The Cederberg Traverse 2018, presented by Cederberg Wines

October 12, 2018

October 13, 2018

5:00 To 13:00

Sanddrif Holiday Resort, Cederberg, Cederberg, Clanwilliam, Western Cape, South Africa

100km - R3500 , 44km - R2000

021 424 4579

Event Description

The Cederberg Traverse takes place on 12th & 13th October 2018, from Sanddrif Holiday Resort (Cederberg). Distance options: 44km & 100km.

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You will run, stumble and crawl through all the iconic Cederberg highlights and visit remote valleys and kloofs that few have ever seen. You need to be able to look after yourself – Bear Grylls gnawing on scorpions! The 100km non-stop Traverse!


Cape Nature have confirmed that a significant portion of trails along the Cederberg route remains closed. Wolfberg to Crystal Pools is not available to us.

100km (30hours to complete)
44km (14hours to complete)

Venue: Sanddrif Holiday Resort, Cederberg

Start Time:
100km – 5am
44km – 6pm

100km – R3500
44km – R2000
There are no refunds. If you cannot take part you must find a substitute for your entry. Roll-overs are valid for 1 year ONLY and substitutions do not apply.

Training Tips and Hints
1) Train like you mean it. The racing will be fun, if the training is hard.
2) Train with a pack. Cederberg Traverse is not about speed work, but diesel engine power.
3) Train in your race gear with full kit, to get used to it and iron out any issues.
4) Run in the dark, on technical tracks (not the road) using head lamp.

Race Rules:
1. Follow the designated route only. This route is ONLY for experienced trail runners. (Sorry, no juniors U21).
2. Obey all instructions from marshals. Failing to listen to instructions, may award you a disqualification.
3. You are required to be self sufficient with water and nutrition – do not rely on water tables, there are none, this is mountain running. There is fresh water in the streams which is pleasant and safe to drink.
4. Equipment – All compulsory gears are required regardless of the weather of the day – Be prepared!
5. All runners should take a space blanket, basic first aid kit, and a cell phone (although reception is sketchy).
6. Keep in mind that you are responsible for your own well – being on the trail. Be mindful of your
condition and only do what your body allows. If you have a heart condition or other medical issue, let us know in advance.
7. Absolutely no litter will be tolerated. You can help by picking up any dropped items.
8. Respect Animals – Do not disturb or harass wildlife. Animals scared by your sudden approach may be dangerous.
9. Be friendly to other trail runners, if you see any.
10. Please do not pick wild flowers, chip rocks or gather any other artefacts or trophies. Take photos, leave footprints.
11. Participants indicate acceptance of the rules of The Cederberg Night Marathon – (40km Night Trail Run) by their signature / click on the entry form.
12. Note – Cut off time for the whole race is 14hours. Last participant should arrive at Sanddrift at 8am on Sunday the 15th.
13. There are no refunds. If you can not take part you must find a substitute for your entry. Roll-overs are valid for 1 year ONLY.
14. Substitutions do not apply for roll over.

Compulsory Kit:
1. Trail pack with sufficient capacity for all race kit.
2. Waterproof jacket
3. Hydration – 2 litres capacity. This is a make or break item.
4. Food = nutrition for 12 hours
5. Base Layer (preferably thermal)
6. Space blanket
7. Whistle
8. Buff
9. Headlamp with extra batteries.
10. Personal GPS
11. 6 AA spare batteries if renting a GPS from us.

Suggested Kit:
Spare pair of shoes for Algeria transition (100km)
Fresh running gear for Algeria (100km)
Suncream (100km)
Hat (100km)
Emergency food supply
Sun glasses

Accommodation @ Sanddrif:
Cottages get booked up very quickly, email Caeli for availability in 2018.

Directions to Finish venue Sanddrif:
From Cape Town, take the N7 turn-off on the N1 and, 28 km after Citrusdal, turn right at the Algeria/Cederberg sign. Continue past Algeria and over the Uitkyk Pass (second pass) – about 46 km of gravel road – until you reach Dwarsrivier, home of Cederberg Wines. Total distance from Cape Town: ±250 km; ±3 hours’ drive.


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How to Register?

Online entry at Entry Ninja

Contact Information

Caeli Manuel

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