Race Village

The race starts and finishes each day at the Zuurberg Mountain Village, with the race village serving as a central hub for riders to socialise, relax and refuel. With top-notch amenities, the race village offers a variety of delicious food options, open bars and entertainment to create a festive atmosphere for riders. 

Accommodation

A range of accommodation options are available from the 4-star cottages as part of the hotel to luxurious tents. Riders can look forward to an exhilarating and enjoyable ride while enjoying the unique wildlife and natural surroundings that make the Great Zuurberg and the Addo Region one of South Africa’s top attractions.

Platinum Cottages

The 4 star cottages are arranged so that guests can enjoy both the spectacular mountain and valley views.

 

Each Cottage Boasts:

  • Private Entrance
  • Double or Twin Beds
  • Wardrobe, Desk, Sitting Area
  • Two patios on the east and west side, ideal for magical sunrises and sunsets.
  • Mini-bar, Tea and Coffee maker
  • Black-wood floors
  • Climate control
  • Under-floor heating in the bathroom
  • Freestanding bath, indoor and outdoor showers

Gold Luxury Tents

The popular Luxury Tented village is situated within walking distance from start / finish line, dining area and chill zone with a dedicated shower and toilet area. 

Each Luxury Tent Includes:

  • Twin Beds with Mattress
  • Bedside Table
  • Mobile Charger 
  • Lamps
  • Down Duvet
  • Pillow
  • Extra Blanket
  • Two Camping Chairs
  • Private Hot Showers
  • Toilets exclusive to the Luxury Tent Village

Silver Hayterdale Tents

The Hayterdale Trails village is situated 9km distance from start / finish line with an easy drive along the Zuurberg Pass. The Village includes a Clubhouse with cash bar, Tented Area, Pool, Showers and Toilets

Each Tent Includes:

  • Twin Beds with Mattress
  • Bedside Table
  • Duvet
  • Pillow
  • Two Plastic Chairs
  • Hot Showers
  • Toilets

Official Apparel

Enjoy has come on board as our official technical apparel partner! Together, we’ve crafted a stylish, performance-focused event collection that’s sure to elevate your riding experience.

This year, we’re giving you the freedom to choose your event apparel and complement it with additional kit pieces, all designed with the latest technology and styles. From the popular Supremium Jersey to the lightweight Atom Jacket, each item promises comfort, sustainability, and peak performance.

 

Complimentary Apparel: As a token of our appreciation, all participating riders can use the voucher code emailed to them valued at R995.00, to order their complimentary GZT apparel at the Enjoy online store.

How to Order Your Complimentary GZT Apparel:

  1. Visit the Enjoy Race Shop and browse the GZT 2024 collection.

  2. Check your sizing with the Enjoy sizing guide.

  3. Add your selected items to your cart.

  4. Enter the voucher code emailed to all riders at checkout to apply your discount.

  5. Complete your purchase by no later than 15th April 2024.

Collection: All ordered apparel will be ready for collection at registration at the Zuurberg Mountain Village in Addo on the 23rd of May 2024, just in time for the event. Please note all orders not received by the deadline will be shipped to the rider after the event. 

Optional Extras

The Great Zuurberg Trek events are all about allowing riders to maximise their experience both on and off the bike. We’ve partnered with a few of the best to bring their first class services directly to you at the Race Village. 

Airport Shuttle

A complimentary shuttle is available from the airport in Gqeberha to the Zuurberg Mountain Village (Race Village), returning after the event.

 

Pre-booking is essential, if you intend to use the complimentary shuttle please add it to your package when entering.

Bike Transport

Bike transport is available from Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town to the Zuurberg Mountain Village (Race Village) and back at R600 per person.

 

Please add this option to your package when you enter as booking is essential.

Bike Services

The Great Zuurberg Trek events will host Cyclo Pro who can ensure your equipment is professionally maintained throughout the duration of our 3-day events.

Please note: Limited booking space may be available, so we suggest you book your spot as soon as possible.

The service fee of R1 500 for two services includes labour but excludes any additional parts required.

To book, contact Cyclo Pro on 041 368 7244 or e-mail dee@cyclopro.co.za.

Airport Shuttle Schedule

The  complimentary shuttle service is available to transport you from Chief Dawid Stuurman Airport in Gqeberha to the race village in the Zuurberg mountains. Plan your travel to arrive at Chief Dawid Stuurman Airport in Gqeberha between 12h00 and 17h00 on Thursday and departure between 15h00 and 18h00 on Sunday.

 

Thursday – Shuttle 1 – Expected departure time 14h00.  This will cover all flights before 13h30 arrivals
Thursday – Shuttle 2 – Expected departure time 16h30
Thursday – Shuttle 3 – Expected departure time 17h30.  Expected arrival time at the race village is between 8 and 9pm.

 

The transfer to the race village can take up to two hours we therefore encourage riders to take the earlier shuttles where possible.

 

After the weekend’s festivities, the shuttle will leave the race village at 13h30 on Sunday.

 

Please take into account that we would need to bank on two hours travel time from the race village to the airport. To get you there on time our shuttles would have to leave at least three hours before the scheduled flight time. They will leave sooner if all are on board.

 

Please note:  Shuttle bookings close on Friday 13 May 2024.

Massages

Our professional and experienced team, comprises of massage therapists and physios dedicated to soothing your aching muscles after a tough day in the saddle.

 

The physios will offer a combination of massage, physio treatment, needling and strapping, depending on individual needs. Please specify when booking if you need to be treated by a physio.

 

Pre-booking and payment are essential to alleviate administration at the event. 

The services on offer include:

  • 1 Day x 30 min massage – R400
  • 1 Day x 60 min massage – R750
  • 2 Day x 30 min massage – R750
  • 2 Day x 60 min massage – R1 300
  • 1 Day x 30 min recovery boots – R300
  • 2 Day x 30 min recovery boots – R450
  • Strapping – R50 per area

Prize Money

  • The 2024 Rubicon Great Zuurberg Trek prize money will be shared among the team members, with equal prize money for the open male, open female and mixed team categories.
  • The 2024 Rubicon Great Zuurberg Trek prize money will be shared among the team members, with equal prize money for the open male, open female and mixed team categories.
  • If there are 10 teams or more in your category, the top three teams will be awarded prize money.
  • If your category consists of between six and nine teams, only the top two will receive prize money.
  • In categories that consist of between three and five teams, the first placed finisher team will be awarded prize money.

 

  • Categories: Male Team, Female Team and Mixed Team
    • 1st – R5,000 per team

    • 2nd – R3,500 per team

    • 3rd – R2,000 per team

Rider Schedule

The riders will enjoy breakfast and dinner at their respective choice of accommodation, either at the Zuurberg Mountain Village or Hayterdale Trails. All riders will enjoy lunch at the Zuurberg Mountain Village. Please note the Rider Schedule may vary.

Thursday - 23rd

Registration: 16:00-19:00 at the Zuurberg Mountain Village

Dinner: 18:30 
Stage one race briefing: 19:00 

Friday - 24th

Breakfast: 06:30-08:00

Registration: 07:00-08:00 at Zuurberg Mountain Village
Race briefing: 08:15 at the start line
MTB Race start: 08:30

EMTB Race start: 09:00
Lunch: 12:00-15:00
Cut-off time: 14:30

Stage one highlights show: 18:00
Stage two race briefing: 18:15
Dinner: From 18:30 

Saturday - 25th

Breakfast: 06:30-08:00

Race briefing: 07:30 at the start line
MTB Race start: 08:00

EMTB Race start: 08:30
Lunch: 12:00-15:00 
Cut-off time: 16:00

Stage two highlights show: 18:00
Stage three race briefing: 18:15 
Dinner: From 18:30 

Sunday - 26th

Breakfast: 06:30-08:00

Race briefing: 07:30 at start line
MTB Race start: 08:00

EMTB Race start: 08:30

Lunch: 11:00-14:00 
Final prize-giving: 12:00 at Zuurberg Mountain Inn
Cut-off time: 13:00

On Registration Day, all riders will complete the registration process, which includes completing and submitting the Participant Waiver & disclaimer forms. Before registration, review important race documents, including the Participant Waiver. During registration, you will receive your race package. Please check that all items are enclosed – you will sign receipt of this.

Riders must please remember to present a photo identification document (driver’s license, passport or ID book) as proof of identity. Teams have to register together, and no late registrations will be allowed. If a team has not registered, they will not be allowed to start. All riders need to be in possession of a valid CSA license, if not, a day license can be purchased at registration for R50.00 per day.