The Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers’ Carnival Rolls into Stellenbosch

The Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers’ Carnival Rolls into Stellenbosch

This crazy and colourful carnival comes to Stellenbosch, offering everything from caravans and acrobatics to live music and food trucks.

Created by Richard Griffin and the talented Madame Zingara team, The Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers looks set to bring a whole new stage and carnival experience to Stellenbosch from 5 August to 17 September 2017.

Roll up! Roll Up! 

Following their inaugural stint in Fish Hoek, the brothers will be bringing a fanfare of fun to the Van der Stel Sports Club in Stellies this August and September. Imagine a Bohemian-style field filled with all sorts of wondrous attractions, including a double-decker-bus-come-restaurant, food trucks, bars, a barber shop, fun rides, caravans, trailers and an animal-free circus in the Big Top tent.

Representing on the food side, there’ll be Khumalo’s Meat House and Tavern ( a braai experience); Gourmet Gypsy’s Bohemian Bus; the Fish Shack and Café, as well as a number of food trucks selling a range of tasty bites (including vegetarian and halaal options .

And, you won’t go thirsty, with several bars dotted around the place, including the cool Barber Shop mirror tent, open till late.

To the moon and back 

Kids will delight in The Story of the Moon, a charming story about the moon and her quest to be as happy as the circus folk she watches from up above. Directed by Marc Colli and Christine Chapman and conceptualised by Richard Griffin, the show features a star cast of performers (from South Africa and abroad) who will be showcasing acrobatics, drumming, Argentinian boladeros, slapstick comedy, a mesmeric quick-change act and, even, contortion.

It will be presented in a traditional, imported Italian Big Top, and the running time is around 1.5 hours (including the interval). This fun show is sure to be enjoyed by children, teens (and adults, too).

The Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers is open on from 5 August to17 September 2017, from Wednesday to Sunday. Student Night on Wednesdays offers a two-for-one deal (upon presentation of a valid student card) – with beer and wine available for R10 between 4pm and 6pm.  

Book now for this out-of-this-world extravaganza of live music, edge-of-your seat acrobatics and technicoloured fun.

For group bookings and special package deals for The Story of the Moon, call on the Box Office on 071 400 2250 or book online.

Looking for somewhere fabulous to eat while you’re in the area? Check out our favourite restaurants in Stellenbosch.


5 August – 17 September 2017


Wednesday – Friday, 2pm – 12am
Saturday & Sunday, 11am – 12am


071 400 2250,


R30 (entry cost into Van der Stel Sports Club)
R160 (adults)
R120 (children)
R20 – R60 (additional costs; carnival rides)
R40 (bungee trampoline; children ages 3 – 12)
R30 (face painting)


The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location.

Time of publication: 25 July 2017

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  1. Mzimkulu Mbanjwa

    Interesting events. Would love to be part of them.