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  • knysna arts festival
    • Starting date Sat 01 October 2016
    • Ending date Sun 09 October 2016
    • Entry Fee -
    • Venue Knysna
  • Antique & Classic Boat Show
    • Starting date Sat 08 October 2016
    • Ending date Sun 09 October 2016
    • Entry Fee -
    • Venue Turbine hotel lawn, Thesen Island
    • Contact Person Cameron Searle
    • Contact Number 076 680 8788
    • Contact Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Leisure Isle Festival
    • Starting date Sat 05 November 2016
    • Ending date Sun 06 November 2016
    • Entry Fee -
    • Venue Leisure Island
    • Contact Number (083) 7545390 / (044) 3841896
    • Contact Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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  • The Knysna Antique and Classic Boat Show – the Allure of Antiquity
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    The Knysna Antique and Classic Boat Show – the Allure of Antiquity The Knysna Antique and Classic Boat Show, which takes place on the 8 & 9 October 2016 at the Turbine Hotel on Thesen Island, is a fitting tribute to Knysna's maritime and boat building history and where an eclectic collection of boats will be on display. And who can possibly resist the allure of antiquity? The glint of polished brass, the rich hues of varnished timber and sun-kissed teak decks - these crafts of yesteryear are veritable statements of style and elegance and worthy of admiration. Knysna has a fascinating boat-building heritage, dating as far back as 1831. The first boat to be built using timber from our surrounding indigenous forest was fittingly named 'Knysna'. She was a twin mast, 73 foot brig, built by George Rex and used to trade between Knysna and Cape Town. Many vessels followed, the most significant of which was the heavily armed Fairmile patrol…
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