5 Fun Fitness Events In SA You Should Definitely Try This Month

Choices, choices, choices...


Cally Silberbauer |

It’s getting a bit nippy in the mornings, but that’s no reason to slow down. Throw on some layers and try one of these amazing events taking place this month. There are a whole bunch to choose from, but here are some of our faves…

JAVA Night Ride

When and where: 17 April 2019 at the Van Loveren Family Vineyards, Robertson.

How far and how much: 20km or 32km mountain bike night ride for R150.

The low-down… It’s a combo of all things good. Mountain biking under the stars, plus your 150 buckaroos not only allows you to ride, it also gets you a pizza/burger and a whole bottle of wine! Cyclists of all shapes and sizes are welcome. Remember your bike light. Click here for more deets.

Off The Beat ‘n Track MTB Event

When and where: 13 April 2019 at the Big Red Barn, Irene.

How far and how much: 1.2km, 5km, 10km, 25km 0r 50km mountain biking. R100-R300.

The low-down… A MTB race with a twist. Think: A music festival for the whole family with a bit of a cycle. There’s a distance for everyone: 1.2km for the kids and 50km for experienced riders. The 50km is a seeded and timed event that will take you down some superb singletrack. Once the ride is done, enjoy the sweet sounds of some of South Africa’s best musicians: Rubber Duc, Lloyd Cele and DJ Jazzy D are among the line-up. Grab something yummy from one of the food trucks and enjoy this beautiful area. Click here to enter.

HI-TEC Walkerbay Xtreme

When and where: 26-28 April 2019 in Walker Bay, Hermanus.

How far and how much: A wide variety! 20km-60km MTB races, 1.6km-20km trail run, plus SUPing, surf-skiing, night running, open water swimming, strongman extreme and a triathlon on Sunday.

The low-down… The Walker Bay Xtreme is that word and that word thoroughly: extreme. It’s a festival of all sorts of sports held annually in Hermanus, and you’ll be spoilt for choice with something for everyone. If you’re indecisive like me and can’t choose, you don’t have to! Race the Big6 Xtreme, which includes the Marine Mile, 35km MTB Challenge, Swim-Run-Jump Challenge, Sprint Triathlon, Open Water Swim and 20km Trail Run. And it’s all fun and games for the supporters and spectators as well. We’re talking about an epic Race Village with an evening braai. Pick one, or pick 10 and make a weekend of it. You don’t want to miss this. Click here for more.

Great White MTB & Trail Run

When and where: 20 April 2019 at Lomond Wine Estate, Gansbaai.

How far and how much: MTB: 15km-52km for R100-R350. Trail running: 5km-21km for R50-R250.

The low-down… Burn off some Easter eggs with flowing trails and like-minded people. Choose between a trail run or a mountain bike race, each with a variety of distances. As this event is taking place on a wine farm, you can be sure a glass of grapes will be on offer. Plus: Good food and a great vibe. Add some exercise to your Easter weekend and get your entry here

Over The Moon MTB Series

When and where: 17 April 2019 at Modderfontein Nature Reserve, Joburg.

How far and how much: 10km or 25km MTB for R100 or R120.

The low-down… The original Over The Moon MTB series has returned to the Two Core Trails this year. Bring your bike light, positive vibe and end your Wednesday on a high. The event kicks off at 5pm with both rides starting at 7pm. Your entry includes a glow-in-the-dark bracelet plus a boerie roll and a beverage. Prizes and spot prizes up for grabs! You know you want to, so get your entry here

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