2019 Route & GPS co-ordinates

2019 X-Berg Extreme Challenge
3-day race

  • Straight line distance from Turn Point to Turn Point = 140 km (this is as the crow flies)
  • If Trail Running you can expect to cover between 150 km to 165 km (this depends on your route finding)
  • If Mountain Biking you can expect to cover 310 km to 340 km (this depends on your route finding)
  • Elevation gains 10,000 m Mountain Biking and 8,000 m Trail Running

Start:  The Border Post (Windmill Farm & The Phatt Chef Roadside Diner & BB), Oliviershoek Pass, Northern Drakensberg, GPS: S28° 33.167' E29° 04.583'

TP1: Point near Phuthaditjhaba along the way to Witsieshoek, GPS: S28° 35.355' E28° 51.340’ - Radius 11 km

TP2: Point near Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge GSP: S28° 44.371' E28° 53.933’ - Radius 800 m

TP3: Point in Mnweni Cut Back, GPS: S28° 53.359' E28° 59.976’ - Radius 10 km

TP4: Point between Mnweni Cultural Village and Didima Camp (the hotel), GPS: S28° 53.136' E29° 12.560’ - Radius 5 km

TP5: Point on top of Mike's Pass, GPS: S28° 58.345' E29° 14.166’ - Radius for Mountain Bikers 400 m, Radius for Trail Runners & Paragliders 1,500 m

TP6: Point near Jacob's Ladder, GPS: S28° 59.444' E29° 20.927’ - Radius 5 km 

TP7: Point near Monk's Cowl, GPS: S29° 03.532' E29° 23.087’ - Radius 2 km

TP8: Point near Wonder Valley, GPS: S28° 05.260' E29° 25.276’ - Radius 2 km

TP9: Point in Injusuthi Valley, GPS: S29° 07.994' E29° 28.558’ - Radius 3,5 km

TP10: Point near Artmore, GPS: S29° 02.605' E29° 28.763’

Finish: El Mirador Airfield, Drakensberg Brewery at the airfield, Champagne Valley, Central Drakensberg, GPS: S28° 59.346' E29° 28.515’ - by crossing the finish line


For GPX/GPS tracks and suggested routes contact us: info@BHandE.com

  • 2019 X-Berg Mini Challenge
    2-day race

    •  Straight line distance from Turn Point to Turn Point = 40 km (this is as the crow flies)
    • If Trail Running you can expect to cover between 55 km to 65 km (this depends on your route finding)
    • If Mountain Biking you can expect to cover 105 km to 115 km (this depends on your route finding)
    • Elevation gains 3,200 m Mountain Biking and 2,200 m Trail Running

  • Start:  Didima Camp (the hotel), Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, Northern Drakensberg
    , GPS . by crossing the start line
    TP1: Point on top of Mike's Pass, GPS: S28° 58.345' E29° 14.166’ - Radius for Mountain Bikers 400 m, Radius for Trail Runners & Paragliders 1,500 mTP2: Point near Jacob's Ladder, GPS: S28° 59.444' E29° 20.927’ - Radius 5 km 

    TP3: Point near Monk's Cowl, GPS: S29° 03.532' E29° 23.087’ - Radius 2 km

    TP4: Point near Wonder Valley, GPS: S28° 05.260' E29° 25.276’ - Radius 2 km

    TP5: Point in Injusuthi Valley, GPS: S29° 07.994' E29° 28.558’ - Radius 3,5 km

    TP6: Point near Artmore, GPS: S29° 02.605' E29° 28.763’

    Finish: El Mirador Airfield, Drakensberg Brewery at the airfield, Champagne Valley, Central Drakensberg, GPS: S28° 59.346' E29° 28.515’ - by crossing the finish line


    For GPX/GPS tracks and suggested routes contact us: info@BHandE.com

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