The end of March marks the 20th annual Klein Karoo National Arts Festival and 2014 is not about to slack on the quality of music, drama and discussion that makes this one of the best cultural festivals South Africa has ever seen. Returning to the rumbling grounds of Oudtshoorn from 29 March to 5 April 2014, this year’s line-up is nothing short of spectacular.
South Africans are true lovers of music and its local variety has a way of bringing everyone together. The KKNK is no exception. Brilliant artists including the Afrikaans rock phenomenon Karen Zoid, the legendary Laurika Rauch, Steve Hofmeyr and Chris Chameleon, as well as the favourites, Kurt Darren, Jack Parow and Emo Adams, are all set to entertain the crowds at this year’s festival.
A number of stages will host various shows including comedies, dramas and other performing arts pieces. A number of debut shows will grace the stage this year and a special cabaret show is set to entertain attendees at Highgate Ostrich Farm.
A great way to make your way to Oudtshoorn is to hire a car and take in the beautiful surrounds of the Klein Karoo. One of Oudtshoorn’s major attractions is its abundant ostrich population. Believe it or not, you can take one for a ride. Just hold on to its wings and it will take you for a crazy run on its back.
The Cango Caves is also quite a sight to see and is proudly recognised as one of South Africa’s greatest natural wonders. This underground marvel with its limestone formations can be explored in a standard tour or an adventure tour, the latter of which takes you through the tight corners of the cave on a crawling escapade. With all these sights to explore and a myriad of culturally rich entertainment to enjoy, this year’s KKNK will undoubtedly be one for the books.