One of our favourite events each year is the Addo Elephant Trail Run. The 2019 ultra distance trail running event takes place on Saturday 16 March in our neighbouring vast and beautiful Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Contact us if you need accommodation for the 2019 Addo Elephant Trail Run.

About 2019 Addo Elephant Trail Run

The Addo Elephant Trail Run was founded in 2005, making it South Africa’s oldest 100-mile ultra trail race. The 2019 event is the first triple ultra distance trail run in South Africa, with a choice of 100 mile, 76km or 44km distances.

In 2016 the 100-mile run was changed to a new challenging route that takes runners from one end of the Addo Elephant National Park to the other, and then back again! The 76km and 44km race takes place on sections of the 100-mile course.

The experience allows participants to run free through the African wilderness with the thrill of the wild around you – animals, sights and sounds. The trails also go through some of the more remote parts of the Addo Elephant National Park, including the Zuurberg mountains and Addo valleys.

The Addo Elephant National Park is home to the Big 5, including elephant, lion and leopard. For safety reasons runners are kept away from the parts of the park where the Big 5, and other potentially dangerous wildlife, roam. Runners can see animals including kudu, impala, jackal and many other wonderful creatures and birds. Run free and wild!

2019 Addo Elephant Trail Run Accommodation

The start of the 100-mile race is at the Addo Elephant Park Main Camp but the 76km and 44km races begin at the Kabouga entrance to the park. Both entrances are a 15 minute drive from Kudu Ridge Game Lodge.

Our Addo accommodation offers runners bed and breakfast in en-suite safari tents (sleeping up to four people) and chalets (sleeping two people). Dinners are available on-site and must be booked in advance. They are served around our boma fire where guests can relax and listen to experiences of other runners and guests.

2019 Addo Elephant Trail Run Transfers

For runners needing a shuttle service to and from the race we offer transfers in our seven seater air-conditioned Toyota Fortuner. Please book transfers with us in advance. We are happy to hold any items that you will need in the bus.

Check accommodation availability and book online (link) or contact Alison via email on

Good luck to all runners! #Addo2019 #AfricasWildestUltra