#FindYourEscape: More than just music at White Mountain Festival 2017

2017-09-29 14:30 - Unathi Nkanjeni
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Cape Town - Great vibes accompanied by good food and live music is more than an enough description of what this year’s White Mountain Festival 2017 is all about.

Now in its 12th year, the annual White Mountain Festival is the perfect opportunity to escape the city and unwind in a stunning setting while enjoying a great line-up of some of the best acoustic acts in SA.

Included on the bill are the likes of Crimson House, Luke Lovemore Band, Jenny & The Jameses, The Sextons, Gunshot Blue, Lendel, The Sweet Resistance (fronted by Natasha Meister), Jerry & The Bandits, Luca Hart, South Jersey Pom-Poms, Pan Latino and Freddy Lalendle, to name a few.

Known for its intimate, relaxed atmosphere, the festival will take place at White Mountain Lodge near Giant`s Castle in the scenic central Drakensberg, just 28km off the N3 on tarred roads, 185km from Durban and 400km from Johannesburg.

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What to expect

Aside from the music, festival-goers are promised to look forward to a wide variety of food and drink outlets, colourful arts and crafts, plus loads of leisure activities for the whole family. These include abseiling, a 100m zip line, stand-up paddle boarding on the dam, fishing, volleyball, guided hikes and supervised activities (like scavenger hunts) for the kids.

Visitors can also enjoy a full access to the lodge`s spacious grounds, dam, swimming pool and charming old pub with satellite TV and late-night live music.

Event info: 

Where: White Mountain Lodge, Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal

When: 28 September to 01 October

Cost: Child Under 12: R 185.00 / Adults: R 600.00 at Computicket.

NOTE: Tickets include camping for the entire festival. There is also the option of booking into an on-site `tent hotel`, offering a stylish, hassle-free camping experience with all the comforts of home. A limited number of chalets and electrified caravan/camping sites are also available.

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