Experience the iconic gateway that links the Karoo to the coast

The Attakwaskloof pass is a national treasure and steeped in tradition with the first settlers utilizing this unforgiving 300 year old route etched into the mountains by the tuskers over millions of years. An inhospitable place, up to now only utilized by 4x4 vehicles and mountain bikers, now open to all those trailrun junkies – in November it will host the Attakwas Extreme Trail Run over 32.5 kilometres, starting and finishing at Bonniedale Guest Farm.


The History of the Trail

The Attakwas pass is offering arguably the best scenery of all the Outeniqua mountain range’s many splendid and beautiful viewpoints.This trailrun will provide you with exclusive access to this declared national monument and take you past amongst other; the remains of the famous Blue Hotel, block- and toll houses.

The route taken by travellers and traders between Mossel Bay and Oudtshoorn passed through the property Ruyterbosch, and the original name was “a place of outspan be set aside” - where the commuters of olden-day times could outspan and rest both themselves and their weary oxen and steeds before crossing the then, somewhat daunting Outeniqua Mountains to Oudtshoorn.
Late/line entries can be done on race day.


For the not-so-extreme-hearted there is an Attakwas mini trial starting at Bonniedale,
consisting of 7.5km old ox wagon trails where one can experience astounding mountain vistas,
pristine fynbos and natural rock pool formations.



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