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Knysna Newsletter: What's on - 24/03/2017

Official #Knysna Communication: www.visitknysna.co.za

 

   
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WHAT'S ON #KNYSNA & SEDGEFIELD

LeeuwenboschNL

Slow Route #FoodJourney - Leeuwenbosch Factory & Farmstall

Gerhard Beyleveld whose career has seen some diverse farming such as sugarcane, sheep, and chickens as well as one of the first hops farmer in South Africa. In 1988 he left hops behind to become a dairy farmer when he bought a portion of the original Leeuwenbosch farm in Rheenendal. His dairy farming career started with his first cow called “Amen”.

Read more here

Sedgefield Township TourNL

 

Sedgefield Township Tour with Michelle Lencoe

Michelle Lencoe finally turned her dream into a reality when she guided her first township tour in Sedgefield on Tuesday as Li Themba Crafts and Tours. Her tour takes you through her home township of Smutsville in Sedgefield and shows you all the hidden gems the neibourhood has to offer.

Read more here

OnFootGR17NL

 

On Foot in the Garden Route

On Foot in the Garden Route’s much awaited 4th edition, covering walks in the area from Dana Bay to Buffalo Bay, has been published. Author Judith Hopleyfirst published her book in 1993 with the 3rd edition being produced in 2003. More of a carry it with you guide than a coffee table book, On Foot is very popular with locals and holiday makers keen on exploring the trails on offer in this area.

Read more here

GR300Enduro17NL

 

2017 GR300 Enduro and GRLite

The GR300’s new home on the calendar will be the last weekend of April (28-30 April 2017) which will allow you to maximize your time in Knysna as both Thursday the 27th and Monday the 1st of May are public holidays. This means no more rushing up to get to registration on Thursday evening and no more driving home tired on Sunday afternoon. Plus the GR300 is no longer the test of endurance it initially was, for 2017 the popular 2016 routes will be reinvigorated to ensure that the race provides more fun on the trails than it does stern challenges.

Read more here

Remax Knysna Heads Marathon17NL

 

2017 RE/MAX Knysna Heads Marathon

On Sunday 26 March, 2017 the second edition of the Knysna Heads Marathon will take place on Thesen Island. RE/MAX Coastal has come onboard this year as main sponsor and partner of the event. The Knysna Marathon Club is extremely excited to have such an energetic and creative team onboard to bring the Southern Cape and surrounds a fun and scenic event.

Read more here

TshisaTalent0317NL

 

TSHISA TALENT DISCOVERY, PROMOTION AND DEVELOPMENT IN KNYSNA!

It’s hot, it’s exciting and it is spreading a wave of love across the Garden Route … Tshisa Talent! After 4 years of great success in discovering, developing a promoting sizzling talent that is brewing with the community, Tshisa Talent has realised the dream of extending the program into Knysna with the assistance of the National Arts Council of South Africa and Knysna Municipality.

Read more here

KIGN2017NL

 

Knysna International Guitar Night

The first ever Knysna International Guitar Night takes place at the Montessori School in Knysna on the 31st March featuring the extraordinary percussive guitarist Thomas Leeb who is Austrian but now hails from California USA. Doubling up the acoustic guitar-power quotient on the night is South Africa's own, Tony Cox, making this an absolutely not to be missed, humdinger of a guitarslinging show, the likes of which have probably not been seen in this region before.

Read more here

EVENTS & MARKETS

blend

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Catch Cloud 9 live at Blend Restaurant on Friday, 24 March from 8pm - 11pm & on Sunday, 26 March, Lana Groves will entertain you from 1pm - 4pm

For more information contact: 044 384 0493

bazaar

BAZAAR

Come enjoy the Vermont Bazaar on 29 April 2017 from 9am - 2pm at Vermont centre in Hornlee. There will be something for young and old to enjoy.

For more info contact: 044 385 0593

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DANCE SHOW

Join Une's Dance Studio on 4 & 5 May 2017 from 6:30pm at Oakhill School Hall for their Rhythm Dance Show incl. Hip Hop, Contemporary, Tap and Latin production. R40 per adult & R20 per child.

For more information contact: 072 796 4931

fridaymarkett

FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET

Don't miss the Friday Night Market this Friday from 4pm - 8pm for some good local food, entertainment, stalls or just good company. Follow the scarecrows up Welbedach Lane.  

WildOM

WILD OATS MARKET

Don't miss the Wild Oats Community Farmers Market blending people from diverse backgrounds, uniting urban and rural in a mix, every Saturday from 07:30 - 12pm.

For more info contact: 044 883 1177

harkerville

HARKERVILLE MARKET

Join the rural and rustic, but vibey and vital Harkerville Market it's definitely all you could ever hope for in a typical South African Saturday Market. Saturdays 8am - 12pm.

For more info contact: 084 510 9939

SPECIALS

leeuwensbosch

Don't miss out on a 3 course SUNDAY LUNCH at Leeuwensbosch Farm Stall at only R95 pp.

 

For more information call: Gerhard/Jane on 044 386 0116

LakesideLogoDiscount

Have you heard of Monday massage madness at our Spa? Get the massage you’ve been putting out for a while. 20% off our massages is more than enough reason to treat yourself to a Monday pamper session.
Call: 044 343 1844 to make your booking.

totties

Experience the Rheenendal country-side at Totties Farm Kitchen with an unforgettable @ R195pp on Sunday & Live Music on Sat & Sun.

For more information call: 044 389 0092

amani turbine

Spoil yourself with a 45 min a back, neck & shoulder massage, refreshing foot scrub & a pressure point foot massage at the Amani Spa @ Turbine for only R599 pp.

For more information contact: 044 302 5746

CooknLook

Kilzers Kitchen Cook n Look Evenings are indeed a unique experience. The busy and extremely well equipped kitchen becomes centre stage for around 70 guests who get to watch a magnificent 3 course meal being prepared by chefs Albin and Jenny together with their professional kitchen personnel.

For more info contact: 044 382 0135

mitchbrew

Mitchells Brew Pub presents Thurday Pint Night - Buy one get one free & from 6pm - 8pm get a free 340ml draft with any gourmet burger.

For more info contact: 044 382 4685

oystersthirty

THE HOME OF THE KNYSNA OYSTER: make sure you visit 34 South in the Knysna Waterfront to enjoy a fantastic oyster experience. For more information contact: 0443827331

BlackwatersRiver

Join Blackwaters River Lodge & Mashie Golf Course - A great relaxation place for young & old. 
For more information & bookings contact: 044 383 0105

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Join 34 South for lunches, business lunches, lunch breaks, light lunches and most of all LUNCH SPECIALS. everyday we have something different. Click here for more information

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Thursday, 23 March 2017 14:18

On Foot in the Garden Route

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On Foot in the Garden Route’s much awaited 4th edition, covering walks in the area from Dana Bay to Buffalo Bay, has been published.

Author Judith Hopleyfirst published her book in 1993 with the 3rd edition being produced in 2003.
More of a carry it with you guide than a coffee table book, On Foot is very popular with locals and holiday makers keen on exploring the trails on offer in this area. It contains 14 maps along with descriptions of well over 14 routes.
The revision of the book for the fourth edition took Judith almost a year, compiling numerous updates using information provided by walkers doing the routes.
On Friday 24th March, Judith will be launching the book at Deo Gratia in Sedgefield, where she will be happy to meet readers and sign copies.
If all goes well a further publication covering walks from Jubilee Creek to Storms River will be available in the future.

On Sale at Knysna & Sedgefield Tourism and Wordsworth Books in George

Thursday, 23 March 2017 14:12

2017 GR300 Enduro and GRLite

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The GR300’s new home on the calendar will be the last weekend of April (28-30 April 2017) which will allow you to maximize your time in Knysna as both Thursday the 27th and Monday the 1st of May are public holidays. This means no more rushing up to get to registration on Thursday evening and no more driving home tired on Sunday afternoon. Plus the GR300 is no longer the test of endurance it initially was, for 2017 the popular 2016 routes will be reinvigorated to ensure that the race provides more fun on the trails than it does stern challenges.

That being said the 2017 GR300 will still include the Ultimate Cycling King and Queen of the Mountain climb up the infamous Simola Hill. But it’ll also feature a play-day in the fantastic Garden Route Trail Park! Another new development I’m really excited about is the Enduro King and Queen award. For 2017 there’ll be two designated Enduro sections on each stage, but be warned they might not be short and they might not be all downhill… The man and woman with the fastest accumulated time on the GR300’s Enduro sections will receive a fantastic prize from ‘JBL Audio’ and the bragging rights of being crowned the GR300 Enduro King or GR300 Enduro Queen. I’m hoping this gives the riders with the technical skills, who usually come for the fun riding and the Mitchell’s beer something to target so they can show the race snakes how to really ride singletrack.

Race snakes need not fear though; there’ll be prizes for you too. The main aim of the reinvigorated GR300 is to attract mountain bikers to Knysna and show off the area’s concept of destination mountain biking. Knysna as you all know is #TrailTownSA and the GR300 will once again be showing off the best bits of Knysna’s amazing trail network including the Harkerville trails, the mind-blowing Garden Route Trail Park and the spectacular Phantom Pass singletracks.

If you’re not quite up to the distances of the GR300 we’ll be hosting a slimmed down version again in 2017 dubbed the GRLite. The daily distances are about 20km shorter and the Lite routes cut out the toughest climbs to ensure you get to the finish fresh enough to enjoy the sights of Knysna in high spirits every afternoon. The GRLite is the perfect step-up stage race for riders looking for the next challenge after mastering our ‘Whales & Vlie MTB De Hoop in September.

So book your leave, reserve your accommodation in Knysna and bring your family along for a long weekend in mountain biking nirvana on the 2017 GR300.


See you there,

The Ultimate Ride in the Garden Route. This is no ordinary race!

New Feature: Enduro sections on each stage with an overall King & Queen of the Enduro crowned after Stage 3.

Race Village: Knysna Yacht Club, Knysna

Website: www.gardenrouteevents.co.za

Facebook: Garden Route Events

Twitter: @gardenrouteMTB

Instagram: @gardenrouteevents

More information: www.gardenrouteevents.co.za/events/garden-route-300

Team information
This event supports team entries for certain classes, but teams must consist of 2 participants per team.

Fast Facts: 2017 GR300

GR300 & GR300 Solo Lite Entry Fee: R 4 500

GR300 Team Entry Fee: R 7 950

Your entry includes:
The Ultimate Garden Route Ride
3 DAYS of the best MTB
race specific limited edition kit
all lunches
27th April registration dinner
paramedic backup
all land access permits

Payments must be made within 72 hours of entry

Note:The 27th of April & the 1st of May are public holidays.

Stage 1: Knysna Yacht Club | GR300: 75km & 1 400m

GRLite: 60km & 700m

Stage 2: Garden Route Trail Park | GR300: 60km & 1 550m

GRLite: 42km & 880m

Stage 3:Simola Golf Estate | GR300: 75km & 1 400m

GRLite: 60km & 800m

Thursday, 23 March 2017 14:11

Slow Route #FoodJourney - Leeuwenbosch

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Gerhard Beyleveld whose career has seen some diverse farming such as sugarcane, sheep, and chickens as well as one of the first hops farmer in South Africa.
In 1988 he left hops behind to become a dairy farmer when he bought a portion of the original Leeuwenbosch farm in Rheenendal. His dairy farming career started with his first cow called “Amen”.

Gerhard is a testimony that hard work, drive, determination and dedication leads to overall success.
Leeuwensborch dairy continue to strive to be a leading dairy brand by using the slow food principals and providing quality dairy products to the South African consumer.
Their products are wholesome, affordable and backed by outstanding service and of putting their customers first. All their animals are tested and certified TB and Hormone RBst free. Their cows are pasture fed on kikuyu and rye grass and they plant alternative crops for winter feeding such as oats, barley and maize although the main basis of our feeding are pastures. The herd is free roaming and is not fed in feed lots like on other intensive dairy farms
Gerhard, as he likes to say, was pensioned off by his sons and the farming was left to them, Gert and Hein to oversee.
His sons were sorely mistaken if they thought their dad would retire and take it easy.

In 2012 Gerhard started the Leeuwenbosch Farm Store which is situated just off the N2 on the Rheenendal road and part of the famous Rheenendal ramble.
The coffee shop and tearoom are opened to the public and sell all the products and delicious food made from their Leewensbosch dairy milk such as Gouda, Cheddar, Feta, Mozzarella cheeses, cream, butter and yoghurt. Gerhard runs the farm store with the help of a great staff who will greet you with warm smiles and serve you delectable goodies. The sky is the limit for this team.

As an extra treat maybe you can convince Gerrie to spoil you with a posh English tea the Cornish and Queen’s way, a scone with jam first and then finished off with a billowy, luxurious cream, called clotted cream! Visit them to enjoy and appreciate everything Leeuwenbosch Farm Stall has to offer!

'Gerhard would like to welcome and introduce Alwyn Boshoff as shareholder to the Farm stall. Alwyn took over the running of the farm stall, and together with Jane are now looking after the shop and restaurant. Gerhard would like to send a special word of thanks to Mrs Jane Mowers for her years of hard work and dedication.'

Thursday, 23 March 2017 14:09

Sedgefield Township Tour

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Michelle Lencoe finally turned her dream into a reality when she guided her first township tour in Sedgefield on Tuesday as Li Themba Crafts and Tours. Her tour takes you through her home township of Smutsville in Sedgefield and shows you all the hidden gems the neibourhood has to offer.

Michelle, who was employed years back at the Sedgefield Tourism Office, finally became a South African tour guide in 2015.
She took a year off to take on the physically challenging task of certifying to become a local lifeguard and helped keep our beaches safe during the Christmas holidays.
Always the over achiever Michelle has been selected to go on a SME speed market mentorship for representing Sedgefield at 2017 Tourism Indaba in Durban. As her mentor Charmaine Beukes explained when she did her presentation to win a place in the Durban Tourism Indaba, her passion for her home town Sedgefield was more than evident.
Her Mentor Charmaine Beukes joined by Juanita Nel, Rock the Route, Heine, Travelbug Rose, another local travel guide Beaulinda Meyering as well as myself the Sedgefield Tourism Manager were invited to join Michelle on Tuesday for her first guided tour of Smutsville Sedgefield.

We all jumped into a local taxi and to start were taken to the spectulour panoramic view of Sedgefield from view point cloud 9 where Smustville was pointed out to us from a bird’s eye.

Thereafter we drove along a portion of the local slow tourism route until we reached the township of Smutsville.
Our first stop was Fresh Start whose main aim is to empower people to make a fresh start in their life. The shop is located at the Sedgefield Primary School in Smutsville, here children are encouraged to exchange recyclable material for “mula” points and trade these points for new and second hand goods.

Then we went to meet Antie Mina who does upcycling with fruit juice boxes which she turns into beautiful bags. Her sewing machine an antique Frick make was found by Rejoice Gawie who used to work at the recycling centre and gifted it to Grateful Antie Mina. After a repair of R250 the machine is still hard working after 13 years.

Our next stop takes us to a local crèche Little Teddies where we are greeted with smiles and serenaded in song.
From there we amazed by the works of art by the Smutville beaders who create ethnic beaded jewels.
The tour showed us how the township of Smutsville is bursting with artistic talent and cultural entrepreneurship.
With Michelle’s vision of changing the lives of those in her community we are excited to see this ladies passion “for life” continue to grow into big things.

Knysna Newsletter: What's on - 17/03/2017

Official #Knysna Communication: www.visitknysna.co.za

 

   
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Slow Route #FoodJourney - Gansvlei Cheese

The Slow Food foundation, the operational body for the protection of food biodiversity, has identified a small number of producers in South Africa who process only raw milk (from their own animals or local farms); use animal-welfare-friendly farming practices; limit themselves to a small-scale production that protects the local environment, culture and traditions; and, most importantly, make cheeses of the highest quality.

Read more here

TshisaTalent0317NL

 

TSHISA TALENT DISCOVERY, PROMOTION AND DEVELOPMENT IN KNYSNA!

It’s hot, it’s exciting and it is spreading a wave of love across the Garden Route … Tshisa Talent! After 4 years of great success in discovering, developing a promoting sizzling talent that is brewing with the community, Tshisa Talent has realised the dream of extending the program into Knysna with the assistance of the National Arts Council of South Africa and Knysna Municipality.

Read more here

KMS150317NL

 

2017 Knysna Motor Show attracts amazing cars and motorcycles

The exhibitors' list for the Knysna Motor Show sponsored by Sanlam Private Wealth is filling up - and the organisers say that this year's event will attract some of the rarest and most exciting cars and motorcycles in the country. The Show will take place on Sunday, 30 April.

Read more here

Remax Knysna Heads Marathon17NL

 

2017 RE/MAX Knysna Heads Marathon

On Sunday 26 March, 2017 the second edition of the Knysna Heads Marathon will take place on Thesen Island. RE/MAX Coastal has come onboard this year as main sponsor and partner of the event. The Knysna Marathon Club is extremely excited to have such an energetic and creative team onboard to bring the Southern Cape and surrounds a fun and scenic event.

Read more here

JSH17CCFStart

 

LEGENDS AND HEROES RETURN FOR CLASSIC CONQUEROR GLORY

For motoring and motorsport enthusiasts, their love of the automobile has been fostered over years of dreaming about iconic cars and the drivers that made them famous. Traditionally relegated to memories and museums, there’s one place in South Africa where these legends come alive again – and that’s at the annual Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, which takes place in Knysna from 4 to 7 May, 2017.

Read more here

TortoiseTuffWrap

 

20th Tortoise Tuff a huge success

Our 20th Tortoise Tuff is done and dusted and we can conclude it to have been a huge success and another star event in the Sedgefield calendar. We are even becoming global with international participation with one athlete from England and two from Holland. The race day was a very hot with temperatures peaking at 28 degrees for the participants.

Read more here

KIGN2017NL

 

Knysna International Guitar Night

The first ever Knysna International Guitar Night takes place at the Montessori School in Knysna on the 31st March featuring the extraordinary percussive guitarist Thomas Leeb who is Austrian but now hails from California USA. Doubling up the acoustic guitar-power quotient on the night is South Africa's own, Tony Cox, making this an absolutely not to be missed, humdinger of a guitarslinging show, the likes of which have probably not been seen in this region before.

Read more here

EVENTS & MARKETS

blend

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Catch Sujo & Storm live at Blend Restaurant on Friday, 17 March from 8pm - 11pm & on Sunday, 19 March, Shaza will entertain you from 1pm - 4pm

For more information contact: 044 384 0493

bazaar

BAZAAR

Come enjoy the Vermont Bazaar on 29 April 2017 from 9am - 2pm at Vermont centre in Hornlee. There will be something for young and old to enjoy.

For more info contact: 044 385 0593

GPNutri

DINNER WORKSHOP

Join Dr. Geraldine Robson-Parsons this Saturday 18 March between 10am - 2pm at Tonquani Lodge & Spa making delicious therapeutic dishes using Food as Medicine. R590pp

For more info & bookings contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

fridaymarkett

FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET

Don't miss the Friday Night Market this Friday from 4pm - 8pm for some good local food, entertainment, stalls or just good company. Follow the scarecrows up Welbedach Lane.  

WildOM

WILD OATS MARKET

Don't miss the Wild Oats Community Farmers Market blending people from diverse backgrounds, uniting urban and rural in a mix, every Saturday from 07:30 - 12pm.

For more info contact: 044 883 1177

harkerville

HARKERVILLE MARKET

Join the rural and rustic, but vibey and vital Harkerville Market it's definitely all you could ever hope for in a typical South African Saturday Market. Saturdays 8am - 12pm.

For more info contact: 084 510 9939

SPECIALS

leeuwensbosch

Don't miss out on a 3 course SUNDAY LUNCH at Leeuwensbosch Farm Stall at only R95 pp.

 

For more information call: Gerhard/Jane on 044 386 0116

LakesideLogoDiscount

Have you heard of Monday massage madness at our Spa? Get the massage you’ve been putting out for a while. 20% off our massages is more than enough reason to treat yourself to a Monday pamper session.
Call: 044 343 1844 to make your booking.

totties

Experience the Rheenendal country-side at Totties Farm Kitchen with an unforgettable @ R195pp on Sunday & Live Music on Sat & Sun.

For more information call: 044 389 0092

amani turbine

Spoil yourself with a 45 min a back, neck & shoulder massage, refreshing foot scrub & a pressure point foot massage at the Amani Spa @ Turbine for only R599 pp.

For more information contact: 044 302 5746

CooknLook

Kilzers Kitchen Cook n Look Evenings are indeed a unique experience. The busy and extremely well equipped kitchen becomes centre stage for around 70 guests who get to watch a magnificent 3 course meal being prepared by chefs Albin and Jenny together with their professional kitchen personnel.

For more info contact: 044 382 0135

mitchbrew

Mitchells Brew Pub presents Thurday Pint Night - Buy one get one free & from 6pm - 8pm get a free 340ml draft with any gourmet burger.

For more info contact: 044 382 4685

oystersthirty

THE HOME OF THE KNYSNA OYSTER: make sure you visit 34 South in the Knysna Waterfront to enjoy a fantastic oyster experience. For more information contact: 0443827331

BlackwatersRiver

Join Blackwaters River Lodge & Mashie Golf Course - A great relaxation place for young & old. 
For more information & bookings contact: 044 383 0105

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Join 34 South for lunches, business lunches, lunch breaks, light lunches and most of all LUNCH SPECIALS. everyday we have something different. Click here for more information

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Thursday, 16 March 2017 10:38

Slow Route #FoodJourney - Gansvlei Cheese

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The Slow Food foundation, the operational body for the protection of food biodiversity, has identified a small number of producers in South Africa who process only raw milk (from their own animals or local farms); use animal-welfare-friendly farming practices; limit themselves to a small-scale production that protects the local environment, culture and traditions; and, most importantly, make cheeses of the highest quality.

One of these producers is our very own local farmer and artisanal cheese maker Chris Metelerkamp owner of the family run farm “Ganzvlei “.

This incredibly lush farm located halfway between Knysna and Sedgefield and has a very interesting history dating back to 1770’s. Christopher’s father Peter Metelerkamp wrote the “Ganzvlei Story” in where he gives his own account of the history of the farm, people who have lived there since the 1770’s, and some of the Metelerkamp family history. A PDF of the text can be found at the following link: The Ganzvlei Story - Click here to download the .pdf document
Christopher’s dedication and passion in raising, nurturing and milking his pedigree Jersey herd has him producing nationally and Internationally award-winning cheeses such as his mature Cheddar called Vastrap, Ganzvlei's Blue Moon a medium to full strength blue cheese and his bloomy rind Goukambert which is a camembert style with a white penicillium mould.

Like the saying goes the proof is in the pudding and in this case it’s definitely all in the cheese.
To purchase these delicious cheeses get down to the Sedgefield Wild Oats community market every Saturday (from 7:30-12 noon summer; 8:00-12winter)morning where Christopher has been selling his produce for almost 17yrs come rain or shine.
For more info: contact Sedgefield Tourism Office at 044 343 2007

Thursday, 16 March 2017 10:04

The RE/MAX Knysna Heads Marathon

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On Sunday 26 March, 2017 the second edition of the Knysna Heads Marathon will take place on Thesen Island. RE/MAX Coastal has come onboard this year as main sponsor and partner of the event. The Knysna Marathon Club is extremely excited to have such an energetic and creative team onboard to bring the Southern Cape and surrounds a fun and scenic event.

This year runners can choose between a 5km fun run, 10km, 21.1km and a 42.2km. These distances will follow the same route along the beautiful Knysna lagoon, enjoying a view of the Knysna Heads; the full marathon will take runners even further along the lagoon in a Westerly direction to enjoy a little more of what Knysna scenery has to offer.

This year’s RE/MAX Knysna Heads Marathon will be a Comrades qualifier and an ideal training run for the Two Oceans Marathon. It is the perfect route to get a good time for your qualifier and extra time on the legs. The highest point on the route is only 30m above sea level so quick times are certain.

Late entries and registration will open at 05h00 on race day and the race starts at 06h00. The race village at Thesen Harbour Town where the race starts and finishes, promises a good atmosphere, with beautiful outdoor spaces, Mini Vibes, Powerade, and Whet restaurant for breakfast and lunches.

Online entries are open at www.knysnamarathonclub.com and accommodation for the weekend can be booked at www.remaxcoastal.co.za or www.visitknysna.co.za. For more information send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 09:32

20th Tortoise Tuff Wrap-up

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Our 20th Tortoise Tuff is done and dusted and we can conclude it to have been a huge success and another star event in the Sedgefield calendar. We are even becoming global with international participation with one athlete from England and two from Holland. The race day was a very hot with temperatures peaking at 28 degrees for the participants. The athletes praised the vibe and atmosphere of our village and at our water tables. Our volunteer water table teams put on a great show to encourage the athletes and provided them with plenty of cold water and drinks to combat the heat. Despite this heat our 10 km ladies record was broken by Stephany Petro from Nedbank SWD in a time 38:34min.

The Race Committee of Sedgefield Striders would like to thank the following sponsors Wesgro, Knysna Municipality, Knysna Tourism, Pick n Pay Sedgefield and our local businesses for their support without which there would be no Tortoise Tuff. A special word of thanks also to the members of Sedgefield Striders, their families and friends and also to our local community who are always willing to assist in marshalling road junctions and manning our race entry tables and the finish. Without their professional support and assistance the event would not have been as successful as it was.

We must mention Darrell Webber, the race convener for the past three years ably assisted by his wife Averil. They worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure everything came together on race day. A huge thank you and well done.

Lastly to the residents of Sedgefield thank you for your patience on race day as our marshals stopped and slowed traffic at intersections to give priority to the athletes.

Now work starts on our 21st Tortoise Tuff.

A summary of the race results are attached

Best water table as voted by the athletes
Joint winners: Lions at Fraser Street and Lions at Platbank

Nirvana is a beautiful homestead set high on a Knysna hillside, offering spacious self-catering units in a tranquil setting, offering spectacular panoramic views of the Knysna Lagoon with the Knysna Heads and Indian Ocean in the distance.