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;

families need look no further for fun-filled quality holidays; adventurers will be overwhelmed by the area’s spectacular natural scenery and thrilling adventure options, and of course for those looking to indulge in world-famous Knysna oysters with a glass or two of bubbly, the festival is a veritable paradise!

As always, visitors can look forward to delicious food and drink, with local restaurants offering themed menus for the duration of the festival. Also on offer will be a variety of concerts, comedy, fashion shows and more, an adventure-filled programme tailor-made to keep the little ones busy along with the Momentum Health Kiddies Area which will be open to keep the little ones entertained.

This year’s sporting events include mountain bike events on Saturday 30 June, with 80km, 50km, 30km, and 15km routes, in addition to the newer 30km E-bike race. The Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour will take place on Sunday 1 July; and offers a 115km and 50km route. In an exciting development this year, the Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour has confirmed that the 115km road race, along with the 80km and 50km mountain bike races will be seeding qualifying events for the 2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour.

The Momentum Knysna Forest Marathon & Half Marathon are two of South Africa’s most-hotly contested running races and will take place on Saturday 7 July. Runners can look forward to experiencing the
breath-taking views over the Knysna Lagoon towards the Knysna Heads as they approach the finish line, providing all the inspiration they need.

Enter the marathons at www.knysnamarathonclub.com/forest-marathon. Cycle tour entries can be found at www.knysnacycle.co.za.

So plan a winter holiday and discover the wonders of the Garden Route – enjoy walks in the indigenous Knysna Forest and view the famous Knysna Heads. Knysna Tourism’s #Knysnarises campaign has helped to ensure that the very special town is ready for you. Come and support the Knysna community and enjoy 10 days of fun and adventure.

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