Experience real rural road running through the scenic, undulating hills of rural Piet Retief (Mkhondo) in Mpumalanga with the 27th KANGRA Assegaai Marathon 3-in-1 every year in February
Held Mid September every year. This includes Fun Rides, Merry Go Rounds, Go-Carts, Paintball Arena, 4x4 Track, Jumping Castle, Information Stalls for Industries, Food Stalls, Beer Tents, Live Entertainment and the Miss Rainbow Festival
Fishing is another great pastime here in Piet Retief. The dams (Heyshope & Morgenstond) and rivers in the area are well-stocked with indigenous yellowtail and Natal yellowfin fish. This offers excellent fly and coarse fishing that will make any angler excited to cast his line.
Another well supported activity in and around Piet Retief is hiking. Excellent trails in the area including the Assegai Hiking Trail - a popular trail through stunning mountainous areas - and many others all range from one to five days and longer through pristine countryside.