Groote Post invites you to head out to the Darling Hills, for their October Country Market which features a Trail Run for the whole family.
In addition to the delectable and beautiful country offerings, live music and kids’ activities at Groote Post’s monthly markets, their October market will feature a Trail Run for the whole family.
The Trail Run:
Visitors can choose between the following options, featuring stunning views of mountains and the ocean:
- 18km Bobbejaanberg Challenge – R 180.00
- 5km Atlantic View – R 150.00
- 4km Ommie-Dam Fun Run – R 80.00
A few things to note:
- There will be shower facilities available
- There will be a supervised Kid Zone available to care for children while their parents are running – R 80.00 per child – Registration to Kid Zone opens at 07h00
- The first 100 online entries will receive goodie bags
- Registration opens at 07h00
The 18km run starts at 08h30
The 13.5km run starts at 08h45
The 4km run starts at 09h00
Guests can expect delectable and beautiful country offerings including artisan foods, arts and crafts, as well as home-ware and décor. All the old favourite stalls will be back, as well as some new exciting ones. Local, of course, is always lekker in Darling with locals presenting a divine selection of gourmet produce including breads, cheese, mushrooms, charcuterie, wors, sauces, olive oils and more. And of course Groote Post’s well-loved wines and popular craft beers from Darling Brew.
Kids will love the rolling lawns, tractor rides, face painting, water-balls and target-shooting to name a few of the activities that will be available.
After browsing through the market, visitors can relax in the shade under the trees, while tucking into their delicious eats from the market and enjoy live music by Francois Haasbroek who is back again by popular demand. Groote Post’s award-winning restaurant, Hilda’s Kitchen, will be open as usual, but please note that booking is essential.
Please note that although pets are welcome – all dogs must be on a leash at all times. Visitors arriving without their dogs on a leash will be given an option to buy one from the SPCA stall or hire one at the information stall.
Entry to the Groote Post Country Market is free of charge.
Groote Post Country Market opening hours
10h00 to 15h00
Groote Post Country Market dates for the rest of the year
27 November and 18 December.
For further information on the Groote Post Country Market
Contact: Eldré Strydom: 082 877 6677 or [email protected]
Follow the R27, the West Coast Road towards Langebaan. Turn right onto the Darling Hills Road opposite Grotto Bay turnoff. After 10 km, turn right to the Groote Post cellar. Alternatively, take the R307 out of Darling towards Cape Town and turn off at the Darling Hills Road. After 7km turn left to the Groote Post Cellar.
GPS Coordinates: S 33° 29’ 0.5” E 018° 24’ 35.0”
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