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    Kwa-Ximba Trail Run

    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.

    Kwa-Ximba Trail Run Logo

    When?

    Sunday, 27 October 2019

    Where?

    Kwa-Ximba, starting and finishing at iSithumba Adventure Park (see Google Maps for directions or keep scrolling).

    Funds raised are used to employ workers to maintain paths for hiking and nature walks as well as for promotional activities and projects of the Kwa-Ximba Conservancy.

    Distances and entry fees

    Entries to the 16 km and 22 km trail runs are limited to runners 18 years or older.

    See the route map, elevation profiles, and description.

    Fun Run

    9 km – R75.00

    Moderate Run

    16 km – R120.00

    Tough Run

    22 km – R200.00

    Entries and Registration

    Entries will open on 5 August 2019.

    Registration will take place from 6am at iSithumba Adventure Park, and all three events will start at 7am.

    Results

    See event summaries and download results for previous years’ events.

    History

    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.

    Sponsors

    This event is run entirely by volunteers and we thank the event sponsors for their assistance.

    GCS Consultants
    Dunbars SUPERSPAR
    Burble
    32Gi - Engineered for sustained energy

    Durban Green Corridor

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

    Durban Green Corridor Logo

    Visit their website for their programmes and to subscribe to their e-newsletter which has information on the numerous sporting and cultural activities along the uMgeni Valley.

    Accommodation

    There is no accommodation in the immediate vicinity of the start/finish. However, 1000 Hills Tourism may be able to assist with accommodation within 45 minutes of the start/finish.

    Directions

    From Durban:

    See Google Maps.

    • 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 Adventure Park on your right – we should have our banners up at the entrance.

    Trail Running

    Kwa-Ximba Trail Run