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NDFT Daisy Marathon

NDFT Daisy Marathon

The idea of the Namaqualand Diamondfuntrust (NDFT) daisy Marathon was originally conceived in 1982 by the former General Manager of the Okiep Copper Company (OCC) and an employee, Mr Danny Gadd-Claxton. The concept was an annual event which would boost sports development in the area with a special focus on athletics, and it has been running at the beginning of Spring, time when flowers started to bloom in Namaqualand, ever since. This year, 2011, will see the NDFT Daisy Half Marathon taking place over the beautiful peak blooming flower season on 3 September at 07:00 around the breathtaking wide open spaces of Namaqualand. The races include a 21.1 kilometre race, a 10 kilometre race and a 5 kilometre Spar fun race. The slogan for the marathon is "A healthy body hosts a healthy mind."

The NDFT Daisy Marathon is hosted in the town of diamonds and copper, Springbok, which lies approximately 500 kilometres north of Cape Town and almost 120 kilometres south of the Namibian border on the N14.

For more information and registration please contact:
Tel: +27-27-7181060
Fax: +27-27-7181062
Or email: bianca@ndft.org

Or Contact:
Mob: +27-83-6274123
Or email: colwinb@namakwa-dm.gov.za

Nearby Listings

Sleeps: 30 in 12 units/rooms
From R 273,33
Per person, per night sharing.

Elkoweru Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Springbok

0.3km North West of center of NDFT Daisy Marathon

Elkoweru Guest House is set in the heart of Namaqualand. Superb accommodation (12 double en-suite rooms) is offered in accredited Guest House. Your home away from home. Spring flowers, conoeing and the great outdoors....

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Blue Diamond Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Springbok

1.8km North East of center of NDFT Daisy Marathon

Blue Diamond Lodge is the only Springbok accommodation that deserves to be crowned the Queen of the desert. The 4 star beauty stands on the foothills of the klipkoppies and overlooks the Springbok mountain trails. It is at the forefront of picturesque vie

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Sleeps: 174 in 87 units/rooms
From R 1 200,00
Per unit, per night.

Springbok Inn

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Springbok

2.4km South East of center of NDFT Daisy Marathon

Springbok lies in a narrow valley surrounded by the Koperberg in theheart of the Namaqualand, 570km north of Cape Town. It is the last major town before Namibia and it is known as the flower capital.

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Sleeps: 68 in 26 units/rooms
From R 450,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Okiep Country Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Springbok

6.8km North West of center of NDFT Daisy Marathon

Malcolm and his friendly staff offer you traditional country hospitality in a modern and elegant setting in the historic town of Okiep, once the site of the richest copper mine in the world. Tours to the surrounding areas are also available...

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