Garden Route Accommodation

All in a day’s Carnival

Lunch with Sandra Prinsloo (right), Judi Rebstein & Mandy Marshall

This year’s Canola Carnival is the biggest yet and one has to marvel at the sense of joy and obvious effort which has gone into the event.

By no means a large festival, the Canola Carnival is extremely efficiently run and a beacon of optimism and ‘can do’. This year the focus shows a clear shift from the doof-doof dumb stuff to outdoor and activity events. The Mountain Bike route got a lot of attention as did the 2 Marathons.

Perhaps the best of all was the Extreme 4×4. The WCCC (Western Cape Challenge Club) is a member of Motorsport South Africa which organizes and hosts the 4×4 Extreme Challenge Series in the Western Cape. We have 6 events per year consisting of 10 extreme obstacles that our competitors need to traverse for points which count towards the Club Championship. The competitors enter in seven different categories ranging between standard street going vehicles to super modified hand build “monsters’.  We were lucky to have the organisers stay with us as well as the winners of Group 1.

Great shows also in the hall, with icon of SA theatre & TV Sandra Prinsloo leading the pack. It was great having lunch with her in the lazy winter sun and enjoying the new Boplaas Cap Classique which Judi Rebstein introduced us all to.