All Events around the Swartberg Mountain Range

FEESTE / FESTIVALS

Klein Karoo Events | Great Karoo Events

Relay for Life

OUDTSHOORN

1-2 February 2020
At the heart of CANSA Relay For Life is the opportunity to celebrate cancer survivors, to remember those who have left us and create awareness about cancer.
www.relayforlife.org.za

Klein Karoo National Art Festival

OUDTSHOORN

23 – 29 March 2020
Die KKNK vier volgende jaar sy 26ste bestaansjaar.
Kom beleef dit.
www.kknk.co.za

Calitzdorp Winter Festival

CALITZDORP

Date to be confirmed for 2020
This year’s Calitzdorp Winter Festival offers the whole family something to enjoy and experience. Why not visit our beautiful town in the heart of the Klein Karoo and warm up your winter?
www.calitzdorpwinterfestival.co.za

Klein Karoo Klassique

OUDTSHOORN

6 – 8 August 2020
Klein Karoo Klassique, Kunste Onbeperk se fees van klassieke musiek, kuns, kos en wyn word in Augustus op Oudtshoorn aangebied.
www.klassique.co.za

Vetplantfees

CALITZDORP

Date to be confirmed for 2020
The Vetplantfees (Succulent Festival) is an annual festival hosted by the Calitzdorp Succulent Society to showcase of many of South Africa’s beautiful and rare succulents together with succulents from all over the world.
www.vetplant.co.za

HARDLOOP GEBEURE | RUNNING EVENTS

Klein Karoo Events | Great Karoo Events

Leopard Crawl Trail Run

OUDTSHOORN

15 February 2020
The Leopard Crawl offers 3 mountain bike routes ( 72km, 45km and 18km ) as well as a challenging 12,5km trail run route. Family events include the 13km (08:00 | R40) and 5km fun ride/walk (09:15 | R25). Only same day entries allowed for these events.

All events will start at Wesbank Primary School in Park Road, Oudtshoorn.
www.leopardcrawl.co.za

Redstone MTB & Trail Running Weekend

CALITZDORP

8 – 9 May 2020
Redstone is a never-to-be-forgotten experience – cyclists and runners are able to spend a full weekend with their families in the unique Red Mountains enjoying the hospitality of Calitzdorp, its people and its magnificent surroundings. There are activities and delicious food throughout the weekend for everyone in the family.
www.redstonehills.co.za

Meiringspoort Challenge

DE RUST

23 May 2020
19.5km route with elevation from 450 to 800 meter, average slope is 6% and maximum slope up/down is 30%
The 9.5 km route elevation is from 450 to 650 meter with an average slope of 6% and a maximum slope up/down of 20%.
www.meiringspoortchallenge.co.za

Seweweekspoort Trail Run

LADISMITH

2 – 3 October 2020
In 2019 the Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort trail running experience will be taken to new heights. In addition to the shorter event on Friday night, a 29km route will now be made available to trail runners on Saturday.
Runners will now get the chance to encounter the iconic Hoeko Valley – a secret piece of countryside that defies time and begs you to explore. With breathtaking views, lush vegetation and fresh farm air, the route is ripe for the adventurous at heart.
www.7weekspoortmtb.co.za

Meiringspoort 21.1km & 12.5km

DE RUST

10 October 2020
Run from the Great Karoo to the Klein Karoo through the magnificent Meiringspoort near De Rust. Choose to run either the 21.1km or the shorter 12.5km route. Both breath taking routes.
www.meiringspoort21.co.za

Rhodes Dryland Traverse

OUDTSHOORN

29 October – 1 November 2020
From the dark damp fissures of the world renowned Cango Caves, to the snow packed peaks of the mighty Swartberg mountain range, this is the Fairview Dryland Traverse and it is a race like no other. From an underground start to an eventual cresting of the highest mountain range in the Cape, there simply is no equal when it comes to a sense of achievement, setting and the overall spirit – the Fairview Dryland Traverse is a must for every adventure seeker.
www.drylandtraverse.co.za

Klein Karoo Dust 4 Glory Challenge

OUDTSHOORN

28 November 2020
The Klein Karoo Dust 4 Glory Challenge is the first obstacle course challenge in the Garden Route and Klein Karoo region. Based near Oudtshoorn, makes it centrally located in the Western Cape, therefore easily accessible from all the
major towns and cities. Book Now!
www.dust4glory.co.za

BERGFIETS GEBEURE | BIKING EVENTS

Klein Karoo Events | Great Karoo Events

Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme & Half

Oudtshoorn

18 January 2020
For the very brave we have the Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge presented by Biogen, 121km with a 2900m vertical ascent and for the not-so-faint hearted we have the Attakwas Half, 52km with a 1100m vertical ascent.
www.atta.co.za

Momentum Health Tankwa Trek

Oudtshoorn

6 – 9 February 2020
The Momentum Health Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen is truly a ride like no other. The iconic four-stage race takes place from 6-9 February 2020 as one of the first UCI events of the season. With breathtaking trails through the Bokkeveld and winding routes in the Witzenburg area, this race features some of the most unique scenery South Africa has to offer
www.tankwatrek.co.za

Leopard Crawl MTB Challenge

OUDTSHOORN

15 February 2020
The Leopard Crawl offers 3 mountain bike routes ( 72km, 45km and 18km ) as well as a challenging 12,5km trail run route. Family events include the 13km (08:00 | R40) and 5km fun ride/walk (09:15 | R25). Only same day entries allowed for these events.

All events will start at Wesbank Primary School in Park Road, Oudtshoorn.
www.leopardcrawl.co.za

Glacier Cradle Traverse

OUDTSHOORN

3 – 5 April 2020
The Glacier Cradle Traverse is a three-day mountain bike stage race that takes place in the heart of Gauteng. The Avianto Lifestyle Estate, set alongside the Crocodile River, hosts the event and is only 30 minutes from the city and 10 minutes from Lanseria Airport.
www.cradletraverse.co.za

36ONE MTB Challenge

OUDTSHOORN

24 – 26 April 2020
The 36ONE MTB Challenge offers everyone who enjoys cycling a chance to participate in the ultimate single-stage mountain bike race in South Africa. For those of you new to mountain biking who want to enter as a relay team, or endurance athletes who enjoy the long-distance challenge – this event caters for you.
www.the36one.co.za

Redstone MTB & Trail Running Weekend

CALITZDORP

8 – 9 May 2020
Redstone is a never-to-be-forgotten experience – cyclists and runners are able to spend a full weekend with their families in the unique Red Mountains enjoying the hospitality of Calitzdorp, its people and its magnificent surroundings. There are activities and delicious food throughout the weekend for everyone in the family.
www.redstonehills.co.za

Meiringspoort Challenge

DE RUST

23 May 2020
ROUTE 1: Distance 31 km, Grade: 6.5/10, Elevation/Height: 450m, Average slope: 2.5%, Max slope up/down: 10%, Cut-off time: 3.5 hours

ROUTE 2: Distance: 60.5 km, Grade: 6.5/10, Elevation/Height: 1300m, Average slope: 3.5%, Max slope up/down: 30%, Cut-off time: 5 hours
www.meiringspoortchallenge.co.za

Seweweekspoort MTB Challenge

LADISMITH

2 – 3 October 2020
Almost 17 years ago, the potential of the striking Ladismith landscape was realised and a dream to uncover the beauty of this area was born. This is how the Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort Mountain Bike Challenge came to be – an event that has captured the hearts of South African adventure seekers.
www.7weekspoortmtb.co.za

Surval Stof & Teer

Oudtshoorn

Date to be confirmed for 2020
In this unique race in the heart of the Klein Karoo, we merged the two disciplines of road cycling and mountain biking. So this is how its working: There are three categories in which you can compete: Two man Team, Solo (Roadbike & MTB), Solo (Gravelbike)
www.jakhalsevents.wixsite.com

To Hell & Back

DE HOEK, OUDTSHOORN

14 – 15 November 2020
CS Lewis said that ‘the road to hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.’ In this case, the road to the Hell is a rocky dirt road with steep slopes, sharp switchbacks, ups and downs, dropping a hair raising 3000 feet down into a valley.
www.tohellandback.co.za

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