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Mossel Bay Gears up for a Record Breaking Garden Route Family Expo Event for the Leisure Lifestyle Industry


Gear up for an adrenaline-packed weekend with your loved ones at the Garden Route Family Expo, happening at the breathtaking Bartelsfontein Farm in Mossel Bay from 26 to 28 April 2024. Celebrating its 6th year, this expo roars with adventure, catering to families and outdoor enthusiasts alike.


Experience the all-new Garden Route Family Expo (formerly known as the Garden Route 4×4 Expo), where it’s bigger and better than ever before! The journey began with a simple yet ambitious goal: to create an unparalleled opportunity for the entire family. From kiddies to adults, the expo offers a shopping experience that caters to everyone’s tastes and interests.

A Fusion of Experiences

Additionally, the expo is a delightful fusion of the adventurous outdoors, the elegance of wine, the warmth of home and décor, the creativity of arts and crafts, and the sheer joy of kiddies joining in on the adventure. It’s an event that celebrates the diversity of interests within families, offering something special for each member.


The Expo’s roots trace back to the inception of the Outdoor Show. In 2021, the organisers proudly welcomed the UniQ Home Expo to their family, and since then, they’ve been expanding their horizons. Each year, they introduce a new addition to the line-up, enriching the experience and diversity the expo offers. Attendees are encouraged to mark their calendars and get ready to be inspired at the Garden Route Family Expo!

Escape the Ordinary and Embrace Family Fun

Leave the city’s hustle and bustle behind and enter a world of excitement and exploration. The Garden Route Family Expo isn’t just an event; it’s a celebration of family fun nestled amidst serene greenery. With a diverse range of activities, every member of your family can create lasting memories. Imagine your kids splashing in a dedicated play area while you browse the latest outdoor gear, or picture yourselves testing your teamwork skills on an obstacle course – the possibilities are endless!

Win a Dream Machine and Conquer Uncharted Territory

Imagine this: You score the grand prize – a brand new Next Gen Ford Raptor – courtesy of Ford Mossel Bay. All it takes is a single raffle ticket (R250 only!). Picture yourself conquering every off-road challenge, the wind whipping through your hair as you navigate rugged terrain. The Garden Route’s untamed beauty awaits, ready to be explored in style. But hurry, the winner will be announced on Saturday, 27 April. Don’t miss this chance to win big and transform your next family adventure into an epic saga!

Click here to purchase a raffle ticket or scan this QR Code to win big time!

Exciting Activities Await!

And that’s not all! Get ready for an array of thrilling activities including rugby tents, rollercoasters, helicopter rides, jumping castles, 4×4/4WD rides, off-road obstacle courses, dirt bikes, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), scramblers, ADV motorcycles, off-road bikes, overlanders, fun rides, games, go-cart trains, disco dance theme games, bay tracks, obstacle courses, jumping castles, and water sports.

Click on the gallery below to see all the fun activities that await you at the Garden Route Family Expo:

A Feast for the Senses: Explore Endless Exhibits

Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a DIY guru, or a wellness aficionado, the Garden Route Family Expo has something to ignite your passions:

  • The 4×4 Outdoor Expo: Dive into the world of off-roading with the latest 4×4 gear and camping essentials. Find everything you need to transform your backyard into a base camp or fuel your next off-grid adventure. There will also be an array of new on-road caravans, off-road caravans, camping trailers, rooftop tents, camping gear, fishing gear, and essentially anything that enhances our cherished holiday leisure lifestyle, all on full display. In fact, we’ve come across numerous social media posts detailing unbelievable specials and deals that will be available at the show. Some manufacturers are offering discounts of up to 10%, along with other creative discounts and bargains, on new leisure vehicle sales! With many top manufacturers from Durban, Gauteng, and Cape Town participating, you can expect to see the latest and greatest offerings.
  • The Unique Home Expo: Unleash your creativity with interactive workshops and innovative home solutions. Get inspired by the latest trends and discover practical tips to transform your living space.
  • The Health and Lifestyle Pavilion: Dive into the world of holistic wellness and sustainable living. Explore exhibits focusing on nutrition, fitness, mental health, and more. Discover ways to nurture your body, mind, and soul, and embrace a life in harmony with the environment.
  • The Garden Route Handmade Pavilion: Immerse yourself in the vibrant local arts and crafts scene. Discover handcrafted treasures that display the rich creativity and spirit of South African artisans. Take home a unique piece of art or a handcrafted memento to remember your expo experience.

Indulge Your Taste Buds and Celebrate Local Delights

Treat your taste buds to a culinary journey that captures the heart of South Africa. From award-winning breweries to locally distilled wines and spirits, the expo is a paradise for foodies and beverage enthusiasts. Savour the rich flavours of traditional braai or discover something new at the artisanal food stalls. With live music and entertainment adding to the festive atmosphere, the expo promises to be a feast for all senses.

Click on the video below to see the line-up of talented artists that will be performing at the Expo:

Kyk gerus na die video hieronder wat ‘n persoonlike boodskap is van Klipwerf Orkes aan almal om julle te herinner aan al die pret en die dans en osbraai aand by die Garden Route Family Expo:

Unwind Under the Stars and Extend the Adventure

Make your experience truly unforgettable by camping on-site. Book your self-camp site and enjoy the convenience of on-site electricity and showers, all while being at the heart of the action. Imagine cosy nights spent roasting marshmallows around a crackling campfire, sharing stories under a blanket of stars. It’s the perfect way to extend the adventure and create lasting memories with your loved ones.

Click below to see what happened at last year’s event:

Don’t Miss Out – Tickets Selling Fast!

6 to 13 – R25 Per Day | R60 Per Weekend
14 to 64 – R65 Per Day | R165 Per Weekend
65+ – R45 Per Day | R100 Per Weekend

Event Programme 

Map to the Garden Route Family Expo

Don’t miss out on this family-focused adventure! Book your day visitor tickets at the gate and for exhibitors looking to be part of this extraordinary showcase, sign up by clicking here. The Garden Route Family Expo awaits, promising an unforgettable experience for everyone. Join them for a weekend filled with adventure, exploration, and family fun!

With the expo just 14 days away (and counting!), tickets are selling faster than a cheetah on the hunt! Secure your spot at the Garden Route Family Expo and create memories that will last a lifetime.

If you would like to enquire about the event, book a ticket or become a vendor simply fill out the enquiry form below and one of the Garden Route Family Expo staff members will get back to you. Alternatively, click here to be redirected to their website or you can call Kallie on 082 335 8231.

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