Good Day West Coast

You will note that i changed the name of my newsletter to the "Bokkom News" as it came to my attention that there was already a newsletter going out with a name almost the same as mine. In order to prevent confusion and not be be associated with the other newsletter I decided to change the name of my newsletter instead.

You can view the latest events at the end of this email and at http://www.bokkom.co.za/blog/west-coast-event/ and remember that I add the events for free. Ons this note, please bear in mind that i do this for fun, i do not like to work. So if you send your event please type in your email exactly what you want to appear on the web site. If you send me a 10 page document so that i must think which 50 words to add on the web site i normally will not find time to do it and your event will unfortunately probably not make it to the events page.

Down Wind Dash:
Big news in Langebaan this weekend is the Down Wind Dash. Malcolm and his team worked very hard to make this a success. Normally we dislike the wind but this weekend we pray that the wind will blow and will not disapoint this team. For those who do not know what it is about, you can have a look at www.langebaandash.co.za . Good luck to all participants and to the orginizing team.

Last week we said that Laura's Pottery Studio will open on 11 Feb. The date has been moved to 25 Feb. So please do not rock up there tonight.

Valentines Day
Blue Bay Lodge will have a special Valentines Day Meal meal for Valentines day. The three course meal is only R150 per person. You can view the menu at www.bokkom.co.za/bluebay-lodge/ValentinesDayMenu2011.pdf . You can contact Blue Bay lodge on 022 714 1177 for more info or to book.

The Cattle Baron in Langebaan also have some mouth watering specials for the month of February. You can view all their specials at http://www.bokkom.co.za/cattle-baron

We arranged an additional 10% discount with them if you present the voucher below: Just print it out and take it with on your next visit.
Cattle Baron Discount

Good News Blog:
Last but not least, Susan Kemp, a lady with lots of talent, started a new blog aimed at good news in the West Coast. Keep an eye on her blog at http://velddrifnews.blogspot.com/ . I hope that we can work together with Susan in future to bring you more exiting news.

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the lovely weather we have today.

Best regards

Pieter Pretorius

Upcoming Events on the West Coast

11 Feb

  • Valentyns Ete om 19h00 te Velddrif Kerksaal. 3 gang maaltyd, prys R60-00 per persoon, skakel Karin by 022 783 0048 of 0793061042

12-13 Feb 2011

  • Down Wind Dash – 20 km downwind slalom race for windsurfers and kite sailors from Langebaan to Saldanha 25th year with over 300 competitors .Contact Malcolm on 022 7141432 or 0823500884
  • Morning Market in Marra Square, Bree St., Langebaan. Saturday, 12th February, 9h00 – 13h00. For more info.  Contact Daphne at Bay Gallery
    073 304 8744
  • Sunday 13 February – Darling - Organize your friends, make up a group and enjoy a superb show and a country Valentine’s celebration with a definite French flair! Something different, memorable and beautiful and if you don’t have a Valentine, join us anyway!! Danielle Pascal @ Lelieblom Farm for a romantic Valentine’s Concert 12:30 for 13h00. Danielle sings French Chansons and romantic French Cafe songs and brings French flair to our country style Valentine’s Day celebrations!!!!  Treat your significant other to an enchanting and unforgettable afternoon while listening to this renowned French actor, singer and playwright!. R160-00 p/p Lunch included Advance booking essential – contact Karen on 082 573 7736 http://www.lelieblom.co.za

14 Feb

  • Valentines Meal at Blue Bay Lodge – R150.00 per person for a 3 course meal. Bookings essential, contact Blue bay lodge on 022 714 1177/8/9

17 Feb

  • Darling - Every third Thursday of the month Bistro 7 presents Trivial Pursuit with our excellent quizmaster, Peter Killick. Enter your table of four – Bookings on 083 655 4237. Selection of soups and first glass of wine included in the price of R50.00 per head (R5.00 of which goes to the SPCA).

25-28 Feb

  • Club Mykonos Offshore Regatta will be the weekend of 25-28 February 2011. Contact Club Mykonos on 022 707 7000 for more information.
  • 25-27 Feb - The Darling Music Experience. Lovers of excellent music, food and wine are once again in for a treat. The Darling Music Experience, under the artistic directorship of South Africa born German pianist Andreas Kern takes place in Darling.  The music on offer varies between classical and contemporary chamber music, popular choir works and Jazz, bringing together community ensembles and soloists with well known national and international musicians. See http://www.bokkom.co.za/darling-music-experience
  • 25 Feb Laura’s Pottery Studio opening in Jacobsbaai at 6pm. Join us for a glass of wine to celebrate. Pottery on display and art exhibition by Denis Hilton Lees. 12 Manus van Schalkwyk singel, Jacobsbaai. Call Laura on 083 297 1239 or 022 713 1547 for more information.
  • 26 Feb – Darling Cellars Crush Day: Picking, Crushing, Eating & Drinking in the Sun! Arrival 8h00 for 8h30 departure Come join us for a fun day of picking your own grapes, stomping on them to get your own grape juice, which we’ll ferment into a lovely wine, with your own special label on it! The day includes: breakfast, picking & crushing your own grapes (with your very own wine & label to come 8-10 months later); label design competition and a traditional west coast lunch to make the day really special. Wine tasting will be available Bookings are essential, please book on 022 492 2276 0r tasting@darlingcellars.co.za
  • 26 Feb - The Darling Country Market
    This community market has its home in the Nitrophoska Building (entrance in Station Street) and takes place on the last Saturday of each month.  The market opens promptly at 10h00 and trades until 12h30. With the emphasis on home made, home grown and hand made; stallholders sell fresh produce, flowers, home bakes, special breads, preserved olives, arts & crafts including pewter and much more…. Why don’t you join us? Contact Con Meyer 082 927 6225 for more information or to book a stall
  • 26 Feb - Craft market in Langebaan on Saturday, 26 February. The market is being held at the Denlyn Play Park close to the Langebaan Yacht Club.
    Beautiful crafts and delicious food in a pleasant out door environment. The play park and Thomas the Train provide loads of fun for the kids.
    Time: 9:00 till 14:00

4 Maart

  • Frank Opperman – Rooikaart produksie te Stadsaal Velddrif. Prys R120 p persoon, sluit verversings in.  Skakel Karin by 022 783 0048 0f 079 306 1042 vir navrae.

14 March

  • Entries close for the West Coast Marathon. Entry forms available at http://www.strandlopers.co.za . The race is on 19 March 2011.

19 March

  • West Coast Marathon – 42.2 km, 21.1 km and 5km Fun run. Entries close on 14 March, enter at http://www.strandlopers.co.za

25-27 March

  • Come join the festivities at the Rapport Mykonos Music Festival from the 25-27 March 2011. With lots to choose from such as food stalls, arts & crafts, stalls, sports, a beer tent and great music to entertain the whole family! Contact number 022 707 7000
  • 26 – 27 March – West Coast Fly In – Radio Control Club – At Tiekosklip Farm in Langebaan. R100 entry per pilot.Camping facilities also available.  Contact Herman on 083-448-2148
  • 26 March -  Art and Craft market in Langebaan at Denlyn Park. From 10h00 to 14h00.

2 April

  • Straat Basaar met braaivleis, koek, pannekoek, roosterkoek en vele ander gebak. Vanaf 9 uur die oggend by parkeerare te Voortrekkerstraat, Velddrif. Skakel Karin by 022 783 0048 of 079 306 1042 vir navrae

27-30 April

  • 27-30 April – FINN National Regatta will be taking place at Club Mykonos on the 27th-30th April 2011.  Contact 022 707 7000
  • 30 April  – Art and Craft market in Langebaan at Denlyn Park. From 10h00 to 14h00.

The following events take place every week:


  • Frame Domain will be hosting Painting mornings every Monday and Tuesday from 9h30 to 12h30. Interested people are invited to join the group which will be informal and relaxed.  We are hoping to be able to invite artists in once a month to hold workshops and to give guidance on work we have been doing. The cost will be R50 per morning, excluding the workshops, and bookings must be made in advance with Moira 082 5766619.


  • Walk/Run Time test – 5Km in Vredenburg. Takes place every Tuesday at 17h30 at the Vredenburg Squash Courts/Sport Centre.You can get more info from Casper – 083 6777 811
  • See Painting mornings at Monday.


  • Walk/Run Time test – 5Km in Langebaan. Takes place every Wednesdays at 17h30at the Langebaan Country Club. You can get more info from Eddy on 083-399-2651
  • Hip-Hop/Modern Jazz/Salsa dance styles. 2 Hours of pure Fun and Fitness! Wednesdays at 18:30, Vredenburg at Oxigim. Contact Tara on 072 337 1689