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The Bushman’s Trail

September 16, 2017 @ 9:00 am - September 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

R90 - R200

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Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September 2017

Wagendrift Dam Campsite, Estcourt

5km, 10km, 20km, 30km

EVENT PRE-ENTRY FEE (until 14th September) LATE ENTRY FEE (on the day) Start
Saturday 16th 20km R160 R200 9am
Saturday 16th 10km R125 R165 10am
Saturday 16th 5km R90 R130 10am
Sunday 17th 30km R200 R240 6am
Sunday 17th 20km R160 R200 7am
Sunday 17th 10km R125 R165 8am
Sunday 17th 5km R90 R130 8am

Pre-entries close at midday on 14th September 2017. Late entries available, but +R40 surcharge applies.

The inaugural Bushman’s Trail is being staged at Wagendrift Dam on the 16th and 17th of September 2017.

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

Participants entering both days – please process a separate entry per day.

At prize giving on Sunday we will crown the Bushman’s Trail Champs as the winners of the two longest distances each day.

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

Exploring Coffee will be there with their quality roasted offerings.

nottingham road breweryAnd to satisfy thirsts of a different kind, Nottingham Road Brewing Company will be at the event serving up their ever popular golden brews!


north and south #4Entertainment by The North and South featuring Tyler D’s!

Entries close at 12 noon on 14 September for all the distances.

The later start time on Saturday of 9am will assist in accommodating those participants who will be travelling from further afield.  Distances on the day are 5km, 10km and 20km, with the longer distances kicking off first.

Registration on Saturday from 8am.

Start time and distances on Sunday:
6am for the 30km,
7am for the 20km and
8am for the 5km and 10km
Earlier start times on Sunday are to avoid finishing too late for the same reason as the later start on Saturday.

Registration on Sunday from 5am.

Route Maps:

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Accommodation is not included in any of the entries and so this must be booked separately by entrants; there are several options available:

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.


September 16, 2017 @ 9:00 am
September 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
R90 - R200


Wagendrift Dam
Escourt, KZN South Africa + Google Map


KZN Trail Running
082 791 7069