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What's on in and around Knysna



Festivals, Shows, Fairs and other Events

CSI Knysna
Saturday 15th January 2022
Knysna
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Think you could solve a murder case? Experience life as a Crimescene Investigator in this thrilling outdoor murder mystery event. Use forensic techniques, codebreaking, and good old-fashioned detective work to crack the case. Location based gaming that gets you outside and spending quality time with your family and friends!
Save Our San
Sunday 30th January 2022
Denneberghof Private Esate, Kaaimans Valley
2022 2022
IYX Africa will be holding its second annual #Indigiwalk to #saveoursan from 25 to 30 January from Knysna to Wilderness. The walk will be concluded on Sunday 30 January with a fund-raising event in Wilderness from 13:00 to 16:00, featuring spectacular presentations of urban and indigenous song, dance, poetry and informative talks on herbalism, agroecology and about the #savethesan campaign. Arts, crafts and natural medicines will be on sale and custom picnic baskets can be pre-ordered for the day. The audience will be able to immerse themselves in indigenous knowledge, song, arts and crafts as well as informative talks and holistic wellness.
(1st) Mini Beer Fest
Saturday 5th February 2022
Red Bridge Brewery, Knysna
Join us for a "mini beer fest" in the courtyard to celebrate South African National Beer Day. Burgers, live music and beer lots of beer.
(25th) George Old Car Show
Saturday 12th - Sunday 13th February 2022
Eden Technical High College, George
WWW 2022 2022 2016
The perfect family activity. Take your family through a tour of the ages at the George Old Car Show. Discover cars, bakkies, trikes, scooters, tractors, and even models of cars that reigned supreme back in the good old days. The George Old Car show is not only about reigniting the past, but also sharing our love for old cars with you. This event will take you on a deep dive into an era of simplicity and style. Each car is a valuable piece of history that we cannot wait to share with you.
(3rd) Watercourse History Fest
Wednesday 23rd - Saturday 26th February 2022
Piesang Valley Civic Hall, Plettenberg Bay
2022 2022
A series of lectures and presentations on Southern African archaeology, prehistory, and recorded history, with a nod at other world events, big or small.
(19th) CANSA Shavathon
Saturday 26th February 2022
Knysna Mall and Mosaic Village, Sedgefield
WWW 2017 2021 2018
CANSA Shavathon is one of South Africa's best-loved events in support of a very worthy cause, namely showing solidarity with those affected by cancer. Losing one's hair is a common side-effect of cancer therapy - so shaving your head has become a symbolic gesture of support for cancer surviviors. Colouring your hair or paying a 'Bail-Out Fee' have bcome options for those who prefer not to shave, or who can't shave on the day.
(1st) Grand Ol' Dame Arts Festival
Thursday 17th - Monday 21st March 2022
George Arts Theatre, George
WWW 2022
Our beautiful theatre is hosting her very own arts festival. This promises to be an incredible weekend filled with fabulous South African Dames, including the indomitable Lizz Meiring. The arts in various forms will be celebrated over this Human Rights long weekend. The programme includes children's theatre, a jazz show, a classical music concert, a local youth performance on Human Rights Day, many other live shows and a visual art exhibition by local artists.
(4th) MosJazz Festival
Thursday 17th - Sunday 21st March 2022
De Bakke Santos Resort, Mossel Bay
2019 2019 2018
2019 information- Expect great International and Local talent, to fully consolidate Mossel Bay, as one of the great Jazz locations in the world. Mossel Bay will never be the same again. Prepare to be Inspired!!! The MosJazz Festival is shaping up to to be the biggest and best thing to ever happen on a beach on the Cape South Coast. The MosJazz Festival enjoys a unique setting with the stage located on the Rocks in the sea. The best vantage point for the music onstage is knee-deep in the water itself.
(1st) Knysna Peacock Festival
Friday 18th - Sunday 20th March 2022
AD’s Steamroom, Knysna
WWW 2022
The Knysna Peacock Festival – Southern Cape Pride will be making it’s debut this year in Knysna. The Festival will be an annual event celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. Our slogan "For Knysna, by Knysna" is exactly what we are doing. The event is organized and hosted by proud locals for the town and the LGBTQ community.
Southern Cape Pride March
Saturday 19th March 2022
Main Road, Knysna
2022
The highlight of the Knysna Peacock Festival will be the Pride March, where all people can get involved and celebrate life in general. The march will start at 3pm sharp on Saturday. We will gather on the corner of Main and Waterfront drive from 2pm. The march will proceed right into Main road, down the Main road, left in Long street to the parking lot behind Melville centre.
(26th) Klein Karoo National Arts Festival
Tuesday 29th March - Sunday 3rd April 2022
Oudtshoorn
WWW 2022
The Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK) is a family event that attracts visitors from across South Africa and across the world. The festival programme that encompasses all genres of the performing and visual arts, as well as the rich cultural history of Oudtshoorn, the beautiful scenery of the region and the renowned hospitality of the town keeps festivalgoers coming back for more year after year.
(1st) Love Fest
Thursday 21st - Sunday 24th April 2022
Grand Africa Lookout Beach, Plettenberg Bay
WWW 2022
Art & Culture, Comedy, Community, Dance, Family, Fashion, Film, Food & Beverage, Lifestyle, Music, Wine. Whether you are part of the LGBTQI+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer, questioning, intersex, non-binary, asexual, polysexual, genderqueer or gender variant) OR consider yourself a CIS male or female, we would like to invite you to our inaugural LOVE FEST in the beautiful bay of Plettenberg Bay.
Earth Day Celebration
Friday 22nd April 2022
Pledge Nature Reserve
An afternoon of playful, creative and mindful connection with self, others and nature in honour of Earth Day (22 April) in the beautiful oasis of Pledge Nature Reserve, right in the heart of Knysna. Together we will enjoy the beauty and quiet of the surroundings, and (re)discover the threads of our connection with the Earth in all her many expressions. Suitable for adults and children.
Knysna Yacht Club Closing Cruise
Saturday 23rd April 2022
Knysna Yacht Club
WWW 2019
 
Southern Cape Koi Show
Saturday 23rd April 2022
Garden Route Botanical Garden, George
2022 2022
Koi fish and other koi-related products will be on sale, and, for the first time, this year's show will be introducing a gold fish show section which will be judged independently from the koi. Various food and craft stalls will add to the show's enjoyment.
Austin Healey National Tour
Thursday 28th April - Thursday 5th May 2022
Gsrden Route
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The Austin Healey Club of Southern Africa was formed in 1973 making us forty five years old. With branches in Durban, Cape Town and the Garden Route there are over to 160 members countrywide with more than 250 Austin Healeys. Every second year, each branch is tasked with the job of organising a National Tour. In 2022 it is the Garden Route Branch who once again has the job after the Tour in 2020 was canceled due to Covid 9 restrictions.
(22nd) Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival
Friday 29th April - Monday 2nd May 2022
Knysna
WWW 2022 2018 2016
The Pink Loerie is an annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and ally (LGBTQIA+) culture and identity held in the picturesque town of Knysna. At its heart, the Pink Loerie is a festival and a celebration; so, dancing, fun and music also played an enormous part of the event, with daily shows being held at various locations throughout the town and club nights. This beautiful tradition of celebration, Pride and creative expression in a gorgeous setting has continued to glitter and thrive for over twenty years.
(4th) Garden Route Expo & Outdoor Show
Friday 29th April - Monday 2nd May 2022
Bartelsfontein Farm, Mossel Bay
WWW 2022 2020
The Garden Route's Biggest Outdoor Expo. Two on-site intermediate 4×4 tracks will be available on-site. Enjoy the thrill of self-driving this 6-part obstacle course or have a trained professional take you for a drive. We will offer a range of on-site activities, such as quad biking, heli-flips and bike riding. Bring your tekkies and enjoy a range of fun outdoor-activities for the entire family to enjoy. This year we have exciting new performers on the celebrated entertainment stage, an improved Kids Zone area and a variety of self-catering, and fully equipped camping accomodation for all to enjoy!
The Knysna Pride Parade
Saturday 30th April 202
Knysna
Knysna Pride Street Parade from Rawson Street to The Waterfront Knysna Quays via Gray Street, 4pm, led by UK pop sensation Cassa Jackson and Mr Gay World™ South Africa 2021 Shanon Kannigan.
PAWS Amazing Race
Saturday 30th April 2022
Plettenberg Bay
2022
The Race is loosely based on the TV series "The Amazing Race". The race is not about speed or physical endurance. It is about your team’s ability to think on their feet. Teams in cars will navigate from one well-known Plett destination to another, by solving a series of cryptic clues. All the answers will be on your route; you will just need to find them!!! ?? At the destination (a pit stop) the team will perform fun activities. They will then receive their next set of clues to guide them to their next pit stop.
(12th) Knysna Motor Show
Sunday 1st May 2022
Thesen Harbour Town
WWW 2022 2022 2016
Join us to celebrate the ‘love of cars‚ with classics and collectibles, all new marques and even Simola Hillclimb racing cars! With refreshments available, drivers on hand to chat about their incredible machines and some 150 cars to view, it’s a great day out for the enthusiast and the whole family alike.
(12th) Knysna Speed Festival
Thursday 5th - Sunday 8th May 2022
Knysna
WWW 2016
The Knysna Speed Festival’s vision is to host and organise the premier motorsport event in the country that is recognised as a premier event internationally. Our goal is to attract an ever-increasing number of visitors to the beautiful town of Knysna to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere of entertainment, motorsport, motoring activities and the natural beauty of the region. The festival not only boosts economic activity in the town, but also benefits charities in the area.
Psyshores
Friday 6th - Sunday 8th May 2022
Wildside, Buffalo Bay
Psychedelic beach party. Two Days of Trance, 2 floors, Downtempo mixed with a Triphop journey, get ready for another Psyshore adventure on the beach. There will be bon fires to keep you warm. coffee and tea available all night.
Secret Sunrise
Sunday 8th May 2022
Wedge Beach, Plettenberg Bay
WWW 2022 2019
Secret Sunrise is a global silent guided dance and meditation community. Using headphone technology, headsets are handed to you on arrival. Our accredited facilitators guide you through a series of music of all genres. Our public sessions encompass a variety of mindful practices, including meditation, breathwork, movement and dance.
Soulshine Frequency of Love Festival
Friday 13th - Sunday 15th May 2022
Sky Villa, Plettenberg Bay
WWW 2021 2021
Established in 2016, SoulShine Festival is a glorious togetherness and celebration of life! A lifestyle, wellness & music festival aiming to inspire a more sustainable, healthy, unified and soul-centred approach to life on planet earth. SoulShine features a colourful program of leading speakers, wellness educators, practitioners, healers and artists. Participants attend their choice of workshops/classes during the day and then gather at sunset for a groovy boogie to celebrate life in all it’s messiness and magic under the stars on the Sky deck, featuring visionary musical performances by special guests and artists.
Nature (W)Rites
Saturday 11th June 2022
Pledge Nature Reserve
An afternoon designed to connect you to your own innate creativity through quiet time, mindful processes and play in the beautiful oasis of Pledge Nature Reserve, right in the heart of Knysna. Taking our inspiration from outer and inner nature, we will find our creative writing voice and give expression to what is alive in and around us. No previous writing experience is required! This is suitable for everybody - you’ll be amazed by your own creative expression!
Carpe Musicam Movie Delights
Sunday 12th June 2022
Dutch Reformed Church Hall, Sedgefield
WWW 2022
As the title suggests, all the music on the programme has been used or written for use in movies - some dating back to the 1950s. As usual the programme will have something for everyone and will be presented in Carpe Musicam!'s light-hearted and chatty way.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (A New Variant)
Thursday 16th + Saturday 18th June 2022
Mosaic Market, Sedgefield
 
If you like Shakespeare, you will love this show! If you hate Shakespeare, you'll love ths show! It is time to enjoy theatre again, outdoors and mostly comedy, since it has been a rather miserable two years, hasn’t it?
Kasi Food Festival
Sunday 26th June 2022
Kwanokuthula, Plettenberg Bay
2022
Kasilyfstyle Tshisanyama is hosting an event promoting local food businesses and attracting people who are interested in experiencing our great kasi lyfstyle. A variety of different delicious dishes will be sold at affordable prices. There will be local artist entertainment and many more not to miss out on!
(38th) Knysna Oyster Festival
Friday 1st - Sunday 10th July 2022
Knysna
WWW 2022 2022 2012
Families, foodies, sport lovers and adventurers - are you ready for a shucking good time? Then diarise 1 - 10 July for an unforgettable experience and a sensory explosion, in the heart of the Garden Route. The Knysna Oyster Festival promises to indulge wine lovers, satisfy food fundies and satiate any daredevils appetite for adrenalin. The World is your OYSTER and KNYSNA is where it’s at!
(1st) Plett Ocean Festival
Friday 1st - Sunday 10th July 2022
Plettenberg Bay
WWW 2022 2022 2022
In celebration of the ocean and marine life, the Plett Winter Festival will incorporate ocean-themed seminars, marine research and conservation events and activities like diving, snorkelling and kayaking, alongside all the riverine and other nature and adventure activities you have come to love in Plett. It is envisaged to be an all-inclusive collaboration between the town’s sea and fishy folk, venues and adventure activities, with something for the whole family.
(4th) Miss Pearl
Friday 1st July 2022
Knysna
2022 2022
For the first time in 13 years, the Miss Pearl beauty pageant will be dazzling Knysna residents when models from across the Garden Route take to the catwalk. It will not only be a beauty pageant but also a fashion show that showcases works from local fashion designers and artists.
(2nd) Garden Route International Film Festival
Monday 4th - Sunday 17th July 2022
Diaz Hotel, Mossel Bay
WWW 2022
GRIFF is a festival for filmmakers, creative expression, education, new technology and media. The GRIFF festival supports emerging and established filmmakers, encourages community participation and learning through innovation. GRIFF will continue with its Virtual festival as a destination for filmmakers to showcase their films. Attend GRIFF in Mossel Bay hosted by the Diaz Hotel Monday 11th July to Saturday 16th July or stay on the couch and enjoy our virtual offering Monday 4th July to Sunday 17th July.
Taste of Knysna
Wednesday 6th July 2022
The Knysna Experience, Thesen Harbour Town
2019 2022
Come taste the best that Knysna has to offer - watch the top restaurants take on each other with their version of the best oyster recipe and see who takes the trophy home,
(15th) Knysna Wine Festival
Friday 8th - Saturday 9th July 2022
Premier Hotel, Knysna
2022
Some 40 wineries will converge on the Knysna Wine Festival, to offer unlimited tastings of more than 200 varietals. In addition to wine, guests can enjoy craft beer, Gin, various liqueurs, whisky tastings as well as a taste of some South African artisan craft cheeses and olive oils. Once you’ve finished tasting you can purchase all wines at cellar door prices either to enjoy on the day or stock up your cellar.
(1st) Garden Route Wine Festival
Friday 15th July 2022
Diaz Hotel, Mossel Bay
2022
The Garden Route Wine Festival is the first of its kind in Mossel Bay and a producing shoot of the long-running and highly successful Knysna Wine Festival. The event will be Showcasing twenty South African Top Wineries that will bring up to six of their flagship wines giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy a sophisticated wine experience while sampling up to 120 top South African wines as well as an opportunity to purchase these wines at special cellar door prices. Other tastings include Craft Beer, Gin, Whisky, and other South African distilleries and liquor.
Garden Route Airshow
Postponed Saturday 16th July 2022
Cancelled Saturday 20th August 2022
George Airport
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For the first time in over 25 years, the sky's above George will be filled with the sound of high performance aircraft and display teams from around the country.
(130th) Rastafari Earth Festival
Friday 22nd - Thursday 28th July 2022
Judah Square, Knysna
2019
The vibrant Rastafarian community of Knysna invites Rastas and visitors from all walks of life, from South Africa and abroad to participate in the annual Rasta Earth Festival. This colourful, rich festival celebrates the Rastafarian way of life - their food and music, as well as the philosophy behind this sometimes misunderstood faith. All in celebration of His Majesty Haile-I Selassie-I's Earthday (Birthday) and Emancipation Day.
Fun4u Fun Fair @ Hornlee School Carnival
Friday 5th - Saturday 6th August 2022
Hornlee Primary School
Our fun fair is suitable for both adults & children.
(2nd) Garden Route Cannabis Expo
Friday 5th - Sunday 7th August 2022
Piesang Valley Community Hall, Plettenberg Bay
WWW 2021
2021 information - The Garden Route Cannabis Festival (CannaFest) is dedicated to raising awareness on the emerging cannabis market, the growers and the end users of the Garden Route whilst increasing visitor traffic and business, during the quieter season, along the paradisiacal coast. The Garden Route Canna Cup: are you the Garden Route's Best Grower?
(13th) Klein Karoo Klassique
Friday 5th - Tuesday 9th August 2022
Oudtshoorn
WWW 2022
2021 information - Klein Karoo Klassique, Oudtshoorn's festival of classical music is back. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the escape and breathe a sigh of relief with us in the Klein Karoo.
(16th) Whale Rally
Friday 5th - Sunday 7th August 2022
Gouritsmond Caravan Park, Gouritz
WWW 2018 2019 2016
The Whale Rally is a serious biker’s rally, started in 2005. One of the best biker rallies in South Africa. Not hardcore, just a rally where you can relax, have fun and enjoy an unforgettable weekend with biker friends. A rally for bikers – we do our best to not allow entry to those who are not bikers & who do not understand the biking lifestyle. Over the years this rally has grown from strength to strength with around 1500 bikers having attended in some years.
(2nd) Garden Route Cannabis Cup
Sunday 7th August 2022
Piesang Valley Community Hall, Plettenberg Bay
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Experience420: presents the second Garden Route Cannabis Cup aimed to create local brand awareness, quality insurance through good practice & standards, industry transparency and an offset for our local produce. The Garden Route Cannabis Cup and Festival is the first step in connecting and providing exposure for our Paradise Growers and Region!
Garden Route Airshow
Postponed Saturday 16th July 2022
Cancelled Saturday 20th August 2022
George Airport
WWW 2022
For the first time in over 25 years, the sky's above George will be filled with the sound of high performance aircraft and display teams from around the country.
Annual Knysna Yacht Club Opening Cruise
Saturday 3rd September 2022
Knysna Yacht Club
WWW 2022
The Knysna Yacht Club will be celebrating the start of the new sailing season with their annual opening cruise, a tradition going back over a hundred years. The members of the yacht club are invited to get their sailing dinghies, canoes, racing boats, cruising yachts and power boats onto the water to sail in a fleet from Thesen's Jetty past the yacht club to salute the incumbent commodore. The cruise normally attracts 40 to 50 craft of various kinds, and the lagoon will be alive with the colourful sails of the many dinghies and yachts. It is a spectacle not to be missed! Cake and Tea will be served afterwards.
(2nd) Grape Hustle Roadshow
Thursday 8th September 2022
Barrington's, Plettenberg Bay
2022
Enjoy a tasting of 14 of South Africa’s finest wine estates showcasing 54 wines in total. Ticket includes a complimentary Riedel wine glass and tasting of all wines on show which will be available to purchase on the night.
Psyshores Psychedelic Beach Party
Friday 9th - Sunday 11th September 2022
Swartvlei Beach, Sedgefield
Psyshores & Mythical Experience Records Presents, *Heaven on Earth*. !TICKETS Limited Exclusive Birthday Party!
(16th) Penguin Release
Saturday 10th September 2022
Lookout Beach, Plettenberg Bay
2022 2022 2022
Plettenberg Bay's Lookout Beach will soon be alive with the pitter-patter of penguin feet again when a group of rehabilitated African penguins dash back into the wild. The regular release of penguins that have been nursed back to health following an array of ailments, has become a popular sight in the coastal holiday town over the past four years.
(17th) South African National Parks Week
Sunday 11th - Friday 16th September 2022
Garden Route National Parks
WWW 2022 2020
The inaugural SANParks week was held in 2006. It was aimed at linking the South African national parks system to the global national movement and to also showcase the best of South Africa’s national parks. This initiative in partnership with Total South Africa and First National Bank, is in line with SANParks vision statement of “A Sustainable National Park System Connecting Society”.
(6th) Thousand Sensations Craft Liquor, Food and Music Festival
Friday 16th - Saturday 17th September 2022
Woodifields Estate, Wilderness
WWW 2018 2016
‘Craft liquor’ includes beer, but also gin, brandy, whiskey, rum and liqueur. Although the focus is on beer, previous Thousand Sensations festivals successfully promoted many producers of other artisanal liquors. Diverse food vendors will complement these special drinks with eats aplenty. Guests can expect a gathering of craft beer breweries, artisanal distilleries, wine cellars and food stalls, while well-loved bands will take to the Woodifields stage throughout the Heritage Day long weekend.
Carpe Musicam! Potpourri
Sunday 18th September 2022
Dutch Reformed Church Hall, Knysna
WWW 2022
Their concert is aptly titled Potpourri, as it will indeed provide an assortment of music. The Glenwood Music Academy Marimba Group will perform before the show, with coffee and refreshments on sale during their appearance.
(10th) Heritage Tour
Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th September 2022
George to St Helena Bay (and back)
WWW
This 10th edition of the tour will cover over 1300km of beautiful Western Cape roads. And only 25 old cars will have the privilege of participating in Heritage Tour ’22, so don’t delay if you would like to be part of the fleet!
Heritage Festival
Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th September 2022
George Showground, George
WWW 2022
This promises to be an exciting event, with all forms of art and performance displays exhibited in the best way South Africans can. Join us at the years George Heritage Festival and demonstrate your heritage. We would love to see you there, dressed in your cultural heritage clothing. Enjoying our diverse cultural foods and joining is in cultural song and dance.
Battle of the Buskers
Saturday 24th September 2022
Village Green, Sedgefield
2022
24 September is National Braai Day - so let’s do it! let’s braai! Then let’s ALSO include some nice craft stalls for some craft shopping. And how about a kiddies playground for your chillies ... and why not let us throw into the mix some awesome local talented muso’s to battle it out for top spot and prizes sponsored by our local PicknPay to finish off our day?
Steam Train Celebration
Saturday 24th September 2022
Hartenbos to Great Brak River
2022
What makes this celebration interesting is showcasing a 72-year-old steam locomotive that has not been functional for more than fifteen years. 'Amanda', a class 24. No 3632 is one of the remaining steam locomotives. The community at large will be granted an opportunity to ride this steam locomotive with a total of four passenger coaches. Four round trips have been planned in total from Hartenbos to Groot Brakrivier station.
(8th) Plett ARTS Festival
Friday 30th September - Sunday 9th October 2022
Plettenberg Bay
2022 2022 2018
Following the successful fresh-air focused 2021 Plett ARTS Festival, outdoor spaces, nature and nature-inspired art will once again take centre stage. The theme of the festival is CONNECT: connect with nature, connect with the elements, connect with the artists and performers and connect with each other. Spring is sprung and, as the days lengthen, it’s time to shake off the winter months and enjoy Plett’s favourite playground: legendary hospitality, outdoor adventures, beautiful beaches and, for ten days, arts, music and drama to delight and entertain.
Pecker Rally
Cancelled Friday 30th September - Sunday 2nd October 2022
Swartvlei Caravan Park, Sedgefield
2021 information - Presented by The Syndicate Motorcycle Club - Gardem Route. This not to missed. We will have live entertainment, Dyno, Beer Tent, Games, Food Stalls and much more. Come and have some fun with us!
(15th) Strawberry Festival
Cancelled Friday 30th September - Saturday 1st October 2022
Redberry Farm, George
WWW 2018 2019 2018
2019 information - Another good food and family weekend can be enjoyed at this year’s George Strawberry Festival presented by Ola. There is something for everyone for everyone to enjoy during the action-packed line-up from performances by Lollos, local performers, kids entertainment, Strawberry Eat Offs and Redberry Farm Strawberry Stomping competitions, Mascot Parade and the Ace Models Miss Strawberry pageant. Take part in the 5km run/walk or 9km trail run through the strawberry and kiwi fields. Fitness fanatics can flex their muscles at CrossFit’s "Fittest in the Garden Route" challenge. Everything strawberry can be enjoyed at Redberry Farm’s Strawberry Emporium, Tea Garden, Red Shed Coffee & Berry or visit the artisanal eateries for a taste of paradise.
(5th) Glorious Music Concert
Saturday 1st October 2022
Ouland Royale, Plettenberg Bay
2022
The talented Trio de Musique from Cape Town can't wait to return to Plett to delight us with their repertoire of marvellous music. They will perform a selection of works guaranteed to delight everyone - timeless classics, familiar melodies from stage and screen, some modern works and a bit of jazz thrown in.
(10th) Eden Festival of Action
Sunday 2nd - Sunday 9th October 2022
Wild Spirit Lodge, The Crags
WWW 2022 2019
The Eden Festival of Action is an environmental action gathering combining practical ecosystem restoration work like tree-planting, with a full line-up of workshops, talks and activities from sustainability experts. The evenings are filled with campfire sessions, storytelling and music from some of South Africa’s finest musicians.
(8th) Plett Food Film Festival
Thursday 6th October 2022
The White House, Plettenberg Bay
2022 2021 2017
2021 information - The Plett Food Film Festival is the first of its kind in South Africa – a festival celebrating cinema, food and wine culture. The event has become known for celebrating unique films and delicious food and this year won't be any different. Themed "A Night of Kalahari Enchantment", it will take festinos on a sensory trip through the Kalahari via a movie screening, music and food.
(6th) Garden Route Kite Festival
Sunday 9th October 2022
Karatara
2019 2018 2017
2019 information - This year will once again see Kitefliers from around the country flying their giant kites as well as artistic creations of all shapes and sizes. The festival also has more international kiters wanting to attend than it can handle - we have 12 names on the waiting list for 2020! That shows just how well-regarded it has become in the international kiting community. With so many kiters representing their countries, and the festival being held over 4 days this makes Eden the biggest kite festival in Africa.
(43rd) Buffalo Rally
Friday 28th - Sunday 30th October 2022
AKTV Resort, Hartenbos
WWW 2019 2019 2017
On offer the weekend is a beautiful campsite, with excellent Ablution facilities, live Bands, a great variety of Food and Trinket Stalls, Big Screen TVs’ as well as great prizes for rider and pillion.
(2nd) Music by the Sea
Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th October 2022
Wildside, Buffalo Bay
WWW
We are proud to be hosting our Music by the Sea event which promises all attending a full weekend of continuous impeccable live music by extremely talented musicians from all over. The outdoor venue boasts the most glorious coastline by the ocean with fun to be had by all. Our two resident DJ’s will be opening and closing daily. This is most definitely an event organised for everyone to let their hair down, have immense fun, dance and appreciate and support local talent.
(3rd) Wine & Whatever Experience
Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th October 2022
Bahia Bleu, Diaz Beach, Mossel Bay
2021 2021
Forget the traditional wine and cheese concept and let the wine do the "talking" on what will tantalize your taste buds. The Wine & Whatever Experience is all about taking your palate on a great tour of discovery with an incredible range of local wines.
(18th) Leisure Isle Festival
Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th November 2022
Kingsway Park, Leisure Isle
WWW 2022 2019 2016
Welcome to the annual Leisure Isle Festival - known for two days as "Treasure Isle". The Leisure Isle Festival in Knysna is a community event organized by a group of friends to provide local crafters and businesses a unique opportunity to showcase and sell their products, promote community spirit, and provide a venue for approved charities to raise funds.
(18th) Plett Rage Student Festival
Friday 2nd - Thursday 8th December 2022
Plettenberg Bay
WWW 2022 2021 2016 2018
2021 information - Plett Rage is the longest running and arguably largest student festival in the Southern Hemisphere! Hosted within one of South Africa’s most iconic & beautiful coastal towns, Plettenberg Bay, your end of school celebration cannot be imagined in a more picturesque location. International recognized as one of the best-organised student festivals and with over 20 years of experience, Plett Rage is the most aspirational end coming-of-age festival.
(2nd) Garden Route Wine Festival
Friday 16th - Saturday 17th December 2022
*tbc* George
2022
Previous information - The Garden Route Wine Festival is the first of its kind in Mossel Bay and a producing shoot of the long-running and highly successful Knysna Wine Festival. The event will be Showcasing twenty South African Top Wineries that will bring up to six of their flagship wines giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy a sophisticated wine experience while sampling up to 120 top South African wines as well as an opportunity to purchase these wines at special cellar door prices. Other tastings include Craft Beer, Gin, Whisky, and other South African distilleries and liquor.
(3rd) Barrington's Wine Festival
Sunday 18th December 2022
Barrington's, Plettenberg Bay
WWW 2022
Enjoy another superb afternoon at Barrington’s exploring some of South Africa's finest estates and producers. Taste away, relax out on the lawn to live jazz, feast on oysters and more ... then stock up your cellar for season!
(7th) Knysna Blues Festival
Wednesday 28th December 2022
Venue tbc
WWW 2021 2019
2021 information - Don't miss 5 World-class Blues acts for the price of one! We have kept the ticket price intentionally low, as we know it's hard out there... Come and enjoy these top-5 live artists, great food and an awesome Bluesy vibe at the forested Blend Country Restaurant in Knysna. Simply the best music event in Knysna!
View from Westhill Luxury Guest House, Knysna Knysna and the Knysna Estuary, through The Heads to the Indian Ocean. View from Westhill Luxury Guest House.
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