The Swartberg Xtreme Mountain Bike Race

swartberg extreme

What make this mtb so unique and tough? Why do we say we are one of the most extreme mtb races in South Africa. (if not the most extreme race in SA)

The Swartberg Xtreme Mtb is taking place in Oudtshoorn and the route of this event is on the beautiful Swartberg Pass, Gamkaskloof (The Hell).

171km with 4850m climb… Do I need to say more?

Only a few of South Africa’s Mtb riders was brave enough to sign up for this epic challenge.

Klein Karoo Dust4Glory in collaboration with Chain Gang Events hosted the second “100 miler” on Saturday 05 March 2022. What a unique and tough race! Congratulations toTheuns Van Der Bank (Realty Dynamix/Powerbar Cycling) Time: 08:53:01 and Yolande de Villiers (Team Coopetto). Time: 09:21:28 for finishing 1st in their categories.

What make this race so unique is the climb of 4850m that must be done in a certain time. Certainly one of the most toughest mtb races in SA.Route information: Start Wilgewandel Holiday Farm.

Participants must then ride over the Swartberg Pass where they turn left into Gamkaskloof. Once at the bottom of the valley participants must turn back to the top at the turnoff to Prince Albert Tourism/Toerisme, then participants ride to (Scholtzkloof ) where they turn and head back to Wilgewandel Holiday Farm.