The popular Garden Route in the Western Cape is a hub of sporting activity this festive season with multiple events taking place!

If you’re heading to the area for your December holiday, stay active and keep that competitive spark burning by entering any of these endurance events:

Knysna Seeff Nite Race

Date: 16 December 2022

Runners can chhose to enter the 10km Nite Race and a 4.8km Fun Run presented by Seeff. The 10km race starts at 18:00 from the Knysna Marathon Clubhouse in Loerie Park. Click here for info and to enter.

Wilderness Cairo to Cape Trail Run

Date: 17 December 2022

Traverses the Map of Africa with options of 8km or 21km trial runs that follow trails that have never been accessible to the running public. Enter here.

Knysna Sea2Tower

Date: 18 December 2022

The Sea 2 Tower is a trail run event offering 4 distances – 32km, 40km, 48km and 52km. Races start in the heart of Knysna and finish at the top of the Knysna Forest. Click here for more info.

Knysna Rotary: Knysna Open Water Swim

Date: 30 December 2022

Choose between the 3000m Knysna Open Water Swim, the Knysna Lagoon Mile Swim (1650m) and the Junior Swim (450m). All swims start atthe Knysna Yacht Club. Proceeds go to Safe Swimming.
Enter here.

Knysna Rotary: Splash Ducks at Knysna Quays

Date: 30 December 2022

Get to the Yacht Bridge from 13h00 to join in the fun and watch this event live at the Knysna Waterfront. Proceeds go to Safe Swimming. Enter here.

Grootbrak Grabadoo

Date: 31 December 2022

Choose between four MTB events with various distances – 15km, 36km, 53km and 71km. Those who wish to take part in a less strenuous activity with the kids and pets in tow can opt for the 4.8km fun walk or run through the picturesque village on the banks of the winding Great Brak River. Enter here.

KnysnaX Trail Run

Date: 2 January 2023

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 – Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring. The 18km and 25km trail run events start at Caltex Waterfront and finish at Blackwaters River Lodge. Click here for more info or to enter.