COVID-19 Update

Drakensberg Northern Trail 2020 Postponed

Dear Trail Runners, Hikers and  Walkers,

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Drakensberg Northern Trail 2020 will be postponed. The decision to delay the race was taken from us during President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address last night in which he declared a national state of disaster due to the Covid-19 pandemic. One of the many measures imposed to curb the infection rate of the coronavirus is a ban on all gatherings of 100 people or more. 

Although this is a massive blow for all of us, we believe that our Government has made the right decision in trying to address this global crisis. We support the measures Government has elected to impose to slow the spread of the Covid-19. 

At this stage, we don’t have a proposed date for the 2020 edition of Drakensberg Northern Trail and ask for your patience and understanding. We will be monitoring the situation closely and endeavour to keep you updated as soon as Government lifts the restrictions due to the national state of disaster. 

We encourage all participants to remain calm and healthy. We appreciate that many participants are still travelling to the area this weekend, and we hope that you can still have a great weekend in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains. Unfortunately, the Drakensberg Northern Trail route runs across private land and is not accessible to participants outside the race. There are many other options to run and have fun in the area this weekend. From Drakensberg Canopy Tours to Drakensberg Adventures to the spectacular Royal Natal National Park, the ‘Berg is made for memories – and no virus can ever take that away! 

We have to adjust in these unique times, and we look to better times ahead. We are staying positive and will be looking at ways to provide exceptional experiences for you in the outdoors. 

See you on the trail,
The KZNTR Team

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