Festivals and Events


  • Knysna Oyster Festival: Running, cycling, culinary delights, and family fun. Dates are 30th June – 9th July 2023.
  • Simola Hillclimb: Held in Knysna over the past decade, has become South Africa’s premier motorsport lifestyle event with approximately 17 000 people from around the globe attending, and over 250 000 livestream views over the weekend. Dates for the next event – 4th – 7th May 2023.


  • CCPP Group Lions Karoo to Coast Mountain Bike Challenge: 24th September 2023 is the date set for South Africa’s favourite single day mountain bike event. The Karoo to Coast promises to be as challenging, rewarding and fun as ever – when 4 500 riders take on the route from Uniondale to Knysna.
  • Knysna Extreme Triathlon: A full Triathlon and a 0.5 version. A swim in the Knysna Estuary is not for the feint hearted. The event takes place on 18th November 2023.