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Browse A List Of Exciting Knysna Events
Knysna Bull MTB19-21 Feb 2020
Knysna Speed Festival 7-10 May 2020
Knysna Oyster Festival26 June - 5 July 2020
Knysna Cycle Tour27 & 28 Jun 2020
Knysna Forest Marathon4 July 2020
Houtkapper Trail Run5 July 2020
Dr. Evil MTB19-21 Sep 2019
Karoo to Coast MTB22 Sep 2019

Knysna Bull


Head out into the forest on your solo mission! For the Pros, the Bull provides a unique opportunity to test form over a multi-day stage race, without being affected by riding in a team.

Dates: Evening Lagoon Prologue 3 Forest Trail Stages 19 – 22 February 2020
Venue: Starts at the Knysna Waterfront

Races start at 08:00

Knysna Speed Festival


Coming in to its 11th year, the Knysna Speed Festival will roar to the sound of engines, cheering spectators and popping champagne corks as we celebrate ten editions of South Africa’s leading motorsport lifestyle event.

Dates: 7 – 10 May 2020
Venue: Knysna
Times: To be confirmed

Enquiries: +27 (0)44 302 5777 or

Knysna Cycle Tour



A two-day family cycling festival in Knysna, South Africa

Dates: 27 June & 28 June 2020
Venue: Waterfront Drive
Times: Start at 08:00

Enquiries: or 079 796 7834

Knysna Forest Marathon


A unique Full Marathon & Half Marathon Event

Dates: 04 July 2020
Venue: Waterfront Drive
Times: start 07h00 & 08h00


Houtkapper Trail Run


The Houtkapper Trail Run features 3 routes; beginners are recommended to tackle the 9km circuit while intermediate and experienced runners can test their abilities on the 15km or 27km tracks. Each route takes participants through the magnificent Knysna Forest making this one of the more scenic trail events available.

Dates: 05 July 2020
Venue: Fetchers, Knysna Main Road
Times: Start chute closes 08:15


Dr Evil MTB


Dr Evil aka Leon Evans and Zandile decided to change the race format in 2016. This has been done with the rider in mind and for the maximum enjoyment of the stunning routes that we have in the area.

Dates: 19 – 21 September 2019
Venue: See website.
Times: To be Confirmed

Enquiries: or 082 851 3622

Karoo to Coast


The Buco 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.

Dates: 22 September 2019
Venue: Uniondale Sports Grounds
Times: To be Confirmed

Enquiries: or 082 851 3622

Knysna Literary Festival6-8 March 2020
Knysna Speed Festival7-10 May 2020
Knysna Oyster Festival26 June - 5 July 2020

Knysna Literary Festival


Presented by Pam Golding Properties Knysna to promote South Africa’s rich literary heritage, the Knysna Literary Festival is now in its 10th year. It is the Garden Route’s only annual festival that hosts an exclusive group of hand-picked authors from South Africa and is fast becoming a must-attend with bookworms and lovers of all things literary.

Dates: 06 – 08 March 2020
Venue: To be Confirmed
Times: To be Confirmed

Enquiries: or 044 382 5574

Knysna Oyster Festival


The annual Knysna Oyster Festival is one of South Africa’s most popular festivals, attracting sports lovers, families and foodies from far and wide.

Dates: 26 June – 5 July 2020
Venue: Knysna High School Fields
Times: To be Confirmed