With the holiday spirit at hand and the prospect of a new decade, 2020, Touwsrivier Tourism Association joined hands with all the stakeholders and community of Touwsrivier and organized a Christmas Market Day on Friday December 21 and Saturday December 22, 2019.

Our planning time was limited and we wanted to do something very special for the children and adults of Touwsrivier community. Everything, like a well-oiled team, fell into place. Soon the tangible excitement and reality of the Market Days could be felt at Touwsrivier Tourism as well as in the community. 

Finally, 18h00 arrives on Friday, December 21, just a few days before Christmas. Stalls are visible everywhere, Christmas Carols invite the guests from all over. Smells of delicious food, delicacies, and handmade products are sold everywhere. The spirit goes high as hundreds of children wait for Father Christmas to make his appearance. Hundreds of gift packages were handed out. The joy and smiles on each child's face were unforgettable. Not one child went home empty-handed. Our first day of the festival is on a high note to an end.


If you are interest in hiring a stall, or for more information, contact Mrs. Sandra Redelinghuys at the Tourist Office between 10am and 15pm at Loganda Karoo Lodge during the week or call the office on 076 680 6559. Visit our webpage on

May you have a happy, prosperous Festive Season!

It is the start of the festive season, a season filled with prosperity and peace. Let us take hands and remember the true meaning of Christmas. We as Touwsrivier Tourism Association is proud to announce two events happening in December.

On the 8th of December 2019, 19h00, at Gideon Joubertpark, it’s time to turn on the Christmas lights.

On 20 and 21 December 2019, we plan a fun festival. This festival will also be held at Gideon Joubertpark. The event will start on Friday, 20 December 2019, from 18h00-21h00 and will be in the form of a Christmas market day. There will be stalls on the premises where locals can display and sell their handywork.

Bring your family and friends on Saturday, 21 December 2019, from 10h30-16h00 to enjoy a fun day. There will be stalls, a jumping castle and a waterslide for the children.

13 July 2019 : Memorial Stone Unveiling Ceremony
In honour of the
Personal Sacrifices endured by the Mandela Family
and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of
Madiba Thembekile Mandela
Christina Klaassen
Irene Simelane
Angelo Egidio
Who tragically passed away in an accident on the N1 at Touwsrivier on
13 July 1969
President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, then imprisoned on Robben Island lost his eldest son that day.
After his release from prison in 1990, Madiba came to Touws River to seek solace and closure for his grievous loss.
Unveiled by the daughters of the late Madiba Thembekile Mandela,
Ndileka and Nandi Mandela
13 July 2019

Ceremony was hosted by the Touwsrivier Heritage and Conservation Society in co-operation with
The Touwsrivier Tourism Association and the Breede Valley Municipality.
Research done by: Nelson Mandela Foundation & Touwsrivier Heritage and Conservation Society
Sponsor of the granite stone plaque: Botes Funeral Services - Louis Swart and NM Grafstene - Mr. Nigel Meiring
Sponsor of accommodation and refreshment: Aquila Private Game Reserve and Loganda Karoo Lodge
Sponsor of the trees: Breede Valley Municipality
Preperation of Gideon Joubert Park and planting of trees: BVM Touwsrivier
Photography: Ewald Human 

We Sincerely Thank Everyone for their Contribution!!!

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