Martin Dreyer left Rouxpos at 9h30, and embarked on the long gradual ascent into the Anysberg Nature Reserve. This stage to Anysberg support station is pretty much all riding. There has been some dispute over the public right of way on part of the road approaching the nature reserve, but apart from that one wouldn't expect any navigation issues to delay the riders' trip into and through the reserve. The route profile below perhaps makes the ascent look more extreme than it actually is. In actual fact the highest point on the route profile chart is only 999 metres, 490 metres higher than the low point near the start at Rouxpos, so it not by any means an extreme stage.
Later today, the next stage will be to Montagu.....Diemersfontein is getting close
Rouxpos to Anysberg support station:
Total Distance - 72.4km
Cumulative ascent: +1,119m
Cumulative descent: -979m
Expected riding time: 4-5 hours