Trail and Mountain Bike Challenge

Mountain bikers and trail runners get ready for an even bigger and better event this year!

This year we have chosen the spectacular Flitwick Ranch to host our annual Encounter EG Trail Run and MTB Challenge. Situated adjacent to Ntsikeni Nature Reserve in Swartberg, the area boast a number of threatened and protected species. For our adventurers we have a selection of trails available from easy steady climbs to the more technical sections. For our trail runners we have a 5km fun run, 12km and a 21km routes available and for our MTB enthusiast we have a 6km fun ride, 35km intermediate and a more technical 65+ km. These routes all have breathtaking views of the surrounding country side and the Drakenseberg and are in the process of being made permanent so guest are always welcome to enjoy the trails long after the race is completed. The Encounter event will be an opportunity for families to come out and enjoy the beautiful countryside and farming environment with pony and cart rides available for the smaller members of the family through to perfectly roasted coffee and cake or delicious lunch in the cafe overlooking a beautiful little dam.  Soak up the outdoors and adventure into the unique East Griqualand countryside. All funds raised from the event will in support of the Endangered Wildlife Trust stewardship activities within the Southern Drakensberg region.

Accommodation will be available at Flitwich Ranch ( as well as St Bernard’s Peak Mountain Lodge ( with option of camping at the hotel or on the Swartberg Polo Field.

For race pre- entries please visit Pre registration will be at Flitwick Ranch on Friday from 2pm. Zapper available on the day

Date and Time: 2 November 2019, 6am

Place: Flitwick Ranch, Swartberg, KZN. Exit R617 to Swartberg polo fields

Contact person: Janine Rennie 082 532 7836 or email