King of Phezulu

10th November 2019

Course Details

Distance: 5 km

Start time: 7:45 am | Walkers Welcome

Elevation gain: 400 m

Water tables: 1 table en route.

Shorter and easier, but still requires some steep climbing on your way back out of the valley. Suitable for the active family. Guaranteed game viewing!

Course Route and Profile:

*Please note that distances are subject to change depending on route access and safety.

Distance: 10 km

Start time: 7:30 am | Walkers Welcome.

Elevation gain: 621 m

Water tables: 2 tables en route.

This route has an additional descent and climbs over and above what the 5km course covers. Some incredible forest and grassland, a short section of single track (some purpose cut and other animal track).

Course Route and Profile:

*Please note that distances are subject to change depending on route access and safety.

Distance: 18 km

Start time: 7:00 am

Elevation gain: 1104 m

Water tables: 2 tables en route.

One of the toughest 18km around. A great challenge and incredibly rewarding.

All those who take on the challenge will be well rewarded at the finish with a breakfast roll and a breathtaking view over the valley.

Course Route and Profile:

*Please note that distances are subject to change depending on route access and safety.

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Details Price Qty
5kmshow details + R125.00 (ZAR)   Goes On Sale
September 30, 2019
10kmshow details + R165.00 (ZAR)   Goes On Sale
September 30, 2019
18kmshow details + R195.00 (ZAR)   Goes On Sale
September 30, 2019

250 Entries

No Late Entries
Once Sold Out

A tough race no matter what distance you choose, the 3 courses at Phezulu need to be treated with respect! The routes traverse through a game reserve and animals such as Giraffe, Zebra, and Wildebeest are regular spectators on this trail. The hilltop grasslands are wide open and the valley bush is thick – considering the venue is so close to Durban and Hillcrest, you could not ask for wilder. The Phezulu field team are constantly working on these trails to provide the best tracks possible!

Entry includes entry into the game reserve, a breakfast roll, 1 x free entry to Reptile Park and 10% shopping discount on the day.

Registration from 6:00 – 7:30 am. Please arrive with plenty of time to process your registration. Please note that there will be no late entries  available on the day of the event.

Substitution fee of R50 applies and is payable on the day at registration. Please email info@kzntrailrunning.co.za confirming that your entry has been substituted with details of the name of the person who will be taking it over.

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately there will be no KidZone at this event. Apologies for any inconvenience.


Venue: Phezulu Safari Park, Botha’s Hill.

From Durban (ETA 35 min):
– Take N3 toll road to Pietermaritzburg.
– Go through the Marianhill toll plaza.
– The first off ramp left – Assagay/Shongweni/Hillcrest, take this off ramp.
– At STOP street turn right into Kassier Road over N3 freeway ± 5km.
– At T-Junction (Set of robots) turn left, this is Old Main Road (R103) ± 7km.
– Phezulu is on your right-hand side.

From Pietermaritzburg (ETA 40 min):
– Take N3 toll road to Durban.
– Take left-hand side off-ramp marked Cato Ridge.
– Continue along this road until you come to a left turn marked Inchanga/Valley of 1000 hills ± 8km.
– You will reach a sign marked PHEZULU Safari Park,
turn left, into Phezulu grounds.3

For a Google Map link, click Here.


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