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

Michael Bester
Womens Solo 1st Place

Womens Solo 1st Place

Annalise Scholtz

Mens Team 1st Place

Mens Team 1st Place

Gershwill Jacobs & Ettiene Plaatjies – Oudtshoorn 1
Womens Team 1st Place

Womens Team 1st Place

Nicky Steel & Kate Warner – Jog Squad

Mixed Team 1st Place

Mixed Team 1st Place

Chris Walley & Danette Smith – Less Bunny More Gazelle
November 6, 2017

Oudtshoorn Locals Dominate the Dryland Traverse Adventure Trail Run

The 2017 Dryland Traverse, the four day Adventure Trail Run staged in the Swartberg Mountains from the 2nd to the 5th of November, was dominated by the local trail runners […]
November 4, 2017
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2017 #DrylandTraverse Stage 2 | Report

Stage 2 of the 2017 Dryland Traverse took place on Saturday the 4th of November and took in 23km as it wound its way from the Rust en Vrede waterfall […]
November 3, 2017

2017 #DrylandTraverse Stage 1 | Report

The 33.1km long Stage 1 of the 2017 Dryland Traverse saw the 270 trail runners take on a route with 1 480 meters of climbing, of which 1 000 meters came within […]
  • 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