What's on This Easter & Autumn on the Garden Route

What's on This Easter & Autumn on the Garden Route

The Garden Route must be one of the most beautiful areas in our country, its beauty derived from its magnificent natural diversity. From sprawling beaches to stark mountains and the arid, yet magical, Klein Karoo in between, this remarkable stretch of South Africa quite easily forms the backdrop for exciting and relaxing family holidays.

We have put together a guide of what you can get up to during your family adventures this Easter and Autumn 2020 in George, Mosselbay, Knysna and Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo.

We have put together a guide of what you can get up to during your family adventures this Easter and Autumn.

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What’s On in the Garden Route & Klein Karoo this autumn?

Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK)


What's on this Autumn 2020 | Garden Route | Things to do With Kids

The KKNK, one of South Africa’s most popular and anticipated annual events, takes place during March in the sunny town of Oudtshoorn, the Ostrich Capital of the world. This Afrikaans festival is a favourite for families. Bring the kids along to enjoy loads of fun activities such as puppet shows, musical shows, story-telling hubs, face-painting hubs and much more.

General admission pre-sold at Computicket: R90 per day

When: 23 - 29 March

Where: Oudtshoorn

Who: All ages

Web: Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees

The Garden Route Airshow

**Postponed. A new date has been set for the 26th September 2020 this year. Should you require any further information, please follow their face book page and website.

What's on this Autumn 2020 | Garden Route | Things to do With Kids

In aid of firefighting, George Airport is hosting the Garden Route Airshow. The kids will love the spectacular aerobatics performance as the planes soar and plummet above them. It’s an exciting and educational outing for the youngsters, learning about flying while being thoroughly entertained. Funds raised will help to prevent future fire disasters and loss of life. The Garden Route, South Africa.

Early Bird tickets – Adults: R125 | Children under 12: R80

When: 25 April 2020 from 08:00 to 16:00

Where: George International Airport – Old Mosselbay Road George

Who: All ages

Web: The Garden Route Show

Sedgefield Slow Festival

** Postponed until such time as it is safe to resume.

What's on this Autumn 2020 | Garden Route | Things to do With Kids

The Sedgefield Slow Festival promises to be a fun-filled family weekend, celebrating the great outdoors. Join in the good old-fashioned boeresport on Saturday, promising plenty of laughs and lasting memories. Sign up for the Pilli Pilli Family Fun SUP (stand-up paddle board) race at R300 per person, or take part in the Anything that Floats competition by building a floating craft and sailing it on the Fish Eagle Green water at R250 per team. Sunday’s Big Parade is not to be missed, with colourful floats and entertaining walkers parading through the town.

When: 27 – 29 March

Where: Sedgefield

Who: All ages

Web: Sedgefield Slow Festival

Plett Truck and Vine Festival

What's on this Autumn 2020 | Garden Route | Things to do With Kids

Pack deck chairs and a picnic blanket for Plett’s celebration of music, wine and harvest. Arrive with a good appetite and sample all the delicious foods on offer. Children will have loads of fun on the pony rides, jumping castles and other awesome kid-friendly activities.

Early-bird online tickets: R100

Children under 12: free

Admission at the gate on the day: R150 pp

When: 26 April, 11:00 - 17:00

Where: Kay and Monty Vineyards, Redford Rd, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay

Who: All ages

Web: Plett Truck and Vine Festival

Knysna Motor Show

What's on this Autumn 2020 | Garden Route | Things to do With Kids

For car enthusiasts and little ones that love the glint of a good vintage, the 8th Knysna Motor Show is a must. Showcasing classic and modern sports cars, veteran and vintage collection cars and supercars, this event is loved and enjoyed by adults and children of all ages.

Admission at the gate: Adults: R60 | 12-18 years: R10 | Under 12: free

When: 3 May , 9:00 - 16:00

Where: Knysna High School Sports Grounds

Who: All ages

Web: Knysna Motor Show

Outdoor Activities, Garden Route

CapeNature, Garden Route

Visit the Goukamma Nature Reserve and Marine Protected Area, situated on the Garden Route between Sedgefield and Knysna.

Hope you enjoy these events in George & Wilderness with kids and if you are looking for more fun things to do then make sure to have a look at the Garden Route Bucket List.



A wife and mom, Alexa is an avid traveler always on the lookout for a new adventure. She is a high energy, natural influencer and inspiration to those around her. Although she has based her career on sales and marketing, she studied politics, philosophy and economics. A passion for writing has led her to blog on Things to do with Kids and on her personal blog called ‘Sleepless in Jozi”, which is focused on life as a mommy, travelling and generally being a busy body. In her free time Alexa loves spending quality time with her family, the outdoors, reading a good book and exploring new restaurants, markets and activities.

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