Celebrating wool and everything authentically Karoo this winter!

The second Karoo Winter Wool Festival held in Middelburg from the 22nd Jue 2023 to the 25th June 2023 was a great sucess! We are still marvelling in the magic of this one of a kind event. We are incredibly grateful for the support from our partners and sponsors and can't wait to share the photographs and stories that have come out of this weekend. 

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The Karoo Winter Wool Festival is all about celebrating natural fibers and all things authentically Karoo! Come Dance the night away in a Karoo wool shed, run or ride through the beautiful Karoo Koppies, learn about wool, develop your crafting skills with wool workshops, marvel at unique South African-made woollen products, indulge in delicious Karoo food and drink, make friends and perhaps some new business connections. 

The 2022 Karoo Winter Wool Festival was a great success. It was described as an unique celebration that brought together people from all across the country and wool industry to celebrate wool. Thank you to all of our sponsors and partners for their generous support, without which this first event would have never been possible.  We cant wait to start organising The 2023 Karoo Winter Wool Festival for next year.  Subsrcibe to our newsletter or follow us on instagram to keep informed about what the Karoo Winter Wool Festival team is up to. 


The 2023 Karoo Winter Wool festival dates have been set!! 

From Thursday the 22nd of June to Sunday the 25th of June Middelburg Karoo will be transformed into a space of celebration of WOOL and all things authentically Karoo. 

The programme, theme and line up for the weekend will slowly be announced over the next couple of months. Be sure to start organizing your roadtrip to the Karoo today. 

About & News  

A short documentary produced with HRH The Prince of Wales for the Campaign for Wool 

Against a background of misleading anti wool lobbying currently orchestrated by global giants of fast fashion, the Campaign for Wool decided to engage with leading academic experts in the field of land management and carbon sequestration to demonstrate the positive pastoral contribution the grazing of ruminants, particularly sheep, makes to the continued wellbeing of the planet. 

These peer reviewed findings add to already well documented research revealing wool’s unique renewable and biodegradable end of life attributes and the contribution the fibre makes to the circular economy.

Middelburg  Eastern Cape - In d' Middel 

Middelburg, surrounded by beautiful mountains, is an ideal base for exploring the Karoo.

Roads from Colesberg, Steynsburg, Cradock, Graaff-Reinet and Richmond all lead to the main street of Middelburg, thus the name Middelburg. It is also halfway between Johannesburg and Cape Town, as well as between Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth. Route 56 serves as the shortest link between the Western Cape and Kwazulu-Natal Provinces.

The Sneeuberg Mountain range to the south of Middelburg, provide beautiful vista, wonderful hikes/ trails and an opportunity to explore the Karoo like never before. 

During winter months, snow can be seen on the mountains, and the Lootsberg Pass becomes a spectacular winter landscape.

More information on Middelburg : https://www.middelburgkaroo.co.za/page/about_us

*Festival Photos by Samantha Reinders