Camphill School Sports Challenge 2015


It’s now a firm fixture on the Western Cape MTB and trail run calendars. The Camphill Sports Challenge has become a popular annual event for cyclists and runners and this year it takes place on Saturday 14 February.

MTB Rides, Trail Runs and Family Fun Walks in
the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus


Free coffee on registration


Children’s Activities: Amazing Race • Fun in the Pool • Treasure Hunt
Food • Refreshments • Ice-cream

For more info and bookings contact Camphill Office: 028 312 4949 or online entries @

35km Mtb Ride 25km Mtb Ride 15km Trail Run 15km Mtb Ride 7km Trail Run 3km Walk

Hermanus Whale Festival Sports Week


Good day all.

Hermanus Whale Festival Sports Week is gone and past and we had such great fun. More than 900 athletes participated in the three rip roaring events presented by Hermanus Adventures. Close to 2,500 friends, family and spectators had a ball of a time at all the finish line venues. Riders and runners agree; it was some of the best routes, best prizes, best Lucky Draws and most fun they have had in a long time! A much appreciated thank you to all our participants, it was great to have you back again and we hope to see you all again next year!

Visit for all the results and more than 400 action photos.

Keep your ears on the tracks; we will soon reveal the 2014 calendar.

To all our sponsors, we salute you for the dedication and support. We hope to have all of you on board again in 2015! Once again we would like to thank our sponsors; Royalty Sports as Craft sports apparel, High Season Guest Farm, Dutchies Restaurant, Coke (Worcester Minerals), Tuffy Bags, Due South, Oasis Water, Seeff Property – Hermanus, Curro Hermanus, Hermanus Toyota, Glider Eyewear, Momsen Bikes, Belinda Spratt Massage, My Design Printers and Artwork, Euodia Cycles and Wine Village. We had the great privilege to cycle and run on some of the most magnificent wine farms in the world and they also contributed to prizes: Southern Right Wine, Newton Johnson Vineyards, Sumaridge Wines, Spookfontein Wines, Creation Wines and Seven Spring Vineyards. Until next time.

Deon, Jan & Paul

Hermanus Adventures

Hermanus Whale Festival Trail Runs – Saturday 11 October 2014 – Update



Again Hermanus Adventures pulled out all stops leading runners on new trails, awesome single tracks and over bsome of the most beautiful river crossings.

The 20km Trail Run was hugely popular and the first man to cross the line, Lieuwe Boonstra in a time of 1hr23, said it is one of the best trail run courses in the Western Cape. A great compliment for the Hermanus Adventures trail building team. Mkandeli Mkhohlakali and Christo du Plessis, both local Hermanus runners, came second (1hr26min) and third (1hr34min) respectively. In the 20km ladies trail run Candice Davison in 1hr35min proved to be just too strong for Ingrid Peens in second place and Rita Terblanche in third.

Ignatius Matema in a dust busting time of 44min55sec took line honours with Petrofski Williams and our local runner Frank Gillion in second and third. Jansie Slabbert in a well-deserved time of 55min34sec was just too fast for Kiara Suttner and Oriole Viljoen. Oriole from Kenya was also the winner of the 6km Cliff Path Night Run.

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Hermanus Whale Festival MTB Challenges – Saturday 11 October 2014 – Update



On Saturday some 410 cyclists took part in the Hermanus Whale Festival Mtb Challenges. Hermanus Adventures has again stage these hugely popular events taking bikers into the Hemel en Aarde Valley. New single tracks, river crossings and mountain tracks were built to ensure every participant was challenge to their maximum. Curro Hermanus was the start and finish line and the school was most accommodating to make this event one of the most successful ever. The school also supplied scrumptious eats and drinks to a hungry crowd of family and friends how joined the action. Curro Kids entertained the youngsters with a jumping castle and all round fun.

The very challenging 50km Mtb was won by Jarred Haley in a very fast time of 1hr53min. Close on his back wheel was Craig Boyes and Scott Watermeyer, second and third respectively. A local lass, Jeanie de Villiers, was the first lady to cross the finish line at 2hr36min, Emma Pienaar rushed in second and Famke Allan came third. In the 30km Mtb Challenge Daniel van der Walt clocked in at 1hr35min with Shane Griddings and Marc Ruwiel fighting it out for second and third.

Kylie Hanekom was just too strong for the two Steyn sisters in the ladies 30km, clocking a time of 2hr02min.

In the 18km Mtb Challenge Luca Ruwiel, brother of Marc, out sprinted Josh Langton to win in 48min48sec with Josh crossing the line in 48min54sec. Nick Pearce was the third rider in. In the 18km ladies Landi Jordan in 53min37sec was just too strong for Lisa Finegan and Lauren Usher.

Thomas Rood, Brand Manager of Royalty Sport and Craft sport apparel, congratulated Hermanus Adventures on staging these hugely successful events and commits themselves to be back in 2015 as a sponsor.

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[nggallery id=20] Cliff Path Night Run – Wednesday 8 October 2014 – Update


The Cliff Path Night Runs on Wednesday saw runners and joggers enjoying a challenging route from the New Harbour all along the cliff paths to finish at Dutchies Restaurant on Grotto Beach. A challenging run in day light but even more so at night. 115 runners took part in the 10km run in total darkness with head lights bobbing around as they made their way along single racks, staircases and beach crossings. Chad Gordon, a local trail running specialist, completed the race in an astounding 35 minutes with Shane Privit and Kevin Pasio close on his heels. Mary-Anne Finlayson was first for the ladies with Anne Marie Strom and Caitlyn Schlemeyer in close pursuit.

The 6km run was won by Shaun O’Brien with Gustav van Wyk and Cameron Anderson right on his heels. In the ladies 6km Oriel Viljoen from Kenya came first with Brooke de Bruyn and Katja Sinclair second and third. The participants applauded the event as one of the most enjoyable runs ever encountered.

At prize giving Brennan Davis, IT Director, presented Deon Langenhoven from NSRI of Hermanus a donation of R4, 500 from the proceeds of entry fees. Davis thanked the NSRI for the dedicated service to the Hermanus community.

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[nggallery id=19] Cliff Path Night Run – Wednesday 8 October 2014


10km Cliff Path Night Run & 6km Cliff Path Fun Run.


Listen to the waves, feel your heart beating and enjoy the bliss of running in the dark, it is absolute fantastic!


10km Cliff Path Night Run. From the Hermanus New Harbour to Dutchies Restaurant at Grotto Beach.

6km Cliff Path Fun Run. From The Marine Hotel to Dutchies Restaurant at Grotto Beach.


Park at Grotto Beach, use our shuttle to the Marine Hotel and New Harbour and join us in one of these awesome runs.


6km shuttle will leave Grotto at 17:30, Registration at The Marine Hotel will open at 17:00 and the Fun Run will start at 18:00 with Prize Giving at 19:30.


10km shuttle will leave Grotto at 18:00, Registration at New Harbour will open at 18:00 and the 10km Night Run will start at 19:00 with Prize Giving at 20:30. This is a night run, a torch or headlamp is compulsory.


Online Entry at [Close on Monday 6 Oct.]

10km – R100.00

6km – R50.00


Late Entry Fees:

10km – R130.00

6km – R60.00


10km Night Run 2014 -What’s the red cow doing in town?

An international financial services brand founded in Hermanus. What do they do? “We full-fill the dreams of South Africans living abroad by moving retirement annuities, preservation funds and inheritances to their new home countries”. What else? They are patrons of Hermanus Rainbow Trust and sponsors of the Cliff Path Night Run.



Hermanus Whale Festival MTB Challenges – Saturday 11 October 2014


50, 30 & 18km MTB Challenges.


Enjoy the purpose build single track and bridges, awesome jeep tracks and farm roads winding through the vineyards and fynbos. Tough climbs will take you to breath-taking scenery and with very rewarding single track you will wind your way down the valley to the finish at Curro School.


Starting times;

50 km – 08:00

30 km – 08:15

18 km – 08:25

Online Entry at [Close on Wednesday 8 Oct.]

50 km – R150.00

30 km – R120.00

18 km – R90.00


Late registration opens at 07:00 at Curro School – Hermanus

50 km – R170.00

30 km – R150.00

18 km – R100.00

17km Mtb 2014

30km Mtb 2014

50km Mtb 2014



Medals to all finishers. Prize giving and lucky draw at 11h30



Hermanus Whale Festival Trail Runs – Saturday 11 October 2014


20 & 10km Trail Runs.

Beautiful mountain trails with river crossings and some lung bursting climbs will lead you through breath-taking scenery to amazing viewpoints. Winding through fynbos, vineyards, riverbeds and some mountain forests, the trails will lead you into the valley and slowly winding its way down again to the finish. A must do on all trail runners’ calendar and the perfect opportunity to join one of the fastest growing sports in South Africa.


Starting times:

20km – 8h30

10km – 8h35


Online Entry at [Close on Wednesday 8 Oct.]

20km – R125.00

10km – R100.00


Late registration opens at 07:00 at Curro School – Hermanus

20km – R150.00

10km – R120.00


10km Trail 2014

20km Trail 2014



Medals to all finishers. Prize giving and lucky draws at 11h30 at finishing venue at Curro School




Bergfiets Wegbreek – Donderdag 1 Mei 2014

Hierdie is ‘n gulde geleentheid om die ongelooflike nuwe bergfiets roetes in die Stanford omgewing te beproef. Ruim plaas paaie, heerlike ‘jeep tracks’ en doelgerigte ‘single tracks’.

Die natuurskoon is asemrowend en die roetes is so beplan dat daar vir elkeen van die familie ‘n uitdaging is. 20, 30 & 65 kms van ons mooiste nuwe bergroetes in die Akkedis gebergtes. Dan is daar ook die heerlike bymekaar kom by Oom Tat’s Restaurant vir heerlike sosaties, koffie, pannekoek en nog meer.

GPS ko-ordinate: 34⁰27 55.44⁰S & 19⁰35 43.62⁰E Julle deelname gaan die Hopeland Gemeenskaps Projek bystaan om die nodige fondse bymekaar te maak om ‘n broodnodige nasorgsentrum in Stanford tot stand te bring. This one is not for the medal, it’s for the miracle!

Fun in the Sun at Camphill School

The annual Camphill School Sports Challenge is always a highlight in the calendar. It is a way for the School to reach out to the wider Hermanus community, as well as friends from further afield, to share the joy of spending a morning in this beautiful corner of the Hemel en Aarde Valley.

This year was no different. On 22 February MTB cyclists and trail runners enthusiastically tackled the challenge of mastering the courses that had been laid out for them up hill and down dale across the Valley, while scores of walkers and less energetic runners, of all ages, wended their way along gentler routes beside the tranquil Onrus River. Whichever course they chose, all the participants were full of praise for the trails prepared by Hermanus Adventures, under the leadership of Paul du Toit of the Wine Village. They must be amongst the most scenic in the Western Cape.

Back at home base, a croquet match was in full swing and the children were splashing around in water balls and small canoes, or taking meandering pony rides. Of course, the inner man was not forgotten. What would a day in the country be without food? Between gargantuan, mouth-watering all-day breakfasts, finger-licking boerewors rolls and home-made ice cream, no one went away hungry.

Despite the fact that several other sporting events were taking place on the same day, attendance was good and everyone vowed to be back for more next year. Thanks to the added support of numerous generous donors, Camphill School was able to make a net profit of just under R28 000 for the day. This will help it to continue providing much-needed quality education and care to children with intellectual and other disabilities – mostly from disadvantaged communities – in this region.

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