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YOUR package include the following:

A trail run that exposes you to all the Klein Karoo can offer. A prologue that starts underground in the world famous Cango Caves, a traverse of the majestic Swartberg mountain range and the ascent of the world heritage site of the Swartberg Mountain pass.

4 Stages and 3 nights’ accommodation (Choose your accommodation separately)

Official Race apparel.
Enter before 31 August 2024 to receive complimentary event apparel.

3 Scrumptious meals per day.
From dinner on Thursday evening until lunch on Sunday.

Hot showers, Clean accessible toilets and a swimming pool.

Nutritional needs of the runners are kept in mind.
Vegetarian options available at extra cost. Please contact us on info@dryland.co.za if you have any other special requirements regarding meals.



Team Entry: R12 500.00 per team
Solo Entry: R7 100.00 per person

Luxury Canvas Tent 
Your luxury tent accommodation upgrade includes:

  • A 2.5 x 2.5 meter safari dome luxury tent (sleeps one or two)
  • Two beds with white linen: duvet and pillows
  • One or two comfortable camping chairs

Please note that we only have 50 luxury tents available.

In addition to purchasing your entry: R4 000.00

Standard Canvas Tent

  • Standard 2 x 2 meter tent per runner – ready for occupation when you arrive at the race village
  • Comfortable mattress included
  • Bring your own bedding

None of the tents in the tented village may be moved to another campsite.
In addition to purchasing your entry: R750.00


R2 150.00 per stand with electricity

Please note campsites will be cordoned off from each other, and each stand will be pre allocated to a participant.

Formal Accommodation

Not keen for a tent?  Don’t worry, we have chalets available at De Hoek Mountain Resort.  You will be walking distance from the race village.
Chalet (Sleep four people) – R4 785.00
Chalet (Sleeps six people) – R5 850.00

Supporter packages 

To purchase packages, the participant must log in and add the package to their profile.  Standard tented accommodation and all meals are included.

Cost: R2 565.00



12:00-15:30 | Registration
12:00-15:30 | Prologue Briefing (Digital screens during registration)
16:00 | Shuttle to race start (Cango Caves)
16:30 | Prologue start
19:00 | Dinner
20:00 | Race Briefing for Stage 1 (Compulsory)

Stage 1 | Swartberg mountain

06:00 | Breakfast
07:00 | Shuttle to start (Swartberg pass, Ou Tol)
07:45 | Race Starts
12:00 | Lunch
18:30 | Dinner
19:30 | Race Briefing


06:00 | Breakfast
07:00 | Shuttle to race start (De Kombuys)
07:45 | Race starts (De Kombuys)
12:00 | Lunch
18:30 | Dinner
19:30 | Race Briefing
20:00 | Themed Party


07:00 | Breakfast
09:00 | Race Starts
11:30 | Lunch
12:00 | Prize Giving

Compulsory Equipment

(30 minutes penalty per item)

Hydration Backpack or hip pouch with bottles with sufficient capacity
Headlight for Prologue
Thermal top
Outer shell jacket
Space blanket
Extra food
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 Cango 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)


Please contact EPT Recovery for more information:
Tel: 021 808 3469 Email: info@eptrecovery.com Web: www.eptrecovery.com

Training Program

Mauritz Jansen van Rensburg

Week 1-4

Session1 : 
35min Easy Excel for 1min fast after every 5min

Session 2 : 
20min Easy, 20min Tempo pace, 10min Interval pace

Session 3 : 
Long slow distance run: 1h00

Session 4 : 
Cross set: 10min rowing, 20 push ups, 30min easy run, 50 x Skipping, 10 min fast run.

Add 5min every week for session 1, add 10min every week for session 3, add 10 skips and 5 push ups every week session 4

Week 5-8

Session1 : 
1h00 Easy run offroad, every 10min go hard for 3min

Session 2 : 
10min Easy, 20x walking lunges, 20min Tempo, 20x w/lunges, 30min Easy running.

Session 3 : 
Long slow distance run: 1h45

Session 4 : 
Back to back sessions(2xruns), ideal Friday evening and Saturday morning. Run(a): 45 min including hills or steps Tempo pace, Run(b) 1h30 if possible offroad with water/backpack.

Add 30sec to the 3min Interval part of session1, add 10min every week to session 3, start using your breakfast to get fimiliar with it before Run(b) session 4.

Week 9-10

Session1 : 
10min warm-up, 5x6min fast effort with 3min easy jog recovery, 10min C/down

Session 2 : 
15min Easy, 25x walking lunges, 25min Tempo, 25x w/lunges, 35min Easy running.

Session 3 : 
Long slow distance run: 2h30, incorporate hills and or steps in your route.

Session 4 : 
Back to back sessions(3xruns), ideal Friday evening 1h20, Saturday morning 1h30 and one hour later a 25min Tempo run.

Week 11

Session1 : 
45min off road hill running, work hard on the uphills

Session 2 : 
10min warm-up, 4x4min at fast effort with 2min easy jog recovery, 10min cooldown

Session 3 :
60min trail E-pace, use your backpack etc to make sure all works well for the event

Session 4 : 
10min easy, 30min race pace effort, 10min cooldown

Week 12

Session1 : 
Monday: Easy 20min, 4 x 3 min hard with 1min recovery jogs, 10min Cooldown

Session 2 : 
Tuesday: Rest or Jog 30min Easy with good stretching

Session 3 : 
Wednesday: Jog 20min with 6 Strides

Prologue : 
Thursday: Warm-up 15-20min with 4x100m exellerations, just before your Dryland Traverse race prologue!!
Day 1 Dryland Traverse: warm-up by jogging 10min with 2-3, 30sec exellerations
Day 2 Dryland Traverse: warm-up by jogging 10min with 2-3, 30sec exellerations
Day 3 Dryland Traverse: warm-up by jogging 10min with 2-3, 30sec exellerations

Race Rules

Cancellations & Refunds

Refund Policy:

  • Substitutions can be done (only until 18 October 2024) at a substitution fee of R 400-00 (ZAR) per runner transferred.
  • In the event of cancellation by or on behalf of the participant due to his/her death or hospitalization, no cancellation fee will be levied.
  • Refunds up to 31 May 2024: 90% of entry fee.
  • Refunds between 01 June to 31 August 2024: 50% of entry fee.
  • Refunds between 01 September to 30 September 2024: 20% of entry fee.
  • No refunds after 30 September 2024.
  • Please note that only fully paid entries received by 31 August 2024 will receive the complimentary event apparel. We cannot place additional orders after this date, which means you will not be guaranteed to receive complimentary apparel. Entrants who are unable to attend the event, who have not made arrangements at least one week before the event date by contacting the office at info@dryland.co.za or made arrangements to collect their race packs at event registration, will forfeit their chance to claim these items after the event.
  • Entries are not transferable.
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