Laingsburg Golf Course

The 9 hole 11 Tees Kikuyu covered golf course is a gem in the middle of the dry Karoo.The golf cource is built below the flood level where residential areas once were. Building remains from the flood are visible on parts of the course. The Laingsburg Golf Club bar and pool table are open on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

MMM Mountain Bike Race

Great Karoo, Small Karoo, Mountains and Beach. Chain Gang Events has managed to incorporate all of them in a 3-day stage mountain bike ride, namely the MMM MTB Race.

The race will start in the historic town of Laingsburg and will follow a route via Prince Albert, Oudtshoorn and the finish in Sedgefield. Excellent jeep and gravel tracks to test endurance and not so much technical MTB ability will be the order of the day and will incorporate the hospitality of the locals from the region.


3-day supported Stage Cycle event

Team (2 riders) and Solo entrants are welcome

Maximum 300 riders will be allowed and only pre-entries

Early Bird Entries close on 31 December 2013 thereafter a price increase applies

Date: 25-27 April 2014

CSA sanctioned event

Registration will be from Thursday 24th April 2013 at the Laingsburg Tourism office

First Stage will finish in Prince Albert - about 130km with 1200m of elevation

Second Stage will finish in Oudtshoorn - about 100km with 1700m of elevation

Finish will be in Sedgefield - about 100km with 1400m of elevation

Price will include Breakfast, Supper and a light Lunch on race days (excl. supper at Sedgefield)

Price includes 3 nights of Guest House accommodation per person sharing (Laingsburg, Prince Albert and Oudtshoorn) subject to availability

Price will include transport of 1 x Luggage bag from and to each accommodation place

Price is R6600 per team and Solo entrant fee is R3500. Single supplement and no accommodation provision is available on request.

Newton Karoo Marathon

Laingsburg’s mascot Karoo sheep & Zola Bud

Invitation to all runners

80km / 21,1km / 10km / 5km

4 October 2014

Newton, Zola Budd and Choppie, the Karoo Dorper sheep mascot of Laingsburg Tourism, invite you to come and share in the fun of the 44th Karoo Ultra Marathon in Laingsburg on 4 October 2014.  Laingsburg is only 260 km from Cape Town on the N1 highway north.

Choose one of these road races to be run in the fresh spring air of the country along a stretch of N1 and then on gravel roads through veld covered with wild flowers:

• “Af Choppie”  80 km

• “Lam Choppie”  21 / 10 / 5 km

With Zola Budd as celebrity participant and Laingsburg ambassador, this year promises to be the most rewarding yet for this well-known race in its 43rd year!

On friday evening the 3rd of October 2014 registration for the Karoo Ultra Marathon and other road races will take place for the athletes at the Laingsburg Flood Museum.  Stalls with mouth-watering treats as well as sport stalls will be set up around the Museum.

Added glamour will be provided by the winners of the annual Miss Laingsburg beauty pageant.  As in previous years the beauty queens and their princesses attend the gala Prize-Giving function of the Newton Karoo Ultra Marathon at the Laingsburg Sport Grounds JJ Ellis Hall on the Saturday evening 4 October 2014.   After the ceremony every athlete can enjoy a delicious plate of “Karoo Lamb” braaivleis with all the trimmings!  Real “Karoo Lamb” – you won’t find better anywhere!

If the cold winter has lured you into curling up at the fireside so that you have not been training as regularly as you should, you may not feel up to the 80km Ultra in the “Moordenaars Karoo”.  But don’t despair, look at the alternatives 21km or 10km or 5km !

Hope to see you there in Laingsburg on 4 October 2014, only a two and a half hour scenic drive from Cape Town.

Look out for Langman’s already familiar “Af Choppie Bakgat 80 banner” and the “Lam Choppie banner”, sponsored by Newton!

Langman is your casual 10:35 something, police escorted Newton “Af Choppie” bus driver for the last four years. 

For more information on the Newton Karoo Marathon races please contact Petro Buys or Elize Fisher at 023-551 1019.

Cheers till then from Zola and Langman


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