Events

LGBT in Knysna

Pink Loerie Festival

Knysna celebrates its gay-friendliness with a flamboyant Mardi Gras around the end of May.
Wine in Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch Wine Festival

This event in late February offers visitors the chance to sample wines from more than 60 vineyards all in one spot as well as attend talks and tutorials on wine. There's also live music and kids' entertainment.
Wine in Robertson

Wacky Wine Weekend

The whole Robertson region gets involved in this weekend-long celebration of the grape. As well as tours and tastings, there's live music, sports events and lots of interactive games and competitions.
Art in Oudtshoorn

ABSA Klein Karoo Nationale Kunstefees

This April festival dedicates itself to the ‘renaissance of Afrikaans’ and showcases local artists, poets, thespians and musicians in a riotous week-long festival of creativity.
Food & Drink in Knysna

Oyster Festival

This is an homage to the oyster, with oyster-based specials at restaurants around town, live concerts and sporting events including the Knysna Marathon.
Cultural in Hermanus

Hermanus Whale Festival

Held in the middle of whale season, this festival features everything from live music and kids' entertainment to car rallies and food markets.
Wine in Robertson

Wine on the River Festival

Taste wines from around 30 local vineyards at this weekend-long festival on the banks of the Breede River.
Wine in Calitzdorp

Calitzdorp Winter Festival

The main focus of this festival is sampling the port-style wines the area is known for.