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Wesgro is the official Destination Marketing, Investment and Trade Promotion Agency for the Western Cape, located in Cape Town.

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City of Cape Town - Host City

Absa Cape Epic host city, Cape Town, offers a tantalising menu of things to do before and after the race

Come early & stay longer! That’s the message to the more than 40 000 regional and international visitors expected in the city for the Absa Cape Epic each year.

Cape Town hots a multitude of events in the weeks leading up to and immediately after the race, ranging from Tens rugby to street carnivals, the International Jazz Festival and the Two Oceans Marathon.  In-between all of this is the Untamed African MTB Race.  The City of Cape Town is a proud host and supporter of the event, which contributes a whopping R300m to the local economy and which has raised millions for local charities.

Cape Town and its surrounding towns provide unspoilt, natural beauty for riders as they traverse through approximately 800km of the country’s most magnificent terrain.  In addition, the city offers riders and visitors a variety of things to do and places to see when they’re not in the saddle.

The city and surrounds boast several luxury spas and specialised rejuvenation clinics, eight Blue flag beaches and a working harbour,  a world heritage site, museums, more than 12 golf courses within the city limits, six top tourist attractions, theatres, world class cuisine and shopping districts.

The city secured the top spot on the prestigious New York Times’ list of 52 Places to visit in 2014, ahead of destinations such as Los Angeles, the Vatican and the Seychelles.  Although widely considered a leisure destination, Cape Town is also an important trading post and the springboard into Africa for people and freight. The city’s regional economic growth is driven by tourism, finance, infrastructure, food and wine, logistics and creative industries.

There is diverse supporting infrastructure including four universities, broadband infrastructure, the Sport Science Institute, hospitals and medical facilities and an abundance of accommodation solutions from five star hotels to hostels.

For more information about Cape Town and all upcoming events visit www.capetown.travel

 

Overstrand Municipality - Official Destination Partner

The Cape Whale Coast is a short drive and a slightly longer cycle away from Cape Town.  Clarence Drive is one of the world’s most scenic routes and brings visitors to the Kogelberg Biosphere, recognised by UNESCO for the diversity of its fynbos vegetation.  Continue past Pringle Bay, Betty’s Bay and Kleinmond to Hawston, Hermanus, Gansbaai and Pearly Beach to experience our magic.

Hermanus is known for whales, fynbos, adventure and wine and now also for mountain biking.  Thanks to the many adventure races and with a special appreciation of what the Absa Cape Epic has done to highlight the numerous routes of our region, cycling is now one of our top leisure offerings.  It’s with the greatest pleasure that we welcome the Absa Cape Epic back in the Overstrand for the third time.  The event stands out in the sports calendar and has a loyal and growing following both locally and further afield which does much in taking the good memories made in our region to the rest of the world. The Absa Cape Epic provides us with an exciting sporting experience that serves as a mechanism for social cohesion, encourages excellence and creates suitable conditions for access and participation. 

We wish all the riders, crew and spectators the very best in planning your journey to the Cape Whale Coast and anticipating the exhilarating experience of the ride. We look forward to celebrating with you in what promises to be, once again, an epic event. 

 

Theewaterskloof Municipality - Official Destination Partner

This is your complete Cape country experience comprising eight charming towns in the Overberg region, each with its own distinctive character. Locals and tourists alike can jump in their vehicles and experience an epic adventure that starts less than an hour from Cape Town, just over Sir Lowry’s Pass, and stretches for 100 km along the N2 highway.

Like the iconic Route 66 highway trip in the USA, the Cape Country road-trip is the ideal way to experience the best of authentic Western Cape countryside. Everything from history to spectacular beauty, generous hospitality, outdoor adventure, award-winning wines, hearty country cuisine, hiking and mountain-bike trails, adventure sports, arts and crafts and much more.

Come and discover for yourself why local and international visitors return to the region again and again.

 

Stellenbosch Municipality - Official Destination Partner

Stellenbosch is a university town in South Africa's Western Cape province. It's surrounded by the vineyards of the Cape Winelands and the mountainous nature reserves of Jonkershoek and Simonsberg. The town's oak-shaded streets are lined with cafes, boutiques and art galleries. Cape Dutch architecture gives a sense of South Africa's Dutch colonial history, as do the Village Museum's period houses and gardens.

 

Drakenstein Municipality - Official Destination Partner

Drakenstein Municipality is the largest Municipality in the Western Cape outside of the City of Cape Town. The area stretches from Simondium to Saron and includes Paarl, Wellington and Hermon. This gives the Municipality a diverse landscape, making it suitable for investments from farming to light industry and everything in between. We are well known for our beautiful wine farms and scrumptious cuisine. The unique natural landscape provides the entire area with different terrains, which cater to a variety of outdoor sport enthusiasts. The Drakenstein Municipal area hosts various national and provincial sports events throughout the year including the Berg River Canoe Marathon, the Nelson Mandela Freedom walk (27 km), the Mayoral Soccer Cup, Boland Cricket and rugby matches as well as Boland Athletics events. The Safari Half Marathon, Boxing Day sports event, Cansa Rubber Duck race, Cansa night walk and the Absa Cape Epic. We are also well known for the most interschool clashes in a town in the country. Add to this that our largest town, Paarl, was recently named by the popular travel site, Trip Adviser, as one of the top destinations in South Africa and Africa, and you experience first-hand the Municipality’s commitment to “a place of excellence”.

www.drakenstein.gov.za

 

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