2019 ROUTE TO BE ANNOUNCED

1 2 3 START FINISH OUDTSHOORN Waterpoint 01 SPITSKOP Waterpoint 02 DYSSELSDORP Waterpoint 03 SCHEEPERSKRAAL Waterpoint 04 VOLSTRUISVLAKTE Waterpoint 05 MOUNT HOPE Waterpoint 06 VOLMOED Waterpoint 07 PAARDEBONT Waterpoint 08 ROOIBERG Waterpoint 09 CALITZDORP Waterpoint 10 KRUISRIVIER Waterpoint 11 LATEGANSVLEI View Route Profile
900 m 800 m 700 m 600 m 500 m 400 m 300 m 200 m 100 m 63 km 183 km 280 km 361 km Start Checkpoint 1 Checkpoint 2 Checkpoint 3 Finish View Route Map

Checkpoint 1 - 2

The longest stage of the race, but in relation to the distance, it is the stage with the least amount of climbing. From Checkpoint 1, undulating gravel roads pass Waterpoint 03 at Scheeperskraal and Daskop onto Mount Hope where Waterpoint 05 awaits. This stage has no major climbs, only the open roads and darkness. From Waterpoint 05, the riders traverse the northern slopes of the Outeniqua mountains heading past Highgate and eventually onto Volmoed at Checkpoint 2.

   
Start Elevation 375 m
Finish Elevation 273 m
Ascent 1 668 m
Descent 1 771 m
Distance 120 km
Waterpoints Scheeperskraal, Volstruivlakte, Zebra, Volmoed
Min. Elevation 270 m
Max. Elevation 669 m
Waterpoint 03: Scheeperskraal • 90 km
  • This waterpoint will be stocked with coke, electrolyte drinks, fresh fruit and something light to eat
  • No back-up vehicles allowed
Waterpoint 04: Volstruisvlakte • 128 km
  • This waterpoint will be stocked with coke, electrolyte drinks, fresh fruit and something light to eat
  • No back-up vehicles allowed
Waterpoint 05: Mount Hope • 152 km
  • This waterpoint will be stocked with coke, electrolyte drinks, fresh fruit and something light to eat
  • No back-up vehicles allowed
Waterpoint 06: Volmoed • 183 km
  • All riders have to move through this checkpoint and have their numbers clipped
  • Relay riders will complete stage 2 of the relay at this checkpoint, they also have to check-in and hand-over to the next rider
  • This waterpoint will be stocked with coke, electrolyte drinks and fresh fruit
  • A hot meal will be served
  • Rider race containers will be available here
  • Back-up vehicles allowed
  • Spectator point
  • Checkpoint 2