Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival delighting the crowds

This year’s Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is well and truly underway, with sport, food and wine events and loads of family activities keeping holiday makers busy in the much-loved Garden Route town and surrounding areas.

The first major sporting event, the Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour, kicked off with four MTB events on Saturday, followed on Sunday by road races and family events. Warm temperatures, plenty of sunshine and absolutely no wind on Sunday meant that both the elite riders and families out to have fun, had the perfect day. Inflatable fun and many other children’s activities created a brilliant setting for parents to enjoy real Knysna hospitality while children were kept entertained. Read more Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival delighting the crowds

‘Rise Up’ and fly at Africa’s biggest kite festival

24th Cape Town International Kite Festival – 27 & 28 Oct 2018

At the 24th Cape Town International Kite Festival in Muizenberg on 27 & 28 October kiters from around the world will be proudly flying incredible kites in support of Cape Mental Health. With tickets just R40 pp (or R15 for children 12 years & younger) this is affordable, fresh-air fun that’s good for you, your family and people with mental disabilities. For more information visit www.capementalhealth.co.za or follow @CTKiteFest on social media #RiseUpAndFly

Come and meet an aerial ‘big five’ when Nemo, Squid, Octopus, Red Teddy and Bertie the Worm take to the skies at the 24th Cape Town International Kite Festival on 27 and 28 October, in Muizenberg. It is Africa’s biggest kite festival and sees kiters from around the world flying incredible kite creations in support of Cape Mental Health, South Africa’s oldest mental health organisation. Read more ‘Rise Up’ and fly at Africa’s biggest kite festival

VodkaFest Cape Town

Saturday 25 August 2018 at Hillcrest Quarry, Durbanville.

“Tvoe zdorovie – To your health!” (Russian Toast)

A premiere Vodka festival will be taking place on the 25 August 2018 at the Hillcrest Quarry in

Durbanville. Vodka has proven to be a good companion for meaningful conversations and a lot of fun. Organisers Mike Crawford and Denise Barnes says: “We are creating an event to celebrate this audacious tasting drink combined with live music and DJ’s in the heart of the Durbanville Wine Valley to offer you a day of great ‘Russian’ spirit with good music, entertainment and traditional games.” Read more VodkaFest Cape Town

The best cycling routes in Cape Town and surrounds

Cycling has fast become the most popular sport in Cape Town. Be it for professional or enjoyment purposes, this enduring sport can take place on the road or on a mountain anywhere in Cape Town. Depending on your cycling preference (road or trail), you can complete these routes at your own pace, overlooking some of the most beautiful and scenic attractions in the Mother City. Some of these trails require more strength, while others are relaxing and free-flowing. If you enjoy breaking out into a sweat, socialising with like-minded cycling enthusiasts and cruising through nature, you’ll have a ball.

If anything, it’s an opportunity for you to swap out your vehicle for the day and cycle through the city and surrounding areas for the enjoyment of it. Here are a few incredible routes to consider on your next cycle: Read more The best cycling routes in Cape Town and surrounds

SOUTH AFRICA: GONDWANA GAME RESERVE LAUNCHES MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS

A game reserve from a different and authentic viewpoint.

South Africa, Mossel Bay: In keeping with the traveller’s increasing focus on experiential experiences and sustainability, the award-winning Gondwana Game Reserve (www.gondwanagr.co.za) on South Africa’s Garden Route, accessibly located close to Cape Town, has opened several mountain bike trails on the reserve. Combining a traditional Big 5 safari experience with healthy outdoor exercise, adventurous individuals can interact with nature in a fun and active way, enjoying game viewing of non-dangerous wildlife while breaking a sweat in the saddle. Read more SOUTH AFRICA: GONDWANA GAME RESERVE LAUNCHES MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS

ENJOY THE ULTIMATE WINTER BREAK AT THE PICK N PAY KNYSNA OYSTER FESTIVAL

This year’s hugely popular Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival will take place between 29 June and 8 July, again providing an ideal choice for a winter break for the whole family.

Following the devastating fires in the town last year, the regrowth of the region has been phenomenal, and visitors to the picturesque Garden Route area will have no shortage of activities from which to choose, with more than 100 activities arranged over the 10-day period.

The premium sport-and-lifestyle festival has become an institution on South Africa’s winter calendar and really does offer something for everyone: sports enthusiasts can sign up for the country’s top cycling and road-running events; Read more ENJOY THE ULTIMATE WINTER BREAK AT THE PICK N PAY KNYSNA OYSTER FESTIVAL