A Shucking Good Time at the 2022 Knysna Oyster FestivalSubmitted by Nicci Rousseau-Schmidt
The Knysna Oyster Festival will once again offer visitors an exciting array of events to partake in from 1 to 10 July.
A longtime favourite on the programme, the 37th Knysna Forest Marathon and Half Marathon, will take place on the 9th of July. Entries are open and the event is filling up fast. Described as “one of the most beautiful road races in South Africa”, it has a unique start in the middle of the Knysna forest and participants are transported to the start by local taxis.
Festival manager Andrew Finn said that the festival is a feast for sport lovers. “The programme also boasts a number of cycling events, a variety of trail runs, as well as soccer, netball, rugby, boxing and basketball matches.”
He said for those that prefer exercise of a different kind, the Knysna Wine Festival will be back, and of course, the Knysna oyster will once again have the main stage. “Wild oysters are harvested from the coastline around Knysna and will be served in a variety of ways - raw, cooked or steamed – delectable concoctions or plain with a dash of lemon. It is an oyster lovers’ dream,” said Finn.
The picturesque town of Knysna was recently ranked #19 on the list “Leading Places: The 100 Most Loved Destinations Around the World for 2021”. Undeniably the jewel of the Garden Route, the town is looking forward to showing off its natural assets and welcoming sporting enthusiasts, families, food and wine lovers, and adrenalin junkies from all over South Africa looking for winter holiday fun.
Cllr Sharon Sabbagh, member of the Knysna Municipality’s mayoral committee for finance and economy said they are excited to welcome Oyster Festival fans, new and old, back to Knysna. “Sporting enthusiasts, families, food and wine lovers and adrenalin junkies from all over South Africa will find it here. The festival boasts a varied programme and is the perfect reason to pack your bags and visit Knysna.”
For further information visit www.knysnaoysterfestival.co.za or call Visit Knysna on 063 649 1057.
The 2022 Knysna Oyster Festival
1 – 10 July
10 Day family-friendly festival
Sport – Food & Drink – Art & Culture – Entertainment
Schedule of events – www.knysnaoysterfestival.co.za
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