Prospectors Trail , Pilgrims Rest, Mpumulanga, South Africa.

Trail Prospectors Trail , Pilgrims Rest, Mpumulanga, South Africa. Distance: 37km Circular Route / 3 Day Overnight Hike/ 1 or 2 day Run Ascent: 1700m Approximately Technicality: Moderately steep climb at start, from there on, rolling hills to the finish. Open grassland escarpment running over boulder fields, as well as some forest sections with beautiful soft undergrowth. Some Rocky single …

Nelspruit Climbing Gym

What!? A Climbing Gym in Nelspruit? – C4 Climbing

By Arlo Van Heerden When something is to good to be true, well it most probably is. Not in this case though! Nelspruit is really getting a climbing gym! Not like a CityRock type of gym, but it wil still be  a facility where you will be able to train for you next project at Boven, be it for recreational …

Give Adventure a chance in Waterval Boven!

A little railway town , with nothing more than an OK supermarket , twee slaghuise (due to the fierce competition, expect some pretty good biltong!) and a bottelstoor might be all that is Waterval Boven for most first time visitors. If it wasn’t for the sign of Roc ‘n  Rope Adventures situated in the Main Street of town, it would …

The satisfying feeling of thoughtlessness : Slanghoek pile hike

Camping in South Africa? Its a topic of discussion that many people can relate to. Due to the high crime rate of the country, most people find comfort in sleeping behind locked security gates, alarm systems, large watchdogs, high walls and electric fences. The safest you feel is far from civilisation preferably surrounded by the Big 5 as your security …

Athletes Diaries – Chris Strydom – Drakensberg Northern Trail 2018

Drakensberg Northern Trail 2018 by: Chris Strydom.  Andrew and his crew promised us clear skies for race day and once the mist cleared on the high peaks we were indeed treated to perfect weather conditions for the race. However it has been raining non-stop for the two days prior to the race and this led to muddy, waterlogged trails. In …

Athletes Diaries- Marzelle van der Merwe- Drankensberg Northern Trail 2018

  DRAKENSBERG NORTHERN TRAIL 2018 By Marzelle van der Merwe   Crisp morning Drakensberg air, stinging your lungs and tingling your stomach as you take that big nervous breath before the count down reaches “one”. All that’s left now is a couple of hours of covering 40km, with 1800m of climbing.   Before you know it you will be done, …

2018 Wildseries 3 cranes challenge, Behind Sven’s Lens!

  Crazy fun for a very good cause? Well why not? So what a kickstart to shooting a list of trail events for the year of 2018. I must say, its been a slow start to the motivation i very often require to slip on some shoes and get a good block of running in, this year in particular has …

Fell off the rail? Get back onto trail! 10 easy steps…

By Arlo van Heerden Ho ho ho! December holidays, great for the belly, tragic for your fitness. We’ve all been there, Lacing up your shoes in January with no idea how our body is going to respond to the extra pounds the beach holiday magically managed to add. For a lot of people the new years resolutions fly out the …

Mount Anderson Adventure

By Arlo Van Heerden Mount Anderson. 2273 metres above sea level. The highest point in the Lowveld and also the summit where three adventure seeking okes spent their Saturday night. Johardt (my brother)has been nagging me and Bruno ( our adventure buddy and lift )  about spending a night on top of Mount Anderson for quite some time, so when …

Lesotho Ultra trail 2017 Video

Lesotho Ultra Trail 2017 Video

We got the awesome opportunity to shoot the Lesotho Ultra trail 2017 video set in the magnificent Maluti Mountain Range. Maliba Mountain Lodge played it’s part as the race village for the weekend. Lesotho offered runners more than expected, and they were greeted with snow halfway during the race, which gave this race the ultimate SkyMarathon feel. It was such …