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Cathkin Trails is a non-proft organisation based in the Central Drakensberg. We are passionate about mountain biking and are dedicated to developing and maintaining a network of mountain bike trails in the Cathkin Valley area.

To date 30 kilometres of trails have already been built and marked and a further 10 kilometres have been built, ready to be marked.

Fees: Cyclists need to sign an indemnity form and pay at the various start points before using any of the trails. A wristband will then be issued for easy identification by landowners and other trail users.

The starting points are The Nest Hotel, Valley Bakery, Mountain Splendour, Ardmore Guesthouse, Champagne Sports Resort,  Drakensberg Brewery

The current fees are:

R50 per day for cyclists;
R200 per week;
R700 for Annual membership and get unlimited use of the trails.

We will also be hosting organised events. Please take a look at our website: or Facebook page for more details.


The ULTRA X is a 3-day multi-stage challenge within the legendary Drakensberg Mountains. This ‘Xtreme multisport challenge will push triathletes to endure some of SA’s toughest winter conditions in the most beautiful area of Southern Africa. The challenge takes athletes on a journey from the highlands of the impressive Freestate province down the Oliviershoek Pass in the Northern Berg into the heart of one SA’s World Heritage sites, the Central Drakensberg.This event is a fully inclusive challenge, where athletes will be presented with 3 days of high endurance racing, 2 nights full board accommodation, loaded goodie bag with race apparel as well as fully equipped water tables and feeding stations along the race routes. Athletes will be looked after at the exclusive and high Champagne Sports Resort. All meals will be provided to all athletes. Evening briefings will prepare the athletes to the next day’s challenges, giving them insight into the profiles, challenges and courses that lie ahead, as well as building up comradery and sharing war stories.

The event is exclusively limited to 200 competitors in year 1, giving each athlete a personal and intimate connection with this exclusive event.

See website for details and to enter.

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