The Magoebaskloof Spring Fair in September is a laid-back affair. Visit a choice of local gardens on show, browse through craft markets, go picnicking or rambling in the forests, set sail on a sunset cruise. The markets are held in the village hall and nearby hotel and sell a range of crafts, textiles, glassware, curios, soaps and wooden and wrought iron furniture.
One of the highlights of the Spring Fair is the exhibition of orchids. These delicate and exquisite plants never fail to bring oohs and aahs from visitors. A selection is on sale. Nearby Cheerio Gardens is famed for its cherry blossoms and azaleas that reflect in a picturesque lake.
Spring here is a great opportunity to visit some of the best public gardens further afield, like the Kings Walden garden in Agatha, near Tzaneen. It’s a formal English garden, voted the ‘Most Romantic Garden of the Decade’ by a leading South African décor magazine.(Source: www.southafrica.net).