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Optional Extras

The 2024 Optional Extra Store will go live on 01 August 2023 at 14:00 (GMT+2).

Riders can visit the Optional Extras store by signing into their online profile.  We will update riders of any changes and/or additions to each service as they become applicable.

*If an item is sold out, contact us on if you'd like to be put onto a waiting list.

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Although the event is full service, there are various optional extras to enhance your Absa Cape Epic experience. Whether it is bed and breakfast accommodation or simply getting your clothes washed for a fresh kit the next day, these extras are well worth it and will go a long way in your Untamed African 8-day journey.

Please note that services and upgrades are in high demand and sell out quickly. Only once payment has been received, will your order be confirmed. These items are not available for purchase on registration day, so be sure to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Optional extra services purchased are non-refundable.  However, if a team withdraws and we are able to re-sell the optional extra (e.g. confirmed hotel room) to another team, we will refund the team and a 15% admin/cancellation fee will apply.

The following optional extras are on offer for 2024:

Pre-Event Accommodation
Post-Event Accommodation 
Accommodation Upgrade

Single Tent Upgrade

Massage Service
Mobile Home Parking
Personal Race Nutrition
Personal Photo Package

Coach Transfer 

Pre Accommodation

If this is your first time visiting South Africa and you would like to experience the city of Cape Town during your stay, then a 3 or 4 night pre-accommodation package is perfect for you. The shorter 1 and 2 night pre-accommodation packages are convenient options for the local South African rider who requires a shorter stay, but would also like to experience the race hotel atmosphere and enjoy the pre-race services. 

All packages are sold per team and include transport for the team, as well as for your rider bags and bikes from the race hotel to the start venue (this is not included in the standard race entry fee). 

The pre-accommodation packages are per team and include the following:

  • Absa Cape Epic info desk at the hotel
  • Breakfast at the race hotel
  • Pre-Event Outride (Fri Morning) - Exclusively for 3, 4 and 5 night pre-accommodation packages
  • Dinner at the hotel restaurant on Friday and Saturday night
  • Grand Finale bag check-in at the hotel (Sat)
  • Shuttle from the race hotel to Registration and the Prologue for yourself, rider bag and bike. 

*Please note: Airport transfers are not included in this package.

2024 Prices:

5 Night Pre - Sharing: ZAR 28 250 - Single: ZAR 22 850
4 Night Pre - Sharing: ZAR 24 500 - Single: ZAR 19 175
3 Night Pre - Sharing: ZAR 20 750 - Single: ZAR 15 500
2 Night Pre - Sharing: ZAR 15 500 - Single: ZAR 11 160
1 Night Pre- Sharing: ZAR 10 500 - Single: ZAR 6 775

*Please contact if you would like to book a single room.


Your Package Includes

  • Hotel Check-In
    Check-in time is after 14:00 and check-out time is before 11:00.
    If you will be arriving earlier than 14:00, please let us know. In the event that your room is not yet ready, the hotel will provide facilities for you to freshen up and store your luggage.
  • Rooms
    All rooms will have two single beds, for you and your riding partner.  There will be a secure area provided by the hotel for you to store your bike.  
  • Absa Cape Epic Information Desk
    A team from the Absa Cape Epic will be on hand at the hotel during certain times to answer any of your race specific questions. 
  • Breakfast
    Breakfast is included in your package and will be served daily in the hotel restaurant.
  • Transport
    Shuttles or coaches will be available to transport you, your bag and your bike to registration and the Prologue. If you wish to ride the Prologue route on registration day, a bike transfer service will be available to take your bike from the hotel to the Prologue venue on the Friday afternoon between 16:00-18:00. Alternatively, you can check your bike in at the hotel on Saturday afternoon. In both instances, you can collect your bike the following morning from the bike park.
  • Grad Finale bag check-in for transfer to the Grand Finale
    This is a transport services for any bags, bike boxes or other luggage that you would like transferred directly to the Grand Finale. There is no restriction on size and quantity of items you may check in. These bags will be securely stored for the duration of the event and you will only have access to them after the finish on the Sunday at the Grand Finale venue, even if you drop out of the race during the week.  

Post Accomodation

The post-accommodation packages are per team and includes the following: 

  • Breakfast at the race hotel
  • Transport from the Grand Finale to the race hotel for you, your bags and bikes (Sun)

*Please note: Airport transfers are not included in this package.

We offer post-accommodation packages for riders that would like to enjoy a few extra days to explore Cape Town. This package includes transport from the Grand Finale venue back to the hotel.

The post-accommodation options can be either a 3 night, 2 night or 1 night package depending on your travel needs.

2024 Prices:

3 Night Post - Sharing: ZAR 17 000 - Single: ZAR 13 200
2 Night Post - Sharing: ZAR 12 750 - Single: ZAR 9 500
1 Night Post - Sharing: ZAR 8 600 - Single: ZAR 6 000

*Please contact if you would like to book a single room. 

Your Package Includes

  • Hotel Check-In
    Check-in time is after 14:00 and check-out time is before 11:00.  
  • Rooms
    All rooms will have two single beds, for you and your riding partner.
  • Breakfast
    Breakfast is included in your package and will be served in the hotel restaurant.
  • Transport
    Dedicated coaches will be available on Grand Finale day to transport you, your bag and bike back to the hotel.  
    Please note: No bikes will be transported unless they are packed in a bike bag or box.  You can check in your bike bag or box onto the Grand Finale bag truck on registration day and collect it on Grand Finale day to load your bike in for transport. 

Avis Upgrade

The Avis Upgrade package includes the following services for both riders:

  • 7 nights in hotel or B&B accommodation (depending on availability).
  • Daily 45-minute massage at your hotel/ B&B.
  • Shuttle transport between the race village and your hotel/ B&B.
  • Your rider bag collected from and delivered to the hotel/ B&B on moving days.
  • Bike Park passes for a 3rd party (e.g., your mechanic) to have permission to collect your bike on your behalf.


Important to note:

  • Both team members are upgraded when purchasing this package and rooms are on a per person sharing basis.
  • This package is available to riders only, not supporters.
  • In towns where accommodation is limited, the organisers may be required to secure additional accommodation in surrounding areas. All efforts will be made to ensure minimal travelling time between your accommodation and the race village but in some cases travelling time of up to 35 minutes will be required.
  • In order to maintain our good standing relationship with our towns and accommodation venues, we are unable to share which venues riders will be staying in this far in advance.  We will share the necessary details with teams closer to the race. 


2024 Price: ZAR 50 000 (per team)