Bezhoek Extreme MTB Festival 2019
Details Price Qty
*NEW 1 Day Challenge (Saturday 45km)show details + R450.00 (ZAR)*  
*NEW 1 Day Warrior (Saturday 65km)show details + R620.00 (ZAR)*  
*NEW 1 Day Extreme (Saturday 89km)show details + R790.00 (ZAR)*  
*NEW Sunday Half Marathon (45km)show details + R450.00 (ZAR)*  
Positive Sports Solutions Junior Challengeshow details + R1,980.00 (ZAR)*  
2 Day Challengeshow details + R2,200.00 (ZAR)*  
2 Day Warriorshow details + R2,650.00 (ZAR)*  
2 Day Extremeshow details + R2,950.00 (ZAR)*  
- Upgrade: Luxury Tent (2 bed)show details + R925.00 (ZAR)*  / bundle 
- Upgrade: Rondawel (2 bed)show details + R1,050.00 (ZAR)*  / bundle 
- Upgrade: Luxury Villa (4 bed)show details + R1,750.00 (ZAR)*  / bundle 
- Upgrade: Luxury Villa (6 bed)show details + R2,500.00 (ZAR)*  / bundle 
Supporter Accommodation Packageshow details + R375.00 (ZAR)*  
Supporter Meal Packageshow details + R495.01 (ZAR)*  
- Friday Check in: Basic Tent (1 bed)show details + R300.00 (ZAR)*  
- Friday Check in: Supporter (1 bed)show details + R300.00 (ZAR)*  
- Friday Check in: Luxury Tent (2 bed)show details + R925.00 (ZAR)*  / bundle 
- Friday Check in: Rondawel (2 bed)show details + R1,050.00 (ZAR)*  / bundle 
- Friday Check in: Luxury Villa (4 bed)show details + R1,750.00 (ZAR)*  / bundle 
- Friday Check in: Luxury Villa (6 bed)show details + R2,500.00 (ZAR)*  / bundle 
- Friday Dinner / Saturday Breakfastshow details + R250.00 (ZAR)*  

* price includes taxes

  • June 1, 2019 - June 2, 2019
    6:00 am - 4:00 pm


If you were part of the inaugural 2018 event you’ll know what to expect and 2019 promises to be bigger and better. There will be 2 days of the best riding South Africa has to offer. Saturday will offer one of three distances to choose from; a Half-Marathon, Marathon and Ultra-Marathon. We’ll end the weekend’s festivities with a 48km Half-Marathon Experience on Sunday.

Event format

  • 2 Day Stage and Single Day
  • Solo

Event Status

The Bezhoek Extreme MTB Festival is a CSA sanctioned event


  • Challenge: 45 | 48
  • Warrior: 65 | 48
  • Extreme: 89 | 48


  • Registration starts at 6:00 on Saturday morning at Olifants River Lodge at the race village. For those planning to arrive on Friday already, registration will be open between 16:00 and 20:00.

Race Start

  • Start times on Saturday and Sunday is at 8:00 (Sunrise is at 6:50)

Saturday (Options): 45km Half | 65km Marathon | 89km Ultra 

  • Stage 2: 50km Half-Marathon
  • Stage 2: 68km Marathon
  • Stage 3: 93km Ultra-Marathon

Sunday: 48km Half Marathon

  • Stage 3: 48km Half-Marathon

What is included?

  • Your entry fee includes basic tented accommodation on Saturday night (one dome tent per rider) and meals from Saturday lunch to Sunday lunch. Each tent includes a mattress. You are required to bring your own sleeping bag or linen.

Accommodation Upgrades

  • Accommodation upgrades are available as an add-on to your standard entry. These upgrade options sleep more than one person and is ideal for a family or for sharing with other riders. If you plan to share an upgrade with another rider(s) please do not purchase multiple upgrades.

Want to check in on Friday already?

  • Approximate travel time is 2 hours from Johannesburg. This is the perfect opportunity to leave the office early on Friday, register early and avoid the rush to get to the race on Saturday morning. Friday accommodation is on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis with breakfast being served from early on Saturday morning before the race. To book and pay for your early arrival please email us with your entry confirmation and booking request at

Supporter Packages

  • Please purchase your supporter accommodation (basic tent) and supporter meal packages during online registration.

Friday Rates for an early check-in

You can book your early check-in by emailing us at

  • Basic Tented: R300
  • Luxury Tent Upgrade: R925 per tent
  • 2 Bed Rondawel: R1050 per rondawel
  • 4 Bed Villa: R1750 per villa
  • 6 Bed Villa: R2500 per villa
  • Meals (Friday dinner and Saturday breakfast): R250 per person

Hospitality Partner

  • All participants and guests will be hosted at the Olifants River Lodge. This is also where the race village will be located. Olifants River Lodge will not accept any individual or private bookings for the weekend. All enquiries can be directed to

Prize Money

  • A total of R50,000 in prize money is up for grabs across the respective categories, equally split between male and female podium finishers.
  • Please note that only 2 Day participants will qualify for prize money.


Venue Website:

Olifants River Lodge, 8 Presidentsrus, Middelburg, Mpumalanga, 1050, South Africa


We are proud to have Olifants River Lodge as our hospitality partner for the 2019 Trail and MTB Festivals. Olifants River Lodge serves as our race villages for the respective weekends and their team is looking forward to hosting us. The Bezuidenhoutshoek Farm is situated right next to the race village and this is where all the action will take place and in partnership with our neighbours we give you a playground of over 6000h for the weekend. Bezuidenhoutshoek Farm is designated as irreplaceable and highly significant in terms of the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Authority’s bio diversity assessment criteria which qualifies it to be registered as a Protected area. The Olifants and Klein Olifants rivers converge in the North Western corner of the farm and meander on to Loskop and the Kruger National Park.