Kramat festival

Excitement ahead of Kramat Festival

After its cancellation last year due to the drought in the Western Cape, organisers of the annual Kramat Festival in Faure are expecting bumper crowds at the religious site this Easter weekend. The festival is a unique Cape Malay tradition, which has been celebrated for hundreds of years. More than[…]

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Kramat festival cancelled due to drought

Organisers of the popular Shaykh Yusuf Kramat Festival in Faure have made a “difficult” decision to cancel this year’s event due to the current drought. More than 5 000 Cape Muslims attend the religious and cultural event every year, to pay their respects to Shaykh Yusuf of Macassar and to[…]

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All systems go for the Easter Kramat festival

With no signs of the traditional Easter rain this weekend, campers heading to the annual Shaykh Yusuf Kramat Festival can rest assured that camping will be more favourable this year. The annual festival, held at the burial site of Shaykh Yusuf of Maccassar, kicked off on Good Friday and will[…]

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Kramat festival, a 150 year history

This Easter weekend, hundreds of Muslims will descend upon the Sheikh Yusuf Kramat in Faure, Macassar, to pay homage to him as well as partake in an annual festival on the grounds below. For the Muslim population, the Sheikh Yusuf Kramat is an important spiritual shrine. The Kramat of Sheikh Yusuf,[…]

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Kramat festival ready

All roads will lead to the much loved Kramat festival held in Faure, Macassar, held each year over the Easter weekend. This festival marks a 150 year old tradition of visiting the burial site of Tuan Yusuf of Macassar, the father of Islam in South Africa. The festival will be[…]

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