Mountain biking, hiking, trail running, kayaking, birding, snorkeling and exploring the incredible World Heritage Site of iSimangaliso, near Saint Lucia, Hluhluwe, Sodwana, Kosi Bay and umKhuze, in the Elephant Coast region of KwaZulu-Natal, KZN, South Africa, RSA

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Entry Process

All entries will be processed through the online portal above.

 Should you choose one of the team options, then all the entrants details (2 or 3) will be entered onto the same entry form and single reference number will be issued for payment purposes. If the EFT option is selected then the team may split the payment, but all use the same reference number plus their name when completing the transfer.

If you wish to enter as a team but are unsure about your team members you may enter as a solo, the discounted rate will then apply as you add team members. Please contact us directly on should you do this.

Payment Plans

To allow participants to pay for their entries over a period of time we have introduced a payment plan. Payment plans with up to 4 equal installments are available. The first installment needs to be paid on entering (within 5 days), the value of each installment depends on your entry option. Installments need to be made on a monthly basis until the entry is paid in full.

Email for more information and to establish the value and the number of installments you will need to pay.

iSimangaliso Trail Challenge Stage 2 | Image: ©TerenceVrugtman / facebook.comadventurelifesa

Full Package (100 available)

Includes tented accommodation (tent & mattress supplied; bring own bedding) and full catering at the venue – Sugarloaf campsite, St. Lucia


2018 Full Package      
  Entry Fee Conservation Fee Total (incl. VAT)
Short Course Solo R3 870 R1 380 R5 250
Long Course Solo R4 092 R1 458 R5 550
Short Course Team of 2 R7 310 R2 610 R9 920
Long Course Team of 2 R7 810 R2 790 R10 600
Short Course Team of 3 R10 965 R3 915 R14 880
Long Course Team of 3 R11 715 R4 185 R15 900

*Payment plan available in up to 4 installments. Email for information.

Runner Package (100 available)

Excludes accommodation and catering.

2018 Runners Package      
  Entry Fee Conservation Fee Total (incl. VAT)
Short Course Solo R3 020 R1 080 R4 100
Long Course Solo R3 242 R1 158 R4 400
Short Course Team of 2 R5 640 R2 010 R7 650
Long Course Team of 2 R6 160 R2 190 R8 350
Short Course Team of 3 R8 435 R3 015 R11 450
Long Course Team of 3 R9 215 R3 285 R12 500


*Payment plan available in up to 4 installments. Email for information.



Team prizes will be awarded to the first team of 2 and team of 3 across the finish line. Team members to not need to stay together throughout the event, instead their overall times will be added together to determine final team placings.

iSimangaliso Trail Challenge S3 - @TVrugtman


Should you have friends and/or family that would like to come along to the event, they will need to make their own accommodation bookings – full packages are only available to participants. Meals can be booked separately by emailing

Campsites for spectators at Sugarloaf can bee booked through Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Central Reservations – (+27 33) 845-1000.

We are busy putting together a very exciting programme for spectators and family who want to make the most of being in this beautiful corner of South Africa.


Meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch are included in the full package. Vegetarian meals are available – please let us know if you will require this. The runners’ package exclude meals, but these can be booked separately by emailing

Meal Prices:

Breakfast R85 (Children U12: R42.50)

Lunch R120 (Children U12: R60)

Dinner R150 (Children U12: R75)

What’s included in the entry fee?

Entry into iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Marked courses with fully stocked aid stations and support

Guides and Rangers through the Big 5 area (Long Course)

Estuary boat cruise

Advanced life support medical services

Tented accommodation and meals (full package only)

Race garment

Locally crafted medal

Race pack




Game vehicle transfers