Dam level looks great for 2019 Sanlam Cape Mile

Seen here:  Swimming enthusiasts enjoying the action of the 4th annual Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments in 2018. 

Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Eleven months after donating 10 billion litres of water to the Cape Town water supply, and with just-over one month to go to the 5th annual Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments (taking place on Sunday, 17 February 2019) the Eikenhof Dam boasts a water level of over 70%.

“At the beginning of 2018 Day Zero was a real concern,” admits Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “However at just under 40% in February, the dam level was still high enough for us to host a safe and fun filled event in 2018.  With things looking up for 2019 we look forward to celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Sanlam Cape Mile with dam levels exceeding 55%.”

According to Willie Landman, General Manager Elgin Grabouw Country Club at the end of February 2018 the dam level was at 38.94% vs. 58.20% in 2017.  “If the irrigation schedule goes according to plan in 2019, the Eikenhof dam levels should be approximately 55% to 65% in February.  This is great news for the Sanlam Cape Mile, a fantastic event that is great for both the local community and tourism.  Sunday, 17 February is a very important date on our calendar.  We look forward to the event every year.”

Celebrating its 5th anniversary at the Eikenhof Dam (Elgin-Grabouw Country Club, Western Cape) on Sunday, 17 February 2019, the Western Cape’s premier open water swim, the Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments will boast two exciting distances:  a 1 mile (1.6km) and a refreshing 500m swim.

EVENT INFORMATIONSanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments

Date: Sunday, 17 February 2019
Venue:  Eikenhof Dam (Elgin-Grabouw Country Club, Western Cape)
Events: 1 mile / 5x 1 mile / 500m individual / 500m team relay (4 members per team)
Categories & Entry Fees: 1x mile / R200.00

5x mile / R600.00

500m / R100.00

500m team relay (4 member team) / R400.00 (R100.00 per swimmer)

Start Times: 08:30 – 1 mile

Male and Female U/13
Male & Female 51-60years
Male & Female 60+ years

5x 1 mile – Charity Mile Swim

  09:151 mile

Male & Female 41-50 years

5x 1 mile – Charity Mile Swim

  10:00 – 1 mile

Male & Female 31-40years

5x 1 mile – Charity Mile Swim

  10:45 – 1 mile

Male & Female: Elite

5x 1 mile – Charity Mile Swim

  11:30 – 1 mile

Male & Female 14-30 years

5x 1 mile – Charity Mile Swim

  12:15 – 500m

Male & Female:  U/13

Male & Female:  Open

  12:45 500m:

Parents and Children

  13:25 – 4 x 500m Team Relay

The first 2 000 swimmers (entered and paid) will receive a technical event t-shirt, while all swimmers will receive a branded swimming mesh bag.

Twitter:  @CapeMile

Facebook page:  Cape Mile

Instagram:  @cape_mile

The Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments is the perfect warm-up swim for the largest XTERRA in the world, XTERRA Grabouw which will take place at the same venue the following weekend (Saturday, 23 and Sunday, 24 February 2019).

For more information or to enter the Sanlam Cape Mile please visit www.stillwatersports.com, contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045 or email entries@stillwatersports.com 


Sanlam is a leading financial services group listed on the JSE Limited and the Namibian Stock Exchange. Established in 1918 as a life insurance company, the South Africa-based Sanlam Group has transformed into a diversified financial services business. Through its four business clusters – Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments and Santam  ̶  the Group provides comprehensive and tailored financial solutions to individual and institutional clients across all market segments.

The Group’s areas of expertise include insurance, financial planning, retirement, trusts, wills, short-term insurance, asset management, risk management and capital market activities, investment and wealth. The Group operates in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Mozambique, India, Malaysia and the United Kingdom and has business interests in the USA, Australia and the Philippines. It has a stake in leading global micro-insurance specialists, UK-based Micro-Ensure Holdings Limited, which has a footprint across Africa and India servicing more than 10 million enrolled clients.

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