The Mamusa Challenge – Ride in the Wild

The leading bunch heading out at last years Mamusa Challenge – Photo supplied

The leading bunch heading out at last years Mamusa Challenge – Photo supplied

Don’t miss out on an experience of a lifetime at UURPAN SAFARI LODGE situated 10km from Schweizer Reneke in the picturesque countryside of North West province.  The whole family can enjoy an adventure in nature.You will sweat, you will suffer, but you will enjoy every moment and never forget this awesome experience.

We also offer a trail run for the running freaks and a short dash for the kiddies. Afterwards, while watching the sun set colourfully behind the thorn trees, join your fellow competitors, supporters and spectators for a true Boere-hospitality braai on North Western soil.

Escape the city and experience something new this weekend at the Mamusa Challenge. Something for the whole family with mountain biking and trail running.


70km, 30km and 10km mountain bike. Start and finish is at Uurpan Safari Lodge, a stunning venue 10km outside Schweizer Reyneke. For the first half of the 70km MTB route you will ride through some of Uurpan’s beautiful scenery on custom-made singletrack. There will also be enough jeep track and dirt road for the racing snakes to pass the slower riders – who are here to enjoy the scenery. After a few short but technical climbs, you leave Uurpan and cross the Christiana tar road where you will be riding on the outskirts of Schweizer. After crossing the Vryburg tar road you enter some of the local farming area. It is flat and fast until you hit short but steep climbs bringing you back to Schweizer. A quick visit to Wentzel dam takes you through Schweizer where you will cross over the Hartsriver and back to Uurpan.


12km and 5km. The 12km trail run is not an easy run but won’t be difficult for intermediate trail runners. Around 60% of the course is singletrack and there are moderate hills which are not very long or steep. It’s a scenic course that goes through the lodge.

The 30km and 10km MTB routes and the trail runs all take place at Uurpan.

Start times:
9h00 (70km), 9h15 (30km) and 9h30 (10km)
300m Toddler run will start at 8h15 (2-5 years)

Entertainment for the whole family!

GPS coordinates / directions:

Gate: S 27′ 16.270′ E 025′ 22.642′

Lodge: S 27′ 16.145′ E 025′ 21.744′

Schweizer Reyneke is situated in the North West province, approx two hour’s hour drive from Potchefstroom and Bloemfontein.

Race entries


Pieter van Zyl 082 899 1377

PG van Zyl 082 441 9584

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