The World is your (Knysna) Oyster!

Knysna’s biggest event is back this year, and it’s arriving with a bang! Whether you’re a sports lover, looking for family fun or want somewhere to take your dancing shoes, the 2016 Knysna Oyster Festival is for you!

Knysna Oyster Festival 2016

The Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival takes place from Friday the 1 July, to Sunday the 10 July 2016, and offers 10 full days of entertainment. Ranging from sporting events and kids activities, to food stalls and live music- there’s not much this popular event doesn’t offer. Whether you’re coming from Cape Town, Johannesburg or somewhere a little closer, the drive will be rewarded with over a week of quality Garden Route activities.

Knysna events 2016

Adventure lovers can take part in the many sporting events that the week has in store. Look out for the BIG5 Sport Challenge, which has become increasingly popular over the years, and attracts endurance athletes from all around the world. To complete the challenge, adventurers have to partake in all five events, which see contestants mountain biking, swimming and running. Highlights include the Momentum Weekend Argus Knysna Cycle Tour, an 80km mountain biking race, the Pick ‘n Pay Cape Times Knysna Forest Marathon and Half Marathon, and the 15km Featherbed Trail Run.

Knysna Big5 2016

If a more leisurely break is what you’re looking for, you can indulge in a bubbly and chocolate tasting, or be impressed by soothing tunes on a Feather Bed Opera Cruise. The festival still offers traditional events like golf and bowls, for those interested in getting some fresh air but not working up a sweat.

An exciting host of culinary events are also on the cards. The Knysna Wine Festival and Night Market is bound to wow audiences with live music and delightful cuisine.

The festival is ideal for families, with a number of different kids events and activities that mom and dad can enjoy too. The Family Forest Walk is a great event, as it really embodies the spirit of the festival.

Kids activities knysnaMake sure not to miss the main events – the oysters. With over 20 000 of them consumed every year, the Oyster Festival is one of the most popular events in the Western Cape, and has been warming up the winter scene for over 28 years.

On weekdays the festival will be open from 11am – 10pm, on Fridays from 1pm until midnight, and 8am to 6pm on Saturdays. While access to the main event is free, take note that some individual events may require an entry fee. For a comprehensive schedule and all information regarding event booking and ticket prices please visit the official website, email or phone +27 (0)44 382 5510.

Knysna Festival Comedy 2016

Turbine Boutique Hotel enjoys an easy proximity to all the festival’s events and activities. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience the style and luxurious quirk of this Knysna Hotel. Call +27 (0)44 302 5746, email or visit the website to book your spot today.

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