Lambert’s Bay Kreeffees

Lambert’s Bay is hosting our 14th annual Crayfish and Culture Festival, from 29 April to 1 May 2016!

For various reasons the festival will be hosted in town, the harbour area in front of the police station (snoek kaai).

This years the festival is taking on a new look, and we are VERY excited about it! With festivities having more of a West Coast lifestyle atmosphere. Stalls were carefully selected this year, to offer you the best of our unique West Coast cuisine, crafts and handmade clothing.

Local artists and well known performers will be entertaining you throughout the weekend with music, while you enjoy some of the best of local wines. While taking in the amazing sea views, you will also be able to taste our own locally brewed craft beer.

One man shows will offer a chance to see celebrities doing what they do best, while the kids will be entertained in the kiddies area. For the food lovers, demonstrations will be done to teach you how to cook some proper seafood meals, and the younger crowd will be entertained at the Kreefjol on Saturday night. With all this, we are still making it affordable for young and old, and including the whole community to make this Lambert’s Bays best festival yet!

With Local Artist and Musicians like :


Entrance Fees :

Friday 20 March 2015 :
R100.00 per person
Children (6-12 years) R50.00
Children under 6 years. Free
70 years or older. R25.00
Saturday 21 March 2015 :
R175.00 per person
Children (6-12 years) R60.00
Children under 6 years. Free
70 years or older. R25.00
Sunday 22 March 2015 :

Sponsors Include :

  • Sybille Gastehuis
    Sir Lambert Gastehuis
    Kookfontein akkommodasie
    Abalone akkommodasie
    Bayside Spar
    Branders Akkommodasie
    Seafront akkommodasie
    Skaapdamplaas akkommodasie
    Katie Parring
    Malkoppan kampterrein
    BP Garage
    Weskus Kombuis
    Bidvest Food Sevices
    Grootvlei Guest Farm
    Lamberts Bay Furniture
    Elands Bay Hotel
    Lambertsbaai Skryfbehoeftes en Fotodienste
    Lamberts Bay Signs
    Sir Lambert’s Guest House
    Wynland Lenings
    Cape Lobster – Live Fish Tanks
    Tatiana Hurn
    Lobster Harvest SA

Tips from Our Sponsors

The Kreeffees relies on our sponsor’s support to keep running. Without the support of these sponsors we could not survive. Jaguar Products is one such sponsor, assisting us will a number of fibreglass products for the Lambert’s Bay Kreeffees. In fact, Jaguar Products have probably manufactured and facilitated the installation of over 90% of the fibreglass swimming pools owned by the residents of Lambert’s Bay.

A debate that leaves the world divided. What is better, a concrete pool or a fibreglass pool? Some people swear by a concrete pool while others swear by a fibreglass pool. There is no middle ground. This article will seek to determine which pool type is better for you, the home owner.

Firstly, the pros of a concrete pool. Concrete pools are more customizable shape wise than fibreglass pools. So if you are looking for a pool with an “L” shape then concrete is the way to go. From a design perspective, concrete gives you more freedom than fibreglass.
Concrete pools are also better if you want your pool to have rock features. The concrete looks more natural and earthy than fibreglass.
If you are looking to build a pond or want your small pool to have the appearance of a pond, then concrete is far superior to fibreglass in this aspect. The concrete appearance makes the pool look more natural than man-made, like a fibreglass pool.
For diving pools, or any pool deeper than 2.5 meters, concrete is decidedly superior. Fibreglass pools can’t be made too deep without damaging the integrity of the product or your wallet.
Concrete pools can also be made larger than fibreglass pools, which caps at around 4×12 meters. Concrete pools can be made as large as you want. If you want a pool that stretches your entire backyard then you should consider a concrete pool. Lambert’s Bay has a definite preference for fibreglass as opposed to concrete. In fact most of the boats used in the crayfish or kreef industry are manufactured out of it.

Fibreglass pools have many pros, most of which address the cons of concrete pools. Where concrete pools are rough on your feet (especially children’s feet), fibreglass is smoother and won’t hurt your feet. Costly fibreglass moulds are required to manufacture them.
Fibreglass pools, despite having a slightly higher initial cost than a concrete pool, is cheaper in the long run as it requires less maintenance. Fibreglass pools require less than 30 minutes of maintenance a week. In the long run, fibreglass pools are less likely to break and require structural repairs. Concrete pools on the other hand are extremely costly to repair when they break.
Fibreglass pools are quick to install. Where concrete pools require months to build, fibreglass pools can be fully installed within 2 weeks. This means you get your pool sooner and have to worry less about construction people in your back yard.

lamberts bay kreeffees
If you are looking for a salt pool, then a fibreglass pool is for you. Salt water is abrasive to concrete pools’ surfaces which means you will have to resurface your concrete pool sooner than you would like. Salt water doesn’t affect fibreglass surfaces and that makes fibreglass the clear winner for salt pools.
Fibreglass is non-porous, meaning it is very hard for algae to grow on a fibreglass surface. If you want to avoid spending money and time trying to combat algae in your pool, maybe you should try fibreglass.
When trying to sell your house, many potential home owners will look at the pool. A concrete pool is off-putting because it is hard to determine the age, quality and level of degradation of the surface. Potential home owners, on average, prefer fibreglass pools because they represent one less hassle to worry about.
With fibreglass pools being made in a mould, customization is cheap with things like built-in steps not incurring any additional costs. Companies such as Jaguar Products, will build the pool to your specifications and ensure a top class product.

To sum it all up. If you want a large, aesthetically pleasing pool then concrete is for you. If you, on the other hand, prefer a no nonsense pool that will save you money in the long run then fibreglass is your best bet.

Volunteers at Kreeffees

Finding a suitable job in South Africa is a difficult mission to accomplish lately. Having a qualification isn’t an adequate amount of job creation and the more people graduate, the harder it will be to find a job. It is not enough that you are qualified but you also need the relevant experience to be a game changer in your field. Sadly, that is the story of every graduate. African Sunrise Volunteers is a Cape Town based company that assists students and graduates who are willing to come and volunteer in South Africa.
The first thing any student or graduate thinks about after completing their studies is the amount of money they going to make. It is good to think about ways of earning ends meet but sometimes things don’t go as planned and you need to be open to other options. Yes, the years of hard work gave you every reason to push harder but what if you don’t get a job right away?
With the rapid increase of graduates, it is common that former students may find themselves in a job they didn’t study for. This should not demoralize you; we all have to start somewhere.

It was at last years Kreef Fees where I met up with a group of girls from Sweden who were taking part in a volunteering project in Cape Town.

Volunteering is another option you can consider. Most people find volunteer work as boring but it is actually a very active job.
If there are no openings to the jobs you are applying for, you can volunteer to work for companies instead. Some companies just cater for transport money and food while some nothing at all. This is not how you should be looking at volunteer work. It is a way of grooming you and uplifting your career in the best way possible.
Also, it gives you bonus points in your resume when you apply for jobs because this gives companies a sense a commitment from your part. This alone gives you a head start in your career path and shows the type of dedication you have. It some cases, volunteering can land you a permanent job so it all depends on how you perform on your set projects.
The monetary benefits are nothing compared to required experience in your designated field. If you have an open mindset and are willing to learn all that you can, volunteering might turn out to be the best decisions you have done in your career path.
Volunteering is not only about you and what you would like to achieve out of the program. It is about helping other people embrace their diversity and growth. If you were to volunteer in a Children’s Home in Cape Town for instance, you would realize the joy it gives you to be able to help a child.
Cape Town offers a wide range of volunteering programs and at the end of the project, it is satisfying to know that you were able to impact another child’s life. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to be a mother, father, brother or sister to people who deserve it most. It is one of the best feelings to know that you are part of the change that is happening in a child’s growth.
If you have a heart of gold, a willing spirit and an uplifting soul, being a volunteer South Africa is definitely something you might enjoy doing. Accommodation is normally included in your price package so you won’t have to worry about where you going to sleep after a long day of playing God Mother. Children are such a precious gift and they only need love and somebody who believes in them.
Pretty easy to do right? Yes. A thousand times yes. The joy of serving the younger generation to be greater pioneers is worth every moment you are going to share with these future leaders! Live your life not because you just living but live it to change the lives of others.

Time to kill in Cape Town before The Kreef Fees ?

If you’re on you way to the Kreeffees and happen to find yourself hungry in Cape Town, here are a few great suggestions . The Mother City is famous for a lot of things including its cuisine. For all the food lovers and the ones who are always open to trying new recipes, here is a list of foods you can enjoy when visiting Cape Town:
•    Fish and Chips: Everybody loves fish and chips and Capetonians are no different. A simple yet tasty meal that leaves you craving for more is always on the list of foods to eat by Cape Town residents. The cost effective is another reason why fish and chips are always a mouthwatering option. Kalky’s in Kalk Bay and Snoekies in Hout Bay are a definite visit to enjoy this delicate yet crunchy meal.
•    Gatsby: Have you ever wanted to be creative with your sandwich but were never given the chance? Don’t worry, impossible is nothing when you are boarding in Cape Town. A Gatsby is pretty much the ultimate dream of a sandwich. You can fill it with anything you want from Vienna’s to steaks. The stomach is yours so the choice must also be yours to make. The Golden Dish, Cosy Corner and Mariam’s Kitchen are just a few Gatsby restaurants you can visit.
•    Bunny Chow: The bunny chow is a famous quick meal that doesn’t the stomach with any void. Filled with chips, Russians, cheese, polony or Vienna’s, adding some extra hot sauce to this bread definitely won’t hurt. It is made of a quarter of a load of bread and the fillings are inserted inside. It is also a cost-friendly dish so that only means more money for your next meal.
•    Biltong: Who would say no to a bite of nice spiced biltong? I don’t think anybody would disagree to enjoy some pleasant homemade biltong. Cape Town doesn’t comprise, every biltong sold in Cape Town will make you want some more. Made with a range of spices such as beef, vinegar and salt and pepper, you are going to lick your fingers afterwards!
•    Waterblommetjie Bredie: If you are a lover of plants, you may have no problem having some delicious Waterblommetjie Bredie. It is a flower uniquely based in Cape Town that cultivates in ponds. If trying new things is something you enjoy doing and you want to embrace your adventurous side even more, trying this Waterblommetjie Bredie will be easy as breathing fresh air for you!
•    Sharing Plates at Asoka: If you enjoy eating in big crowds, sharing plates at Asoka is something you might delight in doing.  Located in the all the rage street of Kloof in Cape Town, Sharing Plates at Asoka has left lots of people in pure marvel with their menus. Ranging from fish and platters, there is a variety of food choices you have the opportunity of indulging in.

Never thought Cape Town had such amazing treats huh? It is not called the Mother City for nothing. The list above is just a small number of cuisines in store for you when you grace the soils of Cape Town. There are a lot of other foods in store for your pleasure.
The beach fronts and ocean views are not the only things that are exciting about a holiday in Cape Town. The day to day life of a Capetonian in the famous Cape Flats or Khayelitsha is also something you might be interested in finding out about.
You can’t visit Cape Town and get just a piece of the Mother City pie right? The best way of enjoying your stay in Cape Town is to visit every area so that you can finally experience the life and times of growing, living and eating in Cape Town.