Slide Kurland Forest
For most athletes, winter is about recharging, base miles and family time. The Knysna Oyster Festival is an opportunity for all three, but now the whole family gets to experience the magic of the Kurland forests, together.

When: 2020 TBC
Where: Kurland Hotel, The Crags, N2

It’s school holidays so let’s get outside and play! There’s no such thing as bad weather – only bad clothing choices, so no need to hibernate in daylight. Beat the winter blues & join us at the beautiful Kurland Hotel Polo estate and farm for the inaugural Kurland Forest Triathlon. With distances for anyone, you’ll explore the Crags in the water, via mountain bike and on footpaths with family & friends.

You can choose any distance from our “Clydesdale” Standard triathlon, “Polo Pony” Sprint, or the kids “Shetland” Super Sprint. Our aim is for you to have a forest adventure while embracing quality family time, health and wellness for all ages in an eco-friendly way.

Online entries will receive a stylish long sleeve top & kids will receive a cool gift. After the invigorating fun
experience, participants are invited to join us at Katrina’s where they can enjoy Kurland’s warm & cosy hospitality.

This year we are adding value to your Knysna Oyster Festival midweek experience. You can enter three of our exciting events for the “Hat-Trick Package”. Choose one hike or trail run, enter our Tuesday Mountain Bike Meander and the Thursday Kurland Forest Triathlon and receive a special discounted rate for your entries.

2020 Dates TBC

2020 dates to be announced soon


Standard (Clydesdale): swim (800m), bike (18 km), run (8 km)

Sprint (Polo Pony): swim (400m), bike (9km), run (4km)

Kids Super Sprint (Shetland): [roughly] swim (100m), bike (3km), run (1km)


Enter our Standard, Sprint & Super Sprint Triathlons:

Adults (13 years plus): R450 | Early Bird R390 (online entries include a stylish long-sleeve top)

Kids (2 – 12 years): R180 | Early Bird R150 (including gift)  

Early Bird discount ends 10 June 2019.


Knysna Oyster Festival entries (Saturday 22 June – Friday 28 June 2019):

R490 (including long sleeve top) | R375 (when tops are sold out)


Family: (3 or more with same surname) Standard price less 15%

Group: (6 or more) Standard less 15%

Hat-Trick Package

Enter three of our events via our “Hat-Trick Package” and receive this special rate. Choose one hike/trail run, enter our Tuesday Mountain Bike Meander and Thursday Kurland Forest Triathlon.

Hat-Trick PackageHike, Bike and Triathlon combo. Prices for adults & kids:

Adults: R990 | Early Bird R850

Kids: R450 | Early Bird R350

Find out more about our Forest Family Hike / Mountain Bike Meander here.

Start Time

Triathlons to begin at 10h00


Kurland Hotel
[Kurland Hotel, The Crags, N2, Plettenberg Bay]


From Plettenberg Bay: 19 Km outside Plettenberg Bay on the N2 next to the Nature’s Valley turn off.

From Port Elizabeth: 13 Km after the Tsitsikama toll gate on right hand side of the N2

Degrees. Minutes. Seconds

33° 56’ 26.66” S
23° 29’ 18.88″ E

Contact the race office

021 438 5972

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