Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw

Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw is the biggest XTERRA event in the world, with over 2000 XTERRA Warriors battling it out for the coveted title of South African XTERRA Champion. There are also numerous age group qualification slots up for grabs for the XTERRA World Championship held annually in October in Hawaii.

Over the years, Grabouw has become synonymous with XTERRA. The unforgiving yet extremely beautiful and rewarding terrain provides a fair and awesome challenge to all Warriors. Whether it’s busting a lung on the tough climbs of the MTB leg or sprinting for glory during the run leg on the soft sand of the dam’s beach, Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw will push you to your limits while invigorating you at the same time. This is an event that has become a true celebration of South Africa’s healthy and active lifestyle. Overseas visitors are always in awe of the culture and atmosphere that Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw has created.


Event Date Start time
Fedhealth XTERRA Kids Friday, 19 February 2016 16h00
Fedhealth XTERRA Full Saturday, 20 February 2016 08h00
Fedhealth XTERRA Lite Sunday, 21 February 2016 09h00
Pre-entries open Thursday, 17 September 2015
Pre-entries close Thursday, 11 February 2016


The Ultimate Warrior Challenge will be event specific. XTERRA Warriors competing in both the FULL and the LITE event, over one weekend will stand a chance to win spectacular sponsor prizes!



Route maps, profiles and descriptions

Grabouw, situated in the Western Cape atop the Sir Lowry’s Pass, is a mountain paradise for the outdoor enthusiast.

For the XTERRA Warrior, Grabouw offers the opportunity to mountain bike in widely varying conditions. From gravel fire roads to rough jeep track and technically challenging single track, pine plantations to Cape Fynbos. Surface conditions are also varied, from ragged rocky conditions, pine needle covered trail, loose gravel and of course the ubiquitous sand! Grabouw is NOT flat, you will need to have your climbing legs with you and you will need your descending skills finely tuned. It is, after all, the XTERRA South African Championship forming part of the XTERRA World Circuit!

Route maps, profiles and descriptions will be updated shortly.

Directions to Elgin Grabouw Country Club

  • Take the N2 towards Grabouw
  • Turn left on OUdebrug Road (R321)
  • Turn left onto Worcester street
  • Follow the road until you see the train track and Elgin Grabouw country club sign
  • Take the dirt road to the Elgin Grabouw country club.