Stilbaai Triathlon 2013

I took part in the 2012 Stilbaai Triathlon and loved it: even though only a small field had entered, nothing was spared and the set-up was full-on professional and provided such a great weekend away that I am tempted to keep it secret!

Where: Stilbaai
When: Saturday, 23 March 2013
Time: Open & Elite 08H00 / Corporate Relay 08H15
Cost: R350 individual, R550 team, R100 kids (if you are NOT a registered athlete at TSA you will pay an extra R100)
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Race report here; photos from the 2012 event below…

Entrance fee includes:

  • Technical top for all online entries till the 12th of March (12H00).
  • Goodie bag
  • Parking ticket
  • Transport for athletes and crew over the river
  • Entry into Pauline Bohnen Reserve
  • Full supported water points on 15 on the mountain bike leg and every 2.5km on running leg

Race entries will open on the 01 February 2013. Online entries can be done via

Swim (100m)

The swimming will be 100m, in the Goukou River with an outgoing tide. It is lowtide at 10H32, but the river is about 30-40 minutes “late”, so the swimmers will have a nice quick swim from the Jetty to the patch of sand at the caravan park. The transition will be in the Race Village on the beach.

The river is salt and a very safe option for the swimming leg. On the outgoing tide, the river is shallow and the support of the NSRI will help with the safety in the water. This is an ideal time of year for a warm and safe swim. The worst-case scenario will be if the South Easter is blowing very hard. There might be blue bottles in the water but an early morning swim at low tide will almost assure a problem-free experience.

Bike (32km)

Mountain biking (32km) options are open for 2012 and road biking (40km) will only be open for 2013. The mountain biking will go from the Race Village via the Pauline Bohnen Reserve to Melkhoutfontein and back to Stilbaai to the finishing area.

Run (10km of sand, 500m, gravel road, single track and tar road 500m)

The run starts with a dash across the beach to the river mouth where you are whisked across to the opposite bank in a rubber duck! From there you head past the harbor, through some dunes, and then onto the road to follow the river upstream to the bridge. Once across the bridge, you head back along the road to the Race Village.

This event is supported by the Western Province Triathlon Association and TSA.

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