Wesbank Leopard Crawl

Mountain Bike & Trail Run Routes

The Leopard Crawl offers 3 mountain bike routes ( 72km, 45km and 18km ) as well as a challenging 12,5km trail run route. Family events include the 13km (08:00 | R40) and 5km fun ride/walk (09:15 | R25). Only same day entries allowed for these events.

All events will start at Wesbank Primary School in Park Road, Oudtshoorn.

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72KM Mountain Bike

Route & Elevation

Elevation: Min – 252m, Avg – 364m, Max – 559m

72km MTB Leopard Crawl

The 72 km and 45 km routes split as riders enter the training area of the Infantry School. The 72 km will follow a route consisting of single track and Jeep track in the training area for about 22 km before the first water point. There is another 15.5 km to cover before exiting the training area.
From this exit riders enter the farm Greylands and follow a Jeep track up to the farmhouse for about 4 km. Riders turn left on the Greylands/Lategansvlei gravel road and cross the R62 at Greylands. The second water point for the 72 km (at 40 km) will be at this crossing.
From the Greylands Water point riders follow the road to the De Zeekoe gravel road. Riders stay on this road for about 10 km and the turn left towards the Lucerne fields of De Zeekoe. Follow the Jeep track all the way along the Lucerne fields up to the third water point.

From the De Zeekoe water point riders follow the gravel road up to the R328 to Mossel Bay. Turn left, and after 150m, turn right on the gravel road to Safari Ostrich Farm. Riders follow the gravel road leading to Safari Ostrich Farm. Turn right before the Welgeluk Road and follow the gravel road running parallel with the Welgeluk Road. Enter the Welgeluk Road approximately 800m before the Show grounds. Turn left into the Show grounds. Follow the markers and exit the show grounds in Park road, 2km to the finish.

45KM Mountain Bike

Route & Elevation

Elevation: Min – 252m, Avg – 310m, Max – 407m

45km MTB Leopard Crawl

The 45 km will follow a shorter route in the training area consisting mainly of Jeep Track. After 7.3 km the 45 km exits the training area at the same gate as the 72 km. From this exit riders enter the farm Greylands and follow a Jeep track up to the farmhouse for about 4 km. Riders turn left on the Greylands/Lategansvlei gravel road and cross the R62 at Greylands. The first water point for the 45km (at 20 km) will be at this crossing.

From the Greylands Water point riders follow the road to the De Zeekoe gravel road. Riders stay on this road for about 10 km and the turn left towards the Lucerne fields of De Zeekoe. Follow the Jeep track all the way along the Lucerne fields up to the second water point for the 45 km route.

From the De Zeekoe water point riders follow the gravel road up to the R328 to Mossel Bay. Turn left, and after 150 m, turn right on the gravel road to Safari Ostrich Farm. Riders follow the gravel road leading to Safari Ostrich Farm. Turn right before the Welgeluk Road and follow the gravel road running parallel with the Welgeluk Road. Enter the Welgeluk Road approximately 800m before the Show grounds. Turn left into the Show grounds. Follow the markers and exit the show grounds in Park road, 2km to the finish.

18KM Mountain Bike

Route & Elevation

Elevation: Min – 275m, Avg – 350m, Max – 325m

18km MTB Leopard Crawl

The 18 km route is a much easier route. The race starts with a neutral zone down in Park Road to the Show grounds. At the Show Grounds the race begins along the railway track. It joins the 72 km and 45 km at the last water point at De Zeekoe, about 13 km before the finishing line. From the De Zeekoe water point riders follow the gravel road up to the R328 to Mossel Bay. Turn left, and after 150 m, turn right on the gravel road to Safari Ostrich Farm.

Riders follow the gravel road leading to Safari Ostrich Farm. Turn right before the Welgeluk Road and follow the gravel road running parallel with the Welgeluk Road. Enter the Welgeluk Road approximately 800m before the Show grounds. Turn left into the Show grounds. Follow the markers and exit the show grounds in Park road, 2km to the finish.

12,5KM Trail Run

Route & Elevation

Elevation: Min – 310m, Avg – 349m, Max – 407m

12,5km Trail Run Leopard Crawl

The 12.5km trail run starts at Wesbank Primary School in Park road. Runners will follow the road in a northern direction and cross the R62, into what is known as Zeelandsnek. Runners will turn left and then enter a Tortoise Reserve area. This section will be single track. The single track becomes a Jeep track toward the water reservoirs. The Jeep track once again becomes a single track up to the first water point at 4km. From water point 1 you will enter the quad bike track and follow the route marks towards the R62.

After crossing the R62 you will enter the Safari Ostrich Farm grounds. Keep on the Jeep track towards the R328 to Mossel Bay. You turn right and stay on the road for 300m. Turn left onto the Safari Ostrich Farm grounds again. Stay on the Jeep track passing the second water point at 8km. The Jeep track will lead to the railway track where you turn left towards Oudtshoorn. As you enter Oudtshoorn, stay to the left of Park road until you finish at the school.

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