The Gauteng stall made reference to Johannesburg with edible gold coins and the province’s CBDs with a backdrop of skyscrapers. The Western Cape stall was tastefully decorated to reflect the Cape’s vineyards, while KwaZulu-Natal’s backdrop depicted a large Zulu hut.

The fruity punches ranged from sweet to strong. Nonetheless, all in attendance enjoyed being able to taste a variety of drinks made by the ladies of Curlitzia.

Entertainment for the evening included DJs such as Milan K and DJ Dekstir, whose sounds played out over the huge dance floor.

The event was hugely popular with nearly 1000 people in attendance. Organiser Madeli Smith said that she was “so pleased with the way that all the weeks of hard work and planning [had] come together to keep one of [their] oldest and proudest traditions alive.” She added that “what was particularly special was that we could portray our own South African culture this year, showing diversity while creating unity.”

 

Photo: Kirsty Mackay