Knysna Literary Festival 2019

Posted on February 26, 2019

Calling all bookworms and literary lovers of the Garden Route – the 10th annual Knysna Literary Festival is just around the corner. Presented by Pam Golding Properties, this year’s #KnysnaLitFest will take place between 8 and 10 March 2019 and comprise a diverse programme of events for all to enjoy.

This fantastic festival aims to provide a platform for an exclusive group of established authors to engage and interact with their readers. A diverse programme ensures hot topics, current affairs, history, adventure, storytelling and more are all touched on to ensure an interest for all participants. The various readings, interviews, conversations, and workshops will take place around Knysna’s iconic Thesen Island.

Located around 8 – 10 minutes from Thesen Island, Knysna Hollow Country Estate is ideally located to experience both the Knysna Literary Festival and the main town of Knysna. Explore the surrounding area between #KnysnaLitFest activities or enjoy some peace and quiet by the pool. With an on-site restaurant, beautiful surroundings, and family-friendly accommodation join Knysna Hollow for this year’s festival.

Knysna Hollow

Friday 8 March 2019 Events

The Game Changer: Adriaan Basson, Bantu Holomisa, Eric Naki
Sirocco Restaurant 09h00 – 10h00
R150 per person | Booking Reference A

Fate of the Nation: Adriaan Basson, Ralph Mathekga, Adam Habib
Sirocco Restaurant 11h00 – 12h30
R200 per person | Booking Reference B

Selfies, Sexts, and Smartphones: Emma Sadlier
Primary School 14h30 – 15h30
R50 per person | Booking Booking Reference C

Chef’s Playdate #2.0
Île de pain 18h00 – 21h30
R800 per person | Booking Reference D

Saturday 9 March 2019 Events

On the Brink: Clare Bisseker, JJ Tabane, Chris Holdsworth, Bonang Mohale
The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa 09h00 – 10h00
R150 per person | Reference E

Plus One: Vanessa Raphaely
The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa 11h00 – 12h00
R150 per person | Reference F

Scent of Fear: Tony Park
The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa 13h00 – 14h00
R150 per person | Reference G

Delicious Word Journey: JJ Tabane, Emma Sadleir, Slhle Khumalo, Bonang Mohale
Simola Country Club Hotel – 17h30 – 21h30
R800 per person | Reference H

Sunday 10 March 2019 Events

Rebels and Rage: Adam Habib
Simola Country Club Hotel 10h00 – 11h00
R150 per person | Reference I

The First World Champions: Michael Charton
Simola Country Club Hotel 12h00 -14h00
R150 per person | Reference J

Tickets are available on Quicket or through the Pam Golding Properties Gray Street Office in Knysna or by email to

With so many fantastic festivals and events coming up, have a look at our Stay 3, Pay for 2 Winter Special, contact us at or book online.

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