NiederHeim B&B offers green accommodation to long distance swimmer, Chris Green in Bellville, Cape Town

World renowned long distance swimmer, Chris Green and his wife Norma of the Lakes Districts in England, have chosen this Bed and Breakfast as their base for his onslaught on the hazardous and icy waters surrounding Robben Island. Chris, now aged 60, finished this epic swim of 16km round the island in less than six hours on Wednesday, 24 February. He had to stay at least 1km from the coast to avoid the breakers. Next week he is planning to swim the the “Triple Capes” which will take him round Cape Point and Cape McClear in shark invested waters.

Chris has done most of the world’s great long distance swims. He was the first Britton to swim around Manhattan Island and has done thirteen times more since then. Lake Conniston’s 10km swim he has done none less than 67 times. It was on this lake that Donald Cambell died while attempting to set a new world record on water. His longest swim was the well known 55km stretch at Florida. The 23km of the Sea of Galilee, or Tibereas as it better known nowadays, he swam from the inflow of the river Jordan to its outflow. He “escaped” from Alcatraz island prison via Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. These are but some of this remarkable Englishman’s achievements as a swimmer.

He runs an old age home for a living. Having established a number of these institutions, he commended this guesthouse’s functionality and stylefulness.

NiederHeim provides Bed and Breakfast accommodation to “Argus” cyclists

Niederheim B&B offers luxury accommodation at a budget price to competitors in the 34rd Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour that takes place on Sunday, March 13, 2011.  Being close to the N1 highway and a mere 20 km from the starting point in Cape Town, it is ideally located for participants from the North. It offers safe parking and storing facilities of cycling equipment. Your friendly hosts will gladly cater for the special dietary needs of the ardent cyclist. Our quiet neighbourhood will afford you the necessary rest the night or two before the event. Being close to an array of cycling specialist stores offers the opportunity for last minute acquisition of equipment or accessories. For the big celebration after the event, NiederHeim offers the right facilities for a fun filled evening around a barbeque fire. Do try us!

Seven-time Tour de France winner and all-time cycling great, Lance Armstrong, will participate in this year’s Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour. This marks the first time Armstrong, the world’s most iconic cyclist, will take part in the world’s largest timed cycling race.

“Last year it was Matt Damon and this year it’s Lance. With such high profile individuals taking part, there can be no doubt about Cycle Tour’s iconic status. The fact that Lance will be riding the Argus alongside one of South Africa’s cycling superstars is just wonderful,” says South African cycling boss, Bellairs.

The 109km course follows some of the most scenic routes that Cape Town has to offer. It starts in the city centre, outside the Civic Centre. Cyclists then travel along the M3 to Muizenberg. From there the route takes the coastal road to Simonstown and then go past the entrance to the Cape Point Nature Reserve. It continues to Scarborough and on to Oceanview, missing the Kommetjie Hill. Then its Chapman’s Peak and up Suikerbossie and along the coast to Greenpoint.