Seen here:  Danie Marais claims gold at the inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile at the picturesque Eikenhof Dam (Grabouw Country Club, Western Cape) in 2015.  Marais completed the swim in a well-deserved time of 17 minutes 41 seconds.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Volume Photography

Entries are open for the Western Cape’s most exciting open water swim, the Sanlam Cape Mile.  Returning to the Eikenhof Dam at the picturesque Grabouw Country Club on Sunday, 07 February 2016 entrants can choose between an exhilarating 1 mile (1.6km) and a refreshing 500m swim.

“The Sanlam Cape Mile was tremendously well received in its maiden year,” says Michael Mayer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.  “With just over 1000 entrants in 2015 and an exciting sprint finish between Elite entrants Danie Marais and Myles Brown, the inaugural event could not have ended on a higher note.

We look forward to building on this excitement and invite swimmers to come enjoy a memorable experience that is sure to be rivaled by no other.”

“It was fantastic to see so many participants taking on the challenge alongside some of the country’s leading swimmers in the Cape Mile last year. It was also heart-warming to see the huge number of spectators, family and friends who came along to support their loved ones” says Johan van der Merwe, CEO: Sanlam Investments. “I have no doubt that with our Sanlam sponsorship we can grow the Sanlam Cape Mile into one of SA’s premier open-water swims.”


Date: Sunday, 07 February 2016
Venue:  Eikenhof Dam, Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape)
Entry Fee:  1 mile (1.6km) / R170.00
  500m / R70.00
Entries Open: Tuesday, 08 September 2015

Follow us on Twitter:  @CapeMile

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The Sanlam Cape Mile is sanctioned by the Western Province Aquatics.

CLICK HERE to view last year’s highlights video.

For more information on the Sanlam Cape Mile please contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045 or 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.

Visit www.sanlam.com or follow us at @sanlam.

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