The WILDSERIES 3 Cranes Challenge Trail base camp is at Bushwillow Caravan Park in the heart of the Karkloof in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands region. This 3-day ultra-trail stage event is a unique fundraising event which takes runners through indigenous forests and endless elevated views, Shawswood, the majestic Grey Mares Tail waterfall, Willies Magical Garden, Mbona Nature Reserve, Benvie Gardens, Karkloof Canopy Tour ziplines and Ancient Yellow Wood trees on UCL property. There is no better way to test your endurance while running for the conservation of the Cranes (Blue, Wattled and Crowned Cranes).
The route will not be marked, and it is essential that you can self-navigate around the course. At critical junctions and/or dangerous places markings will be applied. Due to the self-navigational nature of the course race briefings are very important and is compulsory for all participants. The course for the next day will be discussed in detail at the race brief. A navigation device is essential otherwise you can use a smartphone with maps.windy or Gaia maps loaded.