3yo tailors triathlon camps to suite your specific budget and goals. From beginners up to high performance athletes, individuals, groups, clubs or families. We take out the headache of planning your training holiday whilst looking after all your needs. Whether you want one of our coached triathlon training weeks or follow your own training program.
We are based in Stellenbosch, South Africa, which is fast becoming the triathlon mecca for training during the European winters. It offers stellar training facilities from a world class Olympic size 50m outdoor pool to state of the art gym and a brand new athletic track. Track sessions to field upon fields of grass fields for recovery runs or close-by nature reserve for trail running, hill terrain or cycling. Oh and Stellenbosch has a fabulous sunny Mediterranean climate.
Triathlon camps can be adjusted to your wishes. Sessions we can add to your camp: open water swimming, squad swimming, track running, hill repetitions, long runs, trail runs, tempo runs, long rides, mountain biking and gym sessions. We charge €25 euro / hour for extra sessions.
Want to do a race during your stay?
Our main accommodation is conveniently located at the Black Horse Centre, has stylish, well-appointed en-suite accommodation. Colourful and contemporary, the feature of each room is a large format image of Cape flowers, whilst the windows frame the gorgeous backdrop of the Stellenbosch mountains beyond. The Black Horse Accommodation is the perfect base for athletes who wants to be close to the sports facilities and close to the town center. Location The Black horse is located only 30 min drive from Cape Town International Airport. Just a 5 minutes walk from center of Stellenbosch and 20 minutes drive from the nearest beach. Centre facilities on your doorstep, restaurants , coffee shops, shops, car rentals and a travel agency. Off-site Gym, pool, sport fields, athletic track within walking distance Our partner BMT bike shop is next to the complex. We start most of our training sessions from this location.
All our camps can be extended with extra training days (start earlier or stay longer). Extra days can be booked for R1800 per day
All our camps can be extended with extra training days (start earlier or stay longer). Extra days can be booked for R1400 per day per person
All our camps can be extended with extra training days (start earlier or stay longer). Extra days can be booked for R1200 per day per person
All our camps can be extended with extra training days (start earlier or stay longer). Extra days can be booked for R1000 per day per person
|GROUP 1||6:00 - 13:00||13:00 - 17:00||17:00 - 21:00|
|Friday||Pick up from airport and check-in + setting up rental bike||Early afternoon easy ride||Open water swim + night market|
|Saturday||Morning ride (2-3 hours)||Recovery swim (optional)||Late afternoon trail run (60 minutes)|
|Sunday||Transfer to Cape Town, long ride (3-4 hours) + brick run (5 km)||Off to discover Cape Town (visit Table mountain, Waterfront, Camps Bay?)||Athletes can stay the day in Cape Town, while we take your bikes back.|
|Monday||Morning long run (60-90 minutes)||Coached swim session||Massage|
|Tuesday||Morning ride (3-4 hours)||Recovery swim (optional)||Late afternoon recovery run (10 km) or MTB ride (bike rent not included), dinner at Boschendal wine farm.|
|Wednesday||Bike session ( hill repeats)||Recovery run||Mountain bike ride (optional)|
|Thursday||3YO Triathlon – 1km swim, 43km bike (3 laps), 8km run (2 laps)||Safari game drive + wine tasting|
|Friday||Check out + Airport transfers|
A lightweight 300 Series Alpha Aluminium with shaped tubes and Invisible Weld Technology, a carbon fork that absorbs vibration from the road, powerful direct-mount rim brakes, Bontrager Affinity Tubeless Ready wheels and a full 2x11 Shimano 105 drivetrain for precise and dependable shifting. It's both a great starting point for new riders and fully capable of seriously competitive group rides. All rental bikes include a helmet and water bottle
Let our partner BMT bike shop built and box your bike, they are located next to your apartment.
Cycling around Stellenbosch makes for most scenic cycling routes around South Africa, with views out across the lush vineyards of Stellenbosch,various mountain ranges and stunning coastal routes provide a scenic backdrop for cyclists as they take on the challenges of these routes. Our experienced 3YO coaches take you on safe roads, spectacular routes and we will customize the distance and routes for you!
All our rental bikes (Giant Defy, Specialized Amira or Trek) are in great condition and include a helmet, water bottle and puncture equipment. Please let us know your size so we can arrange the right bike size for you.
Open-water swimming is often the most daunting part of a triathlon, especially for newcomers. With cold water, tight wetsuits and murky lakes to contend with, it’s not surprising first-timers, not to mention more experienced athletes, can become panic-stricken in the water come race day. However, by regularly putting into practice in our open-water sessions, and using the excellent open-water swim facilities at Boschendal there’s no reason why even the most nervous of swimmers can’t overcome their fears.
After the open water swim we will visit the night market at Boschendal for some nice farm meals and a drink
All our athletes have access to the Maties sports center. It contains weight training areas which are equipped with a large variety of equipment that allow a large number of members to train simultaneously. A Dedicated High Performance training section that is generally used by members as well as International Athletics Federations such as UK Athletics, German Athletics, and Austria Athletics. The gym also has large variety of cardiovascular training equipment including stationary cycles, elliptical trainers, indoor rowers, steppers and treadmills.
Oh and it even has an indoor track
The Game Drives last about 2 hours and includes a tasting of Villiera’s wines & self-conducted cellar tour.
After a long flight you just want to go to your accommodation as fast as possible. That's why we have you picked up from Cape Town airport, no matter what time you arrive. If we can't pick you up ourself (Bram), we will arrange a transfer for you. But please tell us if you bring your own bike ;-). It takes about 45 minutes from Cape Town International airport to your accommodation in Stellenbosch. Depending on your time of arrival we will sort out your rental bike (if you rent one) or we can have your own bike built up by our partner BMT bike shop. After your hard training camp we will transfer you back to the airport.
For recovery we included a massage for you, please let us know which day you really need it
During your triathlon camp you can make use of the state of art Olympic size pool (10 lanes x 50 m) and an indoor heated swimming pool both capable of hosting various regional, national and also international championships and training camps. During the summer months you have to share the pool with gold medal winners like Chad le Clos, Adam Peaty and Sarah Sjöström.
For a dedicated recovery the centre offers 3 ice baths (temperature of the water is kept at 7- 9 degrees Celsius), a warm contrast bath (temperature of the water is kept at 34- 37 degrees Celsius) and 6 massage therapy cubicles to aid recovery after training.
Chapman’s Peak Drive is one of the most popular cycle sections of the Western Cape and part of the Cape Town Cycle Tour route. Many people use the drive for training purposes and so do we. Chapman's Peak is part of our Peninsular ride which starts and finishes in Cape Town (3-4 hours). We love it and want to share that with you.
After the ride we do a 5km brick run on the beautiful Sea Point boulevard. We leave Stellenbosch by car early in the morning, after the run it's up to you. You can go back to Stellenbosch with us or spent the rest of the day in Cape Town (visit Table mountain, Camps Bay, Waterfront etc.), while we bring your bike back to Stellenbosch. A taxi / Uber transfer back is not included, but will cost about €25