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CYCLISTS' GUIDE
ATTAKWAS EXTREME AND ATTAKWAS HALF MARATHON
DATE 21 August 2021
TIME 06h00
ORGANISERS Dryland Event Coordinators
DISTANCE 121; 52
PROVINCE Western Cape
START VENUE Chandelier Game lodge, ,R62,Oudtshoorn
PRIMARY CONTACT
NAME Carel Herholdt
NUMBER 082-6955485
EMAIL carel@dryland.co.za
FAX
HOME NUMBER
WORK NUMBER 044-2791013
SECONDARY CONTACT
NAME Henco Rademeyer
NUMBER 082-6511680
EMAIL henco@dryland.co.za
FAX
HOME NUMBER
WORK NUMBER 044-2792423
ENTRY DETAILS



The Attakwas half marathon starts at Pine Creek Caravan Park, Groot Brakrivier at 9h30.




DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -33.66169428042095,22.231063809781734 

Race Finish Coordinates: -34.0376007922056, 22.20951091166171 

THE RUN


This race is arguably one of South Africa’s toughest one day races. The route goes through the Klein Karoo to the finish at Little Brak River in Mossel Bay.




The first 30 kilometres are fairly easy to negotiate rolling jeep track and farmlands as you hit the Mountain Hope road on your way to Zebrasfontein. Brace yourself, the ride to the first watering point is hard but there is more to come, this is the Atta after all. As you ride through the Doringrivier Nature Reserve take some time to enjoy the proteas and fynbos. The going is getting tougher and the scenic splendour is not the only thing that takes your breath away. By the time you reach the second watering point 50 kilometres are behind you and the race’s great challenge is before you. Here the Atta earns its reputation, here you earn yours. As hard as it is, you are truly privileged to ride on these unspoilt tracks. The highest point marks the halfway mark, below is Bonnievale and a welcome Spur burger at the third watering point. Take care the descent is really technical and any mistake could cost you the race. Soon enough you will find yourself on gravel roads racing through pine forests on your way to the fourth watering point. Many will argue the next stretch between the 70 and 105 kilometre marks is the toughest section of the route as unrelenting hills and merciless heat takes their toll. There are tough obstacles and mighty challenges still to face before the first sighting of the sea but from there on the reward is an easy ride to the finish.


Make no mistake the shorter race is a challenge in itself. The race starts off with a long and energy sapping climb out of Great Brak River on your way to Jonkersberg, on rolling farm roads. On the plateau you will be compensated by magnificent views overlooking Mossel Bay. With the first watering point and 20 kilometres behind you, there is still some tough riding ahead. In part you follow the contours of the southerly slopes of the Outeniqua on jeep track, in part you climb. The second watering point before the 40 kilometre marker heralds the end of your tough riding and now you can enjoy an easy downhill ride, first to Botlierskop and then to the finish.
MEDIA RELEASE
Race Name Release Date Media Release
ORGANISER
NAME Dryland Event Coordinators
PROVINCE Southern Cape
EMAIL carel@opsa.co.za
WEBSITE www.dryland.co.za
ADDRESS Po Box 1718 Oudtshoorn

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RACES BY THIS CLUB
TYPE PROVINCE RACE DATE VENUE CONTACT NUMBER
Western Cape Attakwas Extreme and Attakwas Half Marathon 01 January 2021 Chandelier Game lodge, R62 Oudtshoorn Carel Herholdt 082-6955485
Western Cape Chandelier MTB Challenge 01 January 2021 Chandelier Game & Ostrich Show Farm Oudtshoorn Carel Herholdt 082-3791177
Western Cape Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek Presented by Biogen MTB Stage Race - Seven Days 01 January 2021 The Point Mossel Bay Carel Herholdt 082-3791177
Western Cape Ladismith Cheese 7weekspoort MTB Challenge 01 January 2021 Amalienstein Packing Shed 25 km from Ladismith Little Karoo Carel Heroldt 082-3791177
Western Cape Glacier Storms River Traverse - Three Days 01 January 2021 Tsitsikamma Village Inn Garden Route Tsitsikamma Carel Herholdt 082-3791177
Western Cape 36ONE Extreme MTB Challenge 01 January 2021 Langehoven Gymnasium, c/o Jan Van Riebeeck Road &, Scheepers St Oudtshoorn Carel Herholdt 082-3791177
Western Cape Hessequa MTB Challenge 01 January 2021 Langehoven High School Riversdale Andre van Wyk 082-9235860
Western Cape Momentum Health Tankwa Trek - Four Days 01 January 2021 Kaleo Manor Guest Farm Malabar Farm, Koue Bokkeveld, Ceres Carel Herholdt 082-3791177
Gauteng Glacier Cradle Traverse – Three Days 01 January 2021 Avianto Estate- Le Jardin 59 Villa Road Muldersdrift Henco Rademeyer
Western Cape Bicycling the Karooburn Gravel or MTB Challenge 01 January 2021 Calvinia Primary School Cnr Stasie & van Riebeek Hantam Ward 2 Henco Rademeyer
Western Cape Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek Adventure - Four Days presented by Biogen 01 January 2021 Louvain Guest Farm, N9/R62 George Carel Herholdt 082-3791177
Western Cape Chandelier MTB Challenge 01 January 2021 Chandelier Game & Ostrich Show Farm Oudtshoorn Carel Herholdt 082-3791177
Western Cape Hessequa MTB Challenge 01 January 2021 Langehoven High School Riversdale Andre van Wyk 082-9235860
Western Cape Tankwe Trek - Fours DayDays 01 January 2021 Kaleo Guest Farm Malabar Farm Koue Bokkeveld, Ceres Carel Herholdt 082-3791177
Gauteng Glacier Cradle Traverse – Three Days 01 January 2021 Avianto Estate- Le Jardin 59 Villa Road Muldersdrift Henco Rademeyer
Western Cape Bicycling the Karooburn Gravel or MTB Challenge 01 January 2021 Calvinia Primary School Cnr Stasie & van Riebeek Hantam Ward 2 Henco Rademeyer
Western Cape 36ONE Extreme MTB Challenge 14 May 2021 Kleinplaas Holiday Resort 151–175 Baron van Reede Street Oudtshoorn Carel Herholdt 082-3791177
Western Cape Glacier Storms River Traverse - Three Days 07 August 2021 Tsitsikamma Village Inn Darnell Street Storms River Carel Herholdt 082-3791177
Western Cape Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek Presented by Biogen MTB Stage Race - Seven Days 05 September 2021 Van Kervel High School, George Mossel Bay Carel Herholdt 082-3791177
Western Cape Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek Adventure - Four Days presented by Biogen 08 September 2021 Louvain Guest Farm, N9/R62 George Carel Herholdt 082-3791177
Western Cape Ladismith Cheese 7weekspoort MTB Challenge- Two Days 01 October 2021 Amalienstein Packing Shed 25 km from Ladismith Little Karoo Carel Heroldt 082-3791177
EDITORS NOTES



EDITORS NOTES

This race will be held for the 15th time in 2021 



Time Limit: 06:30

Finishers: 800

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