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FRIDAY, 15 October 2021

Arrive approximately 15:00 at Augrabies Falls National Park.

Please note:

  • If you have arranged to meet the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon group at Upington Airport and travel together by Bus to Augrabies Falls National Park, you have to be at the Airport by 12:50 to load your luggage. The Bus will leave Upington Airport at 13:00.
  • If you have arranged to meet the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon group at Kakamas and travel together by Bus to Augrabies Falls National Park, you have to be at the Kalahari Gateway Hotel in Voortrekker Street at 13:50. The Bus will arrive at 14:00 or shortly thereafter to load your luggage. The Bus will leave Kakamas as soon as all participants’ luggage are loaded.


IMPORTANT!! IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING WITH YOUR OWN TRANSPORT, GO TO THE AUGRABIES FALLS LODGE FIRST TO COLLECT YOUR CAR STICKER TO ALLOW YOU ENTRANCE INTO THE PARK. THE ROOMS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM 15:00.
(THE LODGE IS ONLY 4KM FROM THE PARK.)

16:30 – Meet at the Parking Area, Augrabies Falls National Park, for transfer to the Augrabies Falls Lodge for Briefing, Bag and Medical check and Dinner.

17:00 – Briefing for all KAEM participants. All participants must attend with their full packs and equipment. Once the briefing is finished, the compulsory bag, equipment and medical checks will commence. You will be given a printed list with items that need to be checked. After all checks are completed, your list will be signed. Hand in your signed list at the last table where you will be given your Bib with your race number, and a bottle of water which must be used to fill your running bottles for Day 1 Start to CP 1

19:00 – Welcome Dinner

20:30 – Transfer back to the Park

Accommodation booked on a sharing basis at the Augrabies Falls National Park.

SATURDAY, 16 October 2021 – start of the desert foot race
Ensure that your running bottles are filled.
07:30 Take your luggage (which will be locked away for the duration of the event) to the Conference Center. Make sure that each item is clearly labeled with your name and bib number. Do not hand in any loose items. Two baggage labels are included in your information wallet. Please ensure that you sign for your luggage.
Make your way to the start.
08:00 Start of the 21st Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon.

SATURDAY, 16 October 2021 to FRIDAY, 22 October 2021
Each day is detailed on the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon Roadbook.

FRIDAY, 22 October 2021
Staggered start for the last leg.
10:00 – 13:00 Participants finish the race. Platter ‘finger foods’ and refreshments will be available as you finish. Refreshments can be signed for and paid for that evening.
14:00 Once everyone has finished the race, sign for and collect your luggage and your chalet keys. The chalets WILL NOT be available before 14:30.
17:00 Meet at the Parking Area, Augrabies Falls National Park, for transfer to the Augrabies Falls Lodge for the Prize-Giving function. After dinner, Simon will entertain you. Do you know the words of “Sunset, Rivers, Rocks and Sand and Space…” yet?
22:00 Transfer back to the Augrabies Falls National Park. You may stay later, but please ensure that you have made arrangements for transfer back to the Augrabies Falls National Park.
Accommodation based on a shared basis at the Augrabies Falls National Park. 

SATURDAY, 23 October 2021
07:00 Use your breakfast voucher at the Quiver Tree Restaurant at the Augrabies Falls National Park.

If you have arranged to travel with the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon group by Bus to Kakamas or Upington International Airport:

09:15 Meet at the Car Park and board the Bus.
09:30 Depart Augrabies Falls National Park.
10:00 Participants travelling with the Intercape Bus from Kakamas will be dropped off at the Kalahari Gateway Hotel.
11:30 Participants travelling with Airlink back to Johannesburg or Cape Town will be dropped off at the Upington International Airport.

In case you would like to make your booking on the KAEM bus travelling from and to Upington International Airport to Augrabies Falls National Park, please contact us, or email Genevieve at gen@kaem.co.za