Big Five Marathon

19 June 2021 / 26 June 2021


Choose among 6 options for lodging.


Single & Double Rooms

All package prices are per person and are based on two people sharing a room. If you are traveling with a companion and book together, you will automatically be put in the same room. If you book separately but would still like to share with a specific person, simply put the name and/or booking number of your companion in the ‘comments’ section of your booking.

If you are a solo traveler, you will be paired with another traveler of the same gender.

Any participants that wish to have a room for themselves can pay a single supplement fee in order to obtain a single room. 


Ravineside Lodge

Ravineside Lodge is situated on the upper escarpment next to the Entabeni Rock. The lodge is comprised of tranquil thatched wooden lodges on stilts with bird’s eye-views. Each lodge has 3 or 4 luxury en-suite bedrooms with an African ethnic theme.

A private open-plan lounge and bar area extends to the open sundecks. From here, guests can indulge in bird and game watching and experience the beauty of the ravine with the rippling sound of water far down in the valley.

2020 Package Price: 1800 EUR
Single Room Supplement: +400 EUR

Wildside Tented Camp

This is a real African Bush Camp. The tents are big and include a bathroom en-suite. The tents are lifted from the ground on a wooden terrace and furnished with double or twin beds, chairs, a closet, and safari chairs on the terrace. There is electricity around the clock. 

The camp is not fenced and lies at the foot of the mountain range. Staying at the Wildside camp is a real African bush experience: A large pride of lions is often spotted in the surrounding area, and it is not uncommon to find lion tracks outside the tents in the morning. 

2020 Package Price: 1900 EUR
Single Room Supplement: +400 EUR

Albatros Ranger Camp

Albatros Ranger Camp is Albatros Adventure’s newest private camp in the Entabeni Game Reserve and beautifully situated in a remote savannah area with abundant wildlife. The camp was recently renovated with new, elegant tents, modern toilet and shower facilities and comfortable furniture. The camp is tastefully designed to provide modern comforts without compromising on the authentic African safari experience. All in all, a top notch camp.

In the summer of 2014, the camp expanded with 15 double tents that are spacious enough for families or friends sharing. Great emphasis was placed on keeping the landscape intact during the camp expansion.

The area surrounding the camp is closed to the public and vehicles are unable to drive through. This means that the wildlife is at closer proximity and our guests are able to experience the African bush up close.

Daily walking safaris and game drives in open vehicles are arranged by the camp.

Other than 15 well-appointed double tents, the camp also boasts a pool, bar and restaurant.  The Ranger Camp offers a genuine bush experience without compromising on comfort and modern amenities.

There is a one-hour drive to and from the start and finish lines.

2020 Package Price: 1900 EUR
Single Room Supplement: +400 EUR

Lakeside Lodge

Lakeside Lodge is situated on the banks of Entabeni Lake on the upper escarpment. The location is only a few metres away from the start and finish line of the marathon and half marathon. 

All rooms are elegantly furnished and are linked with thatched walkways to the reception, restaurant, conference rooms and boma areas.

2020 Package Price: 1950 EUR
Single Room Supplement: +450 EUR

Legend Safari Resort

The resort is located just outside the Entabeni Safari Conservancy, but it has easy access to the game park as the resort borders the Lower Escarpment Gate. Glass sliding doors lead onto a secluded outdoor patio where you can enjoy a good book or your morning coffee. The beautifully-designed bedrooms include a small seating area and luxurious en-suite bathroom with a spacious shower and separate bath. Wake up to the sight of impalas and zebras strolling by your window and go for leisurely shake-out runs on the lush grounds belonging to the resort.

The drive from the resort to Lakeside Lodge (start and finish of the race and route inspection) is approximately 75min going through the game park. All transportation takes place in open safari jeeps, so participants at the resort will get a minor game drive going to and from Lakeside Lodge in addition to the game drives already planned in the itinerary. 

2020 Package Price: 2100 EUR
Single Room Supplement: +600 EUR

Hanglip Mountain Lodge

Hanglip Mountain Lodge is a 5-star lodge located on the lower escarpment of Entabeni Game Reserve. This alluring, luxurious lodge evokes the romantic Africa of novels. 

All luxury suites, furnished in African Baroque style, have private sun decks with breathtaking views across the wetlands and vast open plains. Enchanting gardens provide a paradise of foliage and tranquility.

2020 Package Price: 2400 EUR
Single Room Supplement: +700 EUR