Festive entertainment awaits the young team at Aardklop


A well-rounded offer for the whole family awaits this year at the Momentum Beleggings Aardklop, with a good dose of children’s entertainment on the stage.

Tippie, South Africa’s favorite elephant who teaches the little team to read by playing, makes her debut this year at the arts festival in Potchefstroom.

Jakkie Louw’s Felias and Pokkel, as well as the ever-popular Babalela and the educational Fliep-flappers also provide hours of enjoyment on the festival grounds for young (and old!) this year.

Tippy (Debut)

South Africa’s favorite elephant is finally visiting the stage at Aardklop. Tippie is going to provide lots of entertainment that will make the children’s friends’ toes curl from the goodies. Together we learn more about emotions and caring for our partners.

Tippie offers us a wonderful series of books, where we naturally also learn to read by playing. This cheerfully illustrated reading series also introduces the beginning reader to phonics and maths.

Each book contains a short, fun story that helps develop children’s reading skills, as well as activities that enable the parent, therapist and teacher to capture understanding and vocabulary play-play with the child.

The production lasts 45 minutes and can be seen at Girls High.

Dates and times: 3 October 11:30, 4 October 13:00, 6 October 11:00. Tickets cost R100.

Felias and Pokkel

Felias and Pokkel is Jakkie Louw’s puppet show concert. It is actually a “one man and eight puppets” concert. The story is about two field mice in farmer Jakkie’s house.

Jakkie invented the story and wrote all the music, with songs like “Die dae van die week” and “Moenie bang vir die kat been nie”. Jakkie does the two mice’s voices himself.

However, he got some of his famous friends to do the other characters. Voices by Lizz Meiring (Patat the Cat, Skaai the Crow, Tienie the TV fly), Hannes Brümmer (Vrottie Kokkerottie, Chris the Verkleurmannetjie and Laventel the Farm Rooster) and Richard van der Westhuizen (Eeeejonkie Donkey and the Tandem Mouse).

A funny, original production that will provide a lot of comedy and excitement, and it’s definitely fun for the parents too. Jaco Jacobs wrote the three books that will be for sale after the concert.

The production lasts 45 minutes and can be seen at Girls High.

Dates and times: 4 October 09:00, 5 October 11:00, 6 October 13:00. Tickets cost R100.


The first thought that comes to mind when meeting Babalela for the first time is pure fun and lots of fun.

In the latest Babalela adventure, the Babalela is startled when one day there is a nasty rattle in the forest. He can’t believe what he sees. At the edge of the forest, a giant bulldozer rumbles and growls. Like an angry bull, the bulldozer storms a bunch of trees. The trees crack, fold and fall. Everywhere there are trees and bushes that the bulldozer has uprooted.

If the Babalela and his friends don’t make a plan quickly, nothing will be left of their beloved forest.

The production lasts 45 minutes and can be seen at Girls High.

Dates and times: 4 October 11:00, 5 October 09:00. Tickets cost R100.


An educational and entertaining children’s play from the debut children’s book, Story Castleby Liena van der Merwe, published by Naledi Uitgewers.

Fliep-flappers is her seventh children’s stage production and she has presented more than 25 arts festival productions over the years. This latest production is also the inspiration for a series of new children’s dramas, of which Flip-floppers the first is. It was recently performed with great success at the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK).

It’s a beautiful story that inspires friends with themes of a healthy lifestyle, forgiveness and how to deal with bullying. There is music, dance and interactive play that enchants the children and also teaches them a love of theatre.

The production lasts 40 minutes and can be seen at Girls High.

Dates and times: 3 October 13:00; 5 October 1pm; October 6 09:00. Tickets cost R80.

The Momentum Beleggings Aardklop takes place from 3 to 8 October in Potchefstroom, North West. Tickets are available here.