Each year during spring, the beautiful Citrusdal Valley bursts into a kaleidoscope of magnificent colours, as the sun emerges from behind the winter clouds, bringing warmth to the blooming wildflowers. Wolfkop Weekender, set to take place on the weekend before Heritage Day, is a chance for music enthusiasts to immerse themselves in an awakening wilderness. The festival, which takes place at Wolfkop Camping Villages, offers a programme of electronic music, food, drink, and outdoor activities to celebrate life’s renewal.
Wolfkop Weekender: Power Flower Picnic
A lineup of electronic music performances will run from Friday afternoon to Sunday night, and the festival site will remain open until Heritage Day on Tuesday 24 September, for those wishing to enjoy an extra night or two of camping in beautiful surrounds. For lovers of top-drawer electronic music (and nature), this is sure to be a treat.
The headline acts include:
The Drifter, AKA Mark Flynn, an Irish producer, DJ and singer whose electronic music has energised the nightlife of Dublin, Berlin and other European cities for years. His signature sound leans toward the hypnotic, melodic and emotive side of EDM.
Culoe De Song, a homegrown producer, remixer and DJ, whose Zulu-inspired house music has earned him numerous honours, including an invitation to attend the Red Bull Music Academy in Barcelona in 2008 (making him one of the youngest musicians ever to do so).
Here is the full lineup of performers:
- Avi Subban
- Bruno Morphet
- Chris De Vos
- Cody Losper
- JAY ME
- Kanan K7
- Richard Marshall
- Slow Motion City
- Soft Touch Operation
- SteadyOn Soundsystem
- Vox Portent
Accommodation at Wolfkop Camping Villages
Wolfkop’s collection of campsites are situated on the banks of the Olifants River, and are ideal for hosting large groups of people.
There are three different campsites: Berry Fields, Golden Valley and Lost Valley – and various ticketing tiers available to suit your budget. A BYO ticket includes a festival pass, and four nights’ accommodation in the Golden Valley campsite – just bring your own camping gear and bedding.
For an additional cost, you can secure a spot in one of several pre-erected tent options (which include mattresses or mattresses and bedding). Luxury bell tents are available, as well as Lux tents that are fitted with outdoor furnishings, braai equipment, cutlery, crockery, a toaster and a kettle.
Wolfkop’s private campsites, namely Noordhoek Farm, De Vlei and Middelpos Campsite are family friendly, and suitable for parents who wish to take turns attending the festival while also allowing their kids to experience the magic of a camping weekend away.
So be sure to book your spot, if you don’t want to miss out on the spring festivities. The basic package (a festival pass and four nights’ accommodation) costs R1 175 (or R875 if you catch the early-bird deal); while the more expensive packages range from R1 675 to R18 800.
Good to know
- You can bring your own camping gear.
- There are no power points, although some of the tents and camping villages are equipped with lights.
- Pets are not permitted.
- Kids are welcome at the family campsites.
Wolfkop Camping Villages
59 Voortrekker Street
Citrusdal (via N7)
083 260 4822