General information regarding the event starting date, entry fees, steps to enter, substitutions and directions will be provided in the section below.


Venue: Barkly East , Eastern Cape , Royal Manor Hotel

Date: 26 Sep 2020

  • The 100 Miler starts at 06:00 am on Saturday, 26 Sep 2020 at Barkly East (Royal Manor Hotel) - finish 20:00 Saturday, 26 Sep 2020 at Maclear Country Club

100 Miler Cut Off : 14 Hours


The Maloti 100 Miler 2020

We are set to continue with the event as planned

As event organizers we are optimistic that we will be able to host the Maloti 100 Miler as planned on the 26th of September 2020.

We are looking to implement new and innovative ways to keep all athletes safe during this event.

Implementing all prescribed safety measures as per government, as well as going the extra mile to give riders safe yet fantastic experience.


  • Each rider entered for the 2020 event will have their entries carried over to the 2021 event without any additional costs.
  • Each rider entered for the 2020 event will receive a free entry to the Virtual event that will take place in case of the official event being postponed due to the pandemic.
  • Virtual event riders will receive an Event medal.

Due to the world wide Covid 19 pandemic, the Offical Maloti 100 event could be postponed at any time. 

We will however make the final call before entries close on 6 September 2020



The 100 Miler

162km | 2999m Elevation Gain | 6 Check Points

Early Bird Entries: 1 November 2019

100 Early bird entries up for grabs

Solo Participant - R 750 (per rider)

Entries: 1 December 2019 - 1 July 2020

Solo Participant - R 850 (per rider)

Late Entries: 1 July 2020 - 1 September 2020

Solo Participant - R 950 (per rider)

Race package:

  • Finishers T-shirt
  • Well Serviced water points
  • Breakfast jaffel on route
  • Medical Services
  • Goody bag
  • Finishers medal
  • Burger, Beer/Cold drink at finish

Please note, Race package does not include any accommodation or  traveling.


100 Miler


Sub 07:00 Hours = Gold medal

Sub 07:30 Hours = Silver medal

07:30 and above till cut off = Bronze medal


Sub 08:00 Hours = Gold medal

Sub 08:30 Hours = Silver medal

08:30 and above till cut off = Bronze medal



100 Miler

Solo Male

1st - R 2 000

2nd - R 1 500

3rd - R 1 000

Solo Female

1st - R 2 000

2nd - R 1 500

3rd - R 1 000

Trophies for winners


Directions from Johannesburg:

  • N1 towards Bloemfontein
  • Turn on R703 past Verkeerdevlei towards Excelsior
  • Follow R709 past Tweespruit to Hobhouse
  • Turn right onto R26 towards Wepener
  • Follow R26 to Rouxville
  • Turn onto N6 Towards Aliwal North
  • Turn Left onto R58 towards Lady Grey/Barkly East
  • Enter Barkly East, Follow Molteno Street, Turn right at Greyvenstein Street, Find Royal Manor hotel on right hand side.

Directions from Bloemfontein:

  • N6 Towards Reddersburg
  • Follow N6 to Aliwal North
  • Turn Left onto R58 towards Lady Grey/Barkly East
  • Enter Barkly East, Follow Molteno Street, Turn right at Greyvenstein Street, Find Royal Manor hotel on right hand side.

Participants must bring their own fully serviced mountain / gravel bike, including spare parts, tools & equipment for repairs. 

Riders must bring a helmet, shoes, lights, sunscreen and chamois cream . NB 1,5 L water capacity on the bike or person.

Riders/Teams taking on the 100 Miler can expect 5 water points on route. Riders will however only be permitted to start if they have 1.5L of water on board their bikes/person.


Click on any of the "ENTER NOW" links to visit the Online Entry website.

Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete your entry. On confirmation of your entry, please select your payment method to complete the entry.

You will receive an email confirmation when the payment is successful.


Substitutions will be allowed until 1 September for fully paid entries. Any substitutions will require the following payment:

Payment of R200 payable per substitution

Substitutions requests will ONLY be accepted via email (info@maloti100.co.za). Please include your proof of payment / payment confirmation with your substitution request.



Account Name: Stroebel Consulting Services cc

Bank: First National Bank

Account Nr: 62720919797

Branch Code: 252005

Account Type: Cheque Account

Reference: Participant Name / Team Name


The 100 Miler


Route Description

The route is non technical, following  the district gravel roads between Barkly East to Rhodes, over the Naude's Nek pass to Maclear. With a Short Tar Road section out of Barkly East before hitting the dirt...

Don't burn your matches  to early as the climbs takes no prisoners.

The Eastern Cape is beautiful but it is also brutal, believe us when we say this is not a route that should be underestimated.

Many a rider has started to fast, skipped a water point or thought it would be easy. This is a proper challenge, with wind, heat & altitude being major factors we urge you to come prepared.

After reaching water point 1 at Mesheshesford bridge the road starts tilting up quite a bit with riders hitting the first significant climb of the day "Donkerhoek" at 40km

Cycling over the Naude's Nek pass (3rd Highest pass in South Africa) will prove to be the major test for the day as the highest point tips out at 2690m. Leaving the 2nd water point for the day at Alpine Swift Trail, Riders will start going up.

After reaching the top, riders will be rewarded with 30km down hill towards Maclear. Remember you still have a bit of climbing to do.

With 30km to go riders will hit the "Pot river Pass", This will be the last major climb for the day. PG bison will be there to fill your water bottels and cheer you on.

Home James... a relatively flat roll into town with tired legs might not be that easy, but you're almost there.

Cold beers and great burgers await riders at the finish, The Maclear Country Club.

Enjoy the ride!



Support teams/Spectators will unfortunately not be able to go onto the race route.

The suggested route for Support Teams/Spectators:

  • Barkly East
  • Eliot
  • Ugie
  • Mclear

This is a 130km Tar Road drive from the start to the finish. friendly for all cars.

Any Riders found with their support vehicles on the route will automatically be disqualified from the event.

Contact Us

Feel free to send us a message if you need more information about this event. We can't wait to tell you all about it.

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