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South Africa - Free State
Event type:
MTB Stage
Entries open:
Event dates:
27 Nov 2019 - 5 day event
Event has happened for this year
Race Organiser:
The Munga
Race Director:
Alex Harris


How quickly four years have gone by. In that time the record has been lowered to 50 hours and 30 mins! Yup, you heard right. Just over two days to get to the end! Many riders though, will take the full five days. Stories of perseverance and resilience will make their way back to the race office as riders battle the heat and vast open spaces of the Karoo. Most riders are surprised by the unexpected privilege of being isolated for so long, with nothing but time and your thoughts. Lives will be changed, dreams shifted, and the future for some people irrevocably moved in a new and exciting direction. This, ultimately, is what the Munga is about. What are you waiting for…only 180 spots available next year!

Weather conditions


Season: Summer

Route Information



Flat and rugged.

Technical Rating: 5

Stage details

Bloemfontein to Wellington

Entry Fee details

Entry pp R18000 to 22000

Early bird is R18000 valid till the end of February 2019. Normal fee is R22000.

Race reviews
The Munga: What A Ride!

The inaugural Munga, where riders raced 1 070km, non-stop, totally unsupported, from Bloemfontein to the Cape Winelands, finished on Monday, with John Ntuli winning in a time of 69 hours 10 minutes. Amy Mcdougall was the first woman home and the eighth finisher overall (in three days 11 hours 56 minutes and 40 seconds).
Ntuli masters The Munga with inaugural win.

KwaZulu-Natal mountain biker John Ntuli won the inaugural edition of The Munga, which is billed as the toughest race on earth, on Saturday.

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