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October 2019

2019 Rhino Peak Challenge

October 5, 2019
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 Bearded…

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January 2020

Sani Pass Wild Flower Walk

January 26
Sani Pass, Sani Pass
Himeville, KwaZulu-Natal 3256 South Africa
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R525

SPECIAL GUEST BOTANIST: the doyen of Sani Pass flowers ELSA POOLEY!! LAST CHANCE? The upgrading of Sani Pass is sadly in progress. Work is proceeding on the stretch between Good Hope and the South African border post. The current contractor’s work ends there, so the section we walk, the 8km to Sani Top is unaffected at this stage. Add a short walk through the botanical wonderland of the Lesotho plateau to your exciting day on the Sani Pass! Cost:  R525…

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February 2020

Euro Steel Drak Descent

February 1 - February 2
Drakensberg Gardens Road, Underberg
Underberg, KZN 3257 South Africa
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R500 – R1600

Faster than we can imagine, summer turns to winter and after a few cold nights we start planning and preparing for the warmer summer days - which includes the now famous DrakDescent & Run the Rivers, to be held on the 1st & 2nd of February 2020. We are thrilled to bring you more improvements, new energy & excitement in our 2020 edition of this iconic Southern Drakensberg event. Our events form part of the growing FNB Drak Adventure Weekend,…

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Drak Challenge

February 1 - February 2
Castleburn, Castleburn
Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal 3256 South Africa
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The 26th edition of the popular N3TC Drak Challenge canoe marathon takes place on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January 2019, based in the Southern Drakensberg town of Underberg. Founded in 1994 the race takes in two stages of river racing on the uMzimkhulu River, starting high in the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg at the confluence of the uMzimkhulu and the uMlambonja River close to Castleburn resort on the Drak Gardens road. The 26km long first stage starts by…

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Euro Steel Run the Rivers trail run

February 1 - February 2
Drakensberg Gardens Road, Underberg
Underberg, KZN 3257 South Africa
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R 500

Our big news for Trail Runners is the announcement of new our partnership with Euro Steel for Run the Rivers 2020. What more could organisers ask for from a sponsor when they just continue to do more, give more and add such value to our event? We are ever grateful to Colin and his team and all at Euro Steel who make this possible - we also welcome them into the world of Trail Running where we are confident they…

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April 2020

ULTRA-TRAIL® DRAKENSBERG

April 24 - April 26
Sani Pass, Sani Pass
Himeville, KwaZulu-Natal 3256 South Africa
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It's the most fun you can have in the mountains! The 2020 Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg is fast approaching... EVENTS ON OFFER: 160km UTD160 | 100km UTD100 | 62km GCU62 | 30km SDR30 | 21km DRJ21 DATE: UTD160 (Friday, 24 April), UTD100 (Saturday, 25 April), GCU62 (Saturday, 25 April), SDR30 (Saturday, 25 April), DRJ21 (Saturday, 25 April). ENTRIES: To enter UTD160, UTD100, GCU62, SDR30 or DRJ21 head HERE ENTRIES FOR THE 2020 ULTRA-TRAIL® DRAKENSBERG CLOSE ON 31 MARCH SUMMARY OF THE EVENT:…

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May 2020

The Giant´s Cup Trail Run

May 22 - May 23
Sani Pass, Sani Pass
Himeville, KwaZulu-Natal 3256 South Africa
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The Giant’s Cup, a trail running experience like no other with 62km of ‘Pure Mountain Trail’ over two days within the Maloti-Drakensberg World Heritage Site, including three nights of accommodation at three well-known resorts in the Southern Drakensberg. The Giant’s Cup is a 2-day trail run stage race, set over the 5-day Giant’s Cup Hiking Trail, in the Maloti Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site in the Southern Drakensberg. Runners will enjoy 62km of beautiful mountain trails and be able recover…

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June 2020

Safire Berg 100

June 13
Nottingham Road Nottingham Road, KZN + Google Map
R450

One Day of amazing bike riding 21 March 2020 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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Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens MTB & Trail Running Challenge

June 27 - June 28
Gooderson Drakensberg Garden Hotel, Drakensberg Gardens Road
Underberg, KZN South Africa
R100 – R180
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July 2020

ALOE FESTIVAL

July 10 - July 12
Creighton Station Chreighton, KZN South Africa

Come & join us for a wonderful weekend of active Country fun. RUNNING, RIDING TRAINING OR BALOONING…WHATEVER YOU CHOOSE JUST MAKE SURE YOU DON’T MISS OUT! On Saturday you can join the Trail Runners & Walkers on a 15km route that meanders around Myddleton dam, forests and beautiful farmlands. On Sunday you can either run/walk the 18km Trail run, 7km Fun Run or do the 25km Mountain Bike ride on single track, along farm roads and cattle tracks that pass…

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