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Destination Garden Route - KKNK Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees

KKNK (Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees) – CANCELLED

Updated March 14, 2020

In light of growing concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic (also known as the Coronavirus), the management and board of the KKNK have decided that this festival in Oudtshoorn will not continue as planned from 23 to 29 March.

The decision was not taken lightly and was preceded by in-depth consultation with the main sponsor, ABSA, the respective national and local authorities, partners and other stakeholders.

“It is in the public interest of everyone involved in the festival – artists, business partners, visitors and residents of Oudtshoorn – that we made this difficult decision,” says the Artistic Director of the festival, Hugo Theart.

Crispin Sonn, chairman of the board, endorses this view: “The festival has been an important date on the South African cultural calendar for the past 25 years and has had a major financial and social impact on the Oudtshoorn community. However, the increasing severity of the Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to make this decision.”

All stakeholders from the various sectors affected by this decision – artists, festival goers who have already purchased tickets, suppliers, and other partners – will be informed of the road ahead as soon as possible.

Several possibilities are on the table: The outcome will be determined by guidelines from the national government and the extent to which the Covid-19 pandemic develops internationally.

Keep an eye on the KKNK’s social media platforms and website for further announcements.



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Die KKNK bied hope geleenthede om die room van die Suid-Afrikaanse kunste in verskeie genres, dissiplines en vorms te beleef. Vermaak vir oud en jonk word met ’n program propvol drama, humor, musiek, diskoers en vermaak aangebied. Die fees gee aanleiding tot die skep van nuwe materiaal soos toneelstukke wat spesiaal vir die KKNK geskryf word en jaarliks word die topkunstenaars en-produksies by die Fees vereer met Kanna-toekennings.

The KKNK offers ample opportunity to experience the top echelons of South African arts (many in Afrikaans) in different genres, disciplines and art forms.  Expect a full program with something for young and old: drama, humor, music and more.  Some artists create especially for this festival so something new and different is bound to happen.  This year’s festival for example will feature two artists performing inside the Cango Caves, something which hasn’t happened since 24 years!


The event is finished.


Mar 23 - 29 2020

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Oudtshoorn, De Rust (Oudtshoorn)

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