This year’s Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK) takes place from 24 to 30 March, during national school holidays, and over the Easter weekend. Now is the time to ensure your KKNK accommodation. Tickets are already being snapped up and Oudtshoorn’s many guest houses, hostels, outdoor rooms, campsites and hotels are running out of space at rapid speed.
Available accommodation is going to become more expensive as the festival draws near, so festivalgoers should hurry to ensure they find an accommodation option that most suits their budget. Rhode Snyman, CEO of Kunste Onbeperk and organiser of the KKNK, says the festival office is a hive of activity as festivalgoers look to book their tickets and secure accommodation for the week-long festival. Festivalgoers should ensure a comfortable option before it is too late. Accommodation is becoming more and more limited every day.
“At the 22nd anniversary of the KKNK, there will be plenty of entertainment for young and old, with highlights such as Heidi and the Zoid Afrika Afskopkonsert (kick-off concert).
“We will build on the winning recipe of the last two decades, thus ensuring visitors an authentic KKNK experience. As times change, the festival has to change with it. Festivalgoers can expect many new innovations at the KKNK.” According to Snyman, pop-up theatres are one of the new concepts on show. “Pop-up theatres are an opportunity for KKNK festivalgoers to sample art on-the-go; art like people have never seen before.”
Beyond established performances and pop-up theatres, the festival offers a wide range of entertainment, from classical theatre and comedy to performances by the country’s biggest music stars. The Rivierbuurt, with its family-friendly atmosphere, promises to be fun for everyone who steps through the gates. Productions such as The House of Bernarda Alba starring Antoinette Kellerman and the Afrikaansvatter –with, amongst others, Hemelbesem and Coenie de Villiers – should not be missed. Be on the lookout for performances and exhibitions by this year’s Kunste Onbeperk honorary members and make sure you buy your tickets in time.
The complete program is available at here. Whilst tickets are available at Computicket, Shoprite/Checkers and House & Home. Accommodation can be booked online.