Runners will get to see zebra, red hartebeest, black wildebeest during their run at Brahman Hills in the Midlands. Picture: Clinton Moodley.

Travellers to the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands who are itching to get some exercise during their holiday will be pleased to know that Brahman Hills Game Parkrun will take place every Saturday. 

Launching on December 9, travellers and locals can spend the morning amid zebra, red hartebeest, black wildebeest, blesbok, eland and impala.
 
The Brahman Hills Game Parkrun offers a  5km path across rolling hills in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.  Runners will meet at 7:30am on Saturday mornings in the parking lot of The Midlands Kitchen, to start the run at 8am. The parkrun is Brahman Hill’s latest attraction, with the trail leading past its dams and luxurious self-catering cottages then up into the hills.
 
“Having the wildlife here makes it unique because you’re running through a game reserve with wild animals,” says Wayne Chislett, General Manager of Facilities for the Brahman Hills hotel. Runners of a nervous disposition will be pleased to know there are no predators.

The route has been cleared and levelled to make the going easier, with markers put in place to clearly define the way.

“The route is rated as moderate on the parkrun scale and goes along a contoured path around the lodges, taking in the dams and gorgeous scenery.

“It’s mostly on grass with a part on tarred road, and we have put in support beams to create a level path that’s gently contoured and has signage so you can follow it easily,” says Chislett.

The Brahman Hills Game Park Run is the ninth parkrun to operate in the KZN inland region. Chislett says that they expect around 150 to 300 runners.
 
Hotel guests can also enjoy several other walking trails around the reserve, including a more extreme 10km hike through grass, bushveld, riverine and forest. Maps and route markers have been installed. For further information, visit www.parkrun.co.za