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The Limpopo running safari takes place in 3 different Game Reserves in Limpopo, South Africa. You will run in Mapungubwe Game Reserve, Entabeni Game Reserve and Leshiba Wilderness. 2 of the Game Reserves are Big 5 Reserves. You will be supported by a game viewing vehicle and rangers of the Game Reserves to keep you safe. These 3 venues each offer something unique to the runner. Mapungubwe, a big 5 Game Reserve and part of the Transfrontier Park is on the borders of South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. You will be running on the South African border and overlook Botswana and Zimbabwe and the mighty Limpopo river. Entabeni is a Big 5 Game Reserve in the Waterberge and you will run on the escarpment of the Waterberge overlooking the valley beneath you. Leshiba lies in a hidden valley on top of the Soutpansberg mountains in the Limpopo Province. The reserve has one of the country’s most unique environments with a high biodiversity of flora and fauna.

Info and Cost

Boutique Safari trail running

Run on 3 Game Reserves in the beautiful Limpopo province, South Africa – maximum 10 Trail Runners

The Limpopo running safari takes place in 3 different Game Reserves in Limpopo, South Africa. You will run in Mapungubwe Game Reserve, Entabeni Game Reserve and Leshiba Wilderness. 2 of the Game Reserves are Big 5 Reserves. You will run 1 day in Mapungubwe and Entabeni Game Reserve, and 2 days in Leshiba,  a total of 4 days running in the 6 days.

Date:

Venues: Mapungubwe Game Reserves, Entabeni Game Reserve, Leshiba Mountain Retreat

Costs for the 6 days, 6 nights pp, all accommodation are en-suite: Limit to 10 people
R17 950 pp (Single supplement of R5000)

Please Note: There are a few spots open above the 10 people at Entabeni and Leshiba, NOT Mapungubwe, please contact me, Sonja on sonja@trisport.co.za if you want to do just 1 or 2 of the Reserves. Cost per Reserve including the running and meals are: R6500 pp

Distances:
Day 1: 25 km (Mapungubwe)
Day 2: 17 km (Leshiba)
Day 3: 12km (Leshiba)
Day 4: 25 km (Entabeni)

Included:
– 6 nights Accommodation
– 4 days running
– A water table on route
– Marking of some routes
– Cleaning of routes
– Game Drives
– All meals from Dinner day 1 to Breakfast the last day
– Linen and towels for each day
– Generosity and great atmosphere
– All bookings and arrangements made by Trisport

Excluded:
– Flights
– Transport between the game reserves.
– Meals before arriving
– Massages
– Tips
– Drinks
– Any other activities on the Game Reserve
– Transfer from OR Tambo or Pretoria

Registration:
Limit to10 people

Compulsory Equipment (for your own safety):
As a precaution, we would like you to carry the following compulsory equipment with you during the race. It is for your own personal safety. Please adhere to the following:

  • Cell phone
  • zip lock bag to keep phone dry
  • Space blanket
  • Backpack
  • Long Thermal base layer (pants and top)
  • Whistle
  • Hat
  • Emergency food
  • Headlamp
  • Water bottles
  • Sunscreen (factor 50)
  • Outer shell jacket (waterproof)
  • Small First aid kit

For all information contact Sonja : sonja@trisport.co.za

Enter/Register


Entries open 1 Sept 2020

Cancellation Policy
No refunds will be made due to Covid 19. If we have to cancel/postpone the event due to any unforeseen circumstances including Covid 19 we will transfer your entry fees to the new date

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE COVER ANY INJURIES, ILLNESS OR CANCELLATIONS FOR ANY REASONS SUCH AS AN PANDEMIC, TERRORISM, FORCE MAJEUR.

Transfers

Athletes cancelling may transfer their entry to another person, but that person will have to accept that changes to sizes etc. of clothing in the goody bag may not be able to be made if they are not available – when goody bags are applicable.
20% of Entry fee will be charged for any transfers for admin costs.
Entries may unfortunately not be transferred to 2021.

Route

Mapungubwe: 25km – Run in the Transfrontier Game Reserve Mapungubwe along the Limpopo river, overlooking the Zimbabwe and Botswana borders.
Entabeni: 25km – Run on the escarpment of the Waterberge in Entabeni with an abundance of Game, and overlooking the valley beneath.
Leshiba: 17 km and 12km – Run amongst the Game on the plateau on the Soutpansberge of Leshiba on their beautiful hiking trails overlooking the valley and vulture colonies.

Accommodation

Accommodation is included in your rate with bedding and towels.

Your accommodation are  as follows:

A Lodge at Mapungubwe
Rondavels at Leshiba
Luxry Safari Tents on deck at Entabeni

The units above sleeps 2 people, double or 2 single beds and are all en-suite. If you want to stay single, a supplement of R5000 will apply. You are responsible for your own sharing friend.

Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: Please arrange your own transport to the start point at Mapungubwe Game Reserve, close to Alldays, northern Limpopo, about 5 hours from Johannesburg

Saturday:

12H00: Arrive at the Reception, Main Gate, Mapungubwe
13H00 Game drive through Mapungubwe on the way to our Lodge
16H00 Check in at our Lodge
18H00 Dinner

Sunday:

06H30: Breakfast
07H30 Drive to the start of our run
08H00 Start with run
11H00 Finish with run
12H00 Game drive and picnic along the way with some drinks overlooking a water hole
17H00 Back at Lodge, relax
18H00 Dinner

Monday

06H30 Breakfast
08H30 Leave for Leshiba Game Reserve
10H30 Arrive at Leshiba, leave our vehicles and be transported to the Game Reserve by a Game Viewing vehicle
11H00: Check into our Rondavels
12H00 Lunch
13H00 Relax, get a massage etc
16H30 Game drive and drinks
19H00 Dinner

Tuesday:

06H00 Coffee, rusks, fruit etc
07H00 Run 11 km
11H00 Brunch
13H00 Massages etc
16H30 Game drive and drinks
19H00 Dinner

Wednesday:

06H00 Coffee, rusks, fruit etc
07H00 Run 12 km
11H00 Brunch
12H00 Leave for Entabeni
14H00 Arrive at Entabeni
16H00 Game drive
19H00 Dinner

Thursday:

06H30 Breakfast
07H30 Transport to start of run with game viewing vehicles
08H30 Start run 25km
12H00 Finish run
13H00 Picnic Lunch and Game Drive
19H00 Dinner

Friday:

08H00 Breakfast
11H00 Leave Entabeni and end of the Running Safari


PS: Please do not book your flight back to your home town before 16H00 

Contact:
Sonja@trisport.co.za
082 5797595

 

Details

Start:
October 9, 2021 @ 8:00 am
End:
October 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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Website:
https://trisport.co.za/trievent/limpopo-boutique-trail-run/

Venue

Limpopo
South Africa

Organizer

TriSport
Phone:
0825797595
Email:
sonja@trisport.co.za
Website:
trisport.co.za

Contact Info

 

Phone:    +27 (0) 82 579 7595
Email:     sonja@trisport.co.za
Postal Address:
Po Box 1232
Greatbrak River
6525

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