Training camps


Makadas in conjunction with Hannele Steyn hosts training camps in the Klein Karoo.  Together we offer a full package from accommodation, the best trails, Passion4Wholeness breakfasts and then from the Last Lioness herself training tips and secrets.

Ladies Basic Skills Training Weekend

Date:  May 2022

Venue:  to be confirmed

Accommodation:  camping will be included but chalets etc will be available to upgrade

Catering:  We will cater for you and make sure you are spoiled.

Meals Included:  Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast and light lunch.

Group size: min 10 max 15 ladies, the group will be kept small 10 to 15 cyclists to make sure everyone gets attention and we can address the things that you struggle with

Format:  Friday informal meet and greet over dinner.  Hannele will tell you more about herself and her journey.  Everyone will get a chance to share what they struggle with so we can make sure we understand where you are and where you wanna be. Remember we all started somewhere and most of us has cried on a trail, so there is no shame in having to learn.  The courage starts with signing up!

Saturday morning: we will start with a Passion4Wholeness breakfast.  Afterwards we will do bike setup and make sure you are comfortable on our bike and your suspension is setup for your height and weight.  Then we will do a short ride just to get a feel for the bike and get the muscles loose and warmed up.

The next session is then basic skills and balance, we will do this on grass between cones as obstacles.  This is going to be loads of fun and sure if we can still laugh at ourselves there will be lots of laughter.

We will break for lunch and have another session later afternoon, followed by dinner and a leka kuier.

Sunday morning will be Passion4Wholeness breakfast again, a short ride and then the last session of skills training, followed by light lunch.


Why choose us ?

Hannele Steyn as coach:  She was a professional athlete who won the Triathlon World Championships in 1994 earned her Springbok colours in Biathlon, Duathlon, Triathlon and Mountain Biking. 

She is one of the 4 people in the world who has completed all the Cape Epic Mountain bike events to date, they are known as the Last Lions, and Hannele, being the only woman is proudly the Last Lioness. 

Plus she holds a Triathlon Coaching Diploma

Hannele as a nutritionist:  she also holds a BSc Microbiology Genetics Diploma in Nutrition and has developed her own series of of breakfast and training products.

Makadas Adventures:  we can offer you the best accommodation from camping to luxury chalets whatever fits your budget and style.  We know the Klein Karoo like the back of our hands and we design the course to the specifics laid out by Hannele. 

We also make sure that you are supported on route and get home safely.

Together we design a package to fit any athlete’s needs.

We do custom training camps, please contact us and let us put something together for your group.

 Included in the package and not limited to:

  • Accommodation
  • Support
  • Meals
  • Routes
  • Water points
  • Training Tips
  • Training plans
  • Nutrition tips & plans