Mount Sheba, a Forever Lodge, has numerous short trails in excellent condition. These range from dense natural forest meanders to grassy paths along the ridge high above the lodge. Ilanga Trails has found routes to join these trails, creating a testing 20km route with about 800m of ascent. The 12km and 6km trails will take the runner though magical forests of towering trees, hundreds of years old, crossing streams and through shady groves.
All finishers will receive a medal. Amazing prizes such as weekends in various other Forever Resorts and spot prizes are up for grabs. The hosts have pulled out all the stops to make this a fun filled farewell to winter.
The venue has hotel rooms and time share units. There are also limited camping facilities. The cuisine is of the best that Mpumalanga has to offer.
09 Aug 2014
Mt Sheba, a Forever Lodge, R533, between Lydenburg & Pilgrim Rest
Online Start Date:
24 Mar 2014
Online End Date:
06 Aug 2014
082 894 0432
Distance & Entry Fee
20km Trail Run
Runners must carry at least 1lt water. There will be two aid station with water and energy drinks on the route.
SORRY NO WALKERS!
Minimum age on race day: 18 years old.
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: 16 years old.
Minimum age on race day: 10 years old.
The 20km route starts off at about 1650m and runs through natural forest eventually climbing to a contour path. It then follows the entrance road for a while before heading along the ridge (1920m) above the lodge. A steep drop off takes you down to the lowest point (1450m). Following a stream for a while you then start to climb back towards the lodge on an interesting single track. You then head off along well marked single track though the indigenous forest, past waterfalls, crossing over to the final trail, really showing what the property has to offer the nature lover.
The 12km route starts off with the 20km though the forest and onto the contour path. Following the entrance road for a short way it leaves the long route and sets off below the ridge (1870m) before re-joining the long route with and its stunning single track sections through the indigenous forest.
The 6km route is almost entirely run in the natural forest surrounding the lodge, passing waterfalls and crossing streams, this is really a great way to spend a morning.
Walkers welcome on the 6km route.
Sorry NO dogs allowed.
Saturday 9th August 2014
06h45 Registrations at Start
08h00 20km & 12km Trail Briefing
08h05 20km & 12km Trail Run
08h10 6km Trail Briefing
08h55 6km Trail Run
11h00 Prize Giving
The trail starts and finishes at Mount Sheba, a Forever Lodge.
GPS: 24°53'14.76"S - 30°40'45.39"E
Registration starts at 07h00 and the races start from 08h30 on Saturday 9th August 2014.
Prize giving is to be held at 11h30 at the start / finish area.
Ilanga Trail - Clive Smart 082 894 0432
Web Site: www.ilangatrails.co.za
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 R36 towards Ohrigstad for ± 30 kilometres until the Pilgrim’s Rest turnoff (R533) turn right.
* Approximately 15 kilometres later you will see the Forever Resorts Mount Sheba sign post.
* The first 5km to Forever Resorts Mount Sheba is a gravel road; the last 3km to the Hotel is tarred.