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Spring Mnweni

Course Details

Start: 6am
Elevation gain: 2006 m

Course Route and Profile:

KZNTR MMS Mnweni Mountain Marathon May21 - 40km Course Route (Directioned) 2021-02-04 V1

*Please note that course routes and profiles are subject to change.

Start: 7:30am
Elevation gain: 664m

Course Route and Profile:

KZNTR Mnweni Mountain Marathon May21 - 21km Course 2021-04-23 V1

*Please note that course routes are subject to change.

Start: 8:00am
Elevation gain: 229m

Course Route and Profile:

KZNTR Mnweni Mountain Marathon May21 - 10km Course 2021-04-23 V1

*Please note that course routes are subject to change.

Start: 8:00am
Elevation gain: 61.6m

Course Route and Profile:

KZNTR Mweni Mountain Marathon May21 - 5km Course 2021-04-23 V1

*Please note that course routes are subject to change.

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High Altitude

Drakensberg

Online Entries and Registration

Online Entries Close:  6pm on Friday, 01 August 2021

Late Entries: 5 and 10km late entries available on the day with a R50 additional charge (U18’s exempt).

Raw and Unmarked

Light markings only (GPS navigation essential), no aid stations. You and the mountains. Make sure you are prepared for the challenge!

Cupless Water Tables

As KZNTR is moving toward the more ecologically friendly cupless water tables, we ask you to please ensure that you bring your own trail cup, water bottles and/or hydration packs for on-course hydration and refills!

KZNTR KidZone

Please note that there will be no KZNTR KidZone available at this event.

Compulsory Equipment

Please note that the following equipment in compulsory for the 21 and 40km events:

  • Cell phone (fully charged)
  • 1-litre water carrying capacity
  • Waterproof (puffer) jacket with hood
  • Whistle
  • Strapping (100x5cm minimum)
  • Emergency blanket
  • Food reserve (200 calories)

Additional equipment required for prevailing cold conditions:

  • A long-sleeve thermal base layer
  • Tights or waterproof pants or thermals
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Beanie or neck-scarf

Additional equipment required for prevailing warm conditions:

  • 1.5-litre water carrying capacity

Alternative Accommodation

Please note that all onsite accommodation has been booked.

Kezlyn Cottages

3 newly renovated cottages – each has 2 en-suite bedrooms (1 queen and2 single beds), a fully equipped kitchen, veranda, braai area and WiFi.
Rate: R2000 per cottage per night which can sleep 4 people.
Rookdale Road, Bergville.
Please contact Kerry at kezlyncottages@gmail.com for further information. 

Cautioned Route:

KZNTR Mnweni Mountain Marathon May21 - Alternate route (1)

Directions

Venue: Mnweni Cultural and Hiking Centre, Bergville

From Durban (ETA 3 h 15 min):

  • Travel northbound on the N3.
  • Take exit 194 and turn left onto R74.
  • Continue straight for ~43km and turn left onto Kingsway Road (R616) in Bergville.
  • Continue straight for ~15km and turn left onto a dirt road (before the Banana Bridge; see “Please be aware” under map). 
  • After 2.3km turn right and follow the road for 15km until you reach the Mnweni Cultural and Hiking Centre

From Johannesburg (ETA 4 h 15 min):

  • Travel southbound on the N3.
  • Take exit 103 and turn right onto the N5 toward Harrismith/Bethlehem.
  • Follow N5 for appr. 4.8km and turn left onto R74.
  • Continue on the R74 for 8.6km and turn left to stay on the R74 (signposted Bergville).
  • Continue straight on the R74 for 64.4km and turn right onto Kingsway Road (R616) in Bergville.
  • Continue straight for ~15km and turn left onto a dirt road (before the Banana Bridge; see “Please be aware” under map). 
  • After 2.3km turn right and follow the road for 15km until you reach the Mnweni Cultural and Hiking Centre
Click Here for a Google Maps Link.

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