Trail run and lots of fun at Groote Post
THERE’S definitely the feeling of summer in the air, what with the return of seasonal events like the Galileo open-air cinema and the Country Market at Groote Post in Darling. Tomorrow’s market has the added attraction of a trail run.
Options include the 18km Bobbejaanberg Challenge (8.30am, R180), the Atlantic View which is 13.5km (8.45am, R150), and the short 4km Ommie-Dam fun run (9am, R80). A supervised Kid Zone opens for registration at 7am (also R80). Runner registration is at 7am.
After the physical exertion there will be shower facilities available to freshen up to enjoy the day at the market with its local artisanal foods including: breads, cheese, mushrooms, charcuterie, wors, sauces, olive oils; arts and crafts; homeware and décor; and Groote Post wines and craft beers from Darling Brew.
Children can frolic on the rolling lawns, with activities like tractor rides, face painting, water balls and target shooting to keep them entertained. After browsing the stalls, visitors can relax in the shade while tucking into their delicious eats from the market and enjoy live music by Francois Haasbroek. Groote Post’s award-winning restaurant, Hilda’s Kitchen, will be open as usual, but booking is essential.
Pets are welcome, but all dogs must be on a leash at all times. Entry is free, and the market is open from 10am till 3pm. For more information on the market call Eldré Strydom on 082 877 6677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org , or see www.grootepostcountrymarket.co.za
There will be two more markets this year, on November 27 November and December 18. To enter the trail run see www.entryninja.com/events/event/7661groote-post-country-run.
Directions: follow the R27 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.
Visitors can enjoy Groote Post’s next Country Market.