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Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival


The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival will  once again paint the picturesque town of Knysna many shades of pink – possibly with a very unique twist. This year's festivities are taking place from 27 April - 1 May 2016 at various locations around the beautiful town of Knysna.

This popular celebration is a highlight on the international Gay Calendar and offers four days of non-stop entertainment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people as well as anybody looking for a fun and fabulous time.

Knysna is considered by some to be Africa's 'gayest town', and is a popular international tourist destination, even earning the coveted title of "South Africa's Favourite Town of the year" (twice in a row).

During the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras the entire town of Knysna will be painted Pink again by thousands of party animals from all over South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world. Lakeside Lodge & Spa is a proud supporter of this annual event. 

Visit the Pink Loerie website to view the accommodation packages that we have available during the festival. 

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