Karoo-lus is an annual festival rich in culture which takes place in the jewel of the Karoo, Graaff-Reinet. Formerly known as the “Graaff-Reinet Dam Day Festival”, this is a festival which celebrates the Karoo lifestyle, traditions, music, art, tourism, food and so much more!

The first Karoo-lus took place in 2010, celebrating in the unbelievable beauty of the Karoo landscape, the festival was as unique as the Karoo itself. Today, more than 5000 visitors attend to relish in the true hospitality of the Karoo people. There are over 80 stalls offering delicious food, refreshments and local arts and crafts.

In addition to indulging in local dishes, there will be an array of exciting activities including dog shows, sporting events, cooking competitions, talent and dance performances as well as live music and a beer tent with its own DJ for entertainment late into the evening!

It goes without saying that the whole family will be entertained, kids have their own designated play area and adults can enjoy fun activities, socialising and shopping.

Bring along your own camp chairs, but no umbrellas or gazebos are allowed.

Activities & Facilities

  • Summit Cocktail Event
  • 21.1 km Windpomp Half Marathon
  • 10 km & 5 km Windpomp Run
  • MTB Challenge
  • Dog Show
  • Summit Auction
  • Volleyball, Tug-of-war & other competitions
  • Bir-Screen Rugby
  • Live Music
  • Beer Tent
  • Kids Activities

Performances By

  • Dr Victor Band
  • 4Werke
  • Corlea
  • Robbie Wessels
  • Refentse
  • ADAM
  • Buster & Bella
  • MWAH!
  • Richard Stirton
  • Franja du Plessis
  • Kaapse Affodile
  • DJ Etienne


Dates : Friday, 29 September to Saturday, 30 September 2017

Times : Friday, 14h00 ‘til late & Saturday,07h00 ‘til late

Venue : Botanical Sports Fields, Stockenstroom Street, Graaff Reinet

Tickets : can be purchased at the gate

Prices  : Friday OR Saturday Day Passes Adult, R70  & Children U12, R40

              Children 0 to 3yrs, Free

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