After a scenic two hour drive from Cape Town across rolling hills, you will find the Southern-most region of Africa, part of the magical Overberg, where the majestic Atlantic and Indian oceans meet. This area stretches from Die Dam in the west, to the De Hoop Nature Reserve in the east.
On December 29th, you can enjoy this region on your mountain bike during the CAPE AGULHAS MTB CLASSIC, the main event of the week. For the MTB you will have four distances on offer with the routes crossing various terrains of tar, beach and off-road trails. What a fabulous time of fun for the whole family to enjoy during the holiday season!
The main mountain bike race on Friday morning is 72km, testing the skill and stamina of the rider. Then there is the scenic 46km route and the slightly downscaled 35km ride, as well as a 10km event to enjoy at your leisure.
Don't forget to visit the beautiful towns and villages - Napier, Elim, Bredasdorp, Arniston, Waenhuiskrans, Struisbaai, L'Agulhas and Suiderstrand as well as the De Mond Nature Reserve and the rugged plains of the Agulhas National Park. Feast your eyes on the beautiful fynbos, unique to this area.
The area also offers vast sandy white beaches, lush vineyards and farm lands, the quaint harbour at Struisbaai and the oldest working lighthouse in South Africa overlooking the point where two oceans meet at L'Agulhas.
Not only is this area steeped in rich cultural history, but offers unique fauna and flora and an abundance of birdlife. This is also home to the Blue Crane, South Africa's national bird. Whether you want to explore or just relax and take in the scenery, this beautiful area has something for each and everyone. Escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy safe swimming, fishing, hiking, surfing, taking strolls on the beach or cycle to your heart's content.
Join us for this fun filled event which takes place in Struisbaai – a jewel of a town! Make sure you pre-enter on www.entryninja.com and plan your trip early. There will be medals for all finishers, kiddies entertainment, food stalls, waterpoints along the routes and wonderful prizes in the lucky draw.
29 December 2017
NG Church Suidpunt, Struisbaai, Overberg.
GPS Coordinates: 34°47’59.88″S 20°02’56.87″E
72km, 46km, 35km & 10km
From 07h30 for long distance. Other distances follow with 15 minute breaks
Enter online at www.entryninja.com
72 Km – R250
46 Km – R230
35 Km – R200
10 Km – R100
Goodie Bag for the first 200 Pre-entries
Timing for all Riders
Medals for all Finishers
Naas Vermaak – Pioneer of the Non-Profit Southernmost Foundation. The Foundation strives to uplift, improve and empower the local community. Through their outreach and trail-building – the aim of the Foundation is to make the Bredasdorp/Struisbaai/Napier area a real MTB playgroundFind Out More