Cycle the vineyards and run with the jackals

The Jakkalsvlei MTB and Jackal trail-running events, celebrating its third year this year, will take place on Saturday, 29 October on the Jakkalsvlei wine farm. Both events are organised by TriSport who specialises in event management, sports travel, coaching and sports tourism, and is well-known for their top-class event organisation.

This year MTB riders can again look forward to a 27km route that explores the hills surrounding Herbertsdale and the vineyards of Jakkalsvlei, or if you’re not keen on straddling the seat, why not sign up for the Jackal Trail Run? The 11km course will present the best that the Garden Route has to offer and for those who want to take things a bit easier there is also a 6km option.

Pre-entries for both events close on Friday, 21 October but late entries are possible on the day at an extra cost of R20 per person.

Bring your friends and family and enjoy an ice-cold Jackal lager after you’ve conquered the trails, or if you prefer a glass of wine we can recommend the fruity and fun Jakkalsvlei La Perlé Rosé that was recently awarded a medal at the prestigious Michelangelo Awards. Although the farm is busy with renovations the restaurant is open as usual and you can look forward to one of their delicious wood-fired pizzas for lunch.

Late entries and registration are between 06:00-07:15 for the MTB event and 06:30-07:45 for the trail-running events. The MTB event will kick-off at 07:30 while the trail runners will start at 07:45, and the prize-giving ceremony is expected to commence at 12:00.

The entry fee for the 27km MTB event is R120, the 6km trail run’s fee is R80, and entry for the 11km will cost you R150.

For more information, please contact Janine at or enter online for these events at

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