Launched at the onset of the new millennium, the Toyota US Woordfees is an Afrikaans literature and poetry festival hosted by the University of Stellenbosch. It has since grown to become one of the largest arts festivals in South Africa, offering more than 500 shows and events in more than 70 venues.
Woordfees draws crowds from far and wide to celebrate the South African arts and literature. Students, organisations, and communities converge every year to honour writers, theatre makers, musicians, visual artists, dancers and filmmakers. Much of the works on display at the festival are predominantly in Afrikaans although other languages are also included.
Woordfees 2021 has been set to take place from 17 to 24 September and tickets can be booked online via Computicket. Booking accommodation in Stellenbosch in advance is essential as places usually sell out fast for this bustling affair.