MUT 60 km

Mountain Ultra Trail

This route is used for the annual Mountain Ultra Trail 60km trail run which is one of the biggest trail races in George that takes place in the last weekend of June.

You start at the Witfontein Forestry Station and take you through various trails and landmarks like Cradock Pass, Pass to Pass, Campherskloof, Tierkop & Tonnelbos.

The route circumnavigates Cradock and George peaks and ends again at the Witfontein Forestry Station.

More info about the race at their website.

The weather can be unpredictable at an altitude of more than 800m, even with sunny forecasts, so please make sure you have all the necessary compulsory gear. An extra warm top or base layer is advisable.

How to get there

The route starts at the Witfontein forestry station at Cape Nature’s Outeniqua Nature Reserve

Take the N12 to Oudtshoorn (towards the Outeniqua Pass). Just outside George (800m from the traffic circle at the Engen Eco Stop) turn right at the Montagu Pass / Outeniqua sign. Shortly after turning here turn right again into the Witfontein Forestry plantation. Sign in at the boom gate. Entry is free.

Cape Nature Contact Centre: 087 087 8250

Outeniqua Nature Reserve General information

Office hours: 07:30–16:00

Tel: 087 087 4151

Start Coordinates (DD)-33.936516, 22.426600
Start/FinishWitfontein forestry station / Outeniqua Nature Reserve.
Distance± 60 km
Elevation Gain± 2900 m
Perceived ExertionVery hard
Trail SystemOuteniqua
SurfaceSingle track
Route MarkersNone
Yes: on race day
GPX MapDownload GPX file for self-navigation on your GPS device or smart phone.


Trail Running± 6 h – 15 h


  • Parking
  • Water / tap
  • Restrooms


Weather Data Source: 7 tage wetter