Adventure Events

Misty Mountain Winter Warmer Trail Run

Nestled in the Northern Drakensberg mountains on the Long Tom Pass between Lydenburg and Sabie, the Misty Mountain resort offers the trail runner real value for money. The trails take one through magical pine forests, past waterfalls and over crystal clear streams.

The 6k route is ideally suited to the novice trail runner and walkers of all ages and is a mini version of the longer trails without the technical sections.

The 12km & 20km routes have a few real gnarly sections, some of which will require you to get your hands dirty. That said, they are not dangerous and the 12km is a great tester for the aspiring trail enthusiast.

The 20km route has some 800m of vertical ascent, most coming in the second half.

All finishers will receive a medal.  The hosts have pulled out all the stops to make this a fun filled winter weekend.

The venue has chalets and a cottage for hire. The cuisine is of the best that Mpumalanga has to offer.

Event Date: 28 Jun 2014
Province: Mpumalanga
Venue: Misty Mountain, Long Tom Pass, between Lydenburg & Sabie
Online Start Date: 02 Apr 2014
Online End Date: 25 Jun 2014
Contact: Clive Smart
Contact Number: 082 894 0432


Distance & Entry Fee
20km Trail Run
Runners must carry at least 1lt water. There will be one aid station with water and energy drinks  on the route.
Minimum age on race day: 18 years old.
Cost: R120
12km Trail Run
Runners should carry at least 1lt. There will be one aid station with water and  energy drinks on the route.
Minimum age on race day: 14 years old.
Cost: R80
Minimum age on race day: 10 years old.
Cost: R50

Route Description
The all routes start off at about 1660m and run through grassland, into pine forests on single and jeep tracks.  Heading up a grassy hill, the 12km & 20km branch off to re-enter the pine forests while the 6km trail climbs to a height of 1770m before following a single track all the way back down to the resort.

The 12km & 20km routes follow a forest road back towards the resort, but then turn left up a single track climb before looping around and down to the resort.

The 20km route then plunges down to 1430m before following a forest road back up to the resort.

Walkers welcome on the 6km route.

Sorry NO dogs allowed.

Saturday 28th June 2014
06h45    Registrations at Start
07h40    20km & 12km Trail Briefing
07h45    20km & 12km Trail Run
07h55    6km Trail Briefing
08h00    6km Trail Run
11h00    Prize Giving

The trail starts and finishes at Misty Mountain, Long Tom pass, Sabie.
GPS:  25° 10.488'S - 30° 39.586'E

General Information
* Registration starts at 06h45 and the races start from 07h45 on Saturday 28th June 2014.
* Prize giving is to be held at 11h00 at the start / finish area.
* There will be light snacks and refreshments available at the restaurant.

Ilanga Trail - Clive Smart 082 894 0432
Web Site:

From Johannesburg, follow the N12 highway towards Witbank.
* Continue onto the N4 highway past Middelburg until the Belfast turnoff.
* From Belfast continue through to Dullstroom and then on to the Mashishing (Lydenburg) road.
* Once you reach Mashishing (Lydenburg), take the R37 towards Sabie for ± 33 kilometres.
* Misty Mountain is on the right.
Last update on this event: 23/05/2014
Event added: 23/05/2014
General Event Details
Saturday, 28 June 2014
Map of Event Start