Race Info

All packages include the following:


Tented Village:

Team Entry: R8,950.00 (Early bird: R8,600.00 - valid until 31 Dec 2017)
Solo Entry: R4,850.00 (Early bird: R4,450.00 - valid until 31 Dec 2017)

Tented accommodation is included in the standard entry package – it is spacious enough for you and your travel bag.

  • Spacious 2 man tent per runner - ready for occupation when you arrive at the race village.
  • Comfortable mattress.
  • Hot showers.
  • Clean accessible toilets.
  • Swimming pool.
  • Bring your own bedding.

None of the tents in the tented village may be moved to another campsite

Own Accomodation booking:

Team Entry: R8,450.00 (Early bird: R8,100.00 - valid until 31 Dec 2017)
Solo Entry: R4,700.00 (Early bird: R4,300.00 - valid until 31 Dec 2017)

This option is available for those runners that would like to stay close by or supply their own tent or caravan.

If you choose this option and wish to stay at the race village you need to book your campsite stand directly with De Hoek Mountain Resort.
Visit http://dehoekmountainresort.co.za for more information or contact details. Do not arrive at De Hoek without a pre-booked campsite stand, all of these will be pre-sold.


  • 1 November 2018Registration and Prologue

    12h00-15h30 | Registration
    15h30 | Prologue Briefing (Compulsory)
    16h00 | Shuttle to race start (Cango Caves)
    16h30 | Prologue start (Prologue start times available on the website)
    19h00 | Dinner
    20h00 | Race Briefing for Stage 1 (Compulsory)
  • 2 November 2018 Stage 1 | Swartberg mountain

    06h30 | Breakfast
    08h30 | Race Starts (May start earlier. TBA at race briefing.) Shuttle from race finish (Kobus se Gat) back to race village (De Hoek)
    12h00 | Lunch
    18h30 | Dinner
    19h00 | Race Briefing
  • 3 November 2018 Stage 2 | Raubenheimer Dam

    06h30 | Breakfast
    07h45 | Shuttle to race start (Rus & Vrede waterfall)
    08h30 | Race starts
    12h00 | Lunch
    18h30 | Dinner
    19h00 | Race Briefing – Stage 3
    20h00 | Themed Party: TBA
  • 4 November 2018Stage 3 | De Hoek

    07h30 | Breakfast
    09h00 | Race Starts
    11h30 | Lunch
    12h00 | Prize Giving

Compulsory Equipment

(30 minutes penalty per item)

Hydration Backpack or hip pouch with bottles with sufficient capacity
Thermal top
Outer shell jacket
Space blanket
Extra food
Light of any form - for prologue only
Buff / hat

Massage Package

Pre-booking before the race is necessary

The Dryland Traverse is a 4 day Mountain adventure stage trail run covering 88KMS which take place in the klein karoo,South Africa. From the arid, dry semi-desert of Groot Karoo, to the hilly passes and lush vegetation of the klein karoo, the swartberg mountain range showcases diversity starting in the deep chambers of the Kango Caves, runners traverse jeep and single tracks, waterfalls and pass the precisely engineered National Monument. Allow us to be your partner for your ultimate recovery experience. EPT the ultimate recovery experience, a multi-disciplinary team, are privileged to provide you with a hands-on sports massage service on behalf of the event coordinators, Dryland. Their massage therapy is administered with up to date treatment techniques, and effective treatment products, executed by highly qualified therapists.
They also offer a variety of massage therapy products that enables the client to do self-treatment to ensure overall health of the body. Their professional services include recovery massage therapy, myofascial release, ice baths, strapping, taping and stretching. They also provide general advice on optimal recovery during and after the event. EPT is now working with COMPEX SA to provide you with another tool to aid in your post event recover. COMPEX, is an electrical muscle stimulation device developed over the past 30 years and houses up to date patented technology, or MI, scans YOUR muscle physiology and automatically adjust the parameters within the program to YOUR body/muscle state. Compex recovery programs are based on scientific evidence and results in a 300% increase in blood flow and 25% decrease in lactic acid

We offer the following:

Pre-event Massage and Stretching
Recovery Massage and Stretching
Pre-event Strapping and Taping (Kinesio taping and EAB strapping)
Strapping and Taping (Kinesio taping and EAB strapping)
Foam rolling station (foam rollers and myofascial ball provided)


Training Program

Mauritz Jansen van Rensburg

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