From the dark damp fissures of the world renowned Cango Caves, to the snow packed peaks of the mighty Swartberg mountain range, this is the Dryland Traverse and it is a race like no other. From an underground start to an eventual cresting of the highest mountain range in the Cape, there simply is no equal when it comes to a sense of achievement, setting and the overall spirit – the Dryland Traverse is a must for every adventure seeker.
Mens Solo 1St Place

Mens Solo 1St Place

Robert Rorich
Womens Solo 1st Place

Womens Solo 1st Place

Danette Smith

Mens Team 1st Place

Mens Team 1st Place

John April & Francois Maquassa
Womens Team 1st Place

Womens Team 1st Place

Chantel Nienaber & Katya Sogot

Mixed Team 1st Place

Mixed Team 1st Place

Landie Greyling & Christiaan Greyling
May 25, 2017
There is always fun to be had on the trails of the Dryland Traverse. Photo by

Celebrating the Spirit of the Dryland Traverse

The Dryland Traverse trail running stage race may be dubbed an “Adventure Trail Run” and it certainly is, but the true differentiator between the Dryland Traverse and other events is […]
May 25, 2017

Dryland Traverse Party: Cirque du Karoo

The circus is coming to the Klein Karoo and if you love to get into the fancy dress spirit as much as you love trail running you’d better enter the […]
March 20, 2017
The Dryland Traverse offers the unique opportunity to run through a section of the Cango Caves. Seen here, Landie Greyling in action in 2016. Photo by

Entries Open for 2017 Dryland Traverse

Dryland Event Management’s only event to bear the Dryland name, the Dryland Traverse Adventure Trail Run, has garnered a reputation as a challenging but highly enjoyable event – both on […]
  • What an incredible event. Location stunning, trails awesome, catering delicious and organisation magnificent. I rate this event 10/10.
    Debbie Talmage Polack
  • This is arguably the race with one of the best vibes I have ever seen. Fantastic organisation and great sponsors.
    Sarel Esterhuizen
  • I didn't think it was possible, the best just got better! Thank you to the amazing team at Dryland for once again exceeding our expectations. What a weekend , amazing challenging routes , great food and to all the participants great "Gees" , you guys are the best I think many mountain bikers have become trail runners after this weekend. And how was that party on Saturday evening the charts! The Kraal will be back!
    Lloyd Martindale
  • I have done many 3 day events (MTB, AR, Trail) and this is probably the one with the best atmosphere ever. I could not believe the party on Saturday night - I have never seen that before on a stage race. Fantastic. Also love the friendly care that the organisers take and attention to detail. Very special event. Well Done!
    Survey Participant number 22