We try promoting the biggest and best events around town and what gets better or bigger than what the gents at Rhinofest SA are doing. Rhinofest SA is a whole day event, taking place on the 23rd March, with the aim of raising money and awareness for the fight against Rhino pouching. With the current state of Rhino poaching in South Africa, it is feared that in the very near future there might not be any Rhino’s left, which is a very sad matter. Rhinofest SA have therefore put together an incredible event, hoping to raise a large sum of funds for OSCAP, who will in turn put towards the various anti-pouching initiatives they have in place. One of those initiatives is the UP Onderstepoort programme, who have a Rhino DNA collection and analysis department, which is doing wonders for the preservation and monitoring of Rhinos in South Africa. Rhinofest SA and OSCAP have set aside 25% of the profits for the UP Onderstepoort programme, which will go a long way in helping their cause.
The festival will be held 12km outside Potgietersrus (Mokopane) on the Rooipoort Game Farm. It is a full day event, going into the evening and late morning, where partygoers will be advised to set-up a campsite and spend the night away, partying for a great cause. There will be one main stage where bands like Van Coke Kartel, The Plastics, Aking and many more will be rocking away all day and night. There are also an extra 3 DJ stages with a line-up of over 25 DJ’s in store to get you dancing till the early hours of Sunday morning. Food and drink stalls will we open all day long, offering you all the requirements needed to sustain a day long festival. You wont be allowed in with glass bottles of alcohol but are encouraged to bring the funkiest, most creative plastic containers which will house your favourite drink in it. So come along for a fun day out, bring your tents and plastic alcohol containers and leave your footprint to a problem we can eradicate as a collective!! Hope to see you guys there.
Date: 23March 2013
Time: Gates open at 8am, bands and DJ’s will start at 10am till 4am the next morning.
Price: R120 at Computicket
- Van Coke Kartel
- The Plastics
- Die Tuindwergies
- My Epic Vice
- Zebra and Giraffe
Directions to the festival
- Travel 183 km from Pretoria on the N1
- Take the N11 slipway
- Turn right onto the N11
- Travel 2km down the N11
- Turn right into Rooipoort turnoff
- The festival is on the corner of the N11 and Rooipoort turnoff.
DO YOUR PART FOR RHINO CONSERVATION!!!