The KKNK -Why You Should Attend South Africa's Biggest Arts Festival

Every year, the Klein Karoo town of Oudtshoorn comes alive as locals and international travelers make their way to the Klein Karoo Kunste National Art Festival.  This year, the festival will take place from the 21st-27 March 2018.

Image: KKNK Facebook page.

The street festival provides an opportunity for South African artists to showcase their arts, culture, and heritage through the Afrikaans language. The festival is not only for the established artist, but those who are looking for exposure too.

Travelers making their way to the Karoo can expect to find a diversity of cultures, food, and art. The Klein Karoo is a popular wine region too. Ary galleries will be open throughout the day and will be exhibiting the work of local fashion designers, sculptors, and various other artists.

Image: KKNK Facebook page


The KKNK is the ideal opportunity to enjoy South Africa’s rich cultural heritage through art and experiment with some of the areas popular wines. Venues in and around town will be opening their doors to festival-goers to showcase various dancing performances, productions, and comedic pieces.

If you’re worried about keeping the rest of the family entertained, there are plenty of activities throughout the day, including puppet shows, face painting stalls, and storytelling hubs.

Most festival-goers opt for car hire to accommodate their trip to the KKNK.