The Race Across South Africa is an unforgettable adventure by bike which takes riders to remote parts of South Africa where they will experience the true splendour of the country and the warm hospitality of its people…


Date: June 13

Time: 6:00 am


Event Website

Organizer: Freedom Challenge



Pietermaritzburg City Hall

PMB, KwaZulu-Natal 0033 South Africa

​Race Across South Africa is a physically and mentally demanding undertaking – to complete this challenge, riders need to be adequately trained, equipped and prepared. Apart from the fitness, riders also need to be proficient at navigation, hiking with a bicycle and bike maintenance.

Since the route is not marked, riders need to navigate by means of maps, compass and narrative directions – the use of GPS devices during the race is not allowed and will lead to disqualification.

Non-stop self-supported event, riders are not required to stop every day/night as in other stage races
There are 20 Support stations where riders must check-in. Food and basic accommodation is provided at support stations. Bedding and towels provided

Riders can pre-pack 20 x 2L ice-cream tubs with supplies such as maps, trail food, personal medications, spares etc. These are distributed to the 20 Support stations

In addition to the 20 support stations, there are also 16 interim stops where food and accommodation is provided

Solo event and all riders are required to be self-sufficient and carry all their own personal belongings with them

No individual seconding is permitted during the event – this means that no friends, family or other supporters may meet you along the route and offer assistance during the ride