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GZT announces new luxury entry package

Organisers of the Great Zuurberg Trek have announced a new luxury entry package for next year's event. With the original Platinum package sold out, the event joined forces with Addo Elephant Lodge and Safaris to create the new Platinum Safari option. The Safari option is designed to offer participants the same creature comforts and vibe as the original Platinum package. It includes luxury accommodation for three nights at the nearby Addo Elephant Lodge and Safaris as well as a daily shuttle to and from the race village at...

Entries now open!

Good day Great Zuurberg Trekkers, Entries for the 2017 PwC Great Zuurberg Trek, which takes place from May 26 to 28, open at noon today (Monday). The field will be capped at 100 teams and prospective participants can choose between four entry packages: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. Remember to keep an eye on our Facebook page for any updates and, as always, drop us a line if you have any questions. CLICK HERE TO ENTER NOW...

Hill, Louw secure second Zuurberg title

Andrew Hill and Adriaan Louw were able to play it safe on the final day en route to securing the overall title at the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race at Addo, near Port Elizabeth, on Sunday. Even though they yielded the final stage to Kargo Pro's Marco Joubert and Jurgens Uys, the Contego-TIB Insurance outfit ran out comfortable winners after completing the three tough stages in a combined time of 8:39:02. Joubert and Uys, who hail from PE and Somerset West respectively, were runners-up in...

Mission accomplished at Zuurberg for Hill, Louw

Having lost out on a possible stage win after veering off course on the opening day provided the spark for Andrew Hill and Adriaan Louw to assert their authority on stage two of the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek outside Port Elizabeth on Saturday. The TIB Insurance-Contego outfit raced to a convincing victory and the overall lead on the 78km queen stage that started in wet conditions and took in portions of the Karoo and Addo Elephant National Park. Their time of 3:18:21 was more than 14 minutes...

Odds even after tense day at Zuurberg Trek

Chris Wolhuter and Dylan Rebello crossed the finish line first, but former champions Andrew Hill and Adriaan Louw made an equally strong statement on the opening stage of the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race on Friday. The three-stage race, which is based in the Zuurberg mountain range at Addo just outside Port Elizabeth, is now perfectly poised for tomorrow's queen stage after an epic battle saw the top two teams separated by a mere 11 seconds. The Imbuko-Freewheel Cycology outfit won the 66km stage in...

Fine wine merchants partner with Great Zuurberg Trek

Meridian Wine Merchants will be supplying the 2016 PwC Great Zuurberg Trek with some of their finest products. Participants will be able to enjoy wines from two of their familiar brands – Diemersdal Estate and Devil’s Peak Brewing Company. The family-owned company represent over 40 of the finest wine brands in the country, as well as craft beer and a small batch of spirits that includes Inverroche Gin. Get to know more about them here....

Fast & Furious make light work of Zuurberg logistics

The growth of mountain biking events has resulted in specialist transport company Fast & Furious coming on board as logistics partner of the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek. Given the popularity of these events in South Africa, they have a long-term view of becoming the preferred transport solution for cyclists, said chief operating officer Grant Fletcher. Based in Johannesburg, Fast & Furious have 14 branches around the country that specialise in customised logistic solutions to anywhere in the nation as well as neighbouring states. "We are more of a...

Plenty of wine-tasting at Great Zuurberg Trek

Du Toitskloof Wines have come on board as a sponsor of the 2016 PwC Great Zuurberg Trek. Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Breede River Valley in the Western Cape, the cellars produce exceptional wines that offer real value for money. Over the years they have invested in their business to ensure consistent quality and freshness. Their product range includes traditional reds and whites as well as sweet dessert wines. Learn more about Du Toitskloof here....

joBerg2c champs team up at Zuurberg

Overall winners of this year's joBerg2c women's race, Anriette Schoeman and Samantha Sanders, will aim to add the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike title to their conquests when the race gets underway outside Addo on Friday. Schoeman, who lives in nearby Port Elizabeth, had originally been preparing to defend her mixed title alongside John Wakefield, but his withdrawal from the three-day race opened up the opportunity to ride with Sanders. After their success in the country's longest stage race, the multiple former national road champion said...