The first 4 kilometres take you from Makhanda Industrial area up a climb to the top of Mountain Drive, this is a neutral zone and the race only starts once cyclists reach the gravel road. There is a rocky single track down from the Toposcope which can be a bit hair raising for some. The decent down the valley on the Southwell road is steep but it is tarred. It is important to keep left and keep a slow pace on the blind corners. The rest of the route is on country gravel road with some smooth downhills and a couple of uphills to keep you honest.
The 70km race adds a 17km stretch through jeep track & single track in Albany Trails past Sibuya Game Reserve, there is a chance of seeing any of the big 5. Both 58km and 70km events finish with a steep decent through The Riverview Waterfront Estate and conclude at Port Alfred Country Club, French Street (not the PA Golf Club).
For spectators please note there is only one entrance to the Port Alfred Country Club for parking, please enter through Atherstone Road.