Hosted by Cabesa Gallery and 3 others
The very active Wilderness Art Association consists of some 65 members and has approval to hold an ‘Art Walk’ through the Wilderness CBD during the three day ‘Wilderness Art Festival’. Confirmed dates 14th, 15th & 16th February 2019.

We strongly believe that this Art Festival and Art Walk will benefit and uplift both the Wilderness Business Community and our active Art Community, just as the Knysna Arts Festival has done for Knysna for years in the past.
Ideally this will become an annual event.

The Art Walk to begin in the Milkwood Village, down Beacon Road toward the Caltex Garage, along George Road, Leila’s Lane, passed The Wilderness Hotel and down Waterside Road. Beejuice through the tunnel and a beach walk to Salinas.

There are already establishments on route which have art on display but through the Art Walk we wish to involve the entire Wilderness Business Centre:

  1. Milkwood Village – Art Fair and music
  2. Flava Café – Art on sidewalk within the restaurant space
  3. Blue Olive – Art on sidewalk within the restaurant and live music
  4. Dr Smith’s Garden
  5. Pomodoro – Art on sidewalk within the restaurant space
  6. Green Shed – Art on sidewalk within the restaurant space
  7. Info Centre and Caroline’s Chocolate Haven / Coffee Spot – Art on sidewalk within the restaurant space
  8. Palm Garden Square – Art within the Square and music
  9. Wilderness Hotel – Wilderness Open Gallery 2019 (and music)
  10. Hello Garden Route – Within the Garden
  11. Seodin – Within the Garden
  12. Common in front of Wilderness Hotel – Children’s Art Activities and food stalls.
  13. Salinas – Within the Restaurant
  14. Beejuice

The Art Festival and Art Walk would be publicised through:

  1. What’s Up in the Wild (2000 copies)
  2. The WRRA website (2000 hits per month)
  3. WRRA news (over 800 readers)
  4. Press releases in the George Herald, The Edge, CXpress and Knysna Herald, South Magazine, Ideas Magazine, Getaway, Ticketstroom Marketing and Social Media.
  5. A banner at the entrance to Wilderness, across the stream just behind the current WRRA signboard.

Please contact Carole Durrant of the WAA should you require further information: 082 569 0800
WAA’s goal – “To publicise the integrity of our work” – Hein Botha

22 February
Beatenberg + The World of Birds // 12 Views Tour // George – Hosted by Beatenberg and Black Major

Beatenberg are back with a string of performances from their new album, “12 Views of Beatenberg,” brought to you the best way they know how; with good friends and good times. Joined by their equally talented co-conspirators, The World of Birds performing alongside them for a portion of these intimate encounters, the tour will see them travel from Cape Town across the country and beyond, including Botswana and Lesotho, for small-stage, scintillating sounds for a cosy capacity of 200 music lovers apiece. Tickets are limited, so don’t wait too long! They’re now available on Quicket, so find your area and make sure you secure your seat soon.

23 February
Flush Cancer out of George – Hosted by Stiles

George Relay For Life is taking place on the 23rd February 2019. During the upcoming months, the purple toilet will be popping up at businesses all over George. All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit CANSA Relay For Life George.

25 February
Land Art In The Garden – Hosted by Garden Route Botanical Garden

Join land artist Janet Botes at the Garden Route Botanical Garden once a month to explore the garden and create visual expressions in the form of land art that not only emphasize what you see in the landscape, but are sensitive to the incredible biodiversity of the garden ecosystem. For more info contact Janet at 072 331 5057 or art@janetbotes.co.za. You can also join the mailing list for the Cape Land Art group that operates in Cape Town and on the Garden Route at bit.ly/capelandart.

Set Garden Tours on a weekly basis. The cost will be R50.00 per person.

Join us to learn more about the Garden Route Botanical Garden, the exciting flora and fauna of the Garden Route and the history of the town of George.
#Gardenroutebotanicalgarden #GRBG #George#Gardenroute #Georgetourism #knysnatourism#sedgefieldtourism #wildernesstoursim#lekkeringeorge

28 February
Night life of the Garden – Hosted by Garden Route Botanical Garden

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