Knysna Oyster Festival

The annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is one of South Africa’s most popular  festivals with a great attractions for sports lovers, families and those in search of a great time. This year the festival is celebrating 31 years of sport and the good life. 

Lakeside Lodge & Spa is perfectly situated to accommodate Knysna Oyster festival participants. We are located just 30 minutes away from the festival grounds and we can offer a peaceful retreat after a busy day of activity and celebration. Enjoy your day at the festival and then come back to us where Lakeside Lodge & Spa can provide you with the much needed time out you so rightly deserve next to our magnificent lake. 

The Festival runs from 4 to 13 July giving you sufficient time to enjoy everything it has to offer! This includes the Pick n Pay Cape Times Knysna Forest Marathon and Half Marathon, the Pick n Pay Weekend Argus Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour Night food Market, Pick n Pay Flavours of Knysna , the Oyster Eating Competition, the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays Waitron Race and the Bowls Tournament. 

The biggest part of the festival are naturally Oysters and every year about 200 000 of them are consumed on average over the time period. The festival has grown to include a huge charity component and the involvement of the local community, to ensure that everyone in Knysna benefits from the huge boost to the economy that the festival brings every year. 

View this year's program here.

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