You get pub quizzes and you get Tournaments of the Mind. We’re not talking about the ‘one-off’ charity evenings that pop up now and then, which are all well and good. No, this is the mother-in-law of Pub Quizzes stretching across The Whale Coast, and guaranteed to cheer up those miserable winter nights.

Here’s how it works.

The Wiz Quiz will be held on Thursday evenings from 4 July to 8 August in 4 separate venues:

  • VB’s on Beach Road, Sandbaai,
  • Fusion above the Old Harbour,
  • The Jolly Rooster in Stanford,  and Hemel-en-Aarde Brewery, opposite Engen.

All 4 venues will have the same set of 40 questions covering 4 different topics each night, and will run simultaneously, to avoid skullduggery.

Kick-off is at 6.30pm sharp and inexpensive quiz cuisine is available at each restaurant.

At the end of the 6 weeks, the winning team from each venue will automatically be entered into a Grande Finale to decide the overall Wiz Quiz winner. Huge prizes to be won, by the way.

Teams of 6 members per table are ideal, and a one-off entry fee is R720 per table for the full 6 weeks. That’s R120 per person for the duration, and works out to only R20 for a social night out. Can’t really beat that!

Stargazer Promotions has put together a team of experienced MCs and Quiz Masters to run the events.

Pieter van Aswegen (Radio Presenter) will be at Fusion, Penny Childs (Maths Teacher) at the Brewery,

Paul Boshoff (Radio Presenter) at VB’s, and Janet Marshall (Radio Presenter) at The Jolly Rooster in Stanford.

Next winter the plan is to incorporate other towns like Kleinmond and Gansbaai to find the ultimate Whale Coast Wiz Quiz team. Enquiries have already started rolling in, so we suggest cobbling a team together, anointing it with a weird name, and booking your table by no later than 1 July.

For bookings or enquiries contact Pieter 083 457 8235 or   Janet 082 456 8091. Email:

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