The Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival

The 2016 Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival takes place from 1 to 10 July 2016 and promises fun and exciting activities for the whole family. Besides the delicious oysters and many other seafood delights on offer, there’s a diverse programme of more than 100 events, with something for every age and interest.

Knysna Festival

To whet your appetite, here’s a look at just some of what’s lined up:

Sporting events for adults

  • On Saturday, 2 and Sunday, 3 July Momentum Weekend Argus Knysna Cycle Tour presented by Rotary
  • On Thursday, 7 July Momentum Health OatWell DualX powered by Peptopro

Sporting events for children

  • Sunday, 3 July Spur Rotary Knysna Children’s Cycle Tour –  for children aged two to 9
  • Saturday, 2 July The Casper Kids Adventure Run and from 1 – 10 July Dare 2 Dash Challenge for kids – for children aged six to eight

Other kiddies’ events

  • The Pick n Pay Young Oyster Festival presented by Humpty Dumpty Windmeul Eggs enjoy fun cooking lessons, arts and crafts, for two to 10 year olds
  • The Momentum Health Kiddies Area is a fully supervised, secure and fun area for children aged two to 12 with great age-appropriate activities. Parents can leave their children under supervision with full peace of mind.
  • The annual Kids’ Pavement Art event is ideal for creative kiddies, includes lots of entertainment and prizes.
  • The Enchanted Education Forest and Explore the Knysna Estuary on a Kayak are not to be missed!
  • Funfair and inflatables are always a winner and these will be in abundance at the Festival.

Fun for the whole family

  • The FNB Knysna Forest Family Hikes on Monday, 4, Wednesday, 6 and Friday, 8 July are always a hit and a great way to experience the incredible Knysna Forest
  • The Imperial Auto Festival of Golf at Pezula  a great day out where parents and children get to play golf together on one of the most beautiful golf courses in SA.
  • Make sure you visit the SA Navy ships on Thesen Island while the Waterfront Canoe Polo will include a great canoeing clinic for kids.
  • There will be a whole host of markets to explore, including a Night Market on Monday and Tuesday, a local design and food market on Thursday, and the new Main Street Market in Main Road on Saturday afternoon

For the full programme and details about all events, as well as registration and ticket costs visit or follow the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival on Twitter @OysterFestival or on Facebook/KnysnaOysterFestival for daily updates

Additional Info

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JBU Supertrial Presented By RVCA Set To Go

As the contest organisers of the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA come to the back-end of their event’s waiting period, it looks like there is a chance of great Supers this weekend. A pulse arrives on Friday, and goes over until Saturday, and the contest organisers have decided to call the event on for Friday or Saturday. The 24 surfers, from all over the country, have started mobilizing for JBay, and a full turnout of invitees is expected.

According to official swell forecaster Spike from Wavescape, the weekend swell holds good potential.

“A large storm, which reaches a massively powerul 924mb at its core, is forming SW of South Africa along the ice shelf of Antarctica,” said Spike. “A large fetch area of galeforce SW wind is focusing swell towards the JBay area. With 2 days travel time, it will start filling in on Friday, peaking late Friday and early Saturday. It’s looking like there is enough power and size to run the event at this stage, with Saturday looking like the best winds.”

Contest organizer Koffie Jacobs has been monitoring the approaching storm. “It’s the last storm of the waiting period, and it looks like it has great potential to produce the surf we want,” said Jacobs. “We’re looking at possibly running on Friday, but we still have good  waves on Saturday, should Friday’s predicted swell arrive a little late.”

JBU Supertrial

Last year enjoyed some great conditions. ©Van Gysen

The winner of the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA wins a wildcard into the World Surf League’s JBay Open Championship Tour event, and will bank a minimum of $8,000 (R120k)

The JBU Supertrial forms part of the JBay Winterfest, the sporting and music festival that will take place in Jeffreys Bay from 6-17 July. 

The JBU Supertrial is presented by RVCA. Co-sponsors include Monster Energy, Stance, and Oakley.

Event hash tags #RVCASupertrial   #JBU   #JBayWinterfest

Wavescape is the media partner.

There is a Facebook Event Page

The JBU Supertrial is sanctioned by Surfing South Africa, the recognised governing body for the sport in South Africa. SSA is a member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and the International Surfing Association (ISA).

The World Surf League (WSL) also sanctions the JBU Supertrial.

About the World Surf League
The World Surf League (WSL), formerly the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), is dedicated to celebrating the world’s best surfing on the world’s best waves through a variety of best-in-class audience platforms. The League, headquartered in Santa Monica, is a truly global sport with regional offices in Australasia, Africa, North America, South America, Hawaii, Japan and Europe.

For more information contact the event organiser Koffie Jacobs –

Compiled and distributed by Craig Jarvis  e. t. 082 376 4443