• LOCATION Cederberg Oasis
  • DISTANCE 245km
  • ELEVATION 3700m
  • WHEN  Saturday 5 October 2024
  • START TIME 04h00
  • CUT-OFF TIME 22h00
  • WATERPOINTS 4 including a Dropbox Zone
  • All bicycles are welcome, except e-bikes

The OG. A spellbinding 245km adventure through other-worldly rock formations and fynbos floral kingdoms covering mostly gravel roads. Departing at 4am, Grootrivierhoogte, Blinkberg Pass and Middelberg Pass loom large, before racers find themselves at the (roughly) halfway point in Citrusdal for a much needed refuel at a designated Aidstation & Waterpoint where riders have access to pre-packed dropboxes. Some choose to pitstop earlier, at Op-die-Berg.

Rolling out of Citrusdal, the route tracks the Olifants River as it winds it way into Clanwilliam Dam. At the 180km mark, riders ‘turn for home’ with the soul-destroying Uitkyk Pass in the forefront of their minds. Riders will find the last waterpoint at Jamaka Resort after the notorious 'Jamaka Rollers'.

Once over the pass, it’s 40km to the finish line and prayers of a tailwind.


  • LOCATION Cederberg Oasis
  • DISTANCE 142.7km
  • ELEVATION 2200m
  • WHEN  Saturday 5 October 2024
  • START TIME 06h00
  • CUT-OFF TIME 22h00
  • All bicycles are welcome, except e-bike

CEDER140 is a welcome addition – an intermediate option for those who prefer to dice over a shorter distance. Sanctioned by Cycling South Africa, we expect a strong and deep field of the best gravel racers South Africa has to offer.

Leaving Cederberg Oasis, racers head towards the vineyards of Sanddrif & Cederberg Wines. Following a white-knuckle descent of Uitkyk Pass, racers pass Cape Nature’s Algeria complex – worthy of a pitstop for an ice cold Coke...or not. Shortly after Algeria, the route forks left onto Nieuwoudts Pass, ensuring all passes in the Cederberg get equal attention. The descent promises to put a huge smile on everyone’s face.

Reaching a four way crossing at the bottom by the Olifants River, the course goes right – placing racers onto the same route as the CEDER245. A legendary frozen orange juice awaits participants at the Jamaka Kiosk, or one last refill at the Jamaka Waterpoint providing that final motivation to complete Uitkyk Pass & the 40km left to go.

Both CEDER245 & CEDER140 are  sanctioned races with Cycling South Africa. The CEDER140 is the official Western Cape Gravel Championship 2024. Riders will need to provide their annual CSA licenses or purchase a day license online for both routes.


  • LOCATION Cederberg Oasis
  • DISTANCE 29km
  • ELEVATION 550m
  • WHEN Saturday 5 October 2024 
  • START TIME 06h30 onwards
  • CUT-OFF TIME 19h00
  • WATERPOINTS 1 (Kromrivier Restaurant)
  • All bicycles are welcome (MTB recommended), except e-bikes
  • Riders to also collect race bags from any registration. 

Billed as a social event, riders taking on this 30km route can start when they please and enjoy the picturesque course at their own leisure. Unique to the race weekend, riders pass through Kromriver – the oldest tourist destination in the heart of the Cederberg. Surrounded by fynbos and the iconic majestic orange rock formations – this event is the perfect option for beginners, younger riders, andsocial racers.

An exclusive discount for CederMTB entrants at the Kromrivier Cederberg Park restaurant provides the perfect incentive to soak up the incredible, millions of years old scenery, while sipping on a cold beverage – of which there are many to choose from.


  • LOCATION Cederberg Oasis
  • DISTANCE 22km
  • ELEVATION 1200m
  • WHEN Sunday 6 October 2024 
  • START TIME 07h00 
  • CUT-OFF TIME 16h00 (12h00 at Nuwerust Waterpoint)
  • WATERPOINTS 1 (Kromrivier Restaurant)
  • The race takes place on extremely rugged terrain. Running on such trails comes with risks that participants undertake and accept upon entering the event.

The Cederberg is a world class trail running destination. Tapping in expert experience and local knowledge – say hello to CEDER22RUN.

A tough, 20km+ trail run on the mountains standing over Cederberg Oasis, trail runners take on a circular route on mostly private land – arriving at the finish where The Ceder cyclists will be cheering home the runners.


  • LOCATION Cederberg Oasis
  • DISTANCE 5km
  • WHEN Saturday 5 October 2024 
  • START TIME No official start time; runners start when they please
  • CUT-OFF TIME 16h00 (12h00 at Nuwerust Waterpoint)
  • WATERPOINTS 1 (Kromrivier Restaurant)
  • Can be run on its own to experience the network of trails around Cederberg Oasis and Nuwerust.
  • No entry needed / free.

A short and sharp 5km shakeout the day before the main event, or run on its own to experience the network of trails around Cederberg Oasis. With no official start time, runners can choose when to get going on Saturday.



  • LOCATION Cederberg Oasis
  • WHEN 7-9 June 2024

This weekend allows for a gentle introduction into what The Ceder, and the

Cederberg, has to offer. A chance for prospective entrants (along with their families and friends) to scout out some of the race routes, meet fellow participants and generally familiarise themselves with the area – with respect to accommodation options, weather environment and road conditions.

The intention of this weekend is to lower the perceived barrier to entry that exists in cycling and trail running. Feedback from people starting the sports say it can be intimidating. We want to diminish this. The Ceder Social Weekend offers the perfect, relaxed opportunity to join along – with zero pressure or intimidation.

There are organised rides and runs over the weekend. However, it’s not mandatory to join. We provide guidance and route options for all levels of experience.

Sign up to receive free goodie bags provided by sponsors for the first 50 people to sign up.


The Ceder takes place over the weekend of 4 - 6 October 2024.

Entry to The Ceder is via our Quicket Entry Portal. Visit Quicket.co.za to enter. A link can also be found top right in the menu bar.

All entries strictly close Tuesday 24 September 20:00

The Ceder Race is primarily on gravel roads, making a gravel bike ideal. Mountain bikes are also a popular choice, but any bike suitable for long distances and varied terrains is allowed. E-bikes are not allowed.

While every route is clearly marked, it's mandatory to have the GPX file loaded before starting any race. You can acquire all route GPX files from our online store. A download link is provided once completing the checkout process.

Yes. All races, with the exception of the Fun Run, are timed. Your timing chip and race number are provided in your race bag upon Registration. It's mandatory for riders to affix the race number to their bikes and runners to pin numbers to their clothing. Timing chips are affixed to race numbers.

Please check The Ceder Compulsory Kit & Gear section under 'INFO' to ensure you're prepared.

We do not need an official medical certificate; kindly review the indemnity and waiver thoroughly.

You can book all accommodations at Oasis through The Ceder Quicket portal. Priority is given to participants, and bookings are on a first-come, first-served basis. Explore options on The Ceder Event Page on Quicket.co.za

Certainly! Spectators are welcome along all routes. However, outside support is only allowed within 100m of Aid Stations. Unofficial support vehicles are prohibited, and spectators must follow the race from behind the participants at a safe distance.

The weather in the Cederberg can be unpredictable, but shifting the race dates to October should reduce the likelihood of wet and cold conditions. However, early morning starts in the mountains may still be chilly. Please check The Ceder Compulsory Kit & Gear section to ensure you're prepared for any weather.

Yes, the cutoff time for the CEDER245 & CEDER140 is 22:00, while for the CEDER22 Trail Run, it's 16:00.

Race Numbers can be collected prior to the event at Race Registration. Registration will be in Cape Town on Tuesday, October 1st (Location TBA) and will continue at Cederberg Oasis in the Race Village on Friday, October 4th.

Race registration will be in Cape Town on Tuesday, October 1st (Location TBA) and will continue at Cederberg Oasis in the Race Village on Friday, October 4th.

Yes. Please provide a form of identification, such as a Driver's License or ID, when collecting your race number.

Yes, the prize giving is scheduled for Saturday at 18:00 for the Cycling Races and Sunday at 12:00 for the Trail Running. Prize Giving will take place in the Race Village.

Unfortunately not.

19 years old or older.

Unfortunately, no dogs or other pets are allowed at The Ceder venue, Cederberg Oasis.