29 June 2018

The NFB Great Zuurberg Trail Run: 2019 entries open

Submitted by Kimberley Clare
The NFB Great Zuurberg Trail Run: 2019 entries open

Taking place May 31stto June 2nd2019, there are three options for teams entering the boutique trail run, both include access to exclusive trails that traverses the Addo/Zuurberg region, three stages and three nights accommodation, three delicious meals a day (excluding the bronze package, see below), race apparel, on course nutrition and all park and conservation fees. 

The platinum packagecosts R14,000 for a team of two staying in luxury hotel accommodation at the Zuurberg Mountain Village. The gold package costs R10,000 per team for accommodation at the race village in luxury tents and for those with their own accommodation the bronze package is R7,000 per team and includes three lunches.  

“The second NFB Great Zuurberg Trail Run will be start on May 31st2019 and will see the three-day exclusive trail run build on from last year’s,” remarks Siska ver der Bijl, Managing Director of Hayterdale Trails  and race director for the NFB Great Zuurberg Trail Run.  

About the race

A boutique event, the Great Zuurberg Trail Run takes participants through South Africa’s most majestic trails. The route includes exclusive tracks in the untamed wild of Addo, traverses the Zuurberg mountains, and crosses remote sections of SANParks’Addo Elephant National Park. Limited to 70 teams of two, the exclusive three-day trail run bases itself at the Zuurberg Mountain Villagewhere participants benefit from luxury hotel or tented accommodation, and fine dining at the race village. 

Van der Bijl remarks about the race saying, “The NFB Great Zuurberg Trail Run is the sister event to the PWC Great Zuurberg Trek (a three day mountain bike stage race), and embraces trail running’s pioneering and adventurous spirit. “Our passion for the region drives us.

Runners pass a cycad, estimated to be around a 1,000 years old, run through a beautiful alley of yellowwood trees, and navigate some technical trails. The route is diverse. And our races are unique. We believe our differentiators are our prestigious trails, high-end partners and discerning athletes. Plus our unashamedly luxurious twist.”