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September 2017

2017 Rhino Peak Challenge • 5 Athletes. 6 Hikers. 1 Day.

September 22
Gooderson Drakensberg Garden Hotel, Drakensberg Gardens Road
Underberg, KZN South Africa
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    On World Rhino Day, the 22nd of September 2015, a small group of South Africa’s finest Trail Runners were asked to ascend the iconic Rhino Peak in the Southern Region of the Maloti Drakensberg World Heritage Site. While establishing new FKT’s (Fastest Known Times) for the Rhino was a partial objective the main focus was to raise awareness, in a unique way, to the plight of Rhinos as well as the other endangered habitant of the Rhino Peak itself, the…

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Underberg Farmers Association Show

September 29 - October 1
UFA Grounds, Sani Pass Road
Himeville, KZN 3201 South Africa
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Fedauto Sani Dragon Mountain Bike Race

September 30 - October 1
Sani Pass, Sani Pass
Himeville, KwaZulu-Natal 3256 South Africa
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R1350

The Fedauto Sani Dragon is a 2-day MTB stage race on the 30th September / 1st October in the Underberg area of Southern KZN. The event will take place over the same period as the annual Underberg Farmer’s Association (UFA) Agricultural Show starting and finishing each day at the UFA Showgrounds just outside of Himeville. Day 1 will be approximately 60km in length and will form a large loop incorporating some of the most scenic district roads, jeep tracks and…

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November 2017

Sani Stagger Endurance Race

November 25
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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December 2017

FAST Drak Challenge

December 30
Underberg Underberg, + Google Map

65km on the Umzimkhulu, Underberg, South Africa in technically demanding river conditions.

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January 2018

Euro Steel Drak Descent

January 20, 2018 - January 21, 2018
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 21st & 22nd of January 2017.  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.…

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Drak Challenge

January 20, 2018 - January 21, 2018
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 21 and Sunday 22 January 2017, 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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March 2018

Splashy Fen

March 29, 2018 - April 1, 2018
Splashy Fen, Splashy Fen Farm
Underberg, KZN 3257 South Africa
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Established in 1990, Splashy Fen Music Festival has something for everyone; in fact there’s nothing else in SA quite like it! For more than two decades, the annual Splashy Fen Music Festival has seen thousands of people heading off to the mountains every Easter to enjoy a long weekend of live music against a backdrop of the scenic southern Drakensberg. This annual tradition continues in 2015 with the staging of the 26th Splashy Fen on a farm by the same…

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April 2018

Joberg2C – 9 days of mountain biking adventure

April 20, 2018 - April 28, 2018
Glencairn Farm, Sani Pass Road
Himeville, KZN 3256 South Africa
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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 28, 2018
Sani Pass, Sani Pass
Himeville, KwaZulu-Natal 3256 South Africa
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Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg (UTD) is a festival of trail running with events of 100km, 62km, 30km and the Drakensberg Rockjumper a two day trail run with distances of approximately 15km each day. 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…

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