Adventure Running

We offer unique Adventure Running trips. It’s a guided experience combining trail running, hiking, a bit of rock scrambling, a smidge of bundu bashing, sometimes paddling. In the mountains, bush-veld and rivers of South Africa.

We choose beautiful lines, soaring ridge runs, crazy descents, breathtaking scrambles. You bring a lightweight pack with the bare essentials for each adventure. Our guides lead you while our support crew transport your bags from one comfortable resort to the next.

Having hot showers, comfortable beds and warm food is a highlight of each days adventure.

  • Adventures require a minimum of 4 people before they will go ahead.
  • A maximum of 16 runners are allowed on each adventure.
  • All reservations are provisional until a 50% deposit has been paid.
  • Upon receipt of the 50% deposit your booking will be confirmed.
  • The full balance to be paid 4 weeks before the adventure begins.
  • We reserve the right to cancel provisional bookings at our discretion should the paid up number of runners reach the trip maximum of 16.
  • We reserve the right to cancel an adventure if we have less than 4 people fully paid up within 4 weeks of the trip starting.
  • A full refund will be paid in the event of a trip being cancelled due to low numbers.

  • All cancellations must be in writing and will be accepted from date of receipt.
  • 90 Days or longer prior to start date: 10% of the fee applicable
  • 90 – 61 days prior to start date: 25% of fee applicable
  • 60 – 31 days prior to start date: 50% of fee applicable
  • 30 days and less prior to arrival: 100% of the fee applicable

Booking Enquiry

Each trip has a ‘suitable for’ rating based on the key below. It’s a general guide. If in doubt go for the easier option OR contact me directly and lets assess which level you are at.

Berg Bunny – BB

You can run 10 km of road non-stop in under 90 minutes. You train 3-4 times a week. You can walk 20 km

Weekend Warrior – WW

You can run 20 km of road non-stop in less than 2 hrs 20 min. You train 4 – 5 times a week. You can run 40 km. You have some experience on trails. You have a GPS.

Mountain Goat- MG

You can run 40 km of road non-stop in under 4 hrs 40. You train 5 – 7 days a week. You can run/walk 50 km of trail. You are an experienced trail runner. You have a GPS and know how to use it.

Day 1

Distance 60 km
Ascent 3000 m
Suitable for Mountain Goats

The Northern Traverse starts at Sentinel car park in the North of the Ukahlamba Drakensberg Park. We ascend the escarpment via the chain ladders and follow the trail to Mont Aux Sources( 3282 m). This is the highest point on the route but not the last climb. From here we follow a series of valleys and ridge lines until we reach Mlamboja pass around 48 km into the run. Descending the pass gives us access to the little berg and our destination for the night Didima.

 Day 2

Distance 20 km
Ascent 1800 m
Suitable for Mountain Goats

On the second day we run up to the top of Cathedral Peak and back again. The final section to the peak requires some scrambling and is not for the faint hearted

Price R 5800

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Day 1

Distance 43 km
Ascent 3100 m
Suitable for Weekend Warriors

We will drive from our overnight stay at Didima to Mweni where the trail starts. The route ascends Mweni Pass and then follows the escarpment edge to descend Mlabonja pass and back to Didima

 Day 2

Distance 20 km
Ascent 1500 m
Suitable for Weekend Warriors

On the second day we run up to the top of Cathedral Peak and back again. The final section to the peak requires some scrambling and is not for the faint hearted. Those who are confident can take on the final scramble to the peak while the rest of the groups takes on the exhilarating ridgeline descent.

Price R 5450

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Day 1

Distance 40 km
Ascent 3000 m
Suitable for Weekend Warriors

An early start from the remote resort of Lotheni will see us ascend the high Drakensberg via Elandshoek Pass. We follow the ever dramatic escarpment edge to Langalibalele Pass. The ridge line run into Giants Castle resort never fails to put a smile on our runners faces.

 Day 2

Distance 28 km
Ascent 1200 m
Suitable for Weekend Warriors

On the second day we return to Lotheni via the contour path and another stunning ridge line run into camp. Look out for herds of Eland along the way.

Price R 5350

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Day 1

Distance 27 km
Ascent 2500 m
Suitable for Berg Bunnies

Starting from Didima Camp we ascend to the top of the Drakensberg via the Camel, Windy Corner and Organ Pipes pass. The route is truly spectacular and shows off the magnificence of the Drakensberg. We return to camp via the indigenous forests of Rainbow Gorge.

 Day 2

Distance 15 km
Ascent 900 m
Suitable for Berg Bunnies

On the second day we run up Cathedral Peak and back again. The final section to the peak requires some scrambling and we will not go all the way to the top. We will turn at the top of Bugger Gully and takes on the exhilarating trail as it descends the ridgeline to the valley below.

Price R 5150

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Day 1

Distance 42 km
Ascent 2500 m
Suitable for Weekend Warriors

We start from our doorstep at Injisuthi Camp a little before sunrise. We ascend the high Drakensberg via the iconic Corner Pass and then it’s along the escarpment edge to Langalibalele pass and an exhilarating downhill run in to the beautiful Giants Castle Resort.

 Day 2

Distance 38 km
Ascent 1500 m
Suitable for Weekend Warriors

We return to Injisuthi via the contour path. The run from Centenary hut to just above the camp is fast and Easy.

Price R 5150

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Day 1

Distance 48 km
Ascent 3500 m
Suitable for Mountain Goats

Starting from the door of the Cathedral Peak Hotel we ascend the high berg via the Camel, Windy Corner and Organ Pipes. This route has the most majestic and possibly highest ridgeline run in South Africa. We travel about 12 km all of it above 3200m at times getting above 3300 m. A great route to run if you have the legs. The descent via Grays Pass is technical and guaranteed to work your quads to jelly. This is a truly adventurous route and one of our best routes in the Drakensberg.

 Day 2

Distance 20 km
Ascent 1000 m
Suitable for Mountain Goats

Starting at the Drakensberg Sun we ascend the little berg via Steilberg and then on to Stable Cave and a fast fun descent of Jacobs Ladder. We then return via the contour path or Blue Grotto trail depending on how the group feels

Price R 5150

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Day 1

Distance 27 km
Ascent 2500 m
Suitable for Berg Bunnies

We climb the little berg via Bannermans Hut trail and turn left upon reach the contour path. Some beautiful contour path running leads us to one of the best downhill runs in the Drakensberg. Guaranteed to leave a smile on your face.

 Day 2

Distance 15 km
Ascent 800 m
Suitable for Berg Bunnies

We once again ascend the little berg up to the the very foot of Giants Castle before turning left along the contour path and another fantastic downhill run back to camp.

Price R 5350

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Day 1

Distance 22 km
Ascent 1100 m
Suitable for Berg Bunnies

We climb the little berg skirting Sheba’s Breasts on the way to the contour path. A short cruise along the contour path will bring us to another one of the famous downhill ridgeline runs of the Central Drakensberg. It’s a short day so we have time for relaxing in the bar, going for walks or just lazing about in preparation for Day 2.

 Day 2

Distance 42 km
Ascent 2500 m
Suitable for Weekend Warriors

We once again ascend the little berg on the ridge up to Langalibalele Pass (2900 m). Big climbs lie ahead as we climb over Sangabethu and Popple ridges(both over 3200 m ) on our way to Corner Pass where our descent to Injisuthi begins.

Day 3

Distance 26 km
Ascent 1200 m
Suitable for Berg Bunnies

Leaving Injisuthi we climb up the beautiful Van Heyningens Pass on our way to Shada Ridge and the little berg. Shada ridge trail leads through the grasslands towards Monks Cowl in the distance. We descend via the Sphinx to Monks Cowl resort and an epic 3 days of Drakensberg running.

Price R 6800

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Day 1

Distance 25 km
Ascent 2000 m
Suitable for Berg Bunnies

Starting after breakfast on Saturday morning we drive up to Sentinel Car Park. From there it’s a hike up to Mont Aux Sources at 3282 m. We return wit a round trip along the escarpment edge taking in Tugela Falls and descending via the gully.

 Day 2

Distance 16 km
Ascent 800 m
Suitable for Berg Bunnies

We drive around to Thendele Camp in the Royal Natal Reserve. From there we follow the trail up to the stunning Tugela Gorge. A short stop at the end of the trail for a splash in the rock pools and we head back down the way we came. This is an iconic Drakensberg hike and an absolute bucket list run for any aspiring trail runner.

Price R 5100

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Day 1

Distance 60 km
Ascent 3200 m
Suitable for Mountain Goats

This is a big day. We start before sunrise and ascend the high berg via Giants Castle Pass and onwards to the highest point in Southern Africa, Thaba Nthelyana 3482 m. We end the day at Sani Top lodge which boasts the highest pub in Southern Africa.

 Day 2

Distance 38 km
Ascent , Descent 1500 m , 2400 m descent
Suitable for Mountain Goats

Another early start sees us set off along the escarpment edge and our descent to Glengarry 38 km later.

Price R 7100

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