Save the date, 26 - 28 July

Rhino Run 2024

26-28 July

Join us for an extraordinary experience at Rhino Run.

You can look forward to an adventurous trail run organised by the Zululand Conservation Trust and hosted in the magnificent Manyoni Private Game Reserve, home to the iconic Big 5.

Building on the success of the inaugural event, we are excited to present Rhino Run round two.

It promises unforgettable moments, adventure, and an opportunity to make a significant impact on conservation efforts.

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable event.

Ticket Sales will go live 19 April 2024.

Here’s what you can look forward to:

An Unparalleled Location: Manyoni Private Game Reserve offers a breath-taking backdrop for the Rhino Run. This pristine wilderness is renowned for its abundant wildlife, picturesque landscapes, and the awe-inspiring presence of the Big 5. Prepare to immerse yourself in nature’s wonderland as you navigate the trails.

Adventure Awaits: Lace up your running shoes and get ready for an exhilarating adventure. The Rhino Run offers multiple trail options catering to runners of all skill levels. Whether you’re a seasoned trail runner or a novice looking for a new challenge, there’s a distance that’s perfect for you. Choose from our carefully curated routes that showcase the reserve’s diverse ecosystems and offer glimpses of wildlife along the way.

Conservation at Its Core: By participating in the Rhino Run, you directly contribute to the vital conservation initiatives led by the Zululand Conservation Trust. Your involvement in this event helps us support anti-poaching efforts, community education and habitat preservation programs. Together, we will make a difference and ensure a brighter future for these magnificent creatures and communities.

The Vibe of a Lifetime: It isn’t just about the run; it’s a holistic experience designed to create memories that last a lifetime. From the pre-race buzz to the post-race party, you’ll be part of a passionate community of like-minded individuals who share your love for wildlife and conservation. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, forge new connections, and revel in the satisfaction of knowing you’ve contributed to something meaningful.

Join us for the Rhino Run and embark on an adventure like no other. Mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and get ready to run for conservation.

Register now and secure your spot for the Rhino Run – an event that combines passion, adventure, and conservation in an unrivalled setting. Lace up, run wild, and make a difference!

The Run

Day 1 consists of a Full route – 21 Km or Half route – 10 km trail run.

Day 2 consists of a Full route – 15km or a Half route – 7km trail run.

With a variety of terrain ranging from Grassland to Riverbed, this adventurous trail run through Big Five reserve is sure to keep you on your toes. There will be water and goodie tables on-route to keep you fuelled during your run.

The Campground

If you have elected to camp, you have the option of bringing your own camping gear or hiring a Dome tent and stretcher from us. Please keep in mind that the race village is specifically set up for the Rhino Run. There are hot showers and toilet facilities within the campgrounds.

We will provide charging stations for cell phones, however please note there are no plug points available within the campsite.

We aim to limit disturbance to the wildlife during the event and therefore please note that no music will be permitted within the camp ground.


Please book your accommodation for the event through the lodges directly.

Manyoni Private Game Reserve has several luxury accommodation lodges available to host Rhino Runners this year.

Mavela Game Lodge

Mavela Game Lodge : If you are looking for an authentic, luxury camping safari experience, Mavela Game Lodge offers a unique all-inclusive rate. Sleeps 14

Rhino Sands

Rhino Sands Safari Camp : Rhino Sands is an exclusive luxury tented camp set in riverine forest. This ecofriendly camp is decorated in classic safari style and provides guests with an exceptional level of service and hospitality. Sleeps 8.

Rhino River Lodge

Rhino River Lodge : Family friendly, Big 5 safari lodge situated on the banks of the Msunduze River in the south of the reserve, offering an intimate and comfortable safari experience, with excellent game viewing and luxury accommodation. Sleeps 20.

Leopard Mountain Lodge

This multi-award-winning, 5 Star, Family-Run Safari Lodge offers spectacular views, luxurious suites with private plunge pools and an Africology Spa. Sleeps 18.

African Spirit Game Lodge

Calling all photo enthusiasts and bush lovers, African Spirit Game Lodge will accommodate you in luxurious African style.

Sleeps 18.

Sensiri Plains Safari Lodge

Escape ordinary life and let Africa capture your heart. Enjoy our exclusive use lodge and share an intimate experience with a group of friends or family at our self-catering lodge. Sleeps 10.

Zebra Hills Safari Lodge

Our lodge is available for hire on a self-catering basis and boasts facilities include air-conditioning, bomas, floodlit waterhole, swimming pool, jungle gym and friendly staff for game drives and cooking. Sleeps 23..

Buffalo Hill Safari Lodge

Our luxury double-storey African home in the bush is made up of 5 open-plan double or twin rooms to suit your needs. Dining area with coffee station, lounging area to relax in the cool evening, 2 bomas to absorb the warmth of a fire under a blanket of stars. Sleeps 10.

Your ticket price includes catering, conservation levies and a goodie bag. A cash bar and various merchandise will be available, and you can pay by card or cash. Please note that there are no ATM facilities.

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