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August 30, 2015


The low-down on White Mountain 2015

WHAT IS IT? KZN’s only acoustic music festival, White Mountain is the perfect opportunity to escape the city and unwind in a stunning setting while enjoying a great line-up of live acoustic acts, plus so much more!

WHEN IS IT? Thursday 24 to Sunday 27 September – take advantage of the Heritage Day public holiday and make a long-weekend of it.

WHERE IS IT? Known for its intimate, relaxed atmosphere, the festival is held at White Mountain Lodge in the foothills of the Giant’s Castle Nature Reserve,only 185km from Durban, 400km from Johannesburg and just 25km off the N3, tarred roads all the way. With its spacious grounds, fishable dam,swimming pool and charming old pub (with satellite TV and live music), the lodge’s many amenities add another dimension to the usual festival experience.

LINE-UP: Performing at White Mountain this year (and guaranteed to make our 10th festival a celebration to remember!) are the likes of Matthew Mole, Rowan Stuart, Rubber Duc, Margaret’s Daughter, Howie Combrink, Connecting Stars, Holly and The Woods, Shomon, Tuin, Bad Peter, Majozi, Gugz and the Bam Bam, Early Hours, as well as international Australian duo Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum, a not-to-be-missed collaboration that combines heartfelt songwriting and melodic finger-work with world-class beat boxing.

ALSO ON OFFER: Colourful arts and crafts, a wide variety of food and drink outlets,several local craft breweries, plus loads of outdoor leisure activities including abseiling, a 100m zip line, stand-up paddleboarding on the dam, fishing, paintball, volleyball, guided hikes and supervised scavenger hunts for the kids. And if you’re feeling really energetic there will also be a fun trail run presented by TRAIL magazine. Taking place on Saturday 26 September, LoveTrail is an opportunity to experience White Mountain like never before with a 15km run or 5 – 8km run/walk. Cool product samples and spot prizes up for grabs! Click here for more info or pre-enter here.

TICKETS: Tickets are available at Computicket and include entry to the festival campsite overlooking the dam. For more information and programme updates, visit or call 031 563 0824.

PS: In addition to the festival camping area, there is also a caravan park where campers and caravanners can enjoy large grassed sites with electricity points and separate ablution blocks. To enquire about rates and check on availability, contact White Mountain Lodge at or 036 353 3437. Unfortunately the chalet accommodation is already fully booked.

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