[Oakhill Waterfront Chukka Festival for High Schools – Fixtures]
[Oakhill Waterfront Chukka Festival for High Schools – Detailed Itinerary]
[Oakhill Waterfront Chukka Festival for High Schools – Full Programme]
Over 700 competitors from 31 schools across the country are soon to arrive in Knysna for the much anticipated Oakhill Waterfront Chukka Festivals, taking place between 8 and 17 February. These festivals are a highlight on many schools’ calendars and are held annually at the Knysna Waterfront Quays, and hosted by Oakhill School.
What makes these Chukka Festivals unique to any other school water polo event in the country, if not the world, is the fact that they are held in open water: the Knysna Estuary. This unique appeal, as well as the beauty of the location and the offerings of the Waterfront, has resulted in the exponential success of the festival, now in its eighth year.
Spectators can once again expect great entertainment! Participating teams this year include schools from Gauteng (St Alban’s College, St David’s Marista Inanda and St John’s Preparatory), Western Cape (Bridge House, Camps Bay High School, Fish Hoek High School, Fish Hoek Primary School, Glenwood House, Llandudno Primary, Paul Roos, Pinelands High School, Reddam House, Rhenish Girls’ High School, Somerset College, St Cyprian’s, Sun Valley Primary School, Wynberg Boys’ High School, Wynberg Girls’ High School) and the Eastern Cape (Clarendon High School, Collegiate, Diocesan School for Girls, Graeme College, Grey High School, Grey Junior School, Pearson High School, Pearson Primary School, St Andrew’s Preparatory, St Dominics Priory, St George’s Preparatory, Stirling Primary School, Woodridge College). In addition to all these participants who come to visit our town, many of their families take the opportunity to come from all corners of the country to soak up the action and enjoy all that Knysna has to offer.
Make sure to make your way down to the Waterfront Quays and see why the Chukka Festivals are such firm favourites amongst participants and spectators alike! For those who do miss out on the action, or would like to see it for a second time, Active Education will once again partner with Oakhill to bring TV coverage of the festival on Let’s Play, which is aired on SuperSport. The expected exposure will be 4-minute slots over a two week period with a pattern of 120 repeat opportunities.
Oakhill Waterfront Chukka Festival – High Schools
15 – 18 February
13 boys teams and 11 girls teams from Johannesburg, East London, Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth, George and Cape Town
[Link to 2018 Festival video]