Magoeba Trek 2021
Fri 17 Sep - Sun 19 Sep 2021 @ Haenertsburg, Limpopo

Copper Moon Events

The entry will include:

  • A unique mountain bike experience through the greater Magoebaskloof area.
  • 3 Stages and 3 night’s accommodation (Thursday to Saturday).
  • Ablution facilities.
  • Official Race Garment

Day1 - Dap Naude Dam and The Woodbush

In the heart of the valley called the Magoebaskloof, built on the Broederstroom River, the Dap Naude dam is a popular fishing spot and provides cyclists with a fast, flowing section of scenic trails to get the adrenalin going as you head out on Day 1. The Woodbush forest reserve, nestled amidst a mountainous region known for its untouched indigenous forests and bird life, provides some challenging sections that will give you a taste of what’s to come. Exploring these magical forests on a bicycle is an opportunity not to be missed. Make no mistake - this is also climbing country, but the reward of a beer at Zwakala Brewery and reaching the end of Day 1 will be well worth it.

- Day 2 - Haenertsburg and Iron crown

Haenertsburg is a tiny, beautiful town in the verdant and mountainous Magoebaskloof area of Limpopo. Day 2 will see cyclists in the Race cross rivers and cobblestones before heading up the notorious Rocky Horror climb to reach the summit of the renowned Iron Crown mountain, more than 2100 metres above sea level, the highest point in the Limpopo Province. The descent offers sweeping views of the area, but comes with some tricky sections, steep downhill single track and then a fast stretch home. Save something in the tank for Day 3!

- Day 3 - Wolkberg and Ebenezer Dam

Bursting with fast, fun single track, the final day will have your pulse racing as you navigate the trails, power up the climbs and sail around the edges of the vast Ebenezer Dam. Passing through Stanford Lake College, the route includes bridges, single track, jeep track, a short, sharp hill to take your breath away, and enough scenery to make your wife and aunty jealous! Ending with a section of sheer fun through Cheerio Gardens itself, this is the best way to ride a bike and experience Magoebaskloof!

Tented accommodation is a 2 man dome tent + 2 mattresses per team from Thursday to Saturday night

Bring your own bedding and pillow. A sleeping bag and a blanket is recommended as nights are chilly in August

Other items to pack

  • Torch
  • Towel
  • Personal toiletries and medication
  • Warm clothing for evenings
  • Rain jacket or similar just in case (although August is typically dry on the mountain)
  • Device charger
  • If your supporters would like to book accommodation in the surrounding area see for options

  • Meals included  are Dinner on Thursday night to Lunch on Sunday
  • Light meals can be purchased by your supporters at the Chill Zone
  • There will be water points on the routes but don’t forget to bring along your preferred race nourishment!
Bike Care
  • A bike wash will be available
  • Vendors will be on hand to provide you with technical services should you need it.
  • Full bike service – R500 a day (R1000 for two days). 
  • For smaller problems, people will be charged accordingly

  • Comprehensive EMS will be available throughout the event and at
  • EMS will be available at the race village should you require assistance after or before your ride
  • Physiotherapy services will be available.

Organisers of the Magoeba Trek have opened the 40km per day Trail 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 in order not to affect the other categories . 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 trails as the trail, the E-Bike event 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.

More information:

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

Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp) 2 person team (pp)
Magoeba Race: All Inclusive SOLD OUT

Stay in race village in normal Shared tent + all meals

200 km over 3 stages 08:00 R 6,250.00 R 5,750.00
Magoeba Race: Glamping + including all meals SOLD OUT

Glamping tents will have bedding and their own bathrooms (Shared)

200 km over 3 stages 08:00 - R 6,500.00
Magoeba Race: Outside Accommodation + including lunch and dinner

No accommodation but including lunch and dinner

200 km over 3 stages 08:00 R 4,200.00 R 4,200.00
Magoeba Trail: All Inclusive SOLD OUT

Stay in race village in normal Shared tent + all meals

120 km Over 3 stages 08:00 R 5,750.00 R 5,250.00
Magoeba Trail: Glamping + including all meals SOLD OUT

Glamping tents will have bedding and their own bathrooms (Shared)

120 km over 3 stages 08:00 - R 6,000.00
Magoeba Trail: Outside Accommodation + including lunch and dinner SOLD OUT

No accommodation but including lunch and dinner

120 km Over 3 stages 08:00 R 3,700.00 R 3,700.00

Event location
Haenertsburg, Haenertsburg

Coordinates -23.8927999, 29.9537227
Address Haenertsburg
City Haenertsburg
Province Limpopo