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WATERBLOMMETJIE FESTIVAL 2022

It is time for the annual Waterblommetjie Festival. Celebrate this unique local delicacy on Saturday 3 September at three local wine farms in Paarl, Domaine Brahms Wineries, Windmeul Kelder, and one of my favourite children-friendly wine farms in the Cape Winelands, Rhebokskloof Wine Estate. Rhebokskloof is too special to keep to myself hence I’ve decided to share this amazing and unique upcoming annual event with you so that you can visit the estate with your entire family, friends, or partner and see why I consider it one of my favourites.

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This event takes place only once a year when the indigenous waterblommetjies are in season. Waterblommetjies Festival is a family-friendly day filled with fun programmes including live music to entertain visitors while they enjoy different mouth-watering waterblommetjie dishes, pizzas, and ice cream made in traditional and innovative ways.

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With its well-manicured lawns next to a tranquil dam, Rhebokskloof offers plenty of space for the whole family. Although the restaurant will be closed, there is a dedicated bar and food area where visitors can try the traditional waterblommetjie dishes, pizzas, and delicious waterblommetjie infused ice cream. 

WHAT IS A WATERBLOMMETJIE PLANT?

Waterblommetjie /ˈvɑːterˌblomeki/ or Cape Pond Weed, Water Hawthorne, Vleikos, Aponogeton distachyos (Aponogetonaceae) meaning “little water flower” is one of South Africa’s most famous edible plants. This plant has a long history of use by the indigenous Khoikhoi people, both medicinally and as a nutritious food.

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Waterblommetjies are found in dams and marshes of the Western Cape. Its buds are usually ready to be picked in the southern midwinter months of July and August, leading to their use in winter stews such as waterblommetjiebredie (little water flower stew).

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT RHEBOKSKLOOF DURING WATERBLOMMETJIE:

  • Wine tasting 
  • Local beer on tap
  • Pony rides at R20 per child (11:00am – 15:00pm)
  • Traditional waterblommetjie dishes and ice cream
  • Children face painting at R20 per child (12:00pm – 15:00pm)
  • Live entertainment from a local band Tequila (11: 00am – 16:00pm)
  • A special kiddies menu will also be available (fired chicken and strips)
  • Jumping castle, slippery slide, and dedicated kiddies play areas (10:00am – 16:00pm)

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EVENT DETAILS:

NB: Please note that the restaurant will be closed on this day however, there will be a dedicated bar and food area where visitors can try mouthwatering waterblommetjie traditional dishes including pizzas and delicious ice cream.

WHERE: Rhebokskloof Wine Estate

WHEN: 3rd September 2022

TIME: 09:00am – 16:00pm

ENTRY FEE: FREE on a donation of any canned item to be donated to a local charity.

CONTACT RHEBOKSKLOOF:

Tel: 021 869 8386
info@rhebokskloof.co.za

Restaurant:
restaurant@rhebokskloof.co.za

Weddings and Functions:
functions@rhebokskloof.co.za

NORMAL OPERATING HOURS:

Opening Hours:
08:00 – 17:00 Mon-Sun
Trails open at 07:00 every day of the year

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