Start Preparing For Spring Now

Adrenaline enthusiasts flock to the Drakensberg in spring year after year. The diverse trails, beautiful plains and high and winding mountain range Drakensberg mountain range make for a memorable experience.
True to form, time waits for no man. We’re slowing escaping the icy clutches of winter and well into the third quarter of the year. There’s no better time than now to prepare for the break of spring at the Drakensberg.
From temperatures of 30°C to very cold and heavy snow, the Drakensberg spring can be just as unpredictable as our summer weather. However, come rain or shine this stunning world class location continues to play host to some of South Africa’s most exciting outdoor sporting events.`
Bring the family or come with friends for an adrenaline filled weekend or holiday. Escape the everyday routine for a trip on the wild side amidst the sharp and the winding hills of the uKhahlamba mountain range. Here are two of the most popular events in area:

The Giant’s Cup Uncut 2016

The Giant’s Cup Uncut (GCU) is an Ultra trail race, set over the 5-day Giant’s Cup Hiking Trail, in the Maloti-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site in the Southern Drakensberg. This mind and body testing race is a solo 65 km event where runners will traverse the entire route in a single non-stop effort.
The event weekend starts with registration and dinner on Friday, 16 September 2016 at the Sani Pass Hotel and finishes at the Bushman’s Nek Resort on Sunday, 18 September 2016 with the farewell breakfast.
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Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens MTB & Trail Running Challenge

Spend a weekend away in the Southern Drakensberg on a serious test of your fitness for a change of pace.
Growing in popularity, the second in the series of the Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens MTB & Trail Running Challenge will certainly test your resilience and stamina.
So check your mountain bikes tyre pressure, dust off your running shoes and head on up to this beautiful setting. This is the ideal way to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the magnificent southern Drakensberg, crisp mountain air, rejuvenating clear streams and 860 hectares of mountain land.
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So plan your Drakensberg spring getaway right now and enjoy the thrills here with us at Oaklands Country Manor.