Lush festival 2017
In the mood for a new adventure? Maybe you are ready to experience a hidden gem… Well, I have just the right thing for you – Presenting Lush Festival 2017!
This year’s Lush Festival will showcase some of the most amazing experiences imaginable that will leave your soul spellbound, and your heart wanting more!
Taking place between 14 and 17 April 2017 on Linwood Farm in the tree-filled town of Clarens (an easy three-hour drive from Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Pretoria), Lush is bound to bring you something really special.
A South African Festival for Everyone!
For those who love a challenge, there are Mountain Bike Trails and Trail Runs set against a breathtaking backdrop, guided tours traversing through South Africa’s rich and rugged landscape and horseback riding among the majestic countryside. For those seeking the thrill of adventure, fly high in a hot air balloon ride, experience white-knuckle rapids while river rafting, or enjoy the breath taking scenery of cliffs and rock formations as you abseil in the Maloti Mountains.
If music ignites your senses, you’ll relish in Lush’s live band line-up including Australian rock band The Temper Trap and the likes of Jeremy Loops, Francois van Coke, Karen Zoid and many more. There’s also delicious food on offer for those hungry to try something new, with the ultimate selection of craft beers on tap from some of the country’s finest brew masters. Don’t worry about the trip back home, an array of different accommodation in and around the Festival ensures you’ll settle comfortably for the night whether you’re an independent traveller who prefers camping or a glam packer who wants a stylish castle to recharge in.
The Cherry on Top
If there is one experience you’ll rush to tell your friends and family about, and will always remember yourself, it’s riding in a hot air balloon.
There will be also be a number of spaces open for festival attendees to go white water rafting in the surrounding Clarens rapids. And in addition to rafting, there’s abseiling off of rock cliffs on Linwood Farm while the festival is taking place.
Being a three-day festival, organisers have ensured there’s ample accommodation for guests, who can make use of the self-catering hotels, B&Bs, backpackers and lodges as well as guest houses, guest farms and country inns available in and around the town. There will also be a number of ‘tented hotels’, erected by Harambe, who are famous for their camps at Oppikoppi. Each tent will have beds, power points for charging phones and will also include creature comforts like private showers, a restaurant catering for breakfast (included) and its own bar. By having these different facilities festival goer can choose where to stay depending on their specific needs. The second Tented Hotel is Owl Town, where pre erected tents will have a mattress and be ready for you on arrival. This space also shares the Plus camping space.
Lush promises to be a world-class festival and a fun escape for locals and international visitors alike. After all, it’s about living for today and enjoying every moment.
For more info on activities and tickets, visit: www.lushfestival.com