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    Kwa-Ximba Trail Run

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    Introducing the Kwa-Ximba Trail Run – trail running for nature

    2019 Event

    The 2019 Kwa-Ximba Trail Run will take place in October – details to follow

    2018 Event

    The 2018 Kwa-Ximba Trail Run took place on Sunday 28 October – overcast conditions in the early part of the day ensured a great run but the slow runners were punished by a fierce sun from 10am onwards!

    You can download the results by clicking HERE

    The winners were:

    22km Men

    1st  Mthobisi  Mzolo       01:45:44  new course record

    2nd  Joe  Maphumelo     01:48:05

    3rd  Mxolisi  Zondi         01:54:01

    22km Women

    1st  Kim Westbrook    02:37:32

    2nd Sandra Land        04:10:47

    3rd  Lousie Sanders    04:10:47

    16km Men

    1st  Phiwokuhle Notshutsha 01:07:25

    2nd  Zenzele Ngidi  01:09:34

    3rd  Phaka Zondi   01:10:48

    16km Women

    1st Angela Hulett    01:31:40

    2nd Sarah Dancer   01:40:39

    3rd  Sam Campbell  01:47:38

    The full results can be downloaded by following the link above.

    2017 Event

    The 2017 Kwa-Ximba Trail Run took place on Sunday 15 October

    Download the results by clicking HERE

    The weather was great and we had a great run at Kwa-Ximba earlier today – numbers were down on 2016 so that is something we need to work on but the funds raised will be a big boost for the Kwa-Ximba Conservancy and their conservation work in the area.

    A big thank you to all those that participated.

    The winners were:

    22km Men

    1st   Sphamandla Nzama 02:01:20

    2nd  Sizwe Mkhize 02:07:21

    3rd  Nathi Luthuli 02:10:36


    22km Women

    1st  Putseletso Dladla 02:42:22

    2nd  Alison Misselhorn 02:45:51

    3rd  Tarry Botha 02:48:38


    16km Men

    1st  Siyanda Mkhize 01:05:37 – new course record

    2nd  Mandli Mbeje 01:16:19

    3rd  Thami Ngcobo 01:25:16


    16km Women

    1 Taryn Butler 01:34:38

    2 Danielle du Toit 01:40:32

    3 Liesel Phillips 01:47:25

    The full results can be downloaded by following the link above.


    Click HERE to read a route description







    Kloof Conservancy is proud to be part of the organising team for the Kwa-Ximba Trail Run, a joint venture project with Kwa-Ximba Conservancy.

    The Kwa-Ximba Conservancy was established in early 2013 and is committed to the protection of the biodiversity of the Kwa-Ximba area (on the Umzindusi and Umgeni Rivers, near Cato Ridge) through education and public participation in environmentally orientated activities. A high priority for the conservancy is to identify projects which can create benefit for the community so that both the inhabitants and the environment can be winners.

    One of the projects being promoted by the conservancy is the establishment of a Stewardship area in the only remaining bushveld area in Kwa-Ximba. In the long term it is hoped that this will be converted and proclaimed as a Nature Reserve. The process is of necessity a lengthy one as the official hurdles are significant and require extensive consultation and negotiation with all parties affected.

    The plan is to engage with the official process as required but to run a parallel project to improve the area, educate the residents and hopefully also create some financial benefits through the work needed to improve the area and tourist activities.

    The Kwa-Ximba Conservancy organises the Kwa-Ximba Trail Run as a fund raiser for its environmental activities.

    This is the only source of income for the Kwa-Ximba Conservancy. All funds raised will be used to employ workers to maintain paths for hiking and nature walks as well as for promotional activities and projects of the conservancy.


    Directions from Durban:
    Take the N3 heading for Maritzburg.
    Take EXIT 43 Hammarsdale/Inchanga
    At the end of the off-ramp turn right over the N3 and stay on the road for 2km
    Go past the Inchanga Railway Station on your right and just after that turn right into Inchanga Drive
    Stay on Inchanga Drive for 1km until you come to a T-junction with the R103 Old Main Road
    A the T-junction turn right and then after about 200m turn LEFT onto the D1004
    Once on the D1004 stay on it (it drops steeply into the valley in a rural area – it is all tarred but watch out for goats, cows and pedestrians!) for about 9km until you see isiThumba Adventures on your right – we should have our banners up at the entrance.



    There is no accommodation in the immediate vicinity of the start/finish. The following link may be useful for those requiring accommodation within 45minutes of the start/finish:  http://1000hillstourism.co.za/where-to-stay/


    Download the 2018 Results

    Download 2017 Results

    Download 2016 Results

    Download 2015 Results

    Download 2014 21km Results

    Download 2014 16km Results

    Durban Green Corridor

    Our partners are the Durban Green Corridor who are developing eco-tourism opportunities along the Umgeni River and adjacent areas.

    Click on the logo to see their programmes and to subscribe to their e-newsletter which has all the information on the numerous sporting and cultural activities along the Umgeni Valley.


    Trail Running

    Kwa-Ximba Trail Run