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.

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 of course, the Festival is a veritable paradise!

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

This year’s sporting events include the Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour 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 road events 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.

Entries for all sporting events are now available (see details below).

So plan a winter holiday and discover the wonders of the Garden Route by enjoying walks in the indigenous Knysna Forest and viewing the famous Knysna Heads. Following the devastating fires in June last year, the regrowth of the region has been phenomenal supported by the Knysna Tourism #Knysnarises campaign and visitors to the Garden Route area will have no shortage of activities from which to choose, with more than 100 activities arranged over the 10-day period..

Come and support the Knysna community and enjoy 10 days of fun and adventure. Enter the marathons at www.knysnamarathonclub.com/forest-marathon. Cycle tour entries can be found at www.knysnacycle.co.za.

Following the devastating fires in June last year, the regrowth of the region has been phenomenal supported by the Knysna Tourism #Knysnarises campaign.



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