Wild Rivers Trail Run 2019

Wild Rivers Trail Run,  31 August 2019, Hoedspruit

Set in the exclusive Wild Rivers Private Nature Reserve, you will get a chance to run on the banks of two of the most iconic rivers in the Hoedspruit and Greater Kruger Area. Set on the confluence of the beautiful Blyde and Mighty Olifants Rivers, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity that does not present itself that often.  Both rivers are teaming with hippo’s and crocs, so run those sections fast!

Start: 40-45km @ 6am, 20-25km @ 6:30am,  10-15km @ 7:00am,  5-6km @ 7:30am.

Early Bird prices are available until midday Midnight 29 April 2019, don’t miss out on this awesome offer.

Race Garments are available with entries at a discount up until Midnight Sunday 4 August 2019. A limited stock will be available for purchase at the event.

Online-entries close at Midnight on 28 August 2019. Late entries may be available if there are any spots left, but a R40.00 surcharge applies (U18s exempt).

Number collection & late entries from 5am – 7:30am on race morning. Please arrive with plenty of time to process your registration!

Route Details 

Route details will be published closer to the time on our Facebook page please follow us to keep up to date

Walkers are welcome on the 5km and 12km courses. Kids under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.

Compulsory Gear

Compulsory gear will be for the Long and Marathon distance only. Depending on the weather forecast items may be removed from this list by the race director at Race Briefing.

  • 2.0L Hydration Capacity (Pack)
  • Some basic nutrition
  • Space Blanket
  • Charged Phone
  • Rain Jacket
  • Headlamp




A KidZone will be available for children 2yrs+, so parents can get out on the trails! Experienced childminders and stimulating, fun games will be available R30-00 per child. (What’s a KidZone?)

Standard day visitor fee will be applicable for spectators


We will arrange accommodation upon request, so if you are intersted in a special package please contact us on info@lowveldtrailrunning.co.za

There is plenty accommodation in and around Hoedspruit, but have a look at some of the options on our website https://wildriverstrail.co.za/programme/




  • Wild Rivers Trail Run
    August 31, 2019
    6:00 am - 2:00 pm


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Wild Rivers Private Nature Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa


Wild Rivers Private Nature Reserve

When entering Wild Rivers Nature Reserve, expect to be immersed in the vista of endless woodland and the majestic Drakensberg mountains that change colour as the day walks on. Meandering ever deeper into the Reserve, the secret rhythm of nature will envelope you and bring quiet to your soul. At the very end of the journey you will find the rivers that run free and wild. This is life as it is supposed to be…

Situated in the Greater Kruger Park Region, this scenic and pristine slice of exclusive African wilderness provides sanctuary to property owners that seek an authentic and secluded lifestyle experience in nature. Thirty two one-hectare stands are situated along 6 kilometer of river front with lush riparian forest that provides for a rich array of fauna and flora. Each of the 32 stands on Wild Rivers has unique river frontage views and building sites that are carefully located to ensure maximum privacy with generous distance from each other. The vast 2,600-hectare reserve bordered by both the Blyde and Olifants Rivers boasts a diverse landscape with rocky outcrops and savanna where plains game roam freely. Although elusive leopard wander in the shade of ancient trees and river banks are frequented by hippo and crocodiles, there are no “big five” animals on the Reserve, allowing residents to explore on foot. A network of gravel roads adds to the ambience of bush living where a trip to town becomes a safari.

Wild Rivers Private Nature Reserve is accessed from the R40 (Phalaborwa) road and an ideal gateway to a number of tourist destinations. The Reserve has magnificent views of the Northern Drakensberg that forms the Blyde River Canyon – the third largest canyon in the world. Surrounded by a choice of private game reserves as well as easy drives to two entrance gates of the internationally renowned Kruger National Park, Wild Rivers provides an ideal base for exploring the Lowveld. A mere ten kilometers from the Wild Rivers entrance gate, the vibrant little town of Hoedspruit offers a variety of shops, schools, restaurants, services and the Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport.