“The Best 10 days of your Winter.”
The year has flown by and we are heading downhill from here. The mid-year school holidays during winter also marks the time of year when tourism in Knysna picks up. Knysna is a beautiful town situated in the Garden Route of South Africa. The annual Knysna Oyster Festival draw crowds from far and wide. This year the event is sponsored by PicknPay and provides festival goers with fun, food, and oysters. 😉
The Knysna Waterfront was buzzing with people, enjoying lunch in the sun overlooking the beautiful Knysna lagoon.
The PicknPay entertainment area is the spot where you can find daily entertainment, live sport broadcast, kids entertainment, and goodies from PicknPay.
One of the major reason for the popularity of the Knysna Oyster Festival is the sporting events. Oh yes! The events that take place during the festival are The Big 5 Sports Challenge and the Totalsports Xterra. There was a lot of eye-candy and bike-porn to go around!
If you’re not a the sport fanatic, and prefer to experience something different. You can book a sunset cruise on a yacht or boat at the Knysna Waterfront. We decided to take it easy, and nothing better than spending it with friends on a yacht on the Knysna Lagoon.
Knysna Wine festival will be from Monday, 1st of July and Tuesday only. Do yourself and pick up a bottle (or 2) of The Wolftrap Red – A blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Viognier. A great wine for these chilly winter evenings!
Oysters are available everywhere; obviously! You’ll see the Tabasco Hotspot marking at participating restaurants. We ordered a plate of 18 large oysters for R119. Prizes and quantity varies from spot-to-spot, but the idea is to at least eat one oyster.
How does TheOneK eat an oyster? Fresh lemon, cracked black pepper, and a lot of Tabasco! 😉
If you want to stay up to date with all the activities taking place each day. The best advice I can give you; download the Oyster Festival app on the Apple iTunes Store for both the iPhone and iPad. If you have an Android/Blackberry device, you can get it here – http://ow.ly/lzuMW
TheOneK‘s oyster experience, short & sweet!