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

Please note: Accommodation offered as part of any given entry package for the Chardonnay, Pinotage and Shiraz 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.

Aanhouwen Cottages
082 299 5667

Apple Mountain Guest Farm
021 849 8771
Guest House

Apricot Gardens
076 508 6484 |
Boutique 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

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

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

Vehicle and Bike Transfers

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, AND / OR;
Option 2. From Oak Valley Race Village to the finish in Hermanus, OR;
Option 3. From Lourensford Estate to the finish in Hermanus

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

Book your car transfer online now

Taxi & Shuttle transfers between Cape Town Int Airport, Lourensford, Oak Valley and Hermanus will be serviced by Sport24Hours Taxis and Shuttle.

Rates for a shared shuttle, minimum 4 passengers, without bikes (bikes are R100 extra)
Cape Town to Lourensford @ R150
Oak Valley to Lourensford @ R150
Hermanus to Oak Valley @ 220
Hermanus to Lourensford @ R270
Hermanus to Cape Town Int. Airport @ R480
Hermanus to Cape Town @ R520

Rates for a private transfer, up to 4 passengers, without bikes (bikes are R100 extra)
Cape Town Int Airport to Lourensford @ R650
Cape Town to Lourensford @ R650
Oak Valley to Lourensford @ R980
Hermanus to Oak Valley @ R1450
Hermanus to Lourensford @ R1450
Hermanus to Cape Town Int Airport @ R1550
Hermanus to Cape Town @ R1700

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

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 |

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We transport bicycles from Gauteng and surrounding provinces. We collect from your home or office. We have the capacity to transport from 14 to 70 Bicycles in three different size trailers. We also offer an additional service package for your bicycle at Oak Valley for the 2 days that you finish there.
Contact Wynand Theron
082 334 4274 |

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 PTA 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 |

The Cycle Transfer Company
Transporting bicycles from Centurion but extended to Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North West Province, Limpopo and on the route down to the Western Cape.
Contact Christo van den Bergh
083 448 8264 |
Book your bike online at

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

My Velo Bicycle Transport
Transporting your bike from Gauteng to Wines2whales – We do not disassemble bikes, turn handlebars or hang them. Bikes are transported in a closed trailer where each bike gets its own Thule bike rack and is well protected with no friction with other bikes. Multiple drop off points between Johannesburg and Pretoria, we also offer a door to door service.
Contact Fabian – 0829298693

Bike Services

The 2018 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: Limited booking space may be available, so we would suggest you book your spot as soon possible if you plan to make use of any of the services listed below.

Our package include the following:

  1. A wash, clean and lube after Day 1 and Day 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.

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

Tech Zone has been the preferred neutral tech support at the Wines2Whales since November 2010 and are stoked to once again offer tech support at the Wines2Whales 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:

BMT Stellenbosch will once again be offering our super Wines2Whales service packages for the 2018 edition. As per usual you will bring your bike straight to our service tent, enjoy the complimentary Stellenbrau beer and let us get your bike ready for the following day. As this year’s race offers the 9-day Jeroboam option we have created a second package.

How It Works:
After stage 1 and 2 you will bring your bike to our dedicated stand, we will do what is needed to your bike with love and then put it in the bike park, ready for you to collect it the next morning.

Please don’t give your bike to the bike wash crew, we will take care of everything.

Package Options:

Package 1: Full service Package – Cost R1250
What you get: Bike washed and lubed, basic service plus, Sealant checked and topped up.

BB & Headset service: extra R250 per day

With BB and headset package: R1500 per package

Any parts fitted are charged to riders on the final day

Package 2: Jeroboam package (nine days) – Cost R3000
What you get: Bike washed and lubed, basic service plus BB & Headset service, Sealant checked and topped up.

Any parts fitted are charged to riders on the final day

How to Book:
Bookings can be emailed to us at or call Geordie on +27 21 887 3417. Bookings will be confirmed once payment has been received. Please e mail proof of payment to

Please supply us with your bike details: Make, Model and model year and please mention any custom parts installed. Please also let us know which edition you are doing (Chardonnay etc.)

We recommend that you bring your bike to BMT Stellenbosch for a pre -race service or just a check to minimise any surprises at the race. (custom parts or odd hangers etc.) Looking forward to looking after you and your bike!

Team BMT Stellenbosch

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
• Overnight lock-up

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

Conrad Venter – 073 891 0375

We offer a minor service after Day 1 and 2.

We will wash and clean, check brake pads, gears, sealant top up if necessary and test every bike after service.
We will keep all the bikes locked up under our tent in the evenings.

We offer a massage package as well this year, to help you recover after each stage. So you get everything under one big tent.

Contact person: Johan
079 973 4771
023 3472958

Francois Esterhuizen is the Owner/Manager of ManicCycles and offers excellent advice and shares first hand cycling knowledge with anyone seeking more information on anything cycling related. His dynamic and energetic approach combined with his passion about cycling  makes every visit to the Manic Cycles shop an experience.

Contact person: Francois

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.

Click here to see our various packages on offer and book yours today!


Local Bike Shops

The FNB W2W supports 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)
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 Chardonnay, Pinotage and Shiraz. At our shop as well as at the start we can cater 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
021- 8551106 |

We at the Hanger Bike Co. are behind and support local racing.
Contact us for your pre race needs!

Booking required.

William’s Bike Shop has had an association with Wines2Whales stretching back some 6 or 7 years.
We are situated in the village of Somerset West at Shop 8B, Oak Street. Our contact details are:
021 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.

Myburgh Street
Somerset West
(4km from Lourensford Farm)
021 851 5613 |

Velo Life has now grown into a household name in the Helderberg Cycling Community. Our friendly staff are eager to assist you with any enquiries related to cycling and would love to share their passion for the sport with you.

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, taping and general advice 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:

  • Day 1 & Day 2: every half an hour, 12h30 – 20h30, with a compulsory break from 18h00 – 19h00 for the Race briefing and supper; and
  • Massage on Day 3 by prior arrangement.

Cost of post-race massage:

  • 30 minute massage slot @ R300
  • 60 minute massage slot @ R500


  • 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.

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 recommended emergency app for the FNB W2W MTB events since 2014. We recommend all riders download the app for the event. Click below for more information on how to use the app.

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