keen conservationists and celebrities
will join forces this
World Rhino Day
for the third edition of the
Rhino Peak Challenge!
Event: Rhino Peak Challenge
Venue: Rhino Peak, Southern Drakensberg
Date: Friday, 22 September 2017
Entry: By invitation only
Contacts: Spurgeon Flemington & Matt Goode -
The 2017 Rhino Peak Challenge sees eleven of South Africa's top trail
runners and some of the country's leading conservationists and adventure
enthusiasts rallying together to summit the iconic Rhino
Peak in the Southern Region of the Maloti Drakensberg World Heritage Site.
As part of World Rhino Day celebrations on Friday 22 September, the small group will look to
raise awareness of the plight of rhinos globally as well as local Rhino
Peak inhabitant and fellow endangered species, the Bearded Vulture.
While participation in the event is limited to 11 elite athletes and 11
influential people whilst corporates
and the general public alike can get involved
in the event by pledging an amount towards an individual competitor's
2016 saw the event raise R290 000 for various projects which include the
Rhino Conservation Project and the Maloti Drakensberg Vulture Project.
The 2017 edition of the event will see former Springbok captain and
rhino activist John Smit taking on the challenge as one of the
Joining Smit in 2017 as part of the influential's will be Hank McGregor
and wife Pippa. McGregor is an eight-time canoe marathon World Champion
and arguably one of South Africa's most successful athletes.
This year's event will also incorporate some of the South African
conservation's elites. The likes of Jacques Flamand, Section Ranger in
Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park Dennis Kelly, experienced rhino tracker and
Community Conservation Manager Zama Ncube as well as, returning for a
second year, Ezemvelo Ecologist in charge of the Maloti Drakensberg Park
World Heritage Site, where she has been monitoring the endangered
Bearded Vulture, Dr. Sonja Krüger.
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the day of the Rhino Peak Challenge.
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