Head out to Groote Post on Sunday 28th October for a day of family fun and relaxation at their idyllic Country Market nestled in the hills around the beautiful town of Darling. For the fit and active, be there early and take part in Groote Post’s annual Country Run.
At the Market you will be spoilt for choice with 60 stalls showcasing beautiful and delectable country offerings: various arts, crafts, homeware and décor; gourmet eats galore; craft beer and cider; and not to forget Groote Post’s popular wines. Local is always lekker at Groote Post, with a divine selection of Darling gourmet produce including: Weskus Worswa, Darling Honey, Darling Olives, Darling Brew and more.
After browsing through the market, relax on the beautiful lawns under the trees tucking into delicious eats from the market and enjoying the music and entertainment provided by DJ Andre. The little ones, as always, will be busy with a wide variety of kiddies’ activities: tractor rides, Zorb balls, guided horse rides and, of course, the popular playground.
Put Some Spring in Your Step with the Groote Post Country Run:
What better way to celebrate the start of summer than with a Trail Run and a Country Market? For the fit and the adventurous, the Groote Post Country Run will give you an early start leading into the market. So, put some spring in your step with a choice of three trails, all featuring stunning views of mountains and the ocean:
- 21km Bobbejaanberg Challenge
- 10km Atlantic View Route
- 4km Ommie-Dam Fun Run
Registration opens at 06h00 and the first runners head off at 07h00. Coffee and breakfast will be on offer as well as a secure, supervised Kid-Zone where runners can leave their little ones in the care of experienced child-minders. The finish line is always a welcome sight as the festive atmosphere of the market greets you on your return. There are shower facilities for those wanting to freshen up before taking on the market and relaxing into an easy summer afternoon.
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The Three Market Lucky Draws will take place at 12h30, 13h30 and 14h30, the winners each receiving a hamper with products from the market and Groote Post wine, but you must be present at the draw to win.
Groote Post’s award-winning restaurant, Hilda’s Kitchen, will be open as usual, but please note that booking is essential.
Although pets are welcome – all dogs must be on a leash at all times.
Entry to the Groote Post Country Market is free of charge.
Groote Post Country Market opening hours
10h00 to 15h00
Groote Post Country Market dates for the rest of the year
25th November and 16th December (Christmas Market).
For further information on the Groote Post Country Market
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Groote Post Estate: Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the historic Groote Post farm, owned by the Pentz family and situated in the Darling Hills, presents a rustic and rural atmosphere with undulating hills, vast open spaces and warm country hospitality. In addition to a wide range of award-winning wines, Hilda’s Kitchen’s superb culinary experience and Farm Drives through the private game camp and vineyards, Groote Post also offers spectacular views of the Atlantic coast and Table Mountain, nature walks, bird-watching in the hide on the dam and spectacular West Coast flowers in spring.
Directions: Follow the R27, the West Coast Road towards Langebaan. Turn right onto the Darling Hills Road opposite Grotto Bay turnoff. After 10 km, turn right to the Groote Post cellar. Alternatively, take the R307 out of Darling towards Cape Town and turn off at the Darling Hills Road. After 7 km turn left to the Groote Post Cellar.
GPS Coordinates: S 33° 29’ 0.5” E 018° 24’ 35.0