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Biedouw Valley Enduro

The Biedouw Valley Enduro is a 127,4-kilometer gravel road hike along the northern banks of the Biedouw river, hemmed in by the steep Biedouw mountains and koppies. Crystal clear streams and stunning old farm dwellings with a display of flowers in spring bring you to the silence and power of natural elements. 

Headed the Tra-Tra mountains towards Calvinia on the old “TREKPAD”  you’re assured of seeing very few people and even vehicles.   


The hikers access the Biedouw valley from the Northern Cape.

Start hiking from Calvinia follow the R355 and turn right at Voëlfontein situated in the Tankwa Karoo.

At Uitspanskraal the hikers cross the Western Cape border where the Biedouw Valley starts.

Biedouw Valley Travelling Distance Information:

(Calvinia to Biedouw) Distance:  127,4km 

7-day hike


1.  Calvinia (Starting point)

2.  Boskloof (22,5km)

3.  Voëlfontein (20,4km)

4.  Kalkgat-Oos (20,7km)

5.  Kleine Zadelsmakersbank (17,3km)

6.  Uitspankraal (13,2km)

7.  Mietjiesfontein (17,3km)

8.  Biedouw Youth camp (16km) End

Biedouw Valley Enduro

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In order to secure your place, a 50% deposit needs to be paid with registration. (Payment will be required within two weeks at this point).  The remaining amount will be collected 3 months ahead of the event.

If you have registered during the previous year, your registration fee will be adjusted according to the calculated tariff for your specific trail.


Payment details (including an information pack with all the information you need about the Biedouw Valley Enduro) will be made available upon registration.


Confirmed dates for 2022

8 - 14 October 2022

R 5400pp


No transport before, during or after the event is included in the fee.

Transfers from Cape Town Airport to Calvinia and from Biedouw Youth Camp to Calvinia can be arranged upon request - the price will be dependent on demand.

Transport fees are subject to change annually.

Your Guest House stays are not included in the Fees.

**If you have registered during the previous year, your registration fee, t-shirt and tent-pegs fees will be adjusted according to the calculated tariff for your specific trail.**  

Please contact us for our most recent rates


*If hiker prefers to move from one hike to another, a request must be made within two months before the event

registered for. Hiker will only get one chance to move from one hike to another. No refunds will be made after hiker cancel for a second time.

Our cancellation policy is as listed below (R50 admin fee will apply to ALL refunds):


Cancellation made 3+ months ahead of event - 50% Refund

Cancellation made within 2 months of event - 25% Refund

Cancellation made within less than 2 months of event - 0% Refund

Fees include the following:


  • Meet-and-greet dinner on the evening before the event.

  • Transport of your belongings along the route

  • Support vehicles and a team that travels with hikers

  • Coffee/tea/milk/sugar in the early morning and after dinner

  • Snacks upon arrival at base camp each day (Boere high tea)

  • Dinner daily of potjiekos or braai, pot bread with kaiings/dripping (if available), syrup & homemade jams

  • Hot water will be available on arrival at each overnight camp for washing purposes.  You collect your own water out of the heating pots but are limited to 5 liters per day.  No showers are allowed.

  • Daily drinking water allowance.

All above is subject to change due to COVID 19 regulations.

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