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19 Aug

We are happy to announce an absolute unique trail run experience! VERY few people have the privileged to run on this pristine terrain or know of its existence! If you have done the Fish River Canyon, you will love this River Canyon even better as it is still wild, not commercial, clean and definitely not crowded with hikers.

run along the river bed of the magnificent Schaap River as it meanders through a majestic canyon carved by the hands of time. You will see flower covered valleys, rugged mountains, ancient canyons and experience natures’ magical show of colour and beauty during the world’s largest and most spectacular natural flower display.

Run where the shy leopard silently roam the weathered canyon walls and the lunar landscapes created in an ancient time when everything was a boiling pot of melted granite.

Limited to 40 people

Go where you feel most alive!

We are happy to announce an absolute unique ultra trail run experience! VERY few people have seen this area, or know of its existence! If you have done the Fish River Canyon, you will love this Canyon better as it is still wild, not commercial, clean and definitely not crowded with hikers.

The Schaap River Canyon is in Namaqualand. Namaqualand is an arid region of Namibia and South Africa, extending along the west coast over 1,000 kilometres and covering a total area of 440,000 square kilometres. It is divided by the lower course of the Orange River into two portions – Little Namaqualand to the south and Great Namaqualand to the north.

Namaqualand remained a very quiet place during the cultural evolution until about 2000 years ago. This was when the Khoikhoi or Nama arrived from the area that now encompasses northern Botswana. The region is known for its cultural history, which was preserved by the Nama and Khoisan tribes. The Nama people are the largest group of Khoikhoi people.

Date:

19 to 21 Aug 2022

Venue:

Nigramoep Guest Farm, Schaapriver Canyon, Namaqualand, Northern Cape.

Meeting point:

Nigramoep Guest house

Cost of Ultra Trail run, Sport or Full or Spectator (All at the same price):

(Includes 2 nights accommodation, Trail run, all meals)
Sharing: R4900 pp sharing,
Single: R5400 If you like to stay single, you will have to choose to stay in a Tent (extra R400 or bring your own). Tent is close to shower and toilet facility.

PLEASE NOTE:

You cannot stay in Springbok and only drive through in the morning for the run. (It is too far and difficult to get there) It is also a package deal, 2 nights accommodation, all meals and the Trail run, please do not ask if you can just run. This is not your normal day race but a Boutique event of 1 day running with 2 nights accommodation.

Run Distances:

Sport: 35km
Full: 65km

Includes:

*2 nights Accommodation at a Canyon Guest Farm (1 before and 1 after the run)
*All meals from dinner on arrival to breakfast on departure
* Lekka home cooked Namaqualand food!
* Food and drinks during run
*An unforgettable and unique Namaqualand experience!
*All bookings and arrangements made by Trisport

Excludes:

* Travel to Springbok, Northern Cape
* Alcoholic Drinks
* Your own stretcher and blow up matrass
* Tents
* Tips

Compulsory Equipment (for your own safety):

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

  • Cell phone
  • zip lock bag to keep phone dry
  • Space blanket
  • Day pack
  • Long Thermal base layer (pants and top)
  • Whistle
  • Hat
  • Emergency food
  • Headlamp
  • Water bottles
  • Sunscreen (factor 50)
  • Outer shell jacket (waterproof)
  • Small First aid kit

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be made due to Covid 19. If we have to cancel/postpone the event due to any unforeseen circumstances including Covid 19 we will transfer your entry fees to the new date

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE COVER ANY INJURIES, ILLNESS OR CANCELLATIONS FOR ANY REASONS SUCH AS AN PANDEMIC, TERRORISM, FORCE MAJEUR.

Transfers
20% of Entry fee will be charged for any transfers for admin costs.
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Accommodation

Accommodation: (2 nights)
2 nights at a Guest farm close to the Canyon

Schedule


Photo Credit to Julian Volmeer

PLEASE NOTE: Please arrange your own transport to Nigramoep Guest House

FRIDAY:

16H00 to 18H00: Registration
18H00: Welcoming and dinner

SATURDAY

5H00: Breakfast
6H30: Start with the Canyon ultra
20H00 Prize giving and dinner

SUNDAY

9H00: Breakfast and Good Byes

Contact:
Sonja@trisport.co.za
082 5797595

For all information contact Sonja : sonja@trisport.co.za

Enter/Register

Entries are FULL, please contact Sonja on sonja@trisport.co.za

Venue

Namaqualand, Northern Cape, South Africa

Organizer

TriSport
Phone:
0825797595
Email:
sonja@trisport.co.za
Website:
trisport.co.za

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