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Rest Fest

Looking forward to descending into the Hemel en Aarde valley for some music en braai babes. It’s gonna be so lekke.

Set is around 5pm, just now, now now, just come.

Tickets right here:


And we’re back ladies and gents, full steam ahead. Once again we invite you to come and spend a day on the banks of the dam on Restless River wine farm and soak up some live music and good times.

This event has two main objectives. Firstly, that you (and your kids if you have) experience an epic day enjoying the awesomeness of the surroundings, the company of friends and the music tickling your ears. Secondly, a huge part of why we put this event on is to raise funds for worthy causes. The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Pre-School, a local initiative in the valley for kids from the surrounding communities and the Ithemba Labantwana Children’s Home in Khayelitsha will be our beneficiaries this year.

On to the event. Saturday the 02 of March is the date this will be happening and you’re invited to come and set up on the banks of the dam from 10am. We’ll be kicking off the first act at 11h30am and the music will run until dark. Due to the success of the previous years and the evident popularity of the event, tickets will now be pre-sold through Quicket only and numbers will be limited to 500.

You know the deal by now. We will be providing music, a place to jol, braais and wood so you tan as many chops as you wish, and a sparkling dam to swim in. Alcohol-wise we’ll have crisp white wine available straight from the barrel as well as a small amount of Patriot Light Lager from Citizen. The wine will be tapped so you can fill your bottle or jug at R50 a pop (with all proceeds to the charity). That will be the only booze for sale, it’s up to you to bring whatever else you need. We will also have still and sparkling water from Mountain Falls available to keep you hydrated. We will have no food, soft drinks, ice or anything else like that for sale so please come prepared. If the beer or wine gets finished then it’s finished so it’s not a bad idea to have a back up plan just in case. A case just in case, so to speak.

Things you should bring:


Blankets for the evening.


Cooler box

Ice (lots of, we have none for you)

Whatever you’re drinking if you don’t want what we’re providing.

Stuff to braai (looooots of wood will be provided)

Swimming kit

Life vests for kids under 10 (please please please adhere to this)

Lillo’s, inner tubes, inflatable swans etc etc

You get the idea. Musically so far we have an incredible lineup that includes Hatchetman, Taleswapper, Farryl Purkiss, The Larter Brothers, Adamu da Silva with more to come.

With the event being held in and around the dam we will have lifeguards on duty until sunset, but in a crowded and noisy aquatic environment our concern is for the little ones so we’re implementing a strict rule that all groms under the age of 10 are wearing life vests AT ALL TIMES when in and around the dam. This is the policy and we trust you understand as no one wants the unthinkable to happen. Please ensure you have your life vest (one per kid) ready to show at the gate, as we will be asking to see it – no life vest, no entry, no debate!

We’re also firmly against drink-driving so we encourage you to either take advantage of the camping area we provide for free (under the trees below the dam) or book accommodation in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley (Hermanus and Onrus are also a stone’s throw away). There are also various shuttle services, ask your host for details. Check out these sites for some accommodation options or just use the Google machine:

And that’s about that. Entrance is R275 per adult, R50 per child under 12, and gates open at 10am. Let’s kick the tires, light some fires and listen to some music. See you on the 02 March.

Directions to Restless River:

From Cape Town:


R43 Hermanus turnoff

1st large 4-way intersection (Sandbaai/Engen Garage), left onto R310/Hemel-en Aarde Rd

Drive exactly 10km from intersection. Left hand side, low white walls, no. 25, Restless River Vineyards.

Earlier Event: February 21
The Islington
Later Event: March 20