Darling Hills 3-day Stage Race
Fri 30 Aug - Sun 1 Sep 2019 @ Darling, Western Cape

Darling Hills MTB

The Darling Hills, 3 Day Mountain Bike Stage Race, will be the first ever stage race to take place in the Darling Hills, and the premier race in the Swartland/ West Coast Area. By providing an exceptional race experience, our mission is to expose participants to some of the best mountain biking in the country, offer sponsors a targeted marketing and engagement opportunity, build tourism in the area and benefit local communities through select outreach programmes. Contributing to charity and assisting local communities is an essential component of nurturing sustainability in South Africa. The main beneficiary of the race will be Swartland/ West Coast SPCA.

Darling Hills MTB have undertaken the exciting task of hosting the Swartland/ West Coast first premium mountain biking stage race, 30 August- 01 September 2019 at Darling Golf Club, Western Cape, Darling. Darling is approximately 70 km north-west of Cape Town. The Darling Hills on the Cape West Coast offers variety, fun, relaxation and spectacular views. With single track, jeep track, farm roads, relaxed riding, technical sections, fast moving terrain, fun, beautiful scenery the Darling Hills MTB Stage Race has it all. The Darling Hills MTB Stage Race is a race over 3 days with 2 stages which includes a prologue and 2 day stages. All stages are compulsory. The race has been registered with CSA (“Cycle South Africa”) and Entry Ninja will be used for race registration.

Race nutrition, water and isotonic carbohydrate drinks are freely available at water points throughout the route. The Chill Zone is the perfect place to unwind, enjoy a cold beer, swap race stories and mingle with supporters and fellow riders after a hard day of racing.

Organisers of the Darling Hills MTB have opened the race to E-bike riders with the introduction of a new category for the 3-day mountain bike event. 

E-Bike racers will start in their own batch before the other categories depart. The E-Bike category is open to anybody. E-bikes, which will be clearly marked on (Ebike) results sheets, will be timed and included in results in their category but won’t be eligible for category prizes.

The inclusion of the category comes with a few rules. E-bike riders will not be part of the racing section of the event and may not influence the outcome of any category in the normal mountain bike section. E-bike riders should be considerate and give way to normal mountain bikers.

They will not be allowed to disrupt the flow of normal racing on single track sections (whether uphill or downhill) and those racing in the normal category will not be allowed to draft behind an e-bike on flat roads.

Using the same rad, scenic trails as the conventional race, yet starting earlier in the day, the E-Bike race will be an action packed affair. The separate start time is crucial and will ensure very little or no influence on the other categories at the event.

Darling Hills MTB's mission is to motivate as many people as possible to ride a bike and this also falls in with our philosophy to spread the message of wellness, joy, fun, social time and family time through the privilege of riding. 


TEAM ENTRY FEE (Teams of 2)
*R1 800 per rider (R3600 per team)

*Including Mixed Teams/ Excluding E- bikes

*R1 800 per rider

*Including E-bikes 

 Your entry fee includes: 

 • Goodie Bag

• 3 days of amazing trails through Darling Hills.
• Prologue and 2 Trail Stages
• 3 meals plus access to chill zone at the end of each stage
• Friday Event Dinner
• Saturday and Sunday Lunch
 • Darling Hills MTB Stage Race- Finishers Medal

• Access to all the race facilities and improved permanent facilities i.e. restaurants, toilets, bike wash facility, rider chill zones with Darling Brew Craft Beer etc.
• Professional medical support is included however you will need travel insurance in case of hospitalisation.
• 2 water points along each route with lots to eat and drink. We suggest you bring a long your preferred bars or drinks. You don’t need to worry about going hungry. These tables are well stocked!
• Wife & Kids gets free entry at venues (no meals included)


  • Darling Hills MTB T-Shirt – ( Order with registration-R250-00)
  • Accommodation

Bike Maintenance Service Packages

A-Package – R 750.00

  • Includes full service at either our stores prior to the events, 
  • Bike receives a Mini Service as standard after stage one and stage two. 
  • Parts are excluded 

B-Package – R 550.00

  • Same as per above. Excluded major service prior to event at shop.

Tel: 021 556 8207

Email: [email protected]

GPS Coordinates- -33.826774,18.497091

EPT Recovery Massage Packages


Follow Link- http://bit.ly/DarlingHills2019

Email: [email protected]ry.com

Francois Retief: (082) 456 0221

Russell Looms: (082) 829 6074

Race Village Accommodation

Accommodation is excluded from the entry fees. To book for self camping accommodation at the race village book via email - [email protected]

The Darling Hills MTB Race Village is perfect for you! If you choose Self Camping you will be camping in the race village just outside where all the hype is happening. 


There is a designated area if you wish to bring your own tent or camper van. Please note there is no electricity and limited space available. Book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

R600 per camping spot for the entire stay (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Camping spot for up to 4 people only….

  • Camping spots will be available from 30 August 2019 08:00 am
  • Ablution facilities available (No Electricity)
  • Limited camping spots available (Plot Size 10m x 10m)

*Meals Includes-

Friday Dinner                    

Chicken piece (leg quarter), boerewors, potato salad, pasta salad, Garlic Loaf or roosterkoek with jam and cheese

Saturday Lunch

Chicken curry potjie, beef potjie served with rice and freshly baked bread

Sunday Lunch

Homemade steak pie, roast chicken with mushroom sauce, sweet potato, rice and veggies


Please remember to book your additional meals for non riders and children via www.entryninja.com  with team or rider registration. No bookings for meals will be accepted at race village.

  • Non Riders- R150 per meal (3 meals- R450)
  • Children under the age of 12-  R75.00 per meal (3 meals R225)

*Non Riders- No free glass of wine per meal (Riders Only)

*Vegetarian and Halaal options are available on request only.

Other- Alcoholic and soft drinks will be on sale from the bar.


Rider substitutions accepted until 17 August 2019 at R300 per change.

Thereafter no changes will be accepted.

No changes to clothing sizes will be accepted after 16 August 2019

Refund policy:

 1. All requests must be received in writing-  [email protected]

 2. 80% refund until 1 July 2019

 3. 50% refund until 1 August 2019

 4. Thereafter no refund 

Entries open – 1 June 2018

Entries close- 25 August  2019

*No Late Entries


Date: Friday 30 August 2019 10:00-14:00

Darling Golf Club

Jakaranda Street

Western Cape



GPS Coordinates: 33.3776°S, 18.3880°E

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More information: www.darlinghillsmtb.co.za

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This event supports team entries for certain classes, but teams must consist of 2 participants per team.

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Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
Darling Hills Stage race 153 km 07:00 R 1,800.00

Event location
Darling Golf Club, Darling

Coordinates -33.3775921, 18.3879966
Address Jakaranda Street, Darling, 7345
City Darling
Province Western Cape