From Thursday April 26th till Sunday 29th Camissa Solutions together with the Cederberg Municipality, will celebrate the heritage of area with the 4th annual Oh Dam Cederberg Music Festival at the Clanwilliam Dam.
One of the ten oldest towns in South Africa, Clanwilliam in the Cederberg is rich not only in settler history, but it is one of the areas that was inhabited by Africa’s first people –the San and the Khoi who inhabited the Cederberg from early times, leaving a rich legacy of rock art.
Southern African rock art has been dated to be as old as 28 000 years, with the age of the Cederberg paintings ranging from 8 000 years to 100 or 200 years.
After Rooibos tea, which is the most significant contributor to the regional economy, tourism is the second biggest money spinner mostly due to the Clanwilliam Dam. Its central location offers a variety of attractions to satisfy nature-lovers, adventurers, flower-viewers, water sports enthusiasts and anglers alike.
In 2004 the Cederberg wilderness received World Heritage Site status as part of the Cape Floristic Region.
Similar to the very popular Jazz on the Rocks Festival in Tietiesbaai and now in Mossel Bay, which sell out within hours of its launch, Oh Dam Music Festival is also a camping event.
The gates to the venue open at 14h00 on Thursday.
The programme is as follows:
- Thursday April 26 commencing at 19h00 – N2/Salome/ Uncle Cal
- Friday April 27 commencing at 17h30 - Winston Siljeur/Jarrad/Heart & Soul/DJ Rory.
- Saturday April 28 commencing at 17h30 - Signature SA/Fancy Galada Emo Adams / Selwyn Bartlett
- Sunday April 29 commencing at 17h00 - Miles Entertainment /Karin Kortjie / Jeodhouse / Uncle Cal
Clanwilliam is nestled at the foot of the Cederberg Mountains. Clear starry skies, fresh mountain air, and a safe place for children, the Ramskop Nature Garden which is host to a vast number of indigenous species of flowers... and music.
Camping plots range in price from R4200 with electricity to R3600 for a plot with no water and no electricity and the price includes the festival.
Each plot can accommodate a maximum of 6 guests and 2 cars.
All the details can be found on the FACEBOOK Group, “Oh Dam”.
Weekend passes, Friday to Sunday, excluding accommodation are:
- Adults R200 per person;
- 12 to 18 years R100 per person
- Children under 12 (accompanied by an adult) are free.
For all information, bookings for camping sites and purchase of weekend passes contact Camissa Solutions on 021 591 5298 or [email protected]