Mountain Biking & Trail Running


Based at All Out Adventures, Drakensberg Trails offers over 150km of exclusive single track in the heart of the spectacular Northern Drakensberg Mountains. World class riding and trail running on your door step is a reality when you stay at one of many accommodation venues located on the Drakensberg Trails Network.

Experience the best of riding and trail running in South Africa with:

  1. Secure environment
  2. Reliable colour coded marking
  3. Trail map provided with pass purchase
  4. Variety of trails
  5. Spares and repairs available at All Out Adventures, centrally located to the whole trail system
  6. Guide services available
  7. Full suspension Rental bikes available

Trail passes can be purchased from All Out Adventures, Montusi Mountain Lodge, Alpine Heath Resort, Oak and Ale Restuarant (at Hlalanathi) and The Cavern Drakensberg Resort and Spa.

There are 4 main marked trails:

Gypsies Bend

trails-gypsiesWide, groomed single track through the veld with moderate grades. Features include easy stream crossings, acacia trees and dramatic
views of the Little Berg.

The bulk of the climbing happens in the first half of the ride.

Rating Easier
Distance 14km
Elevation Gain 180m
Marking Colour Green

Montusi Gorge

trails-gorgeGroomed single track with more difficult grades.

Features include: exposed traverses, wide bermed quad tracks, switch backs, stream crossings and beautiful scenery.
Highlights include the Montusi Waterfall Cave and breathtaking views of the Amphitheater.

Rating More Difficult
Distance 20km
Elevation Gain 369m
Marking Colour Blue

Grotto Trail

trails-grottoGroomed single track with most difficult grades. Features include: Long steep climbs, exposed traverses, long narrow bridges, sheer sand stone rock features, elevated fast peddling plateaus, long flowing downhill’s with big berms.

Rating Most Difficult
Distance 30km
Elevation Gain 650m
Marking Colour Red

Berghouse Trail

trails-berghouseGroomed single track with most difficult grades.
Features include: separate tracks up the east end of the valley with long steep climbs, exposed traverses, multiple switch backs, long technical downhill’s, long vistas of the Amphitheater.

There is a good chance of seeing zebra, Blesbuck and Eland.

Rating Most Difficult
Distance 35km
Elevation Gain 790m
Marking Colour Purple

General Information

Trail Pass Costs:
R110 per day and R200 for Weekend 2 day pass, Full stay pass R300
Kids pass / runner R60 (full stay). Includes a colour map

Passes available from:
All Out Adventures, Montusi Mountain Lodge, Alpine Heath, The Berghouse & Cottages, The Cavern, Sungubala, Orion Mont aux Sources

Venues offering direct access to trails:

  • All Out Adventures,
  • Alpine Heath,
  • The Berghouse & Cottages,
  • The Cavern Drakenberg Resort and Spa,
  • Greenfire Drakensberg Lodge,
  • Hlalanathi Drakensberg Resort,
  • The Ledges Retreat,
  • Montusi Mountain Lodge,
  • Orion Mont aux Sources,
  • Sungubala Eco Camp,
  • The Tower of Pizza.


Royal Drakensberg MTB & Trail Run 07 April 2018

Ridetheberg 30th June & 01st July 2018

Runtheberg 06th & 07th October 2018

Land owners

Many thanks to the following establishments who allow access to their properties for events and trails: