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ABSA Cape Epic

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

Accommodation Near ABSA Cape Epic

Koornhoop Manor House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Observatory

2.5km East of ABSA Cape Epic

We're an owner-run guest house in the suburb of Observatory, Cape Town - below the towering Devil's Peak as it runs down to the Liesbeek River. We have 8 en-suite double and single rooms.

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Sleeps: 4 in 2 units/rooms

312 Harbour Bridge

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cape Town City Bowl

2.8km West of ABSA Cape Epic

321 Harbour Bridge a self catering apartment, 1 bedroom Cape Town apartment is located on the 3rd floor of a modern apartment development on the perimeter of Table Bay Harbour in Foreshore. Open plan living area; air conditioning; ensuite bathroom...

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Sleeps: 4

1604 Cartwright's Corner

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cape Town CBD

3.0km West of ABSA Cape Epic

Fully furnished, including DStv and broadband connection. Serviced once a week. Secure parking, swimming pool, and gym in building. Suited for business travellers and holiday makers alike. Available for holiday rental/short term let. Luxury 16th ...

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Viewpoint

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cape Town City Bowl

3.4km West of ABSA Cape Epic

The first impression of this double volume 2 bedroom penthouse apartment is of opulence, combine this with a view of trendy De Waterkant's trade district and you have a perfect balance of luxury and urban living...

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Sleeps: 11 in 5 units/rooms

Six on Scott

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Gardens Cape Town

3.4km South West of ABSA Cape Epic

Six on Scott Guesthouse.Centrally located in the heart of cosmopolitan Gardens/ Cape Town. The five individually designed guestrooms together with comfortable beds and their own special flair, offer all visitors a good nights sleep.

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Sleeps: 4

Gardens Studio 1604

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Gardens Cape Town

3.5km South West of ABSA Cape Epic

Hear the sound of the Noon Gun everyday from this newly renovated self catering studio apartment with up market finishes and fittings.This wonderful unit sleeps two persons privately as well as having a double sleeper couch which can accommodate...

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Sleeps: 6

Apartment Cape Town

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cape Town CBD

3.6km South West of ABSA Cape Epic

Complete facilities include a lounge, dinning room, 2 bedrooms with queens, a 3rd bedroom with either a single, twins or a double, 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a laundry room. Added features included in the rates are ...

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Silver Lattice Guest House

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Gardens Cape Town

3.6km South West of ABSA Cape Epic

Silver Lattice is a true 'home from home' with charming self catering apartments, centrally situated in the historical heart of Cape Town, close to the famous "Company Gardens".

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Sleeps: 44 in 17 units/rooms

Mountain Manor Superior Serviced Apartments

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Gardens Cape Town

3.7km South West of ABSA Cape Epic

Harrow House is a beautifully restored 4 star graded, Cape Dutch Style House dating back to 1851 and comprising five luxury serviced apartments. Each apartment has its own unique 'Cape Provencale' style and character - a look that is...

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Etafileni Studio Flat

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Vredehoek

3.7km South West of ABSA Cape Epic

Helen & Richard welcome you to Etafileni, an open plan self-catering fully furnished studio flat nestling at the foot of Table Mountain. The flat has one queen sized bed and is suitable for a couple or single traveler (non smoking, no pets).

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