The circus is coming to the Klein Karoo and if you love to get into the fancy dress spirit as much as you love trail running you’d better enter the Dryland Traverse.

ContortionThe Dryland Traverse is almost as famous for its themed party on the Saturday night as it is for the amazing trail running, and in 2017 the theme is the most glamorous yet: Cirque du Karoo. Think flamboyant Burlesque outfits or over-the-top Steam Punk with a touch of the Klein Karoo. It’s Cirque du Soleil; but not in Vegas or Paris, but rather at the De Hoek Mountain Resort. Instead of acrobats, sword swallowers and tightrope walkers the all star cast will be the Dryland Traverse trail runners.

Outlandish Steam Punk ... now add a touch of the Klein Karoo.

Outlandish Steam Punk … now add a touch of the Klein Karoo.

Let your hair down, or pin it up into an outlandish style and join in the fun. Start planning your outfit now!

For entries and information on the Dryland Traverse, which takes place from the 2nd to the 5th of November 2017 please visit




SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Cirque Du Soleil cast memebers perform during the dress rehearsal of Ovo at the Entertainment Quarter on September 12, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images