Misty Waters Music Festival positions itself as SA’s premiere rock festival

Since 2017 Misty Waters Music Festival, that takes place on the picturesque Lake Umuzi in Secunda, Mpumalanga, has steadily built a name and solid following for themselves. 

Now in its seventh year, this year’s edition boasts a stacked line-up with 22 rock, blues, indie and folk bands performing over 3 days from April 26 to April 28.

Tickets are R590 per person which includes free general camping, and kids 6 under enter for free. There’s also the added bonus of campers (general camping and Kamp Oase) entering the festival grounds from Thursday April 25, so you can settle in nicely before the crowds arrive.  

Misty Waters is unique in the fact that they are a rock festival first and foremost, and have always chosen the path of preserving the raw atmosphere created by like-minded music lovers. This year’s line-up features Native Young, Spoegwolf, Dan Patlansky, Albert Frost, Tidal Waves, Glaskas, Fuzigish, Ann Jangle, Painted Flowers and more.

Misty Waters is also one of the few festivals in SA that offers several camping and hotel options including:

  • GENERAL CAMPING: which is included in your Misty Waters ticket. (R590pp weekend pass)
  • KAMP OASE CAMPING: for those who love to camp, but prefer extra amenities such as electricity -and water points. Kamp Oase has dedicated stands that can be booked from R1200. (Tickets per person have to be added)
  • Their luxury accommodation includes two hotels that are walking distance from the festival grounds (fest tickets are included in your booking)
  • INNGREEN HOTEL: an environmentally friendly hotel that offers 45 modern and uncluttered twin / double en-suite hotel rooms
  • THE MERCHANT HOTEL: offers spacious double en-suite rooms, with breakfast included in your booking

Misty Waters sits within the greater Lake Umuzi Waterfront area, which itself is on the edge of town. This means, even though you are escaping from the world, you are right around the corner from getting those last minute forgotten essentials or an extra set of clean clothes. With a mall and other shops within five minutes from the fest, rest assured that a pharmacy, retail store or a spare tyre is within grasp.

Lake Umuzi Waterfront has tons of things to do outside of the excitement of the festival as well, with numerous restaurants, bars, breweries and activities all within walking distance. Before the music gets underway each day at 12pm, you can indulge in rock climbing at Idwala Adventures, lazer tag at Blazing Guns, putt-putt at Rocky Waters, a massage at Mvua Wellness Spa, frisbee golf, beer tastings at Lake Umuzi Brewery, fishing on Lake Umuzi Islands and there’s also a kids play area at Carnival Kids, making sure the festival caters to all ages.

Tickets start at R590 and are available here.