Be part of the 5th annual Wakkerstroom Arts and Craft Ramble

15 to 17 June 2018

Enjoy this self-guided tour in the village of Wakkerstroom.

Visit local artists and crafts people in their studios, or see their work in the galleries.

Workshops can be booked throughout the weekend

Download a poster
Download a course booking form
Download a map

What's it about?

Known as the "Jewel of Mpumalanga", the village of Wakkerstroom is home to many artists and craftspeople, both professional and amateur. On Friday 15th June, the ramble starts with a bit of mystery, with a craft breakfast at which a meal will be served and participants will get to indulge in a fun craft. The official opening is at 17h30 at Ijuba Gallery, at which guest artist Jan Tshikuthula will be present. All are welcome. There will be a 22-metre-long fire pit and lots of food and drink stalls to keep you warm! Art & Craft exhibitors from near and far will show and sell their wares from various shops and venues around the village until Sunday 17th June. A prize-giving will take place on Saturday at 16h30, followed by a "Paint 'n Wine" night. Local artists will also be working and displaying art from their own home studios. Look out for the red flags at participating venues!
There are courses and demonstrations to be booked and lots to inspire you … including a photographic birding outing to woodworking and bread and cheese making, lace knitting, cartooning, perspective and still live drawing, paint techniques and abstract art courses.
We look forward to a fantastic weekend for all.
Maps and details of times and venues of the various events will be available in the village and will be able to be downloaded from this website from the 12th June or can be got from the organisers on 083 452 3363 or

In June, visitors can enjoy the sunny winter landscape during the day, and cuddle up in front of cozy fires in the evenings. Famous for its bird life, this charmling little village is just a three-hour drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, and five hours from Durban. It is safe, beautiful and unpolluted, and draws day trippers from the nearby towns of Standerton, Secunda, Ermelo, Bethal, Middleburg, Piet Retief, Paul Pietersburg, Vryheid, Luneburg, Volksrust, Vrede, Amersfoort, Utrecht, Memel, Dundee, Ladysmith, Glencoe and Newcastle.

I'd like to ramble

As far as possible, the programme has been designed so that you can either follow a planned route each day, or pick and choose what you'd like to do in a less formal way. Some venues will be open all the time, while others will be available only at specific times for specific demonstrations or courses.

Either way, you can come for the day or come for the weekend.

Book Accomodation Book for course/demo

I'd like to exhibit

If you are an artist or craftsperson, or you sell arts or crafts supplies, and you'd like to exhibit, sell, demonstrate or teach, please get in touch via the exhibitor application form.

Things to be aware of are:

  • The cost of indoor exhibitor space is R170 and you will need to be set up by 08h30 on Saturday
  • Venues will be available on Thursday and Friday for set up, and all must be cleared by Monday morning
  • You will need to bring your own display items - easels, chairs, tables, etc.
  • All exhibits must be manned from 09h00 to 16h30 on Saturday 16 June and from 09h00 to at least 14h00 on Sunday 17 June
  • Prize giving will take place at 16h30 on Saturday at the main venue
  • If you are offering demonstrations or training courses, it will be necessary to fit into the programme. We will, of course, do our best to accommodate your specific time and date preferences, but do have to balance the programme.
Exhibitor application form

For the more athletic, there is a run/walk on the 16th of June. You can contact Rupert Lawlor on 083 227 9020 or press the button for more information.

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