21ST NOV 2020



No Sugar Coating | No Hand Holding | No Fanfare

Brutal in its purest form

The Knysna Extreme Triathlon is Africa's Toughest Triathlon and an experience like no other.

The Knysna Extreme is a challenging Point-To-Point, self-supported race that takes place along South Africa’s scenic Garden Route. The course starts with a 5 km swim in the Knysna Estuary, followed by a 174 km cycle through coastal, mountain and semi-desert scenery. This is then followed by a 50 km run through plantations and the Knysna forest. It is a grueling, yet scenic route that takes triathletes back to the purest form of the sport.

The route will test your fitness levels, mental strength and determination.

Each athlete is required to have a supporter to follow them throughout the race, providing all mechanical, nutritional and mental support. An altitude gain of nearly 3,800m over a total distance of 229 km, makes it an extreme triathlon that offers an exciting personal challenge for athletes.

Individual Entry - R4,500 | Team Entry - R6,300

Entries are limited to 100 individuals

Entries Close on the 31st October 2020


The Race Manual contains everything you need to know about the race. The detailed 'Athlete's Guide' is available to download and a physical copy will be included in your athlete bag.

It is essential that all Athletes and their Supporters understand and are familiar with the content in the Knysna Extreme Athletes Guide.

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We are part of the Extreme Triathlon Series

'make the impossible, possible'


There is no other race that can compare to this experience! I  absolutely loved being part of it. I hope that more people get to hear about the race and that they are also willing to challenge themselves and experience this awesome event in such a spectacular location. 

Athlete #28 - Rudolf Schröder


I have done many triathlons including Kona. But the Knysna Extreme is by far the toughest triathlon out there and the most beautiful in South Africa. Will be back in 2020. 

Athlete #29 - Manfred Wiehahn

Takes you to the max you never knew and then rewards you with bragging rights forever. Unbelievable day out there. Read the WHOLE STORY HERE.

Athlete #24 - Ryan Burger

The Knysna Extreme Triathlon (KET) is the toughest race I’ve ever done and also the most spectacular! KET has a very unique & special vibe about it. It’s Great to have one’s supporters out there with you every stroke/pedal/step of the way. Definitely one for the bucket list! An awesome experience and a super special achievement for anyone crossing the KET finish line :)

Athlete #2 -  Corrine Berg

Thanks for a truly amazing race! The toughest, most gruelling and most rewarding race out there! Can't wait to be back next year 😎 words can't describe the emotions of crossing that finish line.

Athlete #14 - Greg Laxton

What an incredible life changing experience. Extreme is exactly what we got with a side of breathtaking views! The KET Team were great and I will most definitely return to conquer some more hills.

Athlete #25 - Nicola Mattheus



Each Sponsor is involved in the Knysna Extreme Triathlon in a unique way, from sponsoring products or offering exciting discounts for athletes and supporters, to assisting with key race logistics. Our Knysna Extreme Triathlon Partners think you are completely nuts but are happy to support and help make this event possible, incredible and hopefully memorable.


Click on their logo for specials and to see how they have gotten involved in this event.

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