Hermanus lies along Walker Bay on the south coast of the Western Cape. It is located about 115 km southeast of Cape Town and is connected to the Mother City by the R43 highway (or coastal R44 scenic route) and N2 motorway. The R43 continues to Cape Agulhas, the most southerly point of Africa. Hermanus is 40 km from Gansbaai, a famous spot where one can dive amongst the Great White Sharks. It is also notable that Hermanus still boasts a historic railway station building without a railway line. The founders of the town decided not to lay any tracks as this would have made Hermanus more commercial and felt that Hermanus needed to stay a small Fisherman’s Village. To this day the locals still refer to it as “the village.”
Walkerbay Xtreme (WBX) invite extreme sports men,woman of the world to partake in a spectator and family friendly weekend festival of events, organized and run by Walker Bay Extreme Hermanus.
WBX brings expert designed events & courses for the extreme sports fanatic & athletes to harness Strength, Skill, Stamina & Speed into the WBX Hermanus extreme Sports Festival. Spectators can expect a weekend festival packed with outdoor extreme events, Expo’s, Stalls, Live Entertainment, Day Care & the WBX extreme events!
Athletes can visit the WBX website for registration and detailed information about listed events. Events include:
- Open Water Xtreme Swimming
- Urban Xtreme Cycling,
- Cliff Path Xtreme Running,
- Sea & Sand Xtreme Marathon,
- Walkerbay Xtreme Triathlon,
- Blue Water Xtreme Sup,
- Old Harbour Xtreme Foot Up Trails,
- Muscle Mania Xtreme Strong Man,
- Seagull Xtreme Paragliding,
- Tough Mother Xtreme Crossfit.
Walkerbay Xtreme (WBX) aim to bring the extreme sporting community to compete in the versatile and beautiful setting of the Overberg town, Hermanus. Promoting environment friendly extreme sports WBX strive to support Hermanus businesses and create a platform for experienced brands and athletes to show case and compete. Supporting local sea rescue mission, SEE & SAND and affiliated charity organizations WBX boasts a positive perspective to preserve community STRENGTH, local business STAMINA & extreme sport SKILL & SPEED!
The Walkerbay Extreme team believes that the up and coming festival is going to be an unforgeable experience. The expertise in each field created clever, tangible sensory experiences for competitors,spectators and sponsors to which all are channeled through event marketing platforms to engage profiled people.
CREATING seamlessly integrated, 360 degree concepts
• Boosting the economy & Tourism
• Fostering community pride & Charity organizations
• Social and business growth
• Strengthening relationships with in community