Three Cranes Challenge 2016


Every year, the Karkloof hosts a number of sporting events ranging from Mountain Biking (think Karkloof Classic, Karkloof Trailblazer etc.) to trail running and the internationally renowned Midmar Mile.

The most epic trail running event in KZN – if not in South Africa – has to be the Three Cranes Challenge. A three day staged trail running event, it pays tribute to the endangered crane species protected by the Karkloof Conservation Centre. A race event is set up at Bushwillow Park along the Karkloof Road (about 15 minutes from most of our lodges) which is open only to race participants. Family and friends are encouraged to book accommodation in the Karkloof and we have been fortunate to welcome back many families over the years as Rockwood is so well positioned. While the racers gear up for covering about 100kms in 3 days, their family can enjoy a more peaceful break with us! Enjoy leisure pursuits like birding, a hike or two, even a bit of Mountain Biking and round it off with a comfortable night’s rest in luxurious surroundings.

Rockwood Lodges wish all race participants well!

This video perfectly encapsulates what the Three Cranes Challenge is about.