Nieuwoudtville Great Trek

Experience a Memorable Adventure at the Nieuwoudtville
Great Trek!

Get ready for an unforgettable mountain biking experience at the Nieuwoudtville Great Trek, taking place in the
breathtaking landscapes of Nieuwoudtville, Northern Cape. From the 26th to the 28th of April 2024, cycling
enthusiasts will embark on a thrilling 3-day stage race covering a challenging yet exhilarating 100 miles (160km).
Participants will be treated to an array of stunning views and diverse terrain, including thrilling single tracks,
scenic jeep tracks, and rugged gravel roads. The route promises to test riders' skills and endurance while
showcasing the natural beauty of the Northern Cape.

One of the highlights of the Nieuwoudtville Great Trek is the opportunity to witness the region's beautiful autumn
flowers. As the race takes place in late April, participants will have the chance to ride through fields of vibrant
blooms, adding a splash of coluor to the rugged landscape. The route also passes through the Great Knersvlakte,
a unique and captivating landscape known for its fascinating geological formations and sparse vegetation. Riders
will have the chance to experience the raw beauty of this area, making for a truly memorable and awe-inspiring
ride. But the Nieuwoudtville Great Trek is more than just a race -it's an adventure. Riders will immerse themselves
in the rich landscapes and culture of the region, discovering hidden gems and experiencing the warm hospitality
of the local communities.


After a challenging day on the trails, participants can look forward to the great local hospitality. Enjoy delicious
meals prepared with local ingredients and relax in the welcoming atmosphere of Nieuwoudtville. On Saturday
night, riders and spectators alike can unwind and enjoy a live show by renowned South African artist Jakie Louw.
The perfect way to end a day of thrilling racing and exploration. For extra entertainment, you are welcome to join
us at the Blou Huis guesthouse for a performance by Frank Opperman on Sunday, 28 April.
Please take note that this event will be family friendly and there will be entertainment for the kiddies as well. The
botanical gardens will be offering a fantastic kids entertainment program with slip & slide, jumping castles,
guided kids ride, child minders and snack packs.


Whether you're a seasoned pro or a weekend warrior, the Nieuwoudtville Great Trek offers something for
everyone. Join us for an unforgettable journey through some of South Africa's most spectacular scenery and
create memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to push your limits,
connect with nature, and be part of an extraordinary mountain biking event. Register now and be part of the
Nieuwoudtville Great Trek 2024!


Registration

Friday 26 April from 14:00 - 17:00
Venue: T.B.A


Stage 1


Friday 26 April, 17:30
Distance: 20km
This beautiful first stage takes riders on beautiful sunset ride overlooking the vast Knersvlakte.


Stage 2


Saturday 27 April, 08:00
Distance: 45km, 100km
This stage will also double as the open day for participants looking to take part in only one of the days during
the Great Trek event. Riders can look forward to great jeep track and gravel routes - a true challenge offering
great history and fantastic local hospitality. Water points will be available with local snacks and great drinks.
There will be plenty photo opportunities and fantastic views. Finish off the day with a great live show by Jakkie
Louw, cold beers and great food.


Stage 3


Sunday 28 April, 08:00
Distance: 40km
Stage 3 consists of jeep tracks, single tracks and gravel roads. Riders can look forward to cycling through the
botanical gardens, wild flower area and beautiful surroundings.

Entry information

Please take note that you can enter for the race, book your accommodation & book your meals on Entry Ninja.

Race package for the entire weekend | R1200 per entrant

Includes: Event t-shirt, goodie bag, Darling Brew beer, medal, event glass, bike wash, access to botanical gardens & national park, and FREE entrance to Jakkie Louw show.

Open Day package for Saturday, 27 April | R250 for 45km, R350 for 100km

Includes: Medal & event glass.

CSA Day License | R50 per day per rider

Cyclists can not attend without license. 


Accommodation packages for the weekend (2 nights)

Darling Brew has collaborated with two local guesthouses in the Nieuwoudtville area for this event - the Blou Huis & Willems Rivier guesthouse. Please take note that you can only book a weekend package and not singular days - packages excludes food. Limited space available. More accommodation options can be found on the Nieuwoudtville Tourism site at https://www.nieuwoudtville.com/category/nieuwoudtville-accommodation/ . 


The Blou Huis 

5 Double Rooms, sleeps 2 | R1200 for 2 nights 

4 Apartments, sleeps 4 | R2400 for 2 nights 

25 Camp spots | R560 for 2 nights (non-riders), R500 for riders 

For more information & photos visit https://www.blou-huis.co.za/guest-house/ .

Boereplaas

Boereplaas Family Unit, sleeps 4 | R2000 for 2 nights

Soutbos Unit, sleeps 2 | R1000 for 2 nights

Hezimon Unit, sleeps 2 | R1000 for 2 nights

For more information & photos visit https://www.boereplaasbb.co.za/ .

Willems Rivier Guesthouse

Blomhuis, sleeps 3 couples or 4 singles | R3000 for 2 nights

Peperboom, sleeps 1 couple with kids or 4 singles | R1600 for 2 nights

Annex, sleeps 2 couples or 4 singles | R1600 for 2 nights

Meulhuis, sleeps 2 couples or 6 singles | R2000 for 2 nights 

For more information & photos visit https://www.willemsrivier.com/ . 

Food options 

All pre-booked meals will be served at The Blou Huis, even for residents of other guesthouses. Meals must be pre-booked. 

Friday night dinner - braai vleis, salad & malva pudding | R150 per non-rider, R125 per rider

Saturday night dinner - Pizzas | R135 per non-rider, R100 per rider

Sunday late lunch - Potjiekos | R150 per person 

Sunday late lunch (potjiekos) and access to Frank Opperman One Man Show | R175 per person 


Live entertainment 

All participants get free access to the Jakkie Louw show on Saturday night at 20h00, however tickets must be purchased for the Frank Opperman show on Sunday at 13h00. All spectators to purchase tickets for both. These shows will be held at the Blou Huis. 

Jakkie Louw Live Performance @ the Blou Huis, 20h00 | R150 for non-riders, free for riders

Frank Opperman One Man Show @ The Blou Huis, 13h00 | R120 for non-riders, R100 for riders


Please take note that if you wish to only enjoy your pre-booked meals and not attend the shows, you will be accommodated in the restaurant area of the Blou Huis.


Kids entertainment

The botanical gardens will be offering a fantastic kids entertainment program with slip & slide, jumping castles, guided kids ride, child minders and snack packs. Payment can be made on the day, preferably cash payments. 

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