Oyster Festival | Elim, RSA | Gatherings

This December, our holiday was spent where we always are at that time of year – in the Overberg drinking lots of wine, eating great food and sharing special moments with friends and family.


We tend to veg out at the farm quite a lot so it’s nice to get out and see other humans every now and then. There are some stunning wine farms in the area, Strandveld Vineyards (fantastic wine) and Black Oyster Catcher (stunning view and atmosphere) are my two personal favourites. As the latter was having their annual Sauvignon Blanc and Oyster Festival on the 26 and 27th of December, we decided to head out for the day.


The weather was rather gloomy but fresh local oysters and crisp white wine with a stunning view was enough to get us there. We arrived to a bustling scene of kids playing while families sat around tables sipping wine, enjoying the “Irish-Boereblues” sounds of Beukes & Delaney.



Our tables’ festivities kicked off with some gorgeous oysters and Black Oyster Catcher Sauvignon Blanc (as well as a few bottles of Rosé for good measure).



Besides for the oysters there were other goods to nibble on, from fresh Yellowtail kebabs (HIGHLY recommend!) and home-made beef burgers to beautiful cheese platters with preserves and meats.


Oh and of course Ross made and Instagrammed an origami Black (RED) Oyster Catcher… Cute huh?


Spending the day people watching, enjoying fabulous food and wine and the company of friends in the most beautiful part of our world is the perfect way to spend a summer’s day.



The Black Oyster Catcher Sauvignon Blanc and Oyster Festival is an event I would encourage any one to attend if in the area at that time of year. They do run other events throughout the year so be sure to check out their website or Facebook page for more information!


See you there next year hopefully!

Nikk xx








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2 Responses to Oyster Festival | Elim, RSA | Gatherings

  1. Nicolette January 8, 2015 at 4:33 pm #

    Brandfontein, Strandveld and Black Oystercatcher! What an awesome combination! If travelers venture this way down to the southernmost point of Africa they need to taste the wines and walk the best beach in the world. Xxx

    • Gathered January 8, 2015 at 8:54 pm #

      So true! That is the perfect combo 😉

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