The annual Brandkop MTB & Trail Run takes place on the unspoiled Brandkop Guest Farm outside of the quaint little town of Nieuwoudtville in the Northern Cape.

Darling Brew, together with farm owners Pieter and Elizna Louw, takes great pride in welcoming some of SA's most prolific runners and cyclists to this stunning neck of the woods, and encourages all keen adventurers to heed the call of the hinterland.

It's EPIC out there!


DATE: Saturday, 30 April 202

TIME: 06:00 - 18:00

LOCATION: Brandkop Guest Farm, Nieuwoudtville, Northern Cape, 8180

Brandkop 2022 tickets are available on Entry Ninja. There are also Early-Bird Tickets available for the first 100 entries. NO REFUNDS WILL BE PERMITTED AFTER 22 April  2022 (END OF DAY).


Friday Pre-Event Dinner (R120 per person)

MTB 80km R380 (Early Bird R350)
MTB 40km R300 (Early Bird R270)
MTB 40km e-bike R300 (Early Bird R270)
MTB 20km R250 (Early Bird R230)

Trail Run 21km R300 (Early Bird R250)
Trail Run 12.5km R250 (Early Bird R220)
Trail Run 5km R120 (Early Bird R100)

Saturday Post-Event Lamb Spit & Barn Dance (R195 per person)


Brandkop MTB & Trail 2022 is a CSA (Cycle South Africa) sanctioned event.

If you are not a member of CSA and DO NOT have a membership licence, please purchase a day-license at R50 per person directly on the Entry Ninja platform when you purchase your entry for the MTB categories of the Brandkop event.

Find out more on the CSA website:


Friday, 29 April 2022
18:00 - 21:00 Registration - It is advised that riders arriving on Friday afternoon register at Brandkop Guest Farm where you will receive your goodie bag. Dinner (choice of traditional potjiekos, sides, salad and dessert) will be available at an extra cost of R120. Bookings are essential. Meal ticket sales benefit the local church via the Women’s Association Nieuwoudtville.

Saturday, 30 April 2022

06:00 - Opening* (registrations are also open from 06:00am at Brandkop Guest Farm for those wanting to register before the race.)
13:00 - Award Ceremony
19:00 - Lamb spit & barn dance at R195 per person. Bookings essential. Ticket sales for the benefit of a school in the district.
*Food stalls by the community and Darling Brew drinks stalls available at Race Village.


All routes start and finish at the Brandkop Guest Farm. Riders have to register and do a COVID-19 screening before they start. No riders will be able to participate without going through the registration process. Tickets are  limited due to social distancing restrictions. Ticket sales close on 22 April  2022.


Please be considerate to the event organisers and your fellow riders at all times. Wear your mask in common areas, before departing, and upon arrival; maintain a safe social distance. Sanitise your hands often, and if you need to cough, do so into your elbow. Be lekker.


Once you cross the finish line, make your way over to receive your finisher's glass and a medal. You will also be given a token for a free Beer or Apple Bomb. Fill up & ride on so that other riders make their way across the line. This way we can adhere COVID protocols.


Please note that the routes will provisionally be the same as for Brandkop 2021. Provisional routes can be viewed and downloaded here


🤒 All riders & runners to complete online indemnity & COVID-19 screening form.
🚫 Self-sufficient ride/run. No helmet, no mask, no COVID screening, no hydration, no armband = NO ride.
😷 Masks worn until riders/runners have gone over the starting line, again once riders return over finish line.
⬅️ Keep to left of route at all times & note in some areas you may need to pass riders/runners on same road.
🚮 Please don't litter during race, this is a private farm we work extremely hard to access on your behalf.
🤝 Be courteous to fellow riders/runners and any farmers or farm workers you meet en route.
↔️ Please practice social distancing and wear masks where applicable.
🎟 Please note that no refunds are available once ticket entries have closed (end of day, 22 April 2022).
🌧 Weather may be fairly warm in Northern Cape during April. Come prepared & bring sunscreen (SPF50).
💧 Water tank at start for filling bottles & one refilling station on each route. Recommended that riders pack own bottles, energy bars, etc (especially for 80km MTB & 21km trail)


🔺 General route markers + directional arrows will be red on whiteboard.
↔️ Split points will have category names + colour arrows that match your MTB boards. Marshals will be on hand to direct you accordingly.
🌼 Please note that certain parts of the route will not been bush cut due to wildflower restrictions!
🦌 Certain routes travel through areas where there may be animals en-route, so please stay alert and aware. The farm will not be held liable in case of any collisions or injuries.


Time to dust off the bike and shake out those tekkies! We look forward to seeing you at Brandkop MTB & Trail 2022!

To stay up to date with this year's event, follow our accounts on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter - and join our Facebook Group and Facebook Event. Keep us posted on your journey to race day using the hashtag #Brandkop2022 on social media. For further details or assistance, please contact


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