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November 2018

Sani Stagger Endurance Race

November 24
Sani Pass, Sani Pass
Himeville, KwaZulu-Natal 3256 South Africa
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An out and back route, the marathon starts and ends at the Sani Pass Hotel. This is a tough run; the climb to the Sani Pass Summit is 1300 metres and you do that in just over 20 kilometres! By the time you’ve reached half way you only would have done 280 metres and the border post is at 1968 metres above sea level. Twin Streams comes and goes as does Suicide Bend, Ice Corner and Big Bend Corner. This…

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January 2019

Euro Steel Drak Descent

January 19, 2019 - January 20, 2019
Ye olde Duck, Drakensberg Garden Road
Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal 3256 South Africa
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R600 – R1100

Riders Set to ascend The Descent The fourth annual Euro Steel Drak Descent, a two-day mountain bike stage race, will be held on the 20 & 21 of January 2018.  This event has proved to be a major attraction for reasons very different to the other successful local mountain bike success stories.  While riders still need to complete the route in pairs, the focus of the Drak Descent is the fabulous single track the riders experience within a spectacular setting. Riders follow…

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Drak Challenge

January 19, 2019 - January 20, 2019
Castleburn, Castleburn
Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal 3256 South Africa
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Entries have opened for the 24th edition of the N3TC Drak Challenge Canoe Marathon on the Mzimkhulu River in the Southern Drakensberg on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January 2018, with the popular 72km outing poised to kick start the KZN summer canoeing season already stifled by the ongoing drought. The race is now well established as one of the three biggest in the country, attracting around 1000 paddlers to the Underberg area in the middle of the summer rainfall…

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Sani Pass Wild Flower Walk

January 27, 2019
Sani Pass, Sani Pass
Himeville, KwaZulu-Natal 3256 South Africa
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R450

SANI PASS (and Lesotho!) WILD FLOWER WALK Sunday 27 January 2019 LAST CHANCE? The upgrading of Sani Pass has finally been approved, despite our fight against the idea of a hard surface. Work has not yet begun although rumour has it that it will start soon. We said this last year, but this may be your last opportunity to walk to Pass before road works take over! Add a short walk through the botanical wonderland of the Lesotho plateau to your…

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March 2019

Safire Berg 100

March 23, 2019
kenmo Lake, Loteni Road
Himeville, KZN 3256 South Africa
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R400

One Day of amazing bike riding 23 March 2019 100 kms Take on KZN's biggest one day 100km MTB marathon in the iconic Drakensberg. What makes this race unique to any other in SA is that due to the nature of the route we are able to change directions every year, allowing the rider a completely "new" ride every year! 2019 will take riders from the picturesque village of Himeville through to the iconic Nottingham Road. The climbs are long, but so are the descents,…

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April 2019

Drakensberg Rockjumper

April 6, 2019 - April 7, 2019
Sani Pass, Sani Pass
Himeville, KwaZulu-Natal 3256 South Africa
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The Drakensberg Rockjumper (DRJ) is a two day trail run. It is an ideal event for those just getting into trail running or runners keen on the shorter distances. Walkers are also very welcome. There is a choice of two distances: DRJ 21/15 – 21km on day 1 and 15km on day 2 DRJ 15/12 – 15km on day 1 and 12km on day 2 Based at the Premier Resort Sani Pass and with a clover leaf format runners will…

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Joberg2C – 9 days of mountain biking adventure

April 26, 2019 - May 4, 2019
Glencairn Farm, Sani Pass Road
Himeville, KZN 3256 South Africa
R34800

OUR SOUL PURPOSE
The Old Mutual joBerg2c is riding the off-roads less travelled and trails never travelled. It is racing, riding and touring across this magnificent country. It is sharing a passion for mountain biking with those who love riding.

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ULTRA-TRAIL® DRAKENSBERG

April 26, 2019 - April 28, 2019
Sani Pass, Sani Pass
Himeville, KwaZulu-Natal 3256 South Africa
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Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg is a festival of trail running with events of 160km, 100km, 62km, 30km. All events take place within the Southern area of the internationally renowned Maloti Drakensberg World Heritage Site and are point-to-point in nature, ensuring that large swathes of this iconic wilderness are traversed. Incorporating and skirting some of the legendary features of the Southern Drakensberg such as Sani Pass, Twelve Apostles, Khanti Ridge, Gxalingenwa Gorge, Hodgson’s Peaks, Garden Castle, Rhino Peak and Langalibalele’s Pass participants in Ultra-Trail®…

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May 2019

KAP Sani2C

May 14, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Glencairn Farm, Sani Pass Road
Himeville, KZN 3256 South Africa
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The largest mountain bike stage race in the world starts every year in Underberg. It carries in its name the Sani Pass our iconic gateway to Lesotho and the Southern Drakensberg is very proud of hosting the start of this event every year.

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The Giant´s Cup Trail Run

May 17, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Sani Pass, Sani Pass
Himeville, KwaZulu-Natal 3256 South Africa
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The entry fee and details of what is included in the entry package can be found here. Race Itinerary The event weekend starts with registration and dinner on Thursday 16th May 2019 at the Premier Resort Sani Pass, and finishes at the Bushman’s Nek Resort on Sunday 19th May 2019 with the farewell breakfast. Registration & Overnight 1 Thursday, 16th May 2019, at the Premier Resort Sani Pass. Registration will take place from 4pm. Proof of identification will be required at registration.…

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