The Mountain View Country Inn supports the Wartrail Tri Challenge.  We offer special rates to all participants and their families.  We also close the pub early in order for the runners to get a good night’s rest before the challenge.  Indicate that you are involved with the Wartrail Tri Challenge and qualify for special rates when making a reservation.


Phone: 051-603-0421

Fax: 051-603-0114

Email: mountainview@ladygrey.co.za


Mountain View Country Inn


36 Botha Street / PO Box 14

Lady Grey



Phone: 051-603-0421

Fax: 051-603-0114


Email: mountainview@ladygrey.co.za

Special Rates

For Wartrail Tri Challenge at

Mountain View Country Inn

Wartrail Tri Challenge

NOTE: The purpose of this page is to supply general information about the event.  For specific details please contact:



Cell: 0825665668

Email: saffyav@icon.co.za

Fax: 051 – 4487420

Skyrun is the foundation for this Ultimate Staged Eco Adventure & Challenge 


The challenge is now open for the maverick, crazy, brave-hearted, extreme eco-athlete. Utilizing an unchartered extreme adventure sports terrain in the South African heartland - the North Eastern Cape - a new dimension in adventure sports opens to reveal a balanced multi-sports discipline in a non-commercial sports adventure. Human Rights day provides for a long weekend where good rains are expected for a strong flowing Orange River. By taking on the original sporting ethos a restoration of the joy of the amateur sporting encounter is encouraged through this “Primal Action” sporting event.


 SALOMON Wartrail Tri Challenge consists of a 275 km route starting with:

Registration and race briefing on the Friday.


  Stage 1 - 70km Skyrun:

04h00 START in Lady Grey on the Saturday, from the Mountain View Country Inn and ending at Balloch via the Witteberge / Drakensberg mountain ridge-line, following the Herschel border fence (Adventure Mountain Wilderness Run).


 Stage 2 - 135km mountain bike:

On the Sunday, through Wartrail, over Lundeans Nek, down the Telle River on the Lesotho Border. Turning at the Telle Junction turn off, through Sterkspruit to Herschel then follow the road passing the Witteberge Mission station and birth place of Olive Schreiner, to Mdlokovana and the Orange River.


 Phase 3 – 70km canoe paddle:

On the Monday to Aliwal North.  Easy grade 1 rapids depending on the strength of the river for first 10 km, otherwise a long flat hard paddle to the Riverside Lodge.  The finish is at the Hertzog Bridge in Aliwal North.    


 Salomon Wartrail Tri Challenge may be entered as a relay event of three members, with one member for each phase. However, the individual challenge is the ultimate challenge, with one day per discipline as allowed in a totally self-sustainable event, meaning that each athlete or team will have to provide own back up, with vehicle, logistics and support crew. Pairs welcome.


 Salomon Wartrail Tri Challenge is dedicated to people affected by HIV / Aids in the Ukhahlamba district.

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