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ABSA Cape Epic

The ABSA Cape Epic

Referred to as The Magical and Untamed African Mountain Bike Race, the Absa Cape Epic is the largest full-service mountain bike stage race in the world, with tired riders being supplied with race nutrition, water, and isotonic carbohydrate drinks at the feed zones. Apart from this the riders and their race crew sleep in the tented race villages, at night, that are set up prior to arrival and taken down immediately after the start each morning by the race crew. The race is an annual event which takes place around the last week of March and the first week of April and is held over 8 days, covering almost 800 kilometres of the beautiful unspoilt nature of the Western Cape. Apart from the beautiful scenery the race also climbs up almost 16000 metres of some of the most magnificent mountain passes in South Africa. The ABSA Cape Epic is not a solo race but rather a team event with entries only being allowed for two rider teams, with categories for Men, Ladies, Mixed and Masters and a minimum age of 18 years. Te teams are expected not to split up during the course of the race and must reach the daily finish lines before 17:00. There are prizes for the stage winners with the race leaders being awarded leader jerseys.

The organisers of the ABSA Cape Epic aim to present an event which has the participants as it focal point and would like to deliver an unsurpassed and unforgettable mountain bike and African travel-experience. They provide participants with 24-hour full service facilities during the race, including tented accommodation in race villages, carbo-loaded breakfasts and dinners, race nutrition, bike servicing, masseurs, and stage location specific entertainment every evening.

In order to ensure that each years race is special and unique, the organisers change the route each year providing a delightful scenic mix of African plains, majestic mountains, deep ravines, indigenous forests, spectacular coastlines and flourishing vineyards, while battling dusty and demanding gravel paths, strenuous rocky uphills, thrilling technical downhills, magnificent river crossings and stunning forested single tracks.

For more information and race entries please contact:
Race Office
Tel: +27-21-4264373
Fax: +27-21-4220331
Or email: registration@cape-epic.com

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Koornhoop Manor House
From R 545
Per person, per night sharing
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Koornhoop Manor House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Observatory

Cape Town

0 Km from ABSA Cape Epic

Koornhoop Manor House provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Observatory in the Cape Town City Bowl. We're an owner-run guest house in the leafy suburb of Observatory, Cape Town - below the towering Devil's Peak as it runs down to the Liesbeek River.

1604 Cartwright's Corner
Guest Rating: 10
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From R 1600
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1604 Cartwright's Corner

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cape Town CBD

Cape Town

0 Km from ABSA Cape Epic

1604 Cartwright's Corner apartment offers self catering accommodation in the Cape Town City Bowl. This luxury 16th floor, 2 bedroom (1 king-size bed each), 2 bathroom Manhattan style apartment in the city centre provides stunning, panoramic views of Table

Manhattan Lofts
Sleeps 6 in 2 units
From R 725
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 4 adults max
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Manhattan Lofts

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cape Town CBD

Cape Town

0 Km from ABSA Cape Epic

Manhattan Lofts: 2 self catering apartments set in the mother city. Both offer stunning views of the city. The Manhattan Penthouse - with open air Jacuzzi - sleeps 4. The Manhattan Luxury Studio - Ultimate Honeymooner's Delight - sleeps 2.

Silver Lattice Guest House
Guest Rating: 10
Sleeps 8 in 3 units
From R 880
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Silver Lattice Guest House

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Gardens (Cape Town)

Cape Town

0 Km from ABSA Cape Epic

Silver Lattice Guest House offers self catering apartment accommodation in Gardens, Cape Town City Bowl. Silver Lattice is a true 'home from home' with charming self catering apartments, centrally situated in the historical heart of Cape Town, close to th

Etafileni Studio Flat
Guest Rating: 9.8
Graded:
Sleeps 2 in 1 unit
From R 570
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Etafileni Studio Flat

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Vredehoek

Cape Town

0 Km from ABSA Cape Epic

Etafileni Studio Flat provides visitors with self catering flatlet accommodation in Vredehoek, Cape Town City Bowl. Helen & Richard welcome you to Etafileni, an open plan self catering fully furnished studio flat in Vredehoek, nestling at the foot of Tabl

5 Camp Street
Sleeps 18 in 5 units
From R 1600
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

5 Camp Street

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Gardens (Cape Town)

Cape Town

0 Km from ABSA Cape Epic

5 Camp Street provides self catering accommodation in Gardens, Cape Town City Bowl. Ideally situated in the central, trendy and historic suburb of Gardens, on the lower slopes of Table Mountain. Within easy walking distance of Kloof Street, with its vibey

Liberty Lodge
Sleeps 10 in 5 units
From R 500
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Liberty Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Tamboerskloof

Cape Town

0 Km from ABSA Cape Epic

Liberty Lodge provides guests with bed and breakfast accommodation in Tamboerskloof, Gardens, Cape Town City Bowl. Over the years, this classic Cape Town bed & breakfast has earned an enviable reputation for relaxed and genuine hospitality. Originally a V

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