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Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees

By Vikasacharya
KKNK Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, as it is known for short is a predominantly Afrikaans language event with some English incorporated into the festival programme. The week-long event is considered one of South Africa's largest arts and culture festivals, attracting thousands of visitors per year and features some 200 performances. The 23rd installment of this ever-popular event takes place from the 24 - 30 March 2016. The festival is held in Oudtshoorn, a small town in the Karoo, and the end point on Route 62. Usually the settlement, which is known for ostrich farming, is quiet and unassuming by nature, but becomes abuzz with festivity during the event! The main streets are closed off to traffic and become lined with street food vendors, buskers and swathes of festival goers - making it a street party of note. The bars and restaurants throw their doors wide open and patrons spill out onto the pavements. It is a very festive time indeed.

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