“Green” ways of getting to Rocking The Daisies

“Green” ways of getting to Rocking The Daisies
By Liezel van der Westhuizen

By Liezel van der Westhuizen

Last weekend I took part in a three day mountain bike race that started in Langebaan and ended in Darling. The race took us around the beautiful and serene Darling countryside. We spent two nights in this beautiful town. Whilst on my cycle, I kept thinking about the big festival that will take place this weekend in Darling and completely transform the place. I am of course talking about Rocking The Daisies.
This weekend will be the eighth annual Rocking the Daisies festival. Once again this year Rocking the Daisies fans can choose from a diverse and cool range of transport options with which to make their way to this eco-friendly music and lifestyle festival.

How to get to the festival

Rocking the Daisies has welcomed Rhino activist, Steve Newman to cycle along this year. Now in its fourth year running, this year’s Cycling the Daisies will become a fully-fledged fundraising event in the name of Rhino awareness. Rocking the Daisies will also be donating a total of R10000 to Project Rhino KZN upon Newman ‘s completion of the cycle this year. Cyclists to ride with Steve this year have been encouraged to dress up, or dress down, and make a noise for this worthy cause.

The Daisy Train
The train ride gives festival-goers a classic build up to the festival, and makes for an exciting beginning to a spectacular weekend, not to mention a great way to end it off as well.

A bus service to and from Cape Town and Rocking the Daisies will be available to festival-goers. At 8am on Friday October 4 and on Sunday the sixth at 3pm, busses will take festival- goers to and/or from the bus depot at the Cape Town Waterfront and Daisies.

Or be Cool, Car Pool
To help preserve the environment, consider carpooling (at least three people per car if possible). Share a ride with friends, save on petrol costs, blast your music and get people amped on the road trip to Daisies. The first 1000 people to arrive in a carpool at this year’s Rocking the Daisies will be given their own priority parking area closer to the festival.

Rocking the Daisies is the premier music and lifestyle festival in the Western Cape and one of the major festivals in South Africa. Expect seven stages, four days, over 100 acts, gourmet food, ample bars, parking, camping, executive camping and toilet options available. There is bound to be something for everyone.