Bushman’s Trail Run

Event Phone: 0827917069 (8am - 5pm)

  • April 21, 2018 - April 22, 2018
    7:30 am - 2:30 pm

*Please note that this event was for 2018 and has now passed. To view event details and purchase tickets, please visit the current webpage for The Bushman’s Trail Here.

Friday 20th –  Sunday 22nd April 2018

Stage Race – Choose your combination

Wagendrift Dam Campsite, Estcourt

5km, 10km, 20km, 30km

EVENT PRE-ENTRY FEE (until 19th April) LATE ENTRY FEE (on the day) Start
Saturday 21st 20km R175 R215 7am
Saturday 21st 10km R140 R180 7.30am
Saturday 21st 5km R100 R140 7.30am
Sunday 22nd 30km R220 R260 6am
Sunday 22nd 20km R175 R215 7am
Sunday 22nd 10km R140 R180 7.30am
Sunday 22nd 5km R100 R140 7.30am

Pre-entries close at midday on 19th April 2018. Late entries available, but +R40 surcharge applies.

Early Bird entries available until 22nd February 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 The Great Railroad Brewing Company!

Live music Saturday afternoon and evening by Matt Gardiner!


Linda of Refocus Pilates will be holding a complimentary pilates class on Saturday afternoon. This a great way to help with recovery from the mornings’ exertions and to prepare you for the next day. Bring you mat or towel and join in!


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.

A number of BnB’s are located in the Estcourt area only a few kilometres from this amazing new venue.  Below are a few that have been recommended:

1) Riverhouse, 8 Drummond Road
E-mail: Riverhouse@lantic.net.
Web info: Click here
Phone:  083 555 9747

2) Thyme And Again
E-mail and contact: Merinda – Info@thymeandagain.co.za
Phone:  036 3524706

3) Oak Self Catering Cottages.
E-mail and contact: Karin/Ros – karin@oakcottages.co.za
Phone:  036 352 1129
Website: www.oakcottages.co.za

This event is run in partnership between Estcourt Athletic Club and KZN Trail Running.