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Pink Loerie Festival

The Pink Loerie Festival is coming to town!

There is no journey more beautiful than the famous Garden Route in South Africa, and whether it is peace or adventure you are after, the attractions in Knysna will halt your journey and have you cancelling plans to go any further than this enchanted kingdom surrounded by lush forests, rivers and a shoreline that demands a sense of awe at its beauty!

If you really want to enjoy the best of everything the attractions in Knysna offer, you are going to need a home away from home as your base for exploration, and you will not get better in terms of accommodation in Knysna than in the Self Catering Forest Cottages beautifully appointed by the team at Forest Edge!

If you haven’t already booked your accommodation in Knysna for the Pink Loerie Festival 2018 coming to Knysna from the 24 to 27th of May, now is the time to book your cottage at Forest Edge before you’re left out in the cold!

This magical corner of South Africa has always had a reputation for being home to artists, creators and innovators, inspired by the natural beauty that crosses from forest to ocean, making it the perfect birthplace of the Pink Loerie Festival, which will celebrate its 18th birthday this year!

This is a celebration of the hospitality that Knysna is famous for as a complete melting-pot of culture, people, art and a general fanfare that has become the rallying call for the LGBTQ+ community to stand shoulder to shoulder with their allies for the benefit of raising funds each year for different charities.

The Pink Loerie Festival in Knysna is a long weekend filled with more than just the ‘usual’ attractions in Knysna, it’s a celebration of life lived in full colour, for all.

Knysna will be abuzz with music and dance shared by singers and performers who have an opportunity to express themselves to the heights of their abilities, in an atmosphere that brings the LGBTQ+ community together in a place where all-inclusive acceptance is celebrated.

South Africa as a whole has a history of intolerance, on every level, before our beloved Madiba raised the curtain on a rainbow nation, and the Pink Loerie Festival is a pure expression of the growth in tolerance among our people, especially for those who have been brutalised and marginalised simply because their sexual preferences were different.

This colour-filled festival in Knysna draws visitors from around the globe every year, and this year will be even more exciting, if that’s possible!  It’s the year that Mr Gay World 2018 will be crowned against the glittering fanfare of colourful floats as beautiful young men compete for this prized crown!

It is absolutely fitting that a celebration of life be held in the midst of the beautiful Garden Route, with its own incredible variety of attractions, from forests rich with wildlife to beaches that beckon to all for memorable sunset walks.

Elephants are not the only giants that call Knysna home, it has also become a retreat for those looking for peace and tranquillity, or for the more adventurous after the thrill of horse riding, body surfing, hiking or cycling.

If you are looking for privacy during this carnival, you will have it all at Forest Edge; breakfast on the Lily Pond Deck or a magical in-cottage Couples Massage, gentle walk through the forest or, for that matter, lay back and chill in this perfect setting for a hammock!

Danie and Amanda, owners of Forest Edge Self Catering Cottages, are looking forward to extending a warm welcome to their guests from the LGBTQ+ community, and to add an extra-special touch of warmth and comfort to this very festive weekend!

Make sure that you get in on the magic of the Pink Loerie Festival 2018 by booking your accommodation in Knysna at Forest Edge, reserving your own little slice of heaven in one of the award-winning Self Catering Cottages for an unforgettable weekend in Knysna!

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