Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival

The main purpose of Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival Southern Africa Foundation NPC / NPO (NPC registration number: 2016/283475/08) (NPO registration number: 181‐161) are to assist the greater Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) community, in supporting causes and charitable events, providing education and awareness programs, and creating an ethos of care within the community and beyond. To achieve its objectives, the organizations will mainly rely on sponsorship and donation income from the public and corporate sector. The organizations value the use of spectacle, pageantry, theatre, creativity, recreation, music, design, multi-media, and other forms of artistic expression, to create LGBTQ+ awareness/celebration, eliminate stigma and promote pride-consciousness as a philosophy for living and being well.

Starting date: Thu 30 May 2019
Ending date: Sat 01 June 2019
Venue: Knysna
Contact Person: John O’neil
Contact Number: 083 347 9570
Contact Email: office@pinkloerie.co.za

Taget36 Knysna

• Monthly 9-Hole events will be set up at Golf Courses in SA.
• The Course set up will be from Green to Tee and not the Traditional Tee to Green.
• Golfers will be challenged to complete 6 Target Distances.
• Each golfer will receive a Personalised Bag Tag to record his or her Targets.

Why Target36?
• The Golf course-setup is not intimidating.
• Golfers Play and Compete according to their Ability and not Age.
• Skills improve over time.
• It’s only 9 Holes.
• Families can spend more time together.
• Kids have more Fun on the Course.
• It’s a fair Challenge point where Players get Rewarded for Achieving their Targets.

The Challenge is to Score 36 shots or less over 9-holes to accomplish a Goal and move on to the next Goal.

Starting date: Sun 28 April 2019
Ending date: Sun 28 April 2019
Venue: Knysna Golf Club
Contact Person: Knysna Golf Club
Contact Number: 044 384 1150
Contact Email: bookings@knysnagolfclub.com

Things to do and see

Angling
Musselcracker are prolific in Mossel Bay. Along the entire coast elf, kob and leervis run in autumn and winter and off the cliffs are many big rock feeders. Knysna lagoon offers sport for the fisherman with light tackle – galjoen, hottentot, roman, grunter and kob.
Plettenberg Bay is a favourite of fishermen. Gillies – or guides – can be hired. Large rock feeders are common. In autumn there are shoals of elf and notably large yellowtail. Big catchers are often taken.

Canoeing
The rivers of the Garden Route are ideal for canoes. The upper reaches simply lose themselves in forest. The Kaaimans waterfall can only be reached by canoe. The chain of lakes between Wilderness and Knysna is linked by serpentine waterways.

Camping and caravanning
There are caravan and camping grounds within easy access of all towns listed in this section.

Diving
Marine plants are rich along the coast, matching the beauty of the flora on shore. Small fish are numerous and many sea-horses live in Knysna lagoon.

Rail journeys
A pleasant way to see the wonders of the Garden Route is from the windows of a train. The line from George to Knysna passes through marvellous scenery. The trip from George over the Outeniqua Mountains to Camfer and Oudtshoorn includes one of the grandest railway passes in Africa, with tunnels, cuttings and tremendous views.

Surfing
The waves at Victoria Bay are majestic, especially in winter. There is also surfing in Mossel Bay and Buffalo Bay.

Swimming
The beaches at Plettenberg Bay are particularly safe. Mossel Bay also has fine swimming beaches with little trouble from sharks. The rivers of the Garden Route, free of the parasites of tropical rivers, provide excellent fresh-water swimming.

Walking
The whole Garden Route is memorable walking country. The walker sees the best of it. One of the most rewarding of all South African wilderness trails is the Outeniqua Trail. It takes 7 to 14 days to complete. The Otter Trail in the Tsitsikama national park is a 3-day hike.
Exploring any part of the high forests by foot takes the walker along scenic paths, silent, solitary, cool and lovely.

Tekkie Tax Day 2018

25 May 2018 is Tekkie Tax Day.

What is Tekkie Tax?
Tekkie Tax is a campaign especially to Protect the Vulnerable.

It covers basically anything such as Education, Animals, Children, Disability and much-much more.

All you need to do is to buy a Tekkie Tax fun sticker of R10 – don’t forget to buy funky shoelaces or T-shirts as well! And wear those Tekkies!

Any funds raised will be donated towards charity organisations. Do your part and give back to the community.