South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced that the Zuurberg walking trails, the Mvubu campsite, the Kabouga cottage, the Narina bush camp as well as the 4x4 trail in Addo Elephant National Park will be closed between 15 - 17 March 2019 to accommodate the Addo Elephant Trail Run. Guests and overnight visitors to Addo Elephant National Park are also advised that traffic into and out of the main game viewing area will be rerouted for a period on 15 March 2019 due to the start of the trail running event.
The Addo Elephant Trail Run was the first triple ultra distance trail running event in South Africa, offering a choice of 100 Mile, 76km or 44km distance ultra-trail runs. The courses take runners through some of the most remote wilderness in the Addo Elephant National Park, through areas they would not be able to access any other way. Originally founded in 2005, the Addo Elephant Trail Run is South Africa's oldest 100 Mile ultra trail race.