Kaapsehoop Marathon

Kaapsehoop Marathon2019-11-23T16:48:45+00:00
  • Date
    07 November 2020
  • Location
    Kaapsehoop, South Africa
  • Distance
    42, 21,10 Km's

KAAPSEHOOP MARATHON ACCOMMODATION TRAVEL PACKAGE

The UNIWISP Kaapsehoop Marathon is a bucket list event in close proximity to the Kruger National Park . There are not many places where you experience such scenic beauty and experience wild horses running alongside you. Runners also have the option of a Half Marathon or 10 Km race. The travel package accommodation is in Mbombela / Nelspruit, from here you can make the most of your Mpumalanga Running Adventure!

the UNIWISP Kaapsehoop Marathon is a preferred Two Oceans Marathon and Comrades Marathon qualifier. Kaapsehoop Marathon is mainly a fast downhill race.

Mbombela, formerly known as Nelspruit, is the capital of South Africa’s Mpumalanga Province. It’s a gateway to Kruger National Park, home to elephants, zebras, rhinos and other wildlife. The city’s Lowveld National Botanical Garden features a man-made rainforest. Northwest are the prehistoric Sudwala Caves, with unusual rock formations. South, Umhloti Nature Reserve contains the Jane Goodall Institute’s Chimp Eden sanctuary.

Mpumalanga is a tourism paradise for both local and international tourists and has linkages to iconic tourism attractions. Mbombela (Nelspruit) is 350 km from Sandton, Gauteng and 740 km from Durban, travelling along the KZN North Coast and the border of the Kingdom of Eswatini. (if going via Eswatini passports are required for the border crossing). Mbombela is 204 km from Maputo, Mozambique. So there are a million options for great add on Adventures! Just ask us.

Kaapsehoop Marathon is very accessible from Mbombela as the hotels featured in the travel package are just 4-6 km from the finish and the start meeting point of the Race, where the Race buses collect all the runners.

The gold mining town of Kaapsehoop is where the mist fills evenings and a herd of wild horses grazing in the town transport you into a world of yesterday.

Mbombela (Nelspruit) is a lively city and great for shopping enthusiasts offering world class shopping malls, casinos and entertainment venues.

Wish to stay longer and explore the surrounding area, just let us know!

We have chosen these hotels as they have the best location 600 m from Riverside Mall & Emnotweni Casino. The nearest airport is Kruger Mpumalanga International, 24 km from the hotel.

SOUTHERN SUN EMNOTWENI HOTEL, 4* Luxury

Situated in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Province, the Southern Sun Emnotweni hotel is located just 6,5 km from Mbombela Stadium from where the Race bus leaves for Kaapsehoop Marathon.

Beautiful surroundings, world-class service, luxury amenities and traditional hospitality ensure an unforgettable stay for our guests. Accommodation amenities include air conditioning, free WiFi, TV with DStv, in-room tea and coffee facilities, writing desk and an electronic safe, in addition to the added convenience of a well-equipped fitness centre , 18-hour room service and a porter service.

STAYEASY EMNOTWENI HOTEL, 3* Luxury

The StayEasy Emnotweni hotel in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, offers visitors a very comfortable  accommodation in one of South Africa’s most picturesque areas. Located just 6.5 km from the Mbombela Stadium.

The hotel’s spacious en-suite rooms are equipped with amenities including air conditioning, free WiFi, TV with DStv channels, in-room tea and coffee facilities . Guests can enjoy delicious buffet style breakfasts in the breakfast room, and enjoy a refreshing swim in the outdoor swimming pool.

Both hotels are a mere 50 km from the Kruger National Park

KZN KAAPSEHOOP MARATHON PACKAGE  06-08 NOVEMBER 2020

Inclusive of  Coach transfer from Dolphin Coast to Nelspruit return on  06-08 Nov 2020. On 07 Nov runners will be transferred to and from the Mbombela Stadium.

KAAPSEHOOP MARATHON ITINERARY 06-08 NOVEMBER 2020

Day 1. Friday 06 November 2020 – ARRIVAL & RACE REG

07h00 KZN Coach leaves Dolphin Coast meeting point for onward journey to Nelspruit, with 2 Coach Drivers, 700 km  (included on the KZN Package)

10h00 Gauteng Coach leaves Montecasino for Pretoria meeting point for onward journey to Nelspruit, with Coach Driver, 400 km  (included on the Gauteng Package)

Arrive at Stadium for Race Registration and proceed to Nelspruit Hotels where you will stay for 2 nights..

Travel to and from Nelspruit with your own transport or by return coach transfer (coach transfer is only included on the KZN/Gauteng Package)

Official Hotel check-in time is 14h00

Late entries & race number collections @ Mbombela Stadium ONLY Fri 12h00am – 22h00pm & race number collections at 3am at Kiosks

Overnight: Southern Sun Emnotweni or Stay Easy Emnotweni

Day 2. Saturday 07 November 2020 – RACE DAY

Very early “On the Go” breakfast at your hotel

03h00 sharp Bus departs from you hotel to Mbombela Stadium.  (Coach transfer is only included on the KZN/Gauteng Package)

The Race organisers provide buses to the start, all runners must be there in time for the Race bus (Cost R60, payable when you enter the race online).

Start Venue:
42.2km – The Pear Orchard (1km from Kaapsehoop) [Bus departs 3:30am from Mbombela Stadium]
21.1km – Kaapsehoop, Nelspruit Road /  [Bus departs 4:00am from Mbombela Stadium]
10km – Kaapsehoop, Nelspruit Road /  [Bus departs 4:30am from Mbombela Stadium]

Finish Venue: Mbombela Stadium, 1 Bafana Road, Mataffin, Nelspruit/Mbombela

11h30 is the Race cut-off

Return transfer Mbombela Stadium to Nelspruit (Coach transfer is only included on the KZN/Gauteng Package)

Lunch is at your leisure and for your own account

18h30  Post Race Party ‘Explorers’, Dinner included, drinks are for your own account.

Overnight: Southern Sun Emnotweni  or Stay Easy Emnotweni

Day 3. Sunday 08 November 2020 –  DEPARTURE DAY

Breakfast at your leisure

11h00 Official hotel check-out time and settle your extra’s account with the hotel.

08h00 Coach departs for KZN  (for those who booked the KZN coach package)

11h00 Coach departs for Gauteng (for those who booked the Gauteng coach package)

Wish to stay longer, just let us know so we can make arrangements for you.

SELF DRIVE / FLY PACKAGES 06-08 Nov 2020 – No Transport included. Private transfers are optional as stated.

If you are flying or self-driving to Nelspruit /Kaapsehoop, no coach transfers are included.

STAYEASY EMNOTWENI, 3* Hotel ,  06-08 November 2020, 2 Nights / 3 days. Bed & Breakfast 

2019 PRICES – 2020 TO BE CONFIRMED

R 1,550 DOUBLE ROOM,  per person sharing a double room (1 Double Bed)

R 1,550 TWIN ROOM, per person sharing  a twin room  (2 Double Beds)

R 2,950 SINGLE ROOM, per person sole occupancy of a  room (1 Bed)

SOUTHERN SUN EMNOTWENI, 4* Luxury Hotel ,  06-08 November 2020, 2 Nights / 3 days. Bed & Breakfast 

2019 PRICES – 2020 TO BE CONFIRMED

R 1,980 DOUBLE ROOM,  per person sharing a double room (1 Double Bed)

R 1,980 TWIN ROOM, per person sharing  a twin room  (2 Double Beds)

R 3,820 SINGLE ROOM, per person sole occupancy of a  room (1 Bed)

What is included in your package:

  • Hotel Accommodation 06-08 Nov 2020,  for 2 nights (incl VAT 15% & Tourism Levy 1%)
  • Breakfast Daily

What is not included in your package

2019 PRICES – 2020 TO BE CONFIRMED

  • Kaapsehoop Marathon  Race entry, timing chip and Race Organisers bus transfer from Mbombela Stadium to race start
  • Transfer for Race Registration & Bib collection – (Option add R60 per person)
  • 03h00 Transfers to the Race Pick Up Point Mbombela Stadium (Option Add R60 per person)
  • Transfers from Race finish to your Hotel (Option Add R60 per person)
  • Airport Transfers MQP Kruger Mpumlanga to Hotel (Option) 
  • Race After Party Buffet Dinner on Saturday, food only (Optional)
  • Meals and all drinks unless stated in inclusions
  • Tips & Gratuity
  • Personal Travel Insurance

KZN KAAPSEHOOP MARATHON TRAVEL PACKAGE, includes all transport from Umhlanga & Ballito to Nelspruit return  as stated on the itinerary.

KZN, KAAPSEHOOP MARATHON TRAVEL PACKAGE 06-08 Nov 2020:

What is included in your package:

  • 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation 06-08 Nov 2020  (incl VAT 15% & Tourism Levy 1%)
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Return coach transfers Dolphin Coast to Nelspruit Hotel
  • Transfer for Race Registration & Bib collection
  • Race Briefing
  • Transfers to the Race Pick Up Point Mbombela Stadium
  • Transfers from Race finish to your Hotel
  • Race After Party Dinner (drinks not included)
  • Meet and greet at designated point at end of Race to hand over your tog bag
  • Sports Adventure tours team to assist you for the duration of your stay

What is not included in your package

  • Kaapsehoop Marathon  Race entry, timing chip and Race Organisers bus transfer from Mbombela Stadium to race start
  • Meals and all drinks unless stated in inclusions
  • Tips & Gratuity
  • Travel Insurance

STAYEASY EMNOTWENI, 3* Hotel,  06-08 November 2020, 2 Nights / 3 days.

2019 PRICES , 2020 TO BE CONFIRMED

R 2,850 DOUBLE ROOM,  per person sharing a double room (1 Double Bed)

R 2,850 TWIN ROOM, per person sharing  a twin room  (2 Double Beds)

R 4,350 SINGLE ROOM, per person sole occupancy of a  room (1 Bed)

SOUTHERN SUN EMNOTWENI, 4* Luxury Hotel, 06-08 November 2020, 2 Nights / 3 days.  

2019 PRICES , 2020 TO BE CONFIRMED

R 3,350 DOUBLE ROOM,  per person sharing a double room (1 Double Bed)

R 3,350 TWIN ROOM, per person sharing  a twin room  (2 Double Beds)

R 4,850 SINGLE ROOM, per person sole occupancy of a  room (1 Bed)

GAUTENG KAAPSEHOOP MARATHON TRAVEL PACKAGE, includes all transport from Montecasino Hotel & Pretoria return  as stated on the itinerary.

GAUTENG KAAPSEHOOP MARATHON TRAVEL PACKAGE 06-08 Nov 2020:

What is included in your package:

  • 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation 06-08 Nov 2020  (incl VAT 15% & Tourism Levy 1%)
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Return coach transfers from Montecasino & Pretoria to Nelspruit Hotel
  • Transfer for Race Registration & Bib collection
  • Race Briefing
  • Transfers to the Race Pick Up Point Mbombela Stadium
  • Transfers from Race finish to your Hotel
  • Race After Party Dinner (drinks not included)
  • Meet and greet at designated point at end of Race to hand over your tog bag
  • Sports Adventure tours team to assist you for the duration of your stay

What is not included in your package

  • Kaapsehoop Marathon  Race entry, timing chip and Race Organisers bus transfer from Mbombela Stadium to race start
  • Meals and all drinks unless stated in inclusions
  • Tips & Gratuity
  • Travel Insurance

 

STAYEASY EMNOTWENI, 3* Hotel, 06-08 November 2020, 2 Nights / 3 days.

2019 PRICES, 2020 TO BE CONFIRMED

R 2,850 DOUBLE ROOM,  per person sharing a double room (1 Double Bed)

R 2,850 TWIN ROOM, per person sharing  a twin room  (2 Double Beds)

R 4,300 SINGLE ROOM, per person sole occupancy of a  room (1 Bed)

SOUTHERN SUN EMNOTWENI, 4* Luxury Hotel , 06-08 November 2020, 2 Nights / 3 days. 

2019 PRICES, 2020 TO BE CONFIRMED

R 3,450 DOUBLE ROOM,  per person sharing a double room (1 Double Bed)

R 3,450 TWIN ROOM, per person sharing  a twin room  (2 Double Beds)

R 4,950 SINGLE ROOM, per person sole occupancy of a  room (1 Bed)

RACE INFO

UNIWISP Kaapsehoop 3 IN 1 Marathon is a top Comrades Marathon and Two Oceans Qualifier and great for achieving a good seeding batch!

This is a #RunClean event, care for your environment.

GRADE / ROUTE

Marathon: The Kaapsehoop Uniwisp Marathon takes place on Saturday 07 November 2020 and is run on a point-to-point course that is a fast downhill and scenic route.

Half Marathon:

10 Km  Race:

RACE PRE ENTRY OPEN & CLOSE DATES
2020 Details to be confirmed

Official Race Entry  https://www.entryninja.com/events/event/46022-uniwisp-kaapsehoop

TRANSFERS TO THE RACE

Transfers from your Hotel to Mbombela Stadium are Optional and at an additional cost. 

ENTRY FEES

2019 PRICES, 2020 TO BE CONFIRMED

Online Entry fees: Marathon R260 / Half Marathon R180 / 10 Km R80 / Race Bus ticket R60 / Temp Licence R35

RACE START & FINISH

Marathon:

  • 42.2km Start 42.2km 5h30 am from The Pear Ochards / Bus departs 03h30 @ Mbombela Stadium

Half Marathon:

  • 21.1km Start 21.1km 05h30 am from Kaapsehoop/ Nst Rd / Bus departs 04h00  @ Mbombela Stadium

10km Race:

  • Start 10km 06h00 am from Kaapsehoop/ Nst Rd / Bus departs 04:30  @ Mbombela Stadium

Finish: 

  • Mbombela Stadium

CUT-OFF TIMES

Cut Off 11h30am

RACE PACK COLLECTION & ADDRESS

Late entries & race number collections @ Mbombela Stadium ONLY Fri 12h00am – 22h00pm & race number collections at 3am at Kiosks

RACE TIMING / CHIP

RACE PACK

Free Dri T-shirt for the first 5000 entries (10km not applicable)

REFRESHMENT STATIONS

Refreshments stations are provided along the route

MEDICAL / FIRST AID STATIONS

Provided by the Organisers

FINISHER MEDALS

Medals to all finishers!

RESULTS

11h00 Prize giving

RECORD HOLDERS

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • Specific Event Terms & Conditions apply as per Race Organisers
  • Standard Sports Adventure tours Terms and Conditions Apply

ADDITIONAL TERMS & CONDITIONS:

50% Payment on booking confirmation

Full and final payment by 30 August 2029

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