Mossel Bay will be bearing it`s soul to the Garden Route


Please note that the music tent, blue carpet hall events, stone hall events, kitchen stories as well as the Thousand Sensations tastings all take place at one venue - The Old Power Station @ Santos Beach 

Download the Festival Programe
Soul Festival Programme_2.pdf (651.98KB)
Download the Festival Programe
Soul Festival Programme_2.pdf (651.98KB)


Download the Festival Guide
Soul Festival Guide.pdf (9.63MB)
Download the Festival Guide
Soul Festival Guide.pdf (9.63MB)


For the first time in #MosselBay, the internationally acclaimed, SAMA-nominated quartet;

The Cape Town Tango Ensemble

The only known Tango orchestra on African soil playing tango that is played in dance halls the world over, as well as tango that can ONLY be heard in dance halls. The audience can look forward to music from Carlos Gardel, Anibal Troilo, Astor Piazzolla and many more!WithStanislav Angelov on accordionAlbert Combrink on pianoPetrus de Beer on violinCharles Lazar on double bass


Dias Museum  |  Saturday 14 July  |  19:30
Doors open at 18:30
Entry is free - but booking is essential!
Enquiries and bookings can be made by WhatsApp or phoning ✆ Abé Meintjes on 083 268 3718

The hugely popular Cape Town Tango Ensemble was established by the classical accordionist Stanislav Angelov in 1996. The inspiration for this was the music of Astor Piazzolla – a great Argentinean composer of 20th century and a bandoneón virtuoso. Since 1996, besides studying the music and, importantly, the interpretation style of Astor Piazzolla, the interest of this group of musicians evolved and grew to include all styles of Tango music. They have released 3 CDs : “El Tango en Africa”, “Tango Club”  and “Tango Dreams”, which are regularly played on Classic FM in Johannesburg and Fine Music Radio in Cape Town as well as many other radio stations in South Africa and abroad.

Exciting Glentana Wreck Walk and Beach Clean-Up 

Visgraat Restaurant at Glentana, with the Mossel Bay Municipality as part of the ‘Soul Festival’, have arranged a wreck walk and beach clean-up on Saturday 14 July 2018. The aim of the walk is to entice the general public to actively enjoy the unique beauty the coastline has to offer, whilst personally getting involved in its sustainability. 
Joining the walk will be Ian Johnson, a passionate conservationist and photographer who recently completed the walk and was dismayed by the amount of pollution along the Garden Route coastline – and decided to get involved.  “It was disturbing to notice the amount of plastic bags and bottles, fishing tackle and manmade waste strewn across the beach. The chronic pollution has a highly detrimental impact on our marine biodiversity”, says Ian. 
Mossel Bay Municipality will sponsor large bags for the clean-up effort and Visgraat will provide a cap and string bag with 500ml water and a treat for participants.
After the outing ‘n light meal (roosterkoek with choice of filling) and a soft drink will be available at R50.00. Our usual menu will also be on offer.
Glentana is in the process of applying for ‘Blue Flag Status’ of the main beach, an eco-label awarded to beaches with high standards and focuses on the environmental management of the coastline and coastal waters.  Hopefully this effort will be the first of many towards inspiring environmental consciousness and the role that everyone has to play in conserving our oceans and beaches. 
Local residents and holiday makers are invited to join the walk and help make a difference. 

When: Saturday 14 July 2018
Start & end: Visgraat Restaurant, Main Beach - Glentana
Time: Meet at Visgraat at 8:45. Walk to commence at 09:00. 
Low tide: 10:25
Distance: About 3km to the wreck
Duration: 3 hours
Rating: Easy / average
Bring: Comfortable walking shoes & sunscreen
To find out more about the walk, kindly contact Ingrid Mech