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MiFitLife 2017 West Coast Warmwater Weekend

The West Coast National Park, which stretches from Yzerfontein to Langebaan, is a pristine nature reserve which offers an array of activities such as bird watching, game sighting, biking and whale spotting. The MiFitLife 2017 offers something for everyone, from fun kids races, to triathlons of various difficulties.

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MiFitLife 2017 Westcoast Warmwater Weekend

The West Coast National Park offers a pristine natural setting that has now become home to the annual Westcoast Warmwater Weekend, taking place from 18-19 March 2017. The National Park is an ideal location for triathlon as well as quality time away with family and friends. The weekend offers something for everyone, with fun kids races, fireside entertainment and more, and we are proud to have MiWayLife partner with us again for the 7th installment of this unique event.
All athletes will once again receive complimentary MiFitLife cover. MiFitLife is a true lifestyle product that was developed by MiWayLife in collaboration with professional athletes. This innovative insurance solution rewards exceptional athletic performance and is available only to qualifying athletes. MiFitLife members gain access to a whole host of benefits designed to keep athletes at the top of their game. Not only are premiums geared toward fitter individuals, but a range of compelling lifestyle benefits and rewards are provided as integral components of MiFitLife.img_3346 img_0792 2s6a7388 2s6a7783 2s6a8182 img_4626 img_1180

Craig Baker, MiWayLife CEO says, “We were struck by both the beauty of this event and the support of the local sporting community. The success of this sold out event has reaffirmed our goal to drive support for local events that encourage the health and wellness aspect of every day life, bringing fitness to the entire family.”

“We are privileged to be able to host the Westcoast Warmwater Weekend for the 7th year in a row, continuing to grow in its beauty and popularity and become one of the most sought after events on the triathlon calendar. We were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work with MiFitLife in 2016 and we are even more excited that they believe in the same ethos and have come onboard to support our event again, on a variety of levels for our athletes,” commented Event Organizer Paul Ingpen

This event is a great training weekend for those wanting to take part in their first triathlon, as well as those taking part in the upcoming Ironman African Championships and Ironman 70.3 in Durban.

From pro athletes and elite age groupers such as Matt Trautman, Stuart Marais, Kelly Van Der Toorn and Vicky van der Merwe, to world class veterans such as Conrad Stoltz, Jan van Rooyen, and Kevin Richards, as well as novices and first-timers, there is something for everyone at this event.

The calm, clean and warm lagoon creates a great atmosphere and allows a fun and friendly environment for all.

For more information on the event please contact Paul Ingpen on 021 4385972 or warmwaterweekend@electricink.co.za

Enter Here: https://thewestcoastwww2017.myactive.co.za

Follow us on: Twitter & Instagram @WestWarmWeekend #WWW2016
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For further press information please contact PR LAB, Kirsten Hopwood on 082748887 or email Kirsten@prlab.co.za

EVENT DETAILS BELOW:

Saturday Race: 

– Long 2km swim | 64km bike | 10km trail run (8:30am)

– Short 1km swim | 32km bike | 7.5km trail run (8:50am)

Saturday Kiddies Splash and Dash:

300m swim & 2km run [6yrs – 13yrs]  (10am)

100m swim & 1km run [3yrs – 5yrs] (10am)

Sunday: 

– Long swim 3.8km swim (9:00)

– Short Swim 1.6km swim (9:15)

– Structured Live Coached Brick Sessions with Pro Athletes and/or Coaches of your choice such as Matt Trautman, Vicky Van Der Merwe, Stuart Marias, Conrad Stoltz, Steve Atwell and Dave Sullivan.

– Short: 20km Bike | 5km Run – Fast & Intermediate

– Medium: 40km Bike | 8km Run – Fast & Intermediate

– Long: 60 km Bike | 10km Run – Fast & Intermediate

Sunday Kiddies Splash and Dash:

300m swim & 2km run [6yrs – 13yrs]  (10am)

100m swim & 1km run [3yrs – 5yrs] (10am)

Important things to note:

– There is no longer a mountain bike triathlon

– 2 nights in the park offered to weekend ticket holders (Friday night added)

– Optional braai feast / after party on Saturday night for R185.00

The West Coast National Park can be easily accessed via the Culture Route and Foodie Route. Either via the R27 gate or via Park Street, on the Langebaan side of the Park, where the second gate is situated.

The Park was established in 1985 with the aim of conserving the Langebaan Lagoon, a Ramsar site, and surrounding landscapes, including the islands in Saldanha Bay. The habitats in the park are varied, and the whole area is of international and national importance in respect of both terrestrial and marine life.

Interesting things to do and see in the area:

Geelbek Restaurant and Nature Wedding Destination

Fresh, local ingredients and good quality is most important to them. They cook with ingredients of the season and veltfood. Their signature dishes are Traditional Bobotie, Cape Malay Chicken Curry and Lamb Curry, Denningsvleis (an old slave recipe). Ostrich Burger (SQ), Snoektart, Mussels under the African Sun, Hake and Calamari in our own batter, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Meringue Pie, Fruit cheese cake, Malva pudding, and our cakes.

Open Monday – Sunday from 09:00 – 17:00 | Bookings Essential

Where: West Coast National Park, Langebaan

Contact: 022 772 2134 | 072 698 6343 | geelbekrestaurant@telkomsa.net | www.geelbek.co.za

Vygevallei Farm Stall

The Vygevallei Farm Stall & Wine House has a wholesome menu, you can look forward to all sorts of tasty treats, including freshly baked farm breads, homemade butter and cheeses, pastas, preserves, local wine, farm breakfasts, cakes, dried fruit, and organic herbs. They are famous for their pies, butter and wide variety of jams and preserves.

Open 7 days a week
Location: On the R27, West Coast Road
Contact: +27 74 138 1610 | vygevallei@gmail.co.za

!Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre

At !Khwa ttu in the West Coast we share with our visitors authentic interactions in a beautiful environment, walking and biking trails, inspiring San nature and culture tours, good food, compelling art and heritage exhibitions, professional friendly hospitality and stylish special event venues or corporate functions.Open 7 days a week | Free entry
R150/person for an 1,5hr San Guided Experience. (Group bookings essential)
Distance from Cape Town: 74km
Where: Grootwater Farm, R27
Coordinates: 33°21’44.55” S 18°16’14.12” E
Contact: (c) +27 (0)22 492 2998 | info@khwattu.org | www.khwattu.org

Ormonde Wines Darling

Ormonde Wines Darling is a celebrated family vineyard with numerous awards! The principle behind the flagship wine, Ormonde, is simple: Each year it must represent the finest wines from the best grapes selected. Ormonde Private Cellar produces the Alexanderfontein range of wines that are wonderfully aromatic and accessible on the palate, reflecting the terrior of the region in cultivar, character and style. Ormonde Private Cellar also produces the Ondine range which showcases an array of wines with which to entice your pallet.

Distance from Cape Town: 76km

Open: Monday – Friday 08:00 – 16:00 | Saturday 09:00 – 15:00
Where: Mount Pleasant Street, Darling
Contact: +27 (0)22 492 3540 | info@ormonde.co.za | www.ormonde.co.za

Darling Brew

Darling Brew has a collection of 11 beers and includes a light lager, a pale ale and an Indian ale. Darling Brew beer can be purchased or enjoyed at the new Tasteroom & Brewery  at 48 Caledon Street in Darling.

Here visitors can see the brewing process and enjoy beer and a proudly South African barbecue ‘braai’ menu indoors or outside in the garden. The open-air kids play area makes it a venue that the whole family can enjoy. The downstairs tasting room has been designed to be wheelchair friendly.

Distance from Cape Town: 76km
Darling Brew Tasteroom & Brewery: 48 Caledon Street, Darling
Brewery, Restaurant, Tastings & Sales, open-air kids play area, MTB-friendly, Live Events
School Holidays & Flower Season: Open 7 days a week.

Tasteroom operating hours:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am to 5pm Kitchen closes at 4pm
  • Friday 9 am to 9pm Kitchen closes at 8pm
  • Saturday 9am to 5pm  Kitchen closes at 4pm
  • Sunday 10am to 4pm  Kitchen closes at 3pm
  • They are also open for private functions. The restaurant works on a walk in basis but large groups are encouraged to book

Contact: +27 (0)21 286 1099 | tasteroom@darlingbrew.co.za | www.darlingbrew.co.za

Darling

Situated between vineyards and golden wheat fields, the quaint town of Darling has a tangible sense of history and lovingly restored Victorian homes and ancient trees add to its charm. The ultimate Darling West Coast destination.

Distance from Cape Town: 76km

Club Mykonos

Club Mykonos Langebaan resort is a family friendly Mediterranean gateway to endless fun in the sun. Our top things to do at Club Mykonos include: great accommodation; restaurants; treat yourself to a day at the Spa; visit the Marina and take a cruise; enjoy active adventures like tennis, paintball, soccer, quad biking or workout at the gym; let the kids play in the games room.

Open 7 days a week | Booking Essential
Where: R27, Mykonos Access Road, Langebaan
Contact: +27 (0) 22 707 7000 |  info@clubmykonos.co.za |  www.clubmykonos.co.za

Elite Charters

Offer you the complete water sport package; leisurely Yacht Cruises or Adventure Rubberduck and Fishing / Tailored Charters and Overnight trips. The Yacht and Catamaran can also be booked for team building events, private events and weddings.

Open 7 days a week.

Contact: +27 (0)72 702 9919 | elitecharters.co.za

Thali Thali Game Lodge

Thali Thali Game Lodge is a pristine privately owned 14.6km² game and fynbos reserve which is home to abundant birdlife and wildlife. Daily game drives are available in a customized open game viewer pick-up or game trailer. You can also try your hand at the ancient sport of archery or test your marksmanship skills at the 3D bow hunting track

Distance from Cape Town: 117km
Where: R27
Open 7 days a week | Free entry
R200/person for 90 min Game Drive (Booking essential in high season)
R100/person for Archery Lesson (Booking essential in high season)
Contact: (c) +27 (0)82 372 8637 / +27 (0)83 275 2825 | info@thalithali.co.za |  www.thalithali.co.za

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