Clear your calendar for the latest live virtual concerts in the Stellenbosch on Stage series that will feature stellar South African talent Spoegwolf on 29 August and the University of Stellenbosch Alumni Concert featuring the likes of Laurika Rauch, Stuart Taylor, Sunday Kelechi, Jan Braai and the renowned Stellenbosch University Choir on Heritage Day, 24 September.
Tickets for the shows, broadcast live to your device wherever you are, are now available from Computicket and each comes with a complimentary R100 Support Stellenbosch SnapScan voucher, redeemable at participating restaurants and shops in this historic town.
Stellenbosch on Stage was established as a campaign of solidarity and unity in July and this novel initiative now also provides recovery support to the City of Oak’s battered economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Stellenbosch is a town that stands together. We’ve seen that more than ever during this pandemic,” says Visit Stellenbosch CEO Jeanneret Momberg. “Now, we take that solidarity a step further by supporting local business through an innovative Support Stellenbosch rewards campaign that will have the dual goal of stimulating our tourism economy and incentivising our guests to love where they live and experience local entertainment.”
“First of its kind in South Africa, Support Stellenbosch is a truly unique and exciting campaign, supported by our partners Stellenbosch Municipality, Stellenbosch University and Wesgro. We can be proud that our town is showing such leadership and innovation,” says Jeanneret.
Award-winning Afrikaans Rock outfit, Spoegwolf, hits the stage at 19h00 on Saturday, 29 August for a thought-provoking listening experience. With their meaningful lyrics and rich sound, it challenges and delights anyone who listens to their music. This alternative band is made up of brothers, Danie and Moskou du Toit – who also have a Stellenbosch restaurant, Drum – and Chris von Wielligh and Albert van der Merwe.
Continuing along the thread of collaboration, this Stellenbosch on Stage performance is made possible by the support of Eendracht Hotel and Apartments, Stellenbosch Wine Routes, and Taste Stellenbosch, each representing one of the main tourism sectors of Stellenbosch.
Says Daniel Lutz, owner of Eendracht Hotel and Apartments “We are very proud to be part of the Stellenbosch on Stage initiative. We believe that it is within our collective power to turn the hope of a united, and prosperous Stellenbosch Tourism sector into a living reality that will bring benefit to many people.”
Eendracht Hotel is perfectly located in the oldest part of town, in Dorp Street, Stellenbosch. There are more than 60 places to eat within five min walk from the hotel. All the main museums and attractions, including the University, are within 10 mins walk.
This village hotel is a Stellenbosch Ready partner implementing protocols endorsed by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) which represents the global travel and tourism private sector. “Although Eendracht has always had the highest standards in cleanliness we have added a few protocols to enhance your stay even further.” continues Lutz. To add to this the hotel placed 11th (out of 25) in the Best Value Hotel in Africa TripAdvisor Travelers Choice awards, only awarded to 1% of accommodation establishments in the world.
For the University of Stellenbosch Alumni Concert at 19h00 on Thursday, 24 September, viewers can look forward to a selection of hits and all-round entertainment that have made these South African icons top of their game.
Experience a mesmerising musical performance by the legendary Laurika Rauch, who will be joined talented cellist Sunday Kelechi, whilst comedian Stuart Taylor will have everyone in stitches with his one of a kind humour.
The Stellenbosch University Choir conducted by André van der Merwe will also join the screen and to proudly mark what is famous colloquially as National Braai Day, Jan Braai will tune in with his tongs to share some tips of his favourite pastime. This exclusive event will be presented in collaboration with Stellenbosch University’s Development & Alumni Relations.
Tickets for each concert are R130 and available at Computicket. The concerts will remain available for seven days.
Stellenbosch on Stage wines – compiled to support local enterprises – are also available for order, with delivery taking place as soon as regulations allow.
These cases of Proudly Stellenbosch wine are available in three variations: exclusively white wine at R670/case; exclusively red at R770/case and mixed cases at R720/case. Cases are packed with non-specific composition, from a broad selection of top producers across the region. A small gift is also included in support of a Stellenbosch small business.
Wine delivery in Stellenbosch is included, with a R50 fee for orders further afield, countrywide.
For more information, email email@example.com or call 021 886 4310. Visit Stellenbosch is the official tourism and information body for Stellenbosch, South Africa’s most inspiring wine, food, art and cultural destination. Learn more at www.VisitStellenbosch.org.