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Old Mutual joBerg2c

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South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal
Event type:
MTB Stage
Entries open:
Event dates:
19 Apr 2019 - 9 day event
± 21 weeks until event
Race Organiser:
Glen, Gary, Craig
Race Director:

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Old Mutual joBerg2c

The Old Mutual joBerg2c is riding the off-roads less travelled and trails never travelled. It is racing, riding and touring across this magnificent country. It is sharing a passion for mountain biking with those who love riding.

From the creators of South Africa’s two favourite mountain bike stage races, the Berg & Bush and Sani2c, comes a ride set to capture the imagination of passionate mountain bikers across the country, if not the world. Starting in the south of Johannesburg and finishing nine days later at Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal coast. Part race part adventure, the Old Mutual joBerg2c takes competitors through the country, from the heat and dust of the big city to the cool crisp air of the sea via spectacular mountainous passes.

Using a community-driven formula along the way, the race will also uplift communities and give them a fool-proof way to raise money for their schools, churches and charities. Every organisation who works on the Old Mutual joBerg2c will be paid. From road crossings to watering points, it is a way for these communities to raise money and work together for fun.

In Old Mutual we have found a sponsor that is committed to the vision of the event. It will not just be about media exposure, of which there will be plenty, it is about an association with a lifestyle and our sponsors being excited to be part of the event.

Our aim is to provide a journey where the destination is less important than the experience along the way.. [Read more]

Weather conditions

Cold at night and in the mornings, warm through the day. Sometimes it rains too!

Season: Autumn

Route Information



200kms of single track, mountainous in parts, rolling hills through mealie fields etc.

Technical Rating: 6

Stage details

Karan Beef to Frankfort Sport Grounds
Frankfort School to Reitz Showgrounds
Reitz to Sterkfontein Dam
Sterkfontein Dam to Winteron
Winteron to Clifton Nottingham Road
Clifton Nottingham Road to Glencairn Sani Pass Road
Glencairn - Sani2 Pass Road to Mackenzie Club
Mackenzie Club to Jolivet
Jolivet to Scottburgh

Entry Fee details

Entry pp R16400 to 32800

R18200 - solo entry R32800 - per team of two riders Your entry fee includes:

  • 9 days of trails and trails of happiness
  • 8 race villages with tented accommodation (a two-man tent to share or if you are riding solo then a tent to yourself!)
  • In addition you will receive a comfy mattress. You will need to bring your own single sheet, sleeping bag (-8deg Celsius), pillow and a thin blanket
  • 3 awesome meals a day plus stacks of snacks in between at some of the finest race villages you will ever experience hosted by local communities – including some of the finest mouth-watering Karan Beef steaks (please let us know if you have a special dietry requirement – we will try to accommodate you)
  • Access to all the race facilities i.e. hot proper showers, bike wash facility, free Seattle Coffee etc.
  • Extensive Medical support is included however you will need travel insurance in case of hospitalisation
  • Full logistical support from Avis Van Rental who will transport your bag from race village to race village
  • Water points / hydration zones – each day you will be treated to 2-3 water points along the route. These are not your average water points. People have been known to put on weight during joBerg2c because of the great food. You will not go hungry. We would however suggest that you bring your favourite energy bars / drinks along with you
  • Awesome private route that you cannot ride any other time through hundreds of farms and rural communities
  • Loads of other nice things that we will surprise you with.

Race reviews
Report by Ico Schutte: "At the halfway mark, riders had to tackle the daunting floating bridges to cross the Vaal River into the Free State. This 300 m long obstacle always provides great thrills and spills, as some unfortunate ones get it all wrong and go for a plunge in the river.....[read more]"
Report by Coetzee Gouws: "Race day was finally here! Driving to the start, I’m sure most of us were very, very worried as we made our way through a Highveld thunderstorm. Fortunately, by the time we got to the start venue at Karan Beef just outside Heidelberg, the rain had stopped and the clouds had moved on......[read more]"

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