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Williston Winter Festival

Head to the Northern Cape Karoo and kick up your heels with the Nama Riel dancers at this authentic South African festival.


Touted as the most authentic cultural festival in South Africa, the Williston Winter Festival is a unique event that draws crowds to the Northern Cape Karoo at the start of every spring.

If you're heading Karoo-wards to enjoy the wildflowers, you'd do well to tie in your plans with the Williston Winter Festival for an unforgettable South African cultural experience.

Entertainment includes a variety of local and well known talents, and there will be plenty of stalls selling delicious Karoo food. But the highlight of the whole event is the dust-raising Nama Riel dance, performed by over 100 'rieldancers'.

The festival celebrates the fascinating, unique talents, customs and landscape of the Northern Cape Karoo. 

For more read Chris Marais' article on the South African Tourism blog.



(Images from Williston Winter Festival Facebook page)


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1 Response to Williston Winter Festival

please tell me when is the 2015 Willston Winter Festival for the Riel Dance Competition or Show.
also where can we stay in Willston near the venue

By Lambert Yeo (13 months ago)

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