Taking a break in the Drakensberg Mountains is always a real treat for those who find themselves caught up in the big city life. Waking up with picturesque views, mountains as far as the eye can see and soaking in all the nature and beauty around can be one of the most incredible ways to just take a breather and relax. But taking a break in the Drakensberg Mountains does not necessarily mean you need to avoid taking part in some fun and adventurous activities that allow you to explore and learn more about the heritage and culture that can be found in the Drakensberg Mountains.
Year-round there are several fun-filled, adventurous activities for you to enjoy. Whether you enjoy walking, running, or mountain biking, we’ve got a few fantastic events for you to choose from; after all, getting the heart rate up is a good way to release those endorphins and enjoy the happiness that comes with it.
With all of this in mind, we thought we would share some of the last few events and activities taking place in the Drakensberg and surrounding areas in the last quarter of the year so that you can plan your next getaway so as not to miss out on any of the action.
Run The Berg is one of our favourite running events throughout the year. The therapeutic nature of the Drakensberg Mountains makes this one that much more incredible. Run The Berg is 2 day trail running event that sees 2 stages. The 2 stages consist of an Intermediate Challenge that sees runners taking part in +/- 15km’s per day and then there is an Extreme Challenge that sees runners taking party in +/- 25km’s per day. Run The Berg is considered the race that provides the best of both worlds, by giving entrants the opportunity to include their greatest supporters – their family and friends.
The accommodation available at the Run The Berg event suits all tastes and budgets and provides runners a space to relax and recuperate between stages whilst their family, friends and loved ones take advantage of the weekend getaway and enjoy all the activities on offer to them, especially the little ones.
Run The Berg takes place on the 6th and 7th of October 2018 so don’t forget to get your entries in before it is too late!
Dumbe Trail Run is yet another one of our favourite trail running events that we have the privilege to be a part of.
The Dumbe Trail Run consists of 36Km’s of pristine trails over the course of 2 days.
Taking place in the Drakensberg Mountains you can definitely expect breath-taking views and nature as far as the eye can see. Enjoy taking in the crisp, fresh mountain air every morning and watching the most incredibly fiery sunsets at the end of the day whilst you recuperate for your next stage. This year the Dumbe Trail Run takes place from the 2nd to the 4th of November 2018. (Registration will take place on the 2nd of November from 1400pm through to 19:00pm)
Sounds exhilarating, doesn’t it? What’s even more exciting is the fact that the Accommodation for this years event is at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat and we cannot wait!
If you’re ready to get your entry in, now is the time to do so! The event organisers have decided to make things a little easier for you this year. You can now enter online!! What’s more, when you enter online they will be creating an online profile for you which will help you to stay on top of everything new, and make your race entries for 2019 a whole lot easier! Click here to choose your accommodation package and get your entry in and be sure to visit the Dumbe Trail Run Facebook Page to stay up to date with information
Berg And Bush is always a great event for people to take part in. Berg and Bush takes mountain Bikers from the top of the Drakensberg Escarpment and down into KwaZulu-Natal, negotiating world famous single track trails into the bushveld below Winterton.
There are 3 events to choose from within the Berg and Bush race; the Descent, the Great Trek – both of which are 3 day events – and then there is the Original 2 day event.
Riders can enjoy camping along the banks of the Tugela River and recuperate and prepare for the next 2 days of incredible bushveld riding. With farm-style hospitality and the opportunity to experience an area that is unique and rich in history and culture – not forgetting the outstanding riding – riders are bound to experience a proper adventure on their bikes!
This years Berg and Bush is taking place between the 5th and the 14th of October 2018 so be sure to get your entries submitted soon so as not to miss out!