Marketing director for the Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour, Andrew Finn said that, while Knysna has taken a big knock, the Knysna Cycle Tour is still on track with planning and organisation. We urge people to add to the blankets which Momentum donates every year and to also donate clothing which will be collected at registration and at the race start in the Glebe so that it can be distributed to where it is most needed. Knysna Tourism is presently assessing the impact of the fires on the local accommodation establishments but is positive that festival goers will be able to find accommodation in and around the town.
Best 10 Days of Your Winter? The Knysna Oyster Festival attracts not only oyster and wine lovers, but also sports enthusiasts from around the globe. The festival offers more than a events over a 2 week period, such as running, cycling, golfing, adventure racing and even children programmes. To avoid disappointment it is advised to book your accommodation at Albergo Backpackers in Plettenberg Bay well in advance. Visit our Accommodation prices page for affordable accommodation rates , or visit our facilities page for more details about our backpackers which is based just off Main street in Plett. The Hornlee Oyster Festival is held at the Knysna Secondary School field and hall, and is a community based fringe festival, featuring local artists, food stalls, a beer tent, Miss and Mr Knysna Oyster, a gala dinner sport and entertainment. The first start begins at The Phantom Night Run includes trail runners as well as active people of all ages who love the Forest.
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The organisers have appealed to the public to continue to show their support by attending the events where some of the proceeds will go towards the reconstruction of the town. From oysters of course! Also read:. View and download the full programme here. Those who like to want to have fun and still compete without breaking a sweat have plenty of options to choose from:. Choose between a 2,5km, 6km or 10km trail and take the whole family on a hike through the Harkerville Forest. Kids will love searching for gnomes and fairies in the trees and under ferns and you may be lucky enough to see a loerie or the timid blue duiker. The ticket price includes a goodie bag, breakfast for you set out and snacks when you get back. FNB pull out all the stops to make this a fun family affair, with a fantastic array of breakfast options from fruit to cereal to yoghurt, served with coffee, juice or hot chocolate and a wide variety of snacks after the hike sausage rolls, mini hamburgers, rolls with cold meat selection, chicken wings.
The country was devastated when fires ripped through the scenic Garden Route town earlier this year. Despite thousands being left homeless, the community has begun to rebuild in true South African style. Hence the decision to go ahead with the much loved Knysna Oyster Festival! We are so relieved, as it really is an experience.