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.
The Bushman’s Trail has been established in collaboration between KZN Trail Running and the Estcourt Athletics Club. With the race village located at Wagendrift Dam just off the N3 in Estcourt, it is highly accessible from both Durban and inland. Offering a lifestyle weekend away, or individual day entries, there are multiple distances on each day to structure your own stage race!
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.
A variety of services will be available offering gourmet food and beverages, exciting entertainment and an adventurous weekend away in the bush.
KZNTR KidZone will be available for Children (2yrs+). Experienced childminders will by distracting (and watching over) the little ones with stimulating and fun activities at the Race Village allowing parents to get out and enjoy exhilarating trails.
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!
Ezemvelo fee of R20 for Adults and R10 for children under 12 is payable at the entrance to the Wagendrift Dam (Wild Card = Free Entry).
Please take note that meals are not included in the ticket entries but service providers will be on site selling food and beverages.
Accommodation is not included in any of the entries. Camping can be booked seperately on the entry form. Two options are available. Either tented accommodation (tent and mattress provided only) or self camping (campers to provide all own equipment). Please note that each night needs to be booked seperately.
You also have the option of booking your self camp-site directly through Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife. For more information and booking call 072 800 3893.
The campsite is the same, regardless of whether you book directly through Ezemvelo or through KZNTR.
Other accommodation options:
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 – email@example.com Phone: 036 352 1129 Website: www.oakcottage.co.za
This event is run in partnership between Estcourt Athletic Club and KZN Trail Running.
Venue: Wagendrift Dam, Estcourt, KZN, South Africa
From Durban (2 h 15 min) and Pietermaritzburg (1 h 17 min) travel northbound on the N3 and take exit 175. Turn right at the intersection onto Ntambamhlope Road. Cross over the bridge and follow the road taking the first right (sign posted “Wagendrift”).
Since 2009 we've played a central role in the sport by providing a trail running calendar with all of KZN’s events. We host a number of events throughout the year ranging from 5km through to 160km (100 miles).