Our story - The Making of WaGaliGong

How dreams became a reality

It took 24 months to finish

Somewhere around 2012, South African English teacher Teunus "Tienie" Wessels grew tired of throwing sticky balls and approached fellow South African Mark Jackson with the idea of throwing music festivals instead. They realized they needed a physical base first, a 'hub' from which to base their operations. Having a building meant they could explore a whole bunch of other options too, like pizza, surf shop, bar, etc, and so the festival idea morphed into a hotpot of other options, which involved music, art, the ocean, and good food, a place that would bring different kinds of people together. They decided to join forces and the concept of 'WaGaLiGong' was born.

Meet The Team

WaGaLiGong has a diverse group of people making it happen. Each of them is passionate about the business and about what they do.