More than music at White Mountain

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With just days to go, the countdown to this year’s White Mountain Festival has well and truly begun!

One of the best-kept secrets on the music festival circuit, White Mountain is an ideal opportunity to get away from it all and unwind in a picture-perfect setting while enjoying a line-up of some of the best acoustic acts in the country. 

A creative one-woman force from Cape Town, violinist Luca Hart is set to wow audiences at this year’s White Mountain Festival. Photo supplied.

Included on the bill are the likes of Crimson House, Luke Lovemore Band, Jenny & The Jameses, The Sextons, Gunshot Blue, Lendel, The Sweet Resistance (fronted by Natasha Meister), Jerry & The Bandits, Luca Hart, South Jersey Pom-Poms, Pan Latino and Freddy Lalendle, to name a few.

Not to be missed at White Mountain is Jerry & The Bandits, a Johannesburg four-piece that is guaranteed to get the crowd grooving and singing along to their ultimate feel-good songs. Photo supplied.

Aside from the music, festival-goers can look forward to a wide variety of food and drink outlets, a vibrant craft market, plus loads of fun outdoor activities for the whole family.  These include everything from free morning and sunset yoga classes to a leisurely dip in the pool, hikes and a zip line, as well as fishing, boating and stand-up paddle boarding on the dam.  And of course you can also head to the lodge to catch up on some sport (yes there’s DStv) or listen to some late-night live music.

Bringing their chart-topping alternative pop rock sound to White Mountain this year is Cape Town band The Sweet Resistance, fronted by the super-talented Natasha Meister. Photo supplied.

While self-catering is always an option at White Mountain, why worry when there are top-class food outlets on site to tantalise your taste buds?  Expect everything from freshly baked paninis, pizzas and pregos to spit-roasted lamb, authentic vegetarian and Indian fare, old-school fish and chips, smoothies, speciality coffees and loads of sweet treats.

Known for their eclectic blend of swing, gypsy, country, rock and pop, Durban’s South Jersey Pom-Poms will perform at the annual White Mountain Festival from 28 September to 1 October. Photo supplied

Known for its intimate, relaxed atmosphere, the festival runs from 28 September to 1 October and is held at White Mountain Lodge in the foothills of the Giant’s Castle Nature Reserve, only 185km from Durban and just 25km off the N3 on tarred roads.

Tickets are available at Computicket or the festival gate and include camping.  For more information, visit or call 031 563 0824.

Author: Justine Bishop

Untamed, outspoken and just a little bit crazy.

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