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What's on in and around Knysna



Sporting and other Competitive Events, Major Championships

(33rd) Trans Agulhas Challenge
Tuesday 28th December 2021 - Saturday 1st January 2022
Hobie Beach, Plettenberg Bay to Strand
WWW 2021 2021 2019 2017
The "World's Toughest Inflatable Boat Challenge" starts every year on 28 December at Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. It is a fast-paced, action-packed water sports event with over 40 inflatable boats battling it out in the waves.
KnysnaX Trail Series Summer Run
Sunday 2nd January 2022
Blackwaters River Lodge
WWW 2022
The KnysnaX Trail Run is a 1 day trail running event that takes place in the heart of the Garden Route, Knysna. Each event forms part of the KnysnaX Trail Series which consist of 4 events over 365 days. These events will take place during each season. Trail Running at its best. Your race will officially start as you check in at Belvedere and continue all the way through spectacular fynbos and run along the old Knysna Railway. Fun and scenic, the 9km run will follow parts of the railway and Buffalo Trail. The routes include spectacular bridge crossings and breathtaking scenery all along the Knysna Railway. A trail run you do not want to miss.
(6th) 7 Passes MTB
Postponed Saturday 27th November 2021
Saturday 8th January 2022
George to The Farm, Knynsa
2021 2016 2022
The “Seven Passes MTB”, powered by Toyota Knysna is back! This route offers the perfect opportunity for gravel-bikers to take on the 29ers. E-bikers are also welcome on this non-technical route. 7Passes MTB also offers a shorter route for younger or not so fit riders who still want to be part of the action! Leeuwenbosch Dairies will once again support the 38km event which starts from the Highlands Cash Store in the humble little village of Karatara.
(16th) Attakwas Extreme
Saturday 15th January 2022
Oudtshoorn to Great Brak River
WWW 2022 2022
Welcome to South Africa's toughest one-day MTB race! Dare to conquer our 121km route with a 2900m vertical ascent. Too daunting? Try the Attakwas Half, a 52km route with a 1100m elevation gain.
Knysna Yacht Club Interclub Regatta
Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th January 2022
Knysna Yacht Club
WWW 2020
2020 information - A weekend of fun sailing, sundowners, friends, great food, camping and memories. A great place to spend a weekend with great sunsets and views of the lagoon. The historic regatta goes back to 1928 and now features yacht racers from East London, Port Elizabeth, Knysna, George, Mossel Bay and Cape Town.
(10th) Oakhill Waterfront Chukka Festivals
Thursday 3rd - Sunday 6th February 2022
Thursday 10th - Sunday 13th February 2022
Thursday 24th - Sunday 27th February 2022
Waterfront, Knysna
WWW 2018 2020 2017
Well known as the unique open-water water polo festival hosted in the Knysna Waterfront Quays, this action-filled event is a huge attraction for schools from all over South Africa. These festivals have become an integral part of Oakhill School, not only to grow the game of water polo but to expose our beautiful town and everything it has to offer to the festival visitors. These events are the only open-water water polo festivals of their kind in Africa and will be held at the Knysna Waterfront in two specially made floating arenas.
Barrington's Beer Pong Championship
Saturday 5th February 2022
Barrington's, Plettenberg Bay
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Let's play! We're looking for 16 teams (2 players per team) to join us on South African National Beer Day to compete in our first ever Barrington's Beer Pong Championship! Fab prizes up for grabs, Tap Time Specials and Smokin' Hot Baby Chook & Chips Special.
MTO Twilight Trails Run
Saturday 12th February 2022
Moss and Maple, The Crags
2022
Running at night opens a whole new world to runners. One gets into the zone of your headlight, with limited visibility your other senses sharpen and bring you back closer to nature than ever. As always we have found another way through a kloof so we will have something new on what is becoming a tried and tested route. There will be two routes of approximately 5 and 10 km.
(7th) TransCape MTB
Saturday 12th - Friday 18th February 2022
George to Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
WWW 2020 2016
TransCape is an iconic South African mountain biking event taking 150 intrepid adventurers on an incredible journey across the Western Cape. It will be the best thing you do on your bike all year…! not to mention the hardcore luxury experience off the bike! TransCape offers the discerning mountain biker a unique endurance event with the perfect balance between an adventurous on-the-bike challenge and a premium off-the-bike experience. TransCape is based on passion, attention to detail, love for the outdoors, and the finer things in life.
(9th) Prudential PE>>PLETT (MTB)
Wednesday 23rd - Saturday 26th February 2021
Natures Valley to Thornhill
WWW 2017 2022
Join us for a truly unique journey on your mountain bike - along the beautiful Garden Route of the Eastern Cape of South Africa. We have combined the previous Tough and Lite routes into one route for everybody. We are not targeting the Racing Snakes but more the keen mountain biker who wants a great ride and to be in the village by 1pm. All the time looking forward to an afternoon of chilling and bonding. Distances will average at 75km with elevations under 1500m per day.
(19th) Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge
Postponed Saturday 5th March 2022
Saturday 15th October 2022
Carpe Diem School, George
WWW 2021 2020 2017
A wheelchair race exclusively for disabled athletes! And - every year it is getting bigger and better! The number of entries has increased dramatically, with disabled athletes and other persons in wheelchairs flocking to this annual event. The Challenge is unique as being the first and only event exclusively for the disabled in South Africa. Athletes in racing wheelchairs, adapted bicycles, hand cycles, basketball chairs and ordinary wheelchairs have made this into the premier sporting event for the disabled on the South African sporting calendar. It undoubtedly has the potential to develop into one of the best events of its kind in the world!
(1st) Sky Villa Trans Plett MTB Classic
Friday 11th - Sunday 13th March 2022
Sky Villa, Plettenberg Bay
WWW 2022
Stage 1: Cairnbrogie Farm - Riders will experience beautiful forestry trails before moving on to magnificent sea views on cliff edges and the well known Harkerville Red Route before returning back to Cairnbrogie. Indeed a perfect balance of jeep and single track routes, that will keep riders enticed all the way. The route is magnificent, but challenging, and requires a decent level of mountain bike skill and fitness. Stage 2: Sky Villa - If you want to race this, the route is tough, and certainly not to be underestimated. The reward of these custom made flowing single tracks and the stunning views over Keurboomstrand and Plettenberg Bay certainly makes up for a tough day in the saddle.
(6th) REMAX Coastal Knysna Heads Marathon
Sunday 13th March 2022
Thesen Harbour Town
WWW 2017 2022
Two Oceans and Comrades Qualifier. 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.
(9th) Lawyers Polo
Monday 14th - Saturday 19th March 2022
Kurland Estate, The Crags
WWW 2022 2022
Lawyers Polo and Plett Polo are pleased to welcome you to the ninth lawyers polo tournament to be held in Plttenberg Bay, South Africa. Eight teams of polo playing lawyers from 18 countries around the world will be taking part. The matches will be open to the public.
Outeniqua Quest
Thursday 17th - Monday 21st March 2022
Diepwalle
WWW 2019 2015 2015
In 2022 we will have a brand NEW route for the Outeniqua Quest 4 day Trail run and slackpacking Hike. You will run or hike on the best parts of the Outeniqua Trail and experience the best of the Outeniqua mountain range and the indigenous forests in the Knysna area. You will summit one of the highest peak in the Outeniqua mountains, Jonkersberg with an amazing view over the quaint town of Knysna and traverse through a rain forest. This trail carves its way in the cool shade of undulating indigenous forest with rustic huts.
IFBB MaxFITT Classic
Saturday 2nd April 2022
Knysna Primary School
The Biggest Bodybuilding show the Garden Route & Knysna has seen to date. Arnolds Classic Qualifier
KnysnaX Trail Series Autumn Run
Sunday 3rd April 2022
Blackwaters River Lodge
WWW 2022
The KnysnaX Trail Run is a 1 day trail running event that takes place in the heart of the Garden Route, Knysna. Each event forms part of the KnysnaX Trail Series which consist of 4 events over 365 days. These events will take place during each season. Trail Running at its best. Your race will officially start as you check in at Belvedere and continue all the way through spectacular fynbos and run along the old Knysna Railway. Fun and scenic, the 9km run will follow parts of the railway and Buffalo Trail. The routes include spectacular bridge crossings and breathtaking scenery all along the Knysna Railway. A trail run you do not want to miss.
(2nd) Bergplaas MTB & Trail Run Challenge
Saturday 9th April 2022
Mandalay Farm, Hoekwil
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The event forms part of the Eden XCM League. Entry includes finishers medal, Darling Brew beer / colddrink and Hamburger!
Hospice Annual Golf Day
Sunday 10th April 2022
Pezula Championship Golf Course
WWW 2022
Lots of surprises! Shotgun start 10:30 / four ball alliance. Light meal & prize giving. All funds raised will be used to ensure the ongoing support of palliative care in our area.
(11th) BUCO Cairnbrogie Trail Runs
Saturday 16th April 2022
Cairnbrogie Farm, Plettenberg Bay
WWW 2022 2019 2021 2021
2021 information - Join Muddy Foot on the BUCO Adventure Weekend for the Cairnbrogie Trail Runs. 16km - The tough one! This years’ long run will see some new additions along the coast and boasts a couple of good climbs. The route offers breathtaking views along a mixture of single track, jeep track and cow paths. 12km - A good introduction to trail running, this route will have some new single track with a couple of technical sections that make for a challenging route for your less serious runner. Fantastic views make it all worthwhile. Fun 5.5 km - Suited to fit 10 - 12 yr olds and ‘fun-runners’, the 5km run offers a fun off road (but not technical) run through the forest. Kiddies Farmyard 1,5 km Adventure Trail - An easy self-guided walk for parents and kids along the dam, through the forest, past the calf pens and back.
(2nd) BUCO Adventure Challenge
Sunday 17th April 2022
Cairnbrogie Farm, Plettenberg Bay
WWW 2022 2021
The format will be run-swim-run-ride with all the distances still to be finalized but looking like approximately 5 km trail run - 350m swim - 2 km trail run - 20 km MTB ride. Teams of three will be welcomed with each person doing a different leg for those who are afraid of getting wet or individuals for the hardcore athletes. The route will be run on a novice adventure race style with Google maps and other maps showing the route to be followed. Checkpoints will be collected along the route adding an element of skill to finding your way.
Western Cape XCO Series
Saturday 23rd April 2022
Oakhill School Sports Campus, Welbedacht
WWW 2021
Western Cape 2022 Provincial XCO Series - Round #3. XCO (Cross-Country Olympic) is an extreme mountain bike discipline which consists of lap racing around a short circuit. Being the only mountain bike discipline practiced at the Olympic Games, it requires high intensity participation.
(12th) Simola Hillclimb
Friday 6th - Sunday 8th May 2022
Simola Hill, Knysna
WWW 2022 2022 2019 2017
The 2022 running of the Simola Hillclimb will be the twelth edition of what has become South Africa’s premier motorsport lifestyle event with a growing international footprint. Classic Car Friday opens competitive proceedings for the Simola Hillclimb and caters exclusively for historic, classic and vintage cars. Saturday and Sunday’s action has been dubbed the King of the Hill Shootout and is where the country’s fastest machinery will duel it out on the Simola hill.
SADAA South East Coast Agility Club Trial
Saturday 28th - Sunday 29th May 2022
Loerie Park Sports Ground
WWW
On the weekend of the 28-29th of May we will be holding two days of Agility, Jumping, and Snooker trials. We will also be having a fun event on each of the days.
(1st) Plakkie Classic Surf Competition
Thursday 16th - Sunday 19th June 2022
Victoria Bay
WWW 2022
The first-ever Plakkie Classic Surf Competition will be held in Victoria Bay over Youth Day Weekend. The four-day contest will offer events from u/12 to u/18 for boys and girls, with a total pot of R50 000 in prize money.
VK Challenge
Thursday 16th June 2022
George Peak, George
WWW 2021
2021 information - The George Peak Vertical Kilometre, known as the VK Challenge, is the vertical route going up to the second-highest peak in the Outeniqua Mountains, George Peak, which stands at 1 336 metres above sea level. This is a strenuous climb, with (as the name suggests) a 1 000m vertical climb. Naturally, the views are spectacular, as with every 100 metres gained, your birds-eye view of the city of George intensifies. The idea is to encourage everyone who is able to get up the mountain. There are many prizes up for grabs, for different categories.
(4th) George Mountain Ultra Trail
Saturday 18th June 2022
Witfontein, Outeniqua Nature Reserve
WWW 2022 2022
This is a trail run event in the surrounding mountains of George, the gateway to the Garden Route. Distances on offer will be 60km ultra, 25km, and 10km. Endless gravel roads and footpaths – many of them linked to the legendary Outeniqua Hiking Trail system offer unfettered access to the rugged surrounding peaks, and to the indigenous forest that blankets the foothills. George is a true trail running destination nestled in the middle of the Garden Route.
Redberry Moonlight Maze
Friday 24th June 2022
Redberry Farm, George
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Get your flashlights ready for our annual Moonlight Maze at Redberry Farm! Bring your family and friends to conquer the maze and find all seven stations AT NIGHT! You’ll be lost, laughing, and loving it! Wear neon or white to participate in the UV fun.
MTO Trails Twilight Run
Saturday 25th June 2022
Royston Farms, The Crags
2022
This event is about the routes and experiencing the night not the nightlife. Get to experience the true magic of running at night on two well-marked routes. Running at night opens a whole new world to runners. One gets into the zone of your headlight, with limited visibility your other senses sharpen and bring you back closer to nature than ever. There will be two routes of approximately 5,5 km and 12 km. Once again the longer run will have something new to keep it interesting so something new on what is becoming a tried and tested route.
(16th) CA2CX MTB Tour
Sunday 26th June - Sunday 3rd July 2022
Klein Joostenberg to Knysna
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The CA2CX is a mountain biking tour that every keen cyclist should experience. This isn't a faced-paced race but a fun tour that takes you through the picturesque landscape of our beautiful province each year in June. Please note that race entries are limited to 60 riders. The daily route, of about 100km per stage consists of farmlands, spectacular landscapes and amazing views. Couples, Singles and Groups (Teams) are welcome! Riders can enter one of the following groups: 14 - 18 km/ph, 18 - 22 km/ph, 22 km/ph upwards. Accommodation throughout the race will be 4-5 star guesthouses and hotels.
(11th) Featherbed Trail Run
Saturday 2nd July 2022
Cruise Cafe, Knysna
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The Featherbed Trail Run is not just a run along a trail, it is a bespoke, encompassing, paradigm-shifting experience. 21 km Great White - 11km Seahorse. For the first time, the course will be reversed, starting in town with the closing kilometers weaving down the Garden Route's most iconic feature, Knysna’s Western Heads. The Featherbed Restaurant, with its breath-taking setting as the gateway to the Western Heads, will be the fishline venue hosting and entertaining participants and spectators as they replenish their energies and relish their race experiences. Rounding off the most memorable day of your winter will be the Ferry Trip across the estuary and back to town.
(33rd) Knysna Cycle Tour
Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd July 2022
Waterfront Drive, Knysna
WWW 2019 2022 2018
Two day MTB Cycling Event. Gravel, MTB & E-bikes are all welcome. DAY 1: For the more experienced MTB riders - 42km and 82km MTB routes through the majestic Knysna indigenous forest. Experience the favourite rides of Knysna locals. Day 2: Fabulous Family Fun! Start and Finish at the popular Garden Route Trail Park outside Sedgefield nestled at the foot of the spectacular Outeniqua Mountains & Karatara River Gorge - 12km non-technical route designed for the young & young at heart - 35km technical single track for the more skilled & adventurous riders - Fun Pump Track eliminator for all age categories.
Open Rapid Chess Tournament
Saturday 2nd July 2022
Knysna High School Hall
2022 2022
Format: 6 round Swiss Pairing System 25 + 5SIPM per player.
The Wedge Shootout
Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd July 2022
The Wedge Beach, Plettenberg Bay
2022 2018 2018
The Wedge Shootout, a 4-man team surfing event over two days is back! Get out the big guns and face the edge of the wedge in this two-day dueling contest. Great prizes from Surf Life, and a movie and prize-giving on Sunday night.
Harbour 2 Heads Lagoon Challenge
Sunday 3rd July 2022
Knysna Yacht Club
WWW 2022
This canoe race incorporates the iconic Knysna Heads, Thesen Island, and the Knysna Yacht Club. Course: 11km & 22km (and 2km junior race).
(1st) Perle Trail Run
Sunday 3rd July 2022
Natures Valley to Keurboomstrand
2022
The coastal route between Natures Valley and Keurbooms is hiked by many and Muddyfoot Adventures is now mapping and launching it as Plett’s newest trail run, to be called the Perle Run. The name has been chosen to bring attention to the devastating Abalone poaching that that part of the coastline has experienced recently. The paths on the trail have been used by the perlemeon poachers and law enforcement officers alike. One of the paths that will be reopened on private property will allow officials and runners a great view of the coastline to help with the enforcement of the law. The route will follow SANParks trails and then onto The Forest Hall estate until the Maatjies River where it will return to the coastline to end at the Singing Kettle Beach.
KnysnaX Trail Series Winter Run
Thursday 7th July 2022
Blackwaters River Lodge
WWW 2022
The KnysnaX Trail Run is a 1 day trail running event that takes place in the heart of the Garden Route, Knysna. Each event forms part of the KnysnaX Trail Series which consist of 4 events over 365 days. These events will take place during each season. Trail Running at its best. Your race will officially start as you check in at Belvedere and continue all the way through spectacular fynbos and run along the old Knysna Railway. Fun and scenic, the 9km run will follow parts of the railway and Buffalo Trail. The routes include spectacular bridge crossings and breathtaking scenery all along the Knysna Railway. A trail run you do not want to miss.
(37th) Knysna Forest Marathon
Saturday 9th July 2022
Waterfront Drive, Knysna
WWW 2022 2017
Whether you compete in the half (21km) or the full (42km) version, the race offers several unique highlights found in no other race anywhere in the world. Much of the run takes place deep in the forest with a breath-taking view over the Knysna lagoon into The Heads, for inspiration towards the finish. If you haven’t done this race yet, it’s an absolute must! Padding through the enchanting forest, the scent of pine trees, and views of golden fields and coastlines on the horizon, it’s easy to forget that some of this race is uphill.
(29th) Klein Karoo Championships
Saturday 9th July 2022
Red Rock Raceway, Oudtshoorn
WWW
The Klein Karoo Championships is the oldest annual event of Oudtshoorn Motor Club. This event has been one of the biggest events in South Africa mainly due to the traditional Klein Karoo hospitality that the competitors, their families and the spectators experience. The Klein Karoo Championships is one of the biggest events in motor sport in South Africa, hosted by the smallest Oval track club in South Africa...
(9th) Houtkapper Trail Run
Sunday 10th July 2022
Goudveld, Knysna
WWW 2019 2019
This trail run offers 3 routes of varying lengths and difficulty, taking runners through the forests made famous by Daleen Mathee (the late authoress of Circles in the forest, Fiela’s child, Moerbeibos and others). The 15km and 27km routes have been chosen not only to challenge the intermediate to experienced trail runners but to provide them with an opportunity to experience the deepest secrets at the heart of the Knysna forest. Single track and terrain to excite trail runners of all ability including an easier route for the beginner trail runner of 9km.
(10th) Storms River Traverse
Friday 5th - Sunday 7th August 2022
Storms River Village
WWW 2022
The beautiful and untouched gem of the Garden Route will host riders on this 3-day mountain bike stage ride. With tracks hugging the rugged coastline and views only seen on postcards, this ride is designed for the intermediate cyclist looking for an adventure without having to spend hours training every day. The daily distances range from 40-70 kms and will traverse the mountains, plantations and coastline adjacent to the Village.
(10th) SOX Trail Run
Saturday 6th - Monday 8th August 2022
Fairy Knowe Hotel, Wilderness
WWW 2018 2022
The SOX Trail Run is known as the most diverse 3-day trail run in South Africa and takes place in the Garden Route. You will run on pristine hiking trails in the mountain on day one, experience the tranquillity of our lush, indigenous forest on day two and end off, with day three, along the stunning coastline of the Garden Route.
(6th) Tsitsikamma Ultra Trail Run
Saturday 20th August 2022
Tsitsikamma Big Tree to Nature's Valley
WWW 2022
The Tsitsikamma Ultra Trail Run is a 60 km, linear trail, that begins under "The Big Tree" near Storms River and ending at Covie near Natures Valley. The trail traverses the Tsitsikamma Mountains crossing many streams and valleys . With wonderful support crew at the two aid stations and a chilled friendly vibe at the finish this is what trail running is all about. You and the mountains. In conjunction with the MTO Trails Ultra we will run a circular 23 +/- km loop from Covie. The route will include The Covie Trails, The Tsitsikamma Hiking Trail as well as MTO Plantations.
Expedition Africa 60km &120km Garden Route
Friday 26th - Sunday 28th August 2022
Blackwaters River Lodge, Goukamma
WWW 2022
Kayak, Trekking, MTB and navigate in the beautiful Garden Route area. Teams of 2 and 4. This event is the 4th event of the ARWS Africa Regional series. The ARWS Africa Circuit is a collection of the best mid-distance adventure races in the Africa region.
Western Cape Eventing Championships
Friday 26th - Sunday 28th August 2022
George Riding Club, George
WWW 2018 2022
Eventing is an equestrian triathlon consisting of dressage, show jumping and cross country, each presenting its own test for the horse-rider combination.
(12th) Cape Pioneer Trek
Sunday 4th - Saturday 10th September 2022
George to Oudtshoorn
WWW 2022
The "Race With Soul" plunges its participants into a whirlwind adventure, taking riders from the pulsating singletrack of Saasveld into the heart of the Klein Karoo. Each of the 7 days poses a completely unique challenge. With riders summiting the mighty Swartberg Mountain to traversing the arid, desert-like landscapes of the wild Kammanassie. The event combines world-class hospitality and an electric race village with a mountain biking experience like no other.
(7th) Sasol Solar Challenge
Friday 9th - Friday 16th September 2022
Pretoria to Cape Town
WWW 2022 2022 2022 2016
The South African Sasol Solar Challenge is a biennial competition that strives to be the ultimate test of technology and innovation. Local and international teams conceptualise, design and build solar-powered vehicles to drive across South Africa in an eight-day event while competing against each other, demonstrating and showcasing their design, manufacturing, and strategy skills. The challenge travels from Johannesburg to Cape Town via Jeffreys Bay, with the ultimate winner being the team that has managed to clock the most kilometres on their solar car. The 2022 event is bringing more teams than ever from around the world - including new and experienced South African teams, making this the biggest solar challenge in Africa.
(7th) Bart's Bash
Saturday 10th - Sunday 11th September 2022
George Lakes Yacht Club + Mossel Bay Sailing Club
WWW 2022 2018
Bart’s Bash is a global sailing race taking place at hundreds of venues, with thousands of sailors in hundreds of different classes of boat around the world. This incredible event works on the assumption that sailing venues host their races at weekends and we invite them to unite in one colossal global sailing event. Put simply it’s the day the world goes sailing! Bart’s Bash is an annual fundraising and participation campaign promoted by the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF). The event was founded in 2014 and was verified By Guinness World Record as The Largest Sailing Race in the World.
(9th) Sports & Recreation Festival
Friday 16th September - Sunday 23rd October 2022
Mossel Bay
2022
More than 40 sporting codes participate in this festival facilitated by the Mossel Bay Municipality. The festival is hosted to boost the local economy and encourage an active lifestyle.
(10th) Dr.EVIL Classic
Thursday 22nd - Saturday 24th September 2022
Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve
Kurland Hotel & Polo Estate
Cairbrogie Dairy Farm
WWW 2020 2021 2015
Contrary to the name the Dr Evil Classic is aimed at normal FUN riders as well as hardcore athletes. The three days will ALL be under 70 kilometers in distance. Leon Evans has created routes that are interesting, scenic and will test those who set out with the intention of racing the event. Each stage of the three-day event promises a unique view of Plettenberg Bay & surrounds.
Torpedo SwinRun Wild
Friday 23rd - Saturday 24th September 2022
Ebb and Flow, Wilderness
WWW 2018 2018
SwimRun is one of the worlds fastest growing adventure sports and it’s come to South Africa. A Friday evening Prologue traverses pristine South African National Parks trails and river. Saturday’s 26km route covers naturally diverse and unseen Garden Route terrain. The Kaaimans is the highlight and leaves you with a once in a lifetime experience! The weekend is rounded off with 2 nights of camping and festivities at Ebb & Flow and a Saturday celebration dinner and party.
(4th) UrbanX Obstacle Trail Run
Saturday 24th September 2022
Blackwaters River Lodge, Goukamma
2020
A fun trail run starting with 10 easy obstacles and now including colour stations. There are no tough obstacles requiring excessive upper body strength so anyone can do it. All of these will be hosted on beautiful properties with an option to stay afterward and enjoy a coffee and/or breakfast.
(22nd) Lions Karoo To Coast
Sunday 25th September 2022
Uniondale to Knysna
WWW 2022 2019
The Lions Karoo to Coast Mountain Bike Challenge is a 100km off road race from UNIONDALE to KNYSNA via the Prince Alfred's Pass. The route is scenic, challenging and riders are encouraged to train sufficiently for this event in order to maximise the enjoyment of the experience. Only 4500 entries will be available for the 2022 event, with more than half the field being carried over from 2020/2021. The Lions Karoo to Coast Mountain Bike Race has been selected as an Official Premier Seeding Event of the 2022 Cape Town Cycle Tour.
(2nd) KnysnaX Trail Series - Spring Run
Sunday 2nd October 2022
Blackwaters River Lodge
WWW
The KnysnaX Trail Run is a 1 day trail running event that takes place in the heart of the Garden Route, Knysna. Each event forms part of the KnysnaX Trail Series which consist of 4 events over 365 days. These events will take place during each season. Trail Running at its best. Your race will officially start as you check in at Belvedere and continue all the way through spectacular fynbos and run along the old Knysna Railway. Fun and scenic, the 9km run will follow parts of the railway and Buffalo Trail. The routes include spectacular bridge crossings and breathtaking scenery all along the Knysna Railway. A trail run you do not want to miss.
(14th) The OTTER
Wednesday 5th - Saturday 8th October 2022
Natures Valley to Storms River Mouth
WWW 2020 2018 2019
The Grail of Trail™. The Otter Run has been dubbed “the Holy Grail of Trail Running.” At 42km it is a full trail marathon that traverses South Africa’s most iconic hiking trail; the Otter Trail, arguably one of the most beautiful trails on the planet. The Otter Run is the only time when trail running is permitted on the Otter Trail. It is a trail run on the upper end of the scale with regards to the technical difficulty of the trail and as such demands a high level of technical proficiency and endurance from participants.
Anything That Floats
Saturday 8th October 2022
Fish Eagle Green, Sedgefield
2022
This event is all about ... well ... not sinking. Or at least sinking with dignity. It’s a sort of a boat race without boats. Each entered team has to bring materials to build their craft on site. These crafts can be made of ANYTHING (that floats) except real boat parts, surfboards, paddle skis etc. Then, after being launched onto the lagoon just off Fish Eagle Green, the craftily crafted crafts are put to the test against one another in an exciting series of heats.
(19th) Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge
Postponed Saturday 5th March 2022
Saturday 15th October 2022
Carpe Diem School, George
WWW 2022 2020 2017
A wheelchair race exclusively for disabled athletes! And - every year it is getting bigger and better! The number of entries has increased dramatically, with disabled athletes and other persons in wheelchairs flocking to this annual event. The Challenge is unique as being the first and only event exclusively for the disabled in South Africa. Athletes in racing wheelchairs, adapted bicycles, hand cycles, basketball chairs and ordinary wheelchairs have made this into the premier sporting event for the disabled on the South African sporting calendar. It undoubtedly has the potential to develop into one of the best events of its kind in the world!
Prince George MTB Challenge
Saturday 15th October 2022
Prince Albert to George
WWW
Prince George is a premium 100 Miler, the most diverse one-day race you’ll ever experience. It is a monumental race covering 2 mountain passes, 3 geographical areas, and a world heritage site, all in one day! The vast landscapes and diverse overload of this non-technical routes are the perfect race for all mountain and gravel bike enthusiasts, with ample opportunity to appreciate the unique surroundings you’ll be exposed to.
SA Senior Open
Cancelled Tuesday 18th - Friday 21st October 2022
Simola Golf Club
WWW 2021 2021 2018
2021 information - The Sunshine Senior Tour is pleased to announce the 4th running of the SA Senior Open to be played on the fabulous Plettenberg Bay Country Club Course. When it was last played in the month of April in 2017, Mark McNulty won with a wonderful score of 274 over the 72 holes of strokeplay. The first two days will be played in a pro-am format and the remaining two days for the professionals only. The tournament will again be blessed with big names of yesteryears, including McNulty, Kingston, Cruse, McGuigan, Scholz, Dube, Wessels, Lincoln, Quinn, Williams and Stone amongst other competent players.
(11th) Tour de Plett
Saturday 22nd October 2022
Keurbooms Lagoon Caravan Park, Plettenberg Bay
WWW 2022 2021 2019
Get out there and enjoy a great day of riding on some of Plett's most challenging and rewarding mountain bike trails.
(2nd) Cairo to Cape Trail Run
Saturday 22nd October 2022
Woodfields Estate, Wilderness
2022
One of the most famous tourism beacons in the Southern Cape, Map of Africa, will once again host two unique races this year. It's a unique race and the terrain is definitely a big draw. This year's event will definitely be bigger and participants will be able to run through 26 ‘African countries’.
(3rd) Dust 4 Glory Challenge
Saturday 22nd October 2022
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, Oudtshoorn
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The Klein Karoo Dust 4 Glory Challenge is the only obstacle course challenge in the Garden Route and Klein Karoo region. It will be a weekend of fun and adventure for families, friends, corporate colleagues or scholars. Participants can enter individually or as part of a team (although team members start together, they do not need to finish together). Just bring your running shoes and have a great time.
(18th) Vodacom Origins of Golf Final
Thursday 27th - Saturday 29th October 2022
Pinnacle Point Golf Course, Mossel Bay
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Vodacom Origins of Golf is a platform for the next generation of pro golfers to hone their skills in tournament play for five months during the South African winter. It is the biggest series of tournaments on the Sunshine Tour.
(5th) Trail Girl Event
Saturday 12th - Sunday 13th November 2022
Fairy Knowe Hotel, Wilderness
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Fabulous fun on some of South Africa’s most beautiful trails, exclusively for Women (and Girls). Run on beautiful purpose build trails and enjoy an exciting day out or weekend away with your friends. Trail Girl events are ideal mini-break experiences and girls-only weekend getaways. It’s also the perfect introduction to multi-day Trail Running events. Treat yourself to a weekend of trail running, new friends and fun you deserve!
(5th) Knysna Extreme Triathlon
Saturday 19th November 2022
Knysna Estuary to Diepwalle
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The Knysna Extreme Triathlon is Africa's Toughest Triathlon and an experience like no other. It is a challenging Point-To-Point, self-supported race that takes place along South Africa’s scenic Garden Route. The course starts with a 5 km swim in the Knysna Estuary, followed by a 174 km cycle through coastal, mountain and semi-desert scenery. This is then followed by a 50 km run through plantations and the Knysna forest. It is a grueling, yet scenic route that takes triathletes back to the purest form of the sport. The route will test your fitness levels and pure mental strength and determination. With an altitude gain of nearly 3,800m over a total distance of 229 km, the Knysna Extreme is an extreme triathlon that offers an exciting personal challenge for athletes.
(3rd) Sea2Tower Trail Run
Sunday 18th December 2022
Thesen Islands to Diepwalle Forest Tower
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The Sea 2 Tower is a trail run that starts in the heart of Knysna and finishes at the top of the Knysna Forest. With 4 routes to choose from, the Sea 2 Tower offers a variety of distances that cater for most fitness levels: 32KM | 40KM | 48KM | 53KM. It is a very challenging yet beautiful route where runners will start off at sea level, wind their way up through the Knysna forest, before climbing a 6m steel ladder into the Forest Tower itself. Finishers will be greeted by the Forest Rangers manning the tower with spectacular views over the surrounding forest, mountains and valleys.
(19th) Sabrina Love Summer Challenge
Monday 26th - Friday 30th December 2022
Kurland Estate, The Crags
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2021 information - The Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge takes place every year at the end of December and is one of the biggest sporting events on the Plettenberg Bay Event Calendar. The town of Plett becomes draped in pink as approximately 3000 athletes of all age, shape and size come out to compete in the many different events all in aid of raising funds for the Sabrina Love Foundation and our many special needs children that we look after. The must-do Sabrina Love Challenge this year takes place entirely within the magnificent private estates of Kurland. The trail runs and MTB routes will take you through breathtaking sections of indigenous forest, cool river crossings, mountain peaks with sweeping views and something for all levels of athletes.
(34th) Trans Agulhas Challenge
Wednesday 28th - Saturday 31st December 2022
Hobie Beach, Plettenberg Bay to Gordon's Bay
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The "World's Toughest Inflatable Boat Challenge" starts every year on 28 December at Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. It is a fast-paced, action-packed water sports event with over 40 inflatable boats battling it out in the waves.
Red Men Trail Run
Saturday 31st December 2022
Herold Wines, Montagu Pass, George
Lovely morning run in the Outeniqua Mountains, followed by a picnic and wine tasting at Herold Wine Farm
View from Westhill Luxury Guest House, Knysna Knysna and the Knysna Estuary, through The Heads to the Indian Ocean. View from Westhill Luxury Guest House.
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