After trying to find out the fastest known times for some of the better known trail runs in the Drakensberg and coming up empty handed as there is no site in the world that lists the tracks, supplies the GPX tracks or records the stunning achievements by trail runners.
We have thus dedicated a section of our website to trail running in the Drakensberg which includes a brief description, the GPX downloadable tracks and the current Fastest Known Times (FKTs) of many of these popular trail running routes in the Drakensberg.
If you have a trail run you would like added or hear of a new FKT for any of the trail runs listed please let us know and we will update the website.
We will endeavour to stay in touch with many of the trail runners we already know so as to maintain and grow this section of the website.
It has always been planned to fully integrate the website information about the Maloti-Drakensberg Park into an online map, technology has finally allowed for this upgrade.
The Google satellite map now shows the markers of all the Bushman Paintings, Peaks, Passes, Caves, Huts, Hikes, Activities, Accommodation and Places we have listed. All you need do is view a section of the map, click on the marker to see what is there and if wanting more information click the read more link, it doesn't get any easier than this.
Remember to also use the search bar (top right) on all pages for quick access to any of the information you may be looking for, the search results will lead you to the exact information you need to find on our website.
After much research and consultation with many of the current hiking guides in the Drakensberg we are starting a dedicated section showcasing guided hikes offered by the hiking guides where online bookings can be made.
Over the next two months at least 15 guided hikes will be added to this section, offering you many different hikes, an easy search function to find scheduled hikes that suit the dates you are able to go on the hike and varying pricing options to suit everyone's budget.
No fee is to be paid for by the hiking guides and a small commission will be earned only on actual bookings. This commission income will only be utilised for research and promotion of the Drakensberg.
Drakensberg Hikes is your information resource about the Maloti-Drakensberg Park which showcases the beauty of the Drakensberg and provides information about hikes, accommodation and activities. You can browse which pass, peak, cave or valley you would like to visit next and contact the service providers via their personal contact forms on the website.
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