Cathedral Peak Challenge 28 July
Sat 28 Jul 2018, 08:00 @ Cathedral Peak, KwaZulu-Natal

Cathedral Peak Challenge

The Cathedral Peak CHALLENGE is not for the faint hearted!

The 20km trip starts at the Cathedral Peak Hotel and goes right to the top and back, with a total ascent of 1531m. It’s an incredibly tough route on one of the Drakensberg’s most beautiful peaks.

There are 3 categories for entry with a prize of R25 000 for the fastest time in each category:

* Single Female

* Single Male

* Mixed Team of Two

The Cathedral Peak Challenge takes place over 5 events and one Bonus Event:

30 JUNE  RACE #1

28 JULY  RACE #2


22 September RACE #4


Entry is R250 per person and R400 per team.

If you’re not fit, if you have a phobia for heights, if you’ve not done sufficient preparation, then the Cathedral Peak Challenge is not for you. The Cathedral Peak Challenge will require you to be at your best and your bravest, every step of the way.

The Cathedral Peak Hotel is running an accommodation special for competitors and their supporters. (1 supporter per person). 

Available accommodation options (book per person):

Each participant can book for an additional friend or family member.

Thursday Night

Standard room

Superior room


Friday Night

Standard room

Superior room


If you require accommodation outside of the configuration options above, please contact the Hotel Reservations Team directly on [email protected]

More information:

Team information
This event supports team entries for certain classes, but teams must consist of 2 participants per team.
Cathedral Peak Challenge 28 July

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Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
Solo Male 21 km 08:00 R 250.00
Solo Female 21 km 08:00 R 250.00
Mixed Team 21 km 08:00 R 200.00

Event location
Cathedral Peak Hotel, Cathedral Peak

Route information


Approximately 400km

Follow the N3 from JHB to Harrismith. Remain on N3 (by-passing Harrismith), pass the Engen “Bergview” One Stop (there is a Nando’s & other curio shops at Bergview). + 5km from the Engen One Stop, you will see the off-ramp for Bethlehem / Phuthaditjiaba (N5).

Take this off-ramp and head towards Bethlehem. Follow this road until you see a left turn off “Bergville/Phutaditjiaba(R712). Turn left onto the R712 and follow the road until you turn left at the Bergville (R74) turnoff. This road takes you past Sterkfontein Dam, down Oliviershoek Pass, to Bergville.

Continue straight through 4-way traffic lights and +1km past Bergville and take the first turn to the right after the bridge. Continue on this road for another 18kms and turn right at the Cathedral Peak/Didima sign. This road leads to Cathedral Peak Hotel (30km) – note the last 20km of this road is full of twists and turns & slow speed is recommended.


Approximately 250km

Follow the N3 from DBN heading towards JHB. Go through the Mooi Plaza toll gate. Once you have passed Estcourt Shell Ultra City, you will see a Cathedral Peak Hotel 66km sign on your left. Take the left turn at the Bergville/Colenso turn off and turn left towards Bergville/Winterton (R74).

Drive until you enter Winterton (20 km from turn off), and take the left turn marked “Central Berg” at the traffic lights. Go over the railway tracks and +-1km, turn right at the “Cathedral Peak” sign. This road leads you to a T-junction where you turn right towards Bergville. After 500m the first left turn is sign posted Cathedral Peak. This road leads to Cathedral Peak Hotel (30km) – note the last 20km of this road is full of twists and turns & slow speed is recommended.

Coordinates -28.947658, 29.206451
Address Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, Cathedral Peak, 3340
City Cathedral Peak
Province KwaZulu-Natal