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A 25 or 50km ultra trail run on the best of the
Berg & Bush and Oxpecker routes. This event is limited to 150 runners creating a limited, intimate and focused weekend all taking place in the foothills of the Spioenkop mountains.

Winterton, Central Drakensberg, KZN

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Race Details

Saturday, 12 APRIL 2025

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Your Ultra Entry Includes:

  • Large Canvas tented accommodation with Beds, Electricity and Hot Showers​​

  • High quality Race Pack

  • Meals from Friday dinner to Breakfast on Sunday 

  • Exceptional Trails

  • Nutritional Waterpoints

  • Beverages for your float down the river

  • Fun Saturday Night Entertainment

  • Great quality champagne and cake

  • Medical Support on Route

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WEEKEND ITINERARY

FRIDAY, 11 APRIL 2025
16:00 - 19:00 Registration
18:00 - 20:00 Dinner
19:00 Race Briefing


SATURDAY, 12 APRIL 2025
6:00 Breakfast

7:00 START OF THE 50KM OXPECKER ULTRA TRAIL RUN
8:00 Start of the 25km Oxpecker Trail Run
12:00 - 16:00 Lunch
17:00 Champagne & Cake
19:00 Dinner & FUN Prize Giving

SUNDAY, 13 APRIL 2025
7:00 - 9:00 Breakfast

Itinerary

The Route

​Leaving Kingfisher camp with an early start allows  us to enjoy the early morning sounds of Africa  as we follow well worn tracks along the banks of the Tugela River . The sun should rise as we begin our first climb up Lantana pass running through acacia trees, tall Aloes, giraffe and herds of antelope.

The nice wide well worn paths allow us to take in all the views as we follow sections of The Berg and Bush like Grand Canyon and Cabbage Tree climb.  As we wind our way around the base of Spioenkop Mountain we are eventually forced to attack the summit.  

The 1.5 km climb is legendary and well worth it as the views over the Drakensberg mountains and Tugela River far below are breathtaking.  You will be rewarded as you continue your journey meandering down the 13 km track back to Emseni Camp via Long Drop pass and Bell Run.

Compulsory Ultra Trail Run Kit

  • Charged Phone

  • Waterproof Jacket

  • Whistle

  • Survival Blanket (Space Blanket)

  • Base Layer

  • Buff

  • 1,5 Litres Hydration

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Compulsory Kit
Route
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Supporter Packages

  • Includes Meals and shared tented Accommodation

Supporters

Can't make the event?

Transfer your ticket to a friend (Opens in Feb)

Resell your ticket (Opens in Feb)

Get a refund:

90% until 31 December 2024

50% until the end of February 2024

No refunds after this date.

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