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: gavbez@gmail.com

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
  • Contact Email:k.trollip@oakhill.co.za

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
Enquiries: ride@knysnabull.bike

Jaguar Simola Hillclimb wins the Environmental award

The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb continues to be known as one of the top sports events in the country having been awarded MSA’s Environmental Award at the annual MSA Gala Awards Evening. 

MSA seeks to recognise and show its gratitude to the circuit, organiser, club or individual, who is assessed to have made a significant contribution towards or have done something important to enhance environmental awareness and protection in the field of motorsport during the calendar year.

The Eden Regeneration Festival initiative supported by the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, namely the Festival of Action, focused its efforts on multi-stakeholder engagement including local communities, local government, NGOs and academia to support and collaborate on existing initiatives by bringing their time, logistics and human resources.

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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.