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The Course

The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at 1 Ngweni Road, Hluhluwe. The course is run on a mixture of gravel paths and grass paths. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Dependent on availability, marshals will be at key sections of the course, or signs will be in place.

Please remember that the parkrun uses shared paths. For the continued success of the event, please give way to other park users. This won't hurt your time, it won't stop you from getting a PB and it will make sure everyone continues to enjoy the event.

Please, wherever possible walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.

Course Safety

The Hluhluwe parkrun is a fun, free event organised by volunteers for the benefit of everyone. We wish to make the run as safe as possible, so runners, spectators and helpers are asked to take care about the following:

  • Please be considerate to the park and other park users at all times.
  • Children under the age of eleven must be accompanied (within arm's reach) throughout the run by a parent, guardian or appropriate adult of the parent's choice.
  • Please arrive by foot, by pedal-power or by public transport if you can - your efforts help to reduce our impact on the park and the planet.
  • Please consider volunteering to help occasionally - this event survives only because of your generosity - please visit the volunteer page for more information.
  • Take care near roads and car parks - some vehicles drive very quickly. Please congregate away from the cars and be careful in particular if you have children. If you’re driving to the run, please drive carefully even if you’re late!
  • When running, take care on uneven surfaces - whether on grass or on tarmac. Watch out for cyclists, other runners, pedestrians, children, dogs, wildlife, park animals, vehicles, park maintenance work, falling branches, bollards, posts and other obstacles around the course.
  • Please ensure that you are fit enough to walk, jog, run 5k (3.1 miles) with us.
  • Remember to warm up before the run.
  • If you see a runner with a serious problem, please stop to help them out and get help as soon as possible.
  • If you’re watching, keep clear of runners on the course, and look after any children and dogs you may have with you.
  • Unfortunately dogs are not allowed at this event.
  • Runners pushing buggies are welcome, but please take care of others around you and do your best to start at an appropriate place in the field for your pace.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Hluhluwe parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.

Age Grading

All parkrun events use Age Grading to help parkrunners compare results.

Age Grading takes your time and uses the world record time for your sex and age group to produce a score (a percentage). This score allows you to compare your personal performance against other people's performances even though they might be a different age and a different sex to you - the higher the score the better the performance. The scores can also be compared across different race distances - to allow you to, for example, compare a 5km time against a marathon.

For more information, please see our Support page.

Course Map

Course Description

Starting inside the farm gate, the route follows a well marked trail consisting of cut grass paths and gravel tracks. Course markers will keep you on track as you traverse the Ngweni Farm, passing through diverse terrain including riverine bush, fever tree forests and regenerating pineapple fields. As you crest the first rise you can enjoy beautiful views towards the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game reserve. Don’t be fooled when you spot the timekeepers as you must complete the final link in your dash to the finish. Please keep to your right on the gravel as there may be occasional vehicles.
Parts of the route may be unsuitable for buggies, please contact the event team in advance to discuss.
Dogs are not allowed at this event.


Toilets, showers, children's play area, Ilala Weavers shop and cultural museum and the Sibayeni indigenous plant nursery are all housed within the Ilala Weavers complex.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts just inside the farm gate.

Getting there by public transport


Getting there on foot


Getting there by road

From the N2, take the Hluhluwe off-ramp and travel towards Hluhluwe village. At the 4th traffic circle, turn left. Travel northwards for approximately 3km passing BuildIt on the right, and the road will become gravel (the tar road crosses right over the railway line at this point). Travel along the gravel road for approximately 500m. Ilala Weavers and Fig Tree Cafe are clearly sign-posted on the left hand side.

GPS coordinates 28.006522S : 32.277257E. Ample secure, off road parking within the Ilala Weavers complex, in front of the Fig Tree Cafe.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Ngweni Brewery and Rafikis @ Zulu Croc - please come and join us!