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2024 Knitting Tours

We are excited to announce 3 brand new knitting retreats and tours for 2024 in South Africa. All three retreats feature uniquely different experiences and each include a 4-5 day stay in a safari lodge featuring the “Big Five” at a private game reserve! All retreats provide you an opportunity to showcase your handmade clothing and accessories in small, intimate group settings of no more than 12 people per trip. The following retreats in the Eastern Cape of South Africa have been carefully curated for 2024.

Contact us if you are interested in these boutique tours which have limited availability.

Knitting tour in South Africa — Sustainable Mohair Workshops and Safari

8 days: April 21-29, 2024
Three days full of workshops focusing on mohair from Angora goats that are locally sourced and of the finest quality while showcasing a “recycle and reuse” approach to a green economy. Then, spend five days relaxing at a safari lodge.

Knitting tour in South Africa — Karoo Farm Experience, Wine Festival, and Safari

9 days: May 14-23, 2024
Four days in modernized and renovated, 3-star, farmstead cottages on a working merino sheep farm in the Karoo. Workshops include natural fiber spinning, foraging, natural dyeing, and painting wool yarn. Then, spend five days relaxing at a safari lodge.

Knitting tour in South Africa — Winter Wool Festival and Safari

10 days: June 12-22, 2024
Six day stay in 3-star lodging and attend one of the largest Winter Wool Festivals in South Africa! There will be many workshops, art exhibits, wool product stalls, agricultural and educational exhibits. Then, spend four days relaxing at a safari lodge.


Enjoy the beautiful scenery in the reserve to include the “Big Five”
Venture out at dawn and dusk when the animals are the most active
Savor amazing South African food and wine
Develop new skills on your new projects
Build new relationships
These trip segments are a favorite for both knitters and non-knitters!

South African Mohair and wool

South Africa is the world’s largest producer of mohair from Angora goats. Italy is it’s largest importer who loves to combine it with fine Italian wool –which South Africa also produces in the Karoo. South Africa exports its fiber out of Port Elizabeth from the Karoo. This is the very place you start your loop to knit/crochet/weave your next adventure.

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