Silver Mountain Music Festival
SOUTH CAPE South Cape Forum had the privilege to be the media sponsor for the third annual Silver Mountain Music Festival. It was an experience of a lifetime for music fanatics, art- and animal lovers as well for those who are particularly enthusiastic about nature. The festival took place between Heidelberg and Swellendam in the Overberg region, from Thursday 14 June to Sunday 17 June. It is a unique festival where nature, music and culture come together. Although the events took place at different venues, no one had to worry about directions, time management or what is happening next. A representative was with the group at all times. After one event the group would follow one vehicle in a convoy to the next event, making it stress free. There were no dull moments with a jam-packed program. Musicians of every music concert had the audience on their feet. The line-up included Richard Cock, pianist Sulayman Human, soprano Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, The Charl du Plessis Trio, baritone Tim Moloi and Soprano Lauren Dasappa. Some unique friends of the forest that can only be found in the Grootvadersbosch forests, were introduced by Alouise Lynch from Bionerds. Those who took part in the forest walk were privileged to see the Southern Ghost frog as well as the Grootvadersbosch Dwarf Chameleon. The Ghost frog is very hard to find, hence the name. During the Renosterveld walk, Keir Lynch found a very interesting looking grass lizard. Do not miss next years festival where you will get food for your soul and experience nature in a different way.
Nico Steyn offering everyone some freshly baked cookies at the mill.
Jannie Groenewald from the Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust team shared his knowledge of the Renosterveld and lowland fynbos.
Alouise Lynch holds the Grootvadersbosch Dwarf Chameleon.
Sulayman Human and Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha.
Ecologist, Prof Coert Geldenhuys shared his immense knowledge on the Grootvadersbosch Conservancy forests. Photo’s: San-Marié Cronjé