2017 Events Calendar

The Garden Route is an awesome family destination that caters for most interests and there are loads of annual events and festivals to cater for almost every taste. Below are a few that we recommend. If you know of something that should be included here please do drop us an email or message.

Knysna Literary Festival

Knysna 16 to 19 March 2017

Presented by Pam Golding Properties Knysna to promote South Africa's rich literary heritage, the Knysna Literary Festival is now in its 8th year. It is the Garden Route’s only annual festival that hosts an exclusive group of hand-picked authors from South Africa and is fast becoming a must-attend with bookworms and lovers of all things literary.

Truck and Vine Festival

The Craggs (Plett) 9 April 2017

Redford Lane Wines is hosting the area’s first Truck & Vine Festival on Sunday 9th April 2017. This family event, is set to celebrate top notch food and wine with a host of activities and entertainment.

On the programme is gourmet food trucks, locally produced wines, craft beer, live music and children’s activities.

Truck & Vive Festival Website

Pink Loerie Mardi Gras

Knysna 27 April to 1 May 2017

This very popular and highly colourful celebration is always a highlight on the international Gay Calendar. The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras offers four days of non-stop entertainment, and it's not only for the Gay community but for everybody with a need for superb entertainment, major partying or just having loads of light-hearted fun and laughter.

Pink Loerie Festival Website

Simola Hill Climb

Knysna 4 to 7 May 2017

Whether you have attended the Jaguar Simola Hill Climb before, or not, you won’t want to miss the 2017 event, which promises to be better than ever, while the vibe and excitement levels are the epitome of good entertainment. Whether you are a petrol head, speed lover or just someone who just loves a good time you will be enthralled at the spectacle.

Simola Hill Climb Website

Knysna Oyster Festival

Knysna 7 to 16 July 2017

The annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is one of South Africa’s most popular festivals with huge appeal for sports lovers, families and those in search of a great party!

Restaurants in and around town will be showcasing their best seafood dishes throughout the day, from 11:00 – 17:00 unless otherwise stated.

Oyster Festival Website

Craft Beer & Food Festival

Wilderness 16 & 17 September 2017

The Garden Route will be a hive of activity during September, with a slew of activities, culminating in the most important craft beer and food festival in the region. The event is set to attract an eager crowd of both regulars & newcomers, keen to repeat the memorable moments of the last 2 festivals & eager to taste some of the 150 beers from 38 brewers.

Craft Beer Festival Website

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Views Wilderness Holiday Apartment
Wilderness, South Africa


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