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Close to Rustenburg is the Historical Treasure Kroondal...

Bierfees met Lederhosen en Dirndl

Die jaarlikse Kroondaler Karneval vind weer op die 7de Mei 2016 plaas.  

Gaste gaan hierdie jaar deur die gewilde oempa-orkes, Oompha International, vermaak word.  Hulle speel nie net tradisionele Duitse musiek nie, maar ook bekende Afrikaanse en Engelse liedjies wat sonder twyfel die dansvloer vol gaan hou.

Vra maar vir enige persoon wat die Karneval al bygewoon het – die atmosfeer is eenmalig!  Met Windhoek- en Brauhaus-vatbier, Duitse disse, soos Wiener Schnitzel en Eisbein, en die bekende Schnapps, Apfel im Apfel, waarborg die organiseerders ‘n onvergeetlike aand!

Die fees begin om 17h00.  Daar is nog enkele kaartjies beskikbaar. Moet dus nie langer wag nie en bestel joune by 083 305 3874 of Kaartjies kos weer R220, wat ‘n bierglas insluit asook twee maaltydkoopbewyse van R35 elk, en die Super Tickets R320, wat verder ook ‘n lootjie vir die Super Draw insluit.

Onthou asseblief om te sorg vir ‘n aangewese bestuurder (‘designated driver’).

Bierfest with Lederhosen and Dirndl

The yearly Kroondaler Karneval is scheduled for the 7th of May 2016.

Guest will be entertained be the well-known oompah band, Oompha International.  They don’t play traditional German music only, but also well-known Afrikaans and English songs guaranteed to keep the dancefloor full all night.

Just ask anyone who has been there: the atmosphere is unique! With Windhoek draught, German cuisine, like Wiener Schnitzel and Eisbein, and of course the well-known schnapps, Apfel im Apfel, the organizers guarantee you an unforgettable evening.
The party starts at 17:00. Tickets are normally sold long before the date – so don’t wait. Order yours at 083 305 3874 or Tickets again cost R220 and the Super Tickets R320 which includes a beer glass as well as two meal vouchers of R35 each. No persons under 18 years of age are allowed.

Please remember to have a designated driver.

30 woorde dagboek

Kroondaler Karneval: 7 Mei 2016, 17:00; bierfees sonder gelyke; oempa-orkes: Oompha International; kaartjies: R220 (bierglas & twee maaltydkoopbewyse: R35); Super Tickets: R320 (ook  lootjie: Super Draw); 083 305 3874 /

Kroondaler Karneval: 7 May 2016, 17:00; unique beer fest; oompah band: Oompha International; tickets: R220 (beer glass & two meal vouchers: R35); super tickets: R320 (also raffle ticket: Super Draw); 083 305 3874 /


Kroondaler Karneval

7 Mei 2016, 17:00

unieke Duitse bierfees met oempa-orkes, vatbier, schnapps en schnitzel

slegs vooraf besprekings: 083 305 3874 /

Kroondaler Karneval

7 May 2016, 17:00

unique German beer fest with oompah band, draft beer, schnapps and schnitzel

pre-bookings only: 083 305 3874 /

image courtesey of platinum weekly

There are two major German events that take place annually.

The Kroondaler Carnival (German Beer fest) at the end of April beginning of May and the first Saturday of the June/July School holiday.
The Carnival is organized on the same line of working together and is a well known event organized as a massive beer garden, where people come together, dance to the sound of an ‘umpah’ band.  The proceeds are to the advantage of school and community projects.


image courtesey of platinum weeklyThe Kroondal Bazaar, where real traditional pork and beef are for sale and exceptional food stalls. The annual Bazaar is an important date on the event calendar. In Preparation people come together at 4am and work till midday on 4 different days to produce delicacies based on old Kroondal recipes.   During these work sessions about 60 pigs and 1800 kg of beef is transformed into sausages, kassler, brawn. Most of these products are sold within 30 minutes on the day of the bazaar. Also sold are homemade bread and cakes and other things and everybody enjoys the day in the tea and beer garden. The proceeds are for the church and community projects. It is jointly organized between the school and the congregation. The church supports a library and an old age home in Kroondal.

The Kroondalers have always seen themselves as part of the Rustenburg rural community with the South African culture and love for this country.  They are proud of their German heritage and tradition. They classify themselves as German speaking South Africans. Both annual festivals the Bazaar and the Beerfest is open to the public.

Information mainly from: , Historians and residents in Kroondal (Otterman family)


The Hisory of Kroondal:

Kronendal (now Kroondal) had by then been in existence since 1843. The farm was first surveyed by riding 1 hour in each direction resulting in a farm of approximately 2500 hectare... read more

Mining in Kroondal

Kroondal is primarily an underground operation, with openpit operation slowly tailing off. With both reefs and the parting being mined, this has resulted in a wide-reef operation underground. Blasting control creates large waste rocks in the parting zone, of which a large proportion are removed underground to improve the economics of the operation. Openpit (20%) and underground (80%). Main product Platinum.


Some of places that provide accomodation in this lovely town an close vicinity:





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