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RIDER INFO

YOUR KAROO JOURNEY

ACCOMMODATION

Riders will be staying in whimsical teepee tents with lux camp furnishings, fresh white linen and plush down duvets. At night the campsite will have low light to provide optimum opportunity to view the wondrous Karoo night sky.

Participants can look forward to waking up in the Karoo surrounded by beautiful mountains and fresh air. Clean ablution facilities available on-site.

Two nights accommodation
Two comfy wooden base beds
Quality white linen
Two chairs
Bedside tables
Floor rugs
Solar lights

You can book a non-rider companion weekend pass along with your entry at R7950 per person sharing. Companions will then be able to share the whole experience with you. A companion will thus also receive 7 delicious meals (Friday lunch to Sunday lunch), all beverages included as well as the shared luxury tented accommodation.

FOOD & BEVERAGES

You can look forward to delicious locally produced lamb inspired dishes, live music and beautiful mountain views. Each sundown goes hand in hand with a glass of wine after a long day of exploring.

Friday: Light lunch, Dinner will be locally inspired Pizzas.

Saturday: Karoo breakfast, locally made cheese & salami platters with craft beer for lunch and a three-course Karoo inspired dinner paired with a funky owl-themed dress-up party.

Sunday: Karoo breakfast, celebratory gourmet roosterkoek lunch.

All beverages including craft beer, gin, wine etc for the duration of the event are complimentary.

*Please notify us about any special dietary requirements.

Expect freshly brewed coffee, pancakes, fruit, energy drink and more at the waterpoints.

Friday: Light lunch, Dinner will be locally inspired Pizzas.

Saturday: Karoo breakfast, locally made cheese & salami platters with craft beer for lunch and a three-course Karoo inspired dinner paired with a funky owl-themed dress-up party.

Sunday: Karoo breakfast, celebratory gourmet roosterkoek lunch.

All beverages including craft beer, gin, wine etc for the duration of the event are complimentary.

All beverages for the duration of the event including craft beer, gin, wine etc. comes complimentary with your entry.

Water are supplied for the water points and consumption during each stage. There will also be still water at the venue for you to help yourself at anytime.

SUPPORT AND SERVICES

Our enthusiastic support staff will be available at base camp and at water points to repair your trusty steed if need be. Experienced medical staff will always be close by to assist should any tumbles happen.

It is advisable that you carry tubes, a master link and a replaceable dropout (remember it is unique to every bike) with you. There will be a support vehicle waiting at one of the water points should you not be able to ride any further

Trained medical personnel will be on the route to handle any emergencies as well as at the finish. More serious cases will be transferred to a local hospital, where a more comprehensive service is available. Please remember to carry the details of your medical insurance with, in case of hospitalisation.

Complimentary bike mechanics will ensure that your bikes are squeaky clean after each ride and they will be available to assist with any mechanical problems. Any parts used will be on your own account.

Why not book a massage for Saturday afternoon to relax whilst surrounded by beautiful mountains? Massages can be booked online with your entry at R680.

WHAT TO DO AND ENTERTAINMENT

Wander through town and discover the many arts and crafts, coffee shops, restaurants, museums and historical buildings. If you don’t feel like walking, just take the donkey car shuttle service which is a fun experience on its own!

Explore the whimsical Owl House during your stay in Nieu-Bethesda. You will discover the artistic genius of Helen Martins in her house of wonder.

Enjoy a complimentary beer tasting on the second-day lunch at Two Goats Deli and Brewery.

Niue Bethesda has a rich artistic culture and embraces it through Helen Martins and her Owl House where several artists have taken inspiration from her work. Their artwork is on display in many galleries across town.

Take a ride with Jakob van Staden in his donkey car.

Walk along the historical water furrows into town and discover the many delights the town has to offer such as arts and crafts, coffee shops, the Owl House Museum and much more.