Knysna Marathon and Franschhoek Bastille festival

These 2 events have to be on your bucket list.
The Knysna Oyster Festival holds the famous Knysna Marathon and half Marathon, every runners dream run. If you have never competed in this event? You just have to. It really is one of the best and most beautiful runs you can take part in. On the same weekend is also the Knysna Cycle tour and Mountain bike race, which has grown into a 2 day cycling festival. The biggest of its kind in South Africa.

Part of this action weekend is the festival itself, which includes the Knysna Wine Festival and Night food Market, Pick n Pay Flavours of Knysna , the Oyster Eating Competition, the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays Waitron Race and the Bowls Tournament. The festival has grown to include a huge charity component and involves the local community, to ensure that everyone in Knysna benefits from the festival every year. Their site has all the info:
Join in the fun and rent a car from Cabs Car Hire.

Not to be out done. Cape Town, to be exact Franschhoek celebrates Bastille Day in typical French fashion. Visitors to the valley celebrate the annual festival in red, white and blue colours, with a feast of amazing food and delectable wines from the region. The focal point is the Food and wine Marquee where all the taste sensations come together. From acclaimed chefs to famous estate wines mixed together with a bit of local music.

The festival has its own trail run into the wilderness for the runners, Farmers market and craft stalls for the ladies and Boules for the gents who want to just chill out. A minstrel parade take place as well as various children’s activities. Check out the video and see their site for more details:

If you in Cape Town? You have to attend this festival. Cabs Chauffeur drive can show you around for the whole weekend