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23 May

Gouritz Biosphere- Our River ▪ Our Region ▪ Our Future

The Trans Gouritz Cyclocross and Mountain Bike Race will be in a different place each year. This year will be the 1st Trans Gouritz event and it will be in the Southern Cape in the Mosselbay and Oudtshoorn region. This year the riders will cycle over 3 mountains in 5 days, the Langeberge, the Rooiberge and the Outeniqua berge with the Gouritz river traversing between the Langeberge and the Rooiberge. It is an exciting Non Technical MTB and CycloCross Bike Stage Event with mainly gravel roads and jeep tracks. It is suitable for CycloCross Bikes and MTB. On the event you can get spoiled each day with a massage, great food and great hospitality in the areas the race traverse through. By taking part in the Trans Gouritz Event you also support the Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve and their work and bring us all closer to a sustainable world!


Trans Gouritz 5 Day MTB

This year’s event you will be crossing 3 mountains over 5 days, the Langeberge, Rooiberge and the Outeniqua Berge in the Garden Route. you will see the best of the Gouritz Biosphere Cluster Reserve by doing this event, each day in a different area, staying 4 nights at a different town.

We now also includes a CycloCross Bike category in the Gouritz Outeniqua event. This year’s event is a circular route over 5 days, from the the small hamlet Great Brakriver (25 km from George and Mosselbay) to Van Wyksdorp to Oudsthoorn and back to Great Brakriver. Each day you will ride to a different town.

The Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve is one of the biggest Biospheres in the World and includes the following towns: Montagu, Swellendam, Barrydale, Ladysmith, Prince Albert, Oudtshoorn, Mosselbay, Uniondale, De Rust.

Prize Money (Please note: Prize money is only payable if there are more than 10 riders in that category)

Overall Male CycloCross Winner: R3000
Overall Male MTB Winner : R3000
Overall Female Cyclocross Winner: R3000
Overall Female MTB Winner : R3000
2nd Overall Male for Cyclocross and MTB : Trophy
2nd Overall Female for Cyclocross and MTB : Trophy
3rd Overall Male for Cyclocross and MTB : Trophy
3rd Overall Female for Cyclocross and MTB : Trophy
1st Vet Malefor Cyclocross and MTB : Trophy
1st Vet Femalefor Cyclocross and MTB : Trophy
1st Master Male for Cyclocross and MTB : Trophy
1st Master Female for Cyclocross and MTB: Trophy
1st Grand Master Male for Cyclocross and MTB : Trophy
1st Grand Master Femalefor Cyclocross and MTB : Trophy


Date: 23 to 27 May 2018

Start Venue:  Pine Creek Resort, Greatbrak River

The entry fees includes 4 nights accommodation: 2 nights tented accommodation, 1 night in a loft room (bunk beds) and 1 night at a 4 star guest house. It is you own choice and you need to do your own arrangements if you want to upgrade. Limited accommodation available at the areas where we sleep in tents.

Entry Fees, includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, 2 nights Tented Accommodation, 1 night in a loft room and 1 night at a 4 star Guest house :

R7980 pp (Solo Entries only)

Please note: You will have to share a room at De Denne due to limited rooms available.

Race Finish Venue’s:

Day 1: Dwarsrivier Country Getaway, Herbertsdale

Day 2: Rooiberg Lodge, Van Wyksdorp

Day 3: 
De Denne Guest house, Oudsthoorn

Day 4: 
Herold Wine Estate, Herold

Day 5: Finish venue: 
Pine Creek Resort, Great Brakriver



Day 1: 65km
Day 2: 71km
Day 3: 79km
Day 4 :64km
Day 5: 59km

Total distance over 5 days = 338km

 On gravel roads and quiet tar road sections, NO major roads, No technical riding

Included in the entry fee:
Trans Gouritz MTB , included in the entry fee:
– 5 days of unforgettable riding over the Langeberg, Rooiberge and Outeniqua Mountains
– Beautiful routes on private property
– Well marked and set out route
– Permission to use the private property
– Minimum of 2 water tables per day and a water table at the finish
– Light lunch, dinner and breakfast each day
– Goodie Bag
– Generosity and great atmosphere of various venues
– Trisport support vehicles along the way and transport of Gear
– 4 nights accommodation
–  Medical back up
– Bike wash each day
– Bike Service available (own cost)
– Massage available (own cost)

Compulsory Equipment (for your own safety):
As a precaution, we would like you to carry the following compulsory equipment with you during the race. It is for your own personal safety. Please adhere to the following:

  • Cell phone (on roaming please)
  • zip lock bag to keep phone dry
  • Whistle
  • Emergency food
  • Water bottles
  • Sunscreen (factor 50)
  • Outer shell jacket (waterproof)

Please ensure that you have the compulsory equipment with you at all times during the race as conditions change.

For all information contact Janine on janine@trisport.co.za


Cancelation Policy

Athletes wanting to cancel will forfeit the following part of their entry fee:

50% of the entry fee will be refunded if written notice is received before 1 January 2018
0% will be refunded from 2 January 2018, if a goody bag is applicable it will still be available the athlete


Athletes cancelling may transfer their entry to another person, but that person will have to accept that changes to sizes etc. of clothing in the goody bag may not be able to be made if they are not available – when goody bags are applicable.
25% of Entry fee will be charged for any transfers for admin costs.
Entries may unfortunately not be transferred to 2019.

Contact Janine to finalise this: janine@trisport.co.za

Massage bookings

Please book and pay your massage with Caroline Moths on cmoths@webmail.co.za
R250 pp for 30 min per massage


DAY 1: Greatbrak River to Dwarsrivier Country Getaaway 65km
TA Tour Profile Day1

Day 2 : Dwarsrivier Guest House to Rooiberg Lodge 71km
Dwarsrivier to Rooiberg(1) new

DAY 3: Rooiberg Lodge to De Denne

Rooiberg to Spa

Day 4: De Denne Guest Farm to Herold Wine Farm, 64km

Day 5 : Herold Wine Farm to Greatbrak River, 59km

TA Tour Route Day5


Each day has a different finish venue, please see below:

Day 1: Camping at Dwarsrivier Getaway Country house

Day 2: Rooiberg lodge in loft rooms (bunk bed style) There is chalets available to book at your own cost, but no refund or exchange for your booked loft room. If you like to upgrade, book with Rooiberg Lodge please book your own accommodation at Rooiberg Lodge or in Van Wyksdorp. Van Wyksdorp is 12km from the lodge, f you decide to stay there, we will not be able to transport you to Van Wyksdorp and back

Day 3: De Denne Guest House is a 4 star Guest house and the Finish venue of Day 3. You will need to share a room with somebody, no single options available. There are other accommodation options in the area, close to De Denne. Please arrange your own Transport to and from De Denne to your Guest house if you do not want stay at De Denne.

Other Guest houses close to De Denne :
La Plume
De Zeekoe
Lots of accommodation and camping in Oudsthoorn, 10 km from De Denne

Day 4: Tented Camp at Herold Wine Farm, there is a Guest house in the small Hamlet of Herold, but you must be able to get there by your own transport (5km from Herold Wine Farm)



Tuesday, 22nd May 2018
18:30 Dinner at Trans Karoo Restaurant, for your own account. Come and meet the Trisport Team and have a great meal at the famous Trans Karoo Restaurant in Great Brak River. Booking with us is essential, but you will pay your account at the Restaurant

Wednesday, 23rd May 2018
07:30:Briefing and Registration at Pine Creek River Resort, Great Brak River
08:00: Start of the Trans Outeniqua 5 day MTB
10:30 First Riders expected at Dwarsrivier Getaway
12:00 Lunch
18:00 Dinner and slide show

Thursday, 24th May 2018
06:30 to 07:30: Breakfast
07:45: Briefing
08:00: Start of Day 2
10:30  First Riders expected at Rooiberg Lodge.
12:00 Lunch
18:00 Dinner and slide show.

Friday, 25th May 2018
06:30 to 07:30: Breakfast
07:45: Briefing
08:00: Start of Day 3
11:00 First riders expected at De Denne, Oudsthoorn
12:00 Lunch
18:00 Dinner and Slide show

Saturday 26th May 2018
6:30 to 7:30:  Breakfast
07:45: Briefing
08:00: Start of Day 4
11:00 First riders expected at Herold Wine Farm
12:00 Lunch
18:00 Dinner and Slide show

Sunday,  27th May 2018
6:30 to 7:30: Breakfast
07:45: Briefing
08:00: Start of Day 5
9:30:  First riders expected at Pine Creek, Great Brakriver
10:00 Light Snack and drinks available
11:00 Prize Giving and Good Byes


Having partners is always a must when doing an event so thank you to our sponsors:




Previous Events


May 23 @ 7:00 am
May 27 @ 4:00 pm
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Pine Creek Caravan Park
Pine Creek Caravan Park, Amy Searle Street
Great Brak River, Western Cape 6525 South Africa
044 620 2434



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