THE WINNER OF THE FABULOUS PRIZE FOR 4 TO EXPERIENCE THE ADVENTURES FROM MOSSEL BAY TO EXTREME BUNGI OFF THE BLOUKRANS RIVER BRIDGE!

2017 Outdoor Expo Prize Winner

Prizes courtesy of:

  • Green Door Guest House
  • White Shark Africa
  • Forest Edge – Nature-lovers Retreat
  • FlyTime Paragliding South Africa
  • Scootours Knysna
  • Knysna Houseboats
  • Knysna R I B Adventures
  • Knysna Elephant Park
  • Tranquility Lodge
  • Ocean Blue Adventures
  • Offshore Adventures
  • Africanyon
  • Tube ‘n Axe
  • Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour
  • Face Adrenalin
  • Visit Knysna

The WINNER of the Knysna 8 Day Adventure of a lifetime trip for 4 has been won by Katelyn de Schutter. What a wonderful and deserving winner. When called this morning she was so ‘blown away’ and could not comprehend that she won this absolutely fabulous prize!

She wrote the following and we asked her if she was happy for us to share with all you Outdoor Enthusiasts who entered the competition at the Outdoor Expo over the weekend……

“Hi Shirley,

WOW, OH MY, ARE YOU SERIOUS!!
I am without all the best words I need, to express my gratitude and excitement.
God works in the most powerful and wonderful ways, and have been praying for something life changing!
The past year or so has been the most challenging and at times suffering from severe depression, this is not something to be taken lightly, and it has taken some time to be able to be energised in life again!
This gifted experience is a once in a life time opportunity and encompasses everything that I love and long to do on a holiday, that wouldn’t normally be within my reach personally at this time in my life!
Just to share a personal story – The last time I was in this special area of our beautiful country #proudlySA, I was with my mom and stepdad Chris, he shared the same sense of adventure as I did, and as we watched tiny people bungee off that bridge we giggled thinking how terrified we would be and maybe if we did it together someday….. He is now no longer with us and I am sure I will be as terrified, but will be thinking of that special holiday when I was only 13 – the whole way through this tour! I will keep a journal and share the story with you all!
It really is so meant to be – I was in two minds about coming yesterday and in the end decided we would go leaving Church just up the road at Gracepoint; it turned out to be a wonderful afternoon and my daughter enjoyed it too. I wish you many years of success in business coming from this industry I know how challenging things can be at times!
Thank you so much to the sponsors and organisers of the event who make dreams come true!

I look forward to hearing from the tour operator, and now to think of who will be joining us on this adventure!
The diet and exercise routine starts today!”

When asked why I am so passionate about the Outdoor Adventure and Travel Expo after 25 years – this pretty much sums up why I keep looking to finding ways to promote the industry, providing a platform for exhibitors to market and promote their adventures and destinations, and for visitors to have a great time interacting with all who love the outdoors.

And it is the many wonderful people and special moments that make it all worthwhile.

-Shirley Shearer

 

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