This five day, basic farm road Enduro of 87 km, begins and ends in Calvinia and provides an enjoyable trail throughout the Northern-Roggeveld. The name “Roggeveld” is derived from ‘wild rye’ and was once in abundance throughout the well-known Roggeveld Mountains, a mountain range in South Africa. The range stretches between two towns, Calvinia and Sutherland, east and north-east from the Tankwa Karoo National Park. The mountain range receives an average rainfall of 200 mm per year and its higher elevations are amongst the coldest places in South Africa.
The Roggeveld landscape looks barren at first glance but challenging yourself and observing the patterns, colours and little plants, will make it worthwhile. This is where you use your eyes, learn to spot small things in life and breathe in the wide-angled space around you.
It is a fascinating experience to reach the escarpment along this hike. At sunset, one can feel and see the raw, rugged piece of earth known as the Tankwa Karoo.
In the Roggeveld, the hot summer days are usually soothed by a cool breeze. Nights are chilly and invigorating, equipping you with energy for the next day. Due to absence of air pollution and no reflected lights, the nights are astonishingly brilliant.
Don't miss out on the staggering experience and memories of wide spaces and the night skies of the starry Karoo.
T and C's
PLEASE NOTE REGISTRATION IS ONLY OFFICIAL ONCE DEPOSIT HAS BEEN RECEIVED AND IS DONE ON A FIRST-PAID, FIRST-SERVED BASIS!
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 Roggeveld Enduro) will be made available upon registration.
Confirmed dates for 2019:
5 -11 October
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
No transport before, during or after the event is included in the fee.
Transfers from Cape Town Airport 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.
Our cancellation policy is as listed below (R50 admin fee will apply to ALL refunds):
Cancellation made 3+ months ahead of event – 100% refund
Cancellation made within 3 months of event – 50% refund
Cancellation made within 2 months of event – 25% refund
Cancellation made within 1 month of event – 0% refund
Please contact us for our most recent rates.
Fees include the following:
Meet-and-greet dinner on the evening before the event (6 pm at Calvinia Moederkerk hall)
Transport of your belongings along the route
Support vehicles and team that travel with hikers
Coffee/tea/milk/sugar in the early morning and after dinner
Daily fruit of the season
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 litres per day. No showers allowed.
Daily drinking water allowance
Closing ceremony with light lunch at arrival point in Calvinia