The second Knysna Celtic Festival is a celebration of all things Celtic and this year’s festival is set to be even bigger and better than last year’s inaugural event.
Comprising a Street March Competition; Massed Pipes & Drums Parade; Pipe Band Competitions; Highland Dancing; Highland Games and an Archery Tournament – all topped off with the fifth Sundowners Celtic & Bluegrass Concert – the whole day is packed with entertainment from beginning to end!
Celtic Festival – Main Daytime Events
Time: 11.00 am – 3.00 pm
Venue: Loerie Park, George Rex Drive
Entry Fee: R30 for Adults / R15 for Children (2–12 years old)
Events: Pipe Band Competitions; Solo Piping and Drumming; a Highland Dancing Championship, Highland Games – Powered by The Gym, Knysna; and a Regional Archery Tournament. Food Court and Beer Garden with live Celtic music.
Feeling a bit adventurous? Go off the beaten track and follow the famous “Seven Passes”. Stay off the N2, the coastal Highway, and venture on the back road from George to Knysna, where you will paradise…..when you check in at The Knysna Log-Inn.
The historic “Seven Passes” route between George and Knysna includes the Black River Pass or ‘Swartrivier Pass’ or in it’s original format “Zwartrivierhoogte Pass”- a modern, tar road with smooth, sweeping bends making this pass seem almost effortless as it runs from the main road in George past the imposing Garden Route Dam wall to cross over the Swart River and quickly rise up to the neck at Saasveld via a big S-bend. The pass was first used circa 1853.
This time Miss Daisy was driving….
…but she was listening to a man.
Two Knysna locals is off to Cape Town for a couple of days……true story, but eish! Staying in Cape Town CBD, we had to be at another hotel about 4 blocks away.
Getting into the car, plugging in the GPS, and off to go. Following every step the GPS tells us. Take a right here, another left there, then carry straight on. Then turn right into “Aven-you” street. So we turn right. Into this narrow little road, but we keep driving as this is where the “man” from the GPS said we must go. Around a tree….I should have started to worry then…and on. Wondering why all the people are looking at us, but they are very friendly, because they are all waving!
Next, turn left into Government Ave….but there is a boom in front of us…well, if the GPS say we should turn left, then it is left we turn. Around the boom and onto Government Ave. What a nice quite road, no cars and friendly people everywhere waving at us!
OH, NO! That is when we realised that we are right in the middle of “The Company’s Gardens”.
Lesson: Do NOT let Miss Daisy drive, or NEVER listen to a man giving you directions?
Only in Knysna can you experience an “Elephant Cappuccino”