Remax Coastal Knysna Heads Marathon

The Routes have been carefully chosen to allow you to enjoy your qualifier and set you up for a good time as the highest point is only 30 m above sea level. Fast and scenic does not always go together but here it does. Take a tour of Knysna that hugs the water for all but 2.4 km of the entire route.

Distances available:
5 Km Fun Run.
10 Km for Club Members
21.1 Km for Club Members
42.2 Km for Club Members
Temporary License number required if not a club member @ R35 available with your entry (Does not apply to the 5km)

Starting date: Sun 17 March 2019
Ending date: Sun 17 March 2019
Venue: Remax Coastal, Thesen Island
Contact Person: Gavin Bezuidenhout
Contact Number: 083 502 7935
Contact Email:

Fate of the Nation

2019’s SA is divided and caught in a web of state capture, corruption, poverty and despair. The Zuma years have left the country and its institutions battered and bruised. Can Ramaphosa pull South Africa out of the quagmire and restore it to its former glory?

Visit for more information.

Starting date: Fri 08 March 2019
Venue: Sirocco Restaurant
Contact Person: Sasha
Contact Number: 082 450 9301
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The Game Changer

General Holomisa is one of South Africa’s respected and popular political figures. This biography was written in collaboration with Eric Naki and presents an engaging and revealing account of a man who has made his mark as a game changer in South African politics.

Starting date: Fri 08 March 2019
Venue: Sirocco Restaurant, Thesen Island
Contact Person: Sasha
Contact Number: 082 450 9301
Contact Email:

Knysna Literary Festival

Presented by Pam Golding Properties Knysna to promote South Africa’s rich literary heritage, the Knysna Literary Festival is now in its 10th year. It is the Garden Route’s only annual festival that hosts an exclusive group of hand-picked authors from South Africa and is fast becoming a must-attend with bookworms and lovers of all things literary.

Knysna Literary Festival (#KnysnaLitFest) will be hosted from 8th – 10th March 2019, offering a diverse and inspiring programme.

Visit for more information

Intimate Affair with Andrew Young

Award winning, UK Saxophonist, Andrew Young, invites you and your Valentine to share a special evening of music and romance. 
Accompanied by René Piet on piano they will perform a collection of love songs and popular classics. 

Click here to buy tickets

  • Starting date: Thu 14 February 2019
  • Ending date: Thu 14 February 2019
  • Entry Fee: R180
  • Venue: Knysna Yacht Club
  • Contact Number:044 382 5724
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Family foundation Training

Please RSVP

FAMSA is planning an event on Personal Growth, active listening and various other courses for the whole family.

The training is starting on 11 February 2019 until 13 June 2019 and is held at 21 Spring Street, Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa.

Sessions start at 8h30am.

Should you be interested in attending the training, please RSVP on the FAMSA Facebook Page.

Oakhill Waterfront Chukka Festival -High Schools

There is great excitement building as water polo players from a wide range of schools across South Africa prepare to visit Knysna at the 9th annual Oakhill Waterfront Chukka Festivals.

Both the College and Prep offerings continue to have a wide appeal and attract hundreds of visitors to Knysna. The continued support from Knysna Waterfront and local businesses is overwhelming and together we are able to give festival participants and spectators a truly magnificent ‘Knysna’ experience.

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14-17 February 2019

  • 15 boys teams
  • 15 girls teams
  • 22 schools participation from Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown, Cape Town, Johannesburg, East London and George.
    1. Camps Bay High
    2. Clarendon High
    3. Collegiate Girls High
    4. DSG
    5. Fishhoek High
    6. Graeme College
    7. Grey High
    8. Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof
    9. Kingswood
    10. Oakhill
    11. Parklands College
    12. Paul Roos
    13. Pinelands
    14. Rhenish Girls High
    15. Somerset College
    16. St Alban’s College
    17. St Andrew’s College
    18. St Cyprians
    19. St Dominic’s Priory
    20. WGHS
    21. Woodridge
    22. York High
  • Starting date:Thu 14 February 2019
  • Ending date:Sun 17 February 2019
  • Venue:Knysna Waterfront
  • Contact Person:Oakhill School
  • Contact Number:044 382 6506
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Hospitality and Tourism Ambassador Course

This course is aimed at staff employed in shops, hotels, petrol stations, restaurants etc and will be a four day course run from 25 – 28 February 2019 – 08:30 to 15:30.The following subjects will be covered:

  1. The Travel and Tourism Industry in general
  2. South African Food Heritage, with an emphasis on local foods and dishes.
  3. General knowledge such as animals and birds in the area.
  4. Garden Route attractions, natural, man made and cultural.
  5. Knysna Attractions
  6. Knysna Festivals
  7. Knysna Restaurants, location and types of food
  8. Knysna hotels and accommodation establishments, location, price bracket and types of accommodation
  9. Customer Service


  1. We will take a maximum of 14 students for the course, and they will be required to pass a written and verbal test. 
  2. The interviews will take place on 08th February at Knysna Library at 10.00, and the course will be run at the Library from 25-28 February from 08.30 to 15.30. 
  3. A light lunch will be provided on course days
  4. On the 28th February, the students will be taken on a tour of some of the attractions.
  5. The trainees should already be employed.
  6. Trainees will not receive a salary for being an ambassador, but they may receive tips from the visitors.
  7. The students will be required to write a short test on completion of the course in order to receive a certificate from the Francois Ferreira Academy.

The certificate will have the logo for the Knysna municipality on it, as well as SKAL The students will also be required to do a refresher 1 day course every 6 months to keep them up to date with any changes, new attractions etc. The one day course will cost R300.
The idea is to roll out this course across the Garden Route, and to have a different logo and badge made for each municipality.
This is a great way to promote tourism on the Garden Route! The benefits are obvious:

  • Increased tourism to the Garden Route
  • Motivated ambassadors, who could use their training to get better jobs at higher salaries
  • Job creation in the tourism sector
  • Gives the ambassadors a sense of pride in wearing their badge
  • Tourists will be able to easily identify the tourism ambassadors

For more information and applications please contact Thandeka Diamond on 044 884 0765 or

Knysna Bull

Head out into the forest on your solo mission! For the Pros, the Bull provides a unique opportunity to test form over a multiday stage race, without being affected by riding in a team.

Dates: Evening Lagoon Prologue 3 Forest Trail Stages 20-23 February 2019 (Wed to Sat)
Venue: Starts at the Knysna Waterfront
Times: Wednesday, 20 February, 16h00 – 21h00 Registration
Races start at 08:00