Knysna Oyster Festival 2016

10 days of fun at the seaside (lagoon) resort known as Knysna, the little town that comes alive, when in July the Knysna oyster festival takes over from 1st – 10th. If you have never been, take the 10 days off and head to the Garden route in the Western Cape to the infamous town known for its oysters, warm people, magnificent views and from the 1st of July a sublime blend of adventure, sport and fun for families and their budding sportsman/women/kids.

With an easy drive from Cape Town along the N2, a flight into George airport or the longer drive down from Johannesburg, all roads will lead to Knysna for a mid-year holiday or long week end with like-minded people ready to eat, drink, be merry and of course compete in the sports they love. The 10 day events list is here!

This 33rd Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival has 2 main events sponsored by Momentum, that being the Cycle tours and the Marathon run. Which are held on alternative weekends.
– Saturday the 2nd July will be the start of Momentum Weekend Argus Knysna Cycle Tour: 80km MTB race.
MTB EVENTS START: 08:00 – 80 km, 50 km, 30 km and 15 km – Waterfront Drive
FINISH – Festival grounds, Waterfront Drive

– Sunday the 3rd July the road cyclist hit the tar – Momentum Weekend Argus Knysna Cycle Tour: 109km Road Race.
ROAD RACE EVENTS START: 08:00 – 109 km and 50 km – Waterfront Drive
FINISH – Festival grounds, Waterfront Drive

– Through the week there are a few warm up runs. Tuesday 5th July has the Featherbed Trail Run – 15km Coelacanth route. Thursday 7th July the Momentum Health OatWell DualX powered by PeptoPro – 5km Run, 30km MTB, 2.5km Run. Off-Road Duathlon Outdoor adventure.

– SATURDAY 9th JULY – Momentum Cape Times Knysna Forest Marathon – 21.1km half Marathon through the area’s spectacular natural forest scenery.

Some participants will enter the “Big 5 Lite”, where they take part in all the main events through the week from:
SATURDAY 2 JULY: Momentum Weekend Argus Knysna Cycle Tour presented by Rotary – 50km MTB Race
SUNDAY 3 JULY: Momentum Weekend Argus Knysna Cycle Tour – 50km Road Race OR Dragons Featherbed Lagoon Mile Swim – 1,6km Open Water Swim OR Harbour2Heads Lagoon Challenge – 11km Paddle Race
TUESDAY 5 JULY: The Featherbed Trail Run – 11km Trail Run
THURSDAY 7 JULY: Momentum Health OatWell DualX powered by PeptoPro
2,3km Run; 15km MTB; 1,25km Run
SATURDAY 9 JULY: Momentum Cape Times Knysna Forest Marathon – 21,1km Half Marathon

– There are also events for the parents with kids, check out the Knysna Oyster Festival magazine 2016. And lastly to get around the festival so you can leave your car at your accommodation, Shuttle services have been made available. The hop-on-hop-off service is free of charge from 09:00 – 16:30 Friday 1st to Saturday 9th. So there is no excuse to not get out and enjoy yourself with the numerous restaurants, markets and fun events going on! Download the events PDF here onto your mobile phone.

See you there, be safe and enjoy the fun – CABS Team

Knysna Oyster Festival
Knysna Oyster Festival