Events in the Drakensberg

The majestic Drakensberg mountains set the stage for a fantastic array of organised events throughout the year to entertain and delight our visitors.

The world-renowned Drakensberg Boys Choir School plays host to the legendary Wednesday Concerts, the annual Music in the Mountains festival, their Christmas in the Berg Music Festival and various concerts during the school calendar.

For those looking to stretch their legs and take in some fresh mountain air, the Parkruns at Cannibals Cave and Winterton are just for you. There are also many organised Trail Runs which take place at various Drakensberg resorts throughout the year.

And for those who like their fun on two wheels, some amazing multi-stage mountain bike events are lined up to test your skills and stamina.

From bowls and bridge tournaments to craft markets, from trail runs and bike races to icy swims, there is an event for you.

We’re constantly adding new events to this page, so keep checking in to see what’s lined up.

Events
16 Dec 2020

The Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Tour

23rd to 25th February (3 days) - Ride a brand new Day 1 following sections used for the World single speed championships - Manageable race distances (70km, ...
Events
16 Dec 2020

Ridetheberg

01 & 02 May 2021 - Ridetheberg 2021 is taking place. This is the perfect month for a visit to the Berg– clear days, ...
Events
16 Dec 2020

Yellow-billed Oxpecker Trail Run

15 & 16 May 2021  -  The Oxpecker Trail Run is South Africa’s top 2-day trail running event that takes place in the central Drakensberg, ...
Events
18 Dec 2020

Red-billed Oxpecker Trail Run

22 & 23 May 2021  - The Oxpecker Trail Run is South Africa’s top 2-day trail running event that takes place in the central Drakensberg, ...
Events
18 Dec 2020

African Oxpecker Trail Run

29 & 30 May 2021  - The Oxpecker Trail Run is South Africa’s top 2-day trail running event that takes place in the central Drakensberg, ...
Events
19 Dec 2020

Polar Bear Swim Challenge

26 June 2021 - Drakensberg Polar Bear Swim Challenge.  Come and join us for a day full of fun and support the Estcourt Animal ...
Events
20 Dec 2020

The Berg Show

3 & 4 September 2021 - The Berg Show is organised by local farmers and members of the Bergville community and is primarily an ...