De Oude Kraal Country Living Bloemfontein - WildsKOSfees


Datum: Saterdag 4 June 2022.

Lunch and wine tasting 11:00-16:00, festivities and music till late.

Tickets R550pp includes tasting of 100 + venison dishes and there is also beef, lamb, chicken and fish. Also includes tasting of 100 + wines with a tasting glass given at the entrance.

Kids 6-12yr R150pp Kids 13-17 R250pp

(VIP R950pp- including additional exclusive food & wine tasting and access to VIP lounge) Limited tickets available.

Tickets are for sale in Bloemfontein at

  • Crazy Daisy Fleurdal &
  • Daisy & Co. Preller Square

Directly from De Oude Kraal – 071 679 6596 / 051 564 0636 or 051 564 0733

We are resuming our yearly tradition of the WildsKOSfees/Venison Festival and it will be our 22nd Festival. This is a highlight of our yearly calender. Gerhard & Marie Lombard and Marie-Louise Nel as owners of De Oude Kraal are proud to present this true Free State festival. This festival gives us the opportunity to go from strength to strength where we offer a unique experience with quality products and services.

Musical Artist this year is Herman Kleynhans – sponsored by Bloemnuus.

The following wine farms will be showcasing their wines this year:

La Motte
Leopards Leap
De Grendel
Anthonij Rupert
Kleine Zalze
De Kleine Wijn Koöp
Groote Post
Rickety Bridge

Cavalli Wine & Stud farm


The main aim of the festival is to emphasize the wide variety of Venison dishes available to us and to showcase the gourmet style of venison that can be created in a new style. Using excellent quality venison locally sourced Chef/owner Marie Lombard, Marie-Louise and their dedicated team is inspired to deliver quality in each dish.

The process begins with female animals for best quality meats, aged in the correct manner and divided into the different cuts of meat.

Marie believes that venison is our best source of winter dishes, and that the true potensial of venison in South Africa does not get realized as it could.

Taste gourmet dishes delivering on dimension of flavour, texture and complexity with a wide variety and can be compared to the art of wine making.

Springbuck with its deeply developed aroma and soft delicate taste, Gemsbuck with firm, but light-coloured meat and more subtle taste.

Blesbuck meat can be compared to a Shiraz’s variety of aroma, dark ruby colour of the meat, but gentle on the palet.

Rhebuck is in a class of their own, best harmonious balance of aromas with, with no one overwhelming the other, creating a wonderful taste combination experience. 

Come and enjoy a lifechanging experience, where you will see venison with new eyes and say farewell forever to the old fashioned style of stringy, tough venison.

Venison species that can be tasted are as follows:
Bush Pig



 We will also have a few beef, mutton, pork and chicken dishes available.


Hand in hand with the venison is the special experience created by De Oude Kraal for all visitors to taste the wines from 20 wine estates and to be able to buy them at very competitive prices. Visitors also get to chat with a person directly from each wine farm.

Each wine stall is attended by a representative direct from the wine estate that can tell you more about each wine tasted. There are 5-6 wines per stall. The venison and wine stalls are set up to compliment each other. Each entrance ticket includes a wine tasting glass at the entrance.


There are prizes to be won for the shooting and Golf chip competition.

Clay pigeon shooting from 14yrs + at additional cost

.22 Shooting at additional cost

Wagon & tractor ride departing through the day wher you can see more of the farm, with animal and birdlife of the Free State -Free

Golf chip competition at additional cost

VIP tickets available this year @ R950pp including exclusive food & wine tasting and access to VIP lounge area.

Live music by Herman Kleinhans

De Oude Kraal Plaaskombuis sells a wide variety of cakes, tarts, coffee, tea, hot chocolate at additional cost.

Skaapwinkel Curio shop

Honey Jewelery will be exhibiting their beautiful products.