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Gordon’s Bay Celebrates its Secret Season

Cape Town, 24 June 2018 –  On the False Bay shore, at the base of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, the picturesque village of Gordon’s Bay will again ignite with a spectacular display of lights for its ‘Secret Season’ and the “Winter Wonderland Festival”, (29 June – 1 July 2018) and (6-8 July 2018) – a fun start to the winter school holidays in South Africa!

The ‘Parade of Lights’, will open the festival at 18h30 on 29 June with marching bands, drum majorettes and some 40 participants. The parade will lead spectators along the beachfront past sparkling restaurants, to the Carnival Village at Hendon Park, which offers a lively family atmosphere. 

“Winter Palace snow storms, live music shows, talent concerts, arts, crafts and food stalls with festive fare, pancakes, gluhwein to hot chocolate, the enchanting fairy market, face painting, the Carnival Pub  and exciting rides at the  Fun Fair  – all will delight the young at heart”, says Leon Theron, the Festival Organiser. He adds, “Also at 15h30 on 1 July, a Gospel concert at the historic NG Kerk will offer a ‘sing-a-long’ opportunity.”

This annual event, presented by a committee of volunteers, has been created to help build prosperity and employment in the area and has become a major attraction on the Cape winter calendar.

Winter is Gordon’s Bay’s ‘Secret Season’ – facing sunny north over False Bay, protected from cold west winds, the village is warmer than surrounding areas making this the ideal winter break-away destination … even for Capetonians, only 50 minutes away!  

On the spectacular Whale Route, with dozens of activities within a few minutes’ drive, Gordon’s Bay is an ideal base for adventure. Guest houses are offering special rates and the Winter Wonderland is an ideal opportunity for visitors to stay overnight and enjoy the attractions….so don your ‘woolies’, fantasy costumes and twinkling lights, bring family and friends and join the fun!

For more information visit  / or for enquiries contact Leon Theron at [email protected] and for Craft & Food Markets, contact Bee Lingg at [email protected] 

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