It’s with great excitement that we invite you to join us on our first foray into the great unknown! Wolfkop Weekender has joined forces with one of South Africa’s most exciting and unique locations to bring you Cooked Sister, the slightly eccentric sibling of our beloved festival in Citrusdal. Over the weekend of 3-5 June of this year we are taking over Matjiesfontein in the Klein Karoo, a wonderland of venues and classic hotel suites and rooms spread over beautifully landscaped gardens with pools and ponds peppering the premises.
Built in the late 1800’s as a stop off on the train track between Johannesburg and Cape Town, it was a functional village that hosted British royalty as they explored the vistas of their colonised outpost in the south of Africa. After being converted to a privately owned resort establishment, Matjies – as it is affectionately known – became a rest stop and functions venue that stands unique in it’s region of the Karoo desert. We are taking over the entire town for a winter escape that is guaranteed to capture your imagination.
With all 90 hotel beds at our disposal, we are bringing the unique flavour of our own festival by creating our beloved LUX camping villages on the immaculately manicured grounds of the town. We are making full use of the establishment’s unique venues with little pop-up parties taking place in locations such as a courthouse, a church, a car museum and outdoors with jazz in the garden and champagne by the pool.
The usual uncompromising approach to musical programming will be in full flight, and the towns amenities will be fully operational including a pub built in 1890, a restaurant, a coffee shop and a London style Red Bus that will be taking people on tours around the streets throughout the weekend. More details will be made clear to ticket holders, but we guarantee you a weekend away unlike anything you would have experienced before. Tickets are extremely limited, with only 200 being made available, half in hotel rooms and the other half in luxury tented villages in the gardens.
“It is curious, and to me very attractive this mixture of civilization & the most wild untamed freedom; the barren mountains & wild Karoo & the railway train.”
Olive Schreiner, March 25th, 1890
The Wolfkop Team