December 2020

The U 2021

Greetings from Piket-Bo-Berg Trails! The U 2021 Date Announced. We’re all about Spring here in our fruit-farming valley. It’s a beaut of a time in the Southern Hemi.  For that reason, we’ve decided to bring our boutique stage race, The U, a few weeks earlier, right into the heart of Spring. Of course, this won’t affect our exclusive offering and we’ll be sure to create a more than ‘EPIC’ experience with our incredible hospitality, personal touches, mind-blowing trails and scenic raceClick to read more and to see the event image gallery


GET YOUR RACE FACE ON: CHALLENGE CAPE TOWN IS BACK! Via challenge Cape Town Media Office. It’s been a tough year, with races being taken on and off the calendar faster than anyone can keep up. There have been postponements, cancellations and everything in between- but we are hoping that 2021 will definitely be different! Personally, at the CCT offices we are gearing up for a STELLAR 2021- we have some seriously exciting news for you, that will include route changes,Click to read more and to see the event image gallery

Trilogy Trail Run

Trilogy Trail Run 2020: When you drive to a Stellenbosch trail run and the sun is in your eyes shining out of a clear blue sky, and the hot air balloons are already floating languidly across the horizon, then you know that it’s not only going to be a cracker of a morning, but the photographer is going to wax lyrical about it as well. Thanks, Dirtopia, for saving a race calendar from the nothingness that COVID 2020 turned into.Click to read more and to see the event image gallery

Robben Island Escape

Speedo Robben Island Escape December 2020: The December 2020 version of the Robben Island Escape started with the usual nervous boat boarding for the shuttle to Robben Island at 6:00 am. Below perfectly clear skies, the sun that promised a pleasantly warm day was only now popping the top of its lazy head over the horizon. All of this belied the unseen preparations behind the scenes that had seen the boat skippers crawling out of bed at 3:30 am toClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

IRONMAN South Africa

IRONMAN SOUTH AFRICA MEDIA STATEMENT PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – After a challenging 2020 which saw numerous sporting events cancelled around the world, the IRONMAN South Africa team has been hard at work in making sure athletes can return to the race courses in 2021 in a safe and enjoyable manner. IRONMAN’s Safe Return to Racing guidelines will apply to all 2021 IRONMAN South Africa events and will be at the core as our team continues to develop and refine operational plansClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

Sox Trail Run

Sox Trail Run: The SOX Trail Run is known as the most diverse 3-day trail run in South Africa and takes place in the Garden Route, with 90% of the route laid out within the South Africa National Park’s protected property. You will run on pristine hiking trails in the mountain on day one, experience the tranquillity of our lush, indigenous forest on day two and end off, with day three, along the stunning coastline of the Garden Route. TraditionallyClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

photograph a dolphin

How To Photograph a Dolphin. So you want to photograph a dolphin? Who doesn’t? Doing it is nothing like you would imagine though. It’s both incredibly difficult and very easy at the same time. The difficult part is getting the dolphin in front of the camera. Firstly, you need a boat and a skipper and about 15 trips out to a part of the sea that dolphins are known to frequent. I’m lucky that I get to shoot a lotClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

Tygerberg Mountain Bike Club

Tygerberg Mountain Bike Club: Annual Number Auction. Once a year the Tygerberg Mountain Bike Club (TMBC) has an annual auction of bike board numbers to raise funds for the Volunteer Wildfire Services. This is always preceded by an evening ride on the trails at the Bloemendal Trail Park near Durbanville. This year over R50k was raised for VWS and the club has kicked in an additional amount to make a sizeable donation. With over 120km of singletrack under their controlClick to read more and to see the event image gallery