KNYSNA NEWS – The seventh annual FNB Family Forest Hike is an opportunity for Knysna Oyster Festival goers of all ages to enjoy the deep indigenous Harkerville forest in a fun, friendly and educational way. The aim of the hike is to educate the public on the ecological importance of the forests while embracing quality time with family, friends and individuals of all ages in an eco-friendly way.
Taking place on Monday 2 July, Wednesday 4 July and Friday 6 July, families can choose from one of three distances to walk, run, hike or jog.
Options for everyone
The legendary Harkerville Trails are considered mountain biking and trail-running utopia. The Forest Family Hike provides the opportunity for people of all ages and fitness levels to absorb the magic of these famous forests with friends and family. You can loosen up your off-day legs with a brisk hike over a longer 10km distance or amble the shorter 6km and 2.5km walks at fairy-listening pace. Who knows, you may just spot a Knysna loerie, or better, an elephant.
“Our aim is to educate about the ecological importance of the forests while embracing quality time, health and wellness for all ages in an eco-friendly way.” comments event organiser Paul Ingpen.
Enter now and get lucky
The first 360 online entries will receive a stylish Merrell jacket worth R800 (13 years and upwards). All kids will receive a very useful FNB winter buff among other treats, including an entertaining talk on the fascinating history of the region, intimate information about the rare forest plants and animal species and more.
Pre and post-hike, participants will also enjoy hot chocolate, soup, snacks and music in a cosy and stylish marquee. Colouring-in competitions, magical make-up, wands, wings, crayons, blow bubbles and amazing lucky draw prizes from the Crazy Store will be available for all.
“The fun and interactive activities and treats that we have lined up has landed us the reputation of being the best event of the festival,” says FNB Private Wealth divisional manager Quentin Maritz. “We look forward to welcoming past and new participants to our sought-after event.”
How to enter
To enter or for more info: Paul Ingpen (Electric Ink) 082 990 8408 / 021 438 5972 / [email protected] / www.electricink.co.za. Ticket prices: kids R180; adults: R475 including jacket while stocks last.
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