Thursday, 30 October

09:00

Check in at OR Tambo Airport, Terminal B, Airlink Counter, for your flight SA8767 to Upington.

11:00 Depart:  Johannesburg
12:30

Arrive:  Upington
On arrival in Upington, board the InterCape Coach for your 120km transfer to the Augrabies Falls National Park.  Nadia will be waiting for you at the Conference Centre where you will collect your chalets keys  and  ‘goodies bag’ which will include your KAEM documentation, route/map booklet.
Balance of afternoon at leisure.The accommodation is booked on a sharing basis in the chalets at the Augrabies Falls National Park.

IMPORTANT!!  IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING WITH YOUR OWN TRANSPORT, GO TO THE AUGRABIES FALLS LODGE FIRST TO COLLECT YOUR CAR STICKER TO ALLOW YOU ENTRANCE INTO THE PARK.  THE ROOMS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM 15:00. (THE LODGE IS ONLY 4KM FROM THE PARK.)

19:00

Meet at the Parking Area, Augrabies Falls National Park, for transfer to the Augrabies Falls Lodge for dinner.  A shuttle will run to and from the Park to the Lodge.

19:30 Typical South African ‘potjie’ dinner at the Augrabies Falls Lodge. 
   

Friday, 31 October

Use your breakfast voucher at the Quiver Tree Restaurant at the Augrabies Falls National Park
At leisure until 10:30. 

10:30

Runners’ briefing.  All runners must attend with their full packs and equipment.
Once the briefing is finished, start the compulsory equipment and medical checks. 
Equipment checks will be done at specific tables, each table having allocated bib numbers.  Once the compulsory equipment is checked, your list will be signed.  Take this list for your medical checks and have it signed off here too.
Hand in your signed list to the last table and you will be given your running bib and a bottle of water which must be used to fill your running bottles for Day 1, Start to CP 1.

12:00 Platter ‘finger foods’ for lunch.
18:00

Meet at the Parking Area, Augrabies Falls National Park, for transfer to the Augrabies Falls Lodge for dinner.

18:30

Early ‘starch’ dinner at the lodge. Transfer back to the Park. Accommodation booked on a sharing basis at the Augrabies Falls National Park.

   
Saturday, 01 November
Ensure that your running bottles are filled.
07:30 

Take your luggage (which will be locked away for the duration of the event) to the Car Park to be loaded into the bus.  Make sure that each item is clearly labeled with your name and bib number.  Do not hand in any loose items.  Two baggage labels are included in your information wallet.  Please ensure that you sign for your luggage. 
Make your way to the start.

09:00 Start of the 15th Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon.
   

Saturday, 01 November  to Friday, 07 November

Each day is detailed on the route booklet.
   
Friday, 07 November
Staggered start for the last leg.
10:00 Participants finishing the race.  Platter ‘finger foods’ and refreshments will be available as you finish.  Refreshments can be signed for and paid for that evening. 
14:00

When everyone has  finished the race, sign for and collect your luggage and your chalet keys.  Rest of day at leisure.

17:00 Meet at the Parking Area, Augrabies Falls National Park, for transfer to the Augrabies Falls Lodge for a traditional South African braai.
17:30

Traditional South African braai at the Augrabies Falls Lodge.
Transfer back to the Augrabies Falls National Park.

 

Accommodation Augrabies Falls National Park.

 

Saturday, 08 November

Use your breakfast and lunch vouchers at the Quiver Tree Restaurant at the Augrabies Falls National Park
Rest of the day at leisure.

16:30

Meet at the Parking Area, Augrabies Falls National Park, for transfer to the Augrabies Hall for the Prize Giving function and dinner.  After dinner, Simon and Gunther will entertain you.  Do you know the words yet of “Sunset, Rivers, Rocks and Sand and Space…..”

21:30

Transfer back to the Augrabies Falls National Park.  You can stay later, but please make ensure you have made arrangements for transport back to the Augrabies Falls National Park.
Accommodation Augrabies Falls National Park

   

Sunday, 09 November

07:00 Use your breakfast voucher at the Quiver Tree Restaurant at the Augrabies Falls National Park
09:30 Meet at the Car Park and board the InterCape Bus for your transfer to Upington Airport.
10:00 Depart Augrabies Falls National Park
11:30 Check in at Upington Airport for your flight SA 8768 to Johannesburg on Airlink.
12:50 Depart:  Upington
14:25 Arrive:  Johannesburg, Terminal B.