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 highlight of the 2023 Karoo Winter Wool Festival was undeniably the Karoo Winter Wool Festival Fashion Showcase, curated by Merchants on Long.

Made possible by Cape Wools SA and curated by Merchants on Long, the 2024 Fashion Showcase is poised to be an unmissable feature of the Karoo Winter Wool Festival programme. This showcase will seamlessly blends high fashion and cutting-edge couture with the natural landscape, presenting the latest designs against the backdrop of the very source from which their fibers originate. 

Be sure not to miss this on of a kind event. 

Date : Friday 14th June 2024 

Venue: Dwarsvlei Guest Farm, Middelburg Eastern Cape 

Tickets for the Fashion Showcase are included in general admission for the Karoo Winter Wool Festival. 

Tickets available on Quicket

ROBBIE WESSELS in Middelburg!! Can't imagine anything more exciting!

Be sure to get your tickets today! Tickets are limited and you don't want to be left in the cold missing this sure to be Karoo Winter Wool Festival highlight! With his infectious energy, catchy tunes, and spirited performances, Robbie Wessels is sure to set the stage on fire, delivering a show that will leave you singing along and dancing till dawn.

Tickets are :

R200 per adults,

R100 per child under 12

If you want to secure a table for yourself and 9 friends book a table for R2 500 (includes 10 adult tickets).

15th June 2024 at Rusoord Wedding Venue and Functions

Gates open at 18:00pm

Robbie takes the stage at 20:00pm

DJ & Dancing to continue until late !

Cash Bar available as well as food stalls to ensure that you have an unique, unforgettable experience!

Book your tickets on Quicket:

We are thrilled to have connected with Landbou Weekblad this year to bring the Familiboerdery meesterklas to Middelburg! Dont miss this fantastic opportunity to learn from the experts on how to refine your Family Farming enterprise! Spend Friday morning as part of the meesterklasse and then enjoy the rest of the weekend at the Wool festival experiencing a true Karoo celebration.

All Familieboerdery meesterklas tickets include a general admission ticket to the Karoo Winter Wool Festival.

FAMILIBOERDERY MEESTERKLAS BY DIE KAROO WINTER WOLFEES! As jy droom oor ’n suksesvolle familiebesigheid is Landbouweekblad se familieboerdery meesterklas saam met Theo Vorster die ideale geleentheid om jou besigheid/boerdery op die wenpad te plaas.

Kom sluit by ons aan:

14 JUNIE – Middelburg

Feestoegang is by kaartjieprys ingesluit.

Kaartjies is beskikbaar by

Spaar tot R500 as jy jou kaartjie vroeg koop.


Welcoming threads to the Karoo

using art and artisinal practies to tell stories of our shared heritage

We are so honoured to be welcoming 'threads' by Kate Otten to the Karoo. We can't wait to display this masterpiece in the Dwarsvlei Shearing Shed at the Karoo Winter Wool Festival. This is a truly unique opportunity to bring the story of threads to the heart of the Karoo for all to enjoy. 

"Hosted by La Biennale di Venezia, La Biennale Architecturra is one of the world’s most prestigious architectural events, attracting a multitude of diverse academics, practitioners, writers and critics from around the world, to present, discuss and debate a broad range of ideas through the architectural lens. The curator of the 2023 exhibition was Scottish-Ghanian architect, academic and novelist, Professor Lesley Lokko OBE - the first Black architect appointed by La Biennale di Venezia to lead the event.  Kate Otten Architects was honoured to have been invited to participate in this prestigious event. 

In response to the invitation and brief from the curator, Lesley Lokko, and through the lens of how we conceptualise and make architecture, we have designed a piece called ‘threads’. This architectural installation tells a visual story of Johannesburg, the city where our work as architects takes place.  It is a story about how gold came to be here, the mining thereof and the outcomes of this process, narrated by women through different weavings and readings that describe this long history. 

We have designed, crafted and drawn the various parts of the piece and then worked closely with two creative collectives, namely The Herd Designs and Frances vH, for the realisation of the work.  It speaks to our intuitive and collaborative mode of making architecture where colour, light and pattern are important elements in our expression as well as the tactile act of making by hand. ‘threads’ offers different ways of seeing, creating new opportunities for making place for the future that nurtures the human spirit. "

Threads will be open for all Karoo Winter Wool Festival goers to enjoy!

Rediscovering Wool, Rediscovering the Karoo! 
More information about KWWF 2024 comming soon! In the meantime, take a look at everything that people are saying about their time at the 2023 last year. 

*Festival Photos by Samantha Reinders