The Bushman’s Trail 2019

  • The Bushman's Trail 2019
    April 6, 2019 - April 7, 2019
    7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Friday 5th -  Sunday 7th April 2019

Stage Race - Choose your combination

Wagendrift Dam Campsite, Estcourt

5km, 10km, 20km, 30km

EVENT PRE-ENTRY FEE (until 4th April) LATE ENTRY FEE (on the day) Start
Saturday 6th 20km R180 R230 7am
Saturday 6th 10km R145 R195 7.30am
Saturday 6th 5km R105 R155 7.30am
Sunday 7th 30km R220 R270 6am
Sunday 7th 20km R180 R230 7am
Sunday 7th 10km R145 R195 7.30am
Sunday 7th 5km R105 R155 7.30am

Pre-entries close at midday on 4th April 2019. Late entries available, but +R50 surcharge applies.

Early Bird entries available until 31st December 2018! (10% less than advertised prices above).

NOTE- R20 for Adults and R10 for children under 12  is payable at the entrance to the Wagendrift Dam (Wild Card = Free Entry).


Click here to view and download the event programme.

Friday Evening Run

An informal evening run will take place on Friday evening from the venue starting at 5.30pm. There will be no charge and everyone is encouraged to join in; it will be between 3km and 5km long. A head torch will be needed! No pre-entries, no need to register, just arrive and run/walk.

Enter one or both days. Different routes each day. Participants running both days (any distance) will receive a race garment, sponsored by Estcourt

Entry Process

To enter click on the link at the top of this page.

You can enter multiple runners in one transaction by adding each entry to your basket before checking out.

Participants entering both days – please process a separate entry per day. You can check out and pay for all these in one.

Facilities and Service Providers

KZNTR KidZone available for children 2yrs+, so parents can get out on the trails. Experienced childminders and stimulating, fun games!

The Eskort - Life's Delicious food truck will be on site all weekend selling braai packs, as well as gourmet offerings like cheese & chive breakfast croissants, rocket and pickle prego rolls and chakalaka boerie rolls.

Exploring Coffee will be there with their quality roasted offerings.

And to satisfy thirsts of a different kind, there will be delicious craft beer on sale by Clockwork Brewhouse and Doctrine Brewing!

Live music Saturday afternoon and evening!


Registration opens on Friday at 5pm and closes at 7pm with the informal evening run taking place at 5.30pm.

Registration will also be open on Saturday from 6am and Sunday from 5am for those arriving on the day or running only one of the stages.

Meals over the weekend.

No meals are included in the entry, however our main sponsor Eskort, will be selling food from Friday evening through Sunday morning.

Accommodation is not included in any of the entries, you can however book a tent and mattress to be put up for you in the camping area at the venue. This can be booked with your entry for 1 or 2 nights. All other accommodation, including self-camping, must be booked separately. See the options below

Camping at the Wagendrift Dam by booking through Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife is highly encouraged!  For more information and booking click here and / or call 072 800 3893.

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Wagendrift Dam gate entry fee is not included in your race entry fee, however, we have negotiated a discounted gate fee of R20.


Wagendrift Dam, Escourt, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa