Experience full immersion in South Africa's highest mountain range. Single track heaven, sublime wilderness and so much space to enjoy this remarkable event. You will be able to run into Lesotho, along the top of the Drakensberg Mountains and really soak up the tranquility and beauty of this majestic mountain range. There is something for everyone with a tough 100mile, a 100k, 62k and 32k and even a 21k. Small town hospitality at its best in this remote race village atmosphere. There have been some fresh logistical changes for 2020, including the Sani Pass Hotel as race hub and finish venue for all the events. All events take place within the Southern area of the internationally renowned Maloti Drakensberg World Heritage Site ensuring that large swathes of this iconic wilderness are traversed and participants will experience mountain running at its very finest. Runcation is the official accommodation and logistics partner and we have put together customized travel packages to help you, the runner, get the most out of your event experience.

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Why join Runcation for Ultra Trail Drakensberg?


Come and run in Big Sky Big Mountain country...on some of South Africa’s wildest trails.

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But first, we’ll do some touring in and around Cape Town.

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And a visit to COMRADES House, to soak in all the history of this great road ultra marathon.


Run free on flowing singletrack trails in crisp mountain air.

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Get your MOUNTAIN STOKE on. enjoy massive vistas, endless space.

We’ll be there for you at the FINISH LINE.

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Savour the moment after your BIG DAY OUT.


There will be post race CELEBRATIONS to suit your style.


We’ll take you on a once in a lifetime post-race SAFARI.

For more on the event itself, and how to enter, have a look at their website: www.ultratraildrakensberg.com

For any questions about booking a Runcation to this event, hit the button below.
We look forward to hearing from you.

Photography: Xavier Briel, Kirsten Oliver, Anthony Grote, Julie Steele.