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ITINERARY

THURSDAY, 6 October 2022

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.

PLEASE NOTE:
On the entry form you will be asked to tick the Transfer (Upington International Airport to Augrabies Falls return) required boxes. The cost of Transfer one-way is R 350 and both ways R 700. In case you tick these boxes, the cost will be added onto the Entry Fee of R 29,000.

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.)

KAEM Management will await you at the Park’s Conference Centre where you will collect your chalet keys. Accommodation is booked on a sharing basis in the chalets at the Augrabies Falls National Park.

18:30 – Meet at the Parking Area, Augrabies Falls National Park, for transfer to the Augrabies Falls Lodge for the welcome dinner. A shuttle bus will fund to and from the Park to the Lodge.

19:00 – Welcome dinner at the Augrabies Falls Lodge. During dinner you will be introduced and given your KAEM Goodie Bag.

FRIDAY, 7 October 2022

Use your breakfast voucher at the Quiver Tree Restaurant at the Augrabies Falls National Park, anytime from 7:00am to 9:30.

10:00 – Meet at the Parking Area, Augrabies Falls National Park, for transfer to the Augrabies Falls Lodge for Briefing, Bag and Medical Checks.

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.

12:30 – Burger Lunch
14:00 – Transfer back to Augrabies Falls National Park
17:30 – Meet at the Parking Area, Augrabies Falls National Park, for transfer to Augrabies Falls Lodge for dinner.
18:00 – Dinner at the Lodge
19:30 – Transfer back to the Park

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

SATURDAY, 8 October 2022 – 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 labelled 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, 8 October 2022 to FRIDAY, 14 October 2022

Event Race. Each day is detailed on the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon Roadbook.

FRIDAY, 14 October 2022

Staggered start for the last leg.

10:00 – 13:00 Participants finish the race.

Platter ‘finger snacks’ and refreshments will be available as you finish. Two refreshment drinks will be provided to each participant. Additional 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.

18:00 – Meet at the Parking Area, Augrabies Falls National Park, for transfer to the Augrabies Falls Lodge for dinner.

20:30 to 21:00 – Transfer back to Augrabies Falls National Park
Accommodation based on a shared basis at the Augrabies Falls National Park. 

SATURDAY, 15 October 2022

Use your breakfast and lunch vouchers at the Quiver Tree Restaurant.
The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure.

16:30 – Meet at the Parking Area, Augrabies Falls National Park, for transfer to the Augrabies Falls Lodge for the Prize Giving function and dinner.
After dinner party.

21:30 – Transfer back to Augrabies Falls National Park. You may stay later, provided that you have made arrangements for transport back to Augrabies Falls National Park.

Accommodation on shared basis at Augrabies Falls National Park.

SUNDAY, 16 October 2022

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 tick the applicable Transfer Boxes on your entry form or contact Simoné at simone@kaem.co.za