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Great Zuurberg Trail Run 2019 – Done and Dusted

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Stoke by the bucket-load shooting Great Zuurberg Trail Run from the saddle of the Giant Bicycles South Africa #Stance this past weekend. There’s no doubt in my mind that an #eBike is the most time-efficient (and ecofriendly) way for sport shooters to get around on just about any outdoor event ???????? One thing is for sure : #GZTR19 and their #mtb sister event, Great Zuurberg Trek, boast some [...]

Great Zuurberg Trail Run 2019 – Day 2

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Day 2 done and dusted at the Great Zuurberg Trail Run near #addo, and yet again the incredible #OosKaap delivered on some incredible running. Grasslands traverses, montane #singletrack, dinosaur cycadifolias, close encounters with elephant at one of the nearby lodges, a superlative #sunsetand 5-star food. Like really, can it even get any better than this? Our fabulous hosts Zuurberg Mountain Village and Hayterdale trails have certainly [...]

Great Zuurberg Trail Run 2019 – Day 1 Highlights

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Just some of the amazing scenery of the incredible Zuurberg Mountains on Day 1 of the Zuurberg Trail Run. Open jeep tracks along ridge lines provided fantastic views of the #grasslandvistas and the endless technical single tracks ensured many happy hours out in the #Addo Reserve. Click here to view the pics

Great Zuurberg Trail Run 2019 – Stage 1

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End-of-days scenery and views along the incredible #Stage1 Route of the Great Zuurberg Trail Run in #addo, right within the heart of the #CacaduDistrict, in the gorgeous #EasternCape. Stunning #running along the 21km grassland & #montane forest route, with much of the #trailrun action playing out on #singletrack and jeep track. A sneaky 620m ascent and true #wilderness #trails make this a must-do experience ???????????? The girls gave it gas, with Tracey Campbell and Liza Kingston flying the [...]

Namaqua West Coast X – Tri-Challenge

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There was pain. There was suffering. There was elation (especially at the finish line at Namaqua Wines, and the Maskam Brewing Company pit stop). And there was loads of tequila. Not to mention the #skilpadjies, great wine, good people, and of course, #kakpraat. Apparently there was #karaoke with the #kanaalape as well, and I’m sure the stories will [...]

Build-It Trek2Teebus 2019 – Day 2

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Bit of a re-hash of my previous #T2T write-up below, but I feel it still very much captures the essence of this amazing #Karoo #crank! Good news is that @yolande de Villiers is on the mend, with a positive prognosis from the surgeon and a second operation today in the private hospital in Queenstown. At [...]

Build-It Trek2Teebus 2019 – Day 1

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If you decide to ride #Trek2Teebus, the route and landscape promises to truly blow your mind. These images capture a little bit of the beauty we experienced on #Day1 …. This #Karoo #Country #Cuisine #Culture #Crank adventure unfolds along remote tracks and farm roads tripping beyond the #Teebus & #Koffiebus kopjes looming up from the [...]

Build it Trek 2 Teebus 3 day MTB Karoo Adventure

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I’m an #OosKaap boytjie, so the odds were always high that I would enjoy #Trek2Teebus and the #steynsburg region. I never knew how much, though … In a way, it was like coming home, I suppose. The Baviaans River Conservancy where I grew up is but a couple of hours away, and I felt like a 56yr old kid let loose [...]

Trek 2 Teebus – Steynsburg

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Bloubospunt. Plaatfontein. Bulhoek. Koffiebus. Diknek … And the iconic #Teebus, of course. We’ve just returned from a magical hour of celestial perfection at the foot of this jagged outcrop while grabbing some #startrailimagery, and let’s just say I’m star-struck by what the #outdoor crowd can experience here in #steynsburg. This far-flung corner of the #Karoo where the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and [...]

Trek 2 Teebus – Teebus

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Our 11hr #roadtrip to #trek2teebus started around 3am, but going completely unplugged on the antediluvian #Karoo plains makes it all worthwhile. A magical landscape beckons beyond #steynsburg, with the bizarre #Teebus and #Koffiebus koppies looming up from the savanna grassland like two geometric boobs. The towering Teebus – culminating in 80m high cliffs – proved too much of a temptation for the @OZone_africa crew, prompting Zane Schmahl and #DieOom to [...]