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The Untamed African MTB Race

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The Absa Cape Epic is held in a place where anything can happen: Africa.

Wild and open, sometimes inhospitable and other times staggeringly beautiful, this land both tests and surprises all who tackle its ungroomed trails. When the sounds of the cicadas are harsher than the heat they proclaim, when icy mornings lead to driving rain, you can be certain that both equipment and spirit will be pushed to the limit. In this place, where roads hardened year-round by the sun can turn to quicksand overnight, you and your partner will be challenged mentally, physically and emotionally. 

Yet still, Africa’s Untamed majesty beckons. 

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658km | 15 775m Climbing

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The Absa Cape Epic is held in a place where anything can happen: Africa

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vida e caffè has been appointed as the Official Coffee Partner of the Absa Cape Epic during 2023.

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Lourensford: Home of Trails

By Absa Cape Epic 12/08/2022, 2:00am HST

Lourensford hosts the Absa Cape Epic for two nights in 2023 as well as an entire stage within the estate's vast borders.

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Oak Valley Estate: An Iconic Absa Cape Epic Race Village

By Absa Cape Epic 11/28/2022, 3:15am HST

Nestled in the shadow of Groenlandberg, Oak Valley Estate plays host to an iconic Absa Cape Epic race village again in 2023

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Hermanus: Whales, Trails, and the forming of new tales.

By Absa Cape Epic 10/17/2022, 9:15pm HST

The Absa Cape Epic returns to Hermanus in 2023 and takes in more of the region's trails than ever before!

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Historic Homecoming to Meerendal

By Absa Cape Epic 10/06/2022, 9:15pm HST

For the first time since 2017, the Absa Cape Epic returns to Meerendal

The Absa Cape Epic, the world’s premier mountain bike stage race, and Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) have announced a new partnership wherein Toyota becomes a Headline Sponsor of the event.

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