The Big Five Marathon and Half-Marathon provides the opportunity to run among the wildlife in their natural habitat in the northeastern corner of South Africa. The course is in the Entabeni Game Reserve, which is a 220KM private reserve situated in the Limpopo Province between Johannesburg and the Kruger National Park.
The package tour includes game drives in four-wheel jeeps through the Reserve. You will have the opportunity to view the “Big Five” (African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros) as well as numerous other species such as giraffe, hippopotamus and the many splendid species of antelope, not to mention the abundance of bird life. Your safari lodges will offer spectacular views to the mighty Entabeni-monolith.
Even though I was just a spectator, and not a runner, I was so glad we spectators were integrated into the week of the Big Five and made to feel we belonged.
This was one of the best trips of our life!
It is still very hard to explain and/or describe the euphoria feeling we had during this trip. The flawless trip combined with the closeness to the nature is very hard to describe and share with friends. It`s a once in a life time experience !