2023 Africa Triathlon Cup Swakopmund

25 Mar, 2023 • Swakopmund, Namibia • Event Website
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Namibia is one the most fascinating and diverse countries in the world and a number 1 travel destination. Few countries, if any, can claim limitless horizons, stark landscapes, harsh environments, and untamed wilderness, complemented by rare beauty, great scenery, a pleasant climate, few people, a beautiful coastline, one of Africa’s greatest game parks and the world’s oldest desert.
Namibia offers space, silence, and the chance to really get away from it all. It is the second least densely populated country on the planet, with only two people per square kilometer. You can drive for hours under huge blue skies without seeing another car, surrounded by landscapes so vast and empty that at times you feel like you are on the edge of the planet. In an overpopulated world, there are not many places left where you can immerse yourself as deeply in remote wilderness as in Namibia. 
Swakopmund is the ideal base for both mild and extreme adventure seekers. Waterfront palm-lined promenades, beach accommodation, buzzing nightlife and classy restaurants make Swakopmund, Namibia’s top beach resort town. A mecca for adventure junkies, the west coast recreational area has something to offer for everyone. If sandboarding or skydiving sounds too energetic, then offshore fishing or a dolphin cruise may suit you better. Of course, the ever-present sand makes a great backdrop and quad biking in the dunes certainly gives that “Mad Max” feeling. The extremists can try parachuting or hot air ballooning.
Swakopmund has great German delicatessen on offer. Treat yourself to a brötchen at Namibia’s most famous coffee shop, Café Anton; fish and chips at the famous yellow bus Fork & Nice next to the beach and try the big boot beer at the traditional German restaurant, Swakopmund Brauhaus.
Make the most of your stay and mingle with the locals – that is where the true beauty of our beautiful country lies.       

Wishing you a pleasant and safe stay in the land of the brave.
President of Namibia Triathlon Federation (NTF)
Roual Spangenberg


The following accommodation is suggested, all within walking distance from the race venue.
The Dome
Conni Lyners           Email: conni@thedomenamibia.com
This will also be the registration venue.

Strand Hotel
Phone: +264 64 411 4308 Email:  strand.res@ol.na

Hotel Prinzessin Rupprecht**
This hotel is less than 1km from the race venue.
Phone: +264 64 412 540 Web:  hotel-prinzessin-rupprecht.com

Alte Brucke
The resort offers self-catering chalets.
Phone: +264 64 404 918 Email:  info@altebrucke.com

• The closest and recommended airport is Walvisbay International Airport about 40km south of Swakopmund.
• Hosea Kutako International Airport is situated about 50km east of Windhoek. Shuttle buses are daily available from Windhoek to Swakopmund (return), from here it is a 4 hour drive to Swakopmund.
      Shuttle services from Hosea Kutako International Airport (https://welwitschiashuttle.wheretostay.na)

Namibian Dollar (±NAD 18.30 =US$ 1) and all major international credit cards are accepted.
South African Rand also accepted as payment.

Swakopmund offers world class training facilities, but it is absolutely safe to swim at the main beach and run or cycle in town
All athlete entries must be made on the WT Entry System by the athlete’s National Federation.
Entry fees payable by EFT or in cash at Registration: NAD 1200.00


Registration and Uniform Check will be at the MTC Dome
Transition, Start and Finish will be at the Swakopmund Mole, which is a man-made bay and the main beach of Swakopmund. 
The Swim will be in the Atlantic Ocean, in the Mole, and will consist of several triangular laps, depending on your race distance.
The Bike route is exciting – technical enough to mount a break away but not enough to spoil the fun. It too, consists of laps. 
The Run will be laps amongst the beautiful promenade.
The Event Office will be at the event village, at transition.
The Transition will be in the parking lot opposite An der Mole Apartments.
Parking on race day will be available at the Strand Hotel Parking lot, no access to transition will be available via Theo Ben Guirirab Street
Registration will be at the MTC Dome MTC Dome Namibia, Welwitschia Street, Swakopmund, GPS Coordinates 22°39’47.9"S 14°31’46.6"E.


EFT details:
Namibia Triathlon Federation
Account type: Current
Account number: 62242025345
Branch: Maerua Mall – 282273
Swift Code: FIRNNANX

Come and race this iconic venue and be the king or queen of the Namib Desert.

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Athletes Briefing:

Briefing will take place Friday the 24th March at THE DOME

Event Schedule


All times are subject to change.

Time changes will be posted at the Race Office and at the athlete information area in the village.


All times are subject to change. Changes will be posted at the Race Office.

15:00 Elite and Junior Course familiarization
                Meet at Transition
16:00 Elite and Junior Registration, Race Pack Collection and UNIFORM AND RUNNING SHOES CHECK.
                MTC Dome, Swakop Room
17:00 Elite and Junior Race Briefing
                MTC Dome, Swakop Room


Juniors (Male and Female)
10:15 Athletes’ Lounge Open
          Body Marking
          Bike & Uniform Check
10:20 Transition Open
10:30 Swim warm-up
10:50 Transition and Swim warm-up Close
10:55 Athletes’ Introduction
11:00 Start Males
11:02 Start Females
15:50 Medal Presentation & Prize Giving



Elite Female

12:00 Athletes’ Lounge Open
      Body Marking
      Bike & Uniform Check
12:10 Transition Open
12:20 Swim warm-up
12:45 Transition & Swim warm-up Close
12:50 Athletes’ Introduction
13:00 Start
16:20     Medal Presentation & Prize Giving

Elite Male

13:30 Athletes’ Lounge Open
      Body Marking
      Bike & Uniform Check
13:40     Transition Open
13:50 Swim warm-up
14:15 Transition & Swim warm-up Close
14:20     Athletes’ Introduction
14:30 Start
16:20     Medal Presentation & Prize Giving



Sunrise 07:07
Sunset 19:08

High tide 05:41
Low tide 11:40
High tide 18:01

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