Hessequa Heritage Festival


The 2018 Hessequa Heritage Festival will take place in Stilbaai on Saturday, 22 September 2018 and will again include two Trail Runs as well as a ‘Brood- en Beskuitfees’ seeing that it is Heritage Weekend!
The Hessequa Heritage Trail Run: a 16km trail running event from Jongensfontein to Stilbaai along the beautiful and pristine coast
A Fun Trail Run: a 5km trail running event that also finishes at Stilbaai Tourism Bureau
The Brood- en Beskuitfees at Stilbaai Tourism Bureau where both trail runs will finish.
The Beskuitkompetisie where the baker of the best rusks will win an awesome prize!


The Hessequa area has various interesting heritage and historical sites and what better way to celebrate Heritage Day than to ‘visit’ a few of these places on foot – by participating in the Hessequa Heritage Trail Run.
The trail run will start in Jongensfontein and will take runners via the beautiful coast line and past various historical places – like ancient fish traps, the shell middens, the ‘Wafra’ tok (fishing boat) and some of the oldest beach houses – to Stilbaai where it will finish at the Tourism Bureau situated in the Palinggat Homestead that also forms part of Stilbaai’s history.
More information and entry form HERE


For the not-so-fit or the not-so-brave, there will be a Mini Trail Run of 5km that will start along the route of the 16km event and will also finish at the Stilbaai Tourism Bureau. This route will be just as scenic and the fun at the end, was worth it.
More information and entry form HERE


To continue the ‘heritage’ festivities, the Stilbaai ‘Brood- en beskuitfees’ will take place on the same day at the Tourism Bureau where a variety of freshly baked breads, rusks, jams, food and coffees etc were on sale while there will also be a variety of quality stalls.
Live music, fun for the kids and a festive atmosphere will form part of this relaxing day on the lawns under the huge milkwood trees.
If you would like to apply for a stall / stand, please download the forms and e-mail to johannievermeulen@msn.com  or contact her at Tel: 083 333 1810.

BESKUIT-KOMPETISIE / BEST RUSKS COMPETITION – find all the information, prizes and entry form here!


  • General information and Trail Runs: Elza Thiart-Botes (Tel: 082 458 8517) / Adolf Botes (Tel: 082 337 6286)
  • E-mail: mystilbaai@worldonline.co.za
  • Stalls and Beskuitkompetisie: Johannie Vermeulen (Tel: 083 333 1810)
  • Facebook page: Hessequa Heritage Festival / Twitter: @HessequaFees

The 2018 Hessequa Heritage Festival is proudly brought to you by: Harcourts Stilbaai