Ahoy, folks! Ignore those previous announcements that the famous Garden Route event had been cancelled. The Knysna Oyster Festival 2020 is on!

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Photos from 2019 Knysna Oyster Festival.

Visit Knysna and the team involved said that the virtual festival will take place from 27 June to 4 July, and will include unique events for sport lovers, families and adventurers, with an abundance of fun activities spread over seven days. For a full programme of the Knysna Oyster Festival events, how to participate, and more, click here.

“This premium sport and lifestyle festival promises to once again thrill oyster enthusiasts, fitness fanatics and lovers of the good life alike anywhere in the world, all from the comfort of their own homes,” Visit Knysna said in a statement.

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The line-up includes live performances by local artists such as Tony Cook and Suzie Jo, a family trivia night, an art show, motivational talks, cooking classes with Kilzer Kitchen, oyster shows by local oyster experts, and an array of sporting events including the virtual Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour, Knysna Marathon, Sailing and many others. It will also feature an exclusive interview with Springbok Legend Tendai “The Beast” Mtawarira, presented by Dean Allen.

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“In planning the virtual Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour we wanted to present participants something unique and compelling that would appeal to a wide audience. The public has responded enthusiastically to the program, and we look forward to hosting our first virtual cycle tour this weekend,” said tour organiser, Race Director Ivan van Lier from Knysna Speed Festival.


“The Virtual Knysna Oyster Festival line up offers a breadth and depth of tailored experiences to be enjoyed by the whole family. We’re thrilled that the iconic Garden Route event can still proceed virtually, enticing visitors to come see, taste and experience all Knysna and the greater Knysna area has to offer once leisure travel resumes,” commented Wesgro CEO, Tim Harris.

For more information and to view the full line-up visit www.KnysnaOysterFestival.co.za