A Shucking Good Time

They promise the best 10 days of your winter. A bold claim. But in my opinion, an all too modest one.

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The annual Knysna Oyster Festival is one of South Africa’s most popular festivals with huge appeal for sports lovers, foodies, families and those in search of a great party. Besides the well-known activities such as The Big 5 Challenge, you’ll find more oyster-themed things than you ever dreamt possible as well as plenty more food and wine options. And why not pay a visit to the officially recognised Rastafarian village just outside town? My personal highlight was taking part in the ‘waitron race’ where teams of two have to open a bottle of wine, fill two glasses and run the gauntlet. Spilling penalties will be paid in the bar later and, of course, dress-up is compulsory. 10 days, over 100 events, 60,000 visitors and over R1 million raised for charity. Get there.

A Shucking Good Time

The 28th Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival takes place from 1 -10 July 2011 in the picturesque Garden Route town of Knysna.
For further information visit the official website or call Knysna Tourism on +27 (0) 44 382 5510.

Be sure to find your accommodation pearl here.


by Mark 17/06/2011


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