Chukka Festival Fever

There is great excitement in Knysna as water polo players from a wide range of schools from across South Africa, by invitation of Oakhill School, visit our beautiful town for the annual Oakhill Waterfront Chukka Festival – now in its ninth year.

The continued support from Knysna Waterfront Quays and local businesses is overwhelming and together Oakhill is able to give festival participants and spectators a truly magnificent ‘Knysna’ experience.

These festivals have become an integral part of Oakhill School, not only to grow the game of water polo, but also to showcase everything Knysna has to offer to festival visitors.  Active Education and Let’s Play SuperSport are an integral part of the action with Oakhill, capturing the special moments for social media and television.

Both the College and Prep offerings continue to have extensive appeal and attract over 1000 participants and further visitors to Knysna. Participation is highly sought after and schools across the country are on waiting lists for future inclusion over the respective weekends.

Starting last weekend with the Prep Schools, Chukka Festival fever continues for a month across the three age group festivals:

  • Oakhill Prep Waterfront Chukka Festival (7-10 February 2019)
  • Oakhill U19 Waterfront Chukka Festival (14-17 February 2019)
  • Oakhill U15 Waterfront Chukka Festival (28 February – 3 March 2019)

This coming weekend, we can look forward to the U19 College players displaying their skills with 15 boys’ and 15 girls’ teams participating across 22 schools from Pretoria, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, East London, Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown and George.  Schools competing this weekend are:  Camps Bay High, Clarendon High, Collegiate Girls High, DSG, Fishhoek High, Graeme College, Grey High, Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof, Kingswood, Oakhill, Parklands College, Paul Roos, Pinelands, Rhenish Girls High, Somerset College, St Alban’s College, St Andrew’s College, St Cyprians, St Dominic’s Priory, Wynberg Girls High School, Woodridge and York High.

Come enjoy the festival vibe and support the players at our unique festival venue at Knysna Waterfront Quays, where local restaurants and sponsors Drydock and 34South offer the best views of all the action.

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  • UPCOMING EVENTS