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Please note:

  • Package Option 1 is inclusive of accommodation, meals and transfers between Augrabies Falls National Park and Augrabies Falls Lodge & Camp as included in the itinerary.

  • Package Option 2 excludes all accommodation, meals and transfers as included in the itinerary. Participants choosing this option are to arrange their own accommodation, meals and transport. Should you want to book the Welcome Dinner and/or the Prize-giving function, please contact Simoné at simone@kaem.co.za and make your booking in advance (no bookings at the event will be taken). The cost of these two dinners will be added to your Entry Invoice.

THURSDAY, 12 September 2024

15:00 – Registration at Augrabies Falls National Park

You will receive your chalet number and keys. Accommodation is booked on a shared basis.

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. For participants that will travel by Airlink to and from Upington Airport, KAEM arranges return bus transfer from Upington Airport to Augrabies Falls National Park. The bus leaves Upington Airport at 13:00. If you want to make use of this service, please book with Simoné at simone@kaem.co.za and ensure that you are at Upington Airport at 13:00. The bus will travel through Kakamas and stop at the Kalahari Gateway Hotel in Voortrekker Street at 14:00 to pick up participants. If you want to catch the bus at Kakamas Gateway Hotel, please book with Simoné at simone@kaem.co.za.

    Should your flight arrive later than 13:00 on 12 September, please arrange for your own transfer to Augrabies Falls and inform Simoné at simone@kaem.co.za.

    KAEM bus transfer costs:
    One-Way: ZAR 380
    Return: ZAR 760

  2. If you are travelling with your own transport to Augrabies Falls National Park, first go to the Augrabies Falls Lodge & Camp (4km from the Park) to collect a KAEM car sticker to allow you entrance into the Augrabies Falls National Park without having to pay entrance fees. The Chalets will be available from 15:00.

17:30 – Meet at the parking area of Augrabies Falls National Park, for transfer to the Augrabies Falls Lodge & Camp for the welcome dinner. A shuttle bus will transfer participants between the Park and the Lodge.

18:00 – Welcome dinner at the Augrabies Falls Lodge. During dinner you will be introduced and given your KAEM Goodie Bag.

If you have chosen Package Option 2 but would like to attend the Welcome Dinner, please contact Simoné at simone@kaem.co.za or +27 83 709 8170 and make your booking in advance.

20:30 – Bus leaves for the Park, where you will overnight.

FRIDAY, 13 September 2024

7:00 – 9:30 – Breakfast at Augrabies Falls National Park Restaurant

10:00 – Meet at the parking area of Augrabies Falls National Park, for transfer to the Augrabies Falls Lodge & Camp

10:30 – Race briefing, bag and medical checks

All participants must attend with full backpacks 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 a 1.5L 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 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

20:00 – Transfer back to the Park

SATURDAY, 14 September 2024

7:00 – Ensure that your running bottles are filled.

Take your luggage to the Conference Center at the Park to be locked away for the duration of the event. You will receive luggage labels in your goodie bag. Label each item clearly with your name and Bib number (do not hand in any loose items).

Please ensure that you sign for your luggage.

Make your way to the Start.

08:00 – Start of the 23nd Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon

SATURDAY, 14 September to FRIDAY, 20 September 2024

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

FRIDAY, 20 September 2024

Staggered start for the last leg.

10:00 – 13:00 – Participants finish the race. Finger lunch and refreshments at the Finish. Two refreshment drinks will be provided for each participant. Additional refreshments can be signed for and paid that evening.

14:00 – Sign and collect your luggage and your chalet keys. The chalets WILL NOT be available before 14:00.

17:30 – Meet at the parking area, Augrabies Falls National Park, for transfer to the Augrabies Falls Lodge & Camp for dinner.

18:00 – Dinner at Augrabies Falls Lodge & Camp.

20:30 – Transfer back to Augrabies Falls National Park

SATURDAY, 21 September 2024

Breakfast and lunch at the Augrabies Falls National Park Restaurant. 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.

If you have chosen Package Option 2 but would like to attend the Prize-giving function and dinner, please contact Simoné at simone@kaem.co.za or +27 83 709 8170 and make your booking in advance prior to the start of the event.

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.

SUNDAY, 22 September 2024

07:00 – Breakfast at the Augrabies Falls National Park Restaurant.

09:15 – Participants that will make use of the Transfer Bus to Upington Airport, meet at the parking Area in the Park.

09:30 – The bus leaves for Upington Airport.

10:00 – All other participants, vacate chalets by 10:00.

In case you need to catch the Intercape Bus at Kakamas in the evening, please make arrangements for transfer to Kakamas with Simone at simone@kaem.co.za.