Route & Transport
50km stage starting and finishing at Zuurberg Mountain Village, including much of the legendary singletrack at Hayterdale Trails. Some of the new trails that were part of the Herald 60km & 80km routes are included.
80km stage starting at Zuurberg Mountain Village and heading over the spectacular Zuurberg pass, passing by the historical Ann's Villa blacksmith museum and bakery.
After Ann's Villa the route turns off the gravel road and meanders through scenic Karoo game farms where you will be riding among majestic wild animals including zebra, giraffe, black wildebees, kudu, gemsbok and plenty of other game species.
Finally finishing your race at the luxury Kuzuko Lodge where a scrumptious lunch will be served.
Supporter Route Info
There is no need for drivers/supporters to interact with riders during the race, however our host venues, the Zuurberg Mountain Village and Kuzuko Lodge, are luxury establishments which have plenty to offer for those not taking part in the race.
Supporters and spectators will be treated to an unforgettable experience.
Stage 1 is a circular route, supporters are advised to relax at the Zuurberg Mountain Village on day 1 or take in some of the numerous activities on offer.
Stage 2 is a point to point stage. The race route from the Zuurberg Mountain Village to Kuzuko Lodge is unfortunately not suitable for normal vehicles.
The main access road for support vehicles is via Patterson and over the Olifantskop Pass (Click Here for a supporters map). Drivers can watch the start of the race and enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading to the finish of stage 2. Kuzuko Lodge has plenty to offer so we recommend you plan to get there early. While you wait you can enjoy spa treatments, the swimming pool, playground for the kiddies and a game drive amongst the big 5.
Drivers who want to see the riders along the route may do so at Anns Villa, which is about halfway on stage 2. Just after Anns Villa riders will be going into game farms which are out of bounds for vehicles. From Anns Villa drivers must proceed to Kuzuko Lodge via the main road and wait for riders at the finish.
Supporters who wish to drive the first section of the route may do so (4x4's or vehicles with high ground clearance are essential) , but they must remain behind the last rider and sweep vehicle until Anns Villa. This is a very scenic drive and will give you a taste of what the riders are experiencing.
For riders without a support driver, we have arranged a limited number of drivers who will be able to transfer your vehicle from the Start venue at the Zuurberg Mountain Village to the finish venue at Kuzuko Lodge.
The cost for this service is R300 per vehicle.
If you are interested in making use of this service, please register yourself by filling in this form
Due to a limited number of drivers available this service will be on a first-come first served basis