Sanlam Cape Mile entries open

Seen here:  Swimmers at the start of the 2017 Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Entries are open for the Western Cape’s most exciting open water swim, the Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments.

Celebrating its 4th anniversary in 2018, the Sanlam Cape Mile will return to the majestic Eikenhof Dam at the Grabouw Country Club on Sunday, 18 February 2018.  Entrants can choose between an exhilarating 1 mile (1.6km) and a refreshing 500m swim.

“The Sanlam Cape Mile continues to grow from strength to strength,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.  “In 2015 the event attracted close to 1000 swimmers.  This is no small feat for an inaugural event.  In 2016 the entry total grew to just over 1500, while in 2017 just over 2000 swimmers toed the line at the Eikenhof Dam.  We would like to continue this trend in 2018.  Featuring both a 500m and 1.6km swim, the Sanlam Cape Mile caters for swimmers between the ages of 13 – 60+.  Together with the support of Sanlam Investments, Speedo and all our other valued sponsors we look forward to welcoming swimmers to the Western Cape’s most exciting open water swim where families and friends can expect a memorable experience like no other.”

“The sport of open-water swimming requires dedication, meticulous preparation and a high-performance culture, which is not unlike the process we go through in managing client investments. We look forward to seeing this event grow from strength to strength”, says Carl Rootman, Chief Executive: Sanlam Investments Retail. “Stillwater Sports has done some unbelievable work to ensure this event is world class, with broad appeal for everyone from novices to open-water swimming professionals. Not only does it offer an exciting and memorable swimming experience, but it’s also a day of fun for the entire family”.


Date: Sunday, 18 February 2018
Venue:  Eikenhof Dam, Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape)
Entry Fee:  R90 / 500m
  R190 / 1 Mile (1.6km)
  R400 per team / 4x 1000m (R100 per swimmer)
  R600 / 5 x Mile swim
Online Entries Close: Wednesday, 31 January 2018

“The Sanlam Cape Mile is a slick, well organized and all-inclusive swim which caters for the whole family,” says Deidre Scodeller, Speedo Brand General Manager.  “It’s inspiring to see how the event has grown over the years.  Swimming is an all-over body workout that results in a healthy body, a healthy mind and you being #SpeedoFit.  We look forward to welcoming all swimmers (professional, social, previous participants and new comers) to the start line in 2018.”

Twitter:  @CapeMile

Facebook page:  Cape Mile

Instagram:  @CapeMile

To have a look at the 2017 highlights videoCLICK HERE  

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


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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