The 2022 Absa Cape Epic – Spectators Welcome!

The 2022 Absa Cape Epic is upon us: this time we can be spectators, watching the world's best tackle the trails of the Western Cape.

The Bicycling Editors |

In 2021, teams tackled the Absa Cape Epic without the ringing of bells, without the cheers of encouragement, and without the trailside excitement that spectators bring. But in 2022, that’s no longer the case as spectators are now allowed to attend the Absa Cape Epic.


The prologue of the 2022 Absa Cape Epic isn’t at UCT… just in case you had made plans for the Dead Man’s Tree Party: After eight years, the Prologue returns to the Lourensford Wine Estate, in Somerset West.

Important information for fans attending the Absa Cape Epic: 

Due to the extension of the National State of Disaster announced on 15 March 2022, we advise that according to South African government regulations in Government Gazette 45329 Vol 676 dated 15 October 2021, spectators visiting the race villages of the 2022 Absa Cape Epic will be required to show proof of full vaccination.

There are some important considerations, though, before you dust off the pompoms and head out:

Private property

Spectator points are on private property. Please respect the Covid-19 safety protocols in place at the venues.

No outside assistance allowed

Spectators are not allowed to assist riders – even holding a bike while a rider pumps the tyre can earn them a penalty or disqualification. The only assistance a spectator can give a rider is a good cheer.

Safety for all
Please obey the marshals and traffic instructions and be polite. They are there to ensure the safety of not only the riders but of you, the spectators, too. Please adhere to the event Covid-19 protocols in place at the time of the event.

Keep it tidy
Please do not litter or smoke, the race passes through some pristine environments, as well as gorgeous farmlands, and we would hate not to be invited back. Please respect private property. Much of the race takes place on conservation sites and specific access rules apply. Please familiarise yourself with them in advance.

Follow the signs
All spectator points will be signposted, if in doubt, follow the signage. GPS location points that are integrated into Google Maps will be able to direct you to the spectator point. Simply click on the Google Maps link for each spectator point and follow the directions from Google Maps.

Controlled crossings
At times the race will intersect with access routes. Please adhere to the traffic marshals’ instructions at these points. These are not suitable spectators points so please proceed to the next designated spectator area before stopping to view the race. Never park along the race route.


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