If you’ve got an appetite for adventure and a talent for outdoor activities, the X-Berg Challenge in the Drakensberg will put your fitness and flying skills to the ultimate test.
Date: 28 April 2016 – 01 May 2016
Starting Point: 07h00, Top of Oliviershoek Pass
The X-Berg Challenge
Calling all runners, mountain bikers and paragliders. The annual X-Berg Challenge is a three-and-a-half-day adventure race, spanning 150 km of Drakensberg terrain. The aim of the race is to cross the finish line as quickly as possible, but the route you follow and how you cover the distance is completely up to you! Simply run, ride or glide – or use a combination of the three, if you’re a jack of all trades – past the official turn points in the correct order.
Race Across the Drakensberg
Interested? The entry fee of R1750.00pp includes ground support, a four-day pass to the KZN Wildlife Park, real-time live tracking, emergency support, daily goodie bags and more. But whether you choose to race the X-Berg Challenge solo, in a team, or relay between turn points, the entry requirements are no run of the mill. You have to be qualified and experienced in paragliding, adventure racing, mountaineering and/or mountain biking to qualify.
Stay at Oaklands
After 150km of action-packed adventure racing, no one will blame you for wanting a little R&R. A stay at Oaklands Country Manor in the tranquil Northern Drakensberg is exactly what you need to relax, regroup and recuperate after the X-Berg Challenge.
No plans for the long weekend at the end of April? Perhaps three days of running along trails, riding down mountain sides and gliding through the Drakensberg’s lush valleys is for you? With less than a month to go before the start gun fires, best you book your spot soon!