Knysna Oyster Festival 2021 "Limited Edition"

What to do while visiting the Knysna Oyster Festival 2021

Browse through the list of daily Activities  below for your choice of:

Activities: Whale Watching | Boat trips |Catamaran, Pirate Boat, exclusive trips etc | Forest Tours | Scooters

TitleDescriptionLocationAddressOrganizerOrganizer TelOrganizer Email
Knysna Elephant Park – Meet our Herd9am - 3pm
We can’t think of any better way to spend your winter than visiting our amazing herd of elephants!
That is why we are offering this incredible special for the WHOLE of July!
Take advantage of our TWO for One deal! Two adults pay the price of one | Two children pay the price of one! You cannot get better than that!
Be sure to pop into our Curio Shop on your way out and support our restaurant which is still open for takeaways!
Valid until the 31st July 2021
Knysna Elephant ParkJust off the N2 between Knysna & Plettenberg BayErin Shattock0445327732marketing@knysnaelephantpark.co.za
Mashie Golf / Canoe / Stand Up Paddle (SUP)9am - 5pm
These activities can still be enjoyed. Strict Covid protocols will be followed
Blackwaters River Lodge & Mashie Golf CourseN2 Highway, Goukamma, 6570Elmay Bouer0443830105
Catamaran Cruises: Day or Scenic SunsetBook from 8am
Scenic Sunsets or Day Cruises
The ideal view to see the iconic Knysna Heads, experience the Knysna lagoon, and see the beaches and bays on the way. Sit back and relax aboard our stylish lagoon cruiser Serendipity and enjoy the sunshine. Delicious snacks, drinks and oysters are available on pre-order. You will be mesmerized by the exquisite views of the lagoon framed by our beautiful town and the Outeniqua mountains as a backdrop. We often see a playful seal or interesting bird-life along the way, or be adventurous and take a swim in the clear water. You are welcome to bring your own music we have a sound system on-board.
We depart daily, every 2 hours from Sirocco restaurant on Thesen Island, bookings are essential.
Sirocco Jetty at Sirocco restaurantSirocco Jetty at Sirocco restaurant, Thesen Island, Knysna,Ocean Sailing Charters0440500595info@oceansailingcharters.co.za
Nature Walk in central Knysna: up to 5km7am - 6pm
Photography Competition @ Pledge Nature Reserve during the Oyster Festival. To take part in this fun and creative competition, visit the reserve during the Oyster Festival (from the 9th till the 18th of July), be inspired by nature, and take photographs! Prizes are kindly sponsored by Wayside Inn, MK Horticulture, and Penhill Nursery. For more information and the ‘Rules and Procedures’ please email us at nannajoubert@gmail.com
Pledge Nature Reserve is a 10 hectare declared nature reserve in the heart of Knysna, easily accessible at only 200 m from the Main road. The effect of leaving the bustle of town, and within minutes, finding the tranquillity of rustling leaves, babbling streams and birdsong, is nothing short of magical. The approximately 5kms of walking trails leads you past the lower-lying ponds, over streams, through forest and Fynbos, upwards towards the viewpoint where you can rest and enjoy a stunning view of the Knysna Estuary and Heads. There are over 320 species of plants and a 100 species of birds noted, and Porcupine, Grysbok, Cape Genet, Cape Clawless Otter and Vervet Monkeys call the reserve home. It is truly worthwhile spending some time here to fully explore this local gem.Access is off the Main road and access is gained through an electronically controlled gate. Permit sales are from Knysna Tourism, Wayside Inn and Knysna Superspar. Groups and guides are welcome to contact us to arrange for a group permit. Entry fees are R20/adult and R10 for school-going children.
Pledge Nature ReservePledge Nature Reserve Off Main Road KnysnaNanna Joubert0827734118nannajoubert@gmail.com
Paragliding & ParamotoringBook from 10am
Let’s fly Paragliding is a company that specialises in Tandem Paragliding and Tandem Paramotoring flights as well as Paragliding and Paramotoring training.
Let’s Fly Paragliding320 Remskoen Wilderness HeightsMichail vd Walt0848981099michailvdwalt@icloud.com
Blixsem Deepsea Fishing Charters KnysnaBook from 7am
Knysna Oyster Festival Deep Sea Fishing Special!
R4000 for a 5 hour Fishing Charter Trip. (Maximum 4 people)
Additional Fisherman R1000 per person.
We provide the fishing gear, spare tackle and bait.
There will be juice and light snacks.
Please provide your fishing permit (per person & available from post office) and a container to take fish home in.
WhatsApp Tanja (082 558 3513) for more information and bookings
Blixsem Deepsea Fishing Charters KnysnaKADA Boat Club KnysnaTanja/Neil0825585315 / 0843024946knysnadeepseacharters@gmail.com
Vintage Boat CruiseBook from 1pm
Magic Lagoon Charters is offering free cruises to the Knysna Heads aboard our 102 year old mahogany launch, Coquette
Limited availability on a first come first serve basis. weather dependent, Terms and Conditions apply
Contact Peter on 0767874386 for Bookings and Information.
Times: 13h00, 14h30 and 16h00
TH34, Thesens Harbour TownTH34, Thesens Harbour TownPeter Edgar0767874386petecapetown@gmail.com
ParaglidingBook from 8am
Come Fly your Dream, come Paragliding! * Tandem Flights and courses, Sedgefield or Garden Route* Fly with Jan and Khobi, SA National Protea Team Members and SAHPA registered instructors. The Cloudbase instructors off the perfect mix of knowledge, experience and adventure for those who want to take to the skies!
Fly as a passenger on a tandem flight or learn new skills on a 1 day instruction course. NO experience needed. If you have more time, tke part in the full license course. Ideal weather, good training slopes and expert instructors will give you one of the safest and best places to learn. 
Cloud 9 Paragliding SiteCloud 9 Paragliding SiteJan / Khobi0827778474info@cloudbase-paragliding.co.za
Garden Route Trail Park Strava ChallengeStart from 6am - 5pm
The Trail Park Strava Challenge is a race (or ride - whichever you prefer) against the clock.

For mountain bikers, there will be two well-marked courses to choose from - a 40km route and a 22km route. For trail runners or hikers there will be an 8km route. All routes will be laid out at the Garden Route Trail Park just outside Knysna.

The event will run from 6am on 9 July to 5pm on18 July. You can complete your selected course at any time during the duration of the event and you have 3 attempts to set your best time

Once you have completed your selected course, simply upload your workout to Strava. Your time will be posted on a daily leader-board and whoever sets the fastest time by the end of the event (18 July) will be the winner of that course.

Entries: R 180

After completing the course you can collect your coffee or chocolate milk for take away

Safe controlled environment

Do this as a family in your own time


Book ONLINE
Dormehl Farms

6580 Barrington, Western Cape, South Africa
Yolandi0833145302yolliedutoit@gmail.com
Serendipity Leisure Lagoon Boat CruisesBook from 8am
The ideal view to see the iconic Knysna Heads, experience the Knysna lagoon, and see the beaches and bays on the way. Sit back and relax aboard our stylish lagoon cruiser Serendipity and enjoy the sunshine. Delicious snacks,  soft drinks and oysters are available on pre-order. You will be mesmerised by the exquisite views of the lagoon framed by our beautiful town and the Outeniqua mountains as a backdrop. We often see a playful seal or interesting birdlife along the way, or be adventurous and take a swim in the clear water. You are welcome to bring your own music we have a sound system onboard. We depart daily, every 2 hours from Sirocco restaurant on Thesen Island, bookings are essential. You can book per person, or hire the boat exclusively for the ultimate function, or celebration. Our maximum capacity is 12 people per cruise
1HR 15MIN – SUNSET CRUISE OR SCENIC DAY CRUISE
R 390 per  & R250 Children under 12yrs
Enjoy a magnificent sunset cruise onboard Serendipity while we explore the beautiful Knysna lagoon and venture close to the famous Knysna Heads.
 
Sirocco Jetty at Sirocco restaurantSirocco Jetty at Sirocco restaurant, Thesen Island, Knysna,Neil van Deventer076 761 0353info@oceansailingcharters.co.za
Re-Imagine ARTOpen from 11am - 4pm
As part of the Knysna Art "Route,view the work of local artists
Elsabe Donovan, Jen Miller, Nanna Joubert

Outdoors - Open Spaces - Fresh Air - No crowds - Controlled Entrance
Blackwaters River LodgeElmay0443830105
Adventurous RIB Trips through The Heads: family specialFrom 8am - 6pm
Adventures boat trips through the iconic Knysna Heads into the Indian Ocean.
Oyster Festival Special R2000 for a family of 4.
Knysna WaterfrontKnysnaMark / Chris044 518 0240 / 076 393 0197info@knysnaribadventures.co.za
Guided Lagoon Boat Cruises to The Heads and backFrom 8am - 6pm
Daily, fully guided Lagoon Boat Cruises to the Heads & back.
Guided Monster Scootour Adventures into the surrounding Knysna Forests.
Hourly kayak and SUP hire
The Knysna Oyster Tour: 14h00 daily 90 minute cruise heads and back, 1/2 dozen oysters complementary soft drink  ,shucking experience
Sunset cruise at 16h00, 90 minute cruise to the Heads and Back
e Harlie hour guided tour on the island 10h00 and 15h00
30% Discount Combo deal – Book any two of the offerings 
10% discount on cash deals
Knysna Boat ChartersKnysna Boat Charters Thesen Island Harbour Town, Long Street, KnysnaElke Cable0828920469info@knysnacharters.com
Exotic Marigold Boutique - Pop Up Drive Through Shop11am - 4pm
Small SA based clothing company that creates sustainable & well crafted clothing and accessories.
We use travel as inspiration to create unique and timeless clothing.
A company powered by Women!
See for a Take Away meal at Earth & Fire Roadhouse and check out the beautiful clothing range hanging on a rail.
OUTDOORS - OPEN SPACES - FRESH AIR - NO CROWDS - CONTROLLED ENTRANCE
Blackwaters River LodgeElmay Bower0443830105
Patches 4 U – Knysna Wild CompetitionAny time
Take a photo of yourself dressed in clothing from Patches 4 U at any Greater Knysna landmark, museum, fun activity, restaurant with “Knysna Oyster Festival Patches 4 U” clearly visible and post on the Patches 4 U Facebook page. Picture with the most likes on our Facebook page wins a hamper consisting of a jewelry gift, voucher for eats and drinks or a bit of shopping at Oaks on Main to the value of R250.
Oaks on Main, Main Road KnysnaPatches Hannelie Snow0848001723patches4uknysna@gmail.com
Patches 4 U Discounts9am - 5pm
Ladies, show your completion medal when purchasing and draw for a mystery discount from 5% to 60% on your purchase of true bohemian and gypsee clothing, beautiful hand painted jackets and jeans.
Show your entry form for any event or activity during the Oyster Festival and qualify for 10% discount on any purchase, 20% discount for purchases above R800
Oaks on Main CentreBeaDelicious, Hut B, Oaks on Main, 28 Main Road, KnysnaPatches Hannelie Snow0848001723patches4uknysna@gmail.com
BeaDelicious Selfie Photo Competition8am - 5pm
Selfie Competition Wear a piece of BeaDelicious jewellery in a well known Knysna location and take a photo. Post it on Facebook, tagging BeaDelicious. The photo with the most likes will win a one off specially designed necklace. The winner will be photographed wearing the necklace and will be featured on our Facebook page.
Oaks on Main CentreBeaDelicious, Hut B, Oaks on Main, 28 Main Road, KnysnaKaren Grootboom0760 933 686kariegrootboom@gmail.com
Mono Hull Yacht Sunset Cruise9am - 3pm
Soak up the enchanting Knysna sunset, paired with a glass of bubbly, aboard our 50-foot mono hull sailing yacht. Unwind, relax and take in our picturesque lagoon, the headlands and our rugged coastline as our sails embrace the wind. Let nature entertain you. Departure from the Knysna quays, various charter options available. 
Specials as follows:
2.5hr Sunset Cruise  – Departing 15.00pm daily – R800 pp (book 4 or more pax @ R650 pp) (Includes light dinner platter – savoury snacks, cheeses and seasonal fruits
Short Sail 1.5hr – Departing any time between 9am & 12.00pm daily – R600 pp (book 4 or more pax @ R450 pp) Smooth simple sailing
All pricing above is non-commissionable
Yacht (Springtide Charters) pricing is irrespective of age 
Springtide ChartersTH44 Long st
Thesen Harbour Town
Knysna
Eco Marine Adventures, incl whale watching9:30am - 3pm
Experience the beauty of Knysna with Ocean Odyssey while discovering an array of marine life. Our Coastline boasts an abundance of dolphins, seals, penguins and birdlife. Annually, we welcome the theatrical migratory giants of the sea, the humpback and southern right whales, between June and November.
Close Encounter Whale Watching 1.5-2 hours – 9.30am, 12.00 or 15.00pm @ R900 pp & R700 per child 12 and under (Maximum Capacity of 25 pax per departure)
Knysna Heads Adventure 45 min @ R390 pp & R240 per child 12 and under (Maximum of 37 pax per departure over 2 vessels – subject to availability)
Thesen Island HarbourOcean Odyssey0443820321info@oceanodyssey.co.za
Catamaran Cruises for families – Luxury catamaranBookings from 10:30am
The Heads Explorer Catamaran – 90 min. At discounted rates for  Kids U/12 Free and Adults R500.
4 Departures Daily from 10h30. 12h30. 14h30. 16h00
Visitors are welcome to bring own picnic baskets &  soft drinks. 
Sales kiosk: 044-5180103
KNYSNA WATERFRONT, QUAYS
JOLLY ROGERS SALES KIOSK
WATERFRONT DRIVE
KNYSNA
Knysna Waterfront Lagoon Cruises0825746541 bookings@knysnapirateship.co.za
Pirate Ship outingsBookings from 10:30am
The Knysna Pirate Ship – 90 min. Kids U/12 Free. Adults R350
4 Departures Daily from 10h30. 12h30. 14h30. 16h00
Cash Bar onboard.  Visitors are welcome to bring own picnic baskets & drinks. 
Contact: 044-5180103
Knysna WaterfrontKnysnaThe Pirate Ship082 574 6541/+27 44-518 0103bookings@knysnapirateship.co.za
Knysna ZiplinesAll day event
Experience one of the highest and most unique zipline tours in Africa.
Incredibly high multi-cable zipline tour with the most beautiful views.
Zipline over the gorge “between Plett and Knysna”, 4 times!
Come and meet the best guides, we are open 7 days a week.
R600pp, children ages 8 to 16 half price. Book: via email or contact 0744925603 www.knysnaziplines.co.za
Kranshoek ViewpointHarkerville ForestKnysna Ziplines0744925603knysna@saforestadventures.co.za
Self-drive sight-seeing Treasure Trail with treasure mapStart from 8am
A self Drive, covid friendly, sight seeing, treasure trail tour of Knysna. See the sights of Knysna with your own treasure map and find the treasure at the end of the trail
Knysna WaterfrontKnysnaPenny / Ella0823386289book@emzinitours.co.za
Rastafari Community Tour - SelfOn your own time
Take a look into the Rastafari way of life of the Biggest Rastafari Community living together in South Africa.
On this tour, you meet the people, visit their tabernacle, green garden, Educare Centre, get some souvenirs from the craft stall, get a take away from the local restaurant or even sleepover at the local Homestay.
Judah Square - KnysnaNzimeni Street, KhayelethuDawie Afrikaner (Brother Zebs)0766491034dawieafrikaner99@gmail.com
Pezula Nature Hotel & Spa has launched the first indoor playpark in KnysnaStart from 8am - 6pm
Welcome to Knysna Local, a community-centric shop, deli, indoor playpark, market and more.
If the impact of COVID-19 taught us anything, it is that community is a vital part of our daily life, so since the early conceptual stages of Knysna Local, the one idea that we kept on top of mind was the building of a community and village at Pezula.
In an effort to engage more intimately with the neighbourhood, the Knysna Local buys fresh produce grown by residents, trades on accounts with Pezula locals and delivers to their door. Knysna Local is also aiming to become the bike and run meet up and after sweat coffee spot, as well as local grocer for residents and staff, public transport pick up point and an intimate spot, where all are welcome to enjoy a good meal, tea and cake or simply a visit to be inspired by the local crafts on offer.
The impressive 47m² Indoor Playpark includes tunnels, slides, a bridge, trampoline and ball pit.
Enjoy free* access to the playpark while enjoying a meal from the deli, or buy a monthly or daily membership pass for full enjoyment of all hotel facilities.
*Terms and Conditions apply.
Limited slots are available, making bookings essential.
Pezula Nature Hotel & Spa, Lagoonview Drive Sparrebosch Eastern Head Knysna 6571 South AfricaLagoon Drive, KnysnaTanielle Myburgh063 695 9484
Guided Monster Scootour Adventures into the surrounding Knysna Forests.Booking from 8am
Daily, fully guided Lagoon Boat Cruises to the Heads & back.
Guided Monster Scootour Adventures into the surrounding Knysna Forests.
Hourly kayak and SUP hire
The Knysna Oyster Tour: 14h00 daily 90 minute cruise heads and back, 1/2 dozen oysters complementary soft drink  ,shucking experience
Sunset cruise at 16h00, 90 minute cruise to the Heads and Back
e Harlie hour guided tour on the island 10h00 and 15h00
30% Discount Combo deal – Book any two of the offerings 
10% discount on cash deals
Th24B
Thesen Island Harbour Town,
Long Street
Knysna
Knysna Boat Charters Thesen Island Harbour Town, Long Street, KnysnaElke Cable082 892 0469 info@knysnacharters.com
Guided Lagoon Boat Cruises to The Heads and backBooking from 8am
Daily, fully guided Lagoon Boat Cruises to the Heads & back.
Guided Monster Scootour Adventures into the surrounding Knysna Forests.
Hourly kayak and SUP hire
The Knysna Oyster Tour: 14h00 daily 90 minute cruise heads and back, 1/2 dozen oysters complementary soft drink  ,shucking experience
Sunset cruise at 16h00, 90 minute cruise to the Heads and Back
e Harlie hour guided tour on the island 10h00 and 15h00
30% Discount Combo deal – Book any two of the offerings 
10% discount on cash deals
Th24B
Thesen Island Harbour Town,
Long Street
Knysna
Knysna Boat Charters Thesen Island Harbour Town, Long Street, KnysnaElke Cable082 892 0469 info@knysnacharters.com
Hourly kayak and SUP hire8am - 6pm
Daily, fully guided Lagoon Boat Cruises to the Heads & back.
Guided Monster Scootour Adventures into the surrounding Knysna Forests.
Hourly kayak and SUP hire
The Knysna Oyster Tour: 14h00 daily 90 minute cruise heads and back, 1/2 dozen oysters complementary soft drink  ,shucking experience
Sunset cruise at 16h00, 90 minute cruise to the Heads and Back
e Harlie hour guided tour on the island 10h00 and 15h00
30% Discount Combo deal – Book any two of the offerings 
10% discount on cash deals
Th24B
Thesen Island Harbour Town,
Long Street
Knysna
Knysna Boat Charters Thesen Island Harbour Town, Long Street, KnysnaElke Cable082 892 0469 info@knysnacharters.com
The Knysna Oyster Tour: 14h00 daily 90 minute cruise Booking from 2pm
Daily, fully guided Lagoon Boat Cruises to the Heads & back.
Guided Monster Scootour Adventures into the surrounding Knysna Forests.
Hourly kayak and SUP hire
The Knysna Oyster Tour: 14h00 daily 90 minute cruise heads and back, 1/2 dozen oysters complementary soft drink  ,shucking experience
Sunset cruise at 16h00, 90 minute cruise to the Heads and Back
e-Harlie hour guided tour on the island 10h00 and 15h00
30% Discount Combo deal – Book any two of the offerings 
10% discount on cash deals
Th24B
Thesen Island Harbour Town,
Long Street
Knysna
Knysna Boat Charters Thesen Island Harbour Town, Long Street, KnysnaElke Cable082 892 0469 info@knysnacharters.com
e-Harlie hour guided tour on the island 10h00 and 15h00Booking from 8am
Daily, fully guided Lagoon Boat Cruises to the Heads & back.
Guided Monster Scootour Adventures into the surrounding Knysna Forests.
Hourly kayak and SUP hire
The Knysna Oyster Tour: 14h00 daily 90 minute cruise heads and back, 1/2 dozen oysters complementary soft drink  ,shucking experience
Sunset cruise at 16h00, 90 minute cruise to the Heads and Back
e-Harlie hour guided tour on the island 10h00 and 15h00
30% Discount Combo deal – Book any two of the offerings 
10% discount on cash deals
Th24B
Thesen Island Harbour Town,
Long Street
Knysna
Knysna Boat Charters Thesen Island Harbour Town, Long Street, KnysnaElke Cable082 892 0469 info@knysnacharters.com
Sunset cruise 4pm - 6pm
Daily, fully guided Lagoon Boat Cruises to the Heads & back.
Guided Monster Scootour Adventures into the surrounding Knysna Forests.
Hourly kayak and SUP hire
The Knysna Oyster Tour: 14h00 daily 90 minute cruise heads and back, 1/2 dozen oysters complementary soft drink  ,shucking experience
Sunset cruise at 16h00, 90 minute cruise to the Heads and Back
e-Harlie hour guided tour on the island 10h00 and 15h00
30% Discount Combo deal – Book any two of the offerings 
10% discount on cash deals
Th24B
Thesen Island Harbour Town,
Long Street
Knysna
Knysna Boat Charters Thesen Island Harbour Town, Long Street, KnysnaElke Cable082 892 0469 info@knysnacharters.com
Moonlight Meander6pm
For a close encounter with the nocturnal Life in the Intertidal Zone come on a Starlight Stroll along Swartvlei beach. Starting at the parking area, you stroll towards Gericke’s Point, meeting the amazing and fascinating Life on the rocky shore and in the rock pools.
You need torches that last 3 hours and shoes you don’t mind getting wet. Booking is essential as numbers are limited to ensure personal participation.
Cost: R150pp Contact: 0723906667
PEASE NOTE: Only one family group per tour plus and the tour is shortened to comply with the new restrictions. https://knysnaoysterfestival.co.za/?post_type=mec-events&p=13914
SedgefieldSedgefieldJudy Dixon072 3906667
Knysna Forest Walks9am - 2pm
Walks in the Knysna Forest, Goudveld Section of the Garden Route National Park. Walks include the Circles in the Forest Trail, and Jubilee Creek. Following Dalene Matthee forests stories, including elephants, woodcutters, gold diggers and animals of the forest. Enjoying the natural beauty and mystery of our magnificent, indigenous forests.
Knysna ForestHelen Persello 0761117997