Victor Matfield, AB De Villiers join George Tens festival 2021 as ambassadors

George tens festival 2021
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The George Tens festival has become one of South Africa’s biggest social sport and lifestyle events since it was co-founded in 2019 by former Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer and IG van der Merwe.

The 2021 festival is getting ready to welcome sports fans in the first weekend of December with some of South Africa’s biggest icons as its ambassadors, including Paul Treu, Anton Leonard, Victor Matfield, Ernie Els and AB De Villiers.

George Tens festival 2021

Kicking off in 2019 as a rugby-only festival, the George Tens festival 2021 is now set to include trail running, mountain biking, men’s and women’s rugby, golf, netball and lawn bowls. Presented in collaboration with the George Municipality, the festival will be returning to Outeniqua Park and surrounding areas from  2 – 5 December 2021. 

Team registrations are open for the 3-day golf tournament, taking place on Kingswood Golf Estate, George Golf Club and Oubaai Golf Estate & Spa from 2 – 4 December 2021. (There are currently four options available for you to choose from, including entering the one-day tournaments, on a course of your choosing). 

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The 2-day bowls tournament will take place on the George Bowls Club grounds on 3 and 4 December. The netball and women’s and men’s rugby tournaments will be presented at Outeniqua Park on 3, 4 and 5 December.

The Mountain Biking and Trail Running events, set to take place on the 4th and 5th of December respectively, are sure to boast some of the most awe-inspiring views of the picturesque landscape of the Garden Route.

Role players urged to join initiative

“The George Municipality is delighted to support this important and exciting event and I encourage all role-players in the George economic community to get behind this initiative,” says George Council Member Dirk Wessels.

“Working with Heyneke Meyer is a delight and we remain committed to our cause in identifying new events in order to stimulate and develop the George economy.”

Meyer adds, “I am grateful for the support from the George Municipality and that of the George community. One of the elements I’m most looking forward to is how the local community will benefit from George Tens.

“Like many local tourism industries, they’ve been hard-hit by lockdown and we’re optimistic that this beautiful town and the surrounding areas will benefit greatly.”

The festival has some of the biggest name brands behind them coming on board as festival sponsors and suppliers. They include Jacaranda FM as the official radio partner and Hyundai as the official vehicle supplier.

The official festival sponsors include: The George Municipality, Optimum Financial Services Group, Canterbury, Daisy Business Solutions, ETA College, Vodacom and The Protea Hotel – Marriott. The official preferred suppliers include: Kingswood Golf Estate, Oubaai Golf Club, George Golf Club, South Cape Distributors and The Wilderness Hotel. 

Registration information

Women’s & Men’s Rugby

  • 3 – 5 December, Outeniqua Park.
  • School: Primary Schools U/13. High Schools U/18.
  • Students: Hostel teams.
  • Social: Amateurs: (U/35), Veterans (Above 35).
  • Premier Division: Professional, Semi-Professional.


  • 2 – 4 December.
  • 3 courses: Kingswood Golf Club, Oubaai Golf Estate, George Golf Club. 
  • 4 ball for all 3 days.


  • 3 – 4 December.
  • Outeniqua Park.
  • Social/Amateurs (U/35), Veterans (O/35).

Lawn Bowls

  • 3 – 4 December.
  • Outeniqua Bowling Club, George Bowling Club.
  • Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Fours.
  • R625 pp.

Mountain Biking, 

  • 4 December.
  • 20km @ R150pp.
  • 40km @ R200pp.

Trail Running

  • 5 December.
  • 10km @ R160pp.
  • 21km @ 360pp.

All prices, registration information and more on The George Tens sport festival will be subject to applicable COVID-19 regulations at the time of the event. Follow @George10s on Facebook to stay up to date on all the latest details. 

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