Area Listing of Accommodation

Please note: Accommodation offered as part of any given entry package for the Adventure, Ride and Race events is only for the duration of each event – It does NOT include the night before the stage 1 start or the night after stage 3 is completed.

The following accommodation sites in the Sir Lowry’s Pass, Grabouw, Elgin and Botriver areas offer a variety of facilities.

Aanhouwen Cottages
082 299 5667

Apple Mountain Guest Farm
021 849 8771
Guest House

Arabella Hotel | 028 284 0000
Luxury Hotel

Back2Basics | 021 849 8519

Beaumont | 028 284 9194

Botriver Hotel
028 284 9640

Button Quail Tents | 072 820 6166
Luxury Tents

Dunvegan River House
082 809 8106 |

Elgin Hills Tented Camp | 021 846 8119
Luxury Tents

Galileo Farm | 021 849 8692
076 151 0035

Glenbrae Cottages
021 844 0011

Goedvertrouw Wine Estate
028 284 9769
Guest House

Habonim Chalets & Campsite | 028 316 1345

Houwhoek Inn | 028 284 9646
Family Hotel

Iona Cottage
028 284 9678

Kogelberg Backpackers
021 846 8337

Lavender Cottages
072 377 8251

Lilybank Cottage | 021 859 1258

MTO Ecotourism | 021 859 2606
Self catering Cottages

Mofam River Lodge | 021 846 8345

Oak Valley Cottages | 021 859 2510
0825651559 |
Self-catering Lux Cottage

Pippins Country House
021 848 9158 | 083 738 3665 |

Rockhaven Farm
021 849 8518

South Hill Guest House | 021 844 0033
Luxury Guest House

Tinanda Guest Cottage
082 728 2491

Villa Exner Boutique Hotel | 028 284 9066
Boutique Hotel

Vredenhof Lodge
082 552 5489

Whale Coast Hotel | +27 (0) 28 312 3096

Wildekrans Guesthouse | 028 284 9827

072 214 2510

Applecreek True North
072 214 2510

Avolonte Lodge | 021 859 2222
Self-catering Cottages

Barton Villas | 028 284 9283

Bodemloos Cottage
021 846 8298

Brookelands Stone Cottage | 082 658 5744

Coots Cottage
021 849 8692

Eikenhof Lapa Cottages
082 805 6517

Elgin Training Centre | 021 848 9413
082 761 0719 for Ilze Beyers Backpackers

Glen Stuart Cottages
021 844 0197
Luxury Cottages

Goede Hoop
082 458 3790

Grabouw Lodge | 021 859 3780

Hornbill House | 028 316 2696

Inn on Highlands | 082 498 5246
Luxury & standard cottages

Klipkop Chalet | 021 859 4836

Kolkol Mountain Lodge | 028 284 9406
082 654 5090
Mountain Lodge

Libertas Guest House
072 377 8251

Mountain View B&B
021 859 3952

Mizpah Youth Camp
021 846 8224

Oak Lane | 021 844 0248
Cottages on Farm

Old MacDaddy Lux Trailer Park | 021 447 8105
Lux Trailer Park

Porcupine Guest Farm | 028 284 9066
Guest Farm

Rose Cottage
083 261 0674 |

South Hill Lux Guest Villa | 021 844 0033
082 774 1101
Lux Villa

Tri-active | 021 844 0975
Luxury tents

028 840 1735

Weltevrede Cottage
076 405 7536 |

Wildekrans Cottages | 084 228 2824
Self catering Cottages

Rider Packages

Please keep an eye on our website & newsletters for more information on Rider Packages – Coming soon.

Bus, Rotary Vehicle and Bike Transfers

Bus transfers between Cape Town Int Airport, Lourensford, Oak Valley and Onrust Caravan Park will be serviced by Sport24Hours Taxis and Shuttle.

Rates for a shared shuttle, minimum 6 passengers, without bikes (bikes are R100 extra)
Cape Town Int Airport to Lourensford @ R130
Oak Valley to Lourensford (collect vehicle after Stage 1) @ R130
Onrust Caravan Park to Oak Valley @ R195
Onrust Caravan Park to Lourensford @ R240
Onrust Caravan Park to Cape Town Int Airport @ R420

Rates for a private cab, up to 4 passengers, without bikes (bikes are R100 extra)
Cape Town Int Airport to Lourensford @ R580
Cape Town Int Airport to Lourensford WITH a bike @ R790
Oak Valley to Lourensford (collect vehicle after Stage 1) @ R850
Onrust Caravan Park to Oak Valley @ R1260
Onrust Caravan Park to Lourensford @ R1260
Onrust Caravan Park to Cape Town Int Airport @ R1360

Booking options are the following:-
Call into our 24 hour Call Centre on 021-447 4444
Book online at
Book via email to

Payment can be done via EFT, Credit Card, Snapscan or Cash

Rotary members transfer your vehicle, based on your selected option (or combination of options):
Option 1. From the start venue at Lourensford Estate to the Oak Valley Village at R 350, AND / OR;
Option 2. From Oak Valley Race Village to the finish at Onrus Caravan Park at R 350
Option 3. From Lourensford Estate to the finish at Onrus Caravan Park at R 400

Book a car transfer online now

For more information, click here to contact us via our website

Income from vehicle transfers will fund Rotary’s Community Development Projects.

Thanks for your contribution to create a better life for all!

Andre’s Bike Transfers:
Transporting bikes from Gauteng / Durban and Bloemfontein.
Contact Andre
082 551 8720 |
Book your bike transfer

Transporting bikes from Gauteng.
Contact Billy
081 885 2914 |

BCycle Transport Logistix (BCTL):
Transporting bicycles from Centurion but extend it to Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North West Province, Limpopo and on the route down to the Western Cape.
Contact Christo van den Bergh
083 448 8264 |

Bicycle Transport:
Transporting bikes from Pretoria, Johannesburg, Krugersdorp, Rustenburg, Boksburg and Witbank.
Contact Joggie Rautenbach
082 4465 141 |
Book your bike on

Executive Bike Transport
Transporting fully assembled bikes from Gauteng.
Contact Steven
082 829 7765 |

Transporting bikes from Johannesburg & Pretoria. Home or Office pickup available (Jhb and Pt only. Small additional fee)
Contact André
082 551 8720
Book your bike on

The Bike Migration Team:
Transporting bikes from Johannesburg.
Contact Philna
079 889 2527 |

Transporting bikes from Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, PE and Cape Town.
All bookings must be done via the website

My Logistics:
Transporting bicycle from Gauteng. All bicycle are fully assembled and not tampered with. 3 drop off points in Gauteng.
Contact Brendan 082 386 4141
Contact Jason 079 521 3254
Bookings at

Avis is proud to be the total transport provider to FNB Wines2Whales

Avis Rent a Car is a proud car rental partner and transport provider to FNB Wines2Whales, one of South Africa’s premier three day stage MTB events featuring an Adventure, Ride and Race.

Taking riders from Lourensford Wines Estate in Somerset West to Onrus just outside Hermanus, the FNB Wines2Whales is a mountain bike journey that tests, tantalises and rewards participants with its attention to detail, remarkable trails and sublime course design.

As the partners of the event, Avis is here to make sure you get to start line in time, relaxed and ready to enjoy the race with great car hire rates offered to entrants, family and friends.

Click here to book your car now

Bike Services

The 2017 FNB Wines2Whales will host several bike service providers who can ensure your equipment is professionally maintained throughout the duration of each of our 3-day events. Please feel free to explore their service offers and book at your leisure.

Please note: That limited booking space may be available, so we would suggest you book you spot as soon possible if you plan to make use of any of the services listed below.

Contact person/s: Craig Boyes/Trevor Marshall
Tel no: 021 880 0799
Email: /

What do you offer:
We offer a Sport Service after stage 1 and 2, this includes a wash and lube, gear set, brake set, bolt check, wheel true, sealant check top/up.
We will keep the bikes locked up with us over night for ease of collection in the morning.
All bikes must have a service before the event, please enquire if you wish for us to carry out a pre event service.

Price: R1000.00

Booking details:
Please email Craig or Trevor for bookings, a bike spec sheet will be needing to be completed with exact bike spec and rider details. (supplied by Specialized Stellenbosch)

Contact Person: Hendrik de Kock
Cell: 082 375 1323
Tel: 021 850 0082
Fax: 021 850 0184

Our package include the following:

  1. A wash, clean and lube after Day 1 and Day 2
  2. 2. A detailed inspection of the bike, and a service afterwards that addresses everything that resulted from the detailed inspection. The service will include items that you may be worried about and request us to give attention to. In other words, we will do everything necessary to keep your bike in good condition for finishing the event from the end of Day 1 until the end of Day 3.
Tech Zone has been the preferred neutral tech support at the Wine2Whales since November 2010 and are stoked to once again offer tech support at the Wine2Whales this year.

JP and his crew handle the checking and servicing of the bikes on a daily basis and guarantee customers to get the attention they pay for. To have an once in lifetime mountain biking experience and truly enjoy your adventure the Tech Zone Motto is : “You ride them, we fix them” goes without saying.

Once bikes have been checked in, the daily services include a full point check (gears/pivots/drive-train/tyres/bearings/brakes) to ensure the bikes are race ready for the following day. Bikes are also locked up and stay overnight to ensure no queues and early morning accessibility.

So if you haven’t made your booking as yet, BOOK NOW as it gives you peace of mind and once less thing to worry about.

For more information please contact JP / Saretha:

How It Works:
After stage 1 and 2 you will bring your bike to us in the race village. We will then carry out the necessary service on the bike according to the service package booked. There will be two packages to select. Please do not take your bike to the bike washers at the event as we will wash the bikes ourselves.

At the end of each day a complimentary ice-cold Stellenbrau lager will be waiting for you!

Package Options:
Package 1: This package will consist of a wash & lube and polish, as well as a general bike check which includes gear-set, brake-set, bolt check and tyre pressure check after stage one and stage two. If additional work is necessary we will bill you separately.
Package 1 includes: Basic service and wash & lube & polish

Package 2: This is a full-service package. In addition to package 1, after stage one and two we will remove and clean the headset and BB to make sure the bike is in top condition for the next stage. After stage two we will also do a complimentary sealant top up to take you through to the finish of the W2W.
Please note that all parts fitted to bike will come at an additional cost.
Package 2 includes: Full service, wash & lube & polish, headset service, BB service and Sealant top up after stage

Email us for the package costs: and cc

How to Book:
You will need send us an email with your name, surname, bike make and model and contact details. Email Guy at and cc to confirm your spot with the BMT service team. We will then send you an invoice. As soon as we have received proof of payment your spot will be confirmed.

Please note that we will only be servicing a set number of bikes and will be working on a first come first serve basis.

All the best for your training and preparations. If you would like a skills session or a tech lesson on how to fix your bike please contact Dewald at
Happy Trails! BMT Team
Tel: (021) 887 3417

We will be providing the following service’s at the Wines2Whales Events:

• Wash & Lube
• Full Point Check on the entire bike
• Gears and brakes checked and adjusted.
• Chain and drive-chain checked for wear.
• Tyres checked for wear, damage and inflated to desired pressure.
• Sealant Check
• Wheels trued and tensioned
• All bearings – checked for safety and adjusted if required.

Basically, a minor service every day.
Please note: This excludes all spares.

BIKE TRANSPORTATION (Limited spots available)
Bicycles are transported from Pretoria to Somerset
From the finish in Onrus back to Pretoria

Conrad Venter – O73 891 0375

Wines2Whales Event Service Packages

Having spent months preparing for Wines2Whales, the last thing you want is for a mechanical failure to end your race! Our fully equipped race support team are on hand to ensure that your bike is prepped and ready for the conditions that each day presents.

Our full service packages include pre and post event servicing, while we also offer event only service packages that exclude pre and post event servicing.

Our service package includes:
Pre event servicing. Your bike needs to be brought to the store no later 10 days before your event.
Pre event service includes a fork service (Some exceptions based on models and fork spec)
Full bike inspection after day 1 and day 2
Bike wash and lube
Sealant top up if necessary
Adjusting brakes and gears
Tightening loose nuts and bolts
Includes a post event service at our store if your bicycle is brought to us within 10 days of the event completion. ((Alternative packages are available that exclude pre and post event services)

Parts will be charged additionally if any parts are needed or internal bearing services are required.

Excludes servicing at the finish of day 3.

For more information on our packages please call us on 0216715008, alternatively please email Sean at or click here to visit and book your service package online.

Contact person: Johan
079 973 4771
023 3472958

We offer a minor service after Day 1 and 2.
We will wash and clean, check brakepads, gears, sealant topup if necessary and test every bike after service.
We will keep all the bikes locked up under our tent in the evenings.

Local Bike Shops

The FNB W2W is supporting local bike shops. Looking for that last minute purchase of that one item you might have forgotten contact these local bike shops:

Shop no.7
The Hub
Somerset Triangle (Somerset Mall)
Tel No. 021 850 0082

Helderberg Cycle World is a Specialized Concept store within Somerset West, starting town for the FNB Wines2Whales. We will be present at the start of the FNB Wines2Whales Adventure, Ride and Race. At the shop as well as at the start we can carter for all your last-minute requirements for spares, bike assembly and even last-minute clothing needs. Our workshop caters for all brands.

Corner of R44 and Klein Helderberg Road
Somerset West, 7130
Tel : 021- 8551106

We at the Hanger Bike Co. are behind and support local racing.
To show our support we are offering discounts to W2W racers!

Pre race service for R700. ( Value nornally R900 )
Assembly from a bike box : R 250
Post Race bike packing: R250 ( box not included )

Booking required. Contact us

William’s Bike Shop has had an association with Wines2Whales stretching back some 6 or 7 years and with the Stillwater Sports Management team right back to the very first Xterra held in South Africa.
We are situated in the village of Somerset West at Shop 8B, Oak Street. Our contact details are:
Tel: +27 21 8510919

On the retail side of things we are a Giant Bicycles Partner store and in addition, are also able to offer such boutique brands as Ibis, Pivot, Santa Cruz and most recently Yeti.

Our workshop is equipped to service most bicycles and is an authorised Fox Suspension Service Centre. We also service RockShox suspension.

Visit us for your last minute needs before starting your Wines2Whales adventure.

Rola Centre
Myburgh Street
Somerset West
(4km from Lourensford Farm)
Contact number: 021 851 5613

We will be at the event offering assistance to all Cannondale riders

Triangle House
Value Ring Road, Somerset Mall
Somerset West.

071 609 5574

Rockhopper Adventures in Somerset West can help you with any last-minute preparations.
Including but not limited to:
Assemble bikes, Sorting out mechanical problems.

We stock:
• Cannondale bike
• Ryder equipment
• Fabric grips, saddles and tools
• Giro helmets and footwear
• Maxxis, Schwable and Kenda tyres
• Shimano Equipment
• Versus socks
• Ciovita clothing

Rider Massages

EPT are the official onsite Health service, where therapy is administered with up to date treatment techniques, and effective treatment plans executed by highly qualified therapists. They also offer a variety of massage products that enables the client to do self treatment to ensure overall health of the body. Our product assists in various muscular support, for e.g. Myofacial release, Ice therapy, strapping, tapping and general advise is also available during the event.

Ensure that you make your bookings well in advance!

Book your massage now!


Pre-race strapping & Post-race massage:

  • Pre-race strapping with Kinesio or rigid tape to support muscles & joints needing support; and
  • Post-race massage for muscle stiffness, relaxation, flushing and recovery.

Hours of service in the designated massage tent:

  • Pre-race strapping during the event;
  • Post-race massage as 30 minute massages slots;
  • Friday & Saturday every half an hour, 12h30 – 20h30, with a compulsorily break from 18h00 – 19h00 for the Race briefing and supper; and
  • Massage on Sunday by prior arrangement.


  • Book online now – button above
  • Alternatively, Phone us on 021 886 8042 to book
  • You can also Email to book
  • Select your preferred massage time;
  • Supply your name and team name;
  • Partner’s name if s/he also requires a booking; and
  • Cell number & 2nd telephone number.
  • Payment (incl. bank details) and confirmation of your booking will be e-mailed to you;and
  • Bookings on the day will be possible, but it is advisable to Pre-book.

Supporter Packages

NON CONTRACTED SERVICE PROVIDERS can apply to offer their services to registered riders during the the FNB W2W events. Supporters Village packages are limited to Physiotherapy, Masseuses and Bicycle Mechanics.


  • R4200 per site for all 3 events.
  • or R1575 per site per individual event.

    1. Supporters Village packages are limited to Physiotherapy, Masseuses and Bicycle Mechanics.
    2. Supporter Village package includes:
      1. Cleaners
      2. Security
      3. Showers
      4. Toilets
      5. Food Vendors (Breakfast & Lunch Only)
      6. 1m x 6m x 9m site
    3. Supporter Village package Excludes:
      1. Access to main rider-dining marquee
      2. Electricity
      3. Access to rider ablutions
      4. Access to rider lounges
      5. Access to crew dining-marquee
      6. Access to crew ablutions
      7. Access to crew lounges
    4. No supporter services allowed outside the official supporter area. Masseuses, Physios and Mechanics operating in areas such as general parking will be removed from the premises.
    5. No unofficial services allowed on route or at the water points.
    6. Only registered and accredited supporter service providers will be allowed within the official supporter service area.
    7. Only riders specified at registration may be assisted.
    8. Supporter Services will not be allowed to sell any parts or product during the event.
    9. No advertising and branding will be allowed outside of your allocated site within the Supporter Village.
    10. The organizers of the Wines2Whales will not be responsible for or liable for any of the services or lack thereof provided by within the Supporters Village.
    11. Max 2 vehicles per event site (6m X 9m), and vehicles MUST fit within the 6m X 9m allocated site space. You will only receive 2 vehicle accreditations and vehicles (tents & trailers included), parked outside of your site will be removed.

COST PER SITE: R4 200 for all 3 events | R1575 per individual event
(Includes x3 access accreditations, additional accreditations can be bought at R 200 each)
All costs to be settled at least a week before the events, preferable by EFT payments.

Apply now by completing the form below.

    I've read and agree with the supporter package's rules and regulations and cost structure. I’m also aware that no electricity will be provided at the supporters village. I will be responsible for the security of all rider equipment left under my control.

Training Programmes

We have partnered with Daisyway Coaching Systems to provide our riders with professional training programme information, geared towards getting you physically and mentally prepared for the challenge offered by the FNB W2W MTB events.

We’ll be posting monthly updates during the buildup to the event, so be sure to keep an eye out for the next edition.

View Training Programmes

Emergency App mySOS

MySOS has been the official emergency app for the FNB W2W MTB events since 2014.

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