Encounter EG is now in its sixth year. This Country and Garden Festival is designed as a weekend of fun, interest and activity to appeal to the whole family. It is a weekend during which the beauty of East Griqualand, the Kokstad, Cedarville, Matatiele, Swartberg area of KZN/E Cape, is showcased with stunning farm and town gardens, country hospitality, agricultural events, frogging, walks, talks, fly-fishing, trail running and various other activities with music and refreshments at most of the venues…

This year it is to be held over the weekend of Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th November. Your wristband at R80 includes a free brochure and is your weekend pass to all the gardens and most events, although some of the talks and evening events have an additional entrance fee.

Our Guest Speakers


Jane Griffiths


Tanya Visser


Valerie Payn


Rose Bonanza

Our Adventure Highlights


Encounter EG Trail Run & Mountain Bike Ride


Off Road Enduro Biking Event



Download our 2016 Brochure