Amazing events in and around George

You’ll notice that I have a love for the Western Cape, especially the Garden Route. I’ve always imagined retiring to some coastal city, around the Garden Route area one day. George is situated in middle of all this magnificent beauty and close to everything so it’s a great place to live in. It’s one of the bigger cities in the area with Mosselbay and Knysna being top contenders. However in this post I’ll show you why the Garden Route is a must see and some of the great events taking place in George and the rest of the area throughout 2016.

George Old Car Show

If you love classic cars this event is a must! The George Old Car Show has been going for over 20 years and this year is scheduled during valentine’s weekend, so it’s a great way to spend time with a loved one. There will be something for everyone with a selection of old, new, classic and vintage cars on display.

KKNK (Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees)

The KKNK is one of the most popular Afrikaans arts & music festivals in South Africa and is hosted in Oudshoorn, roughly 60 minutes’ drive from George. This festival has been going on for decades and annually hosts around 1000 artists with thousands of people flocking to the area to see performances and have a good time.


Redberry Farm Strawberry Festival

If you like great food and enjoying amazing sceneries this festival is just for you. Every year during September the Redberry farm hosts a strawberry festival where guests can indulge in excellent food, strawberry eating competitions and for those that like to stay active, a trail run and bike ride in the beautiful surrounds.


Knysna Oyster Festival

Knysna is a very beautiful and popular coastal city along the Garden Route. This city also has a love for seafood, especially oysters! During the July holidays visitors can enjoy the Pick & Pay Knysna Oyster Festival where guests will be entertained with a serious of mini events and fun for the whole family. If you love seafood, this isn’t an event you should miss. Knysna is also home to beautiful hiking trails and lush jungles so you’ll have plenty to do!


Frankly there are so many events taking place in George and the rest of the Garden Route that I could probably create a whole new website about it. Instead I’ll leave you to find out more for yourself, so if you’d like to find out more visit the Garden Route events section here. One thing is for sure: when you visit George and the Garden Route you’ll have the time of your life! For more great posts visit our home page here.

Hiking through the Knysna bush

Part myth, part legend and 100% breathtaking… Knysna is a place where legend where literally born. Many South African writer have written stories about this area and its greatness. In my previous post I spoke about the Garden Route and how I’ve been visiting it with my family since I was a little kid. Another area down the coast that every person should visit is Knysna.


To be more specific you should go on a 3 day hiking trip in Knysna. If you have an idea how the rain forest looks, this is how Knysna looks. Its one of the most relaxing and beautifull places on and depending on how you pack your backpack it might be the best hike ever.

See what I mean below:

I’m finding it hard to explain the Knysna bush. When I went on the hiking trip I was only 18 years old and things might have been a lot different then. The trip was about 30 km in length and we did it over the period of 2 days. I was a really tough hiking trip as I was inexperienced and didn’t really know how to pack my bags and all the tricks of the trade. None the less it was an amazing experience, one every South African and traveler should experience.