Plett MTB Festival presented by Sotherbys International
Wed 18 Dec - Thu 19 Dec 2019 @ Greater Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape

Garden Route Events

Plett, set in the perennial Garden Route of South Africa, has long been known as one of the ‘founding MTB fathers’ of MTB Trail riding.

Single track, jeep track, farm roads and forest canopies.... when it comes to grinding gears, Plett is certainly the place to do it

Our races striveS to always be TNT styled riding (Trail NOT Tar) to give you, the rider, the FULL value to embrace what the forests have to offer.

The iconic Knysna-2-Plett (ALL off-road) ride has ALWAYS been at the top of every MTB’ers wish list….now we’ve made it a TNT reality….with THREE incredible distance options, so that every MTB’er, visitor and local alike, can tick this bucket list ride off.

Starting from Kruisfontein just outside Knysna, the three MTB journeys head back towards our home base at Cairnbrogie, traversing and criss-crossing both MTO and Sanparks sections of the forest and the choicest elements of the Red and Green Routes of the Harkerville Forest.

Distance options: 15km with approx. 100m climbing

                                36km with approx. 620m climbing 

                                61km with approx. 1080m climbing      

Plett MTB Festival will now host a trial run on the evening on 18 December 2020. There will be two trial running distance options, 15km and 6km! The trial run will take place at Cairnbrogie, running on their farm, through the singletracks. 

A skills clinic will be held on Friday afternoon for all Lighty Boys and Girls (U12) at Cairnbrogie from 14H00. This Skills clinic is free to all Lighty Boys and Girls who are entered for the 15km MTB. 

Race Program:  

  • Friday 14h00 – 17h00 Registration at Cairnbrogie.
  • Friday 14H00 Lighty Boys and Girls (U12) Skills Clinic. 
  • Friday Trial Run, 15km starting at 18H00 at Cairnbrogie.
  • Friday Trial Run 6km starting at 18H30 at Cairnbrogie.
  • Late Registration at Kruisfontein on Saturday morning 06h00 to 07h00. 
  • Saturday 8H00: 61 km K-2-P start at Kruisfontein.
  • Saturday 08H10 36km K-2-P start at Kruisfontein.
  • Saturday 10H00 15km start at Cairnbrogie.

**Prize giving at Cairnbrogie: 13h00**


Trail Run -     Men and Women 15km. 

                       Men and Women 6km.

MTB-            15km Lighty Boy and Lighty Girl (10 to 12 years on the 31st December 2020).

                      36km Junior Boy & Junior Girl (12 to 17 years on the 31st Dec 2020).

                      36km Open Men & Open Woman (18+)

                      60km Men & Woman (18+)

                      60km Master Men & Women (55+) 


  • Where do I collect my Race number….at Registration between 14h00-17h00 on Friday 18th December!

Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
Open Men 60 km 08:00 R 450.00
Open Women 60 km 08:00 R 450.00
Junior Boy 36 km 08:10 R 350.00
Junior Girl 36 km 08:10 R 350.00
Open Men 36 km 08:10 R 350.00
Open Women 36 km 08:10 R 350.00

Event location
Cairnbrogie MTB Trail Park, Greater Plettenberg Bay

Coordinates -34.073639171505, 23.280472894287
Address F14, Plettenberg Bay Airport Rd, Kranshoek, Plettenberg Bay
City Greater Plettenberg Bay
Province Western Cape