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Garden Route Family Expo Hits Mossel Bay in Late April!


Excitement is brewing as we prepare for the upcoming Garden Route Family Expo, set to take place at the magnificent Bartelsfontein farm in Mossel Bay from 26 to 28 April 2024. This event, marking its 6th anniversary, promises an unforgettable experience tailored for families, exhibitors, caravan lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

A Family-Focused Affair Amidst Nature

Get ready for an extraordinary escapade! This isn’t your typical expo – it’s a family-focused affair set amidst the sprawling green expanses bordering Nautilus Bay, Dana Bay, and Mossel Bay. Escape the urban hustle and bustle and embrace a safe and welcoming camping atmosphere where every family member, from the youngest to the oldest, can find something to enjoy.

The Ford Raptor Giveaway

Now, let’s talk about the highlight of the event – the Ford Raptor giveaway. Who wouldn’t want to seize the opportunity to win this rugged marvel? Enter the Next Gen Ford Raptor competition by purchasing a raffle ticket for a mere R250! Sponsored by Ford Mossel Bay, this thrilling contest will keep you on the edge of your seat until the winner is revealed on Saturday, 27 April. Picture yourself embarking on off-road adventures in your brand-new Ford Raptor, ready to conquer the untamed wilderness of the Garden Route alongside your loved ones. It’s a family escapade like no other, and you won’t want to miss it!

Diverse Exhibits and Culinary Delights

The Garden Route Family Expo offers a diverse array of exhibits catering to all tastes. Whether you’re a nature lover, a DIY enthusiast, a wellness aficionado, or an arts and crafts buff, there’s something here to captivate you. And let’s not overlook the tantalising culinary journey awaiting you, showcasing the diverse flavours of South African cuisine.

Extravaganza of Activities

This extravaganza features caravans, trailers, motorhomes, rooftop tents, off-road vehicles, live musical performances by renowned artists, entertainment for both kids and adults, dancing, artisanal crafts, 4x4s, trucks, helicopter rides, fishing gear, thrilling rides, and much more!

Celebrating South African Beverages

Attendees will also get the opportunity to raise a toast to the ingenuity behind South Africa’s acclaimed breweries and distilleries. This event offers a delightful exploration of locally crafted wines, artisanal beers, gins, rums, and more. Immerse yourself in the art of distillation and savour the richness of the nation’s viticulture heritage. Top-notch entertainment, music, and artists from across the country will infuse the festivities with their unique vibes.

Gastronomic Delights

Embark on a gastronomic journey celebrating the essence of South Africa through its diverse and delectable cuisine. From traditional braais to homemade vetkoek and chakalaka, our food stalls cater to every taste, ensuring each family member finds something to relish.

Camping Experience

And here’s the cherry on top – you can extend your experience by camping on-site! Picture waking up to the sounds of nature, with full access to the event’s excitement and activities. It’s the perfect opportunity to forge lasting memories with family and friends in a picturesque setting that seamlessly blends the joys of camping with the thrill of this unifying family event.

Opportunities for Exhibitors and Vendors

Don’t miss out on this family-focused adventure! Book your day visitor tickets at the gate and for exhibitors looking to be part of this extraordinary showcase, sign up here. The Garden Route Family Expo awaits, promising an unforgettable experience for everyone. Join them for a weekend filled with adventure, exploration, and family fun!

Click below to see what happened at last year’s event:

Ticket Information and Booking

Day passes are available at the entrance:

  • Ages 6 to 13 – R25 per day | R60 for the weekend
  • Ages 14 to 64 – R65 per day | R165 for the weekend
  • Ages 65 and above – R45 per day | R100 for the weekend

Overnight camping options include:

  • Furnished tent with basic amenities for 2 nights with 2 guests and passes included: R3000
  • Your own tent for self-camping for 2 nights with 2 guests and passes included: R900
  • Caravan space (10m x 10m) for 2 nights with 4 guests and passes included: R1200

Additional guests can be accommodated at R200 per person for 2 nights, including passes, when camping with a caravan.

Contact Information and Directions

If you would like to enquire about the event, book a ticket or become a vendor simply fill out the enquiry form below and one of the Garden Route Family Expo staff members will get back to you. Alternatively, click here to be redirected to their website or you can call Kallie on 082 335 8231.

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