Reviews

“We’re really happy that we were invited to the event and if I had known how great it was I would have made sure to come through to the earlier editions. I’d definitely love to be back next year, we’ll see how the team situations work out, but I’ll do everything in my power to return. I think the whole thing is really well balanced and I would definitely say to anyone wanting to come to a good show that they should come to this event.” – Waylon Woolcock, 2017

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“Thank you so much for a great race. This was the best race I have ever done. The race, the route, the people, the food, the atmosphere, the scenery and the accommodation. All and all it was the best. Really hope to see you all again in 2018. Greetings from Namibia.” – Walter Pieter Liebenberg, 2017

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“Thank you so much for a stunning event. I loved every minute of it. Thank you to the crew for all their hard work to make it so special for us riders.” – Yolande de Villiers, 2017

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“Absolutely privileged to say that this was my third year racing the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek. I was blown away by the experience. The Addo base camp exceeded all expectations – I loved it! I can’t remember if we suffered and not sure if I can find a better riding partner than Didier Florbela Duc. Scraping in to finish in the top 20 was a bonus.” – Charl Joubert, 2017

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“It’s world-class and has to be considered boutique in mountain biking circles, progressing to a new level each year. It’s vastly different to any race I’ve been to and that’s why I love it.” – Andrew Hill, 2017 

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“It was absolutely unbelievable, in fact, some of the best mountain biking I have ever seen . . . I don’t think sani2c in its first year could offer these kind of trails, so in years to come, another wonderful, wonderful stage race in the making; community involvement, all the right things happening. It was the first time ever riders have ridden in the Addo Elephant Park, absolutely beautiful!” – Andrew Mclean, 2014

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“Great Zuurberg Trek is what the SA stage race market needs. Smaller entrance field, boutique feel, excellent hosting and co-ordinating, tasty food, comfortable accommodation and most importantly some of the best tracks I have ridden.” – André Krige, 2015

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“It was a tough race with tough trails, but this is exactly what mountain bikers want. And this is what we will be back for next year. The tents were great – my best camping experience by far. The bike mechanics and bike washes were brilliant. The recovery drinks on the finish line are exactly what you need after a tough ride. A world-class event!” – SanMari Woithe, 2015

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“The Great Zuurberg Trek is one of my best mountain biking experiences to date. Pure enjoyment, the trails, organisation and relaxed environment – simply superb. Not an easy ride, just the right balance.” – Greg James, 2015

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“We were seriously out of our depth as it was the first mountain bike race we had ever participated in. We liked it so much that we have enrolled in mountain bike skills classes so that we can take this race on again. Spectacular route!” – Human de Jager, 2015

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“For us, day two was a brilliant mountain biking day with incredible trails, climbs and descents. We love being in the wilder areas away from the usual dusty roads that make up most of so many events today.” – Neal Mandy, 2015

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“I have done many stage races and the Great Zuurberg Trek was probably the event that I enjoyed the most due to the personal touch. I enjoyed the smaller field and I got the feeling that it is not all about the racing, but also about the camaraderie and the fun of doing things you love together with other like-minded people.” – Fanie Roux, 2015

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“From an event perspective, the accommodation, vibe, race village, meals and professionalism are all top notch! Great Zuurberg Trek is a top-end boutique event!” – Tom Blok, 2015

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“We loved the course on days two and three – it was proper mountain biking so it was tough, but that’s why we travel from Joburg to do these events. We would be quite disappointed if it was made easier.” – Michelle Garden, 2015

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“It was honestly by far the nicest mountain race I’ve done! The route was class! I’m probably not the right person to ask about day two as I had an absolute blast. I just love that kind of stuff and I honestly grinned from start to finish! The organisation was fabulous. Everything happened when it was supposed to. The waterpoints were amazing and the marshals and volunteers made us feel like rock stars!” – Nikki Smit, 2015