275 Kilometers

Day 1: 174km
Day 2: 101km

3192m Ascent

Day 1: 1834m
Day 2: 1358m


Day 1: 8H 20M
Day 2: 6H 01M

18.75 km/h

Day 1: 20.8 km/h
Day 2: 16.7 km/h

The JackalBerry Challenge 2023

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Target: R 120 000

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Target: R 500 000

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JackalBerry Challenge Stats

10 Years | 10 JackalBerry Challenges | 5 JackalBerry Extremes


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The JackalBerry Challenge Story

What started out as a dare around a braai several years ago, has certainly made a profound impact on many people, both the scholars at the beneficiary school Ubuhle Christian School as well as the 70 cyclists who have completed at least one of the six JackalBerry Challenges to date.
Near the Mpumalanga town of Bronkhorstspruit, Ubuhle Christian School is situated on the farm of Hugo and Melanie Prinsloo. Melanie is the passionate founder and driver of the school and has brought so much hope to this community since 2008. The community consists of rural farm workers and their families whose daily plight is fighting poverty. Somehow the dream to educate their children and thus enable these children to have a chance at breaking the cycle of poverty is what attracts this community to Melanie and her passion to educate their children. The school complex began humbly and has grown in stature and influence over time through relentless vision and passion.
Enter three businessmen who shared three common passions; supporting this underprivileged school, love for mountain biking and enjoying a good challenge. So, while the cause and the starting point were born, all that was needed was the actual cycle course and the cycle destination. Enter another similar minded businessman who owns the farm JackalBerry in Machadodorp in Mpumalanga. This beef farm nestles on the escarpment and provides the perfect destination for the annual JackalBerry Challenge riders to end their two-day cycle journey.

Ubuhle Christian School is a grassroots organisation established in July 2008 to make a difference in the lives of orphans and vulnerable children of farm-worker households, living in severe poverty, on farmland of predominantly white farmers. It is located on a farm 10km from the town of Bronkhorstspruit in the North Eastern part of the Gauteng Province of South Africa.

Vision and Mission
Our vision is to provide quality Christian education, especially for orphans and vulnerable childred living in disadvantaged farmwork families and township areas surrounding Bronkhorstspruit.

Our mission is to raise a new generation of children that:

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