Oyster Experience

in Knysna by Knysna Charters


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Learn all about this famous delicacy during an Oyster Experience. Have a go at shucking (opening) an oyster and taste the difference between the wild and cultivated varieties.

The demonstration is conducted at Experience Knysna Curio Shop next to Sirocco Restaurant on Thesen Island. 2 oysters per person is included - one wild and one cultivated, subject to availability.

The Oyster Experience is also perfect for large groups on tour and school groups. A " The World is Your Oyster" activity sheet is provided for junior school groups and an " Oyster Fact Sheet" is provided for senior school groups.

Drinks and snacks are not included, but guests are welcome to purchase drinks from the bar at Sirocco restaurant and bring them along. We can also arrange for a table reservation for guests at Sirocco/Tapas Restaurant when the educational has ended.



45 minutes


Seven days a week.


We are based at the jetty in front of Sirocco Restaurant, Thesen Island, Long Street, Knysna. Directions: drive down Long Street in the direction of the Knysna Heads. Continue down Long Street, over the bridge and onto Thesen Island. At the traffic circle, keep left and park. Sirocco Restaurant is situated on the waters edge.


All weather.

What to Wear:

A warm jacket or jersey if it's chilly.

Things to bring:

Don't forget your camera.

Guests or Spectators:

No spectators allowed on the tour. Spectators are welcome to wait at our offices until the guests return.
Inclusions & Exclusions


The land-based demonstration is conducted on Thesen Island and includes half a dozen oysters per person, and a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink.


Drinks and snacks are not provided on this educational experience. Guests are welcome to purchase drinks and bring them along.


You’ll discover Knysna on the Garden Route; it’s charmingly set between the Knynsa Lagoon, Indian Ocean and the Knysna forest.
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