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For all the fans wanting to follow the race throughout the eight days, there is plenty of action at each race village. Along with that, there are some amazing hospitality offerings which will allow fans to get close up to all of the action. A full race village at each venue will allow friends, family and fans to come and engage with their loved ones on each day of the event.

Hospitality offerings

Route tours

Want to follow the riders on a stage of the Absa Cape Epic? What better way to experience the excitement and intrigue of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic than by joining us on one of our exclusive Route Tours. We will take you out onto the route to exclusive viewing points where you can cheer on the riders, learn more about the area and soak up the electric atmosphere at spectator points. After some track side hospitality, we return to the finish line to witness the world's best battle it out for stage glory. To get close to the action of the day’s racing, the route tours are the way to go.  

The following tours are available:

Date

Stage

Venue

Monday, 18-March

Stage 1

Hermanus High School

Wednesday, 20-March

Stage 3

Oak Valley Estate

Thursday, 21-March

Stage 4

Oak Valley Estate

Saturday, 23-March

Stage 6

University of Stellenbosch Sports Fields

 


This ticket includes:

Hosted route tour with reserved areas at VIP viewing spots
Catering with delicious snacks on route
Finish-line track-side hospitality
Commemorative gift
Transport provided from the race village

Please note that all guests need to report to the Absa Cape Epic Hospitality desk at 06:30 on the day of your tour.
For more info contact hospitality@cape-epic.com.

The Absa Cape Epic Route Tours are available to purchase on our online Merchandise Store



Epic flights

Experience the 2019 Absa Cape Epic from an exclusive "bird's eye view” in a helicopter tour. Cape Town Helicopters have a range of options for you on every day of the event. 
Soar over the picturesque Western Cape in South Africa with its beautiful untamed mountains, passes, fields and valleys. 

Following the riders this way, allows you to see large portions of the route and what the riders are experiencing, which would not be possible unless you are riding the Epic yourself. 
Watch from above as they conquer the daily trials and tribulations on the technical route.


For bookings with Cape Town Helicopters click HERE

For any special requests please contact:
Jana Rosslee | hospitality@cape-epic.com | +27 (0) 21 426 4373



Spectator Point Information

There is no better way to watch the action unfold during the 2019 Absa Cape Epic than at the side of a dusty trail; where your cheers will spur the men and women of the race on as they grind up a brutal climb or bomb down a treacherous descent. Some of the official spectator points for the race are as untamed as the route itself, while others offer fans luxury the riders will be dreaming of as they race by. 

For in-depth details on where to catch the action take a look at the dedicated Spectator Points page



 Virgin Active Club V at each race village

Each race village on route will have a Virgin Active V- club offering for spectators and followers to give the kids some time to enjoy some active play. A host of activities are on offer in a safe and fun environment with facilitators taking care of all the little ones needs.  

Supporters can safely leave their children between the ages of 3 and 13 in the hands of the capable Club-V team. Children will have loads of activities to choose from, including Swing Ball, Soccer, Cricket, Active Play, Skills and Drills, Free Play a Mini Obstacle Courses and more. 

Finish line 

Each day of the race will have a selection of food and refreshment vendors to make sure you are well taken care of while you wait for your loved ones to cross the finish line. The shaded chill zone will provide a refreshing oasis every day for riders and spectators alike. Grab your favourite beverage as you recount the day’s adventure with your family and friends. Live action on the big screen along with “happy hour” will make sure you enjoy your afternoons in the race village. 



Support village

Travelling with the race is a secondary working campsite known as the “Support Village”. These villages are located within close proximity of each race village and provide much needed support for riders and supporters throughout the duration of the event.

Typically service providers set up shop and provide essential services in addition to what is already on offer in the Race Village. Bike shops offering maintenance packages, masseuses, private team supporters as well as food and beverage vendors are typically part of what is on offer, although anyone is able to rent a site in the village. The Support Village has excellent facilities including showers, toilets and electricity, which are included in the site fee. Many supporters do choose to sleep on-site but it should be noted that the Support Village is a working site, with work often continuing throughout the night which may impact on a sound night’s sleep. Riders can expect to find qualified mechanics and physiotherapists to attend to their needs, as well as a bike wash area. 

A Support Village Manager is in charge of taking all bookings for the entire event and all sites must be booked through him. Sites can be booked for the duration of the event or per stage. Each space is booked per Race Village and each site offers a 7m x 7m area. 

Please contact Flip for all enquiries about sites in the Support Villages. 

Flip Piek
Email: piekflipchristoffel@gmail.com or cej@sun.ac.za 
Call: +27 82 469 9299 or +27 81 462 5731

Please note: The Support Village is not run nor managed by the Absa Cape Epic which is not responsible for services provided in the Supporter Villages.

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