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Makhulu Swim

Makhulu Swim

Known as the Midmar Mile if Gauteng, the fourteenth annual Makhulu Swim will take place on the 19 February 2012 and is an open water swim of 1000m and a 500m Fun swim which is enjoyed by both serious and leisurely swimmers, with each participant who reaches the finish line receiving a medal. On the day there will be fast foods and refreshments on sale and action photographs will be ready to purchase on site. The swim itself goes directly out from the bank at Leisure Lakes in Midrand and around a buoy about 50 metres into the dam. Swimmers can expect a crush at the first and second buoys. The water in the dam is relatively clean but not clear. Being a small dam, the water quality is easily affected by rainfall. This also has an effect on the volume of water in the dam. The dam itself is a smallish dam normally used for cable water skiing. There are a number of structures in the water. The facilities are good, with grass to sit on and trees for shade, permanent change rooms and ablution facilities, and a fully stocked tuck shop. Hot food and drinks are also available. Parking is available with a short walk to the swim. Being close to Johannesburg, the event draws a large crowd and registration takes place close to the start area.

For more information and future dates please contact:
Tel: 0860-460906
Fax: 086-2455760

Directions from Pretoria
If you are on the Petersburg Highway follow the freeway past the John Voster turn off proceed till the high way splits take the N1 124A J.H.B Midrand split left. Follow the N1 till you reach the Samrand 118A M36 turn off go left and proceed to the traffic light, turn left and follow the road till you reach Olievenhoutboch approximately 800m. Turn left and proceed to the second stop, turn left again and follow the road for approx 1.8km till your reach the Olifantsfontein R562, turn left and follow the road for 4km look out for the Base 3 board on the left hand side of the road. Turn left at the intersection and take the center road, follow for 500m then turn right onto dirt track that takes you around the lake to the main entrance on the opposite side. Please drive carefully as the road is rough and could cause damage to smaller vechiles, also take care when driving over the low water crossing due to the sides being very narrow and steep.

Directions from Johannesburg
Follow the N1 to Pretoria then take the Samrand turn off drive down to the traffic lights and turn Right follow the road as per instructions above.

Please take note that when in the grounds organisers ask that your vehicles get reversed down to the swims, as they are trying not to damage the surrounding veld. Please leave your vehicles in the road and not in the swims. No U turning in the roads.

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