Stage 3

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Elite Men

Elite Women

Last Riders

Start

07:00

07:10

08:05

Spectator A

09:45

10:25

13:40

Spectator B

10:40

11:30

15:30

Spectator C

11:15

12:00

16:40

Finish

11:25

12:20

17:00

 *Predicted times only.

Spectator Point A: Houw Hoek Hotel

The Houw Hoek Hotel is one of South Africa’s oldest hotels and the first chance fans get to see the riders after they descend from Groenlandberg on Stage 3 of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic. Given that the first riders are only expect at 09:45 it is a good thing the restaurant will be open as you will be able to enjoy breakfast while you wait. 

Website: www.houwhoekhotel.com
Kilometres into the stage: 63.5km
Distance from race village: 15km 

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FROM RACE VILLAGE (15min)

Houw Hoek Hotel from Oak Valley Estate Drive
Exit Oak Valley Estate 2km
Turn LEFT onto Main Road (R321) 700m
Turn LEFT onto Main Road - Direction N2 1.2km
Turn LEFT onto N2 12.3km
Turn LEFT into Houw Hoek Hotel  400m
Arrive at Spectator Point A   
TOTAL DISTANCE: 16.6km  
 

Spectator Point B: South Hill Vineyards

South Hill Vineyards provides panoramic views across the rolling orchards, plantations and vineyards of the Elgin Valley making it a popular spot outside of big mountain bike races too. While watching the Absa Cape Epic you will be able to take part in a wine tasting and make a note to return when you are not in as much of a rush. 

Website: www.southhill.co.za
Kilometres into the stage: 85.5km
Distance from race village: 15km 

VIEW MAP:

FROM RACE VILLAGE (40min)

FROM SPEC A-B (10min)

South Hill from Oak Valley Estate Drive
Exit Oak Valley Estate 2km
Turn LEFT onto Main Road (R321) 700m
Turn LEFT onto Main Road - Direction N2 1.2km
Turn LEFT onto N2 4.9km
Turn RIGHT onto Elgin Valley Road  7.2km
Turn RIGHT into South Hill  300m
Arrive at Spectator Point B  
TOTAL DISTANCE: 16.3km  
 

Spectator Point C: Hickory Shack

Though just 4 kilometres from the finish, for the riders, the Hickory Shack is well worth a stop, especially if you are supporting a team well done the field. Drop by in advance of when you expect your team to arrive and enjoy pulled pork or belly ribs for lunch, while sipping on a local craft beer. Be warned though the food is so good you might miss your team rolling by…

Website: www.hickoryshack.co.za
Kilometres into the stage: 99.5km
Distance from race village: 10km 

VIEW MAP

FROM RACE VILLAGE (10min)

FROM SPEC B-C (10min)

The Hickory Shack from Oak Valley Estate Drive
Exit Oak Valley Estate 2km
Turn LEFT onto Main Road (R321) 700m
Turn LEFT onto Main Road - Direction N2 1.2km
Turn LEFT onto N2 6.5km
Turn LEFT into The Hickory Shack 300m
Arrive at Spectator Point C  
TOTAL DISTANCE: 10.7km