Cederberg Traverse
Sat 5 Oct - Sun 6 Oct 2019 @ Cedeberg, Western Cape

Energy Events

NEW Run to Algeria (65km)

Start with the 100km - Saturday 5th October 5am and end at Algeria Campsite (65km). 

Price: R2750

Price includes: Includes race garment, briefing boerie, lunch at Algeria and prize giving breakfast.

The Cederberg Night Marathon

This route takes from Algeria to Sanddrift via the Sneeuberg hut.

The valleys and kloofs of the iconic Cederberg will be revealed to you at night through a completely new angle – beware of the creatures that may come out at dusk!

You need to be able to look after yourself.

Training Tips and Hints:

1) Train like you mean it. The racing will be fun, if the training is hard.

2) Train with a pack. Cederberg Night Marathon is not about speed work, but diesel engine power.

3) Train in your race gear with full kit, to get used to it and iron out any issues.

4) Run in the dark, on technical tracks (not the road) using head lamp.

Prices: (prices change at 11am on proposed date)
(01 December - 30 April)


(01 May – 30 June)

(01 July – Race Day)

Price Includes:

Camping at Sanddrif
Sunday brunch feast
Nature conservation fees
Race Garments
Race snacks and water at CP, Sneeuberg Hut.

Race Info:

There are no refunds. Roll-overs are valid for 1 year ONLY. Substitutions do not apply.

Race cut off time, 14 hours to complete the full 44km.
Fully self-sufficient
Mapped route, marked
Pairs are encouraged for safety.

44km:(14 hours to complete)

  • Start: Algeria
  • Time: 6pm 
  • Date: 05 October 2019
  • NB: All Cp’s will have EMERGENCY Food and Water
  • Finish: Sanddrif
  • Time: 8am
  • Date: 06 October 2019

Cederberg Night Marathon Profile

Cederberg Night Marathon Route


Camping: Camping is included in your entry fee. If your family and friends wish to join you for the weekend we are selling campsites at R200 per night. 4 pax per campsite.

Sanddrif Cottages:
1 bedroom cottage - R1200 per night.
2 bedroom cottage - R950 per room per night.
3 bedroom cottage - R850 per room per night.

Race Rules:

1. Follow the designated route only. This route is ONLY for experienced trail runners. (Sorry, no juniors U21).
2. Obey all instructions from marshals. Failing to listen to instructions, may award you a disqualification.
3. You are required to be self sufficient with water and nutrition – do not rely on water tables, there are none, this is mountain running. There is fresh water in the streams which is pleasant and safe to drink.
4. Equipment – All compulsory gears are required regardless of the weather of the day – Be prepared!
5. All runners should take a space blanket, basic first aid kit, and a cell phone (although reception is sketchy).
6. Keep in mind that you are responsible for your own well – being on the trail. Be mindful of your
condition and only do what your body allows. If you have a heart condition or other medical issue, let us know in advance.
7. Absolutely no litter will be tolerated. You can help by picking up any dropped items.
8. Respect Animals – Do not disturb or harass wildlife. Animals scared by your sudden approach may be dangerous.
9. Be friendly to other trail runners, if you see any.
10. Please do not pick wild flowers, chip rocks or gather any other artefacts or trophies. Take photos, leave footprints.
11. Participants indicate acceptance of the rules of The Cederberg Night Marathon – (44km Night Trail Run) by their signature / click on the entry form.
12. Note – Cut off time for the whole race is 14hours. Last participant should arrive at Sanddrift at 8am on Sunday the 6th.
13. There are no refunds. Roll-overs are valid for 1 year ONLY.
14. Substitutions do not apply to roll overs.

Compulsory Kit:

1. Trail pack with sufficient capacity for all race kit.
2. Waterproof jacket
3. Hydration – 2 litres capacity. This is a make or break item.
4. Food = nutrition for 12 hours
5. Base Layer (preferably thermal)
6. Space blanket
7. Whistle
8. Buff
9. Headlamp with extra batteries.
10. Personal GPS (Know your device well)
11. 6 AA spare batteries if renting a GPS from us.
12. Charged Cellphone
13. Re-usable cup

Suggested Kit:

Emergency food supply

Accommodation @ Sanddrif:

Cottages get booked up very quickly, email Caeli for availability.

Directions to Finish venue Sanddrif:            

From Cape Town, take the N7 turn-off on the N1 and, 28 km after Citrusdal, turn right at the Algeria/Cederberg sign. Continue past Algeria and over the Uitkyk Pass (second pass) – about 46 km of gravel road – until you reach Dwarsrivier, home of Cederberg Wines. Total distance from Cape Town: ±250 km; ±3 hours’ drive.


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Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
Run to Algeria (65km)
Start with the 100km and end at 65km, Algeria Campsite
65 km 05:00 R 2,750.00
The Cederberg Night Marathon 44 km 18:00 R 1,600.00

Event location
Algeria Campsite, Cedeberg

Route information
Coordinates -32.3743675, 19.0598792
Address Cederberg Wilderness Area
City Cedeberg
Province Western Cape