The iMfolozi Challenge was started by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife as a way of exposing the general public to the reserve and all its beauty – including the Big 5! This event is more than just a gruelling mountain bike ride and brings a group of passionate people together to assist in the conservation of South Africa’s incredible heritage. The funds from this event go directly towards conservation projects taking place in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park as well as towards management support to ensure the Park is suited to house threatened species. The ride focuses on the endangered African Wild Dog, a species which is in dire need of conservation assistance, with only 412 individuals remaining in South Africa.
Over the past 10 years this event has raised over R 2 000 000 for conservation and allowed thousands of riders to experience the spectacular natural and spiritual beauty of the Imfolozi Wilderness area.