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3 Falls Trail Run

Three Falls Trail Run

Now a prominent event on the KZN trail running calendar, the 2019 edition of Kloof Conservancy’s 3 Falls Trail Run will take place on Sunday 4th August 2019 – on-line entries open on 1 May.

The event has been included in Steve Camp’s book “Mud, Sweat and Gears South Africa’s Toughest and most Scenic Endurance Sporting Events”

Distance: 18,6km

We will also have a 6,5km Fun Walk starting at 06:45 – Entry Fee R50 – no timing / no prizes but every participant will receive a handcrafted finishers medal!

Entries for the Fun Walk can be done at the Fun Walk Registration table on the day of the event only.


Details are as follows:

Date Sunday 4th August
Race Distance 18,6 km – counter-clockwise
Start/Finish Forest View Primary School
Entries entires open on 1 May
Entrance Fee R250
Registration From 05h10
Start 06h30

Forest View Primary School will provide safe parking, as well as a tuck shop to raise funds for the school.



R250 – all funds raised are ploughed back into Krantzkloof Nature Reserve – funds from the 2018 run were used mainly to upgrade the parking area at the Kloof Falls Picnic Site and for trail repairs.

On-line entries will open on 1 May 2019

To enter click HERE


05:10 – 06:30      Registration – coffee available!  – Tuckshop will run all morning with cooldrinks coffee, wors rolls and chicken burgers – all funds raised go to Forest View Primary School Project Fund

06:30                 Start of Trail Run

06:45                 Start of 6,5km Fun Walk

08:15                 Men’s Winner Expected

08:50                 Women’s Winner Expected

10:30                 Prize Giving and Lucky Draw


All finishers will receive a handcrafted medal made by local craftsmen.

Men 1st – Floating Trophy + mini trophy to keep

Women 1st – Floating Trophy + mini trophy to keep


The marshals are all volunteers from the following organisations:

  • Kloof Conservancy
  • Krantzkloof Honorary Officers
  • SANParks Honorary Rangers
  • Hamnet KZN


Route Description

The route of the Kloof Conservancy Three Falls Trail Run offers magnificent views of the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve, including its rich fauna and flora, as well as the Kloof Falls, Uve Falls, and mPhiti falls.


Click on the HERE for a general (tourist’s) description of the route (for those that are not in a rush!)

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Kloof Falls


Uve Falls


mPhiti Falls


In 2015 we introduced a 6,5km Fun Walk for families/supporters and this is now a feature of of the event. The walk will start at 06:45. The route starts at Forest View Primary School and follows the same route as the main event, past the Nkutu Gorge, through the Scarp Forest up to the top of the Nkonka Crack – at that point the route exits the reserve via a servitude and joins Ridge Road and then Kloof View Road before returning into the school grounds.

This is an untimed event and there are no prizes but the first 100 walkers home will receive a finishers medal – walkers will get a good appreciation of the beauty of the reserve.

Entry and registration on the day only. There will be a special registration table for walkers. Entry Fee: R50 – every cent goes to Krantzkloof Nature Reserve!

Due to the difficult terrain, shear drops and other hazards in the gorge all persons under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who will need to sign the indemnity form on registration.


On our 5th anniversary we introduced the first in what will be a series of “Krantzkloof species” finishers medals.

2016 – Trumpeter Hornbill

2017 – The Kloof Frog

2018 – The Tree Agama – Blue-headed Lizard

All the medals are handmade by local crafters thus ensuring that funds are invested locally.

We hope that these medals will be come treasured collectors items in time!


This is a joint project between Kloof Conservancy, the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve Honorary Officers and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife. All the costs of running this event will be covered by Kloof Conservancy and donations/sponsors. 100% of the entry fee will go to the Krantzkloof Project Fund. 

    Year Amount Raised
2012 R20 000
2013 R52 800
2014 R55 600
2015 R53 300
2016 R69 610
2017 R67 837
2018 R90 078

The funds raised in 2012 were used to refurbish the Field Rangers accommodation at the Ntombeni Field Rangers Outpost.

The funds raised in 2013 and 2014 were used to build new entrances at the Kloof Falls Road and Nkutu Picnic sites.

Funds raised from the 2015 and 2016 runs have been used for the upgrade of the Interpretative Centre on Kloof Falls Road and convert it to the Krantzkloof Conference Centre. Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife have spent R180 000 to replace the roof at the centre. Kloof Conservancy and the Krantzkloof Honorary Officers raised an additional R300 000 to fund the upgrade of the interior and exterior of the centre. Upgrading was completed in March 2016 and the venue is now functional and generating income.

Funds raised in 2017 contributed to improvements to the entrance to the Main View Site off Bridle Road to build an information display at the Kloof Falls Picnic Site and to print the new Krantzkloof Reserve map.

The funds from the 2018 event were used for improvements to the picnic site at Kloof Falls Road, signage and for trail repairs.

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From Durban – take the N3 and after the Pavillion take the M13 and then follow map:

Directions from Durban

From Pietermaritzburg.

Take the N3 and then the M13 and follow the map:

Directions from Pmb


Forest View Primary School very generously make their facilities available to us at no charge – they even lend us their sound system! The parents run a tuckshop during the event and the income goes towards their project fund.



Riversmead Farm have sponsored the event from the very beginning and will again sponsor the “early-bird” entry gift for 2019 – details to follow.


The first three finishers in the male and female categories will receive a voucher for a Hard Cover coffee table photo books and photo book software, each valued at R475 – ideal to record their trail running exploits!  These are generously sponsored by Burblepix SA  for more details visit their website:


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Finishers medals (handcrafted by local craftsmen) co-sponsored by:


Lucky Draw prize sponsored by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife.

32Gi will be providing energy drinks at the three watertables along the route which are at:

  • Marker 3 – Krantzkloof Conference Centre
  • Marker 10 – Uve Road Entrance
  • Marker 15 – Top of The Wall


Water-table No1 (Route-Marker 3 near the Krantzkloof Conference Centre) – sponsored by:


Water-table No 2 (Route-Marker 10 Uve Road Entrance) – sponsored by:


Water-table No 3 (Route-Marker 15 after the climb to the top of The Wall) – sponsored by:


Energy Drink at the finish – sponsored by CC Food and Beverage:


Trophies (handcrafted by local craftsmen) – sponsored by:

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Please contact us if you would you like to be a sponsor of the Kloof Conservancy Three Falls Trail Run?