Self-supported

 

This is a self-supported event. Riders must carry everything they require including mandatory equipment (listed below) for the duration of the ride. Riders may not receive any personal support/seconding whilst in competition. 

 

There is food and accommodation available at some of the checkpoints (all for riders own account) and resupply splits are provided so purists will view this as “semi-supported” but essentially it is still up to the rider when he/she stops and sources food, water, accommodation and/or camping. 

Distance Options

 

  • 700km Full Course (12300m Ascent)

  • 400km Short Course (7400m Ascent)

 

Location

 

The race will start and finish at Bushman’s Nek Resort, near Underberg, KZN.  

 

The route traverses the base of the Southern Drakensberg mountains in a ‘circular’ route through the Meholding region. See Route for more detailed info. 

 

Bushman’s Nek Resort, situated in the picture-perfect foothills of the Southern Drakensberg, offers accommodation in a selection of hotel rooms, self-catering apartments and rustic log cabins. There is a restaurant, wellness spa, horse riding and loads of entertainment for the whole family.

 

Dates and Times

 

Monday, 26 April 2021

  • 18h00 Compulsory race Briefing for long and short course together (conference room) 

  • Dinner after briefing on guest's / riders own account

 

Tue 27 April 2021

  • 7h00-8h30 Buffet Breakfast for riders at Bushman’s Nek

  • 08h30 Assemble at start and final questions

  • 09h00 Race Start (long and short course together)

 

Sun 2 May 2021

  • 09h00 Race Finish cut-off

  • 09h30 Buffet Brunch and prizegiving at Bushman’s Nek

 

Cut-offs

 

Final Cut-off

  • 120 hours at Finish line (long and short course)

 

Interim Cut-offs (applicable to long course only)

  • 230km - 36 hours (CP2: Short Course turn-off)

  • 300km – 48 hours (CP3: Mvumane Store)

 

Short Coursing

Riders who miss an interim cut-off will be re-routed to short course and still eligible for short course ‘official finish’ if they reach the finish-line within the allotted 120 hours.

 

Entry Fees

 

Long Course

  • Early entry       R4,500  

  • Normal entry   R6,000

 

Short Course

  • Early entry       R4,000  

  • Normal entry    R5,000

 

Entry Terms & Conditions

  • Deadline for early entry is 30 November 2020 

  • Deadline for entry is 1st March 2021

  • Entry only secured once paid in full

  • Withdrawal before 25 March receives 70% refund or 90% rollover credit 

  • Withdrawal before 25 April received 40% refund or 70% rollover credit 

  • Withdrawal after 25 April is non-fundable nor ‘roll-overable’

  • If event does not take place due to Force Majeure, pandemic or political unrest then rollover to postponed date or following year will be offered at no extra cost or 90% cash refund option

  • By entering the event you agree to abide by race rules and sign indemnity form

 

Entry Fee Includes

  • Live satellite tracking during competition including tracker rental (R500 discount if you use your own connected tracker (SPOT Gen3 or Garmin inReach)

  • Emergency support and first aid (event medics and doctor-on-call)

  • Organization of emergency evacuation

  • Pre-start breakfast

  • Prize giving brunch

  • Access to all professional event photos and videos

  • Race office support whilst in competition

  • Finishers trophy

Entry Fee Excludes

  • Accommodation pre, during and post event

  • Food other than aforementioned breakfasts

  • Evacuation from route whether emergency or elected (Race office will coordinate logistics but not cost thereof)

Accommodation Bookings

 

All pre-event, post-event and family accommodation bookings can be made directly through Bushman’s Nek Resort:

  • Phone: +27 33 701 1460

 

Book 3 nights and save 25%   Book 4 nights and save 30% (offer valid till end July 2020)

 

Accommodation bookings at Bushman’s Nek are first come, first serve so book early to avoid disappointment. 

 

Getting There

Driving

Start/Finish venue is 250km from Durban and 600km from JHB. Secure parking will be available at host resort during competition.

 

Flying and Airport Shuttle

The closest airport is King Shaka International in Durban. Airport shuttle service is available and can be booked on entry form. Cost is R775 per person for return trip as follows:

 
 
 
 
 
 
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