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A firm favourite, the Knysna Wine Festival, a premier event during The Knysna Oyster Festival, packed its new venue, The Premier Resort the moorings Knysna, to capacity on both evenings.

Guests got the red carpet treatment with sponsor, Lexus Halfway George, exhibiting a gorgeous range of vehicles at the entrance.

This year added, Oysters, a shuttle service, a children’s care club as well as the Premier Resort the Moorings Knysna tapa’s restaurant area.

  • Knysna Local Tracy Clifford Statt "the Wine Festival was supported by a wonderful collective of Knysna residents from all groups... it was such a delight to be witness to a VERY CLASSY NEW SOUTH AFRICA.... ROCK ON!!!"
  • Chantal Bruwer from Phantom Gin: “The festival was incredible. A fantastic venue with passionate producers and enthusiastic guests all culminated into a truly festive vibe. A big thank-you to Fitch & Leedes for sponsoring our premium mixers. We look forward to next year.”

We would like to Thank our sponsor Lexus George and all our Estates that participated. Thank you to our venue Premier Hotels & Resorts the Moorings, Knysna. Thanks to all our guests, wineries, breweries and exhibitors for participating in our 14th annual event.

To our amazing staff, mainly from Sedgefield, thank you for your dedication.

This year a portion of our profits, R5000,  have gone towards Sedgefield animal matters spay and neuter programme, as well as R2000 towards a local’s cancer treatment.

We only used local suppliers so a total of plus minus R150 000.00 went back into Greater Knysna economy.

 Plans have already started for 2020 so watch this space.

Other thanks to Aramex George , Knysna Municipality, Knysna Oyster Festival, Knysna Information Office(Visit Knysna), Sedgefield Tourism, Web tickets, Francine Wagenaar, Allsound security, Fitch and Leedes and the Knysna Neighbourhood watch Bambinani s.

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Thousands of cyclists turned up at the start of this morning’s Knysna Cycle Tour road races despite chilly, wet conditions and, according to Marketing Manager Andrew Finn, speaking on behalf of the organisers, Knysna Rotary, the event went off smoothly.

The event followed yesterday’s MTB races, the opening event of the annual Knysna Oyster Festival.

First time winner of the Elite men’s 116 km race, 28-year-old Clint Hendricks (ProTouch) said it was a cold start but not too early and the race was “pretty aggressive” with lots of great riders and pro cycling teams supporting it.

Hendricks’ winning time was 2:56:10. He beat Nolan Hoffman (Team Enza) (2:57:26) and Rainhardt Marais (Alpha Bodyworks) who was a split second behind Hoffman.

Says Hendricks: “We came here with five riders, lots of sprinters, not so many climbers, so we had our work cut out today. There were lots of flurry attacks and we just had to be active. Eventually myself and Nolan (Hoffman) rode across to a big group that got a big gap and there we just tried to keep it controlled. I attacked at the bottom of the climb and I had good legs and kept it all the way to the line.”

The race featured a new route this year with a total ascent of 1,351 m and a 2,1 km section of gravel on the Seven Passes Road.

“The gravel section was very interesting. It put something different into the race and I was open minded about it. For some reason I was very relaxed and calm the whole day. There was not a lot of pressure on the team or me to win the race. There were some good lines on the gravel that you could follow so it’s not really dangerous. Obviously, the rain made it a bit soft, but it was pretty nice.”

Hendricks and his teammates are flying to Europe for six weeks next Saturday to do a tour in Poland then spend a couple of weeks in Portugal before the African Games in August in Morocco.

Winner of the Elite women’s race, Tiffany Keep said that this was her first Knysna Cycle Tour event but she will definitely be back for more. She beat Lucy James (317:49) and Helen Gebreyesus (3:25:10).

Marketing Director of the Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour, Andrew Finn said that the weekend of cycling events had gone extremely well, despite the wet and windy conditions. “Yesterday’s conditions were perfect for the mountain bikers because it wasn’t too wet but today there was lots of rain. It didn’t seem to dampen spirits and we were very pleased with the turnout and felt the event went smoothly.

“The SPUR Children’s Cycle Tour was lots of fun although the rain kept some families in bed this morning.”

All the results from the weekend’s races are on www.racetec.co.za.

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Cyclists participating in this year’s Knysna Cycle Tour presented by Knysna Rotary were faced with windy conditions and a downpour just after the start at the first major sporting event of this year’s Knysna Oyster Festival. The event kicked off with four MTB races – 80km, 50km, 30km and 15km.

The 80km event was won by Gert Heyns, his second consecutive win in two years, in a time of 3:18:16. Second was Marco Joubert in 3:20:58 followed by Robert Hobson in 3:24:27.

Gert Heyns said he was very happy to take the win again after last year’s victory.
“It was quite a good way to test my form ahead of SA MTB Marathon Champs next weekend,“ he said. “It was perfect conditions out there today, a bit windy but not too slippery. It was a very enjoyable race.

“I got away just past halfway with Marco Joubert. We rode together for quite a bit and then I managed to get away from him and just stay out in front. It was quite hard, but I was feeling good.”

Heyns said he enjoyed the new route that Knysna Rotary designed this year.
“There’s quite a few nice new sections of single track at the beginning which makes it more interesting,” he said. “It makes everyone a bit more tired early on. It’s quite a fast three hours but it’s a good route.”

First home in the Elite women’s race was defending champion Robyn de Groot in a fast 3:47:48, with Hayley Preen more than 15 minutes behind her in 4:04:04. In third place, Courteney Webb was almost 10 minutes behind Preen in 4:14:35.

Robyn de Groot said that the race was “slightly different to last year with interesting single track at the start, which was really fun. Also, coming into the finish on the field was quite different.”

De Groot took the lead early on in the race. “I think already in the school single track I was away, so it was a bit of a lonely day out but a good session none the less. The changes to the route this year were fantastic, and the vegetation was really nice. Well done to everyone who participated under tough conditions - with the rain and the wind it was quite hard.”

Race Marketing Director Andrew Finn said that the event was a great success despite the weather. “Most of the registered riders turned up for their events and we’ve had great feedback so far about our new routes. The finish on the field worked very well for spectators. Finn thanked the sponsors, particularly Elite Marquees, SPUR, Coca-Cola and Powerade, and Allsound, as well as the cyclists. “The sponsors and riders make this event possible and their support and participation is what enables Rotary to do so much good work in the Knysna area every year,” he said.

Tomorrow sees the Knysna Cycle Tour Road Races and the SPUR Children’s Tour. The start and finish of both events are on the Knysna High School sports field which makes for great spectator viewing. There are food and sports clothing stalls on the field, a beer marquee and music for the adults and lots of entertainment for kiddies at the SPUR Race Village.

For more info visit www.knysnacycle.co.za. For info about the Knysna Oyster Festival visit www.knysnaoysterfestival.co.za.

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Are you up for joining some adventurous or sporty activities to get the blood flowing this winter? You’d better hurry up and get those entries secured or you will be watching from the side-lines! The 2019 Oyster Festival has lots to offer for outdoor lovers of all fitness levels, so don’t get left behind!

For the cyclists the famous Knysna Cycle Tour has announced new and improved routes for their biggest events, so get your gear ready as entries close on 14 June 2019. Visit www.knysnacycle.co.za to book your place.

If you’re up for a bumpier ride, the Mountain Bike Meander has both social and competitive races with limited spots available, enter now at www.electricink.co.za.

A Kurland Forest Triathlon should prove exciting for those who need a little more of a challenge and if you don’t want to miss out be sure to book your entries at www.electricink.co.za soon.

Knysna Forest Marathon entries have unfortunately already closed but athletes should not worry as the Houtkapper Trail still has a few spots available with 15 or 27 km race options to choose from followed by fun activities for all at the Quinta Da Montanha. Enter at www.knysnamarathonclub.com/houtkapper-trail-run.

For the ‘normal’ people who like running but in moderation and have kiddies to include in their daily plans, the IKASI Colour Fun Runs and activities at Loerie Park promise to be great fun for the whole family and tickets are going fast, so get yours now at the Visit Knysna office at 40 Main Road.

Young ones feeling competitive or anyone who would prefer a less colourful race to keep active this winter should sign up for the ASWD 5km Fun Run, Relay Race, Street Mile or Cross Country. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details if you would like to participate.

FNB Family Forest Hikes, or Trail Runs for those who think walking is boring, is an exciting opportunity to get yourself, your children, your parents and friends all out of the house this holiday. Book the whole family now on www.electricink.co.za.

If all of the above seems like too much exercise for you maybe consider enjoying some fresh air, beautiful scenery and breath-taking photo opportunities on the Woodcutters and River of Gold Guided Walks with Photographer Andrew Aveley. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Now we know there are also those who don’t mind running as long as they are running after a ball! For these people we have all sorts of sporting tournaments from Rugby to Soccer and even Netball and Basketball. For those who aren’t into chasing the ball but rather hitting it away we have the Golf: Motus Heron Classic and Golf: Europcar Knysna Classic tournaments at Pezula Gold Course. But not to worry if you do not like balls at all because for you we have a special boxing tournament on Saturday the 29th. Visit www.knysnaoysterfestival.co.za to get in contact with any of the sports organisers.

Then, finally, for those who some might think are slightly crazy there is the Knysna Lagoon Mile swim on Friday 28 June. If you’ve never seen humans turn a shade of blue, be sure to attend, as this event is for the bravest of them all. Get your trunks out and hold your breath as we will be cheering for you from the side for this one!

Don’t be the left out this winter! Visit www.KysnaOysterFestival.co.za for details on these events and more now!

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There will be lots of fun and entertainment for the whole family at this year’s SPUR Children’s Cycle Tour at the SPUR Race Village where families are invited to spend time before, during and after the events.

The cycle tour takes place on Sunday 23 June at the Knysna High School Sports Field with three different routes and distances for different age groups:

2-4 years – 400 m:
A circular loop on the field. The ride is open to anything on wheels including prams, pushbikes, tricycles, small bicycles with training wheels and scooters. Helmets are recommended. All accompanying adults must be on foot.

5-7 years – 1,5 km:
From the field to Hedge Street, then Waterfront Drive, onto the old railway line, past the station to turn at the turntable, then back to Hedge Street and onto the field for the finish. This ride is small bicycle-friendly, and helmets are compulsory. Accompanying adults may be on foot or bicycle.

8-10 years – 2,5 km:
As per the 1,5 km race, but riders will continue along the railway track to Long Street, turn into Waterfront Drive and then back to field. This ride is small bicycle-friendly, and helmets are compulsory. Accompanying adults may be on foot or bicycle.

Entry fees are R100 for the first rider and R50 per child for additional family members. Registration will be from 07h30 – 08h30 and the first start is at 09h00. There will be medals and goodie bags for every participant. Parents and guardians should wear flat, comfortable shoes if they want to follow their younger children on foot!

Don’t forget to dress up because there are great prizes for the best dressed participant, parent and ride! So, make sure you pimp your ride before the start!

Ongoing entertainment at the SPUR Race Village will include face painters and cheerleaders.

The SPUR Children’s Cycle Tour forms part of the annual Knysna Cycle Tour. The event is all about fitness and fun and is a great way to entertain the kids and family. You can enter your children online before 14 June at www.knysnacycle.co.za.

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Route Manager Andrew Finn said that there is an exciting new route for the longer road race, which is now a 104 km ride. Says Finn: “The route will take riders on a thrilling, scenic adventure through one of the most picturesque sections of the Garden Route, revealing stunning views of ocean and beach, mountains and pristine forest along the way.

“Leaving and returning to Knysna along the N2, cyclists will experience the Knysna Lagoon then, after the first big climb up Kytersnek they will turn off to Buffalo Bay with all its beautiful views of the sea en route to what is arguably the best beach and surfing spot in the Knysna area. Then, after another stretch along the N2, there will be some great climbs through natural forests and farmlands on the way up to Barrington.

“The most interesting addition to this race is a brief 2,1 km gravel pass along the Seven Passes Road between Barrington and Karatara. From Karatara, it’s fast downhill all the way back to the N2.”

The tour’s MTB routes have been designed and are being maintained by a group of keen local cyclists led by Stuart Lightley, Greg Penrith and David Correia who volunteer their time and promote the beautiful tracks available in Knysna’s backyard at every opportunity.

Lightley explains: “I was asked to contribute to a route redesign for the 30 and 50 km MTB routes and to incorporate more single track, making the routes more fun and technically challenging. The idea with both the mountain and road events is to show off some of the areas where the Knysna locals ride.

“I’ve been riding mountain bikes and exploring the Knysna forests for almost 30 years and know the forest quite well. I enjoy the more technical type of riding, and actively help and encourage others to improve their technical skills. With this in mind, I have built tens of kilometres of single track, mostly in the Concordia Contours Trails area, to the north of Knysna, near Simola. We have selected a number of these trails for the mountain bike events.”

Says Finn: “The end result is that this year, for the first time, our 50 km and 30 km MTB events will take participants along routes created by locals.  After the climb up the Simola hill both routes will use single track sections designed and built by these local track designers and builders which will add a new dimension to both events.

“Our official route managers, Corne Botha and Pat October from Jakhals Events in Oudtshoorn will oversee safety, the marshals, and all signage on these routes amongst other things.”

The MTB races have all had exciting single track added to the first sections of the route, including a lap of the stunning Oakhill School purpose-designed track, the Life of Brian single track link to Narnia Village, the Knysna Montessori single track to the drop-off onto the Salt River farm track, and the iconic SANParks single-track Petrus Se Brand through to Harkerville.

Once back at the finish on the Knysna High School sports field there’ll be plenty of entertainment for the whole family and time for cyclists to relax with food from local food stalls, listen to some music and enjoy a beer or two.

Online entries for the Knysna Cycle Tour races close on 14 June. For more information and to enter go to the website: www.knysnacycle.co.za.

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When was the last time you hiked through the beautiful Knysna Forests, swam in the magnificent Knysna Estuary or had Sunday Lunch at one of our great local restaurants?

The 2019 Knysna Oyster Festival is arranged and hosted by locals and we are proud to announce that it will be one of the best yet! We always say “support local”, so why not get out there and enjoy our beautiful area, with drinks at The Turbine Hotel (22 & 28 June), Burgers at the Burger Exchange (22 June), Forest Hikes with the family, Live music with friends (27 June) and a round of golf at the Pezula Golf Course (27, 28 & 29 June).

Get out your camera for the Woodcutter’s Trail (25 June) and River of Gold Forest Walk (27 June), tie your shoes laces for the FNB family hike or trail run (24, 26 & 28 June), hold your breath for the Lagoon Mile Swim (28 June) or get involved in one of the sport tournaments, many of these being hosted by the ever-friendly Hornlee community.

Not the outdoor type? Enjoy a Murder Mystery Dinner (28 June), book a babysitter for the Not So Secret Something (adult only) Comedy Show (23 June) or attend the Flavours of Knysna (26 June) for some really good food!

We have something for everyone and invite, encourage and challenge you to make the most of this year’s Knysna Oyster Festival!

Visit the website www.KnysnaOysterFestival.co.za for more details of our fully packed programme and regularly updated eatery and activity specials.

Enquiries :
Nadine Kidd
Visit Knysna Information & Promotion Office
40 Main Road, Knysna
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This year's 14th Knysna Wine Festival will not only showcase quality South African wines but local produce as well, sharing a Taste of the Garden Route with the world.  

This Festival, 28 - 29 June at its new venue, The Premier Resort – The Knysna Mooring, will offer quaffers the opportunity to discover wines and produce from the Garden Route and Klein Karoo, creating awareness of the area's wonderful local wineries and artisans.

Under the umbrella of Plettenberg Bay Winelands, the Knysna Wine Festival welcomes Packwood Country Estate, Newstead Lund Family Vineyards, Kay & Monty Vineyards, Bramon Wine Estate, Bitou Vineyards and Lodestone Wines and Olives.

Thanks to Garden Route's cooler climate, mountainous backdrop and coastal setting that ensures a cool ocean breeze to many vineyards and valleys, The Garden Route manages to produce unique and stunning wines, sparkling wines and MCCs.

From the Little Karoo and Mossel Bay, Jakkalsvlei Vineyards, Peter Bayly Wines and Joubert – Tradauw will also be present representing the locals.

Local Gin is Lekker; the fashion for premium gin, has attracted vintners, many of whom have increased their portfolio to include craft gin.

Regional gins are fast becoming common practice with Knysna enjoying 2 different gin brands, The Knysna Distillery and Phantom Craft Gin, will both be on show at the 14th Knysna Wine Festival, . From the Klein Karoo, Black Mountain Gin will be showing off their classic dry style gin.

Mindful that the Knysna Wine Festival is to be held during the Knysna Forest Marathon weekend, the organisers have ensured the availability of Craft Beers for the runners. The Garden Route's craft beers will be represented by Greater Knysna’s, Sedgefield Craft Beer.

Knysna Wine Festival invite imbibers to visit the beautiful Greater Knysna to enjoy and experience The 10 best Days of Winter the Garden Route has to offer, while tasting local and regional wineries and distilleries. Embrace the opportunity to interact with local and high profile producers, taste their latest releases and learn the art behind wine making during the Knysna Wine festival.

Tapa’s meals and Oysters will be available for sale during the Festival.

Tickets cost R150 each (incl a tasting glass) and are available online at Webtickets www.webtickets.co.za or from the Knysna and Sedgefield Tourism offices.

For further information visit Facebook @KnysnaWineFestival. 

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There’ll be oysters (of course there will!) at this year’s ‘Flavours of Knysna’ - the Knysna Oyster Festival’s annual cooking competition - but they won’t be the subject of the competition itself.

Instead, that honour will go to the versatile canapé when local chefs come out to play on Wednesday, 26 June.
“The idea is to highlight the many talents of the chefs by allowing them to cast their nets more widely than they could when we limited entries to oysters alone,” said the event’s organiser, Picca de Bruin. “Now they can make any kind of canapés they like - sweet or savoury, meat or vegan - and the guests will judge them, and vote on them, accordingly.”
Ms. de Bruin said that opening the competition means that restaurants and chefs who don’t normally serve oysters will now be able to show off their own, unique culinary skills and styles.

Prizes will be awarded for the best canapé, as well as for the best stand.

LOCAL IS LEKKER
“We’ll be bringing everything about the evening back to Knysna this year in order to make a real local meal of it, and to shine the spotlight on our local chefs and their restaurants,” said Ms. de Bruin.

This, she explained, covers everything from sponsorships to entertainment. Music for the evening, for example, will be provided by Knysna’s stalwart DJ, Alan Sass - remember Al's Dance Club? - while the oysters will be supplied by the home of the Knysna Oyster, 34 South. Drinks at the cash bar will come from local breweries and Knysna’s own gin distillery, and gifts in the guests’ goodie bags will be locally sourced wherever possible.

“Sponsors this year include the Knysna Mall, Metelerkamps, Bosch, 34 South, Acton Signs, and Blitsdruk, and we’ve also received unstinting cooperation from the Knysna Municipality, which will provide us with logistical assistance,” said Ms. de Bruin.

Having organised events in Knysna over a period of nearly two decades - more often than not on limited budgets - Ms. de Bruin is keen to encourage new and emerging event organisers to work with local businesses, rather than hoping only for large corporate sponsorships.

“It’s important for the Knysna Oyster Festival to have strong, popular, midweek events, which shore up confidence in the festival, and which inevitably become important showcases when you’re out looking for sponsorships in the future,” she said.

“Producing an event without major corporate sponsorship is a major challenge, but you have to understand that every little bit helps - and that many small local businesses would be happy to come on board, if only you ask them to. This is how we’re doing it this year - with no naming sponsor, but with the generous help of many, many local contributors.
“It’s a two-way street, of course - local business supports us, and we support local business. And that’s what the Knysna Oyster Festival should always be all about.”

TICKETS
The Knysna Oyster Festival’s Flavours of Knysna canapé cooking competition will take place upstairs in the Knysna Mall on Wednesday, 26 June, at 18h00. Tickets - at R 220.00 per person (cash only) - will be on sale at the tourism information office at 40 Main Street from Monday, 27 May.

More information: Picca de Bruin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The organisers of the popular annual FNB Forest Family Hike, now in its 8th year and a highlight of the Knysna Oyster Festival, have launched three exciting new events which together will create a week of festive family activities to keep you active and entertained in Knysna this winter, from 24 – 28 June.

FNB Forest Family Hike: 24, 26 & 28 June
On Monday 24, Wednesday 26 and Friday 28 June the much-loved FNB Forest Family Hike will be back to thrill and exhilarate participants who can choose one of three distances depending on their age and fitness levels: 2,5 km, 6 km or 10 km. This unique hike along established trails in the Harkerville Forest is traditionally undertaken in fantasy costume provided to aspiring fairies and superheroes by the organisers. It’s preceded by an entertaining talk on the fascinating history of the region and the secrets of the forest in the cosy Forest Station event village.

Forest Family Trail Run: 26 & 28 June
More active visitors to Knysna who would prefer to run the 6 km or 12 km forest trails of the FNB Forest Family Hike are invited to do so before the hikes on Wednesday 26 and Friday 28 June at 08:30.

MTB Meander: 25 June
This exciting new event is for mountain bike enthusiasts who can choose either the 12 km Blue Duiker route or the more challenging Knysna Elephant Red route in the Harkerville Forest. The former follows jeep track, single track and forest roads. The Red route is a more technical, tough ride, with exhilarating single track and fairly steep inclines and declines.

Kurland Forest Triathlon: 27 June
The inaugural Kurland Forest Triathlon is a swim, bike and run around the Kurland Estate in Plettenberg Bay, the most scenic farm on the Garden Route. Swim in the dam and cycle and run along trails in the beautiful indigenous forest. Enjoy a forest adventure and some quality family time in a safe, eco-friendly space.
Choose the Clydesdale Standard Triathlon (800 m | 18 km | 8 km), or the Polo Pony Sprint Triathlon (400 m | 9 km | 4 km).
For kids there’s the Shetland Super Sprint Triathlon (100 m | 3 km | 1 km).

Event info and entry fees
Adults who enter any of these events online will receive a quality long-sleeved top and kids 12 and under will receive a gift. Early bird entries are just R390 per adult and R150 per child under 12 and are valid until 10 June. The entry fees include the legendary pre- and post-event hospitality provided in a cosy marquee, including hot soup, snacks, music, colouring in competitions and lucky draw prizes.

There’s a discount for three or more family members with the same surname of 15% off the standard entry fee of R450, and for groups of six or more friends or colleagues who enter together online.

For great value and if you want to do all the events, purchase the Early Bird Hat Trick Package (hike or run | bike | triathlon) for just R850 per adult or R350 per child before 10 June.

After 10 June, the Hat Trick Package (hike or run | bike | triathlon) will be R990 per adult and R450 per child.
For more information or to enter, go to http://www.electricink.co.za/forest-family-hike/. For regular updates follow the Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Four forest adventures for this year’s Knysna Oyster Festival!

The organisers of the popular annual FNB Forest Family Hike, now in its 8th year and a highlight of the Knysna Oyster Festival, have launched three exciting new events which together will create a week of festive family activities to keep you active and entertained in Knysna this winter, from 24 – 28 June.

FNB Forest Family Hike: 24, 26 & 28 June

On Monday 24, Wednesday 26 and Friday 28 June the much-loved FNB Forest Family Hike will be back to thrill and exhilarate participants who can choose one of three distances depending on their age and fitness levels: 2,5 km, 6 km or 10 km. This unique hike along established trails in the Harkerville Forest is traditionally undertaken in fantasy costume provided to aspiring fairies and superheroes by the organisers. It’s preceded by an entertaining talk on the fascinating history of the region and the secrets of the forest in the cosy Forest Station event village.

Forest Family Trail Run: 26 & 28 June

More active visitors to Knysna who would prefer to run the 6 km or 12 km forest trails of the FNB Forest Family Hike are invited to do so before the hikes on Wednesday 26 and Friday 28 June at 08:30.

MTB Meander: 25 June

This exciting new event is for mountain bike enthusiasts who can choose either the 12 km Blue Duiker route or the more challenging Knysna Elephant Red route in the Harkerville Forest. The former follows jeep track, single track and forest roads. The Red route is a more technical, tough ride, with exhilarating single track and fairly steep inclines and declines. 

Kurland Forest Triathlon: 27 June

The inaugural Kurland Forest Triathlon is a swim, bike and run around the Kurland Estate in Plettenberg Bay, the most scenic farm on the Garden Route.  Swim in the dam and cycle and run along trails in the beautiful indigenous forest. Enjoy a forest adventure and some quality family time in a safe, eco-friendly space.

Choose the Clydesdale Standard Triathlon (800 m | 18 km | 8 km), or the Polo Pony Sprint Triathlon (400 m | 9 km | 4 km).

For kids there’s the Shetland Super Sprint Triathlon (100 m | 3 km | 1 km). 

Event info and entry fees

Adults who enter any of these events online will receive a quality long-sleeved top and kids 12 and under will receive a gift. Early bird entries are just R390 per adult and R150 per child under 12 and are valid until 10 June. The entry fees include the legendary pre- and post-event hospitality provided in a cosy marquee, including hot soup, snacks, music, colouring in competitions and lucky draw prizes.

There’s a discount for three or more family members with the same surname of 15% off the standard entry fee of R450, and for groups of six or more friends or colleagues who enter together online.

For great value and if you want to do all the events, purchase the Early Bird Hat Trick Package (hike or run | bike | triathlon) for just R850 per adult or R350 per child before 10 June.

After 10 June, the Hat Trick Package (hike or run | bike | triathlon) will be R990 per adult and R450 per child.

For more information or to enter, go to http://www.electricink.co.za/forest-family-hike/. For regular updates follow the Facebook and Instagram accounts.

 

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