The Nambiti Challenge

Go Wild!

The newest addition to the WILDSERIES events, this 2-day trail run takes you through the wilderness of the Nambiti Private Game reserve. This is for all the trail enthusiasts who are keen on experiencing a wild run in a Big 5 reserve. This event will be raising funds for the anti-poaching unit that work tirelessly to protect our beloved heritage and wildlife.

We have a limit of 250 runners for this inaugural event and runners will have to run and in pairs. You can either enter as a team or enter individually and you will be paired with another individual runner. . The event will be a 2-day run comprising of a 22km run on Saturday ending with a 16km run on Sunday, covering a total of 38km. This event is designed for families, friends, and colleagues who like to explore adventure and camaraderie together for a good cause.

The main race village will be on the Elandsvlei Farm bordering the reserve, where we have limited space to cater for only 100 runners. We encourage runners that don’t make the first “100” to book into one of the 9 beautiful lodges within Nambiti.

This challenge is a guaranteed adventure with loads of surprises hiding away in the wilderness.

The Nambiti Challenge, a WILD run you will never forget!


First 100 entries will go into a lucky draw and stand a chance to be 1 of 4 pairs to win a private game drive at the Nambiti Private Game Reserve.

If you live in an around Nambiti, you qualify for a discount on entry fees as part of our “locals” package.

Entry Fees

  • Race Village: R5 500 per team
  • R2 750 Individual entry
  • Non-Race Village: R4 700 per team
  • R2 350 Individual entry

Local Entry Fees – Nambiti/Ladysmith Radius

  • Race village: R4 675 per team
  • R2 337.50 Individual entry
  • Non-race village: R3 995 per team
  • R1 997.50 Individual entry

We will have a locals’ fun prize category at the event to showcase the Kings and Queens of your local running community!

If you qualify as a local, please email with the subject line “Local entry Nambiti Challenge”


  • Friday

    15:00 Registration – Elandsvlei Race Village
    19:00 Dinner and race briefing

  • Saturday

    06:30 Breakfast
    08:30 Start
    11:30 Lunch

    16:30 17:30 Nambiti sundowners
    18:00 Dinner
    18:30 Race Briefing
    19:00 Live entertainment

  • Sunday

    06:00 Light Breakfast
    07:00 Start
    10:30 Champagne breakfast and prize giving


  • Friday & Saturday Breakfast
  • Friday & Saturday Lunch
  • Friday Dinner
  • Saturday Dinner
  • Sunday Champagne Breakfast

Your Routes in Detail

Day 1

The Nambiti Challenge Full Package Includes:
Race Village 50 Teams
  • Conservation contribution
  • Garment
  • Canvas tent and mattress (bring your own bedding)
  • Meals
  • Finishers Medal
  • Refreshment stations
  • Full medical support
Non-race villagers Package Includes:
  • Conservation contribution
  • Garment
  • Champagne breakfast
  • Finishers Medal
  • Refreshment stations
  • Full medical support

Available Luxury Lodges

– Umzolozolo Lodge
– Nambiti Plains Lodge
– Lions Valley Lodge
– Cheetah Ridge Lodge
– Elephant Rock Lodge
– Ndaka Safari Lodge


This event raises funds for the anti-poaching unit that work tirelessly to protect our beloved heritage and wildlife at the Nambiti Private Game Reserve .

Through your participation,
you enable us to do more for nature conservation

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