New attractions and old favourites at the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival

May 30, 2018

If you aren’t already planning to be at the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival from 29 June – 8 July, here are a few ‘tasters’ to entice you to book your holiday now and join us for “the best 10 days of winter”.  

Flavourful foodie fun 

Among the more than 100 activities arranged over the 10-day period, a first this year is the “Flavours of Knysna Tour”, a culinary journey to some of the best restaurants in and around Knysna. Taking place on 4 July, you’ll plan your own route using our hop-on-hop-off shuttles to visit some of the best eateries in the area and experience delicious tasters and signature dishes. An exciting competition will also run on the night, where you can cast your vote for your favourite restaurants in various categories.

Tickets can be purchased online via Webtickets or at the Money Counter at Pick n Pay stores in Knysna and George. Make sure you don’t miss – space is limited! Date: Wednesday, 4 July 2018.

Old favourites, new venues

The Knysna Wine Festival may be an institution, but this year’s location on Thesen Island will be a first. Experience the best of South Africa’s wine farms on 2 and 3 July. Tickets cost R150 and including a tasting glass, available at Webtickets. Loerie Park will this year play host to various kiddies’ entertainment options and sporting events such as the Athletics SWD, Oyster Festival rugby, soccer and netball tournaments.

The Comedy Festival is always an entertainment highlight and will take place at Mitchell’s Brewery. Don’t miss the chance to see some of SA’s top comedians and other well-known comedy personalities in action. 


In an exciting development this year, the Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour has confirmed that the 115km road race, along with the 80km and 50km mountain bike races will be seeding qualifying events for the 2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour. An e-bike event was introduced last year and will again be on offer, in the form of the 30km Electric Bike MTB race.

The Momentum Big5 Challenge and Big5 Lite multisport events cater for the seriously adventurous. 

Get the t-shirt!

Look out for the Knysna Oyster Festival pop-up shops and info desks located in Festival zones, where you’ll be able to be to purchase Festival-branded goodies and get any info you may need.

Knysna has plenty on offer during the festival. Visit for bookings and packages, and for activities and things to see and do in the area visit at

Make sure you book soon, June is just around the corner! 

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