Gearing Up for the Fairview Dryland Traverse

1.The Fairview Dryland Traverse offers trail runners the unique opportunity of running through the Cango Caves. Photo by:

1. The Fairview Dryland Traverse offers trail runners the unique opportunity of running through the Cango Caves. Photo by:

The Fairview Dryland Traverse is now just under a month away but there are still a select few entries remaining for the four day trail running showpiece. The event boasts three full stages and a spectacular prologue through the Cango Caves, along with a beautiful race village and a festival atmosphere.

Dubbed an adventure trail run the Fairview Dryland Traverse includes excitement both on and off the trails. The highlights on the trails include an exclusive run through the Precambrian limestone cavern of the Cango Caves, summiting the Swartberg Pass and kilometres upon kilometres of rugged mountain singletracks, while back in the race village scrumptious catering awaits, as does the famous Dryland Chill Zone and the infamous Fairview Dryland Traverse Saturday night party…

The trail running gets underway with a once in a lifetime (unless you return to take on the Fairview Dryland Traverse again) run through the Cango Caves on Thursday the 3rd of November. The serious trail running then kicks off with the 27km first stage, which crests the Swartberg Pass before taking in some truly spectacular mountain singletracks, on Friday the 4th. On Saturday a 23km jaunt past the Raubenheimer Dam and along a newly reopened 7km section of trail set the scene for the evening’s festivities. For the 2016 Fairview Dryland Traverse the theme has been set for a beach party, so pack in your board shorts, bikinis, hula skirts and your best dance moves. There are prizes up for grabs for the best dressed teams to incentivise you to have even more fun.

The 2016 Fairview Dryland Traverse concludes with an 11km cross-country style stage around the De Hoek Mountain Resort race village, on Sunday the 5th, leaving you with enough time to say your good-byes and head for home before sun starts to descend from the crystal blue Klein Karoo afternoon sky.

Entries to the Fairview Dryland Traverse are limited to 250 trail runners and you can enter either as a solo runner or as a team of two. Entries are open until the 15th of October or until the capacity of 250 entrants is reached. To secure your spot in the 2016 Fairview Dryland Traverse please visit

Fast Facts: Fairview Dryland Traverse
Dates: 3 – 6 November 2016
Venue: De Hoek Mountain Resort, near Oudtshoorn
Prologue: 8km through the Cango Caves with 480m of altitude gain
Stage 1: 27km along the Swartberg Mountains with 1 290m of altitude gain
Stage 2: 23km past the Raubenheimer Dam with 890m of altitude gain
Stage 3: 11km of scenic cross-country trail running with 450m of altitude gain
Entries: From R4 300 per person
Entries Close: 15 October 2016 or when the allotted 250 entries are sold
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