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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

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Observatory

2.5km East of center of 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.

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1604 Cartwright's Corner

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cape Town CBD

3.0km West of center of 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

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Viewpoint

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cape Town City Bowl

3.4km West of center of ABSA Cape Epic

Viewpoint apartment offers self catering accommodation in De Waterkant, Cape Town City Bowl. 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

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Six on Scott

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3.4km South West of center of ABSA Cape Epic

Six on Scott provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Gardens, Cape Town City Bowl. Centrally located in the heart of cosmopolitan Gardens / Cape Town, you will find Six on Scott, a beautiful, heritage listed Victorian guesthouse. With lots of characte

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Apartment Cape Town

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cape Town CBD

3.6km South West of center of ABSA Cape Epic

Apartment Cape Town provides luxury self catering accommodation in Vredehoek in the Cape Town City Bowl. Centrally situated on the slopes of the famous Table Mountain, Apartment Cape Town is a 120sqm spacious, luxury self catering apartment ideally...

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Silver Lattice Guest House

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Gardens, Cape Town

3.6km South West of center of 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

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Etafileni Studio Flat

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Vredehoek

3.7km South West of center of 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

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Knightsbury Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Rondebosch

3.8km South East of center of ABSA Cape Epic

There are 4 tastefully decorated rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Each is fitted with all the amenities necessary to making sure their guests' needs are attended to. The Knight's are an impressive double act at breakfast, which is indulgent with ...

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15 on Upper Orange

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Oranjezicht

3.9km South West of center of ABSA Cape Epic

15 on Upper Orange provides self catering apartment accommodation in Gardens, in the Cape Town City Bowl. Offering an outdoor pool and views of the sea, the luxury self catering units of 15 Upper Orange Road in Gardens, Cape Town provide the perfect base

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Mount Sierra

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Gardens, Cape Town

4.2km South West of center of ABSA Cape Epic

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