Knysna is a good sport

Knysna is very proud of our schools. A variety of institutions offer the highest quality education to our children. We all know that the children are our future, and our schools are making sure that our future is bright – in every sense of the word.

And now one of our top private facilities, Oakhill School, is setting Knysna up to become a top sporting destination as well as one of the country’s favourite leisure destinations.

The first practice on the new AstroTurf at Oakhill School. Image from www.oakhill.co.za
The first practice on the new AstroTurf at Oakhill School. Image from www.oakhill.co.za
Oakhill School's exciting new sport campus. Image from www.oakhill.co.za
Oakhill School’s exciting new sport campus. Image from www.oakhill.co.za

With plans to move the campus to Knysna’s beautiful, rural suburb of Welbedacht, the school has already completed phase one of its fantastic, new, 17 hectares Oakhill Sports Campus (OSC). This phase includes a state of the art, water-based AstroTurf playing field, as well as hockey, rugby and soccer fields, cricket pitches and netball courts.

The second phase of this development will include the construction of a 50m, Olympic-length swimming and water polo pool, tennis courts and an ultra-modern indoor facility that will include a gymnasium and indoor cricket nets.

Bordering this amazing sporting centre is DP Equestrian, the only equestrian centre of its kind in the greater Knysna area.

DP Equestrian boasts all-weather facilities. Image from their Facebook page.
DP Equestrian boasts all-weather facilities. Image from their Facebook page.
Owner Danielle Pieters in action. Image from DP Equestrian's Facebook page.
Owner Danielle Pieters in action. Image from DP Equestrian’s Facebook page.

Suitable for year-round use, even during the rainy season, the spacious facility includes a dressage and show jumping arena and a unique, 3km perimeter training track – complete with cross country jumps. Suitable for a variety of equestrian disciplines, DP Equestrian can easily host events like national graded shows or clinics throughout the year. The centre also offers professional tuition for all ages, at all levels of competency. The affordable, high quality stabling and livery can accommodate up to 20 horses – where they will be loved, nurtured and skilfully trained.

The combination of these two world class amenities offers schools throughout the region, across the nation and from abroad the perfect sporting facilities for any training clinics and camps, as well as tournaments and competitions. Making Knysna the perfect destination for teams, trainers and parents.

For more information on Oakhill School and the OSC, please visit www.oakhill.co.za. For more information on DP Equestrian, make friends at www.facebook.com/dp.equestrian.9. Parents, to book your accommodation and to find things to do before and after watching the big game, visit www.exploreknysna.com.