Trail Running along the KZN South Coast

The South Coast has many beautiful destinations that draw travellers in every year, and the trail running locations are one of those things! Trail running is an adventurous activity that lets travellers break a sweat while admiring the stunning KZN nature around them, it is a definite activity to check off the bucket list.

There are many fantastic spots for trail running, one of the most popular are the Rocky Bay Resorts Trails. These trails are situated in Scottburgh and are open from sunrise, there are varying distances of trails to choose from, 4km, 6km, 8km and a 10km running trail. All the trails are safe and have signs and markings as to not get lost, trail running is a great start to your morning! There is a restaurant on-site and welcomes runners for a tasty meal and refreshing beverage after a long run. There are ablution facilities and a pool! Perfect for cooling off! The entrance fees for the trails are incredibly affordable too, making this activity a great one if travellers are on a budget.

The Umzumbe River Trails are another location travellers can visit for trail running. This trail experience is unlike any other, travellers are met by trained local guides for a cultural Zulu experience! Travellers can interact with 8 Zulu clans along the trails and learn their way of life and important traditions. The trails have stunning views of the landscape and provide a wonderful escape from reality. There are many more activities to be experienced along these trails, bring your cameras with you, there will be plenty of photographs to take! Oh, and of course, do not forget your running shoes. What better way to learn about the Zulu culture and on foot and running? This experience is perfect for travellers with curious minds and a willingness to put themselves out of their comfort zone!

The Ingeli Forest Trails are a hidden gem, situated near Kokstad along the South Coast, lies the lush Ingeli Forest. The forest has a variety of trails, its running trails are between 1.8km and 30km and are suited for experienced and non-experience runners alike. The trails form part of the ANEW Resort situated in the forest and guests are welcome to make use of the trails anytime they like. If travellers are guests at the resort, after a fun run, they can make their way to the resort’s restaurant and fill their stomachs while quenching their thirst. While running, travellers can expect to see birdlife and marvel at the different types of trees in the area, native to the KZN South Coast, it is a wonderful adventure!

Whether you are visiting the South Coast for a beach holiday or an indigenous inland experience, incorporate some of these exciting running trails in your holiday, you will be glad you did! There is nothing like waking up at sunrise and witnessing the beauty of nature around you while enjoying a run, and the South Coast has got you covered!

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