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When: 1 October 2011
Where: Misty Valley Lodge, Machadodorp, Mpumulanga
Category: MTB

Only 2.5 hours from Johannesburg, just a few kilometres above Waterval Boven, on one of the highest lying farms in Mpumalanga, is a venue unlike any other that’s hosted an event before. This world class mountain biking event is part of the Highland Meander, where surroundings of unspoiled forest and mountain scenery will make way for the fastest mountain bikers in Africa!


The Misty Valley Lodge is situated on a Mountain which is 2500m above sea level with spectacular scenery and incredible mtb trails on the lodge estate and surrounding areas and forests.


Event Date: 01 October 2011

Province: Mpumalanga Province

Venue: Misty Valley Lodge, Machadodorp

Online entries close date: 25 September 2011 Midnight


Distance & Entry Fee

70km - R160

40km - R130

20km - R80

10km - R60

CSA Day License - R35


Start Time

75km - 08H00

40km - 08H30

20km - 09H15

10km - 09H25



Friday - 30 September 2011 - Misty Valley Resort - 16H00 to 20H00

Saturday- 01 October 2011 - Misty Valley Resort - 06h00 - 08h00







This race will have you blown away with the exciting purpose built trails, fast forest tunnel sections, which seem to go on forever!

The area is home to 110’s species of fauna, flora and insects, with about 15 that are on the endangered red data list. Race through areas that have herds of Springbuck, Black Wildebeest, Eland, Red Hartebeest, Blesbuck, Zebra and other fauna and flora.


The 70km will involve traversing the best of the best areas in the direct vicinity as far as mountain biking as concerned and as usual the Advendurance team has put together some amazing trails to suite all levels of riders. The route thunders down the side of the mountain to waterfall-boven, on route you will tear down some challenging ravines, rock gardens, singltrack forest sections, long downhills, steep windy single track, bridges and river crossings… it’s definitely a very special and unforgettable experience! Oh yes... you have to climb all the way back up, to the finish!


The 40km will be made up of forests, gravel roads, fast single track, semi-challenging short sections with very scenic spots viewable from the route, definitely a must do for any avid mountain biker!


The 10km will stay on the property of Misty Valley, loads of single track, bridges, various game is viewable. The trails are flowing and fun, with some bridges and short uphills, definitely exciting for the novice rider,



Misty Valley Lodge is the ideal venue for any athlete interested in high altitude training located over 2000m above sea level. High altitude training is a widely accepted and used method in elite sports. The result is a dramatic improvement in blood oxygen carrying capacity - to help you work harder and longer and to train more efficiently. Generally, sport scientist place the increase in performance gained from altitude training in the 3-5% range.



Misty Valley...The words themselves seem to conjure up images of forested mountains and remote valley trails soothed by Africa’s morning silk and touched in golden sunlight.

Now imagine escaping to this magical place with nothing more than your beloved Mountain Bike and some likeminded enthusiasts.

Misty Valley Lodge is situated just above Waterval Boven in Mpumalanga and offers a variety of activities for the whole family, ranging from bird-watching and canoeing to lounging in the sauna.

Springbuck, Black Wildebeest, Eland, Red Hartebeest and Zebra are just a few of the wild animals that you will see while cruising the escarpment single tracks and exhilarating forest trails.



  • The following facilities are free of charge:
  • Volley ball
  • Tennis courts
  • Trampolines
  • Canoes
  • Darts
  • Pool table / table tennis
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Walking trails
  • Bird watching
  • Game viewing
  • Karaoke evenings



Misty Valley offers top class facilities making your stay with us complete and memorable. All our facilities are available to self-catering guests.


Knight & boar restaurant

Enjoy the warmth from the open hearth on those cold, misty days or on a cold winter night... creating a romantic ambiance for that special occasion, where a crackling fire dances softly to background music.


The “mad dog in the fog” pub

The “Mad Dog in the Fog” pub will ensure that you experience many moments reminiscing about that “big one” that got away. The fireplace will warm you on those cold winter nights along with the homely atmosphere that makes for a very cosy and convivial setting.


Children facilities

Misty Valley Lodge caters for the whole family. Our children’s play area is our pride and joy. Trampolines, jungle gyms, swings, treasure hunts, cookie bakes and

a whole lot more will keep your precious bundles entertained. Prior arrangements will ensure a well-trained and competent babysitter to look after your kids.



Explore Mpumalanga has awarded Misty Valley Lodge with their Gold Award.

This award is in recognition of excellence in tourism, promotion and development.

Misty Valley Lodge's on-going contribution to the development of an outstanding tourism destination in the Province of Mpumalanga has been recognised with this meritorious and outstanding achievement

in relation to tourism.



• Follow the N4 from Witbank towards Belfast, turn right at Machadodorp.

• Take the Badplaas road (R541).

• After 13km turn left on the Slaaihoek road, continue for a further 12km and turn right at Misty Valley Lodge.

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70km Marathon route map and profile.



40km Half-Marathon route map and profile.



20km Route map and profile.



1km kiddies race route map and profile.


*NOTE: The are preliminary route and may be subject to change.

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powered by POWERADE

ha ha.

can't wait to see the first energised by ENERGADE event


pics look cool

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Looks like an essential race as prep for the Logic Swazi starting a couple of weeks later. :clap:

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Win a BMC Racing SA mtb worth R16000! At The DCSR MISTY VALLEY MTB CHALLENGE powered by POWERADE



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Misty Valley Lodge is putting up R5000 to the school which enters the most riders into the DCSR MISTY VALLEY CHALLENGE powered by POWERADE on 1 October. :thumbup:

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