Who would want to ‘hibernate’ in winter when there is so much to do in June in Stilbaai?!
The winter is not really here (yet) and we have had the most perfect days in Stilbaai. Visitors and locals are making the most of the beautiful sunny days and photos of breathtaking sunrises and sunsets are regularly floating over Facebook.
Let us have a look at some of the activities happening in Stilbaai this month:
The take-away restaurant, Mengelmoes Kardoes on the Dorpsplein is having an open day so that people can see and taste what their daily offerings are. We are convinced their signboards are perfect for ‘selfies’!
This Saturday (4 June), a visit to Jagersbosch Buitekombuis at Die Waenhuis is a ‘must’ for lots of home-made goodies including delicious treats while the Pikkewouter Potjiekos Competition and dance is taking place at the Community Hall. If you miss this ‘potjie’ day, make sure not to miss the Potjiekos Day on 25 June!
Botterkloof Resort is hosting a Meet & Greet Soup & Sjerry evening on Tuesday, 7 June. Booking is essential.
Next weekend (10 and 11 June), the carnival returns to Melkhoutfontein with the Winter Karnaval at the Sports Grounds. The kids will enjoy the train trucks, dodgems, tilt-a-whirl, swings, tornadoes and carousels while there will be stalls and a big screen for the men to watch the rugby. On Saturday (11 June) you can sell your car, boat, bike or whatever at the “Everything on Wheels and Water Fair” Buy and Sell behind the OK Grocer.
Thursday (16 June) is Youth Day and what better day for some activities for the youth! ‘Arise with Living Ball’ will be presented at the Melkhoutfontein Sport Grounds. On this day as well as on Thursday (23 June), you can join Take a Leap Coach, Elsa Cronje, for her ‘The Find Myself Series’.
Oh look, a nice long weekend AND Father’s Day on Sunday (19 June)! Yes, it is a school holiday on Friday (17 June) – thanks to Youth Day! – and a nice long weekend awaits! What better reason to visit Die Brug Mark on Saturday (18 June) – you might just find the perfect gift for dad and you will definitely find lots of tasty treat and goodies. You can even visit the market AND go to the Sheepdog Competition (Skaaphondkompetisie) that takes place on Saturday AND Sunday (19 June) about 1.5km on the Blombos Road. The dogs and their handlers will show their skill and you can enjoy it from the comfort of your camping chair under an umbrella. There will be refreshments for sale or you can take your own picnic basket, but do NOT miss this unique entertainment! Enquire at the restaurants about their special Father’s Day menus and take dad out for a treat…
Want to do some wine tasting? Then make sure you get your ticket for Stilbaai Kelders‘ Wine Tasting Evening on Thursday (23 June) at Lilliput Café.
With the schools closing on Friday (24 June), we can expect more visitors in Stilbaai. Arriving in Stilbaai on Friday or even during the day on Saturday, they can enjoy some Potjiekos while they can also pay a visit to the Fun Show at Black Star Horseriding School (25 and 26 June). How about some ‘food for the mind’… Elsa Cronje (Take A Leap Coaching) will be presenting the Winter Mind Rebuilt Retreat from 23 to 26 June.
Surfing, kite-surfing, fishing and walking on the beaches or exploring the various hiking trails are just some of the things one can still do in winter. Why not book for a Cheese and Wine Tasting at Kasselshoop Cheese and gin tasting at Inverroche Gin?
We are already looking forward to the cosy atmospheres and welcoming fires at the restaurants where ‘comfort’ food will be on the menus. Exercise is another way to stay warm. There is a wide variety of classes and fitness programs as well as dance classes and gymnasiums to stay warm and stay fit this winter.
Other regular activities include a visit to the Information and Tourism Centre where the fresh-water eels are being fed daily at 11:00 or visit Chris Benade’s Model Train Exhibition (arrange your visit with him). A visit to the Tuin-op-die-Brak is not only very interesting, but also informative and relaxing… Then there is gholf and mountain biking and even board games!
There are just SO many things to do in Stilbaai! Have a look at the wide range of ACTIVITIES we can also suggest.
Visit the EVENTS section for more information and contact detail about these events. Keep an eye on this section as we will update the events regularly.

Enjoy June!