Garden Route Events

From Mossel Bay to Storms River, the Garden Route is abuzz with activities and events all year round, including trail runs, mtb challenges, shows and expos, festivals and farmers’ markets.

So, whether you’re a foodie, art lover, extreme sports enthusiast or get a kick out of colourful, free-spirited festivals, there’s enough on this exhilarating route to keep you entertained throughout the entire year.

MOSSEL BAY

Hakuna Matata Trail Run

Where: Hakuna Matata Game Farm
Date: Date to be confirmed for 2023
Read more: www.jakhalsevents.co.za

Garden Route Expo & Outdoor Show

Where: Bartelsfontein Farm
Date: Date to be confirmed for 2023
Read more: www.gardenrouteexpo.co.za

Garden Route International Film Festival

Where: Diaz Hotel, Mossel Bay
Date: 11 – 17 July 2022
Read more: www.gardenrouteinternationalfilmfestival.com

Buffalo Rally

Where: Hartenbos
Date: 28 October 2022
Read more: Buffalo Rally

Mos Jazz Festival

Where: Santos Express Train Lodge
Date: 24 November 2022
Read more: Mos Jazz Festival

GEORGE

PRINCE GEORGE

Where: Church Street, Prince Albert
Date: 15 October 2022
Read more: www.princegeorge.co.za

City Nature Challenge

Where: Garden Route District Municipality
Date: Date to be confirmed for 2023
Read more: www.inaturalist.org

Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge

Where: 72 Hibernia St, George
Date: 15 October 2022
Read more: www.georgeocc.co.za

Redberry Farm Market Trail Run

Where: Redberry Farm
Date: Date to be confirmed for 2023
Read more: www.redberryfarm.co.za

The MUT

Where: George
Date: 18 June 2022
Read more: www.georgetrailrun.co.za

Cape Pioneer Trek

Where: George
Date: 04 -10 September
Read more: www.capepioneer.co.za

WILDERNESS

Bergplaas Challenge

Where: The Flying Club on Mandalay Farm, Hoekwil
Date: Date to be confirmed for 2023
Read more: www.chaingangevents.co.za

SOX 3 Day Trail Run

Where: Fairy Knowe Hotel, Wilderness
Date: 06 – 08 August 2022
Read more: Enter here!

Trail Girl 2 Day Run

Where: Fairy Knowe Hotel, Wilderness
Date: 12 – 13 November 2022
Read more: www.trailgirl.co.za

SEDGEFIELD

WILD OATS Community Farmers’ Market

Where: Jan van Riebeeck Rd, The Island
Date: Every Saturday morning, 08:00 – 12:00
Read more: www.wildoatsmarket.co.za

KNYSNA

Knysna Oyster Festival

Where: Number of venues throughout the greater Knysna area
Date: 01 – 10 July 2022
Read more: www.knysnaoysterfestival.co.za

Knysna Extreme Triathlon

Where: Starting at Thesen Island
Date: 19 November 2022
Read more: www.knysnaextreme.co.za

KnysnaX Autumn Trail Series

Where: Blackwaters River Lodge
Date: Date to be confirmed for 2023
Read more: www.knysnaxse.co.za

PLETTENBERG BAY

Plett Ocean Festival

Where: Plettenberg Bay
Date: 01 – 10 July 2022
Enquire here: cindy@pletttourism.com

Tour de Plett

Where: Keurbooms Lagoon Caravan Park
Date: 22 October 2022
Read more: www.tourdeplett.com

Trans Agulhas Challenge

Where: Plettenberg Bay
Date: 28 December 2022
Read more: www.trans-agulhas.com

Dr Evil Classic 3 Day Stage Race

Where: Plettenberg Bay
Date: 22 – 24 September 2022
Read more: www.drevilclassic.com

STORMS RIVER

Storms River Traverse

Where: Tsitsikamma Village Inn
Date: 5 – 7 August 2022
Read more: www.stormsrivertraverse.co.za

Guided – Otter Trail

Where: Storms River Mouth National Park
Date: 25 – 29 November 2022
Read more: www.starthikingtoday.com