2019 Race Report

2019 Tour de Krantz
Saturday, 17 August

20 Years ago a group of parents started the Tour de Krantz cycle race as a fundraiser for the then Harburg Primary School. The School has since closed but the event has continued to thrive, attracting well over 300 participants each year. The race has evolved from an only mountain biking (MTB) event to include trail running, an ever growing sport. This year a new 15km running route has been added to the races available. We are also a proud member of the Quattro ROAG series, Powered by Momentum, South Africa’s richest MTB and trail running series – offering the biggest prize money of any MTB and Trail Running series in the country.

The routes are all scenic with the 10km cycle being well established for beginner riders, whilst the 45km ride is fairly technical and extremely challenging. The runners can look forward to some inclines and a stretch run on rocks.

Shower facilities are offered on-site and participants are encouraged to bring a change of clothes and join the locals after the race for a Beer-fest with Oompah Band. A Kaffeestube with german speciality cakes will also be open for those who require a sugar boost, pancakes and Kartoffelpuffer (German potato fritters) will be available for sale amongst other delicious food items.

The Kiddies are also well catered for with a Children’s Entertainment area including Miniature ‘Tractor-rides’ this year.

All funds raised during the event go to local charities and congregations in the area.


What Participants have to say about the race:



Excellent trail markings along the whole course ... the marshals and water table volunteers were all friendly and helpful. Even the guys on the sweeper vehicles were up for a laugh and a chat. We are all seasoned mountain bikers but this extra wet and slippery event took us by surprise. Each of us had a few comical low-speed falls but no injuries. But we were whooping and smiling right until the end. The terrain and views were amazing. We all wondered how we didn't already know about this huge valley and waterfall. [S Michel]


Beautiful scenery, challenging climbs, perfect conditions after the rain settled the dust, delicious food & great entertainment from the Oompah band![LEW Leisegang]


Well organised event with a German flair ... lovely scenery, well marked trails and challenging ride. [A Hockly]