Makadas Calendar 2013
Star Gazer 3 Night Stage Race 21 to 23th March
Cederberg Xperience 7 September
Slanghoek Mountain to Mountain 13th October
Leeuwenboschfontein 3 Day Stage Race 14 - 16th Dec
Overland Tour 5th to 13th April
What is Makadas and why this name?
Makadas is a steam locomotive that use to run the narrow branch line between Touwsriver and Ladismith from 1925 to 1981. The branch line was destroyed in the Laingsburg flood in '81. There are a few explanations for the name Makadas, with the most popular being that it derived from the english "make a dash". We chose the name Makadas as this is part of our heritage coming from this area, our events are hosted here and we would like you to "make a dash" when cycling through the klein karoo. Read more about Makadas the locomotive here...