Date: Saturday, 18 March 2023
Venue: Meerendal Wine Estate
Time: 09:00 – 14:00

All the hard work and training has been done, and all you need to worry about is registering and getting to the start line. Registration day is your introduction to the Absa Cape Epic, where you will receive all of the necessary items to take part in the race.

Please note: No deposit is required for the timing chip and emergency button, however, you will be charged ZAR 1000 per device if these items are not returned when you cross the finish line at Val de Vie or at the Race Office should you drop out of the race during the week.


The Prologue course will be open for course practice on the Saturday of Registration from 8:00-14:00. While we encourage you to display your number board and rider accreditation, this is not required for those early birds that wish to get out on the course before registering. You can choose to either ride the full route or take the signposted shortcut along Malanshoogte Road (cutting out the 4km section on Hoogekraal via a 2km tar section). Otherwise, test your legs & lungs on Meerendal Wine Estate on the first 3km section of the prologue course, up Dorstberg, and back down re-joining the route for the final 1.5km.

  • Full Prologue: 27km / 750m
  • Malanshoogte Shortcut: 25km / 650m
  • Meerendal Loop: 6km / 210m

The route is fully signposted, but please note that there will be no marshals and all road rules need to be adhered to. In case of an emergency, you can call the event emergency number on ‎+27 21 426 7716.


We will transport any additional bags and/or bike box straight to the Grand Finale in the Val de Vie Bag drop by Big Box Containers. This container is located next to the rider bag tent.


These bags will be securely stored for the duration of the event. You will only have access to them after the finish on Sunday, 26 March at Val de Vie, even if you drop out of the race during the week.


Every day during the race, Sportograf captures once in a lifetime memories of every rider. You can purchase a package before or during the race, where you will receive personalised photographs each day via email. If you haven’t purchased yours already, please come and visit us at the Race Office to purchase one. You can also purchase your package after the race where you will receive all of the images and videos taken of you over the 8 days. This package can be purchased after the race on