Named after the famous South-Westerly winds that bring change and fresh weather this festival is truly, even grittily South African and has evolved into a multidisciplinary bouquet of the arts including dance, drama, comedy, music, art exhibition, and historical tours.
There will be a full kiddies programme designed to keep the little ones of all ages entertained and intrigued.
Although the lingua franca of the festival may be largely Afrikaans, art transcends and overcomes these boundaries with ease and the enjoyment is palpable and evident in all the attendees.
As a statelier alternative to hitting the town, this is certainly a great option to consider!
Generally you’ll not find the combination of an affordable breakfast, jaw-droppingly good coffee and a great selection of freshly baked cakes and treats, prepared daily. Folk Coffee Anthropology is all of these things and then some.
The home-made ravioli with sage butter is outstanding and the halloumi salad with baby spinach and roast aubergine and baby tomatoes is its own meal. Even if you do not like carrot cake, you will become a convert after tasting their delicious take on it, fully loaded with pecan and cream cheese icing. Also not to be ignored is the double chocolate nut brownie, which by itself is worth the trip.
To drink, on a cold evening, have the Lavender White, a sensuous white hot chocolate blended with lavender infused milk and topped with whipped cream or on a warmer day the Bitter Sweet, a three-way Brazilian cold brewed blend with muscovado sugar and coffee ice blocks. Set in the beautiful Bree Street, a bustling main road along the city center, Folk always has ample parking, great music and a relaxing space to indulge in some caffeinated decadence.